I am beginning a new start here, following (again) in Alex's lead. I think I'll post both here and Myspace for a while, see how I like it (even though Dan says Myspace isn't a "real" blog).
Anyway, I just read this disturbing transcript from Focus on the Family's radio broadcast on the Huffingtonpost, something I read more because I love Arianna than I actually consider it real news:
JIM DALY: He's [Bolton's] a good man. I mean, everything we saw of him in that almost hour we met with him...he's just a solid pro-life gentleman and uh, certainly more meek than what the Democrats portrayed. He's a nice guy.
JAMES DOBSON: But we had an opportunity to talk to him about the possibility of Focus on the Family working with the United Nations. That really did excite me.
DALY: Absolutely. I think what came across in the meeting is that he [Bolton] is pro-life and pro-family and he gave us an invitation to work with him in setting some policy there at the UN that would support the values we believe in.
DOBSON: Now we're finding out why the Democrats didn't want him...
DALY: It had nothing to do...
DOBSON: He's [Bolton's] pro-life, pro-family, pro-morality and sees things the way we do regarding condom distribution and abstinence and other things.
Right right...so it's not enough that these assholes have inroads into the White House, we really want them running our UN policy? And, with our supposed commitment to fighting AIDS in Africa, now we've got the religious nutjobs who brought us "signs of homosexuality in your children" pushing an agenda of no condom distribution? Nice...nice.
Just in case you might think that all Republicans are crazy, here is a quote from the former Ambassador to the UN, a former Senator (R):
"When government becomes the means of carrying out a religious program, it raises obvious questions under the First Amendment. But even in the absence of constitutional issues, a political party should resist identification with a religious movement. While religions are free to advocate for their own sectarian causes, the work of government and those who engage in it is to hold together as one people a very diverse country. At its best, religion can be a uniting influence, but in practice, nothing is more divisive. For politicians to advance the cause of one religious group is often to oppose the cause of another....
As a senator, I worried every day about the size of the federal deficit. I did not spend a single minute worrying about the effect of gays on the institution of marriage. Today it seems to be the other way around."
In other happenings, if you read my post about the Taps vigil the other night, today was yet another sobering day. My friend was his neighbor and today they had to clean out his room...as daunting a task as any. Apparently, his parents were much older than he and his brother was so much older during the funeral, he asked some cadets what his brother was like. His company, the people who have lived with him for the last three years, are putting together a video of pictures and remembrances by cadets to send his parents. The person who hit him was a drunk driver, three previous DWI's who is a lawyer. He was out celebrating the purchase of his new Jaguar...the one he then drove head on into this cadet.