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Random thoughts

A longer than expected hiatus has me starting with a few random thoughts to begin catching up. Why should we be suprised by this? The International Committee of the Red Cross has charged in confidential reports to the United States government that the American military has intentionally used psychological and sometimes physical coercion “tantamount to […]

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Bloggus interruptus

Family matters have kept me from blogging for a few days and will for several more.

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Sounds like we’re being punished

Evangelicals believe God intervened to elect Bush this month. (Via Cursor).

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Getting ready to let go

Still catching up on some of the post-election commentary. Realizing I need to let it go, this may be the last summary of post-election wailing, gnashing of teeth, reaction and bile. I want to note at the outset that with posts like this , this and this, it looks like Orcinus will provide valuable insight […]

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Moral values

I’m still struggling with hypocrisy of the religious right equating “moral values” to litmus tests of being against gay marriage and abortion. A friend today reminded me of certain verses from Chapter 25 of the Gospel according to Matthew. In the language of the New American Bible from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, here […]

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Generalissimo Francisco Arafat

A situation that has potentially significant ramifications for the Middle East is not a joking matter. Still, as my news home page keeps changing from “Arafat is dead” to “No he isn’t” to “Yes he is,” I keep thinking: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

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