Book Reviews, Christ, Congress, Good Friday, health care reform, life in the meadow, Obama, Roman Catholic Church, stupid sayings, teabaggers, The Contrarian
My world is a bit upside down today. The Contrarian has disappeared and been replaced by a strange man who wants to cook my dinner and cook Easter dinner besides. More of a convenient excuse to avoid the church possibly, but hard to turn down in any event. So, I’m at some odds this day, wandering around without “things” to do regarding the main meal of the day.
Sure, I did some wash, and made a carrot cake for tomorrow (the Contrarian has his limits you know). He is making some deviled eggs, and well, perhaps a good deal of the rest is secret at this point. I’m essentially banned from my own kitchen.
I’ve been reading blogs and otherwise just thinking. I ran across this and thought it was quite neat. It purports to be the most twittered tweet of the week:
Obama’s not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare.
You’re thinking of Jesus.
It made me smile.
I’m hot on the trail of a new book to review. Haven’t done any in a while. Delivery was tough given our winter woes, but that is past and it’s time to get back into serious stuff. MacCulloch has written a huge tome on Christianity. He’s the author of the Reformation, another tome I”m presently reading. But I must say, I’m learning a heck of a lot, so I’m ready to give his 1,000+ pager a try.
Going to Good Friday services is always a bit of a gamble with me. Never know how I’m going to feel about it. I usually feel some sadness, some horror at my paltry efforts in the face of so great a sacrifice, and not a little shake of confusion. I can’t explain it well, but I always feel a bit lost.
The Episcopal Cafe has an amazing letter by Rev. Marie Fortune, which outlines what she would tell Pope Benedict about the scandal should he be interested. Follow the link and read, for it’s well worth it.
One thing I believe in totally, is blaming the media for a witch hunt is exactly the wrong approach. You’d think they would get that.
If you don’t already, catch Dr. James McGrath’s blog, Exploring our Matrix. He scored second in the blog popularity wars. It’s a great blog, and I get lots of good food for thought from it. He also is busy on Facebook where I usually catch up with his posts.
The Wild Reed, has a lovely excerpt from Andrew Harvey’s book, Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ.
Frankly, I could recommend a lot of poetry, but it’s impossible to choose among so many entries. The times do inspire great thoughts no doubt, and I’m in awe as always at how talented so many of my blogging friends are. Do stop by Tim’s Straight-Friendly today as well. His reflections are so beautiful that I’m urging him to collect them for publication. What a lovely inspirational book they would make.
Hate to do this to a Democrat but hey, stupid is stupid. Georgia enters the fray as a new contestant in the weekly show–My Congressman is Stupider than Yours! I have a sneakin’ suspicion they could well win out this week with this one.
It seems that Hank Johnson (D-Ga) weighed in on a discussion of adding more folks to the island of Guam as the Pacific fleet is increasing its presence. It seems that this worries the congressman who is afraid that the the addition of 8000 more people might be one or two too many and cause the island to capsize and drown all the inhabitants.
Yep, that’s right. Don’t know what else to say about it, but I’m swearing off Georgia grown peaches this year just in case. I suggest detours around the state also. And before you think it was an April Fools shenanigan–there is a UTube link to prove it.
And, well, you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t hope for a little of this:
It never takes long to find another chuckle in the teabagger repertoire does it? Seems our mayor has a bit of brushing up to do on his English spelling? Perhaps Chester is the village idiot?
Guam capsizing? They’re all bona fide idiots these days, ain’t they? I like Adm. Willard’s response, “We don’t anticipate that.” I wonder how hard the admiral had to bite his tongue to keep from adding “you f*cking retard!”
Speaking of f*cking retards, I guess the inability to correctly spell the language they so vehemently insist on defending is requisite numero uno for the Teabaggers:
Sure, it’s hilarious, but when did this country get so flipping uniformly dumb?!?
Hope you get more than deviled eggs for Easter dinner. Of course, certain reactionaries might object to your eating anything with the word “devil” in it…
Blisterina, there are times that I am quite sure I live in some alternative universe, and this is definitely not my home planet. I am shocked that we all don’t tip over our continents just due to extreme stupidity.
The Princess Blogger said:
Ok, I clicked on the link to read about Georgia’s Congressman. I still couldn’t believe it. So, I clicked the link there to watch it on YouTube. Holy moly, he really did say it! He was worried that Guam would tip over and capsize!
Deviled eggs sounds really good about now!
It’s nice to know that one adage is actually correct. Truth is stranger than fiction. lol.
While I’m not a huge fan of deviled eggs, they are nice every once in a while. Just had one as a snack today. I guess egg salad sandwhich is still my favorite, though I seldom make it. Same general concept.
Love the tweet (or twitter). Easter blessings. CB and I mainly ate chocolate today.
You can never go wrong with Chocolate, ever! Mostly I hate Easter candy, except for the chocolate, but some of it is just like wax. I don’t know why we pay so little attention to candy these days. So much of it is uneatable. How your Easter was great Jan.