Tuesday, December 11, 2007

We're Hucked

Daily Wii Fitness Age: 23

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • Last night, when I was commenting on the lack of good TV right now, I missed that there was another "Deal Or No Deal" on tonight. Only six way-too-short days until NBC unleashes "Clash Of The Choirs". Will the world ever be the same?
    • "Kid Nation" finale tomorrow night! Will Zach get his gold star? Will Alex have a second tooth grow in on the top? Will Taylor finally express her true feelings for Greg (she always speaks about him with a certain look in her eye)? Will Guylan express his true feelings for DK? Will Sophia go home or stay in Bonanza City where she can finally be boss of everyone? I'll actually be bummed when it's over.
    • Finally getting rolling on Blaze, the latest Richard Bachman/Stephen King book. Creepy as hell.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • This "rap" video has the word "shtupp" in it.
    • This SNL "TV Funhouse" video is a favorite of this time of year.
    • And here, with an unfortunate commercial at the beginning, is another.
  • Daily Rant:
So I've bashed Evil Costanza and I've gone after the Ken Doll of Latter-Day Saints. Who's left? The former Governor of Arkansas. Not the one that can't run for President anymore, unfortunately. In 1992, Huckabee said that all AIDS patients should be isolated. This week, he has refused to recant those remarks, saying "that in the late '80s and early '90s, when we didn't know as much as we do now about AIDS, we were acting more out of political correctness than we were about the normal public health protocols that we would have acted." He said that in 1992. This was after the Magic Johnson announcement. I'm pretty sure we all knew how the disease was spread at that point. Plus his quote makes perfect sense -- it's totally politically correct to suggest that we should completely isolate sick and dying people. Besides, I'm sure it's what Jesus would have done. And now, thanks to The Daily Kos, an ad from the August 26, 1998 edition of USA Today comes to light. The ad was signed by 131 Baptist leaders in support of an article by the Southern Baptist Convention:
The SBC article describes marriage as "the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime." It also notes, "The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. … A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. … A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ."
The evangelical leaders' USA Today ad states to the Southern Baptist Convention:
"You are right because you recognized that the family was God's idea, not man's, and that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman for a lifetime.
"You are right because you called husbands to sacrificially love and lead their wives.
"You are right because you called wives to graciously submit to their husband's sacrificial leadership.
"You are right because you affirmed that the husband and wife are of equal worth before God.
"You are right because you reminded us that children are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.
"More importantly, you are right because your statement is based on biblical truth."

One of those 131 Baptist leaders was Mike Huckabee. Huck fact: Mike Huckabee will lead this nation into the Dark Ages.

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