This post is in honor of my eldest daughter, who was asked during a scholarship interview if she thought it important to know from where her food comes.
The above clip is from The Simpsons, and Troy McClure sets Jimmy straight. For more, check out this post on all-time Simpsons greats at Grantland.
I figure fatigue is setting in, but here is the second-to-last theme I’m considering at WordPress: Retro-fitted.
Remember Chris “All Prosecutor, No Politics” Koster, the Missouri Attorney General who abandoned the GOP for the Democrat Party before he ran for statewide office? Remember how he had to make the “tough decision” that his election was too important than to let thousands of unborn babies stand in the way?
In a shocker (not), No Politics has announced that he will be appealing the ruling of the Cole County Circuit Court that the Missouri Science Innovation and Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA) violates the State constitution. Although the STLToday story doesn’t mention it, pro-lifers had hailed the Judge’s decision because MOSIRA would have gone to fund so-called embryonic stem cell research at taxpayer expense, as foisted on Missourians by the deceptive and successful Amendment 2 campaign. If you lived outside of the state or under a rock within it, that was the constitutional amendment that required the taxpayers of Missouri to fund the cloning and killing of little babies
for the enrichment of junk scientists in the name of science. It deceived the voters into voting to enshrine cloning-and-killing into the constitution by stating it was banning cloning, and then defining cloning as “not cloning”.
If only “pro-life” politicians were so loyal once elected…
Look familiar? It is the closest to current blogger site. Design: Andrea
Isn’t it true that every honest [citizen] is ashamed of his government these days? Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes—crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure—reach the light of day?
–from the first pamphlet of the White Rose, 1942
at WordPress: Rusty Grunge
Sounds just like me…
Today is the beginning of Quadragesima, the Great Fast. The above photo-shopped pic of George Washington is provided by dulac90 for the sole purpose of entertaining St. Guy Fawkes.
Emendemus in melius, quae ignoranter peccavimus: ne subito praeoccupati die mortis, quaeramus spatium poenitentiae, et invenire non possimus.
Hello all, and best wishes for a profitable Lent. Remember that the Forty Hours at St. Francis de Sales Oratory concludes tonight with Mass and procession beginning at 6:30pm. A good way to focus and dedicate our Lenten efforts.
I also want to ask a favor from you. Due to Google’s upcoming new “privacy” policy, set to take effect in March, I am contemplating porting the blog site over to WordPress. I haven’t finally decided to take the plunge, but if I do I would like to get some feedback on some different themes. I will put a few up over the next couple of weeks. Comment in the combox only if you really like, or really dislike, the proposed theme. I assume that for most of you it wouldn’t really matter because you are just. so. content. oriented.
First theme: Chateau.
I read this story in the UK Daily Mail, and would have let it pass as another mildly entertaining story on nostalgic ads from the past, except for the one above, which hits a little close to home.