As the nuclear situation in Japan remains a top news story each day, the earthquake and tsunami are becoming moving into distant memory. Yet, the human need remains paramount. To remind us of the destruction, see this photo essay by the Boston Globe.
On Worth Reading
I try reading Bill Tammeus’s Faith Matters blog as often as I can. Misreading sacred texts is the topic of this worth-reading post.
Columnist David Brooks had two recent posts worth reading: one on science and the other about the Libyan leader. Interestingly, the science column coincided with my recent post about science. The video on that post is awesome.
On Political Shorts
A few weeks ago, we were with my in-laws watching the golf’s Match Play Championships. One frequently seen commercial promoted the final episodes of the Haney Project, with renowned golf instructor Hank Haney teaching Rush Limbaugh. My father-in-law, a definite Republican asked, “Why is that guy on? He’s an asshole!” I replied, “Because the asshole has three million listeners.”
Given the mixture of the Tea Party folks, RINOs, religious-political zealots, and anything else they can get their hands on, Republicans are still a volatile group. Just examine the different attitudes within the party regarding Sarah Palin to see the diversity. I found this article interesting, although also realizing its basic bias. However, some of comments are even more revealing. Thanks Don in Mass for the link.
On Opening Day’s Success
Given the 3-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to win, Opening Day in Cincinnati was an extra success – simply the icing on the cake to a great day. Meanwhile, I will reveal my prediction for the 2011 Reds tomorrow in a special weekend edition.
By the way, for baseball trivia buffs, see this George Will column for some good, tough questions.
On a Thought for the Weekend and the Weeks Ahead
Don in Mass offers interesting things. I’ll use Don’s words to introduce the video: Hug your loved one, a Democrat, a Lefty, a Progressive, a Republican, a Tea Partyier, a Right winger, anybody. We should take the time to give hug, ’cause we all could use one. Here’s the popular video from Italy that you have to watch on YouTube.
By the way, A Frank Angle now has a Facebook page. Now there’s something I didn’t plan to do.