A Question Regarding Tim Tebow’s Future Employment Plans

November 29, 2009

You know…

Tim Tebow?  Past Heisman Trophy winner?  Possible two-time winner? Likely NFL QB? Missionary?

And you know the NFL…

the football league that plays most of its games on…


Well, here’s the question:

8 Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.

9 For six days you shall labour and do all your work.

10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns.

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it.

Okay – that’s not so much of a question per se as it is something that someone whose family makes a living off of recruiting people into christianity should see as mandating some sort of career that will not mandate that he work on Sunday.

And I’ll admit: I’m being a bit unfair to Tebow.  He’s simply the (technically-future) highest profile  person who, if said person actually has a belief in the inerrancy of the text of a certain book, should be willing to yield to that ‘inerrancy’ and forego however much money said person could make by working on Sunday.

What do you think will occur sooner: a professional football player speaking out against some aspect of LGB(T) rights as being contrary to the ‘word of god’…

or a college football player with both a professed belief in fundamentalist christianity and a guaranteed ticket to a pro football career foregoing the latter because it clearly conflicts with the former?

Bookies await, I’m sure.

What ‘Its All About the Children’ Really Means

November 29, 2009

From Crooks and Liars:

Pedophile Priests Protected Not Only By Church But Also By Police

Any other organization that did this to children would be branded as a terrorist organization and treated as such by all legitimate governments throughout the world.


Is Joe the Rat’s Pack special?

Or are the governments that have given it special protection not legitimate?

Why Republicans Are Incompetent to Govern: Part 845,192,035

November 29, 2009

Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison thinks Texas Gov. Rick ‘I have no problem with executing an innocent man and then blocking an investigation that would conclusively prove the man’s innocence’ Perry is a liberal.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry “talks like a conservative, but governs like a liberal,” Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said on a television public affairs show airing this morning.

As an example, the Dallas Republican, who is challenging Perry in the 2010 GOP primary, cited the governor’s attempt to mandate a cervical cancer vaccine for Texas school girls.

“I’m the conservative,” Hutchison said on the WFAA-TV program “Inside Texas Politics.”



Maybe its not the Republican disease; maybe its just Kay going senile.   After all, maybe she mistook Perry for Rod Blagojevich because of the similarity in hair.


Something That Needs to be Said

November 28, 2009

The comments to the suicide story on the SF Chronicle’s site seem to be even worse, such as this one from what is obviously a hate-child that resulted from a tryst between Lou Sheldon and Alix Dobkin:

I am sorry for him, and I am sorry that our society urges politically correct acceptance of madness….

Madness such as religion?

It needed to be said – particularly in a time like this.


The comments at the Houston Chronicle look to be going in an ugly direction too:




I reiterate the aforementioned sentiment about religion.

A Holiday Suicide

November 28, 2009

From the LA Times:

Mike Penner, the veteran Los Angeles Times sportswriter who made international headlines in 2007 when he announced he was transsexual and began working under the byline “Christine Daniels,” has died.

Colleagues said today that Penner was found dead at his Los Angeles home and that suicide was the suspected cause of death.

I’ll refrain from comment or observation – except to note that most of the comments to that piece have been respectful; some not so much.

That Sound You Don’t Hear is the Pointing Out of Rank Hypocrisy

November 28, 2009

The John, commenting on an AP piece indicating that plenty of people just want the marriage-like legal protections that might well come with something not called marriage.

While I’m not a big fan of “separate but equal” – especially when you can get much more – settling for second best is an interesting interim proposition when it comes to marriage. A few years of civil unions or domestic partnerships on the books, and no locusts in sight, and it will become harder and harder for the Mormon and religious right anti-gay bigots, and the pedophile-enablers in the Catholic Church, to argue that gay unions somehow “hurt” straight couples.

The danger with this approach is when you choose separate but equal over full equality simply because you’re afraid to try for more.

Does The John mean like being willing in 2007 to extricate trans people from a gay rights bill when there’s a radical christianist ‘president’ who only the most meth-addled of conservative gay morons would, for even a second, believe would sign any gay rights bill of any variety?

Proof That Global Warming is Real

November 28, 2009

John Boehner’s tan.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! 

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