Incoming Florida State Senate Leader Mike Haridopolos needs to step it up when it comes to explaining and educating the public on why Abortion is such a huge issue, and should be made a top priority in Florida and the rest of America.
In Florida Today Newspaper today 10-31-10, my short version explanation for why I left the Democratic Party for No Party Affiliation (NPA), is currently on view online. Please feel free to read the letter entitled “Democratic Party Has No Space For Pro-Lifer”, and add commentary if you wish. Follow this link (click on page 2): http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20101031/OPINION/101029024/1004/Your+views++Heading+into+the+homestretch+(Oct.+31)
It looks like the leadership of our Church has scored once again in providing just the right balance of truth with enough political sensitivity, in laying out the parameters for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians. (hattip to Headline Bistro). May God bless the peacemakers, His children.
http://headlinebistro.typepad.com/ and http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/sinodo/documents/bollettino_24_speciale-medio-oriente-2010/02_inglese/b25_02.html and http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101024/ap_on_re_eu/eu_vatican_mideast
I think that I am caught between a rock and a hard place in trying to find somewhere to rest my weary head in the combative American political landscape. There are those who believe that Government is pretty much inherently incompetent in dealing with economic interventions of any sort. There are those who see multinational corporations as ruling the world and hiding behind “free market” rhetoric, and politicians serving their interests primarily over and above the interests of the common good. There are those who see Trade Unions as parasitic entities siphoning money away from innovation and investment in more work and workers in the future. Others see Environmental groups as part of the Leftist Movement away from Christian theology and ethics. Still others see the Church as just another large Institution, trying to impose a brand of morality on all people- or speaking out on areas it has no business advising- like business-, while not doing very well at cleaning up their own messes. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the perks of having a newborn at home is that I can sometimes multitask rocking the little man and watching big boys play football on tv. On the downside- even with a DVR set up- I have to see some of the mass media advertisements.
The part of it that really stinks is how sports programming has totally sold out the young. The NCAA should ban alcohol and sexually-suggestive ads on all collegiate sporting event coverage. Sports is about play, play is about kids, but we live in a society that has most things completely backwards when it comes to moral values promotion. Sports- even collegiate sports is about MONEY- and even though many guys complain about the salaries of professional athletes or college coaches- they still fork out big money to go see the games- and apparently they buy the cheap beer and “Go Daddy” soft porn. So- sports is NOT about the kids because their dads and moms have made it so- the last pro football game I attended was back in the 1970’s. If I had to watch games without a DVR, I don’t think I’d watch much other than Ohio State football games. I am not a purist/protester, I have some inconsistencies to be sure. But I am not going to be happy when my boys are older and we are watching a game and a bunch of sex/alcohol message ads begin their unholy parade in my living room- am I going to have more teachable moments than ‘enjoy the game’ moments to share with my kids, just because we want to watch some game on TV?