Monthly Archives: January 2005

ok, define ‘freedom’

Gack! According to this “CNN article”:, high school kids don’t understand what the First Amendment protects:

_when told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too far” in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories._

Gray Matters

I just accidentally found a new blog that I really liked called Gray Matters. It’s a bit more Christian-oriented than the blogs I normally go to, but I have to love this guy as he describes his utter frustration of being told not to quote Deepok Chopra at his Bible study group (“He’s not Christian, is he?”) and eventually leaving that church. Smart stuff from an interesting perspective.


The past few days it’s seemed like the Intarweb has been trying especially hard to make me angry. I was able to ignore most of the “disturbing”: “reports”: up to now, but this one has me hoppin’ mad:

_The nation’s new “education secretary”: “denounced PBS on Tuesday”: for spending public money on a cartoon with lesbian characters, saying many parents would not want children exposed to such lifestyles._

_…The episode features two lesbian couples, although the focus is on farm life and maple sugaring._

It’s hard to describe my seething anger over this particular issue. It reminds me of how racist parents wouldn’t let their children watch Sesame Street because it showed white and “colored” children playing together happily. How dare lesbians make sugar in Vermont! Decent people shouldn’t have to watch that!


you gotta funk it up

Boing Boing just “reminded me of a song”: I used to love growing up. (John, do you remember this one?) The “lyrics”: are just beautiful. Not only do they contain gems like “I learned to rock like “dolomite”:,” but there’s even a duel between our DJ hero and Superman, apparently moonlighting as a DJ of Steel.

Ah, good times. Has anyone seen Mergatroid?