Love your Enemy
My friend Toby Marie Walker asked an interesting question on Facebook recently: Do you think God counts hating the IRS as a sin? Now I DO hate the IRS as an instrument of corruption and tyranny, and equate it in my religious thinking to the jackwagons in the temple whose tables Jesus upended rather forcefully. But I also find it an interesting question to think about.
Prima Donna Politics
There’s this kid in one of my drama classes. He interrupts rehearsals. He talks out of turn all the time. He says whatever is on his mind, whenever he wants, regardless of the appropriateness at the time. He talks about how he doesn’t want to be in the class at all. He doesn’t show respect to the other kids in the class when it’s their turn in the spotlight. And for all his desire to be the center of attention, he can’t remember his lines; when I drill him on them, he complains about not having more, and ad-libs more whenever he wants.
Tough Love Or “Tough Titties”?
It must SUCK to be a Democrat during the 2016 primary season. All their decisions, as usual, have been made for them. No room for differences of opinion; just a one way train to Hillary. Thankfully, we are NOT on the Left. We actually have the ability (and DUTY) to vet our broad field of candidates. As such, we WANT to be on the lookout for any bad signs in our candidates, regardless of how much we agree with them. It’s just basic due diligence, and it needs to be done.
Feed the Beast
I thought I was done writing about politics, but like Michael Corleone said in Godfather 3: “Just when I thought I was out, they keep pulling me back in” The only difference is it’s “Me” that is the “They”.