Dilbert & Religion:
Thank you for taking time out from feeding the poor to complain about comic strips. I know Jesus would have played it the same way.
–Scott Adams (Dilbert)
I don’t typically read Scott Adams’s blog, but this post is great.
Obama & McCain: I’m really bummed I didn’t get around to ordering a green O’Bama shirt in time for St. Pat’s (maybe they’ll be cheaper now), but his speech today, I believe, will be remembered long after he’s gone. Folks, this could be a real turning point in the nation’s dealings with race. It may lose him the election by causing subtly racist moderates to finally have their reason to jump ship, but it’ll force a bunch of folks to face some ugly truths.
Incidentally, if you weren’t scared enough of McCain before (I’ve been guilty as considering him a relatively minor threat, but I thought the same about W way back when, so I’m guilty), consider that he actively solicited the support of John Hagee, who said this:
All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that.
In that interview, he goes on to say that there was to be a parade with homosexual sex at unprecedented levels. The lack of rationality that goes into these kinds of statements (like, what about Rita? No storm hits a god-fearing region?) just blows me away, so to speak. What a prick.
HomeStretch: Like some respected not-really-lent-type others, I’ve been on the wagon for Lent. E did this a few years ago, but I decided to join her this time. It sucks, but I’ve learned some things. More on that later. Believe me, this level of masochism deserves its own post. If you see someone puking on Chris Owens Sunday, that’ll be me.
T-Mac Watch: Tomorrow E and I are going to watch the Hornets kick the Rockets’ asses and end that streak and take over 1st in the West. Big prize to anyone who helps me incorporate my hatred of McGrady into a concise sign. Remember these words:
If I don’t feel like it’s going to be safe, if I’m on that team, I will think about not going.
That was the first thing I thought about [regarding the game being held in New Orleans next season]. I thought about how much safety and security there’s going to be for the players. I don’t think it’s the right city right now. Safety has to come first.
BTW, I’ve never personally seen a player take over a game the way Chris Paul did last night. G & I thought we were toast, and we were already lamenting how we gave away a game to a mediocre team (even if 2 KU players are on the team), when Paul became superman and decided he WOULD NOT LET US LOSE. So tomorrow we play to end the streak and take over 1st in the West and in the division. I’m drooling.
BTW2, I’ve been elated to see JuJu come alive and get some game, becoming a crowd favorite in the process. I think he’s going to be an impact player, and I hope we can keep him. Also, props to Bonzi, who I’d been critical of before last night. Jeez, I love the Hornets. Keep supporting them folks! I need them here for my fix!
Super-Duper Sunday: Man, was the weather great, and our “dead city” showed its unique spirit and a great time. Too many pix here.
Family: How old do you get before your family starts giving guilt trips about your personal weaknesses? Just wondering.
Update: I didn’t realize Houston played Boston tonight. Not sure if I should root against Houston (I guess I will, for NO’s sake and for KU’s Paul Pierce), or for Houston (have I mentioned I hate Tracy McGrady) so we can end their streak instead of Beantown.
Sorry, H, my Lenten sacrifice lasted all of 3.5 weeks or so. On March 1st, I succumbed to the powers of alcohol and have now consumed it four or five times since (have not had booze at a bar, though). I’m going to try it again next year, for what it’s worth. It was a good detox while it lasted.
Would it make things seem a bit better if I were to say that March 1st is my birthday? No? Ok, sorry.
“Big prize to anyone who helps me incorporate my hatred of McGrady into a concise sign.”
You considered attending in a police offer or riot gear costume with a simple, “T-Mac’s NOLA Bodyguard” sign? maybe too vague a reference for the Hive, though. Should be something too shame him properly, though, and intensify the dislike that seems to have cropped up b/w the two teams this year.