Friday, April 09, 2004

The campaign just needs a good slogan. How about "Inflexible as a Stone Tablet"?

Timothy Noah of Slate reports on the movement to draft Roy Moore, the judge of Ten Commandments fame, as a right-wing candidate for president. He has provided a link to the Draft Moore website petition. As of Noah's writing, only 27 signatures were on the petition; by now it's up to 352, and some extraordinary people appear to be in favor of a Moore candidacy. One listing for Jesus Christ and two for Jesus H. Christ appear among the most recent signatures. Signature #351 belongs to Lyra Belacqua, who is best known as the heroine of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials; without giving away too much of the plot for people who haven't *coughIRIScough* read it yet, it is safe to say that Lyra is not exactly the poster child for the Christian right. Unless, of course, the poster should happen to be captioned "Wanted by the Consistorial Court for Darkest Heresy." In any case, one feels moderately sure that not everyone on this list is signing the petition because he or she feels that Roy Moore would make an excellent president.

Signature #352 belongs to one Sister Andrea St. Olga, and I must say Sister Andrea thinks it's fascinating that when filling out the data following the petition, she had the option to request emails from the following organizations: NARAL Choice Action Network (a pro-choice group), Care2 Action Alerts (an environmentalist group), SaveOurEnvironment.org Action Alerts (another one), and the Democratic Party! I think the point here is pretty clear. Moore is valuable to the left - as a bulwark against Bush. Getting anyone but Bush into power is a good idea as far as I'm concerned, so let me raise the rallying cry: Roy Moore for President!

Thursday, April 08, 2004

"But Dr. Clark didn't tell me what to do with the information.."
--Condi.. multiple times during the hearing

HELLOO Condi, isn't it YOUR job to figure out what to do with the information? To send it up to the President?

I was going to start my blog entry this morning with a discussion of the Tenebrae I attended last night at my friend's Episcopalian church.. but then I got caught up in watching Condi get ripped a new one by the commitee.

It's just amazing how much she *didn't* know...

Sunday, April 04, 2004

It is said that the ancestors of the Jewish people, when escaping from the tyranny of the Pharaoh of Egypt, were in such a tearing hurry to get out that the only food they had time to bring was flatbread.

In commemoration of this hasty exodus, Jews today spend weeks cleaning, scrubbing, polishing, dragging dishes back and forth, and cooking vast feasts that take days to produce!

Nevertheless, we still eat flatbread, often made by machines of a type that the Israelites certainly could not have dragged behind their camels on the way out of Egypt. It would almost certainly be much faster to buy bread. It would taste better, too.

I ask you all, is this fair?