Long Weekend

Filed under:Language Barrier,Miscellaneous,Politics,Religion,Sad,Television — posted by Anwyn on March 29, 2007 @ 12:17 am

I’m off for the weekend, so just a few thoughts until I return next week.

1) Dear Dr. Dobson, don’t you realize this kind of thing annoys even Christians? It’s not your business to pronounce on whether any other man is a Christian or not, and it’s far worse than arrogant for you to redefine “Christian” to mean “public figure who speaks openly about his faith.” If you want to see an outspoken Christian in the White House, say that. And then say whom you endorse. Say whom you won’t endorse because they’re not outspoken enough, but when you say they’re not Christian enough, you’ve crossed the line. Please get over yourself. Or, rather, pay attention to your own Christianity and let Mr. Fred Thompson take care of his, both public and private. Love, A Christian

2) Speaking of Mr. Fred Thompson, I think I love him.

3) In an internet whirlwind of headline-skimming and soundbite-grabbing, you may not have 45 minutes to watch this. If you don’t have 45, trust me: watch 20 or so. A taste:

The modern liberal will invariably side with evil over good, wrong over right, and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. … They’re convinced that … the real cause of war, poverty, crime, and injustice must be found, can only be found, in the attempt to be right. See, if nobody ever thought they were right, what would we disagree about? If we didn’t disagree, surely we wouldn’t fight. If we didn’t fight, of course we wouldn’t go to war. Without war there’d be no poverty, without poverty there’d be no crime, without crime there’d be no injustice. It’s a utopian vision, and all that’s required to usher in this utopia is the rejection of all fact, reason, evidence, logic, truth, morality and decency.

Speaking truth to flower power.

4) Your Dancing with the Stars prediction: It’ll come down to Laila Ali and–yeah, I’m as surprised as you are–Joey Fatone, formerly of N’Sync. The girl can groove, and the boy can move. The rest of the top five will be John Ratzenburger, Ian Ziering (did his mother really name him Aye-in, or is that just a conceit he plastered over Ee-in?), and Apolo Anton Ohno. The women are always at a disadvantage on this show, because if a man gets the steps right and has a little charm, he’s good to go, but if a woman doesn’t have the fiery persona of the ballroom dancer, it’s instantly all too obvious. And this season the women just aren’t feeling it so far, so it’ll be all men in the final weeks–except, of course, Laila, who could win it all if she keeps going like she has been. Football hero can mambo; boxer can mambo.

5) Last but not least, thoughts and prayers for Tony Snow.


  1. I agree about Laila, but I’m not seeing the Joey Fatone (ok, never knew much about him when he was in a boy band, so that works against him). I was SO surprised by Laila, and fascinated by her charisma, which I don’t naturally attribute to a female boxer. I’m enjoying watching John Ratzenberger – he’s just fun and he knows he won’t win. I think the only other female who might make it to the finals is Shandi (the former USA), but realizing that a lot of this is name recognition for people to call in and vote, I think you’ve nailed it. :)

    Comment by Jennifer — March 29, 2007 @ 7:59 am

  2. I don’t know very much about his policies but “President Thompson” has a nice ring to it. Well, fans of The Hunt for Red October know how he feels about the Russians. “Ruskies don’t take a dump without a plan, son.”

    As for Mr. Thompson’s public manifestation of Christianity, what part of “no religious test” does Dr. Dobson not understand? Sheesh. I prefer my politicians to make their decisions based on what they think is best for the Republic here on earth rather than for the Kingdom in Heaven.

    As for the (Modern) Liberal thing… Stupid Hippies. I think he might be generalizing there just a weeeeeee bit but, he’s got a book to sell. Still, Stupid Hippies.

    As for the Dancing with the Stars thing… that’s a show on TV, right?

    I agree with Mr. Snow about 4% of the time but I hope he recovers quickly from his cancer. There have been some mighty anti-social things uttered by people who disagree with Mr. Snow’s political leanings. That’s really sad because, last time I checked, cancer doesn’t check your party affiliation before moving in.

    (Classical Liberal)

    Comment by Allen — March 29, 2007 @ 11:26 am

  3. Just looked Thompson up on IMDB. He played an FBI agent in that silly movie mom and I used to watch: Baby’s Day Out. I thought that voice sounded familiar.

    Comment by Anwyn's sister — April 2, 2007 @ 6:57 am

  4. Jennifer, my prediction has nothing to do with Joey Fatone’s N’Sync past, although I realize many of the votes for him probably do. I gave up boy bands after a short and unfortunate flirtation with NKOTB in high school. ;) But he’s good, and the N’Sync stage past is serving him very, very well. Based on this week’s performance and Laila’s faltering, I’m going to go out on a limb and say he’s the favorite to win it all.

    Comment by Anwyn — April 11, 2007 @ 2:02 pm

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