Friday, January 16, 2009

Inauguration Invocations Fine By Me

The liberal blogs were lighting up when they heard early that Pastor Rick Warren, who is anti-gay marriage, would be giving the Inauguration Day invocation. The liberal blogs saw it as a slap in the face to their commitment to Barack Obama and felt that Warren's presence showed that Obama wasn't as strong for gay rights as he talked in the campaign.

The problem with this idea is the fact that many people have to realize that there are a lot - and I would "go out on a limb" and say most - Christian pastors do not agree with gay marriage, either on a religious level or a moral level. What the addition of Rick Warren to the inaugural ceremony tells the rest of the country is that the idea of "I will only listen to those who voted for me" that we've seen during the Bush Administration is over. 50% of the country does not agree with gay marriage. I am not one of them, but I respect their opinion, and Barack Obama does, as well.

Bishop Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop of a Presbyterian disocees in New Hampshire, will be giving a seperate invocation during the inauguration. Barack Obama is showing off both sides of the debate, united under the universal idea of hope and the idea that this country can move on from the fighting and bickering and move foward to help one another. We need to pick our battles, liberals. We shouldn't get all fired up over something most people consider small.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We Make Governor Palin Mad

The other day, Alaska Governor and one-time running mate Sarah Palin said that she was annoyed by bloggers, and wondered when accepting blogs as news sources was acceptable.

Understand this, Governor Palin. Most bloggers write things about you, especially opinion pieces, because they know how annoyed you get about them. President-Elect Obama, when hit with some of the worst allegations I've ever seen during a presidental election, shrugged off the reports, making him seem more...let me think...presidental. You, Governor Palin, have before the election and in the days since, shown us that you don't know how to control your temper and allow what people say about you to effect you in such a manor that it makes us question your decision making.

Governor Palin also was upset about news sources and bloggers for mocking her when she said that she could see Russia from parts of Alaska, saying "You really can!" That wasn't what we were mocking about Governor Palin, however. What she fails to address is the fact that she USED the fact that she can see Russia from parts of Alaska as a reason why she's qualified to talk about foreign policy and run for vice-president. No one is doubting that you can see Russia from Alaska...we're doubting the fact that Sarah Palin is eligable to be vice-president because of that fact.

The GOP has been going through a period of wondering what direction they should go in as a party. If they want an electorial failure in four years, they should nominate Sarah Palin. For as much of a "maverick" as she likes to think she is, it's clear that she represents the "business as usual" attitude within the Republican Party.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Welcome to my blog. I have had this for a while, but I haven't updated it since 2006. Now, however, I will try to make this more of a frequent posting. Be know, however, that this will mainly be a place for my liberal opinions, so if you will see a slight biased. I encourage all those who disagree with me to comment, and let me know. I'm open to all opinions.