Another round of meaningless standings.
This will get prettier once I figure some shit out. And won’t be a link to an attachment.
With so many colors your head might explode.
That is all.
It’s supposed to be a day of rest, isn’t it?
Which is why this is such good news: Minnesota among states looking at liquor sales changes to boost tax revenue.
This sentence in the Minnpost article makes it sound like you can’t buy liquor on election day: “Other states — including Utah (but not us) — are considering allowing the sale of liquor on Election Day…” Of course, that’s not the case. But speaking of bizarre liquor laws, this kind of makes me want to move to South Carolina:
South Carolina: All malt beverages containing not more than 5% alcohol by weight and all wines containing not more than 21% alcohol by volume “are declared to be nonalcoholic and nonintoxicating.” (S.C. Admin. Code § 61-4-10.) (http://www.prohibitionrepeal.com/legacy/hall.asp)
“No officer, I can’t be drunk! I had 36 beers, but they were all nonalcoholic!”
I really do/did think that the jokes about the current head of Catholicism being a Nazi were maybe a bit too easy and even possibly disingenuous. He was a member of the Hitler Youth, but it’s not necessarily right to hold that against him, as he was a child. And I have enough problems with the Catholic church that I don’t need to resort to calling the pope a Nazi. But.
From my favorite daily news wrap-up, David Brauer’s The Daily Glean over at MinnPost.com:
“Pope Benedict recently decided denying the Holocaust was no reason for excommunication, but one of the bishops he reinstated headed a Winona seminary for 15 years, the Winona Daily News reports. Bishop Richard Williamson claims zero Jews died in gas chambers; he headed St. Thomas Aqunias Seminary from 1988 to 2003. The seminary and its ultraconservative society recently repudiated Williamson, but its Web site lavishly praises him.”
Notice the article doesn’t say he WAS a holocaust denier, he IS. Currently. He believes the holocaust was fake. Here are some choice quotes from the Winona article:
“There was not one Jew killed in the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies. The Jews created the Holocaust so we would prostrate ourselves on our knees before them and approve of their new State of Israel. … Jews made up the Holocaust, Protestants get their orders from the devil, and the Vatican has sold its soul to liberalism.“
“Because of all kinds of natural reasons, almost no girl should go to any university!“
“Woman’s nature is intrinsically geared to motherhood, so that in all things pertaining to motherhood she is man’s superior, in all else she is his inferior.“
“The sin is so unnatural that Mother Church ranks it alongside murder.“
“What is ‘innate,’ or in-born, in human nature concerning homosexuality is a violent repugnance.”
This is a man that was already excommunicated, and the pope saw fit to, um, unexcommunicate? communicate? recommunicate? I don’t know. I also don’t know why I should care who they decide to kick out and let back into their club. But now I think maybe I can go back to calling the pope a Nazi.
[I will likely post on this incident several times in the near future. So, my apologies. There may end up being a post about the Minneapolis PD catching the villain. More on that later.]
When people get their shit stolen, a common refrain is, “it not the X, it’s the Y,” where X=things of monetary value and Y=things of social, sentimental, emotional value. I may speak more on the both the monetary and non-monetary losses later, but for now I want to lament the loss of something seemingly sort of silly, but that kind of meant a lot to me. My old text messages.
Mostly, I liked my old phone, but it was obnoxious that it would only save 50 received text messages. I hated that, and had to delete messages all the time to make room for new ones. But that meant that that phone contained about 40 of my favorite text messages from friends, family and girlfriends from the last 3 1/2 years. I actually would, on occasion, go through old text messages and reminisce. So, for my and your benefit, some of those that I can recall are below. Some of these may be a little personal, but that should not be evident, as there is no useful context.
Jesus is the reason.
Part Uno: [text redacted]
Part Dos: [again, redacted]
Oh, I’m sure that’s WAY more important. I’ll let the queen know.
Just take the turnpike, it’s the fastest route
Well, come run into me.
When you want to rendezvous?
Stop it, you’re supposed to be HELPING.
With any luck, more will follow as I remember them. Also, these are probably a lot less entertaining without context. Sorry.
I hate the fact that I kind of want to get a conceal-and-carry permit. I never will, but still. Thought’s there.
That is all.
Or maybe less? First, the reference to non-believers in the inauguration speech, and now a presidential oath sans bible? It’s almost like our government is becoming less theocratic before our very eyes.