On January 25, 2011, President Barack Obama fulfilled his obligation by giving the State of the Union Address. If a President where always to get what they want out of their own political party, we would have a public (government) option in the health care reform bill. As a co-equal branch of government, Congress does what Congress wants to do. Because the State of the Union is a wish list only, the President has to sell the agenda in it. Today Mr. Obama seems to be at a rhetorical disadvantage to sell his agenda. What should be done about it?
Archive for January 2011
Tagged As: Battlestar Gallactica, Star Trek, Violence | Categories: Media | 1 Comment
While there are bad episodes, most Star Trek episodes from any of the series bear re-watching. The episodes of Battlestar Gallactica are dark, brutal, violent, and sexual, sometimes much more than necessary to make a point. How far does art need to go to make its point?
Tagged As: Christina Greene, Dorothy Morris, Dorwin Stoddard, Gabriel Zimmerman, Gabrielle Giffords, John Roll, Phylis Scheck, St. Gregory the Illuminator | Categories: Death, Politics | Leave a Comment
A contractor can be held liable if a construction site is not secured and a child is injured. It is also illegal to incite others to riot. Why should a politician not be held responsible for using violent speech?
Tagged As: Birth, Hypostatic union, Joy, Party, Terror | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
It is popular by some to say that Christmas is all about children, family, and warm feelings. It is not that I am against children, family, and warm feelings, but is that what Christmas is about?