Day: June 12, 2011

Beauty queen terror

The beauty queen gig is hard work if you can get it. Not only must you rock a bikini, now you have to think on your stilettos with the social values savvy of a pol running for office. Answering ‘world peace’ to every question, like the running gag in Miss Congeniality, won’t cut it any more.

God to Alabama: not like

…extravagant claims of obedient submission to the Ten Commandments are at the core of the very same conservative movement in Alabama that pushed for, passed and signed into law the nation’s harshest statute for the harassment, persecution and prosecution of the stranger and the alien in our midst.

Vicar tells all: Sarah Palin’s history flub, and how it happened

I was surprised and bemused when the video of Governor Palin’s impromptu history quiz went viral the next day. I knew where all the factoids she cited came from and take responsibility for putting them in her head. I will not take the blame for the odd order those factoids came out. Perhaps it was too much information in too short a period of time to digest properly.

Leave your nets

In the Gospels we watch a Christ who, in dismissing certainties, shows us what freedom might mean. We watch the way in which he enters into people’s lives and dissolves an existing situation, whatever it might be.