|I am getting the opportunity to preach this Sunday, so you are getting just a little weekend potpourri to chew on. First up is Shadow Sports’ weekly Top Ten. This week it is only the Top Five, and really nothing much matters beyond the top two, Michigan and Ohio State. This is it. The biggest game of the year to determine one of the participants in the national title game in January. If you miss this game, you are not a real sports fan. The game starts at 12:30 PST. I am going with Michigan in an upset. Oh yeah, I think Cal will beat USC in the Rose Bowl showdown.|
Someone else asked me when I was going to have some more political thoughts on my blog. Are you never satisfied? Well this week has been great. Both parties have acted as if they live in vacuums. Didn’t Speaker-Elect Pelosi know her candidate for Majority Leader, Jack Murtha, was a losing choice? How does that happen? Just like a lawyer never asks a question to which he doesn’t already know the answer, as a Speaker you do not risk public rejection by your own party! As if that is not enough, she seems dead set on naming Alcee Hastings to chair the House Intelligence Committee. Hastings was a Federal Judge impeached by the Senate for bribery and removed from office in the 1980’s. Is this who we want handling our nations intelligence reports? Remember she promised the most ethical congress ever.
Lest the Republicans think they are pure as the driven snow, wassup with Trent Lott? For those of you who do not know who he is, Lott is a Senator from Mississippi who was majority Leader of the Senate a few years back. That was until he remarked that the country would have been better off if we had elected Strom Thurmond president in the 1950’s. Thurmond at the time was running as a Dixiecrat, and one of central planks of the party was continued segregation. Anyways, Trent Lott is now slated to be the Minority Whip in the Senate. Which he apparently has been all along. (Thanks to Rosa Brooks of the LA Times for that one)
So there you have it. A little bit of this, and a little bit of that for your weekend. I’ll be in Mexico early next week. Pray for me and I’ll have more when I return. Oh yeah, I just thought you might get a laugh out of this picture.
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