As a metaphor for the Republican right wing, that headline pretty much says it all. They sport a sensibility that’s moralistic as all get out – yeah. But it’s a very literal and childish morality. Black and white – no nuances or doubts allowed. Oh, and it’s based on “signs” from a god who is pretty much defined by the particular quirks and prejudices of the individual believer’s mind. Stripped of power, this is a world view that is just inches away from deserving a diagnosis! Twinned with power, it is one damn scary phenomenon.
Palin is scary. Clearly, she is not going away. She’s been in the media as much post-election as she was before (and I guess you can count me guilty, in my small way, on that front). Here’s her first post-debacle interview .. on Fox News, of course!
Faith is a very big part of my life. And putting my life in my creator’s hands – this is what I always do. I’m like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I’m like, don’t let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is. Even if it’s cracked up a little bit, maybe I’ll plow right on through that and maybe prematurely plow through it, but don’t let me miss an open door. And if there is an open door in (20)12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I’ll plow through that door.
Guess that door to Nieman Marcus was open just a crack, huh? Don’t want to miss those open doors. Plow on, Sarah, plow on!
I am so sad to note that Miriam Makeba died – collapsing on stage after a concert, at 76. What a loss – both to the world of music and to the struggle for human rights everywhere. (And I am so glad that she lived to see Obama elected.)
I add to my links a great site that I’ve been meaning to get up for some time now: The Root. Check it out. It’s tag line says it all: “History is not a procession of illustrious people. It’s about what happens to a people. Millions of anonymous people is what history is about.” James Baldwin
Last but not least, the rankings and brackets for the Women’s D1 NCAA Soccer Tournament have been announced.