Wednesday, February 22, 2012

And then there were four.....

The one-legged ass-kicking exercise known as the Republican Primary continues with another debate tonight.  Who will make the biggest gaffe? Who will steal the show?  Will Ron Paul get to speak? Wiull Newt's minions cheer? Will satan let Mitt prevail over that sweater-vested supposed hero of the religious right - Rick Santorum?  Amazing - the man cannot get elected Senator in his own state but suddenly is spoken of as a legitimate contender for the nomination.  Poor Ron Paul - he can't seem to get enough folks to take him seriously. Or maybe they do and like me feel he would be a danger to the country with his foreign policy views. Well - lets just see what happens tonight and next week.  I suspect Romney will ultimately prevail. Newt's  a loose canon and I am not interested in having a man like Santorum calling the shots for me - especially if the GOP takes control of congress.

Now on to something really serious (tongue firmly in cheek) - the recent TCU drug scandal. As a resident of Ft Worth and in fact I live in the TCU district I have enjoyed the gnashing of teeth and snarling certain individuals have espoused.  Sorry folks - this is not the end of the world. It's a bunch of stupid college kids peddling weed and a few other things to their peers. Been there done that.  Oh - the potential all american linebacker said surely most of the footbll team failed the surprise drug test head coach Gaary Patterson sprung on them when he lost a highly sought after recruit due to so-called rampant drug use on the TCU football team.  Guess that lineacker was assigned to squire the kid around.  Oh well. TCU football and Gary Patterson will be just fine. Patterson is a quality man in every respect and I'd be astonished if his team was rife with drug abusers. The NCAA has not even blinked at this and so our beloved Horn Frogs move to the Big 12 where they can feast on the likes of Kansas, Kansas State and a few others.  Purple power!!!

A couple of blogs I frequent as a reader/responder have been focusing on spirituality a lot lately.  That's an interesting subject for me as I am not what you'd call a believer. I think Thomas Jefferson had it right about Jesus - he lived by and established a moral code that is a model worth following. But as to the magic - oops - resurrection - well I don't buy it.  Genesis literally?  You've got to be kidding.  The age of the earth?  Lets not go there.  But someone I knew very well - one of my best friends, now deceased used to always tell me I was one of the most spiritual people he'd ever met.  We had many 3-way phone conversations with a mutual friend in the UK about the subject and they both essentially felt the same way about me. Pete - my late friend - was a staunch member of the Seventh Day Adventist church and Ron - our UK mate is a nondnominational Christian and active member of the Freemasons. I only bring this up because some seem to think a secular guy like me is essentially the pawn of satan. Living in the bible belt has been interesting for this lapsed Mormon. We'll start getting into that fith stuff next week.  I'm gonna make more time (better use of my existing time?) - and get in here more often.
So that's it for now.  day is done as PP&M sang.  

And what the heck - here's another