It occurred to me that if life is eternal, then Jesus didn’t really “sacrifice” anything.  He just had a really bad day.

And I don’t mean that as a dig at Christians.  I was just thinking how much better things could be if more of us were willing to have a Really Bad Day every now and then.

Probably the worst place to build a house would be directly over the North Pole or the South Pole, because literally every room would be in a different time zone.  It would be impossible to coordinate anything, because everybody’s watch would say something different.

I’m experiencing terrible insomnia lately, but the payoff is in thoughts like that one.

The East Texas State Fair has instituted a tough “no tobacco” policy.  Beginning this year, patrons will literally be searched at the gate, and if they find a pack of cigarettes they will confiscate it.

You will be relieved to know that they still allow handguns.


People forget what an extremist Ronald Reagan was. He wasn’t a kindly old man who told funny stories, he was a demagogue who wanted to end political unrest by slaughtering all the hippies:

“If it’s to be a bloodbath, let it be now.”

Later he claimed that “bloodbath” was just a figure of speech. I’ve never heard anyone else use “bloodbath” as a figure of speech. Certainly the National Guard at Kent State didn’t use it that way.  They loaded their rifles with live ammunition, took aim, and fired.

Of course this is the same man who, when called out for telling a joke denigrating Poles and Italians, claimed that he was merely giving an example of the sort of thing he personally did not find funny.

So I don’t think telling the truth was of particular importance to him.

And I don’t think our current political climate is an aberration.

It’s more of a culmination.