Monday Highlights

Good morning.

  1. A narrative of why the current President has continued so many policies of the former with which he allegedly strongly disagreed … this one claims he still disagrees but his hands are tied by the Constitution.
  2. Uncertainty primer.
  3. Methodist theology and the early Church Fathers.
  4. The end of the status quo in the US, might not be gradual.
  5. Which needs to confront this notion.
  6. Freedom and the left.
  7. Yah, they don’t watch FOX, they don’t actually listen to Mr Limbaugh … they just bang the echo chamber drum (whilst complaining about the right wing echo chamber and not noticing that they do the same thing).
  8. Logic.
  9. Arab Springly thinking.
  10. So, is he right? Would ABC run the alternative?
  11. A question for the Fluke/contraceptives-for-free supporters.
  12. A question about options and Iran.
  13. The kindness of strangers in flyover land.

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  1. Boonton says:

    10.So, is he right? Would ABC run the alternative?

    Of course not. The US has no cultural familiarity with Muslim ‘bitches’ but has plenty of familiarity with Christian ones. From what I’ve heard of the show, it’s basically a Desperate Housewives type soap opera set among Church going folk. Do you think that such folk don’t exist in the US?

    I’m sure you could perhaps do something similiar for say women living in rich Saudi families. Such a show would be challenging to pull off, though, because you’d have to find a writer who was willing and and had the knowledge to convincingly depict such a drama, the most likely place to find such a person would be Saudi Arabia but I don’t t hink their religious police would take kindly to it. Can be done though and it might be, I thought Big Love did an interesting exploration of polygamous Mormon splinter groups even though there’s not a lot of people with first hand experience or knowledge of them and those that do tend not to be very inclined towards HBO.

  2. Boonton says:

    11.A question for the Fluke/contraceptives-for-free supporters.

    There are no ‘contraceptives for free’ supporters that I’m aware of. It’s very odd to hear health coverage described as something ‘for free’, esp. when it is part of your job’s compensation which is what the right’s failure in the contraception debate is concerned.

    As for Ann’s question, I’m not getting what it is? Obama is not telling anyone to do something more or less expensive (i.e. use contraception versus having a baby or use contraception X which is cheaper or more expensive than contraception Y). Why does she and Mark pretend that is what the argument has been about? The answer is that they already know they lost the real argument so are now presenting fake ones in order to distract from the facts and con those who weren’t paying closer attention.