Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Coming of Age in the Aughts

I really enjoyed this essay from Courtney Martin. I'm not a Christian anymore, and there was much in my church upbringing that I was glad to jettison, but there was a consistent thread that the world does not love those who do good, and that to continue to do good in spite of the world requires strength of character, will, and resolve. I'm an obstinate little bugger, so that message always resonated with me.

Of course, that's a common thread in pop culture as well, so maybe I just got it from X-men comics.

The "Kill the Bill" lefties


It's possible that they're just that pissed off, and are throwing a tantrum. But we already know that part of why Lieberman was so opposed to the Medicare buy-in was because Anthony Weiner (D - NY) thought it was a good idea. So maybe they're just acting like they hate the health care bill so that we can get it past Lieberman, et al.