Friday, February 11, 2011

I find your surplus of faith disturbing

It kind of scares me when my wife demonstrates complete and total faith in my ability to fix some thing or another.  A not even slightly exaggerated example:

"Christie, there's a portal to a dark dimension in the basement, and I can hear Matthew McConaughey's voice coming out of it."

"Well, I'm sure you'll figure out how to fix it.  Have you looked it up online?"

Seriously.  Happens all the time.  Well, at least now I see where she gets it.  My mother in law is staying with us to help with the new baby, and she's been picking our daughter up from daycare.  I'm not sure exactly what they talk about in the car, but this is the conversation I had with my 2 and a half year old daughter this morning when the sun was in her eyes:

"Too bright!  The sun is too bright.  It's a problem!  Grandpa will come from Louisiana and fix it.  He fixes problems.  The sun is too bright and Grandpa will fix it."

"Grandpa will fix the sun?"

"Yes.  He has tools!"

Monday, February 07, 2011

Beck is losing it

So now he's saying that the people who want gay marriage and the people who stone gay teenagers are best buds out to destroy America because, um, well, yeah.

Beck has been enormously destructive to America's intellectual and political fiber, and I am glad to see that he's self-destructing instead of being taken out from within.  After all, Father Coughlin was enormously influential, too, at one point, until he pushed it too far and lost all but the most bigoted of his audience. Here's hoping that Beck goes down the same road until only the clinically paranoid are still listening to him. Maybe on Sirius Radio, 1 channel up from Howard Stern.