We have this “liberty” business completely backward in this country, and if Bloomberg can start rebalancing individual freedom and the public good, God bless him, I say.
It’s a policy designed to guide people toward a certain kind of behavior. This talk of “freedom” is absurd. No one’s freedom is being taken away. When the rule goes into effect, probably by September, assuming the city’s board of health votes it through (it's appointed by the mayor), New Yorkers will still be able to buy these beverages. And those who really feel that they will perish unless they have 32 ounces of Mountain Dew Code Red can simply buy two. Nothing is being banned, and no one’s being arrested.
Sooooo....why do it?
***This is interesting - many people in this survey think that upward of 25% of people in this country are gay, when it's really less than 5%? Why?
How on Earth can the average American believe that one-quarter of the men and women he sees every day are gay? Does that make any possible sense? Are one-quarter of your relatives gay, or your co-workers or neighbors? Of course not (unless you live in certain precincts of San Francisco). Glenn Reynolds’s explanation, perhaps tongue in cheek, was that there are so many gays on television, and I think that must be at least part of the answer. A vastly disproportionate number of characters in TV sitcoms and dramas are homosexual. A second and closely related factor is that homosexuality features disproportionately as a theme in movies, books and so on. It is an extraordinary instance of culture eclipsing reality.
Exactly. But we're stepping on their rights, poor dears, if we so much as utter a syllable against their propaganda in our schools and elsewhere. People tread on eggshells for fear of offending them. You'd think they were Muslim or something.
***George Zimmerman is back in police custody. Twitter mob hopes for "rape, death." I'll say it again, these are the same people calling for civility in our political discourse. Wonder if the press would cover it if conservatives were saying stuff like this about, oh, John Edwards?
***Rick Perry: "Electing Barack Obama was our national "oops" moment." Amen to THAT.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he has no regrets about his failed run for the White House.
"People ask me 'what was it like to run for the presidency of the United States?' and I tell them, I say let me tell you, I was the frontrunner for a while and it was the three most exhilarating hours of my life," he quipped to delegates at the North Carolina Republican Convention.
His penchant for self-deprecating humor and one-liners was on full display, even as he tried to score points at President Barack Obama's expense.
"Three and a half years, nearly 100 rounds of golf. Barack Obama has exploded the debt in this country. He has passed a stimulus program that grew government and not the economy. He socialized health care and he armed Mexican drug cartels," Perry said.
"Admit it America, 2008 was our national “oops” moment," he added — a reference to his infamous debate gaffe.
***21-year-old prodigy receives MD. Wow.
A 21-year-old Chicago man who began college at age 9 and medical school three years later is about to become the youngest person to earn an M.D. at the University of Chicago.
Sho Yano will graduate this week from the Pritzker School of Medicine, where he also received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology.
Yano graduated with honors from Loyola University after just three years before starting medical school at age 12. The Chicago Tribune reports that some schools didn't admit Yano because of concerns that such rigorous training could interfere with his adolescent development.
And the vegan, yogurt eating crowd will think this is a GOOD thing.
***The intimacy of prayer. Great article.
Scripture describes marriage as a one-flesh love (Genesis 2:24). When a man and woman unite in marriage, they form a bond that is stronger than any other relationship on earth; they become "one flesh." We often think of physical intimacy as the deepest expression of that love. I'm convinced, however, that there's something even deeper.
By God's design, praying with your spouse intensifies and strengthens your spiritual bond. When you pray together, your vulnerability with your heavenly Father deepens and enriches your marriage relationship.
***The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly. ~Theodore Roosevelt
***Have a great day!