Michael Steele, prayer death and my future blogging idea
(This is pretty much copied and pasted from my myspace blog.)
First off, sorry about taking taking over a month to write a new blog. I know my hordes of fans have been waiting on the edge of their seats for my next piece of writing. So lets get things kicked off with:
Michael Steele: If you don't know, Michael Steele is the former lieutenant Governer of my home state Maryland and the chairman of the RNC. Now while I don't always see eye to eye with him on political issues, I generally respect him. However the recent comment of his about same-sex marriage is well... idiotic. He says it's bad for small businesses. Here's his reasoning from the point of view of small business owners:
"Now all of a sudden I've got someone who wasn't a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for," Mr. Steele told Republicans at a state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. "So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money." (Courtesy of Washingtontimes.com. Here's the exact article it's from: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/17/gay-marriage-called-burden-on-business/)
Um... wouldn't that be an arguement against all marriage? Seriously, what in the world was he thinking when he said that. I really hope he didn't come up with that idea. Of all the arguements against same-sex marriage, it's effect on small business has to be the most retard one I've ever heard.
Prayer Death: On May 22 a Wisconsin mother, by the name of Leilani Neumann, was found guilty of causing her 11-year-old daughter's death. Hearing of a parent/guardian causing their kid's death is nothing new, but this case is somewhat unique from a legal stand point. You see, her daughter died due to have untreated diabetes. It's unlikely that her parents new her exact disease since instead of seeing a doctor they decided to simply pray. They didn't even call paramedics when their daughter went into a coma for a few hours.
Here's the article if you want all the details involved (courtesy of cbs2.com): http://cbs2.com/national/mother.guilty.reckless.2.1017242.html
I believe that one of the definitions of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Maybe by the third or fourth time that praying failed to make her daughter better, Mrs. Neumann should have considered an alternitave method. Also, at least in my opinion, religious freedom and parental rights end when you put your kid's life on the line in a test of faith. This girl should be alive today and would be if her mother used some basic logic. I hope her and her husband (who's currently on trial for the same charge) get the maximum time of 25yrs.
My future Blogging idea: I'm considering adding another part of my blog, a series of writings that'll be entitled "Ramblings of a history nerd," which will be focused on hostorical culture, famous people and major events. I'll still keep writing about (modern day) culture and sometimes post my fiction stories but I think this will make a nice addition.
I bid you all farewell. Goodnight and good luck (kudos to those of you that know where that sign off comes from).
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