Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Hotchpot. I've been wiped out by a really bad cold in recent days.

The big news today, so far, is that the 4 justices on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court won't settle for anything less than full marriage for same-sex couples.

Meanwhile, Stanley Kurtz shows why this approach led to "The End of Marriage in Scandinavia."

I've been thinking a lot lately about genocide and the evil that we do. The Guardian has a review of S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine. Did you know Pol Pot was a former Buddhist monk and school teacher? In today's WaPo, Anne Applebaum, writes of the "Auschwitz Under Our Nose[]" (or is it?) North Korea. And, recently, Rwanda, how we were bystanders to genocide (we just passed the 10th anniversary of the "Dallaire fax," which, if responded to, would've probably prevented the slaughter).

Of course, in the USA, we have our own slaughter of the innocents, under the banner of "choice." The Catholic Church has remained steadfast against this holocaust, yet those who excoriate it for opposing this slaughter, however mildly, also excoriate the Catholics for failing to stand up to the Holocaust. And we have Catholics for Dean.

I see that a lot of pixels, ink, and airtime are being spent on the Superbowl halftime show. I didn't see it. I was cleaning the kitchen. My wife knew it was going to be trash and cut the tv off. We missed the first 3 minutes of the second half, but nothing happened. The commercial that really bothered me hasn't gotten any ink -- it was the Van Hellsing one. We were watching the game with impressionable a 7, 5 and 2 year old. Horse gas and monkey business goes over their heads, that one with it's non-stop horrifying imagery didn't.

I'll be back.

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