Sorry for not blogging today; I've got a mild cold, which is no big deal, but somehow with all the stuffiness and general yuckiness I can't seem to wrap my brain around anything in the way of newsworthy stories or intelligent conversation.
So I'm going to ask a couple of questions, instead, and if you feel inclined to discuss any of these issues feel free to do so!
1. Early reports of this horrible act of violence by Muslims against Christians downplayed the religious angle and referred to the conflict as "ethnic" rather than religious. Was this journalistic carelessness, evidence of a wider anti-Christian media agenda, or something else entirely?
2. Time is now covering the Maciel-abused-own-illicit-children story. Though there don't appear to be any new revelations, the ugliness of the whole is apparent in the brief article. Do you think a) the Legion and all its affiliates should be disbanded and shut down; b) the Legion should be re-formulated but allowed to continue and grow, or c) the Legion should be left mostly alone, with perhaps the quiet removal of a few higher-ups?
3. Should we tax soda and pizza to reduce obesity? Or is this going to reduce obesity as much as cigarette taxes reduce smoking?
4. The Oscars. Didn't watch them, haven't (yet) seen any of the movies nominated, might see "Up" on DVD when I can get it. Of the other films nominated, which would you recommend, and why? Also--if you do care about the Oscars, which one last night was the worst call?
Should be back to normal (whatever that is) by tomorrow. Till then!