Saturday, October 09, 2004

Eric had a strange incident today. He has this little toy that is a variation of the rings-on-the-stand. Only it has plastic stars instead of rings. He put his head down near the stand and started to cry and he sat up and there was blood dripping out of his mouth. He must have bonked his gums. He really wasn't terribly upset, but he wouldn't let us look at his mouth. He just shut it up tight and I think he actually said "No."

I'm sitting up listening to him fuss. We kept him up a little too late and he's having a terrible time sleeping tonight. But my going in there doesn't seem to help much. I think it might be his teeth. He is about to pop one of his canine teeth and it's pretty swollen and uncomfortable. Poor little guy. I just went in and gave him some ibuprofin. I swear it has some psychosomatic effect on him. Once he takes it, he settles down far faster than the medicine can take credit for. It's very strange.

We watched the debates last night. Bush was much better than he was in the first debate, and Kerry should have whipped his stupid ass again. But alas he let a few major opportunities slip away. The other thing that was AMAZING was Bush said "If John Kerry had been president we wouldn't have invaded Iraq and the world would be a lot safer." While I completely agree with that statement, somehow I doubt it's what he meant. It's not just amazing that he's that stupid, but that the main stream media didn't pick up on it at all. He really sad that. We were watching the debate on Tivo and I rewound it and it's really what he said. Why doesn't the press quote him on this?? Why don't reasonable people know he's a stubborn idiot that can't admit when he's wrong? There is steadfast and there is arrogant. He was arrogant last night. So, we'll see. I am still braced for four more years of Bush-HELL.

I think, in general it's very hard for people like myself to understand a worldview shaped by religious righteousness. A few years ago after John Salvi shot up an abortion clinic a group of pro-choice and pro-life women got together to see where they were coming from. The statement they issued at the end of it stated that the pro-choice women do NOT feel that there is a singular moral view governing the world and the pro-life women felt like there was. I think that's the crux of the matter. Non-religious people generally don't feel like there is singular morality that we all need to live by. And it's hard for us to comprehend people that want us to live by their religious morals.

Enough self-righteous liberal ranting for the day. Liberal is not a dirty word. To me it means open-minded and accountable.


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