Wednesday, December 12, 2007


It is good to be busy at work. The pipeline is up and for good reasons. There are deals to be had in this market. It is nice to be working hard but I am not getting much work in on the bike. Legs are still sore. Ribs still feel broke even though I've been to the Chrio and to Massage therapist. Cant do core work because the ribs hurt and had to skip riding this week because I couldn't deal with the pain of breathing deeply. My attitude is mostly hanging in there though. I try not to get too tweaked, and right now riding hurts more than not riding so it is a bit easier to not ride.

I've been reading American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America. It is an awesome, well done book that draws direct parallels between the current American fascist movement and ones that the world has had to contend with in the past. One of the concepts that is so disturbing is Dominionism which espouses the replacement of our current form of government with a sort of christian caliphate.

Its most common form, Dominionism, represents one of the most extreme forms of
Fundamentalist Christianity thought. Its followers, called Dominionists, are
attempting to peacefully convert the laws of United States so that they match
those of the Hebrew Scriptures. They intend to achieve this by using the freedom
of religion in the US to train a generation of children in private Christian
religious schools. Later, their graduates will be charged with the
responsibility of creating a new Bible-based political, religious and social
order. One of the first tasks of this order will be to eliminate religious
choice and freedom. Their eventual goal is to achieve the "Kingdom of God" in
which much of the world is converted to Christianity. They feel that the power
of God's word will bring about this conversion. No armed force or insurrection
will be needed; in fact, they believe that there will be little opposition to
their plan. People will willingly accept it. All that needs to be done is to
properly explain it to them.

This is the sort of thing that reasonable people need to decry if we are to preserve our democracy.

Link Dump:
Buffet on the Mortgage Crisis and income Gap: SF Gate
Wackos Shooting Each Other: NRA's wet dream
Weak Dem: Alternet
Every little bit helps: NY Times

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