Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday, Monday

A Drop of Ink Can Make a Million Think

Where Have All the Daddies Gone: The raid on the polygamist colony in Texas showed an interesting side of the practice. More than 400 children were rescued (yes, I use the term literally) and scores of adult and not-so-adult women were led away. But where were all the Daddies? And how do they support themselves? Simple! They do it the same way every despot does it – the “church” owns everything, all income is handed over to the “church,” women and children are kept in poverty, and when boys become “of age” they are often tossed out to eliminate competition for the middle age child rapists. Yet nary a word about this from any of our presidential candidates, not even during the “Compassion Forum” held last night.

One Less Iraq Attack: Richard Butler now counts himself among the fortunate. The British journalist for CBS had been captured by insurgents in Iraq but was rescued by Iraqi forces after two months of captivity. Upon his rescue Butler thanked his rescuers profusely. VP Dick Cheney responded, “Hold a reporter incommunicado? Why didn’t I think of that?”

The Odd Couple Revisited: You remember Oscar and Felix. They made a funny movie and funnier TV series, but now the concept has moved from the studio to the bedroom. As if sexual incompatibility, finances, and child rearing differences aren’t enough for couples to squabble over, a marriage counselor in Chicago now lists neatness as a top source of couple problems. A new broom might not sweep as clean as needed. I guess it is a good thing that Pigpen and Lucy from the Peanuts comic strip never dated.

Adam & Eve vs. Adam and Steve: In the good old days the adage was “The only sure things in life are death and taxes.” That might still be true but today’s tax burden is unequal for different groups. Tomorrow might be D-day for filing your 2007 taxes, but if you are a gay couple you will likely pay a higher tax rate than a traditional couple since some deductions are only for “married couples.” If the gay couple lives in a state that recognizes domestic partnerships or same-sex civil unions, same-sex couples could be required to file three sets of taxes. That means that some couples might be gay but they are not happy at tax time. (if you don’t get that one, ask your parents)

Don’t Trust Muggles Over 30: Harry Potter had a difficult time with wizards and even moreso with his adopted Muggle family. Now his creator, J. K. Rowling is having her own legal Muggle battle. She is suing a publisher of “Harry Potter Lexicon” over copyright agreements. The publisher defends the book as simply a reference guide. The publisher must be careful of being turned into a toad. (if you don’t get this one, ask your children)

A little blogging music Maestro… an oldie from the Platters, “Could This Be Magic?”

Dr. Forgot

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I need a muggle to help me do commenties in this man's bloggie.