For a change this week, I thought I’d do my Quick Takes as an audio file. Click on the “Continue reading ->” to see the text of them.
Oh yes… comments regarding Quick Take #2 can be left here. Anything about it (other than unfettered praise) left on this entry will be either edited or deleted.
Holy NCIS cliffhangers, Batman! NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles are making me grumpy that I’ll have to wait until September to see how all this resolves. In the case of the regular NCIS, I want to see how the team recovers and if Ducky lives. In the case of NCIS: Los Angeles, I’m anxious to see how Callen comes out of this and if Hetty is actually able to resign. I was wondering if we were going to find out that Hunter was Callen’s sister or something. Oh well… I’ll be watching the season premieres in September with bated breath.
I heard about Franciscan University’s insurance plan for next year. I think the best way to put this is “cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face”. There are a number of ways that Franciscan could work around the mandate that would not require them to cover contraception. Having a community covenant not to contracept comes to mind as an example. Just look at schools like Liberty University, Cedarville University, and other conservative Christian colleges which have certain standards to which students must abide in order to maintain enrollment. Having something in writing that the student will not contracept in order to stay enrolled wouldn’t be that hard. I also wonder why someone would be attending a school like Franciscan if one wasn’t willing to live according to the teachings of the Magisterium so I’m not even sure that you’d find many students that would contracept there.
Why yes, I’m aware that my commentary on the above Quick Take will bring on hatemail. Two words: BRING IT! This is not about the government persecuting Catholics and until something happens like the Catholic church figures out a way of creating a national insurance plan for all its ministries like the rest of the Christian groups in the country do, there needs to be some brainstorming about how to operate within the law in such a way as to not violate one’s conscience while providing insurance and care for those who need it.
Speaking of not contracepting, the iuseNFP website has a giveaway. It’s a book and a coffee mug. Go check it out. Do it now.
As the primary is coming up for California in a few weeks, I have my usual reminders. I got my absentee ballot last week so it’s coming up soon. Looking at the schedule, it’s June 5th. First reminder: GET YOUR BUTT TO THE POLLING PLACE AND VOTE!!!!!!!!! If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain and have me listen. I don’t really care how you vote as long as you do so. OK… actually, I do care on one thing: Prop 29. The tobacco companies like Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds have piped a boatload of money into the “No on 29” campaign and a “yes” vote is a way to tell them to go Cheney themselves. Second reminder: remember that there is a person on both sides of the combox so please temper your vitriol accordingly. Trust me on this… I’ve screwed up royally in this regard in the past and I’ve caused some deep hurts while also being hurt when people ripped into me. Let’s keep our political chatter polite, OK?
Now that the Promise Walk is over, I’m working on a blogathon for Brett. It’s tentatively scheduled for July 27th at 7 a.m. PDT and will go until 7 a.m. PDT on July 28th. I’ll be blogging every half hour during that time for the purpose of increasing Brett’s adoption fund. Details will be given over at the Blogging for Brett site.
I have the totals I raised for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. My team, Daniel’s Lions, raised $791 total and $701 of that was me. Considering that my goal this year was $300 this year, I’m really happy.
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