Thursday, June 29, 2006

Separated at birth?

For those not in this area, that's RI's Sen. Lincoln Chafee. If you have caption suggestions, post them in the comments.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Use this phrase in everyday conversation

Here's what the Providence Visitor, Rhode Island's Catholic newspaper, had to say about recent comments made by Sen. Edward Kennedy about same-sex marriage:

He spoke at length about his opposition to the amendment and criticized anyone who dare insist that "gay marriage" was wrong. "A vote for this amendment is a vote for bigotry, pure and simple," he said.

Alas, same-sex marriage is neither "pure" nor "simple"; rather, it is a real threat to traditional marriage, family life and religious freedom in our nation. To simply dismiss all those who support a constitutional protection of traditional marriage as "bigots" is ridiculous and dangerous. Among its supporters are members of the Catholic Church, the Greek and Russian Orthodox churches, the National Association of Evangelicals, representatives of the Jewish faith, the Mormon Church, the Coalition of African-American Pastors and 49 of his fellow senators.

It appears that, after many years of public service, Kennedy has become bloated by the blight of political hysteria and demonic demagoguery. Defending marriage is neither a movement by bigots nor an attempt to legalize prejudice. Pure and simple, it is an effort to establish in law what has always been true: that marriage is between one man and one woman.

"Bloated by the blight of political hysteria and demonic demagoguery." Wow. I think we all should make the effort to start using that phrase in everyday conversation, don't you?

Sunday, June 25, 2006


However you got here, welcome. You've reached the blog of someone who is often cranky in Rhode Island. There's always plenty in this state and in the rest of the world about which to be cranky, so I figured I might as well put in my two cents. Some of you know who I am and some don't, and that's fine. Hopefully what I write will stand on its own, never mind who I am offline. Comments are welcome, but I reserve the right to moderate them if it comes to that. Can't think of anything else to write for an intro, so I'll post this and then start posting on actual subjects right after.