I consider myself a conservative in spite of all the surveys I’ve taken that call me a centrist.
Maybe I am. The news now reports that President Bush is following the conservative wing of the Republican party by endorsing the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Read more
And philosopher, too. Read my daughters blog entry today. Whew. Great Stuff.
Local 6 News in Orlando, FL, reports that STDs are running rampant in my retirement community, The Villages. As my brother, Dan, says, “There must be a joke in here somewhere.”
As a youth leader in our church, we find that the biggest fear of teenagers in relation to sex is pregnancy. Their fear is mis-focused. Their greatest physical fear should be STDs. Pregnancy is not permanent and it’s fixable. Birth usually cures pregnancy, and I’ve know several teens who have made the pregnancy mistake and are now doing nicely, thank you.
Some STDs, however, are more permanent. In the 50’s there were three known STDs, today there are 30 and 30% of those are incurable. Some forms of STDs can make the STD sufferer sterile.
People who have multiple sexual partners (or those who have sex with someone who’s had multiple sex partners) are four times more likely to contract an STD than get pregnant.
Obviously, retired folk have the same mis-conception (pun intended) that teens do.
That’s what troubles me, this notion we have to take sides in this country, now. You’re either for us or against us, Republican or Democrat, red state or blue state. Nobody looks at an issue and struggles over the right position to take any more. And, yet, our ability to reason is what makes us human. Lately, why do we seem so willing to forfeit that reason in exchange for the good feeling of belonging to a group? We all just take the position of our team. I’ve certainly done it and hated myself for it.
Well, I’ve checked all my accounts and so far nobody’s cleaned me out. You know the funniest thing about this VA fiasco of the theft of 26.5 million veterans’ personal data is that the VA, FTC, FBI, and the media keep saying, there’s no evidence that the perp even knows what he’s got. Sheesh. Do you suppose the perp doesn’t watch TV?
Enough of that. I’m having a ball fiddling around with this site. WordPress, the tool this blog is written in, is very powerful. It has lots of themes and plugins available to make it more powerful.
One is a tool to allow you to subscribe to this blog so that you get email updates when I publish stuff. I promise I won’t use your email address to send you spam or pretend I’m the VA and allow someone to steal it. I won’t give it away, either. You can click the above link or the one in the sidebar. You can also unscubcribe any time you want. Like if this blog gets too boring for you.
Anyway, “toodles,” until next time.