There's been a lot of interesting blogging and talking about what progressive Christianity is, and means, right now. We are in interesting times, a time when the corruption of the neoconservatives is becoming fully known and understood, as well as the corrupt marriage between them and the religious right is breaking down in such a way that we hope cannot be repaired.
Every once in a while I come across a new blog that is worth telling others about. This one is called "Once Upon a Time…" and it's a fascinating blog about the power of narrative, and how the way we tell the stories we tell have an important effect. There is a great post on New Orleans. It's long, but worth the read.
Hat tip to Crooks and Liars.
Last week, there was a silly article in Forbes magazine, which I didn't blog about because it was so silly. The title of the article "Attack of the Blogs" and the first line, "Web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective. Their potent allies in this pursuit include Google and Yahoo" pretty much tells you everything you need to know about it. Basically, it's why business should worry about bloggers.
I was driving with a friend tonight into San Francisco. We were talking about this and that, and approaching the Bay Bridge toll lanes. Right in front of me was one of those really big Hummers. You know the kind. Big, obnoxious SUV that really is supposed to be a combat vehicle, gets 15 miles to the gallon, and you can never see around? I said to my friend, "everytime I see one of those things, I want to flip them the finger." It was a very un-Buddhist/Christian/charitable/whatever thought. I had a very clear idea of what kind of people drive Hummers.
Who is Ed Rogers? I don't really know (he does seem to show up making excuses for Republicans), except he was on a talk show, and was out of his mind enough to suggest that Clinton's perjury was worse than Libby's perjury. Hmmm. Yup, prize of the week. Digby had a post about it yesterday.
I have been extremely reserved in my posting on the Plamegate brou-haha, even though I have been completely immersed in the news and blogosphere talk about it over the past couple of weeks. Part of it is I don't want to show my news addiction quite so blatantly. Part of it is that I don't want to bore people who are bored by it.
I know, I'm a little behind the 8 ball on this. But I spent the day in the woods and on the beach. At least I've gotten some enjoyment out of reading week…
Anyway, Meiers is gone, not because she's not qualified, but, probably primarily this speech did her in. It's a speech she gave in 1993, and sounds pretty darned pro-choice to me. So she's not a wing-nut, or at least certainly wasn't back then. It has been interesting to watch the right on this one, and watch Bush and Harriet twist in the wind.