Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Serpent Won

The Tosa Thunder lost a lopsided game yesterday. Many players missed the game ,either sick or attending funerals. That's sports. Sometimes you are going to be short handed. They'll regroup and come out fighting next Saturday.

Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training this weekend. Opening day will be here in about 6 weeks. It's hard to imagine all this snow melting by then.

Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn was on "Meet the Press" this morning talking about climate change and carbon emissions. Her basic argument is that lower emissions have to be cost beneficial. Yes, the same argument that the airplane and automobile industries used for years. Over the second half of the past century planes used to fall out of the sky on a frequent basis and serious car accidents almost always had a fatality. Sure, there's still some car fatalities but a lot fewer and plane crashes are very infrequent. Congress found a backbone and put people ahead of corporate profits for once. Safety equipment and industry regulations became vogue. It's so sad to see a dinosaur like Marsha Blackburn living in the past century still.

The talking heads were in an uproar about the Syrian violence and how the U.S. isn't doing much. As I recall, there wasn't a lot of American support over the summer when President Obama wanted to intervene. The majority of America is just tired of foreign intervention. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. It's just what happens when you go on a 10 year Easter egg hunt in Iraq and  don't even find the peeps.

Most people believe that modern medicine is a gift. Either from God, science or a combination of both. Pastor Jamie Coots was a third generation Kentucky serpent handler and the star of "Snake Salvation." He believed that poisonous snakebites couldn't harm those anointed by God. Pastor Coots was bitten by a poisonous snake on Saturday. Pastor Coots refused medical treatment because he was anointed by God. Pastor Coots died Saturday night.


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