Opinions and musings on religion, philosophy, science, politics, and life from a conservative Catholic neurosurgeon.
It only serves to confirm my opinion that America is completely dysfunctional.I notice that my prediction that a deranged person would attack a school bus almost came true in Alabama.Fortunately, it was only a slightly deranged gunman, who 'only' shot the school bus driver and kidnapped a young child.Although, predictably, there are already calls for school bus drivers to be armed.I'm surprised Michael hasn't written a thread calling for armed guards to be placed on school buses with orders to take down an intruder within 10 seconds. Or to arm the school children themselves.
Johann, I guess that means you're going to turn down that engraved immigration invitation you received.We're all very disappointed, but we understand and support your decision.
Georgie,It's PDQ, remember? No thanks, I don't want to emigrate to America. I am very happy here in Australia, which is a safe and caring society. Although we don't have separation of church and state, that's actually a plus, because as a result, Australia has a largely secular society, with weekly church goers in single figure numbers, even Christmas/Easter Christians in the minority and most Australians being just wedding and funeral Christians.You should be careful what you wish for. Separation of state and church might actually be a plus for religios faith.
Most Americans where I live are just wedding and funeral Christians as well."Although we don't have separation of church and state, that's actually a plus, because as a result, Australia has a largely secular society, with weekly church goers in single figure numbers..."That's not a "secular" society, that's a godless society."You should be careful what you wish for. Separation of state and church might actually be a plus for religios faith."It's still a made up extra-constitutional concept, plucked out of context from the personal letters of a man (Jefferson) who was not an author of the Constitution, and foisted upon us by a KKK member. But I'll be sure to give them thanks the next time my constitutional rights are being gang-raped by the government. Little John
First they invent a concept (the so-called separation) that is used as a weapon against people of faith, then they ask us to thank them. TRISH
By the way, I ran across this... training video from the Department of Homeland Insecurity. It basically advises people threatened by an "active shooter" (i.e., a f**king lunatic with one or more semiautomatic weapons) to cower, get a pair of scissors to defend yourself with (will a letter opener work? a stapler? toner cartridge?), turn your phone off, then call 911 on your phone, and wait on the police to get there.Sounds like a plan.
Over 1,500 gun deaths in the U.S. since the Newton Massacre. In another 7 weeks gun deaths since Newton will pass the death toll of 9/11, and every few months another 9/11 level of death, then another, and another…Let Freedom Ring!-KW
Well, nobody need worry when you're around, right? The flashing fists of steel and near-supernatural aerobatics will disarm the most vicious gunsel. Or lust-crazed vixen.
Unfortunately Admiral, I can’t be everywhere at once. But rest assured, if I where an omnipotent being I would indeed stop the murder of innocents before they happened. Anything less would be immoral,-KW
KW: Then I assume you'll be posting the sign in your front yard?Little John
llion, I was born at on Army base to a soldier father, served 6 years in the Navy, and have worked in the defense industry ever since. Every ship in the Navy has a piece of satcom gear I’ve designed or tested (or soon will). I’ve never collected a penny of unemployment, always gladly paid the taxes I owe, regularly give to charity, and have voted at every opportunity. I’ve given as much to my country as anyone here.So screw you and your imaginary “real Americans”.-KW
"So screw you and your imaginary “real Americans”."Dewd! simply *everyone* has known all along that that is your attitude.
I think we all know the old saying: "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away (*)"(*) except in Europe, in which case they are hours away -- and must chech the "health and safety" regs first.