Poor Michael Phelps. The hero of the Oylmpics was caught in a picture smoking a bong. I immediately thought several things. What a betrayal for the idiot who took the picture to use it to embarrass or hurt Michael. And Michael, you probably weren't too wise either to smoke pot around people you don't know.....well.
But the kicker is when some idiot public servant in South Carolina said that if Phelps smoked pot in S.C. that he would prosecute him. What? Is this the end of the world as we know it? Please. Let poor Michael alone. It was embarrassing enough that he had to apologize for smoking pot, yeah, we know that was a heart-felt apology.When are they going to end all these non-sensical prosecutions for drugs?
Another thing that really pissed me off this week, was here in NM, where a Domestic partner Bill failed in a Senate committee. Of course the right wing had all the crazies here, especially people from Legacy Church here in Albq. I heard that Christian talk radio gave a "Praise God" that the DP Bill was defeated, and I thought, how much God (whatever God is)is sick to death of so-called Christians giving him credit for all kinds of hatred and discrimination. Not to mention the assumption they make that no gay, or lesbian, or bisexual, or transgender person can be a Christian. I will say more about religion later in another blog, but we are seriously messed up in this country by false religions influencing our institutions and culture. Oh yes, we have a right to believe what we will, but to use our sacred writings as a weapon against others, and to seek to establish laws based on "our interpretation" of those sacred writings, is not only nonsense, but it is dangerous to our democracy and our Republic.
I good example is Prop 8 in CA, which passed last year and outlawed same-sex marriage there. The legislation of discrimination against sexual and gender minorites is tyranical and unconstitutional, mean-spirited and a shame and a sin against humanity. There.....I feel better.