A daily blog in defense of liberalism and the President.
It is time for the cruel and destructive practice of "Don’t ask don’t tell" to end in the United States Military. I want to congratulate Lt. Dan Choi who has now been kicked out of the service for revealing he was gay for having the character and strength to face down the discrimination he faced under the current policy. I am sure there are plenty of people out there who find this policy completely acceptable and if you do you are wrong and you are a bigot. This is just homophobia and it is time that it comes to an end! I consider this one of President Obama’s failures since he has been in office. I understand he really doesn’t want the fight right now with all the problems we currently face and two wars, but just like with torture, if we are going to be a country with integrity who has a true ethical center then we need to face down the bigots and haters in our military and our nation who believe it is ok to discriminate against others because they don’t believe their personal life choices are morally correct or are an abomination against whatever god you may be praying too.
I saw a news report on CNN yesterday that I just have to comment on. There is a cell phone application called "Me So Holy" where you can put your face in an outline of Jesus or a nun or some other religious picture. I found it to be very funny, but Apple did not because they refused to sell it on their phones. I am sure they did not want the bad publicity, but I think there are plenty of people out there who would not find it blasphemous and find it very amusing. I guess Apple just doesn’t want to piss off the Jesus lovers because we all know how sensitive they can be.
Finally I come to the Philosopher of the Week, and we are sticking with the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau who wrote, "Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity." I wish this was the case on Wall Street, but alas these men never examine their evil deeds. Well until tomorrow; go see Star Trek if you haven’t yet, and goodbye...