Servant of the Secret Fire

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The name I've chosen comes from "Lord of the Rings," when Gandalf faces down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. My Hebrew name is Esther (which is related to the word for "hidden" or "secret") Serafina (which means "burning"). This seems appropriate because although I don't usually put myself forward, I do care very passionately about a lot of things. Maybe through these blogs I can share some of these passions, as well as less weighty ideas and opinions, with others.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy

Tom DeLay is out, and I’m sure it has nothing to do with the subject of this article: Federal Probe Has Edged Closer to Texan. Why, Tom says so - would he lie? We all know he’s being persecuted because he’s a “Christian.” If you believe this I’ve got some nice oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you.

I found this part of the article to be particularly nauseating - just one more example of crooks protecting their own. “DeLay also is entitled under federal election rules to convert any or all of the remaining funds from his reelection campaign to his legal expenses, whether or not he resigns, is indicted (my emphasis) or loses the election. Election lawyers say one advantage of bowing out of the election now is that the campaign cash can be converted to pay legal bills immediately, instead of being drained in the course of a bid to stay in office.” I don’t know what should happen to that money, but this is one thing that it shouldn’t be allowed to be used for. (Sorry about ending a sentence with a preposition, Esther - I just think it reads better. As Winston Churchill used to say, “This is something up with with we will not put.”)

For more on poor oppressed Christians check this hilarious clip from Bill Maher - as he says, nothing says “I’m oppressed” like the opulent Regency Ballroom of a fancy hotel. (He starts out talking about Andy Card leaving the White House.)

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