Saturday Night News Roundup

News Roundup

There’s a conference for peace and spiritual awakening in Washington DC. I wonder if it’s possible to get Eric Cantor, John Boehner and Don Young to the conference.

Several rare Vietnam War photos have surfaced. Some of these are extremely good.

There seems to be a lot of buzz over an agreement between labor leaders and business leaders which should clear the way for immigration reform. The media’s painting a picture where everyone is popping the champagne corks, but I’m not so sure. I believe that conservatives have not only said no, but hell no to any type of immigration reform. I’m not sure than an agreement between labor and business is going to change that. The recent reaction of John McCain to a constituent illustrates the point. Basically, conservatives believe, and rightly so, that these undocumented workers came here illegally. The problem is that they are here illegally and therefore you have to deal with the illegal aspect of their presence first. Any thought that these “economic refugees” (I still believe that this is a better term to describe the immigrants who have come here because of their economic status in their own country) are going to voluntarily go back to their home countries is laughable. I have a better chance of twitching my nose and making millions of dollars fall from the sky than you have of these undocumented workers simply packing up and going home. It simply won’t happen.

Rush Limbaugh is upset that Doctor Ben Carson is stepping down as commencement speaker because of his anti-gay statements. What really has gotten to Rush Limbaugh is the fact that medical students are bent out of shape. Unfortunately, what he doesn’t realize is that medical students are young, idealistic and liberal. It’s only later when they become old, seasoned and grizzled physicians, who are stuck in their ways, that they move on to the conservative side. I’m not sure what happened to me. I am clearly old. I’m clearly grizzled. I have yet to embrace conservatism. 🙂

I’m just wondering why I haven’t stumbled across buried treasure like an old Spanish Galleon filled with silver. Of course, I live in Asheville, North Carolina. There are not many Spanish Galleons here in Asheville. Then there’s that day job that I have that seems to take up a considerable amount of time.

Many Catholics are up in arms because Pope Francis has washed the feet of two young poor women. I don’t get it. Isn’t this an example directly out of the Bible? As a matter fact, why don’t other religious figures do the same thing? Can you imagine some of those Sunday evangelists like Rick Warren washing the feet of some of his poor parishioners? Nope, I don’t see it either. (more…)