mpm's blog

Something we're unprepared for

A report released Friday suggests that as many as a half-million people could die of a bird flu pandemic in the US. The article is a sobering read. While we're busy pouring money into the Iraq and homeland security money pit, we're letting our health care system languish, and are completely unprepared for something like this.

Thanks to AmericaBlog for this one.

Continue Reading

Gary Bauer

I know, putting Gary Bauer in my list of "People who are out of their minds" is not at all a surprise. Here's a new one. The UCC has three resoultions on the table at their Synod, geared toward issues of peace in the Middle East. Gary wants people (I assume his constituents) to sign a petition urging the UCC to vote against these resolutions.

Blog Category: 
Continue Reading

The Empathy Squeeze

This is an amazing article, by Arlie Hochschild, who is a professor of sociology at University of California, Berkeley. Everyone should read it. It's a well reasoned article, about why, specifically lower- and middle-income men will support current economic policies of Bush, like the tax cut. It is along the lines of (but much more incredibly well done than) my post on class a couple of weeks ago.

Continue Reading

This is good (and funny)

Not exactly a prayer I'd say, but it's worth a read. From a Daily Kos journal.

Thanks to Jesuspolitics for this one.

Blog Category: 
Continue Reading

New Tech Blog

You might have noticed a couple of days ago a link appear under "My Stuff" labeled "Pearlbear's Technology Desk." I decided to create a new blog. I hope you like it. I just posted the first in my series on intellectual property from my perspective.

Blog Category: 
Continue Reading

Well, I'll get to see something...

I just found out that GA will have streaming video of the main events. It doesn't replace being there, but it will be nice to at least be able to see something.

Blog Category: 
Continue Reading

Karl Rove must go??

I am getting upset by the whole Karl Rove brou-ha-ha and subsequent storm in the blogosphere. For those of you who are wisely not watching the news, Karl Rove said some things in a conservative forum last night, and is being raked across the coals by democrats. He said, among other things,

"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers,"

Continue Reading

Take a survey

I'm quite interested in finding out the results of this survey. If you're a blogger, take it!

Take the MIT Weblog Survey
Blog Category: 
Continue Reading

UCC and Jesus

I'd heard, many times, the joke that the UCC (United Church of Christ) should be called "Unitarians Considering Christ." I even thought it was kinda funny. Over the past few months, I've been intrigued by the UCC, first because I'm attending PSR, a UCC seminary. Second, because of their welcoming stance toward gays and lesbians, and third is their general reputation as a progressive protestant denomination. I'm learning that they are quite a diverse crowd.

Blog Category: 
Continue Reading

Sigh

Senator Richard Durbin apologized for the comments that I had mentioned in a previous post. Many in the blogosphere are pissed off. Me included.

Blog Category: 
Continue Reading

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - mpm's blog