Thursday, September 02, 2004
End of the World As We Know It
X-ATI Guy is just a normal guy who goes about his quiet, normal life. But every once in a while, something catches his attention and this normal guy finds himself transforming into a crazy, raging X-er, similar to the transformation the Incredible Hulk experiences (except that X-er is not green or ripped).
This blog post by Doug Phillips on the Bush daughters is one of those "somethings". This is perhaps a little off-topic, but of significant entertainment value for all of you.
As you may know, Jenna and Barbara Bush introduced the First Lady at the GOP Convention a few nights ago. Their speech was dumb and cheesy and a little annoying...and, if you believe some people, it signified the collapse of our nation and the end of civilization as we know it--the moral equivalent of Janet Jackson's Super Bowl moment.
Calling their speech a "shameful display," Phillips quotes an email he received: "How disappointed and embarrassed we were to learn that a family who generally stands for the things of Christ would allow their daughter to so publicly tarnish the family's reputation in the name of being 'hip.' Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised because the girls have been in trouble before, but this was not the venue."
"Dear friends," says Phillips, "we have reached the point in our nation where people actually believe it is honoring to dishonor their parents."
X-er feels slightly silly to be in a position to defend the Bush twins, but Phillips overstates reality so that in all fairness we feel we must. So, dear friends, here is our calm, careful response:
Whatever.As one of our guest posters SRJ commented, "excessive dependence on Biblical Principles interferes with a sense of humor, eh?"