Friday, November 28, 2008

Turn off "Cold Case"

To everyone -

I urge everyone to turn off the show "Cold Case" - at least Sun. night. This is a show I've watched in the past but probably will not again.

When I saw the promos for the new episode scheduled to air on Sun. night, I was so upset and shocked that I was unbelieving and speechless. The story line concerns an African American politician whose slogan is 'Change' and who gets murdered. I just don't know how those who came up with this could be so insensitive. It is certainly in extremely poor taste.

I further urge EVERYONE to contact CBS, local affiliates and whoever else might help. I think that it might be great idea if they were to pull this episode. We just don't need this sort of bad taste.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Hopeful Sign

It's not often we actually hear any good news these days, but in the newspaper today, I did run across an item which spoke to me of hope.

Bob Jones University has now put a statement on its website apologizing for the segregationist policies it followed in the past. You can read the entire statement here.

I find it hopeful and refreshing that they would be open about this. I think that things like this clear the air. I also hope that the University's future directions continue to show progress in being sensitive to all students.

And it's delightful to have something positive to report!

P. S.
Did anyone notice I missed my annual birthday greeting to our second President? I'll have to work up a belated one in the next few days or so...

Mayanmar Yet Again

I'm sorry to say that Myanmar is still in the news for brutally abusing human rights.
Around 150 people were given sentences - from 2 - 65 years. Many were held in secret, sometimes with no counsel present. Why? These are protesters for democracy and/or against the brutal military junta.

A leading comedian, who helped distribute post-cyclone aid and gave interviews critical of the government's slow aid efforts, was given 65 years. 65 years! For a comedian! Medieval kings showed court jesters more respect than that!

It is estimated that around 2,100 political prisoners are now held. And that junta has nerve to say they want to be on a road to democracy? How could anyone believe that?

A lone brave soul, Min Thein, staged a silent protest near the headquarters of Aung San Suu Kyi's prodemocracy party, the National League for Democracy.

I am outraged, saddened and frustrated that this situation is still without remedy. I just e-mailed the U. N. Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (e-mail: (
If you go to the Human Rights Watch link on the left, you can look up more background information.

Do everything you can to keep this in our public consciousness, and also pray for the people of Myanmar/Burma.