Pray for Don Siegelman on his birthday

Tonight’s 60 minutes piece on the grave injustice served against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman was very well done.  60 Minutes showed the monumental efforts to keep Siegelman out of Alabama politics.

  • How the Federal prosecutor, Laura Canary, that led the charge against him, is the wife of the campaign manager of Siegleman’s opponent in the 2006 Governor’s race.
  • How the main witness against Siegelman was a criminal who lied in order to get a reduced sentence on other charges.
  • How Washington intervened and began to systematically investigate anyone connected with Sielgeman, without cause.
  • How Siegelman never got a dime from the alleged bribery, was never accused of taking money, and was treated like a violent criminal—instead of the popular and successful Governor that he was.
  • And last but not least, how the Justice Department has not released any documents on the case—all members of the Justice department and the Bush White House have refused to testify to congress about the case of Gov. Don Siegelman.

Today was also Don’s Siegelman birthday. Let us pray for  his speedy release. Visit Donsiegelman.com for more info.

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30 day sex challenge

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It is nice to see a Christian minister with a sex positive attitude for a change. Of course if you are single, it’s more like, 30 days to contemplate sex. CNN and AP report:

YBOR CITY, Florida (AP) — A southwest Florida church issued a challenge for its married members: Hanky panky every day.

Relevant Church head pastor Paul Wirth issued the 30-day sex challenge to take on high divorce rates.
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“And that’s no different for people who attend church,” Wirth said Sunday. “Sometimes life gets in the way. Our jobs get in the way.”

The challenge doesn’t extend to unwed congregants, however.

The poor pastor’s servers got overloaded and you can’t access his site 30daysexchallenge.com to find out more details. And I thought this was a nice way to dovetail the previous post which hit upon the intersection of Limmud, Sexperts, and Hungarian Sexual morays of the 19th century. Suffice to say, it was an exciting talk.

Regarding the pastor and his challenge—you’ll have to have a chuppah for all that …..hanky panky.

Speilberg does the right thing

genocide_olympics2.pngSpielberg has pulled out of the Chinese Olympics to protest the lack of progress on Darfur. Variety reports:

I find that my conscience will not allow me to continue with business as usual,” Spielberg said. “At this point, my time and energy must be spent not on Olympic ceremonies but doing all I can to help bring an end to the unspeakable crimes against humanity that continue to be committed in Darfur….

“Sudan’s government bears the bulk of the responsibility for these ongoing crimes, but the international community, and particularly China, should be doing more to end the continuing suffering there,” Spielberg said in his statement. “China’s economic, military and diplomatic ties to the government of Sudan continue to provide it with the opportunity and obligation to press for change.”

hat tip to kubrickfan