Print this article and mail it (don’t email it) to your congressman

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone is my Bible for understanding the recent financial meltdown. His recent article is Wall Street’s Bailout Hustle. The hair on your neck will stand up on end.

Taibbi is no social or political conservative. He takes a lot of heat from his usual crowd for his willingness to take on the current administration and its reliance on the same people who engineered the recent meltdown. His language is at times raw and blue. He hates crooks. That makes it pretty simple for him. This is like shooting fish in a barrel.

I am copying off the article and sending it to my Senators and House Rep – by mail and not by email.I want to let them know that I am reading this stuff and that I know a bit of what they know but don’t talk about. And it will affect the way I vote.

If you read the article, and I suggest you not only read it but put Taibbi’s blog in your blog aggregator, consider sending it to your congressman, too, with some portions highlighted to draw their attention to the money shots.

Political activism is not my deal. But there are times when scams are so big and so outrageous that the energy of response just flows. I think we might be living in one of those times. I have my eye on our new MA Senator Scott Brown and there is enough there to make me nervous already. I think some of my more conservative friends forgot he was a politician.

BTW, Rolling Stone is one of my hangovers from college days. I sure miss the 60s. Like rock ‘n roll, it helps save me from bad Christianity.

How many of these kinds of books can you read???

Here’s another new one: It’s Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God’s Favor  by Joel Osteen. Don’t you feel your brain dripping out through your nose with another one of these kinds of books? This is not a screed against Olsteen. It’s just a title that says “blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah”. How many of these kinds of books do we evangelicals need to read? I don’t get it.