Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday's musings

One of the things we conservatives point out is that man is very, very fallible--that unfortunately he tends to do wrong, to do evil, and paradoxically that's why, though we need a government, it's dangerous to give that government too much power. So I thought we'd spend today taking a look at what we mean by this, simply looking at today's headlines...
From Ohio:
"Police in Canton say they arrested a man accused in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl in her home. Police say 21-year-old William Hiram Ferguson was one of two men who entered the home Thursday night and demanded money. The toddler, Harmoney Sankey, was shot and killed, and her grandfather was assaulted and shot in the leg."
From Twitter:
"Cybercriminals are rapidly using Twitter - the popular Web-messaging service - to direct users to websites that sell porn and fake drugs and trigger promotions for fake anti-virus subscriptions."
From China:
"Riots and street battles killed at least 140 people in China's western Xinjiang province and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials said Monday the death toll was expected to rise."
From South Carolina:
"A small South Carolina town is being terrorized by a serial killer who is, "very capable of killing again."

BASEBALL DIARY: the Tigers continue their maddening inconsistency--they had a 7 game winning streak, then went on the road and went 3-6, including a 6-2 loss to Minnesota yesterday. They won the first game over this past weekend in Minnesota, then lost the last two. A lot of it is their offense--11 runs this past Friday night, but then only 3 and 2 the next two games. They're lucky to still be in first place.
The Cubs though may be on the rebound--they took 3 of 4 over the weekend from Milwaukee, and won yesterday 8-2. The team got good starting pitching from Ted Lilly. Derek Lee continues to swing a hot bat. The Cubs are only 2 and 1/2 games out of first, despite how poorly they've played...
And the Texas Rangers are back to 10 games over .500 and have served notice they'll be hanging around a bit, as they swept Tampa Bay this past weekend, including last night's 5-2 win. Pitching, defense, and small-ball helped the Rangers win 5 straight. Now they go to California to play the Angels--should be interesting.