NO, HEARING voices definitely isn’t a good sign. After learning about the horrific story of Angelo Mendoza, the man who’s accused of biting out the eyes of his 4-year-old son, we noticed a low-level meme running through the news: literally dozens of stories in recent weeks about crimes from murder to rape to arson to suicide allegedly committed by people who claim to hear voices. Our belief is that at least some of these people really are hearing voices, and those voices aren’t coming from beings loyal to God.
AFTER THE excitement of torrential rains this morning and Sam’s big adventure in the backyard this afternoon, settling in to talk about whether or not the president wants to nationalize health care is positively relaxing. Also: it’s President Obama’s birthday — where was he born (hint: it’s Hawaii, and if you even HINT otherwise, you’re clearly a racist xenophobic wingnut who needs to be stopped at all costs)?
WITH COMPANY in the bunker again tonight, we turn to another timely and important interview. In January of 2007, we talked with author, attorney and bioethicist Wesley J. Smith, whose blog Secondhand Smoke is a must-read if you’re concerned about the direction of medical ethics.