Wednesday, October 11, 2006

We take care of values and God will take care of the rest???

If this is honestly the way that a significant number of voters in America think, then we have got such a serious cultural divide in this country that I can't even begin to imagine how to bridge it. I have even spent more time living and working with hard core Christians (when I was in AmeriCorps in the South) than a lot of liberals I know, but this comment pretty much floored me. From the LA Times:

Joe Hester, an accountant, said he would vote for Talent because the incumbent "supports family values and I think McCaskill is too liberal for our state…. I'm a strong Christian, and I believe if you take care of the values, God will take care of the rest."

How are you celebrating?

Important news that just crossed my desk:

October is "National Cyber Security Awareness Month." I can't believe that it's 10 days in and I haven't done anything yet to mark the most important month on the calendar when it comes to security on the Interweb.

To find out how you can take part in this month-long celebration, whether you're a home user, business, organization, educator, or administrator, check out the online toolkit.

I myself am making a bold move to take part in National Cyber Security Awareness Month by following one of the tips for "home users" with this important announcement: benfritz.blogspot.com is officially endorsing National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Also, don't forget to check out all the exciting events on the National Cyber Security Awareness Month Calendar. And since it's obviously a high profile, important holiday, you can submit your own events for the calendar to an aol.com e-mail address that has been set up for the occassion!