Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Opus 2015-25: Headlines: Today Foie Gras, Tomorrow School Lunches

First, let me be clear:  I don’t have a horse in this race.

Or you could say I don’t have a dog in this fight.

Either way, I have never had foie gras in my stomach.  The very thought makes me want to vomit.  However, as much as I disagree with your taste buds, I will fight to the death your right to exercise them.  Really?  No, not really.

Evidently foie gras is legal again in California.  I don’t think it is worth your while to read it but I got a lot of hits when I looked for in at the on line edition of the Washington Times.  To the media this is a big story.  It was covered by the the L.A. Times, Huffington Post and even Fox.  I had to go to the second page to find the listing for the Washington Times.  I hope you appreciate my diligence. 

For you Philistines out there, foie gras is a fancy name for goose liver pate.  It is a rich man’s liverwurst.  Evidently the animal rights people were concerned that the geese were being force fed to fatten their livers.  The legislature in the People’s Republik of Kalifornia passed a law making it illegal to sell in the Republik.  There was no mention of how this effected the sale of Peking Duck.

My favorite paragraph was
“The law went into effect in 2012 after legal challenges failed, but it was habitually undermined by restauranteurs who continued to serve foie gras, saying they were not selling it but giving it away as a gift, which is not prohibited under the law.”
Not easily deterred, the Republik’s Attorney General is being urged to appeal the ruling.

If the real issue was being force fed then maybe these patriotic and civic minded citizens would want to take up the issue of Michelle Obama trying to force federally mandated lunches down the throats of America’s children.

The Komedy of Kalifornia Kontinues.

homo unius libri


  1. Kareful there my fellow kountryman, the kops might think you're a republikan or something!

    1. I keep thinking of that strange popular song of our youth that declares, "They're coming to take me away!" At least I won't be lonely.

      Grace and peace.


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