Monday, 14 March 2016

Fused American Politicians

I was listening to a profile of Senator Ted Cruz on Radio 4 yesterday afternoon. He was described as a deeply religious man who supports the death penalty. There's a breathtaking illogicality about that juxtaposition of views. It seems to me that there's a disturbing similarity between the American religious right and conservative Islam.

I'm travelling around the country this week and obviously staying in hotels on the way. Woke up at 4:30 this morning and decided to iron my decidedly wrinkled trousers, only to have the fuses blow in my hotel room. It was somewhat tricky getting dressed in the pitch black in order to go down to reception and have the power restored.


  1. Cruz comes from a family of religious extremists; his dad thinks atheists should be rounded up and put in camps.

  2. The ideological problem for most Christians arises from the Old Testament
    'an eye for an eye' etc.