01 June 2012

Four - it's the new Five

Is it Friday night already?  How did this happen?  Wasn't it just Monday?  No, no it wasn't.  Welcome to the wonderful world of shortened work weeks.  They are inevitably brutal, leaving you exhausted and wondering, 'Seriously, what just happened?'  Sure, they start with such promise.  A long weekend.  A Monday off. And this week's Memorial Day Monday here in New England was beautiful.  It made it easy to NOT think about work.  But then it was Tuesday and the Work Week Shrew extracted her angry revenge.  She made sure that in the four working days left, the usual 50-plus hours were going to get crammed in.  So those five days were crammed in to four, as they always are.  Four truly is the new five.

Speaking of five, the state of Idaho, where my amazing second child, CAL, is currently living, has decided it knows what's funny and has banned the sale of this:
Are you offended? You shouldn't be.
Really...because they fear it offends a significant portion of their population? That population is, of course, my fellow brothers and sisters in the Church.  Guess what?  If you're offended, it's time to lighten up.  This action does us no favors. None.  Polygamy happened.  It happened in Biblical times and it happened in the early history of the Church.  Those practicing it today and those striving to making it look 'normal' (ahem, creepy, creepy "Sister Wives") are not members of the Church.  This thing isn't offensive.  Offensive would be taking something truly sacred and mocking it, no matter your faith.  The world would be a far better place if we stopped mocking what is sacred to others.

So lighten up, Idaho Legislature.  Lighten up, go take four, because four is the new five.


Scott Hinrichs said...

The media loves the brouhaha over the vodka. This kind of sensationalism sells the media's product.

But it's difficult for me to understand why anyone would oppose the labeling of the vodka. I wonder what is on the labels of other distilled spirits sold in Idaho. Of course, being a teetotaler, I don't know. And frankly, I don't care.

Jason said...

Wasatch Brewery sells a barley and hops varietal named "Polygamous Polly" for sale throughout Utah. What does Idaho have that Utah doesn't?