on not being afraid to say "I don't know." Including this lovely bit:
It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.
People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint.
That's one hell of a wedding present. I'd read somewhere that Jolie likes to shoot, don't know of Pitt had to make himself, or if he's ok on firearms.
And in unrelated news, we had a front come through this afternoon; went from 102 to 86 in maybe an hour. And a little bit ago it RAINED! Not much, but it was rain! And it's now 65 out there; should be nice weather for tomorrow.