Bobbi and I have been watching the CNN series, God's Warriors, by Christiana Ampour. It is a well done and balanced look at religious fanatics. The first 2 hour segment was on Jewish fanatics, the second segment was on Islamic fanatics and tonight's will be on Christian fanatics.
It is all very scary and hard to take in but it is a reality. Life means nothing to these "warriors' as long as they feel God condones their actions. They take passages from the Bible and Koran and use them as reasons for slaughtering each other. Their beliefs are hard and unrelenting. Yet, they all can show very human sides. Parent and Spouse one day and then a religious terrorists the next. All in the name of God.
On another issue, I keep wondering when someone might seriously take on Pete Domenici for next year. He is actually vulnerable for a host of reasons. So far some political unknowns are announcing they will do it but they have no political connections in the state or the Democratic Party. The nomination is there for the taking, especially when one must have the adequate amount of delegate votes in the next preprimary nominating convention. The legislature changed the law clandestinely last year and now if you want on the ballot you can't rely on nominating signatures to get there. The only way is to get the required amount of delegate votes. That means someone with Democratic Party contacts will have the advantage over anyone else.
Given Domenici's unusual vulnerability there will be money available from national sources to help a moderately string Democratic candidate. It is there for the asking.