Yeesh---sending lots of good thoughts your way. Things balance out eventually--hope your balance comes sooner rather than later. In the meantime...chin up! Chest out!
Agreed, vjack. I watch Olbermann and Maddow, but once I move (very soon), I'm not getting cable. I won't have time for it, and honestly, all I really watch regularly is the news. I'm actually looking forward to having to look for new, better news outlets...we'll see how that goes...
I see they have "Religions Around the World," but oddly, no link to, say, 'Atheist Revolution.' =D Harrr...
Wait a second...were all the links to all the churches removed from the website, or just the gay-friendly ones that the state had recently put up? It's only a victory for the separation of church and state if all the links were removed--it's a victory for faith-fueled bigotry and a failure of separation of church and state if any links to churches remained.
The headline says "Conn. state Web site removes church links," but the article says "Links to churches that welcome gay members have been removed from a Connecticut
state government Web site," and says nothing about removing all of the church-related links. In fact, according to the DoC&F spokesperson, "questions of separation of church and state did come into play" with the links to "open and affirming churches." By "open & affirming," I'm assuming they mean "gay-friendly." So, what---there's no problem with the separation of church and state with those bigoted-shithead church links?
Am I missing something?
I've watched Maddow's coverage of this all last week, and when I saw she was still hammering away at it this week, I couldn't help myself no longer and ordered the Sharlet book. I figured, if I'm going to be pissed off over bits and pieces, I may as well know the whole deal.
Sparse crowd...but it still looked like a whirlwind of dumb and crazy. I applaud Userjack6880 for being able to go, take pictures, and not gouge out his own eyes.
...so much for ever visiting the Capitol Visitor Center,
It's funny we still get this well into our 30s. *sigh*
I have a terrible feeling this is going to end up looking like "See the little kids clashing with their parents just for the sake of doing so and not because they have a well-thought out, perfectly acceptable worldview." I mean, unless their parents are the nutbag Warrior for Jesus, or You're-Not-Getting-Any-Christmas-Presents!! types, I think these kids will get short-shrifted in this.