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Friday, 22 September 2006

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Bluestocking

I can't say that I'm surprised...Bush and his cronies have already successfully chipped away at a couple of the other Amendments -- most notably the Fourth, the Fifth, and the Sixth -- and not only have many of the American people not batted an eye, they've praised him for it. The First has been under attack for some time -- ask any member of the press. Some among us of the liberal persuasion talked about emigrating to Canada or points overseas following the 2004 election...seems to me that it's worth keeping that idea on the back burner.

DFW

I wonder what is the legal procedure for calling an elected official to task for deliberately violating their oath of office? Fraud? Breach of contract? Or is the oath of office so totally symbolic that one can violate it so brutally and thoroughly without any fear of consequences?

I am saddened that the role model of so many of our House Republicans seems to be the Iranian model that they so fervently claim to oppose. This Congress could be justifiably labeled the Alice-in-Wonderland Congress.

wijg

In the article, the "The New York Times" link goes to "CollegiateTimes.com" and doesn't reference anything in this article. Can you provide the correct link? Thanks.

DavidD

We've always had a state religion. It's not glaringly obvious to most Americans because it's not a specific religion. It's religiosity.

That's why politicians always assume a public pose of piety and no atheist can ever be elected to anything. That's why governmental celebrations of Christmas and prayers at public events are deemed acceptable as long as they don't explicitly mention, say, Jesus.

For that matter, it would cause public outrage if such ceremonies mentioned Vishnu. Our public religion is more specifically a general kind of Christianity, with the existence of Judaism reluctantly conceded and Islam not quite within the bounds of acceptability.

RandyBastard

I found this article at NYT but it doesn't seem to say what this blogger says it does. Perhaps this isn't the article this post was based on, but it seems to fit the timeline and topic pretty well.

If this is the article in question, then I'd have to say Proceed At Your Own Risk is a VERY apt title for the blog. Maybe Believe This At Your Own Risk would be even better.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/19/washington/19chaplains.html

RICHARD COMMENTS: WHY DO READERS FEEL FREE TO BE SO RUDE? MYSTIFIES ME. ANYHOW, I HAD LINKED TO THE INCORRECT ARTICLE ON THIS BLOG ENTRY FOR WHICH I APOLOGIZE. IT IS NOW CORRECTED.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/21/opinion/21thu3.html?n=Top%2fOpinion%2fEditorials%20and%20Op%2dEd%2fEditorials

RandyBastard

I'll try to follow this incomplete link, Richard.

However... Do you notice the word "OPINION" in the URL?

Hey, I'm as pissed off as the rest of you about this crappy administration. But let's not try to make it any worse than it is. It only makes us look bad.

RICHARD COMMENTS: EDITORIALS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES ARE FIRMLY BASED ON WELL-RESEARCHED FACTS BUT PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE TIMES TO EXPRESS A POINT OF VIEW, A FACT-BASED POINT OF VIEW.

RandyBastard

I apologize for being rude in my first post. This was the second such disparity I found on the internet today (see HuffPo re: Army recruiting numbers) and I think we on the left have to be very cognizant of the facts. If for no other reason than the other side is so oblivious of them.

I've never visited your site before, and know nothing of it, so I shouldn't have disparaged the name.

So, now that I'm being nice... what are the chances of getting a couple pics of Jessica Alba on the site? ;-)

Dreggas

I for one have had enough. Yet another instance of our freedoms being perverted by this congress and administration.

It's time to actually do something about it...

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-.yTF0gw1aaP1.2nowZTk?p=74

Desert Shamu

If they do finally get with they want, its not just gays that are going to have big trouble. Every single person with a decent sex life is going to see what the next step in the grand evangelical strategy for control of your mind. The hets just don't realize yet what's in store. May be too late once they do.

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