Thursday, November 30, 2006

Did Congress Authorize this War?

I'm not so sure it did:

God Bless America

Here's CNN talking about the new more difficult citizenship exam:

I particularly enjoy this sentence: "No longer would it be sufficient to know the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial)."

Presumably, the parenthetical is for CNN's American readers.

Has an official movement begun, by the way, which insists that elected officials also pass the test? How about religious leaders? Here's an exam question for them: How many times does the word "God" appear in the U.S. Constitution?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

On religion

We'll be talking alot about religion on this blog, so long as one day there is a "we" beyond me and myself. At any rate, Sam Harris at HuffPo is apparently involved in an organized debate about religion and atheism. Mr. Harris represents atheism, and answers the question "why are atheists so angry?"

This atheist, for one, is not angry. Sad for the state of humanity sometimes, but fairly infrequently angry. The thought of religion makes me a little angry sometimes, but then, thinking of the final episode of Six Feet Under makes me happy, so go figure.

Here's Sam Harris:

Monday, November 27, 2006


By the way, for all my regular readers, the Dems won control of both houses like 5 weeks ago or something.