Wednesday, October 15, 2003

International A.N.S.W.E.R. March on Washington Oct 25th

Reminder: International A.N.S.W.E.R. March on Washington and San Francisco
OCTOBER 25, 2003

Bring the troops home now
End the occupation of Iraq
Money for jobs, education & healthcare - Not war

International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & Racism) is organizing marches on Washington, D.C. and San Francisco for Saturday, October 25, 2003 to protest U.S. Wars around the world. Read more about the march, including the call to action and logistical information, on their website.

The 100 greatest novels of all time

The 100 greatest novels of all time

" the BBC prepares to reveal [Great Britain's] best loved books, The Observer has compiled its own list of essential fiction from the past 300 years..."

How many of these books have you read?

* I hope Anonymoses will appreciate #7*
*This blog particularly appreciates #52*

Two Nations.. Under God(?)...Indivisible(?)

Two Nations- Under God(?)...Indivisible(?)

The Supreme Court will hear the case of "under God".
They added the Pledge of Allegiance to the docket for its new term on Tuesday, agreeing to consider whether public schools violate the Constitution by requiring teachers to lead their classes in pledging allegiance to the flag of "one nation under God."

I find the whole thing quite silly.

If we want to have a realistic court decision on the Pledge, let's talk about issues which are more tangible and pressing than Deity recogition.

Today, it is more apparent than ever that we are two nations under God.
America is totally polarized. You read it in the see it on your television see it in electoral results and public polls. There it is...right under your noses.

Choose your polar labels..Conservative/Liberal; Republican/Democrat; Washington Times reader/Washington Post reader; FOX news fan/ABC Nightline fan; Red State/Blue State; Rush Limbaugh listener/NPR supporter; Christian Right/Progressive; Pro-War/ get the gist of it, don't you?

If Justice Scalia would recuse himself from the "under God" case, who should recuse themselves if the "two nations under God" case should come along?

Every justice save Sandra Day O'Connor would have to step aside, I would think.

After the Selection 2000 case, Justice Sandra is the only Supreme Court justice who may not be hypnotized and infected by polarization.

Or how about letting Justice Sandra recuse herself and let "two nations" come to a 4-to-4 tie...the imagined "two nations" appeals court ruling would automatically be affirmed and the truth would be affirmed.

We are no longer one nation under God....
*if we are indeed under assured, the Supremes will let us know whether or not we are under God soon.*

We are two nations...the "indivisible" being reserved for another day in court.

Saletan: The Unstoppable Howard Dean

William Saletan: As hard as they've tried, confounded 2004 Democratic candidates can't find a way to deter the unstoppable Howard Dean

They just can't get it right

"....You can imagine how angry I am, as a swing voter, to find out these horrible things about Dean. My hands are trembling so violently, I can barely write his name on the check...."