An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 1 June 2010
“In my 21 years of active duty only worked closely with a hand full of WM’s (Woman Marine) which by-the-way, WM is no longer “PC”…They’re now referred to as FM’s (Female Marine)…anyway, I know there are MANY good WM’s out there but this is just too funny not to share.”
Shared by Ken the Cop….once a Marine, always a Marine!
She’s so funny. I wonder if her middle name is actually Hypocrisy? Sure does fit her!
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage.
According to an e-mailed statement obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”
Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the statement came from the Gores, but declined to comment further.
Pfft! I would have dumped that sanctimonious blow hard SOB a LONG time ago, but then, that’s just me.
Time to Change Course in the Middle East
Early Monday morning in the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea, helicopters lowered Israeli Commandos onto a Turkish-flagged ferry carrying 600 passengers determined to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Beset by activists armed with poles, knives and guns, the Israelis defended themselves, and the resulting violence left at least nine dead. Hours later, the International Atomic Energy Agency released a report claiming that Iran now has enough nuclear fuel, with further enrichment, to make two nuclear weapons. These two stories are not unrelated. And they ought to serve as a signal to the Obama administration that it is time to change its approach to the region.
A federal judge has ruled two Connecticut public high schools can’t hold their graduations inside a church because that would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
Just how is holding a graduation ceremony in a church an ‘endorsement of religion’? Not to mention it’s not actually ‘unconstitutional’.
The Enfield school board says it voted to hold services June 23 and 24 at The First Cathedral in Bloomfield because it had enough space at the right price. But two students and three of their parents sued.
Wonder how much the ACLU paid those people to get their knickers in a twist over a non-issue? Just speculating here.
The judge says Enfield had unconstitutionally entangled itself with religion by agreeing to cover much of the church’s religious imagery. She also says the town coerced the plaintiffs to support religion by forcing them to enter the church for graduation.
It’s a shame that so many judges have bought into the wrong side.
A In Adam’s Fall
We sinned all.
B Thy Life to Mend
This Book Attend.
C The Cat doth play
And after slay.
D A Dog will bite
A Thief at night.
E An Eagle’s flight
Is Out of sight.
F The Idle Fool
Is Whipt at School.
The New England Primer – 1690
I’m of the mind we need to bring religion back into education. Ever wonder why the youth of today is so immoral? No morality is taught. It’s not something you’re born with ya know.
“But one condition is essential to the social education of man, — namely, morality.”
“Civilization depends on morality.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Can an atheist be moral? Sure, for a time. But the rules are constantly changing. In faith, the rules are constant.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…
Why do judges keep getting it wrong?
The plain language shows that the First Amendment restricts only Congress’ powers! The People of the States are free to establish (or dis-establish) any religion they want – this is one of the powers retained by the States or the People! (source)
It is Congress, you know, those whose salaries come from OUR pockets, who are prohibited from establishing a religion, with forced taxes/tithes. A state, or community, can do what it pleases, including holding a graduation ceremony inside a church.