Friday, February 27, 2009

Christian Bashing?

Seriously, there are some Christians who are appropriating this term, once used by gay, lesbian, and transgender persons who've been physically attacked and put in the hospital. They use it to mean that people don't like them or are criticizing them. We use it to when we've been attacked. Check out this video and see if being Christian-bashed is the same as being gay-bashed.

h/t the bilerico project

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oklahoma Passes Sovereignty Bill

I found this post today at I am wondering if I am misunderstanding something--is my homestate's bigotry so outlandish that it'd leave the union over immigration, gay, and other social rights, if the federal government mandated them?

Sometimes it's embarrassing coming from what I was raised to believe was the greatest state in the Union, where the buffalo roam, where deer and antelope play..where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day. Heck, if you asked me, that old song doesn't mean crap nowadays.

Now I am even wondering if Klan membership is increasing there.

Perhaps I am misreading something. Here, you read it:

Spurred by President Obama's stimulus package, today the Oklahoma House passed a bill declaring the state sovereign from any rule of the federal government not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, the first shot in a growing national movement intended to give states the power to defy federal laws on a broad range of issues from abortion to gun control to hate crimes.

Via the Christianist site WorldNetDaily:

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 1003 Feb. 18 by a wide margin, 83 to 13, resolving, "That the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States. "The language of HJR 1003 further serves notice to the federal government "to cease and desist, effectively immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers." The sponsor of the resolution, state Rep. Charles Key, told WND the measure was a 'big step toward addressing the biggest problem we have in this country – the federal government violating the supreme law of the land." "The Constitution either means what it says, or it doesn't mean anything at all," Key said. "The federal government must honor and obey the Constitution, just like the states and this citizens of this country are obligated to do, or our system of government begins to fall apart."
Eight other states have sovereignty bills pending, another twelve have bills on the way. Some legal sources call the bills merely symbolic, saying that the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution renders such efforts moot. Others are calling the sovereignty movement the thin wedge of a coming secessionist effort largely driven by disagreements over social policy issues such as gay rights, immigration, and freedom of religion.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Something Funny

An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests: First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Wal-Mart.

"Wal-Mart?" the preacher exclaimed. "Why Wal-Mart?"

"Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week."

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Vision of Students Today

This is insightful and fun to watch. I wonder how a parent might respond.

I found this on Facebook posted by my friends Jane Ann Groom and Susan Gibson.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A Cheeseburger like No Other

Here is an honest to goodness cheeseburger to make you either cringe in fear or fall down and worship.

Technically it is a bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme glazed donut.

Seriously. You have got to check out this post about all things bacon.

Lego Pics

The NY Times published a great story about a man with his lego blocks and all the images are about NYC. If you live there, have lived there, or want to live there, you'll enjoy the story.

h/t Anne C.'s Facebook page