Archive for January 19th, 2009
Now here’s a memorable and thoughtful prayer (this link includes the written transcript). It was delivered by Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson as part of the pre-inauguration activities. As you might recall, Robinson is seen by many as a counter-weight to Obama’s selection of Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation. According to Crooks and Liars, [...]
I caught the following on Reddit.com, and you’ll need to read this for yourself to really appreciate it. The Onion described the Bush Presidency extremely well in a satirical article published on January 17, 2001, well before Bush actually started doing most of his damage.
One might say that this year we have an inordinately appropriate pair of largely ignored January holidays. Today is Martin Luther King day, and tomorrow Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th president. This morning PZ Myers posted excerpts from Kings Letters from a Birminagham Jail, plus links to the full text. Tomorrow, the [...]