Tuesday, November 6, 2007


From the Archives

(October 2005) It was bound to happen.

The William Morris Agency has sold the rights to publish, on the one-year anniversary of her death, an as-yet-untitled memoir written by the parents and siblings of the late Terri Schiavo, that will “share their love and sorrow, joy and pain, and some shocking revelations as they honor Terri’s life, mourn her death, and finally tell the whole story.”

And the president has nominated, to serve on the highest bench in the land, a homophobic, anti-choice evangelical who has never even served as a judge and who believes in biblical inerrancy.

Lots going on that can alter our nation’s tapestry but, meanwhile, over 11 million American households have Built-a-Bear (TM) in the past 8 years. That’s over 30 million bears. Wonder how many of those households devoted the same amount of time to expressing outrage about cronyism? Poverty? Or were they too goddamn distracted by their fuzzy-ass teddy bears?

Meanwhile, just in time to coincide with a Supreme Court justice who believes in biblical inerrancy, Warner is slated to publish Christopher Hitchens’ GOD IS NOT GREAT: THE CASE AGAINST RELIGION.

Hitchens asserts that religion does more harm than good in the world, and aims to show how society would benefit if faith remained personal rather than public.

And now a quote. James Madison said The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.

Iraq. Did Madison allude to the soils of Iraq?

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