History lesson: Religious fundamentalism was never the original basis of American governance…nor integrated into state affairs.
A true conservative…is a liberal…that wants a return to full separation of religion and government activities
A good start would be to stop swearing on the bible during official activities…I mean, seriously…has anyone there read the thing right through?!? (see http://www.evilbible.com/)
- 3North Korean short-range guided missiles launched into the waters to the east, according to South Korea. Such tests are not uncommon, to be clear, but these few missile launches come during a period fraught with tension, aiming to tamp down the North’s aggression through diplomatic means after a particularly belligerent couple of months. source
This is no doubt a momentous day for Hollande, who had pledged to legalize same-sex marriage during his first year in office, and succeeded in doing so despite vociferous protests from swaths of his citizenry. No actual same-sex marriage figures to be conducted until the 29th, as French law states that a marriage license must be filed ten days prior to the ceremony.
Scott Bartelson • Describing his passenger’s view of yesterday’s frightening train crash and derailment in Connecticut, which hospitalized over 60, some critically — but mercifully, no deaths reported. source (via shortformblog)