Thursday, May 7
Prayers for today? What?
[Image stolen from Bay of Fundie]
The "National Day of Prayer" is a silly convention that Washington DC uses to suck up to the constituency that is comforted by such nonsense. If you pray daily this kind of political fellating makes little difference, and if you don't, the National Day of Prayer "reminder" is jingoism, pure and simple.
On topic, Americans United has a new homepage design and an article on this National Day of Prayer mumbo jumbo -- well worth a click.
An update to my Kent State Massacre story: the sister of slain student Allison Krause has a blog and a very meaningful post on the anniversary of her sister's death. Check it out. Thanks to Sad But True at Les Enrages for bringing that to my attention.