Remains of the Day, 6-04-07

First, the obligatory comments about last night’s Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire:

Hillary surprised me, or I surprised myself. I actually found her okay.

Barack sounds the same, as in nothing new or more expansive.

Edwards is shrill.

Gravel and Dennis say the right things that resonate but they are too angry too often. I don’t see that as a way to work with others.

I like Dodd, I just do.

Biden knows his s**t but something about his look seems empty.

Richardson I like also, but he didn’t stand out much to me last night.

I Wolf totally, totally bit the big one. Did I say totally?

1. Do you ever read this stuff? When I do, I often wonder if I live in the same country as the people quoted. Church. State. Separate. When wasn’t it that way per the Constitution? That’s what they wrote. That’s what it says. That’s what we do. Why is that so hard for people? There are ways to live your life if you want Church (or synagogue) 100% of the time, you just can’t have the state support that. End of story.

2. I think this is satire on the outsourcing of local meetings to folks in India. But I’m not sure.

3. The U.S. Copyright Office is doing a beta of an electronic copyright office. Check it out here.

4. From the I can’t make this stuff up department: Virtue, a spiritual perfume, complete with a list of how to spiritual uses for the perfume. H/t (and it looks very real this time).

5. Feministing has this disturbing update about the dad of the California high school athlete who inspired all kinds of crazy fans because of a picture of her putting her hair in a ponytail.

6. I received this notice about a forum re: how Ohio’s budget will affect us. I would love to go. Will you? It’s in Shaker Hts on 6/18 at 6:30pm.

7. Marian Wright Edelman will be at The City Club on 6/15. I won’t be able to attend but I love this woman. I wanted to work for the Children’s Defense Fund for years, years. I really thought I’d get there someday.

No link for this one but today, I expanded my knowledge and demonstrated, to myself and others, what exercising a little restraint and inquisitiveness can teach. I look forward to sharing the lesson soon.

‘Night jim-bob.

2 thoughts on “Remains of the Day, 6-04-07

  1. Church. State. Separate. When wasn’t it that way per the Constitution? That’s what they wrote. That’s what it says.Actually, that’s not what the Constitution says. The First Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …” “Church. State. Separate.” didn’t become the “way per the Constitution” until the twentieth century. In 1947 the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 in Emerson v. Board of Education that the First Amendment really meant “separation of church and state.” An interesting discussion of the separation of church and state can be found here.

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