Video greetings from overseas are a time-honored tradition, featuring service members on permanent assignment far from home. But this year -- no mention of holidays, no mention of Hanukkah. Every service member or overseas family featured locally so far has also said, "And God Bless YOU" or "And the Lord bless YOU" to the home-folks. Read more about Must've Missed Another Memo ...
Times whitewashes Christianist who proselytized during class, lied about it, but had been caught on tape
What part did they whitewash? The lying part, of course.
Actually, the story was broken back in November 22 by the Newark Star-Ledger. For some reason, it took the Times a month--and an intervening midterm victory by Democrats--to get round to "covering" [cough] the story.
Here is the crucial material that the Times omits. The teacher lied: Read more about Times whitewashes Christianist who proselytized during class, lied about it, but had been caught on tape
A two-year corruption investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into a Ã‚Â£60 million "slush fund" that was allegedly set up for members of Saudi Arabia's royal family was discontinued today.
Payments, in the form of lavish holidays, a fleet of luxury cars including a gold Rolls-Royce, rented apartments and other perks, are alleged to have been paid to ensure the Saudis continued to buy from BAE under the so-called Al-Yamamah deal.
Some timely reportage from The Times! Who knew they were still capable of it?
Detainee 200343 was among thousands of people who have been held and released by the American military in Iraq, and his account of his ordeal has provided one of the few detailed views of the Pentagonâ€™s detention operations since the abuse scandals at Abu Ghraib. Yet in many respects his case is unusual.
Larry details a lot of stuff you probably already know; Bush doesn't have a clue about the major players in the Iraq insurgency, the war is a miserable failure, etc. But one part really stood out in his essay. Keep in mind he's probably got plenty of friends in the military and intelligence community, and is likely to know:
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Yeah, the passionately evangelical Episcopal congregations in Falls Church, and Truro VA are going to go get themselves a Bishop that hates gays just as much as they do. In fact, they're willing to go all the way to Nigeria! From Political Spaghetti: Read more about Gay haters split the Episcopal Church
It looks like the hamsters that wire the comments together with the posts are turning their cages more slowly than usual, meaning that some past comments are not connected to their posts. They're in the database, however, and the database has not been corrupted. So I need to go, erm, talk to the hamsters. In the meantime, feel free to comment or, if you have an account, to post. Read more about Comments
...and I bet it wouldn't be screened for BSE, either.
This little piece from the Department of Extremely Obvious Things causes me to want to ask a question. I know we've got the occasional Christian and Christianist reader here (although, one less, it seems) and here's what I want you to tell me: upon what does your belief that Jesus Christ was a real person rest? I'm not trying to be snarky here, I'm curious. Read more about Today's Volley in the War on Christmas