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From Deep In The ‘Heart’ Of Texas?

You know, I’ve ranted and raved so much about the staggering intolerance that exists in our so-called ‘free’ society, and the religion-based justifications most of that intolerance is based on, that I’m pretty much talked out on the subject. The problem is, however, that most of the screaming angst inside my head – the screaming angst this blog was meant to help me with – is directly associated with the intolerance I see all around me, leaving me no choice but to deal with that angst in other, less direct, ways… :oops:

Anyway… Other than ‘the war on women,’ the biggest news on the intolerance front these days has been about the rights of gays. And, by far, the biggest headlines from that part of the struggle these days has been about All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam’s decision to ‘come out of the closet’ ahead of the upcoming NFL draft in May…

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An Atheist And A Priest Walk Into A TV Studio…

No, that title is not the lead-in to a joke, although I can certainly understand how those who know my views on religion might think so. No, that line is actually taken from the Twitter feed widget on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell website, which was made in reference to the segment from last night’s show where Penn Jillette and Father James Martin teach America – and Congress – how to respectfully disagree on issues far more volatile than what the top income tax bracket should be.

If you’ve been as frustrated with the state of American politics as I’ve been, this video might just make your day too! :D

Against Some Mad Bugger’s Wall…

… We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of…