It seems like I haven't posted in so long. Life is back to normal now...back to work, the kids are in school, the dogs are alone during the day, there are dinners to plan, homework to get into, emails to answer.
There have been a lot of interesting news items...this is what I found most interesting:
Keith Ellison became the first member of congress to be sworn in on something other than the Bible. Of course what really made this big news was that he was sworn in on the Quran. When this first started to surface as a possibility, the uber-conservative religious folks wasted no time getting their panties in a bunch.
Are you kidding me? I guess "give me your tired, your hungry..." no longer applies? Because of course we shouldn't be letting any more Muslims into this country ????? WTF???? Here's the thing, do you think it would be a good idea to make someone who doesn't believe in, or give any weight to the Bible, swear on it that he/she will do what's right, etc.? That would be totally meaningless. Isn't the whole point that the person needs to honestly and genuinely believe in what they are swearing on for the swearing in process to mean jack shit? Representative Ellison, GOOD FOR YOU! I love seeing people who don't back down from their principals, and better yet, he put in some extra effort by finding that the Library of Congress (which I have visited recently) had a copy of the Quran once owned by Thomas Jefferson. This man is more of a true American than most people I know. Muslim, Christian, Jew, whatever.