Sending this one out to my man Mitt “8-Ball” Romney and his vulture-capitalist gangstas from Bain:
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Yes, readers – though I suspect many of you probably follow Rush Limbaugh’s doings (not to mention his words) about as closely as a toddler follows the minutes of the UK Astrophysics Society – yesterday was the day that talk-radio hatemonger Rush Limbaugh entered into his fourth “traditional marriage.” You know, the kind he and other wingers always refer to as having all that “sanctity” (as opposed to all those ooky gay ones which lack it)?
Let us take a moment, on this happy day, to remember that, while the New Testament has exactly zero instances of Jesus explicitly condemning homosexual marriage or in fact homosexuality, period, it does have a few other things to say on related topics (h/t Glenn Greenwald)
So, just to recap, according to Rush:
= bad, but
= just Pee-Chee.
Despite the comments of that Jesus guy. Got it.
In 1853, Unitarian minister Theodore Parker said:
I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.
In several speeches in the 20th century, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. updated, shortened and immortalized Rev. Parkers words as: “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
It’s a powerful phrase and sentiment, both in the original and in Dr. King’s version, but there’s another saying that goes: “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Here’s your proof:
The vine-covered edifice you see is a quaint summer home. A bit odd-looking, architecturally, until you read the caption which informs you that this re-purposed building was previously a guard-tower in the old Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR) – the former East Germany.
From a pictorial trip through the old Iron Curtain at the BBC
Green Day debuts new album in Oakland, CA:
All on the same night, all in small-to-mid-sized clubs: Green Day, Franz Ferdinand and Leonard Cohen(!) We just don’t get stuff like that here. Sigh.