After a pope Benedict-tainted VW sold on ebay for an unholy $244,000, VW decided to work the German (and Nazi) connection to pump up their deflated US sales figures. Banner above is running on the Onion. Really.
Carrie Underwood is redeeming herself a bit for sucking out little pieces of my soul throughout my recent American Idol addiction. Sugar (and crack) is bad for you, but being a public vegetarian is good, and good for you. She's in the running for PETA's annual World's Sexiest Vegetarians, so if you feel like it, head over and vote for her (again). You could also vote for Ian McKellen, or another do-gooder of your choosing.
In high school, my friends got detention for putting up "Happy Maomorial Day" posters (no, it really didn't make a lot of sense, but neighter did all the trouble we got into) In honor of the holiday - and my travel away from the Internets - I'd like to direct you to the most attention-getting posts Liberal Serving has enjoyed in it's brief history. Thanks for reading.
Let Him Stay With His Gay Dads link Linda Carruth Davis/Evil Dr. Hager Fallout link Jesus Was a Liberal, but not A god link Mass Transit Smackdown link Ajai Raj: Jackass for Justice link Thou Shalt Not Worship... A Salt Lick link And They Call Homos Perverts? link "Art" (Editorializing Quotes intended) link Study Urges Live Nude Girls to Unite link
Speaking out in opposition to proposed homophobic legislation, Senfronia Thompson, a member of the Texas house of representatives, articulates the collective wisdom of a half century of civil rights activism, leftist academics and identity politics, and does so from an accessible and christian perspective. It's one of the most moving speeches I've ever read:
"Members, this bill is about hate and fear and discrimination... When I was a small girl, white folks used to talk about 'protecting the institution of marriage' as well. What they meant was if people of my color tried to marry people of Mr. Chisum's color, you'd often find the people of my color hanging from a tree... Fifty years ago, white folks thought interracial marriages were 'a threat to the institution of marriage.'
Members, I'm a Christian and a proud Christian. I read the good
book and do my best to live by it. I have never read the verse where it
says, 'Gay people can't marry.' I have never read the verse where it
says, 'Thou shalt discriminate against those not like me.' I have never
read the verse where it says, 'Let's base our public policy on hate and
fear and discrimination.' Christianity to me is love and hope and faith
and forgiveness -- not hate and discrimination.
I have served in this body a lot of years, and I have seen a lot of
promises broken... So... now that blacks and women have equal rights,
you turn your hatred to homosexuals, and you still use your misguided
reading of the Bible to justify your hatred. You want to pass this
ridiculous amendment so you can go home and brag -- brag about what?
Declare that you saved the people of Texas from what?"
oooooh - a fresh one. Yesterday in Fort Worth, Texas a woman was washing her windows when she noticed a stain that she couldn't scrub off. Well what else could explain that, but a divine appearance of Christ? While this looks like a stretch even for thiscrackpot-filledgenre, the faithful nonetheless set up a shrine outside the window and praised Jesus.