Update - There is another post below this one, the Friday word is "Pink". The link here if you don't want to scroll down that is. This is truly a sad day in America's history and I did not want to mix the two posts together. If you don't care for politics just scroll down or go to the link above.
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Colbert On "Jesus Camp"
I did write about this documentary that talks about evangelizing to children. Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report on Comedy Central offers his own funny take on you tube here.
Watch it..it is hilarious!
A Nation Losing It's Soul
The GOP led Congress is now in the process of passing a bill that allows torture.
From Sen Kerry....
This cartoon from Tom Toles in the Washington Post sums it up best..
We must start treating our moral authority as a precious national asset that does not limit our power but magnifies our influence. That seems obvious, but this Administration still doesn’t get it. Right now – today — they are trying to rush a bill through Congress that will fundamentally undermine our moral authority, put our troops at greater risk, and make our country less safe.
Let me be clear about something—something that it seems few people are willing to say. This bill permits torture. It gives the President the discretion to interpret the meaning and application of the Geneva Conventions. No matter how much well-intended United States Senators would like to believe otherwise, it gives an Administration that lobbied for torture just what it wanted.
The only guarantee we have that these provisions really will prohibit torture is the word of the President. But we have seen in Iraq the consequences of simply accepting the word of this Administration. No, we cannot just accept the word of this Administration that they will not engage in torture given that everything they’ve already done and said on this most basic question has already put our troops at greater risk and undermined the very moral authority needed to win the war on terror.
Update 2: Modigli in her post points to a NYTimes editorial that says it all about the bill.