May 28th, 2011

News

American marriage, the past TV season, and sentence diagrams

LATE SATURDAY NEWS:
* "Married couples have dropped below half of all American households for the first time."
* Rapidly rising prices in Latin America threaten economic growth.
* Explaining the Palestinian 'right of return.'
* "Did you know whites believe they face more racism than African-Americans do?"
* Credit where it's due: Rand Paul stands up against renewing the Patriot Act. More from Glenn Greenwald here.
* Hee! Diagramming a sentence by Tim Pawlenty.
* The vision behind the chief architect of the Metro stations.
* Hits and misses from the 2010-2011 TV season.
* Veteran actor Jeff Conaway passed away.

Darkseid is.

'I Was a Right-Wing Evangelical Pastor'

"I want you to know that the fundamentalist political movement is the beginning of a cultural revolution that will take our nation to a very dark place. You have to understand that this has been methodically planned and is being carried out with the utmost vigilance. In accordance with their worldview, my old friends do not in the least care about what you think. They are against democracy, and they are seeking to end the rule of the majority in our great country.

"They truly believe that if you have not been 'saved,' you are living under a curse and are incapable of knowing what is best and that because of this you should be ruled over. You should also know they do not believe that even centuries-old Christian communities (Catholics, Anglicans, Greek Orthodox, etc.) are 'saved,' only those who think like they do."

Read the rest here.