Hey, let's add to the anger: According to this resolution in Congress at the moment, the government wants to encourage corporations to give more to faith-based organizations. Hello, my work and my religion are two different things, and my government needs to stay the Hell out of it, anyway. Separation of church and State, remember?
Speaking of which...get THIS:
From the Misanthropic Bitch -- WASHINGTON -- The House passed a resolution Thursday calling for a national day of humility, prayer and fasting in a time of war and terrorism.Fuck you, Government...I'm not gonna starve and meditate for a day to your God just because YOU think it's a good idea. Here's a thought, how about a day where we can all get a dose of logic and common fucking sense, and take a little responsibility, and try to get our shit together, instead of a day to be lazy and beg some allegedly extant entity to save our stupid asses? Oh, wait, that would take brains, and I ALMOST forgot that America, collectively, is a Down' Syndrome child with head trauma.
The resolution, passed 346-49, says Americans should use the day of prayer "to seek guidance from God to achieve a greater understanding of our own failings and to learn how we can do better in our everyday activities, and to gain resolve in meeting the challenges that confront our nation."
Under the resolution, President Bush would issue a proclamation designating a specific day as a day of "humility, prayer and fasting."
White House spokeswoman Claire Buchan said officials there had not looked at the resolution but "the president believes that faith and prayer are important and frequently references the importance of praying for American troops and for freedom around the world."
A similar resolution approved on March 17 said it was the sense of the Senate that that day should be a national day of prayer and fasting.
During Wednesday's House debate, some lawmakers expressed concern about the measure. Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, a presidential hopeful and an opponent of the war in Iraq, said the resolution "may be seen by some as an attempt to inject religion into this war at a time when some of America's enemies abroad are asserting that this indeed is a war about religion."
And, while I'm on the subject of the amazing intestinal blockage that is our governing body, dig THIS resolution. They think "the anniversary of the birth of Malcom X should be observed as a day of prayer, remembrance, and reflection on the life of Malcolm X." First off, isn't this they guy that, for most of his time in the public eye, was ADVOCATING violent revolt? Yeah, there's a GREAT idea to reflect on and pray about. And, in a show of unusually goofy grammar, look over the wording on that again...go on, I'll wait...now, if it was the anniversary of his birth, who the FUCK else would you want to reflect on?!? Besides, who cares? We don't do anything for the birthday of our nation's first president except have mattress sales (ah, "I love the smell of commerce in the morning")...and we don't even have it ON his birthday.
*Sigh* -- gonna be one of those days.