Article 6 of the Constitution forbids a religious test to qualify for public office.
However, what Article VI does not do, and was never intended to do, is deny me the right to say, as loudly as I may choose, that I will on no account vote for a smirking hick like Mike Huckabee, who is an unusually stupid primate but who does not have the elementary intelligence to recognize the fact that this is what he is.
Freedom requires religion? That doesn’t sound very free to me.
Morissey has an editorial on the Guardian’s website about the sad state of and his bad experience with the NME. You have to love phrasings like this:
I am writing this to apologize unreservedly for granting an interview to the NME. I had no reason whatsoever to assume that they could be anything other than devious, truculent and unreliable. In the event, they have proven to be all three.
I am becoming more and more of a fan of the high-minded British takedown. There’s something about really biting remarks that – as an American, maybe – take a half-instant to put together, due to some bit of complicated grammar. The last book I read was God Is Not Great, which is Christopher Hitchens’ book-length takedown of unreasoned belief. His dry descriptions of the horrors that are in the Old Testament are pretty amazing.
Scientists are busy examining the world’s most intact dinosaur mummy. The specimen still has its entire “skin envelope,” which coincidentally is the name of my new band.
We are…. SKIN ENVELOPE!! [bwaaaaaa....]
UPDATE: Ok, here’s a much better article on it. via Boing Boing