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  1. Beau Nobo commented on Gary Varvel about 4 hours ago

    Garfield hates Mondays.

  2. Beau Nobo commented on Steve Breen about 4 hours ago

    Until they buy a nuke.

  3. Beau Nobo commented on Gary Varvel about 8 hours ago

    Jefferson and John Adams swapped frequent witticisms about the presumption of the clergy. (“Every Species of these Christians would persecute Deists,” Adams wrote on June 25, 1813, “as soon as either Sect would persecute another, if it had unchecked and unbalanced power. Nay, the Deists would persecute Christians, and Atheists would persecute Deists, with as unrelenting Cruelty, as any Christians would persecute them or one another. Know thyself, Human Nature!”) As president, Adams signed (and the U.S. Senate approved) the 1797 Treaty with Tripoli, which reassured that Muslim nation that “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

    The words “separation of church and state” are not in the text; the idea of separation is. Article VI provides that all state and federal officials “shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause (which Christine O’Donnell had apparently not read) provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”—meaning that not only no church but no “religion” could be made the official faith of the United States.

  4. Beau Nobo commented on Gary Markstein about 9 hours ago

    The wrong arm of the raw.

  5. Beau Nobo commented on Speed Bump 2 days ago

    They are in the poppy fields, better start recalculating.

  6. Beau Nobo commented on Prickly City 2 days ago

    The right wing girl reveals her illusions about the modern left.

  7. Beau Nobo commented on Prickly City 2 days ago

    They were still right wing fascists, whatever they called themselves.

  8. Beau Nobo commented on Reality Check 2 days ago

    Yeah, that one.

  9. Beau Nobo commented on Non Sequitur 2 days ago


  10. Beau Nobo commented on Brewster Rockit 2 days ago

    Nice plate of Soylent Green there.