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In July of 2007, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to remove a picture of Jesus from a Slidell Courthouse, claiming “mental anguish and emotional distress” (Jennifer Riley, The Christian Post). Two months later, officials added over a dozen framed pictures of “notable lawgivers in history” such as Moses, Charlemagne, Sir William Blackstone, Confucius, Hammurabi, and others. Also added was a reproduction of the United States Constitution.
Now the ACLU is asking a federal judge for over $65,000. Part of the money is for court costs (less than $700), and part for two attorneys and a law clerk.
Hmmm………Jesus making money for the ACLU…………
Now, shifting from the ACLU to OMGme:
Teacher brain. It functions without my permission.
A few days ago, I’m applying eye shadow and wondering why it’s even called “shadow” since that’s really the last thing any woman wants on her eyelids as I’m listening/watching the morning news. We have a television in the bathroom, which is probably TMI for many of you, but I didn’t want you to think the family room was my cosmetic base of operations……anyway…..out of the corner out of yet unshadowed eye, I see a reporter interviewing a young man who is standing in front of what is clearly a semi-demolished home following a recent tornado. I didn’t hear the question the reporter asked, but I did catch his response which started with, “Well, when I seen it coming. . . ”
My sympathetic, compassionate, touching reaction? “Saw, when you SAW it coming. . . ”
And tonight I read that in an upcoming Oprah show, Cher’s going to discuss her brief fling with Tom Cruise when he was 23 and she was 39. Talk about TMI. . .