Well, that was interesting. I’m sitting up at the station
doing nothing working and who walks in… my boss. In case you don’t know the story (then again, how would you?) I work at a radio station where I used to work – when it was owned by a previous parent company. My new boss now, who was my boss then, was the one that “let me go” from this station that time. So, I start working here, and now he works here too. Weird eh?
Boss: (down the hall) Hello?
Me: In here.
Boss: Hey what’s u… wait, you’re Vincent, huh?
Me: Yeah, you’re Jim, eh?
Boss: Yep. I saw your name on a mailbox and though, is that the Vincent?
Boss: Well, I was out with some people and just stopped by to pee, so I guess I’ll see you around.
Me: Yep, see ya!
Oh well. I haven’t hit F9 yet, so I cant be doing that bad… but BOY am I hungry. I’ve been calling around all night trying to find a place that:
- Is still open at 10pm.
- Delivers to the CBD.
- Sells more than pizza.
It’s not going so well.
In case you haven’t heard, a federal appeals court ruled today that the Pledge of Allegiance is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion and cannot be recited in schools. While I see this as a mixed blessing (no pun intended) I think a more suitable decision would have been to remove “under god” from it and restore it to it’s pre McCarthy-era wording. We are not a nation under god, no matter how many people get outraged over this decision. Our founding fathers were mostly deists, believed that god no longer meddled in our lives and would therefore not be “over” us. There’s a reason “Separation of Church and State” exists.
Joan: Yes Indeed! I heard it all. We are all going to hell. The Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because of “under gawd.” Yes indeed! What’s wrong with praying in school!?
Me: Ahem, ever heard of separation of church and state?
Joan: That’s is why the world is in the state it’s in. Yes indeed.
Me: But what if you don’t believe in god? Why should you say that?
Joan: My mamma said “under god”, her mamma said ‘under god”
Me: Actually, “under god” wasn’t put in till the mid 50’s.
Joan: Yes indeed… we goin’ to hell!
The men in white wigs specifically kept religion out of our Government, off of our money, and nowhere close to our pledge. It wasn’t until much later that these were changed. (In god we trust didn’t make it to coins until 1904 – after the civil war, and god didn’t factor into our pledge and paper currency until the McCarthy scandal in the mid 50’s.)
I saying this here because no one in the office cares. By the way, we’re all going to hell now. See ya there.
While I’m glad that kids aren’t forced to recognize a god they may not believe in, I don’t mind them pledging allegiance to the flag. Hmmmm. What do you think?
Third day of using Movable Type. I like it, but it’s so wildly different from Postnuke. “Easier” can be so much more difficult when you’re not used to it, I guess.
I’ve been working on the front page for no left turns. and I foobared the theme a bit – I just realised the box that holds the text in place is screwy, so if I add more text, it all falls off the screen instead if staying inside the cool scrolly box thing. Oh well, it’ll give me something to work on at the station tonight.
Welcome to the new site. Much like the old site. Well, the backend is completely different, as I’m running Movable Type now instead of Postnuke. There’s nothing wrong with Postnuke. I still use it for a few other sites, but it’s just “too much” program for a blog – if you know what I mean. This also marks the pre-opening of No Left Turns, a collection of blogs that I hope will inspire more New Orleanians to blog. I’m not sure how I’m going to arrange this. I want to offer this service for free, but at the same time I’m already paying for three non-profit sites. What would you be willing to pay for a blog? $3 a month via paypal donation, just to help me pay the billz? $5?