May 31, 2004

So, I’m bouncing around some message boards and checking my e-mail and I come across an update on the case involving the man suing on behalf of his daughter to have the word “God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. The man, an atheist, feels that it violates the separation of church and state. I agree and in response to those who say it’s “traditional,” it was only added fifty years ago. But back to the case. Well, he lost. Not on any legal grounds but a technicality. You see, his ex-wife (a devout Christian. Gee, I wounder why it didn’t work out.), the girl’s mother, has primary custody. The Supreme Court decided that because he only spends a third of the month with his daughter he has no legal right to pursue this in her name. So, there you have it, America. Your government at work.

In other non-government related news: My leg hurts. Nibbler decided that since he isn’t quite big enough yet to jump up on the counter himself, he’d use my leg to climb up. Now, I don’t know if anyone else has every had a kitten with razor sharp claws use your body as their own personal staircase, but it fucking hurts. I’d be mad at him, but he’s too damn cute curled up on the desk next to the speaker.