What do you call the child of a bikini and burqa? A burqini! I love neologisms. I actually think this is a pretty cool idea. I was down at Cronulla Beach a couple of weeks ago, and I have to tell you, I was afraid, which I have not been before down there. A rather undesirable element seems to be present there at night; namely young, intoxicated white boys who need to prove they are men. Of course, all the Arab restaurants were packed.
This site operates like the Hunger Site, but for mammograms…. Both programs are actually hosted on the same site, as are several other charitable causes.
The Muslims in NY Project out of Columbia is having a conference next week. I know many of the panelists and have heard some of the presentations. If you have a chance to check it out, you should. Details here.
Thurman (Xpatriated Texan), Mik (JSpot), Bruce (Talk2Action) Thurman: we have a separation between church and state. not in constitution. [makes my favorite argument about the establishment clause and the free expression clause.] term comes from Thomas Jefferson. History of religion and the Founding Fathers of the US. Wedged between religious right and the secular left. Presidents used the idea of God frequently until JFK who had to renounce his religion. marks turning point in American Left. Really good historical introduction. Couldn’t capture it all, he had me enthralled. Mik: Referencing Obama speech. It was fantastic. Second look made him think…