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2006-09-25 16:56:23.382615+00 by ebradway 1 comments

I get the Snopes RSS feed on my Google home page and usually keep up with the trends in un-understanding... Today's gem was about a song from a band called Diamond Rio. One particular lyric had me laughing my feminist ass off:

There's no separation, we're one nation under Him

A feminist would argue that even if we had true separation of church and state, we'd still be "one nation under him". And here's another interesting thought: If we were living in a matriarchy, might we actually have less separation of church and state?!?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-26 12:43:30.813003+00 by: petronius

Snopes is invaluable. I occasionally get items from a very nice lady in Jefferson City, MO about how Madeline Murray O'Hare was trying to end religious broadcasting in the US. Twice I've referred her to Snopes on the same story, and pointed out that O'Hare was murdered some years ago. (And wouldn't you have loved to hear the ensuing conversation at the Pearly gates!)

My one problem with Snopes is that they have nothing on my favorite Internet rumor, beloved of dKos and IndyMedia: that Karl Rove's grandfather was a highly placed Nazi who had the construction contract for Birkenau concentration camp. If you google the connection you will find nearly 250K citattions, almost every one of them wrong. They all stem from an item by leftist blogger Al Martin, who eventually withdrew the charge. Yet it gets repeated constantly.