Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, first Congressperson to officially describe her religion as “none,” is sworn in not on the Bible, but on the document she’s actually supposed to be protecting and upholding—the Constitution.
[Fun fact: James Madison remains the only president to take his oath of office on a book of laws, rather than the Bible.]
Also, she is the first openly bisexual member of Congress!
She’s also dispelling stereotypes about Creatively-Spelled Americans!
This is so awesome.
I bet Boehner’s hand got all hot and tingly when he picked up that book.
Kyrsten Sinema, you are a rock star.
"Au milieu de l’hiver, j’apprenais enfin qu’il y avait en moi un été invincible."
Albert Camus, L’Été
Today is the twenty-first anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre, and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. [I’m commemorating by writing my GRE.] This “Be A Man" campaign by the guys at White Ribbon is awesome and I hope to see manhugs all around today.
Advent Calendars for Nerds
For those dreaming of statistical analysis: The Economist’s 2012 Daily Chart Advent Calendar
For Scrooges, Grinches, and Greek philosophy geeks: XKCD: Zeno’s Advent Calendar
For laconic binary lovers: Is it Christmas?
[Image via Mashable]