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Another reason…

… to go to the Reason Rally in Washington DC on March 24, 2012:

Blast from the Past:

Do any of you remember this Obama image from 2008?

When I first saw that I thought, I’ve seen that before somewhere.  It took me awhile but then it hit me.  My grandparents had a picture of something just like it next to their JFK shrine:

You might say that I’m the kind of person who sees the Virgin Mary in a piece of toast but I don’t think you have to stretch your imagination too far to see the resemblance here.  If a non-religious person who was a part time Catholic in her childhood can see it…