Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Death of Science in Rio Rancho?

Just when I think news headlines can't get any worse the Rio Rancho School Board makes a fool out of me. On a three to two vote last night they opened the door for the teaching of intelligent design in their schools.(Read this for sure) The courageous Rio Rancho science teachers were flipped off on this vote by the three zealots on the board.

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
Isaac Asimov

This comes on the tail of television preacher Pat Robertson's statements that we should probably assassinate Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, a constant critic of the Bush Administration. Roberston said, "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop." Aww....that good old time religion! Read about it here.

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Mohandas Gandhi

Add to all this the adoption of Islamic law as a major force in the new Iraqi constitution that America is condoning and it seems if we are headed into the dark ages again.

Well, it seems the Christian bush administrators in Iraq seem to be agreeing with the Mullahs on one thing, Women's rights! They shouldn't have any.

I wonder how much longer free thinking Americans will put up with this crowd. Not long I hope. The best place to start fighting it I believe is on the local level and we should start in Rio Rancho. I am not a big fan of the American Civil Liberties Union because I don't think they do a good job of picking their fights, but if they want to fight this school board action I will send them a check today.

You need to check out the Washington Post's Tom Toles today. He just got back from vacation and his editorial cartoon today is priceless.

Meanwhile, bush is still officially on vacation.

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