rampant insanity

“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected. (Introduced in House)”

Will no one ask, “Protected from what“?

For Christ’s sake:

“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected. (Introduced in House)

(Link via The Republic of T..)

Will no one ask, “Protected from what”?

On the History Channel site, there’s a history of Christmas essay that is very enlightening.

Each year, during the month of December, millions of homes across America are decorated with Christmas trees and fairy lights.

But how much do you really know about this festive holiday?

unintelligent design defeated

Is the earth returning to its axis?

Is the earth returning to its axis?

From Reuters.com:

“DOVER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Voters on Tuesday ousted a Pennsylvania local school board that promoted an ‘intelligent-design’ alternative to teaching evolution, and elected a new slate of candidates who promised to remove the concept from science classes.”

(Via Povertybarn contributor, SourKraut.)

zealotry

Mary over at Knock Knock has a hilarous excerpt from a letter to an advice columnist. Here’s part of it:

“Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?”

(Via Knock Knock.)

Or, what if you’re Mexican/Canadian,… Can you own Americans? Obviously these are interesting questions. Perhaps we should consult Pat Robertson. Hell, why limit ourselves to him. Let’s see what all the religious zealots have to say. I mean, it’s working so well everyplace else.

odds and ends

The Senate passed a resolution yesterday to allow oil drilling in Alaska. The law still has to go through the house of representives, though. The Christian Science Monitor has a thorough article with this surprise:

Advocates say they can do this with minimum damage to the fragile tundra; activists say it’s a sham. Meanwhile, oil companies themselves reportedly have lost interest in the project.

So, why drill there? read the article.

Sometimes I read something on a blog and the phrasing hits the nail on the head. Like the distinction between Christians and Biblers as described at Knock Knock:

Biblers live in the old testament
and the Book of Revelations, the past and the future, but never the
present time. These poor sods live in a world of hateful rules and
regulations and fear of the future.

I’m going to have to read up more on this “intelligient design” fad. Seems to me that it includes (and actually promotes) the possibility of being created that alien life forms.