Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Watching Events Unfold In New Atlantis

Nice to see the President cut his vacation short by two days so that he can get to the business of trying to save New Orleans. As of this evening the Mayor of New Orleans has declared martial law and directed the police to protect the city from looters (hopefully without clumsy orders to "shoot looters on sight"), in addition to the monumental task of rescuing survivors. On a positive note, he now has a valid excuse to not have that coffee klatsch with Cindy Sheehan.

The sight of looters on Nightline last night was appalling. What good do they think all those new clothes, electronics, and other material items are gonna do in a city that has faces a rising health epidemic. Guess a well dressed corpse is better than one without clothing at all. Dysentery is just the beginning. Wait until the bodies of the deceased begin to decompose in the floodwater

Personally I'm surprised that some evangelical nutjob hasn't positioned himself in front of a camera and said that Katrina was God's way of punishing New Orleans- or America- for its sinful secularist lifestyle. They all seem to trip over themselves to be the first whenever one of these natural disasters hits a developing or impoverished nation where Christianity isn't the primary religion.

Then again the Mississippi Gulf Coast was hit hardest, so maybe this is God's way of telling the folks in Jesusland to stop blurring the separation of church and state; to stop lobbying for the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools; to stop praying for the deaths of every Supreme Court justice not named Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas; to not advocate for the assassination of foreign leaders; to stop driving these studio apartments on wheels that emit greenhouse gases, causing global warming and leading to chaotic weather patterns and superstorms like Katrina; and for the love of Him to actually practice what he preached and turn the other cheek once in a while.

And now, the Quote of the Day:

"(A father should) take his son with him into the shower, where the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger."

- psychologist and conversion therapy advocate Joseph Nicolosi, via Dan Savage in last week's Savage Love column.

Somewhere beyond the cortex is a small voice. It's probably the ghost of Horatio Alger laughing his ass off at the irony of a father and son showering together in order to make the boy a breeder.

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