Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

To Certain In-Laws

(Who don't read this blog, so this constitutes a kind of wanking off.)

The ones who voted for Beloved Leader. Not my parent in-laws, who disgusted with their party, voted Kerry. Nah. I mean the two who now squirm at the dinner table, confused by the family patriarch and matriarch's change of alliance.

In particular the one who has an advanced degree in science and for all intents and purposes would seem to be quite smart. Hmmm.

You voted for a guy who thinks Creationism, oops, Intelligent Design should be taught in schools. (What pray tell, makes it "intelligent"? Perhaps we are all the result of an infinite lunatic force with the intellect of a pea.) Is this why you squirm at the table?

In a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with a small group of reporters, Bush essentially endorsed efforts by Christian conservatives to give intelligent design equal standing with the theory of evolution in the nation's schools.
[Shrugs] Perhaps certain in-law is planning a return to graduate school and by undermining science education, hopes to free up more more assistantships for him/herself?

Oh, and using steroids is wrong unless you're a Bush buddy.

He also offered an unequivocal defense of Palmeiro, a friend from their days together with the Texas Rangers in the early 1990s. Bush was the team's managing partner when Palmeiro played in Texas.

The Orioles slugger was suspended for 10 days after testing positive for steroid use, despite his insistence that he never intentionally used the prohibited substance. Bush has been an outspoken critic of steroid abuse.

"Rafael Palmeiro is a friend. He testified in public and I believe him," Bush said, referring to Palmeiro's denials under oath to a congressional committee on March 17. "He's the kind of person that's going to stand up in front of the klieg lights and say he didn't use steroids, and I believe him. Still do."

Gosh. At this rate, a certain in-law is going to squirm the seat out of his/her pants.

Pat Kirby


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