Tuesday, November 15, 2005

American Mullahs

A few days ago I pointed out the seeming similarities between the Iranians recently launching a new morality drive by confiscating alluring mannequins from boutiques and clothes stalls and Mullah Ashcroft as Attorney General putting clothes on topless statues because Heavens to Betsy they were, well, topless. The mullahs in America are at it again.

The local mullahs are trying to bring creationism back to the classroom and like religiously driven termites they will not stop until they have eaten away any rational and science based standards for our schools. Their true mission is to turn schools into evangelical ministries. When they show you who they are, believe them. They're proud of it. The Kansas school board has voted for creationism to be taught so that they can prepare their students for the high tech jobs of the 16th century. What is the matter with Kansas? Sounds like a good book title. At least in Dover, Pennsylvania all eight Republican school board creationists were thrown out and eight Democrats were voted in. And what did Mullah Pat Robertson say about Dover voters finding reason rather than religion to deal with science? "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city. ... God is tolerant and loving, but we can't keep sticking our finger in his eye forever. ... If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them." What a nice man espousing a loving God and a loving philosophy.

Teach the controversy? How about teach science since there is no controversy that creationism is not only religion but ruled unconstitutional.

The federal mullahs have once again voted their religion over at the F.D.A. when top officials there "decided to reject an application to allow over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill [called Plan B] months before a government scientific review of the application was completed." The decision was described as "very, very rare" and "unprecedented" since the decision ignored the recommendation "of an independent advisory committee as well as the agency's own scientific review staff." And there's this, "From 1994 to 2004, F.D.A. advisory committees reviewed 23 applications to switch drugs from prescription to over-the-counter status. Plan B was the only one of those 23 in which the agency went against the committee's advice."

The full article is worth a read but I'll provide you with this gem of a paragraph:

"The letter [of protest by 18 House members] noted that Congressional investigators had been unable to uncover the role in the Plan B decision played by the former agency commissioner, Dr. Mark B. McClellan, [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan's brother] because agency officials told investigators that all of his e-mail messages and written correspondence on the subject had been deleted or thrown out. The Democrats charged that these acts contravened federal records laws." The "I don't recalls" or "there's on ongoing investigation" will coming next to put the cherry on top of this cover-up.

Add to this the religious opposition to an HVP vaccine and you start to see the immoral application of what the right-wingnuts call a moral religion that obvious favors pre-emptive war, tax breaks for billionaires, torture, force pregnancy to term for rape and incest victims and the needless deaths of woman from cervical cancer. That's some "religion."

And by the way, this is just the few examples of loons making science decisions based upon politics and their interpretation of their religion. What about all the things that have been and are being decided that we don't even know about?


Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

Their logic amazes me. Legalization of guns has absolutely NO affect on violence, safety, etc. Legalizing guns does not encourage or condone violence AT ALL. And you're a terrorist sympathizer if you even suggest it.

However, life-saving cures promote teenage sex. Does that mean antibiotics promote teenagers getting the flu to stay home from school?

I must have missed that lesson in my college logic class.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Good point. I think the answer is they are insane and trying to argue or reason with an insane person is futile.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

You can't argue with those mullahs.

It's a great argument for private schools, if nothing else.

4:39 PM  
Blogger phinky said...

The founding fathers must be doing gymnastics in their graves right now. I think I'll pay a visit to Mt Vernon and see if I can hear George Washinton stirring. How did these idiots get so much power?

Don't these fanatics understand how much suffering HPV and HIV cause? Don't they understand that until the 20th century, that childbirth was the leading cause of death for women?

I need a vacation in Europe or New Zealand. I need to get away for a awhile.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two things that really baffle me.
One: That people can propose clearly one-sided, short-term, agenda-driven policies and claim (or worse, actually believe) that they are not one-sided, short-term agenda driven policies.

Two: Nobody seems to care anyway. Or perhaps its that the few people that do care just don't affect anything.

Either way, the fact that either nobody cares or that thier cares have no practical effect, that there isn't massive public outrage just perpetuates the problem. Worse, it promotes it as a perfectly viable "strategy".

8:48 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Now you get an idea why I'm so cranky.

8:54 AM  

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