A Sunny Place for Shady PeoplePithy, contrarian, politically incorrect and curmudgeonly rants on sex, money, power and politics and religion and philosophy. In short: Nothing matters, everything changes and there are no guarantees. The rest is rationalization and bribery. (c) Tom Milner 2002-2003. DIRECTORY of offensive POSTS at Archives: 07/09/03. RECOMMENDED BLOGS: Archives: 07/29/03. email: theoldbuzzard AT sunnyplaceforshadypeople DOT com.
Friday, September 19, 2003
Monday, September 22, 2003
What is it the Bush Theocracy doesn't understand about "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" (First Amendment, U.S. Constitution)?
This incurious, ignorant, anti-intellectual President (still uncertain about the scientific validity of evolution) has been the puritan's delight -- especially since he left his carousing behind him. (We prefer a randy president like Clinton who is lusty enough to spermeate the entire Oval Office.)
Bush's self-conscious abstinence (no wonder the French laugh at him) makes him dour, disagreeable, and belligerent.
His evangelicalism is his twisted gyre.
He's determined to infuse his Christianity into all levels of federal government.
He's a dangerous buffoon.
And he's impeachable not just for lying us into war, but for violating that establishment clause of the First.
For example, we recently learned that The Bellicose Theocrat nominated, last fall, one W. David Hager (parts his name on the left: automatically suspect) to the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee of the Food & Drug Administration.
This jerk is a Kentucky M.D. who practices ... faith healing!
He's also very big in something ominously called the Christian Medical Association -- oxymoronic that -- and a veteran of the theological gynecology movement.
He actually believes such humbug as "an emphasis on the restorative power of Jesus Christ in one's life," and recommends readings and prayers to treat headaches and premenstrual syndrome.
He is thus congruent with his Fuhrer, Bush, who actually said: "we all know that if sick people would only place all of their faith in God's hands, we would have a much healthier and spiritually invigorated population."
Retire this Tiresome Theocratic President at first opportunity so he can privately practice this nonsense without harming others, for the First also speaks to that.