Saturday, January 30, 2010


You may notice when reading this blog that there are more criticisms of Republican/Conservative politicians and supporters than Democrats/Liberals.  Although my personal political beliefs definitely skew towards liberal, with significant touches of hardcore capitalism (I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science) and a dash of libertarian for flavoring, this blog is not intended to be a political blog.  Far from it - with the exception of this sentence, you will never read "Obama is not a citizen" nor "GW is the Anti-christ", even if I believed either of those ridiculous statements (President Obama was born in Hawaii, and Ex-President Bush cannot be the Anti-christ, just as he cannot be Zaphod Beeblebrox or Harry Potter).

I think the reason for seeing more comments relating to the Far Right is due to the marriage/collusion of the GOP and the Religious Right starting with Ronald Reagan and the (COUGH) Moral Majority, and continuing through today.  For example, a GOP candidate for governor in Alabama recently caught a lot of flak for daring to state that some of the Bible may be allegory.  To save his candidacy, he had to change his tune on bible literalism (see and  Would I be less critical of a Democratic candidate who made the same statements as Bradley Byrne?  Absolutely not.  Both would need to go back to school to learn a little history and science (but not in Texas...

Funny thing, though.  Had any candidate made the statement that "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" ( was the literal truth, they'd have been laughed out of the political arena.

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