Politician: “Keep Your Convictions to Yourself”

While the title’s not a direct quote, that’s the gist of what was said by Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) in a letter to Politico. The essence of this is, “keep your superstitious foolishness to yourselves and leave the governing to us progressives, or we’ll steal your money.”

If you’re wondering where you may have heard of Rep. Woolsey before, she was the one responsible for Cindy Sheehan’s disruption of the 2006 State of the Union address. She had given her sole invitation to Sheehan, despite knowing she was a full-on loon.

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Brian McLaren needs to butt out

Just got an email that’s torqued my lugnuts a bit too much concerning Brian McLaren. In case you’re unfamiliar, he’s one of the most influential “evangelicals” in America…at least, according to Time magazine. I put “evangelical” in quotes, because, by my reading, the man doesn’t seem to have the whole Christian thing figured out yet.

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Gas Tax Idiocy

I was doing something the other day I won’t be doing again in the foreseeable future: reading a Motor Trend magazine. I was out of toilet reading material, but, while reading, I found another toiletry use for the magazine. Yup, they’re pushing an increased gas tax, like the government’s talking about even now. It’s all about forced behavior modification and enhanced governmental control over lives.

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Awe of Space Travel

I got to do something a week or so ago that I haven’t been able to do in quite some time: watch a space shuttle launch. I can’t even remember the last time I’d watched one, but it’s just as awesome as I remember them. But with all the talk of retiring the shuttles floating about and current government plans for replacement, I really have to look back and evaluate my understanding of the space program.

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