Friday, January 07, 2011
My Bile Index & The Right Munch on Each Other
With the incoming year, I rescinded my self imposed ban on blog commenting and cheerily stepped out into the light once again.
So I have decided to re-engage with others in this wonderful place of bits and bytes. And almost immediately, that pesky tendency to nose around for more information than is healthy has raised its ugly little noggin. The other day, Tom Harper's post about some looney tune outfit called the American Family Association got me right fired up. Turns out my belief system is all screwed up. Here I was comfortable with the notion that evolution did exist (it doesn't) and that the Moon was gonna hang around awhile. Apparently the Moon is leaving us. Not thinking about leaving, but actually moving on. Thankfully it is not sprinting, but at some point it will be gone. On top of that I found out that there are some things that are true outside of the Bible while everything in the Bible is absolute fact. I re-read most of Genesis later and yeah, I guess it's the real skinny alright. Makes me angry I wasted all that time in college.
That was yesterday. Today I made the mistake of following links again. Kulkiri got me nosing around the earlier proposed "Transaction Tax', where all or most transactions would be taxed at the rate of 1%. There is a world of difference between proposing something and then following through with passing it. When it was proposed, it was but one of many ideas tossed out there to help fight the deficit. It was and is a bad idea and no one in Congress followed up with any support. It still fired up the mouth foamers of the Right. Damn, those fools will use anything they can as ammo against their opposition, even when it has no chance of becoming law. I could feel my bile index creeping higher.
And then I visited Tom Harper's blog again. Seems the some on the Right are not content feeding on the left, I guess they are now looking at each other for a meal. Apparently Grover Norquist, that champion of Conservative ideals is really a Muslim terrorist. At least according to some other even more conservative fellow name of Frank Gaffney, ex assistant Secretary of Defense under King Ronnie. Suddenly I could feel a drop in pressure on the bile index. And I smiled.
Damn this world is hilarious.