Another day, another ID push to force creationism into the schools…
Posted by Rystefn on June 18, 2008
It’s been an interesting day for me.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve got a cat here.
Like most cats, he sleeps a lot, as you can see. As you can also see, he’s orange, and everybody likes orange cats, right? So I decided that there are worse ways to spend a day than harassing an orange cat, so that’s what I did. Between the bells, and strings, and strings with bells on them, I think he was under the impression that today was kitty Christmas.
Here, you can see him pretending he doesn’t like to be petted:
Don’t buy it for a second. He’s a killer, and was only upset that he couldn’t kill my feet from my lap, as evidenced by the immediate attack on my unprotected toes once he was on the floor again.
Frankly, it would have been a good day, except that, this evening, I log onto the ‘net to discover that Louisiana is Doomed!
I’m not usually one to cry that the sky is falling, but I live a scant few hours from LA, and it’s not exactly like Texas has been the shining tower of science in this country of late (no disrespect to the many fine scientists I do know to be working here). Phrases like “tip of the iceberg” and “thin end of the wedge” come to mind here – but so does “nip this in the bud.” Letters from those who aren’t voters in Louisiana would normally carry little weight in the policies of its governor, but it seems that this time they might. This is because Governor Bobby Jindal is poised to become Vice President Bobby Jindal. An unpopular decision to not veto now could impact the elections in November, so now is the time to let him that you do NOT agree with this. If you support separation of church and state, now is the time to make your voice heard. Rest assured the other side is very definitely making their approval heard.
Edit: The fine people over at SkepChick have suggested contacting the Louisiana Coalition for Science with your support. These are the people who’ve been fighting this kind of nonsense there for decades, and they need all the support they can get.