Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez (en_ki) wrote,
Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez

OK, it's Thursday, so I can be on the intertubes again, right?

Worship of golden calves forbidden, God declares; bronze bulls still OK

No, seriously, this is funny, but not funny. A large faction in our country uses the word "Christian" to define an in-group and justify doing harm to outsiders, while not actually having any awareness of the text, history, or virtuous teachings of their religion. This faction is the "base" that made John McCain think it was a good idea to pick Sarah Palin as a VP candidate. Tell them to go to hell: show up next Tuesday and vote.

Brad Hicks says this election is a referendum on pure supply-side (AKA "voodoo") economics vs. a mixed, at least slightly rational, approach. I can see that, but it's not what matters to me: what matters is that we get farther away from the Republican Party's present position that it's OK for the government to treat us queers as second-class citizens, to spy on people without judicial oversight, to imprison people without trial, to torture and murder at a whim.

Fortunately, if the Clinton years are any guide, Rush et al. will turn around and start badmouthing all these excessive executive powers as soon as a Democrat is in the White House. It will be interesting to have something in common with them again.

In other news, Critical Mass is tomorrow, Halloween. I think I'm going to have to ditch the Pirate Statistician thing and be the Headless Cyclist. Got a head-sized pumpkin, but I'll have to pray (BEFORE A GODDAMN GOLDEN APPLE, BECAUSE I'M ALLOWED) that the Garment District has some passable Hessian pants.

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