Thursday, July 12, 2007

Why you can't have your secular cake and eat it, too

Strangely enough, this is not a reason to ban spiritual invocations in governmental proceedings, although that was my first reaction. But no. The establishment clause is all we need, even though we kind of give it a wink and a nod in lots of cases.




This should serve nicely as a reminder for all those sensible Republicans (you know, the ones who have been making sure to show their distaste for Bush since 2005) that you can't base yourself on an alliance with religious extremists and not expect shit like this. I know you're just in it for the tax cuts and because Michael Moore is fat and those girls from East Quad had dirty feet and there's something fishy about Al Gore and you can't quite put your finger on it, but think about the choices you're making.

I'm deeply mortified by this, and I'm not quite sure why. I guess I'm embarrassed that such a thing took place in our country. It just adds to our hypocrisy. I think This is how I'd feel if I were an Ohio State fan watching my fellow partisans assault and pour beers on visiting fans in between cooler defecations.

I thank God every day that I'm not a religious extremist, an Ohio State fan or a Republican.

11 comments:

Todd said...

Oh, come on now. That's a bit harsh.

crimenotes said...

Holy fuck. How is this not big news, and why am I learning this on Cole Slaw Blog? And why the fuck aren't bitches getting expelled from Congress?

Todd said...

I'm pretty sure the voices are from visitors up in the chamber.

CrimeNotes said...

Yeah -- it was in the Senate and they were visitors who organized beforehand. I assumed it was the House and that the screamers were Jack Kingston types.

In that case -- why are we rewarding these psychos with attention?

Flop said...

You're right. This was just a ploy for exposure of the kind that they could only get on Cole Slaw Blog.

CrimeNotes said...

Stop undermining this blog's self-esteem.

Also, how can cake be secular?

Crunk Raconteur said...

I'd prefer not to be lumped in with these people, thanks...

CrimeNotes said...

What people? Hindus? Jack Kingston types? Congressmen? Secular bakers? Girls from East Quad with dirty feet? Republicans?

Flop said...

Cake is secular when it does not come from above, dammit.

CrimeNotes said...

Separation of church and cake.

Mr. Shain said...

uhm... i guess the fundamentalist christians and bigots need representation in the Senate too? i'm going to go throw up now.