fer chrissakes people
Everyone seems to be getting a bit hyper about the potential religious implications of the last election. Here's a clue, people: the day that we have anything vaugely resembling a theocracy in this country is the day I get in line beside all the left wing nutters to fight the government. Hell, ending theocracies is a big part of the reason I voted for Bush. I know Bush is a religious person. Guess what? Every President we've ever had at least pretended to be a good Christian, even if they were banging interns in the back room they were still in church on Sunday. I know some of Bush's people have some wacky ideas, but no one is going to ban birth control. No one cares who or what you have sex with. Nobody cares what God, if any, you choose to pray to.

Got that? NOBODY CARES. Nobody is taking anything away from you. Do what you like and shut up about how repressed you are allready.

Now, to my friends on the religious right, I have pretty much the same sentiment. I think your religion is great, now leave everybody else alone about it. I am constantly arguing with my lib friends that the hardline fundamentalist religious folks are but a vocal minority in my party. Don't make a liar out of me. Yay, Bush won, and big. Use the word "mandate" if you like, but don't assume it's because we all think he's God's gift to mankind. Don't try to push this anti-gay thing too hard, and for the love of all that's holy don't email self-proclaimed Athiests trying to convert them. You know those anti-war hippie goofballs we were all laughing at a few months ago? The ones trying to force their weirdo ideologies down everybody else's throat? Do you know what you sound like now? Pot. Kettle. Etcetera.

I voted for Bush for two things: lower taxes and dead terrorists. Polls about "Moral values" are stupid; I think many, probably a majority of red-staters voted for him for the same reason. So please, could we just let the hyperventilating stop allready? This is not the United States of Jesus, it is not going to be, even if a few people want it to be and even more people want to pretend it is so that they can bitch about it.

UPDATE: Thanks to Ilyka and Twisted Spinster for the links, my traffic has practically doubled in the past two days. I'm glad somebody finds this rant amusing. Oh, and I'll be waiting on the phone call from the Jackass Design t-shirt store.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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