Monday, March 17th, 2008
Wow. Just wow.
Counterintuitive thoughts on teen suicide from Glen Whitman.
John Cole rounds up wingnut punditry on Pastor-gate. Do we really need to start digging up all the nutty things Christian right pastors have said in sermons over the last 20 years? I seem to remember Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell & Co. blaming 9/11, Katrina, and all sorts of other calamities on the gays, the womyns, and Grand Theft Auto. And yet GOP politicos still pilgrimage to the doorsteps of these idiots to seek their blessing. There are plenty of things for which one could criticize Obama. That his pastor says things rational people find silly only puts him on par with 90 percent of the rest of Congress. I guess it’s news because it’s just a different kind of silly.
Baylen Linnekin on Boston’s pending trans-fat ban.
“It drink purdy good, don’t it?” Thomas Pearson on the struggle for fermentation freedom in Alabama. More here.
Here’s a great idea: Let’s throw pregnant women who use drugs in prison. And let’s find out who we can target by talking to their doctors. You know, because what better way to show we care about the unborn than to scare pregnant drug users away from seeking medical care–and tossing them in a jail cell when they do?