12.20.2005 ||> It was a sane time, when everyone was crazy
So I was surfing the internet, as I am wont to do, and it seems that the story of the day is that the Intelligent Design case is finally over in Dover, PA. It seems that the tide is turning, because for once the law ruled on the side of sanity and kicked ID out of our science classes.
What's heartening to see is that, with the exception of some very crazy people, most people on both sides of the political spectrum agree with the ruling. Sure, I saw a couple of wacky quotes about the necessity of home schooling and whatnot (and saw much more of it when I was in the south), but for the most part I see Americans coming together on this issue and rejecting what is clearly an undermining of science here in the US, as well as the rule of law. But more on that later.
The judge had this to say as part of his 139 page ruling:
Those who disagree with our holding will likely mark it as the product of an activist judge. If so, they will have erred as this is manifestly not an activist Court. Rather, this case came to us as the result of the activism of an ill-informed faction on a school board, aided by a national public interest law firm eager to find a constitutional test case on ID, who in combination drove the Board to adopt an imprudent and ultimately unconstitutional policy. The breathtaking inanity of the Board's decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has now been fully revealed through this trial. The students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources.That's right. Bitch got slapped.
On the other end of the crazy train however, is another item. And that is how creepy Tom Cruise is. I remember as a kid that I loved him. Loved. Him. Before Mission Impossible II came out, I would watch anything with him in it. Now I look at him and think, What the hell is he thinking? A case in point would be this picture on the left. Look at his hand. Now, as any girl could tell you, ponytails do a wonderful job of keeping our hair out of our faces (or flaming candles). So it can't be that he's merely helping her out by holding her hair back. It looks more like she might try to escape the bamboo cage and flee. That hair, you see, is the only thing keeping her by his side. Otherwise, she might tell someone that the baby couldn't possibly be his.