Monday, December 13, 2004

Liberal Hijackings?

I know the week is off to a good start when I nearly spew a mouthful of Monday morning coffee onto my keyboard upon discovering a few paragraphs like this in an article about the emboldened religious right in the NYTimes: State Representative Cynthia Davis of Missouri prefiled two bills for the next session of the Legislature that she said "reflect what people want." One would remove the state's requirement that all forms of contraception and their potential health effects be taught in schools, leaving the focus on abstinence. Another would require publishers that sell biology textbooks to Missouri to include at least one chapter with alternative theories to evolution. "These are common-sense, grass-roots ideas from the people I represent, and I'd be very surprised if a majority of legislators didn't feel they were the right solutions to these problems," Ms. Davis said. "It's like when the hijackers took over those four planes on Sept. 11 and took people to a place where they didn't want to go," she added. "I think a lot of people feel that liberals have taken our country somewhere we don't want to go. I think a lot more people realize this is our country and we're going to take it back." What the . . .? Liberal=Terrorist? The woman got elected with a mouth like that? " . . . liberals have taken our country somewhere we don't want to go." Anyone out there have a damned clue what liberals and which legislation in the past twenty-five years she's talking about? My head is about to blow off and I've got to go pop a couple of painkillers.


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