Politics Religion

Madness in St. Louis (a suburb of St. Louis, that is)

This has to be one of the most idiotic laws I’ve ever heard of. It’s so mind-bogglingly unjust that no further comment is really necessary other than that it would have been a minor matter indeed to fix the law so it could achieve its intended purpose (to prevent overcrowding) while not tearing families apart. The City Council had a chance to do just that that and explicitly voted not to.

Afarensis has more.

I tell ya, I have to stop with the political blogging and get back to something medicine-, science-, or skepticism-related. First the atheist Holocaust denier and white supremacist, Fred Phelps’ hateful religious nutjobs, then Vox Day’s idiotic historical analogies on immigration, then Ward Churchill’s trying to become a left-wing version of David Irving, and now this.

I need some sanity. (Maybe it’s the grant writing that’s making me wallow in this craziness. It certainly has had me sitting in front of my computer for long stretches of many hours.) In any case, I think my prolonged foray into more or less straight political blogging has gone on long enough for now. Politics is like a spice for this blog; just a little interspersed with my usual topics adds flavor, but too much is nasty.

Now watch, something that gets my goat will pop up tonight and force me to pay attention to it. If that happens, I’m going to resist. Maybe I can find a good paranormal story to debunk.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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