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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Little Victories

Reason seems to have returned to the world. In an absolutely scathing decision, the judge in the Dover "Intelligent Design" lawsuit let the old school board have it, calling them liars and imposing the plaintiffs' costs upon them. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones, appointed by President Bush in 2002, correctly ruled that the concept of intelligent design was not science, but thinly disguised Christian creationism and therefore barred from being taught in public school science classes.

And then the Senate managed to filibuster ANWAR drilling, which had been added as a rider to the military budget. Senator Ted Stevens, to whom this proposed rape of pristine wilderness has been a life's dream, took his bat and ball and pouted all the way home. Will he be man enough to keep his promise and resign?

Unfortunately, the poor and working classes were further victimized yesterday, as Prince of Darkness Cheney flew home to break a tie in the Senate, and pass huge spending cuts in social services, so that Billionaires for Bush can have a really happy Christmas. Tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy, again!


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