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Josh, thanks for titling the last item "Fundie Parent" and not "They Will Know We are Christians." I'm afraid it may cost you your job, though.

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 7:12 AM

yeah that parent is a fucking nutjob. and people say the bible isn't dangerous; in the hands of morons the bible creates asshats that believe global warming is god's plan to burn us all up--which to them is a good thing.

what a tool.

Posted by seattle98104 | January 11, 2007 7:50 AM

oh and the idiot in that article saying evolution is "only a theory" should be no where near a school board.


Posted by seattle98104 | January 11, 2007 7:52 AM

There are so many amazing things about that article, like the dude's name being Frosty Hardison. Or his quote that "condoms don't belong in classroom, and neither does Al Gore." Eh?


"The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."

And how about this spin from Larson, the school board member:

"Somebody could say you're killing free speech, and my retort to them would be we're encouraging free speech," said Larson, a lawyer. "The beauty of our society is we allow debate."
Hmm, I suppose censorship does encourage free speech.

Here's a major problem: the school board is insisting that whenever the movie is shown, a "credible" opposing viewpoint must also be shown. I've certainly never heard a credible opposing viewpoint on this.

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 7:58 AM

Dan, where does a place like Federal Way fit in the scheme of the urban archipelago? A sort of barely submerged outlying reef? A volcanic undersea ridge?

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 8:13 AM

Point one: The only credible alternative viewpoint is the view that Al Gore's position doesn't do enough to stop global warming. Let's argue that point to the school board and shift the Overton window.

Point two: The fundie says the bible says the world will burn up in the end. Isn't that what Gore is saying?

Posted by Brendan | January 11, 2007 8:24 AM

Gabriel, I don't know if you know this or not, but the phrase "They will know we are Christians..." is from a 60's era hymn-ish sort of song titled "They will know we are Christians by Our Love". My sister went to Catholic school in the 60's, and used to sing that song over and over and over and over. That was annoying enough, but when you add to the mix that she's tone deaf....

Posted by catalina vel-duray | January 11, 2007 8:25 AM

and by the way - it's sad to see how Federal Way hates their students, and wants them to fail in life.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | January 11, 2007 8:28 AM

I think that Frosty is arguing that Gore is trying to meddle with God's apocalyptic incinerator. To fight global warming is to fight God's will. It's certainly an amazingly weird position, acknowledging global warming and saying that it's our destiny to fry.

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 8:29 AM

@7 Yeah, I knew it was a hymn but I don't think I've ever heard it sung.

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 8:31 AM

Gabriel, consider yourself lucky - it's right down there with "Kumbaya" ;-)

Posted by catalina vel-duray | January 11, 2007 8:33 AM

Eric B. And Rakim - Casualties Of War Lyrics

Casualties of War!

Casualties of war; as I approach the barricade
Where's the enemy? Who do I invade?
Bullets of Teflon, bulletproof vest rip
Tear ya outta ya frame with a bag full of clips
Cause I got a family that waits for my return
To get back home is my main concern
I'ma get back to New York in one piece
but I'm bent in the sand that is hot as the city streets
Sky lights up like fireworks blind me
Bullets, whistlin over my head remind me...
President Bush said attack
Flashback to Nam, I might not make it back
Missile hits the area, screams wake me up
from a war of dreams, heat up the M-16
Basic training, trained for torture
Take no prisoners, and I just caught ya
Addicted to murder, send more bodybags
They can't identify em, leave the nametags
I get a rush when I see blood, dead bodies on the floor

Day divides the night and night divides the day
It's all hard work and no play
More than combat, it's far beyond that
Cause I got a kill or be killed kind of attack
Area's mapped out, there'll be no, Stratego
Me and my platoon make a boom wherever we go
But what are we here for? Who's on the other side of the wall?
Somebody give the President a call
But I hear warfare scream through the air
Back to the battlegrounds, it's war they declare
A Desert Storm: let's see who reigns supreme
Something like Monopoly: a government scheme
Go to the Army, be all you can be
Another dead soldier? Hell no, not me
So I start letting off ammunition in every direction
Allah is my only protection

But wait a minute, Saddam Hussein prays the same
and this is Asia, from where I came
I'm on the wrong side, so change the target
Shooting at the general; and where's the sergeant?
Blame it on John Hardy Hawkins for bringing me to America
Now it's mass hysteria
I get a rush when I see blood, dead bodies on the floor

The war is over, for now at least
Just because they lost it don't mean it's peace
It's a long way home, it's a lot to think about
Whole generation, left in doubt
Innocent families killed in the midst
It'll be more dead people after this
So I'm glad to be alive and walkin
Half of my platoon came home in coffins
Except the general, buried in the Storm
in bits and pieces no need to look for em
I played it slick and got away with it
Rigged it up so they would think they did it
Now I'm home on reserves and you can bet
when THEY call, I'm going AWOL
Cause it ain't no way I'm going back to war
when I don't know who or what I'm fighting for
So I wait for terrorists to attack
Every time a truck backfires I fire back
I look for shelter when a plane is over me
Remember Pearl Harbor? New York could be over, G
Kamikaze, strapped with bombs
No peace in the East, they want revenge for Saddam
Did I hear gunshots, or thunder?
No time to wonder, somebody's going under
Put on my fatigues and my camoflouge
Take control, cause I'm in charge
When I snapped out of it, it was blood, dead bodies on the floor

Posted by Marage | January 11, 2007 8:41 AM

god. i really hope the democrats will actually stop the surge. i know that they have funding power. could they set a per soldier amount, with a max of such and such. then, decrease that max amount over time, so that we are forced to remove troops. that way, individual troops aren't undersupplied, but bush is forced to remove the ones that we don't have the budget for?

Posted by konstantconsumer | January 11, 2007 8:53 AM

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Posted by Marage | January 11, 2007 8:55 AM

David Beckham is coming to America. Yes, that America.

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 9:32 AM

Vancouver, Canada born "Peggy Yvonne Middleton" age 84 dead.

Posted by brian | January 11, 2007 10:01 AM

Hey, Nick: fuck off. Test when you have something to say.

In other news, the PI published a nice cartoon showing a park ranger at Mt. Rainier begging -- they need $36 million, and have been reduced to appealing for public contributions -- with a note that $36 million is what we spend in Iraq in FOUR HOURS.

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Maing, FNARF. I'm just up in here trying to re-code this comments template and adjust the CSS accordingly. Besides, the test comments will disappear shortly

Thanks for your input on the site, btw!

Posted by Nick | January 11, 2007 10:57 AM

Wow, who knew that Federal way was adopting the Kansas model of public education. Congrats, morons. Next they'll be required to teach alternatives to the controcversial Copernican/Gallilean view that the earth revolves around the sun.

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