Find out more about the effect of Rick Perry's anti-science stance. A film by Houston's own Joe Bailey, Jr., and UT film professor, Steve Mims, tells the tale of the Willingham Case, which documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on folklore. Rick Perry ignores the science that could have saved a man's life.
Sentient Biped posted this on another post of mine. Nice.
He may not seem like a threat to you, but try living in Texas and having that national day of prayer crap an hour an a half away from where you live. I don't think he will be elected, but the fact that so many people think he is the best bet is terrifying.
There was a time when I wanted to move to Texas. I wonder who I would be now if I did that. Maybe dead. That was after I went to medic training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, just after boot camp, Fort Polk Louisiana.
Having the evil prayer monster as governor would not be fun. Having a state whose population voted him into office would also not be fun.
Still, home is home.
Hey, don't be thinking Texas is terrible just because this idiot got elected! There are a lot of idiots here in Texas and in the South, as there is everywhere, but Texas is still a great place to live, IMHO. I love it here, I really do (I'm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area).
I'll admit to not being really into state politics, but I really don't think Perry's religious crap has been so in-your-face in the past. It seems to me like it's something he's ratcheted up in order to try to get the religious right for the presidential election. Since the tea party came about and the fundamentalist wackos have basically taken over the Republican party, I think there are a lot of candidates who think that acting uber-religious is going to help them get elected. The thing is, I don't believe that the crazy religious are the majority of the Republican party. I think they're just the most vocal (and obnoxious), and I hope that sane Republicans will be able to stay away from Perry, Bachmann, et al., and not vote for them just because they're Republican. There has to be a more sane option out there.
My brother is basically a very right wing fiscal conservative, but is not religious (I guess he's a deist, but definitely not religious). For one thing, he thinks that the "liberal media" shows only the wacko tea party & repubs, so that we don't get an accurate picture of what the tea party really stands for, but that the majority of them are not religious fundamentalists, and that their main concern is fiscal conservativism. And he puts their fiscal views way above any religious or social views they have, because he seems to think that they're not going to be able to get away with anything too radical (banning abortion outright, prayer in schools, etc.). But their religious fundamentalism (and lack of understanding/"belief" in evolution) scares the crap out of me! Just think of all the bills that have been introduced this year trying to introduce creationism/ID in schools. They try to do it really quietly, and they're using the Wedge Theory! So, so scary! (Sorry, I digressed a little bit there!)
Give us another decade of Republican presidents installing insane judges on the Supreme Court, and they'll be able to.
And tell your brother to watch Fox News. The Tea Party that the Tea Party's own network shows is no less insane.
Here's an article on that same case. It's really sad.