Why no creationist will be elected President – some very good points by Randy Barnett. As far as defending Jindal goes, while he may be good on taxes he’s unelectable for other reasons.
Everything the media tried to pin on Sarah Palin, Jindal actually did: he promoted and signed a creationism bill (with help from the Discovery Institute), he took part in an amateur exorcism and claimed it cured a woman of cancer, and possibly worst of all, he pals around with people on the extreme edges of fundamentalist Christianity, and at least one person who has associated with outright neo-Nazis: Bobby Jindal’s Creationism and Alliance with David Barton.
Watch this video and ask yourself if you could vote for the guy. There has just got to be a Republican candidate out there who doesn’t believe in fairy tales. Where is he and/or she?
Repercussions from rule changes at Too Stupid for Arbys continue to roll in. They’ll cripple the utility of business jets (which are not, no matter what some gasbag congressman tells you, a luxury), and needlessly hinder even small aircraft. Note how this moron tries to spin it:
“There are just some folks who think their plane is like their car and they shouldn’t be bothered. The fact is, it is not our choice to determine whether these are all good people. It’s a security requirement. Like those on the commercial side who understand they have to go through security and have their bags checked whether it is carry-on or checked. We’re trying to make it as convenient as we possibly can.”
Guess what, brainiac. It is like a private car, and should stay that way! Some folks are fighting back. And pilots are letting the jackbooted idiots know that they’ll just have to stop flying.
All because of a non-existent threat.
More push back here and here.
Here (ignoring the participation of congress) is how we got into this mess. Here is how not to get into messes in the first place.