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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Nutty As A Fruitcake

Connie Morris, a Kansas State Board of Education member involved in writing the new science standards for the Kansas Public Schools, is circulating a newsletter that calls evolution an "age-old fairy tale" defended with "anti-God contempt and arrogance." She goes on to call evolution "a theory in crisis" and headlines one section of her newsletter "The Evolutionists are in Panic Mode!"

The Peach can't even begin to address the logical fallacies that riddle Ms. Morris's non-argument, but we cannot let this go by unchallenged. Our nation's rationality, the future of our scientific credibility and our children's education are at stake here.

We are posting Ms. Morris' bio page along with her e-mail address and home phone ( 785-332-2424) so all loyal Peach followers can remind Ms. Morris that the burden of proof is on her to demonstrate -- scientifically -- that the biblical account of the creation is true. It does not rest with scientists or the rest of us to show, yet again, that the amply documented and widely accepted theory of evolution is correct.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Hall of Shame

If you want to know which senators are refusing to sponsor a bill apologizing for America's lynching history, here they are, Repugs all:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Michael Crapo (R-ID)
Michael Enzi (R-WY)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Trent Lott (R-MS)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
John Sununu (R-NH)
Craig Thomas (R-WY)
George Voinovich (R-OH)

If any of 'em are yours, please give them a call and let them know what you think of their support for lynching.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Smelling The Coffee

A recent Gallup Poll found that nearly 6 in 10 Americans believe troops should be withdrawn from Iraq. What is even more striking is the poll found that only 36% believe the number of troops should be kept at their current level.

The low marks came at the same time as the number of American soldiers killed eclipsed 1,700 over the weekend. The deaths are double the total number recorded a year ago (825).

Even more discouraging was the suicide car bombing of an unnamed senior U.S. diplomat. The diplomat was said to be unharmed by the blast, but the incident provided a reality check for both the U.S. and Iraqi governments and their feeble attempts to portray an increasing sense of order and calm.

Considering the aforementioned poll found that nearly 60% of Americans are now saying the Iraq conflict was not "worth it," and with daily news of attacks, more and more people are waking to the fact that the Iraq war has become nothing but a complete and utter failure.