Posts tagged with " ballot initiatives"

Ballot would force a god into every public resource

Friday, 20/02/2009 ≅13:53 ©brainycat

Pharyngula notified the blogosphere of yet another wildly unconstitutional attempt by the theocrats to recreate the political landscape in their own image. This ballot measure for the state of Washington that "would prohibit state use of public money or lands for anything that denies or attempts to refute the existence of a supreme ruler of the universe, including textbooks, instruction or research." It later goes on to specifically mention scientific research.

And this is what America comes up with in the state with one of the most (percentage wise) atheists anywhere in the country.

I continue to weep for the future.

EDIT
The woman responsible for this is nuts, and the company she keeps are insidiously stupid.



Absontee Election Ballot Coverage

Tuesday, 28/10/2008 ≅14:56 ©brainycat

I’m working on my ballot. Initiatives are my favorite part of voting. Except the drivel that comes from Tim Eyman. I-985 is a joke at best, and a wasteful debacle that jeopardizes public safety everywhere in the state. Oddly enough, both sides quote the same report for their numbers about what the real costs and [...]