Friday, October 28, 2005

Exhibit A

“I fear the ACLU more than I fear al-Qaida.”
- - Dover school board member Ron Short

The idiots running the school board in Dover, Pennsylvania, should be Exhibit A in the trial challenging their attempt to force Creationism into the biology class curriculum. The board members are living proof against "intelligent design."

Trouble is, it's almost as hard for Darwinian evolutionists to explain how anyone this stupid could have genes that managed to survive 130,000 years Yesterday, the case descended into farce both inside and outside the federal courtroom.

The York Daily Record's Mike Argento has the dope from the inside the courtroom:
It was surely one of the most anticipated moments in the history of federal jurisprudence, the appearance, finally, of former Dover Area School Board member Bill Buckingham at the Dover Panda Trial.

And it did not disappoint. It was, in the truest sense of the word, unbelievable.



At the onset of his stay on the witness stand, Buckingham raised his right hand and swore, or affirmed, to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Then, for the record, he stated his name.

"William Buckingham."

By the time he left the stand, six hours later, I almost expected the judge to ask him for a photo ID to make sure he was indeed William Buckingham.
It seems Buckingham was caught in a web of lies, told some new whoppers under oath, got caught again, and then blamed all the prevarications "and just plain weird memory" on his addiction to oxycontin.

Speaking of a dope, outside the courtroom another defendant school board member fighting the Age of Enlightenment, Alan Bonsell, admitted he sent a mass mailing to local voters attacking the American Civil Liberties Union "for working with a group that has defended terror suspects and has defended a group that advocates sexual relationships between men and boys." His letter went out over the names of other school board members, none of whom, it seems, were aware of it.

The ACLU was founded in 1920. It is dedicated to working "daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Our job is to conserve America's original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights."

In Bonsell's letter to Dover voters, he attacked the ACLU as a "terrible organization" that "couldn't have come to Dover and sued the district unless it got someone from within the community to sign on to the lawsuit."
Referring to some of the controversial cases in which the ACLU has been involved, Bonsell said, “I think the ACLU is a very terrible organization.”
Fellow board member Ron Short was one of those signers who hadn't read the letter, but he told the local newspaper he "absolutely" approved of it anyway.

"I fear the ACLU more than I fear al-Qaida,” he said.

Someone should tell Mr. Short that one of the 'terrible people' the ACLU is representing is Creationist sympathizer and oxycontin addict Rush Limbaugh . In fact, Mr. Short's school board ally, Bill Buckingham, may yet need the ACLU himself.

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