Monday, June 30, 2008

Eye Babies

Every once in a while I run across something so stupid, so off the charts that I have to make some comment on it. This one starts as merely insane, but then takes a nasty political twist.

"Sabrina Poirier, a student at Pensacola who withdrew in 1997, was disciplined for what is known on the campus as "optical intercourse" — staring too intently into the eyes of a member of the opposite sex. This is also referred to as "making eye babies.""

The above quote is from a mind-popping article at the Chronicle for Higher Education talking about Pensacola Christian College. The article really, truly needs to be read in full. Go ahead and follow the link. I'll wait.

*twiddles fingers*

Welcome back. And why, you might ask, is this of any importance, much less of political importance? Because it goes to show just how whacked out fundamentalist Christians can be, and then you discover that graduates of this whacked out "education" process are currently in positions of power. You see, the Justice Department is currently in hot water because it has come to light that they were illegally filtering applications based on left- or right-leaning affilliations. Put bluntly, if an applicant was a member (or had ever been a member) of a group deemed too liberal, then their application would be passed over. Only righties were selected. And that's illegal. And the woman in charge of this process, and apparently the destruction of those same hiring records, is one Esther Slater McDonald. She is, of course, a graduate of Pensacola Christian College.

I posit that ANYONE who can successfully graduate from a nut-job university like PCC, is, herself, a nut-job and therefor unsuited to selecting future justices. The proof is in those two words: Eye babies.


  1. i read this regularly, but don't comment often as i am just too dang lazy to click from my reader to the actual site. but this blog, my friend, had me in stitches. well done.

  2. Thanks, Lea. This post was straight from the gut, with almost no filtering. Just me, ranting.


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