John Pieret, reporting the timely death of a Mississippi anti-evolution bill, delivers the perfect cut:
Unable to stop with the Discovery Institute's patented "nudge, nudge, wink, wink, know what we mean," this person, who disregards his solemn oath to "faithfully support the Constitution of the United States," revealed his true aims:And, by the way, Representative Chism, I do believe that fish walk on the ground, I do, I do.
Speaking to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (2009 Jan 24), the bill's sponsor, Gary Chism (R-District 37), was candid about his motivations, explaining, "Either you believe in the Genesis story, or you believe that a fish walked on the ground," adding, "All these molecules didn't come into existence by themselves." But he was pessimistic about the prospects of the bill, telling the conservative Christian on-line news source OneNewsNow (2009 Jan 26; "I am confident that this bill is ... dead on arrival ... I don't think the [committee] chairman will even take the bill up." Yet he also told OneNewsNow that "he would consider drafting another bill next year supporting the teaching of the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory in public school classrooms."
By the way, if anyone in the audience has mad skillz with the Photoshop and would be interested in creating a giant walking catfish eating Rep. Chism alive, Eamon Knight would like a word with you.