Slow News Day

WE can’t find any news about the evolution-creationism controversy to report today — not even goofy letters-to-the-editor — so we’ll take this opportunity to remind you of our recent post: Open Letter to Sonia Sotomayor. It’s one of our better efforts.

If you like that one, you might also look at our Open Letter to the Republican Party.

Otherwise, you may take comfort knowing that your Curmudgeon is on duty, headquartered in the secret underground control room of the CITADEL, the Curmudgeonly Institute for Tactics, Advocacy, and Defense of the Enlightenment Legacy — the global nerve center for monitoring events throughout the Creosphere which threaten the values of Western Civilization.

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4 responses to “Slow News Day

  1. I have been meaning to thank you for your “Open Letter to the Republican Party.” I hope you are sending it to all the politicians. It reminds me that I have been lax at contacting them (most of my efforts in recent years was spent badgering Rick Santorum when he was my state’s senator). You might want to add the quote from conservative biologist Paul Gross: “Everybody who has undertaken in the last 300 years to stand against the growth of scientific knowledge has lost.”

  2. Frank J says: “I hope you are sending it to all the politicians.”

    I’m not. There was a time when I thought I had some small input into the system, but that was probably an illusion. All I can do is put the letter out there where it can be seen. It’s had a few thousand hits, and it’s been copied by other sites, so it’s been getting around. I’m not saying anything the party professionals don’t already know.

  3. Curmudgeon:

    I received some “form letter” replies from Santorum, but got the impression that he just didn’t have the time to read all the letters he received. I was extremely polite, but I’m sure that he had plenty of hate mail to deal with, on all sorts of topics. Some articles he later wrote suggested that he regretted dealing with the DI. But then he wrote a favorable foreword to a DI book, so I guess he was still partly scammed on that issue. That, or – pardon my cynicism – he was just being a politician.

  4. Frank J says:

    I received some “form letter” replies from Santorum, but got the impression that he just didn’t have the time to read all the letters he received.

    It’s that way with all of them. The only way to break through is if you actually get to chat at some fundraiser, which is expensive, but it’s the only time they’re accessible. Otherwise, maybe you can get through to their staff, if you know one of them. But just writing letters or sending email is nowhere. They’ll never see it.