Friday, November 14, 2008

To Add to the List of People Who Deserve to Be Mocked on South Park

(1) Boston College, a Jesuit school, has recently gotten itself into considerable trouble with a merchandising deal. They seem to be surprised:

BC spokesman Jack Dunn said the school was “very selective” when it agreed to let Victoria’s Secret sell BC sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts and flip-flops as part of the racy chain’s youth-oriented Pink line.

“We thought it was a tasteful line of clothing that college students wear,” he said.

He said the college had no knowledge of Eagles-emblazoned “short shorts” that were selling next to the hot-pink BC tank tops.

“We never authorized undergarments,” he said, though other colleges have their names printed on panties in the Pink collection.


(2) The American Humanist Association recently launched an ad campaign with a URL and the slogan, "Why believe in a god? Be good for goodness' sake." It's primarily just to help like-minded humanists get together over the holidays. There's nothing at all unreasonable about that, but some people just can't stop themselves when an opportunity to be pompous presents itself:

Edwords said the purpose isn't to argue that God doesn't exist or change minds about a deity, although "we are trying to plant a seed of rational thought and critical thinking and questioning in people's minds."


By, of course, that tried-and-true method of planting seeds of "rational thought and critical thinking and questioning," advertisements.

(3) A taste of the lovely people we have on the Texas State Board of Education:

In a column posted on the Christian Worldview Network Web site, Dunbar wrote that a terrorist attack on America during the first six months of an Obama administration "will be a planned effort by those with whom Obama truly sympathizes to take down the America that is threat to tyranny."

She also suggests Obama would seek to expand his power by declaring martial law throughout the country.

When asked to retract the statement, she replied that she didn't think there was anything retractable.

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