Let the fireworks begin

And we’re off!

The Cranston Patch has an article up on the meeting tonight.  The comments are…you’ll facepalm.

My father is in there swinging away.  He went in and posted my letter which prompted the following comment.

“It is nice that all of the atheists who are not residents of Cranston are willing to impart their wisdom on the citizens of Cranston.”

Dad had the right answer.

“As to “It is nice that all of the atheists who are not residents of Cranston are willing to impart their wisdom on the citizens of Cranston.” Glad you appreciate that all Americans should be concerned about violations of the Constitution, and not just the local residents in each area where it occurs.”

The man’s good.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • The Lorax

    That’s the double-edged sword of sarcasm… it is easily rebounded by more sarcasm.

    And yes, the man is good. I can almost see him in a futuristic, cockpit-like environment, with red alerts flashing every time someone makes a comment. With inhuman speed his fingertips slam upon his keyboard, his eyes darting across the page. His right hand lifts, flies over to the mouse which was already positioned on the “Send” button, and without lowering, taps the button to post the reply. A quick snap of the scroll wheel and he’s off again. A bead of sweat runs down his brow and into his eye… and like the Spartans of yore, he continues typing with one eye closed.

    … *ahem* Sorry, kinda got carried away there. Anyway, good luck with that!

  • hotshoe

    I bet that the school board will have enough votes for appeal, because a majority of them don’t want to be voted out of office by the clamorous constituency of idiots.

    Those people really are stupid enough to think that they can get the judge’s decision overturned simply because they wish for it.

    Magic, it’s all magic to them. Since their minds have been weakened by the poison of religion they don’t have the ability to reason about this. Too bad. It’s going to be expensive – very expensive – to take it to the next level and that money has got to come from somewhere.

    I hope no residents in Cranston end up starving, or ill, or denied an education, because Cranston funds were diverted from necessary services to a magic appeal.

  • plutosdad

    I love the comments “as a taxpayer I vote to appeal” for one they all sound suspiciously similar. Secondly it’s not only their money, it’s actually all the tax money already paid by their neighbors, which is supposed to go towards education.

    I wonder how many residents really want to appeal. They took no vote or referendum. It is just the loud, and seemingly crazy and intolerant minority screaming for throwing other people’s money away.

    Why don’t they just say “we vote to pile up our neighbor’s money and burn it up”. It makes as much sense.

  • http://sciencenotes.wordpress.com/ Markita Lynda–Happy Darwin’s Birthday!

    Since its an unpaid position as I understand, why not make a principled stand and take a chance on losing the next election?

  • passerby

    Wow. Reading the comment threads was like watching ‘World’s most one-sided fist fights caught on film’. The side of reason is busting them bad.

  • Forbidden Snowflake

    “It is nice that all of the atheists who are not residents of Cranston are willing to impart their wisdom on the citizens of Cranston.”

    Your pa with his response is a better person than I. I would snark back something about their inability to listen to atheists who *are* residents of Cranston.

  • Mark

    How does your dad feel about violation of the second amendment in schools?