Not so long ago the name on every one's lips was Newt Gingrich- big hitting republican, instrumental in pursuing Clinton from a moral stand point over the Lewinski affair. He's now admitted that he was having an affair with a woman 20 yrs his junior while he was pursuing the president but, salvation is at hand. The Rev. Jerry Falwell ( remember him ? ) has decided that, among other things Newt has redeemed himself by seeking god's forgiveness, 'how does Jerry know that god has forgiven Newt ? but I digress. Newt ( now with wife number three ) remains a staunch supporter of family values and, with the help of the christian right wing knuckle draggers, hopes to still reach the White House, his opponents have used the word hypocrite, the swines.
Meanwhile San Francisco has been polluted by an influx of bible bashing anti gay Christians who want to stamp out homosexuality, by force if necessary. They reckon that America's children are being raped and pillaged and it's all the fault of gays, what would Jesus say ? would he join in with such hatred ? After all as I've pointed out before, he still stayed with his mammy at the age of 33 and only ever had men friends, 12 of them, he said he loved the one called John, as in loved like a brother I suppose, not unlike Tam o Shanter and Souter Johnnie, at least I think that's what he meant, didn't he ? No gentle reader I'm not making this up it's in the papers at the moment.
Two weeks ago I stumbled on an old film and watched it again. it was 'Inherit the Wind' about a young teacher in a southern USA state charged with teaching Darwin, I saw this as a youngster and thought that the people exposed by the great Spencer Tracy's character Henry Drummond (based on famous left wing lawyer Clarence Darrow) were neanderthals and could not possibly exist.
Now, sadly I'm older and I know differently, think about Newt Gingrich, Jerry Faliwell and of course, good ole boy Bush, "God bless Amurka" an help us to kill more Ayerackies, bless you lord. Meanwhile, there are already Iraq veterans wandering the streets of American cities homeless and bewildered, you couldn't make it up, what a place.