23 June 2007

Seafood & Your Eternal Soul

This is something a cheap shot at fundamentalist Christians, but it is a funny one nonetheless.

Back in the 1990s when the Oregon Citizens Alliance was pushing a number of anti-gay constitutional amendments* the measures that they undertook to pass were often met with literature which not only quoted Leviticus' prohibitions against homosexuality, but also its statements on shellfish, cutting facial hair, etc. Indeed, in the voter information booklets** which are published prior to an Oregon election, groups "officially" arguing "in favor" of the OCA's amendments would quote the language on shellfish, etc. as well, much to the consternation of the OCA I am sure.

* I am sure that the OCA would likely characterize them otherwise.

** I tried to find a 1992 or 1994 voter guide online but to no avail. The measures were 9 (1992) and 13 (1994) respectively. If I recall correctly, the OCA also sponsored a measure in 1996 but it failed to get enough signatures to get on the ballot.

Army's Top Gear For 2006

The top ten list can be found here.

Note how anti-IED related items top the list. It tells you something about the nature of the conflict in Iraq.