Talk About an Inconvenient Truth! This is Rich. . . .

When schools prohibit learning, no one should laugh, really.  To whit, in a small suburb south of Seattle (it did have to be *south* of Seattle, didn’t it?) has blocked the viewing of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth in the schools due to parent complaints.  Again, this is by itself not funny at all.

Nevertheless, there are just some priceless quotes out there that make you wonder how much fun folks at the Associated Press are having when they throw out these articles:

Gore’s ‘Truth’ restricted at schools – South Sound – The Olympian – Olympia, Washington

“Condoms don’t belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He’s not a schoolteacher,” said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who doesn’t want the film shown at all. (Em. by Ed.)

Well, goodness knows it’s at least refreshing to see a person who practices what they preach.  Not only to condoms not belong in schools, but they have utterly no place in this man’s life whatsoever.  Seven kids!  Hardison!!  And he’s anything but “Frosty,” in the sack, according to reports.

As I understand it, though this fact did not make it’s way into the article, Mr. Hardison’s objections were instrumental in the decision to block An Inconvenient Truth from being shown at the school, as he is currently raising a third of the football team.

And now for the piece de resistance.  Oh, you thought it couldn’t get better than the above?  Think again.  And while you’re at it, please try to avoid the temptation to add unnecessary, tittering followup jokes about the use of the word “cockeyed.”  Resist it, damn you!:

Gore’s ‘Truth’ restricted at schools – South Sound – The Olympian – Olympia, Washington

“The information that’s being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is,” Hardison told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn’t in the DVD.”

So. . . . . Ok.. . . Would anyone care to make a comment on this last statement?  Seriously, it’s like Lewis Black says: this is one of those things you read and it’s like you get one of those ice cream brain freezes, you just can’t think of anything to say.

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Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.