Let’s get literal

This amusing bit of wingnuttery is almost too silly to even bother wasting your time, Dear Reader, but perhaps you don’t (yet) know how crazy the wingnuts get (and these clinically insane people get to vote!)

Normally I might defend privacy, especially the right not to have big brother tracking our every move. But of course we do have some issues of balancing security, especially now in our schools. In this article a junior wingnutter decided that tracking her movements by an RFID tag in school violated her religious principles since obviously the tracker itself was the “mark of the beast.” Are you kidding me? Seriously?

So I say this, undoubtedly you even get this whole idea of the “beast” from the literal reading of the ravings of the drug-addled Revelations, so show me exactly where in than text the physics of RFID tags is explained and how trackers work and precisely, not some hand-waving horse hockey, this proves this is the sign of the beast.

And the courts actually listened to these crazies. What’s next, Santa Claus is the anti-christ (not so unlikely given that xmas has absolutely nothing to do with xtianity and is an old Roman pagan ritual, so FauxNews is defending a day to celebrate now obsolete gods).

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old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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2 Responses to Let’s get literal

  1. Nona says:

    This child goes to school here in San Antonio. The SAISD offered to take the microchip out so they would still could id her on school grounds, but not track her. She stills to object that this is a sign of the devil, so she is continuing her quest. Where her parents are getting the funds for this misguided law suit is beyond me, because the school she attends is primarily lower income families. All in the name of religion and they are using a child who is brained washed to make some obscure point. After Newtown’s tragic week, schools are trying to protect children. For these freaking morons it has become a religious issue to keep their child untrackable and vulnerable. Of course if something should happen to her they would want to hold the school responsible. Unfortunately, these nuts are serious. We should have a law that people should take an IQ test before allowing them to take up the courts time and the school’s limited resource. If they fail the IQ test, law suit is denied, automatically without any chance to go to a higher court. Since the higher court they recognize is some cult, then keep it within their cult and continue to hate the rest of us.
    RE: NRA statement this morning. Although I am for getting rid of the machine gun types of weapons, I have to think the NRA had several good points.

    • dmill96 says:

      I’m surprised the child is in school (rather than home-“schooled”). If the opposition were on constitutional grounds, on privacy rights, that would be one thing, but to tie the opposition to some wackadoddle fairy tail (the whole Revelation thing really does sound like a druggie’s writings, no reason to believe they didn’t use the readily available natural drugs like southwestern aboriginal people did). The rest of the doctrine is crazy enough but that beast stuff is so over the top it’s really ridiculous. Lots of time and money is being wasted on this. I agree with the sentiment of keeping junk matters out of the courts (would love to see Orly Taitz’s home business shut down and send her back to being a bad dentist) but I suppose courts have to be the last resort, no matter how silly the case.

      Regardless of any merits to NRA arguments that has to be the most tone-deaf PR I’ve ever heard, almost even surpassing Westboro. I don’t think shock is the way to sell an agenda.

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