Thursday, August 13, 2009

Craziest Republican of the Day: Anna Falling

By Michael J.W. Stickings

The Tulsa mayoral candidate is today's clear pick. Her #1 priority is not the economy, or crime, or energy, or any other such key issue. Rather, she wants to put a creationism display at the Tulsa Zoo.

Let me repeat that, because, at first glance, it reads so crazy as to be incredible: She wants to put a creationism display at the Tulsa Zoo.

A creationism display at a zoo. (How about a flat-earth display at the Smithsonian?)

That's #1 for Anna Falling.

"It's first. If we can't come to the foundation of faith in this community, those other answers will never come. We need to first of all recognize the fact that God needs to be honored in this city."

Uh-huh.

She uttered these words at a rally held outside the zoo. Her supporters responded, as you might have expected, with a flurry of "hallelujahs."

"We will also look for people who want to characterize the origins of both man and animals in a way that honors Judeo-Christian science that proves God as the creator."

Judeo-Christian "science"? Interesting. What it really is, of course, is fundamentalist theology, and what Falling is, of course, is a hardcore theocrat.

It makes her crazy to put such idiocy at the top of her priority list. Surely Tulsans would be better severed with a more relevant public policy agenda. But she's not crazy -- given that she's clearly playing to her constituents -- as much as she is, simply put, extreme. Delusional, perhaps, but certainly extreme.

Crazy in her theocratic extremism, a pre-Darwinian -- and obviously anti-Darwinian -- zealot.

But, then, it's Oklahoma. Maybe she's the perfect candidate, the voice of the mainstream in a world where James "global warming is a hoax" Inhofe is a star.

Or will the good people of Tulsa stand up and reject such nonsense?

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4 Comments:

  • Without looking at the Tulsa phone book, I'm willing to bet that Tulsa has a very large number of facilities for the purpose of honoring God and the best thing about that is that every one of them has a different Idea of who and what God is or isn't. The best thing About American Law is that the government can't legally decide that for you; not what is holy or sacred or not and how to celebrate or worship or not.

    I don't treat these outbreaks lightly. How Tulsa and how the US deals with this aggressive subversion is a test of whether we deserve to survive.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 11:14 AM  

  • I live in Tulsa. The Tulsa World newspaper allows on-line comments about any of its news stories. So far, in response to the story about Falling there are 300 comments and they are about 15 to 1 against her - including those from people who identify themselves as "Christians".
    I will guess that she will get only a few hundred votes in the Rep mayoral primary.

    By Blogger Muser, at 1:32 PM  

  • I'd be very pleased if that happened.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:29 AM  

  • She got 10% of the vote. Tulsa is not as backwards as the towns we are surrounded by. We have our holy rollers and our bigots, but not nearly enough to elect a political joke like Anna Falling.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:39 AM  

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