Monday, December 27, 2010

#124: Anna Falling

Anna Falling ran for the office of mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2009 (as far as I can see, she didn’t win it), and her top priority for the city – her number one issue? To get creationist displays installed in the Tulsa zoo so that “[God] shall not be shunned” in Tulsa.

She also said that “the next mayor needs to appoint people to city boards, authorities and commissions who will ‘honor God.’ […] 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”. Notice the insertion of “Judeo-Christian science” here.

One would, perhaps, assume that (apart from the sheer insanity, anti-scientific attitude and ignorance (also about the Constitution) behind the proposal) Tulsa would have more pressing matters to attend to. But Falling was adamant that she had her priorities right: “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.”

Diagnosis: Severely intellectually challenged space cadet; belligerently ignorant. She is, of course, one of an endless row of such people, and insofar as she doesn’t get elected her impact will be limited.


  1. Great list.

    Where is Chuck Norris though?

  2. He's only made it up to the F's. Chuck Norris will no doubt turn up when he gets up to N.

    Can't believe he forgot Gary Ezzo though...

  3. Here is yet another way that the American Taliban is similar to the Afghan Taliban: their belief that if they just 'get it right with God' all else will fall into place.

    The Afghan Taliban worked on, what are to us, silly things. Beard lengths, women's clothes, destruction of 'idolatrous works'. We wondered why they wasted their time on this when they had a country to run. But to them that was the important thing. When things were right Allah would restore his blessing and the world will be better.

    The American Taliban, as this woman demonstrates, work the same way. To us the installation of a creationist display is silly. To her and her followers it is the most important thing possible. Once installed God will restore His blessing to America and the world will be better.

    Kinda sad actually.