Wednesday, May 5, 2010
#2: Howard Ahmanson
Our second loon is Howard Ahmanson.
Ahmanson is a financer of the Discovery Institute and several other fundamentalist causes, such as Proposition 8 in California. He is an extremely wealthy (multi-billionaire!) magnate whose political agenda is nicely captured in the following quotation: "My goal is the total integration of biblical law into our lives”.
Diagnosis: Complete loon, extremely influential and very, very dangerous.
Labels: anti-gay efforts, California, Discovery Institute, dominionism, religious fundamentalism, wingnuttery
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Nice, he gets my vote for benevolent despot. ;-)ReplyDelete
Ha, I'm not so sure about that benevolent bit.ReplyDelete
Maybe my wink wasn't sarcastic enough?ReplyDelete
Finally found a link to some real info on this guy. Shadowy figure indeedReplyDelete
Indeed, California State Sen. Mimi Walters is funded by Ahmanson.ReplyDelete
Looks like a cotten shirt with a polyester sports coat. I'm terribly (not) sorry, but that's the death penalty.ReplyDelete
Ahmanson is cursed with Tourette's Syndrome. The "better angels of our ;nature" urge us to commiserate with him before anything else. The rest pales by comparison to that affliction. All the money in the world can't cure it. I find it hard to call him names.ReplyDelete