Thursday, September 01, 2005

A satirical truth

Cribbed from Taranto's Best of the Web:
From "$pringfield," an episode of "The Simpsons," which originally aired Dec. 16, 1993:

Principal Skinner: Now, I, uh, hesitate to bring this up, but a number of cities have rejuvenated their economies with, er, legalized gambling. There is an added bonus: some of the revenue can go to help our underfunded public schools. . . .

Ned Flanders: What do you think, reverend?

Rev. Lovejoy: Once something has been approved by the government, it's no longer immoral.

That's the beauty of satire, it gets to the point so, well, pointedly.

All the more reason to oppose the Castle/DeGette bill. It only makes it easier to take the next step - creating embryos to destroy them.