Darn, there go our plans for the weekend.
Word on the Internet is that the world will end Saturday. Since it’s on the Internet, it must be true. Especially if it’s on YouTube—it is, we checked—where state Rep. Leo Berman says those ‘Tubes are infallible.
For the person who wins the Texas lotto on Saturday night, this is horrible timing.
So here at TFN Insider we’re writing one last post to say goodbye and wish everybody best of luck in whatever comes your way after Saturday.
We want to thank everyone for their kind support for the past 15+ years. Thank you for all the snarky comments on this blog. And two big thumbs up—as our bumper stickers say—for doing your part to piss off the religious right.
Having nothing to lose at this point, we also want to fess up to a few things. The advice from the folks predicting May 21 is the end of days is to get things in order before we all leave, and we would never ignore guidance from people who have twice predicted the end of the world.
Let’s start with David Barton.
Dear Dave: we’re sorry. We’re actually big fans. Sorry for all that bothersome fact-checking. You taught us that when you have the gift of an imagination, you don’t need a DeLorean to change history. And for that, we thank you.
To the Texas State Board of Education: you were right. Those social studies standards, your stances on evolution and abstinence-only sex education, and dislike of Muslims were all spot on. It just that TFN, truckloads of scholars with a “left-wing elitist” education, teachers and university professors, qualified experts, everyday people blessed with sanity, and even conservative think tanks were sitting around one day bored and with nothing else to do. So we all got together and said, “Let’s pick on the SBOE.”
Sorry about that.
To the good folks at Liberty Institute/Focus on the Family … actually, never mind. Everything we said about you is pretty accurate.
So that’s it. Time to say goodbye. It’s been fun. We wish everyone a safe journey tomorrow.
Actually, no, not really. We’re not going anywhere. We’re pretty certain TFN, you, the religious right, and the rest of the world will still be here on Sunday, though some of us who have been watching the Texas Legislature for a few months now could go for an apocalypse or two.
But this whole talk of the rapture happening tomorrow has been amusing, much like it will be the next time the religious right predicts the end is nigh.