Yesterday was my day for coming across craziness, and not the good sort.

First up, this video from This Is True. (I love This is True) An American politician called Brent Rinehart is running for re-election with a comic book full of s**t stirring and spelling mistakes. (Does a County Commissioner have much to do with education in his district?)

It also talks a lot about “The homosexual agenda”, without ever spelling out what this agenda is.

Well I’m pretty sure I know what the homosexual agenda is. I reckon they want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, same as the rest of us.

And then in the afternoon, I went to a little girl’s birthday party. It was a very nice party, and I met a very nice man who was convinced that the astronomical observatory was causing an epidemic of cancer on the island by “concentrating the stellar radiation.”

I said this was like blaming thermometers for the heat. The reason they concentrate the starlight is because there’s so little of it, and anyway, they’re concentrating it away from the people.

We do seem to have a rise in cancer rates though. I doubt that it’s any worse here than elsewhere, it’s just that we know the people here with cancer.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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