The major headlines from today’s news at Foxnews.com:
Bailout Watchdog Calls Mortgage Programs a Bust, Obama Signs Wall Street Overhaul, Senate Poised to OK Jobless Benefits Bill, and Professor P.Z. Myers Goes On Strike With His Blog. Okay, that last one wasn’t one of the major, or even minor news stories at the Foxnews website (nor anywhere else, for that matter.) Never the less, P.Z. Myers, Assoc. Professor of Biology at the University of Minnesota, Morris, and frequent anti-ID, pro- Darwinism blogger has announced he is going ON STRIKE. He made this announcement, ironically, on the very website, ScienceBlogs, he is striking against, where he has his own blog, Pharyngula.
Laying aside for the moment why Myers is striking, the entire incident reminds of an old joke from the late George Carlin. In a satire on newscasts Carlin had one part where he said something like: A Minnesota man barricaded himself in house today. He wasn’t armed, wasn’t dangerous, didn’t make any threats, and nobody paid any attention…” Why would Myers think anyone cares if he goes on strike? For that matter, will anyone really notice the absence of the rantings on his blog. Maybe Myers will remain permanently on strike. One can only hope.