March 9th, 2007

Commute, Woodsy Owl

My hometown

The following appeared on the Colbert Report, in response to a KGET story about a doctor refusing to serve patients if they (or, if they're minors, their parents) have piercings or tattoos.

For those not from Bakersfield, this is an exception, but only in its intensity. The town is very Christian, and offers up a huge selection of churches and denominations (like gas stations and Mexican restaurants, there's a church on every corner in Bakersfield). It's good to see that KGET is reporting on some of the more rampant cases of bigotry, but there will be plenty of people in Bakersfield, even people who disagree with the doctor's decision, who will support him because it is a private practice.

There are times when I miss Bakersfield. This is not one of those times.

Oh, and "Jim Scott is the best anchorman in greater Bakersfield." *snerk*