Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:25 pm

In which Michael Gerson notices that we have a Republican problem without using the word “Republican”

Gee, he says, no one trusts science anymore, even though not trusting science is going to lead to some very bad things.

This man wrote speeches for arguably the most antiscientific administration since before the Civil War, if not ever, and he wonders why “we” have a problem?

We don’t have a problem, Mike. The Republican Party, for which you shamelessly whored, both has the problem and is the problem. And you know it. So stop pretending you’re stupid. And for God’s sake stop talking to us as if we are.

 

Friday, December 14, 2012 7:32 pm

Welcome to the jungle, baby. You’re gonna die.

You know, sometimes I wish evolution actually weren’t a thing:

We’ve got your disease.

Monday, March 12, 2012 8:17 pm

Tell me again how rare racism is among conservative white Southerners

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 8:17 pm
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Cause it’s not like the Deep South is totally bereft of schools and news media:

ALABAMA

Q22 Do you think Barack Obama is a Christian or a
Muslim, or are you not sure?
Christian 14%
………………………………………………….
Muslim 45%
……………………………………………………
Not sure 41%

MISSISSIPPI

Q22 Do you think Barack Obama is a Christian or a
Muslim, or are you not sure?
Christian 12%
………………………………………………….
Muslim 52%
……………………………………………………
Not sure 36%

I wish being stupid were painful.

Bonus fun: 60% of those surveyed in Alabama and 66% in Mississippi do not believe in evolution. Someone want to explain to me again why these states still get two senators apiece?

Monday, September 29, 2008 7:41 pm

Idiocy ne plus ultra

You know, a lot of incredibly stupid things have been said and written in defense of teaching creationism (and “intelligent design,” which is the same thing) in public schools. But, ladies and gentlemen, we may have reached, like absolute zero, the point of idiocy beyond which we cannot go, a level of Teh Stoopid so vast it either crowds out all other thought in the universe or sucks it all into a Singularity of Stoopid.

Brunswick County (N.C.) resident Joel Fanti, before graciously offering to teach creationism in the county school system himself, offered this stirring defense of creationism: “If evolution is so slow, why don’t we see anything evolving now?”

Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:03 pm

First we flood them out. Then we make them stupid.

The Louisiana House has voted 94-3 — 94 to 3!! — for a bill that apparently would allow the teaching of creationism in science classes.

Creationism isn’t science. “Creation science” isn’t science. And as much as the pro-creationist liars would like you to believe otherwise, there is no controversy within the scientific community about evolution.

Evolution is a theory as “theory” is defined in science, where “theory” is a term of art meaning a hypothesis that has been tested repeatedly and can be used to predict certain outcomes. Saying that evolution is wrong is like saying germ theory is wrong, or the theory of gravity.

This bill, if enacted, will be a crime committed against the children of Louisiana, who, frankly, have more than enough on their plates as it is.

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