If I were to notify my readers every time Pat Robertson said something stupid, my fingers would heat up so quickly from all the typing that they would burst into flame and melt my keyboard.
However, once in a while, it’s worth some fun. And this is a 2-birds-with-1-stone post because as Thirdmate mentioned in the comments of the previous entry, there were victories against anti-science as well as defeats.
On today’s broadcast of “The 700 Club,” Robertson told Dover residents, “If there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God.” The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network explained, “You just voted God out of your city.”
Why didn’t they tell us in Sunday school that it was possible to vote God out of a city?
Well, look out folks. Because now that God has been evicted from Dover, he must be wandering around looking for a place to live. While I have sympathy for the homeless, I’m not sure this is a guy you want in your city. The way Robertson describes him, he’s a vindictive son-of-a-bitch. (Hat tip to The Plank)
Redstate.org laments that the Incoherent Design supporters were Republicans. What can I tell you?
Will the Kansas board face a similar revolution to Dover’s? We can hope so. I’m sure there are plenty of Kansans that don’t want their schools to be the laughing stocks of the nation. However, when you hear things like this incredible spin:
But conservatives are betting that the new standards, which don’t “ban” evolution, but critique the theory, won’t provoke the same reaction.“What actually did happen was so innocuous,” said Judy Smith, Kansas director of Concerned Women for America, which supported the new standards. “It just allows for academic freedom for teachers, instead of dogma in science.”
…you realize that without the ridicule it simply will not sink in that Kansas Science™ is dug in and that sensible Kansans will be stuck in the dark ages without some help.
“I sure hope so. I hope that we elect a school board that has some notion of what science is.”— Walt Hull, blacksmith, Lawrence
We’re pulling for you, Walt. Best of luck.
And, to finish off this thought for now:
Senate Democrats pressed the Republican majority yesterday to complete a thorough investigation of the Bush administration’s handling of prewar intelligence, including alleged White House efforts to silence critics.
According to the Kansas Board of Education, the investigation into scandal in the White House is science, and Patrick Fitzgerald is a scientist! It’s not just science (say it with me, now) it’s Kansas Science™ can-I-get-an-amen.Posted by James at November 10, 2005 2:50 PM