18 February 2007

This Week in Southern Republican Ignoramusness

Item no.1: Yesterday NPR interviewed a political reporter for a Charleston, SC newspaper. NPR asked him about how the Democratic Presidential candidates might fare in South Carolina.

I repeat: this was a political reporter. He called Clinton "Hillary" (as opposed to "Clinton" or "Sen. Clinton") and-- this is the best part-- he could neither remember nor pronounce the name "Barack Obama." The NPR host had to say it for him.

Item no.2: Georgia state representative Ben Bridges (R-Mars) writes a memo claiming evolution is a myth propagated by an ancient Jewish sect:

"Indisputable evidence — long hidden but now available to everyone — demonstrates conclusively that so-called 'secular evolution science' is the Big Bang, 15-billion-year, alternate 'creation scenario' of the Pharisee Religion," says the memo, which has Bridges' name on it. "This scenario is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings in the mystic 'holy book' Kabbala dating back at least two millennia."


Wes said...

It gets better. The website (I don't have the link handy) that provided Rep. Bridges with his information also believes that not just evolution but the heliocentric Solar System and a moving Earth are Kabbalistic hoaxes.


Wes said...

The website is www.fixedearth.com.

There's actually an entire group of people trying to discredit heliocentrism. Go here for more on this.


WestEnder said...

The fixedearth site should be renamed mycryforhelp.com.

Funnelis Cakus said...

Sure the earth doesn't rotate & the planets & sun revolve around it. Of course the equations you have to use to describe the movements of the sun and the planets suddenly becomes a real bitch. I prefer the Sun centric solar system equations.

WestEnder said...

Here's a cool animation of the geocentric model showing earth, sun, and mars as an example.

It completely violates gravity and general relativity, but then again those are just theories...

Anonymous said...

Bridges: "Deluded morons believe a silly myth about the creation of universe, based on the writings of ancient Jews."

Um, yeah, that's right.