Friday, May 14, 2010

Running on Empty



There's always one thing you can count on when it comes to the far-right, particularly in the South: They wear their ignorance and stupidity like a badge of honor.

Just watch the first maybe ten seconds of this campaign commercial from disgraced former Alabama judge Roy "Ten Commandments" Moore, and try not face-plant into your keyboard -- although by now, this kind of hillbilly horseshit should come as no shock whatsoever.

8 comments:

Anon said...

But Chez! Believing in Evolution might mean that the representative is using his logic and intellect, and since when have those mattered in public office?

Suddenly, the midwest isn't so bad.

Chris said...

That's the thing about evolution deniers, they don't evolve.
The good thing about evolution is that failure to adapt means they'll be extinct soon.

Web Dunce said...

Why, oh why are they so stupid? It's just plain sad...and spreading rapidly north.

Liz said...

I heard this yesterday - Pete Dominick played this ad on his show and was inviting people from Alabama to call in and give their opinions.

The general consensus, "this ad is insane. We're not all this stupid."

Since nearly all scientists believe in the theory of evolution, even the nearly 50% that identify as Christian, it doesn't seem like such a long-shot to say that evolution is our best explanation, to-date, for the origin of life.

Chez, speaking of denying evolution, you need to do some more coverage of the Texas State Board of Education debaucle. It's insane. Thomas Jefferson - GONE as an enlightenment thinker. Capitalism, democracy, justice, and equality are gone from the Texas Social Studies program. Tejanos who fought at Alamo - GONE. The proposed curriculum is basically taken direct from Stormfront. Science and Social Studies are being torn to shreds.

Southern Fried Fatty said...

I get to see this ad every morning while watching the news. If I had the skills I would make you a montage of all of the Alabama campaign ads. They are all just as sad and stupid as this one and I'm sure they work like a charm. I'd like to say that not everyone in Alabama thinks this way but lately I'm beginning to wonder.

Luke Weiss said...

did you see byrne's response?

he was falling all over himself trying to deny the accusations. let me say that again - DENY the accusations. He is after all anti-evolution and pro-bible literalism.

liquidlen said...

"Since nearly all scientists believe in the theory of evolution, even the nearly 50% that identify as Christian, it doesn't seem like such a long-shot to say that evolution is our best explanation, to-date, for the origin of life."

Sadly, he SHOULD have been ridiculed for that quote, just not for the reasons they did. Evolution has nothing to do with the origin of life. Evolution concerns itself with the processes of speciation and gene flow, not abiogenesis.

kanye said...

I feel like I should know who's playing guitar in this ad, but I can't put my finger on it.

Whoever it is, they have a really nice touch.