Thursday, September 08, 2011

Quote of the Day


"Galileo got outvoted for a spell."

-- Rick Perry, during last night's Republican debate, winning the Ass-Backward Analogy of the Year award by comparing his obstinacy against the science of man-made global climate change to Galileo's insistence in the face of the church's ignorance that the sun didn't, in fact, revolve around the Earth

Under no circumstances can somebody this shamelessly willing to double-down on arrogant, mind-boggling stupidity be allowed anywhere near the White House. Seriously, fuck this guy.

12 comments:

Bill Orvis White said...

The honorable Gov. Rick Perry has liberals like you running scared. It's kinda funny to watch. Don't fear poor secular progressives because when the Cain/Perry ticket comes riding into the White House come January 2013, WE THE PEOPLE will see a return to sanity, millions of new jobs, the end of regulations + illegal health care, a return to traditional marriage and hopefully a new "Growing Pains" Marathon in which all Americans will be forced to watch.
Amen,
Bill

Anonymous said...

I don't know what is more scary: that we have a legitimate Presidential hopeful who honestly seems to believe that scientific evidence should give way to a vote, or that the political climate in this country is so horrifically bad that he feels comfortable enough revealing that viewpoint in a televised debate.

Anonymous said...

Jesus was gayer than the night is long. That's what I teach my kids, and no matter how hard these delusional Conservatives and right-wing loons try and stop me, in my home they are powerless, their God is withered and reduced to blank pages and meaningless babel.

Oh, and it is not only me that educates their children in this way, there are others...many others.

Not to sound to Star Wars-y when I say: "Oh, I'm afraid this liberal voter will be fully operational when the 2012 elections arrive."

Not a huge Obama fan, but in light of everyone else who is running, the only option is pretty clear. Obama '12.

As for Perry, the man is a quack, a true wolf in sheep's clothing.

Anonymous said...

It gets better, check this out.

http://www.politicususa.com/en/pastor-wants-atheist-registry-to-track-atheists-like-sex-offenders?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+politicususa%2FfJAl+%28Politicus+USA+%29

MJG said...

Uh, Rick? You just proved OUR point - Asshole.

Anonymous said...

And then there's the spectacle of a room full of all dressed up Republicans applauding for executions. Your 201 party of life, ladies and gents.

Marc McKenzie said...

@Bill Orvis White: Put down the crack pipe and back away, buddy.

(Of course, if what you wrote was a joke--"Growing Pains marathons"?--then ignore what I said).

I'm sorry--emoprogs can continue to bitch about Obama all they want. If they think that putting Perry in the WH is going to be great payback for Obama's 'betrayals', then they really are as dumb as the Tea Baggers and GOP fans of Perry.

Anonymous said...

My fellow Texan and longtime political commentator Jim Hightower sums it up best. "Rick Perry put the 'goober' in gubernatorial."

Anonymous said...

I guessing none of you lived under the Emperor of Texas if this is the biggest thing that scares you about him.

You have never seen crazy until you see the people that would run against Perry in the primary and Perry would be the only one not advocating closing libraries or shooting mailmen.

He is a scumbag. He the number of people executed in Texas even though Texas under his leadership has a shameful record in terms of ensuring adequate investigations for capital murder cases. To hear this asshole advocate small government when he tried to force an untested HPV vaccine on kids (note, I am not against vaccinations) just because he owned significant stock in the company that would get the contract to do so. And if you think things are crazy politicized now, just check out the fiasco that is the Texas State School Board.

This is the same asshole that came up with the idea of collectively combining EPA air quality standards. This is what I mean...
Say a factory can only release 1 ppm Cyanide and 10,000 ppm CO2, under Perry's leadership in Texas, as long as the factory releases less than 10,001 ppm of both chemicals combined, they are in code with the state. This is why Texas has some of the worse cases of air and water pollution in the country. For years the EPA threatened to take over the States role as cancer rates where skyrocketing and when they finally did, Perry portrayed this as some Federal conspiracy to destroy the Texas economy.

The fact that he doesn't believe in a heliocentric solar system is minor compared to his record in Texas.

kanye said...

I wonder if Kumquat here realizes how perfectly he's managed to demi-glace 600 years of western civilization into a single sentence?

Ducky said...

In science, we have an expression for this kinda shit. When we come across a hypothesis that is so wrong, we can't even learn anything from our mistakes, we call it not even wrong. That's what this man is.

Fifth Generation Leftist said...

Galileo was right. He is wrong. Was probably some anti-Catholic dog whistle to his troglodyte followers. The only thing good about that dickhead is his hair.