Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Quote of the Day, Jr.
"Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter."
-- Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa on the ongoing "debate" over whether a woman's body can prevent pregnancy in cases of rape or incest
It's almost not worth quoting King -- he's that crazy. But there it is again: the idea that proven scientific fact is up for discussion and that if someone doesn't have personal experience with a given situation, it diminishes the truth of it. We see this all the time when some idiot says, "Well, it's really cold where I live in Missouri right now, so global climate change must be a hoax."
It's just staggeringly stupid.