Remember a few weeks ago when Rick Santorum got into some hot water with the Dutch because he made a ridiculous claim that the Dutch euthanize their old folks willy nilly? He claimed that old Dutch folks are so scared that they wear Livestrong bracelets (rimshot) that say “Don’t euthanize me bro!”
Well, of course it turned out that Frothenstein was full of fecal matter, but when you’re a wingnut, “fact” has no meaning. In Wingnutsylvania, fact is merely whatever one happens to believe at the time:
Georgia state representative Terry England (R-Old-McDonald) knows everything he needs to know about birthin’ babies because dadgummit, he’s delivered cows and pigs and chickens and whatnot, and it made him so darn sad when the animals didn’t make it.
Given his experience with livestock, Terry England believes women should be forced to birth their babies after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Why 20 weeks? Because he lived on a farm that’s why. And if you don’t listen to him, he might break down and cry about it.
A federal judge admitted to sending a racist email about President Obama and offered the most piss-poor excuse for doing so: He didn’t intend for the email (which he sent from his government email address, mind you) to become public.
The crowd responded favorably to the former Pennsylvania Senator’s remarks, applauding and cheering to his putdown of the president.
“Not all folks are gifted in the same way. Some people have incredible gifts with their hands!” Santorum added. “There are good decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.”
Obama wants everyone to have the ability to go to college if they wish. That doesn’t make him a snob, that means he wants to empower the people, give them the tools to accomplish their goals. Only a twit like Santorum can try to twist that into a bad thing. Unless you believe those “liberal professors” might try to “indoctrinate” people with some facts. We are reminded again that education is the enemy of those who prey on the ignorant.
Ridiculous: Dana Loesch over at “Big Journalism” had her merry band of idiots fact-check Amy Poehler’s comment that “there are too many people” and attempts to disprove the statement by linking to studies demonstrating that birth and fertility rates have declined (as if Amy Poehler was making some sort of political statement about birth rates.)
Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, sent a letter to Indiana House Republicans on Saturday explaining why he was the only member in the chamber not to sign onto a resolution last week celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. Continue reading →
During the floor debate on Tuesday, Del. C. Todd Gilbert announced that “in the vast majority of these cases, these [abortions] are matters of lifestyle convenience.” (He has since apologized.) Virginia Democrat Rep. David Englin, who opposes the bill, has said Gilbert’s statement “is in line with previous Republican comments on the issue,” recalling one conversation with a GOP lawmaker who told him that women had already made the decision to be “vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant.” (I confirmed with Englin that this quote was accurate.) Continue reading →