Monday, February 20, 2012

Knee Deep in Crazy Santorum

Rick Santorum...  The type of crazy that authors have based entire novels upon.

I never intended to spend any of my time write about this guy because I never even dreamed that anyone would ever take him seriously.  Sure, he spends most of his time catering to the fundamentalists in the United States.  And sure, much of what he stumps for is pure shock politics.  Normally as the voting public begins to tire of the rhetoric, and a candidate like this guy will fall by the wayside as his claims get more and more outlandish.  I have been counting on this phenomenon to take Santorum back to Pennsylvania.  I suppose I gave the electorate of this country far too much credit.

Well, today Rick said something that I believe deserves my time:
"It’s so funny that this party that criticizes the right for being anti-science, but when it comes to the management of the Earth, they are the anti-science ones!  We’re the ones who stand for science and technology and using the resources we have to make sure we have a quality of life in this country and maintain a good and stable environment."
Is Rick out of his mind?  He wants people to believe that the same political party that has been fighting against global warming, teaching the Theory of Evolution, stem cell research, pollution and environmental protection, are the REAL advocates for science?  This quote stinks of newspeak so much so that George Orwell would be proud.

Once I got past my initial rage at this moron, I started thinking that Rick has found a slick way to confuse science with technology.  We're not talking about how efficiently we use current resources, nor are we talking about how comfortable you are being the beneficiary of the spoils of modern technology.  But this is NOT science!  Not even close!  Sure, modern science bore these technologies out, but equating one to the other is utter nonsense.

But you wait and see, the United States has enough scientifically illiterate people that this scumbag will convince a fair percentage of voters that he has a point.  And that makes me want to vomit.

I've never spit my drink so fast as when I read this final quote:
"Freedom isn’t to do whatever you want to do, it’s to do what you ought to do."
What you ought to do?  According to whom, you idiot?

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