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Oh, c'mon, winter, go away and let me take brain-clearing walks outside. My sanity depends on it. [Jan. 23rd, 2014|11:25 am]
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So, I take a 15 minute brain break this morning to peruse some of the blogs I follow and find these gems:

Glen Beck has compared Bill Nye, yes, Bill Nye the Science Guy, (who was speaking up in support of Common Core in schools) to “those people” that persecuted Galileo. Dear Mr. Beck, you keep using the words religion and science. I do not think they mean what you think they mean. Also, history. You should check that expletive out.

Also, a GOP senatorial candidate from Alaska has posted a Youtube video of herself walking into a steamroom, cornering the lone poor woman in there, and not only preaching to/at her, but also speaking in tongues. The video is blocked now…and I haven’t seen it, so maybe the woman she cornered was okay with it…no, no expletive way. I’m sitting there, relaxing in just a towel and someone walks in fully clothed and starts preaching? Until I find out that this was a church sauna, or Chapel of the Sauna, I feel pretty good that the woman being preached to, would really have preferred to be left alone. Perhaps some mellow conversation. But definitely NOT videotaped and posted on Youtube. (The video’s blocked now, thankfully, for the sake of the victim) But seriously, the preaching was weird and a little past boundaries, but okay. But to videotape it? To put it on the internet? Hey, there’s some good qualified judgment there, boy. I totally would want her making decisions for my congressional district.

And, okay, you may be saying “hey, Alaska”, to which I say, hey, don’t be stateist. But oh, it’s on in the lower 48 as well. A GOP congressional candidate in the Chicago area believes that “God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights and legalized abortions.”

Dear GOP, please get your expletive together. I’m unaffiliated. I tend to vote Dem because it’s the lesser of two weevils, and I’d rather get hosed by unions, lawyers, and environmental special interest groups than defense contractors, banks and billionaires. (That’s sort of a joke, don’t start debating me on the sloppy logic, okay?) But I come from a long line of proud GOP’ers and while I can’t get on board with a lot of the financial and social policies of that party, at least the ones they held during the time of my grandparents’ and parents’ involvement, at least the GOP didn’t seem batexpletive crazy. Earthquakes? That’s my grandparents rolling in their graves, my friends. My parents, both born and raised in the party, heck, I practically grew up in the League of Republican Women Voters headquarters of wherever we were living, my parents who are still registered Republicans, haven’t voted for a Republican at the national level in more than a decade. For crying out loud, it’s like you’re trying to distill crazy.

Can we go back to the “fringe” being the fringe?
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[User Picture]From: warriorsway
2014-01-23 11:01 pm (UTC)
Wait. Glenn Beck compared Bill Nye, THE SCIENTIST, to the people who persecuted Galileo, ANOTHER SCIENTIST?

Please stop the world. I'd like to get off.

Stop laughing, I thought it too. But seriously, I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2014-01-24 12:19 am (UTC)
Cheer up—it only took 350 years for the people who persecuted Galileo, aka the Roman Catholic Church, to admit they were wrong and agree that the earth revolves around the sun. So there's hope. ;)
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[User Picture]From: silvrwillow
2014-01-24 02:23 am (UTC)
"Can we go back to the “fringe” being the fringe?"

Dear God, yes please!!!
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