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Jason Voorheees

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October 8 2012 7:58 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
well, there's todd akin, the '"legitimate rape' cant get you preganant" turd, and then there's this guy:







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The office of U.S. Rep. Paul C. Broun (R., Ga.) wasn’t commenting Monday following the widespread dissemination of the video in which Mr. Broun labeled evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory “lies straight from the pit of hell.”

Mr. Broun’s spokeswoman, Meredith Griffanti, didn’t return calls for comment. Mr. Broun’s office was closed for Columbus Day and its voicemail box was full. The video of Mr. Broun’s remarks has been removed from the Liberty Baptist Church website and the church’s pastor, Michael Griffin Sr., didn’t return calls for comment. The remarks, however, are now widely available across the web, including on YouTube.

Mr. Broun, a conservative Republican who is running unopposed this November, sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

He made his remarks at a hunter’s banquet at the Liberty Baptist Church of Hartwell, Ga., on Sept. 27. The remarks were then posted on the church’s website. Mr. Broun’s district, which covers the northeast portion of the state, is heavily conservative and evangelical, although it includes the liberal city of Athens, home to the University of Georgia.

“All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell,” he said at the banquet. “And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”

Mr. Broun went on to say that he believed the earth was about 9,000 years old, an age rejected by most scientists as far too young. Scientists put the age of the earth at about 4.5 billion to 5 billion years.

Bill Nye, a popular science educator, condemned the remarks on the Huffington Post and conservative radio talk show host Neal Boortz tweeted Monday that, “Voters in Paul Broun’s Congressional District (Ga. 10) should write in Charles Darwin on the ballot this year.”


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Least scientific members of the House Science Committee

Paul Broun's not the only GOP member of the House Science Committee who's a bit iffy on the whole science thing

By Jillian Rayfield

“Wait, he’s on the House Science Committee?”

That was many people’s reaction to comments by Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., that came to light last week: ”All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell,” Broun said at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet recently. “And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”

But Broun’s not the only Republican on the committee who has a tenuous-at-best relationship with science:

Let’s start with the chairman himself, Ralph Hall of Texas. Though he was once a Democrat, Hall was behind a 2010 effort by Republicans to cut off billions in funding for scientific research and math and science education. He did this by rather cannily tacking onto a bill a provision that would have forced Democrats to vote in favor of letting federal employees view pornography while on the job. Hall also once said of climate change: “I’m really more fearful of freezing. And I don’t have any science to prove that. But we have a lot of science that tells us they’re not basing it on real scientific facts.”

Then there’s Todd Akin. In the course of his campaign for Missouri Senate, Akin made the following comments about rape: “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin said. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Maryland Rep. Roscoe Bartlett had a similar take on pregnancies resulting from rape: “There are very few pregnancies as a result of rape, fortunately, and incest — compared to the usual abortion, what is the percentage of abortions for rape? It is tiny. It is a tiny, tiny percentage.”

Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer is best known for yelling out, “It’s a baby killer!” during the House debate on Obama’s healthcare reform bill. But did you know he also drafted a resolution for Americans to ”join together in prayer to humbly seek fair weather conditions” after a series of destructive tornadoes and droughts?

In 2007, Congress held a hearing on a report that found global warming to be “unequivocal.” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, who has no truck with man-made global warming, was skeptical about testimony regarding a period 55 million years ago when similar dramatic climate change occurred: “We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?”

Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is a renowned climate change skeptic who has alternately decried ”scientific fascism” and described research on climate change as an “international conspiracy.”

Allen West-backed Sandy Adams lost her Florida primary this year, but she still managed to serve on the committee while bad-mouthing evolution. “I’m Christian. I believe in the biblical terms of how we came about,” she once said. Adams also voted in favor of a bill to have teachers “teach theories that contradict the theory of evolution.”
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October 8 2012 8:10 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Read about this and the other guy that wrote a book mentioning how slavery was a "blessing in disguise" or something to that effect. Heartwarming stuff
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October 8 2012 8:57 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
"“Voters in Paul Broun’s Congressional District (Ga. 10) should write in Charles Darwin on the ballot this year.”"

Notice Boortz didn't say to vote for another actual candidate.
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October 8 2012 9:40 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
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October 10 2012 8:50 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: crunkmoose

"“Voters in Paul Broun’s Congressional District (Ga. 10) should write in Charles Darwin on the ballot this year.”"

Notice Boortz didn't say to vote for another actual candidate.



Originally posted by: Jason Voorheees

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October 10 2012 8:53 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
I think I'm done being angry with everything and I'm just going to say "sa da tay," from now on.
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October 10 2012 8:57 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Dianana

I think I'm done being angry with everything and I'm just going to say "sa da tay," from now on.



i just hope for a pretty rad colony to start out of nowhere so i can not be bothered with these retards.
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October 10 2012 10:42 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
I'm starting to believe republicans really are reptilians who are trying to use hypnosis and mind control to enslave us. All of these people like Akin and Broun must be testing the waters more and more to see how much of their insane prejudices and ideologies are reasonable to the public(who appear to agree with at least some of it already). The shit with Akin almost reminds me of that Bugs Bunny cartoon where he dips his toe into the boiling pot and slowly gets in thinking it's just a warm bath. It's already like people's outrage with Akin has turned to indifference and now he has gained back some of public support that he initially with his statement. What would it take for people to turn against guys like this and anyone who would advocate for OT style executions of misbehaving children?
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October 23 2012 11:44 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
There are democrats who wear t-shirts with pot-leaves that then support Obama and apologize for him raiding more legitimate cannabis-dispensaries than Bush did. The condition of hypnotic submission doesn't belong to only the (r) people dude and it's just more reptile-drivel to suggest otherwise. IT'S PART OF THE HYPNOTIC NARRATIVE to say, "well THAT TEAM, those guys over there- yeah they are brainwashed. Our team is right!"

seriously where have you motherfuckers been for the last 15 years? How can there be americans who still think in the DvR paradigm? Baby-boomers are the dumbasses who are invested in that shit. Ya'll need a life
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October 23 2012 1:05 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Man is Truth

There are democrats who wear t-shirts with pot-leaves that then support Obama and apologize for him raiding more legitimate cannabis-dispensaries than Bush did. The condition of hypnotic submission doesn't belong to only the (r) people dude and it's just more reptile-drivel to suggest otherwise. IT'S PART OF THE HYPNOTIC NARRATIVE to say, "well THAT TEAM, those guys over there- yeah they are brainwashed. Our team is right!"

seriously where have you motherfuckers been for the last 15 years? How can there be americans who still think in the DvR paradigm? Baby-boomers are the dumbasses who are invested in that shit. Ya'll need a life



Yeah, because pot should be the only thing they base their vote on... because there is another realistic candidate who will legalize, right?

Remind me again of your incredibly realistic plan to get someone other than a Republican or Democrat into the whitehouse this time. The truth is they are not exactly the same. Yes, you can find a few things Obama has been worse on than Bush. You can also find things he has been far better on... and far better than McCain or Romney would be.
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October 23 2012 1:11 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
My plans remain unshared with anonymous paid-poster soros-trolls, sorry man.

My apartment does have a sherlock holmes-like web scribbled on oak-tag concealed behind tapestries though- the inner party is familiar with it and actively working the model
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October 26 2012 3:46 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Man is Truth

My plans remain unshared with anonymous paid-poster soros-trolls, sorry man.




Oh, we're going back to that paranoid fantasy again, are we?

I'd ask where you have ever found any hard evidence that such things exist, but its become incredibly clear that you don't bother with things like evidence. But, hey.. best of luck with your whole recreation of the French Revolution thing. I'm sure that will work really well and won't lead to the same kind of blood bath every other similar revolt has caused.
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November 6 2012 12:53 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
you don't think vivisection scientists and gmo eco-wreckers need to have their wealth confiscated to develop normal, human, sustainable food production?
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November 6 2012 6:00 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Man is Truth

you don't think vivisection scientists and gmo eco-wreckers need to have their wealth confiscated to develop normal, human, sustainable food production?



You mean someone forcing them with the threat of violence to give their money to you so you can institute the things you would like to see done? You know.. that very thing you constantly bitch about in regards to government now? Why should we consider you so much more reliable?

As Crass put it, "(you) can call it freedom, but slavery is still the game."
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You mean someone forcing them with the threat of violence to give their money to you so you can institute the things you would like to see done? You know.. that very thing you constantly bitch about in regards to government now? Why should we consider you so much more reliable?



no, because I cite the fact that violence prohibits me from possessing weed, whereas in the case of vivisection scientists and laboratory abomination PLANETARY POLLUTION executives, we are talking about people guilty of crimes of violence against all mankind and the entire planet that sustains him, so, it is not violence to behead them anymore than it is violent to punch someone that is attacking you. I know you understand that.

My point is that real issues are not part of the narrative- there is no one party that has a claim to any real issues, like punishing the truly guilty, or how to fairly appropriate their stolen resources. The two-party system is based entirely on false issue bullshit that is promoted with emotional intensity and group-identity division science. It crowds out discussion of real problems and real solutions.
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