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(Popular Science)   Newt Gingrich is way into quantum mechanics and science fiction, which is good news since he married a cyborg with laser beam eyes   (popsci.com) divider line 73
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2011-05-13 04:08:05 PM  
I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything. Greed and ego, I guess.
 
2011-05-13 04:12:02 PM  
They mostly come out at night. Mostly.
 
2011-05-13 04:15:44 PM  
Hell, he's cheating on his wife in parallel dimensions right now.
 
2011-05-13 04:20:24 PM  
I say let's lock him in a box, then speculate on whether he's dead or alive.
 
2011-05-13 04:21:34 PM  

Quasar: Hell, he's cheating on his wife in parallel dimensions right now.


More importantly, as long as no one is watching he can be married to more than one woman at once, superimposed upon the other.
 
2011-05-13 04:21:59 PM  

Diogenes: I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything. Greed and ego, I guess.


Or perhaps the questions aren't as settled as the people who taught you your political beliefs would like you to think.
 
2011-05-13 04:26:03 PM  

Millennium: Diogenes: I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything. Greed and ego, I guess.

Or perhaps the questions aren't as settled as the people who taught you your political beliefs would like you to think.


My beliefs weren't given to me. I developed them quite nicely on my own, thanks.
 
2011-05-13 04:26:07 PM  

Diogenes: I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything. Greed and ego, I guess.


He probably operates at the quantum level, where rules that you are used to don't apply.
 
2011-05-13 04:26:08 PM  

Millennium: Diogenes: I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything. Greed and ego, I guess.

Or perhaps the questions aren't as settled as the people who taught you your political beliefs would like you to think.


As opposed to you, who came to your opinions and beliefs through your own painstaking research conducted under the harsh light of reason and logic!
 
2011-05-13 04:27:06 PM  
I came ... I mean, I arrived at this thread for some pics of cyborgs with laserbeam eyes. Leaving dis -- who am I kidding, I'm hitting F5 spastically
 
2011-05-13 04:31:38 PM  
The sad thing is that this will actually cost him votes in some circles.

He's toast if anyone finds out he uses fancy mustard.
 
2011-05-13 04:32:36 PM  
He can be both literate and a hypocritical douchenozzle of the highest order. They're not mutually exclusive.
 
2011-05-13 04:34:51 PM  
Diogenes: "I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything."

You seem to be assuming that he truly believes the things he says.
Perhaps therein lies the explanation.
 
2011-05-13 04:36:22 PM  
The lulz will come when he awkwardly tries to avoid offending the creationists. At least one Republican debate always has a creationism question.
 
2011-05-13 04:36:41 PM  

ringersol: Diogenes: "I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything."

You seem to be assuming that he truly believes the things he says.
Perhaps therein lies the explanation.


That, too. He's in campaign mode now.
 
2011-05-13 04:37:14 PM  
I heard some pundit on CNN saying that "Callista Gingirch might energize Newt Gingrich's campaign", and I totally agreed,

4.bp.blogspot.com

She looks like a real live wire, that one.

/that was the biggest size i could find
 
2011-05-13 04:38:27 PM  
GIS result for cyborg with laser eyes

i52.tinypic.com



/All I could do on short notice.
 
2011-05-13 04:40:04 PM  
"At this level quantum behavior begins to replace the Newtonian (no relation) physics"

Ohhhh ho ho ho! Newt - you card!
 
2011-05-13 04:40:27 PM  

mongbiohazard: He can be both literate and a hypocritical douchenozzle of the highest order. They're not mutually exclusive.


The Pauli Exclusion Principle doesn't allow for douchiness and literacy to occupy the same state.
 
2011-05-13 04:42:56 PM  
I'm guessing that he'll be pussy-footing around the Theory of Evolution, stem cells, genetic theories of homosexuality, and fetal brain development.

Old Earth Creationist or Young Earth Creationist? Seeing as he is now a Roman Catholic convert, I'll guess OEC.

Happy Fun Time Activities for Student Readers

Try to get him on the public record on precisely which bits of science he is pro- and which he is contra-.
 
2011-05-13 04:44:18 PM  
Well he does have a PhD and was a professor before entering politics so he like academic things, big deal
 
2011-05-13 04:44:27 PM  
I'm a true conservative and Newt is a cheap political whore and his wife is a real whore. Plus, he has less morals than the male feral cat that I rescued. Christ, this is getting pathetic.........
 
2011-05-13 04:45:56 PM  
i843.photobucket.com
 
2011-05-13 04:46:12 PM  

Diogenes: I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything. Greed and ego, I guess.


Or perhaps not everyone agrees with you and there are many smart people agree with him, many that are academics with PhD's. Just because you believe different does not make him wrong.
You only act so high and mighty here and arrogant because of ego, I guess
 
2011-05-13 04:48:01 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com


Him: "Yup. I'm hitting that."

Her: "SENSORS INDICATE HUMANOID LIFEFORMS APPROACHING AT 6.42M *beeeeep* TARGETS ACQUIRED INITIATE THREAT/NONTHREAT ANALYSIS *NOT A THREAT* DISENGAGE KILL SEQUENCE AMBIENT HUMIDITY 31% INITIATE FULL PERIMETER SWEEP VIA VISUAL AND INFRARED / UV SCAN HUMANOID COMPANION LIFEFORM MADE JOKE INITIATE LAUGH SEQUENCE TERMINATE AT 1.4 SECONDS TARGET ENGAGED AT 24.7M INITIATE THREAT/NONTHREAT ANALYSIS...."


/i did this yesterday too. ehhh. it wasn't funny then either.
 
2011-05-13 04:48:57 PM  

jedihirsch: Diogenes: I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything. Greed and ego, I guess.

Or perhaps not everyone agrees with you and there are many smart people agree with him, many that are academics with PhD's. Just because you believe different does not make him wrong.
You only act so high and mighty here and arrogant because of ego, I guess


There are opinions and beliefs, and then there are facts. He constantly fails on the facts. That's not being arrogant. That's being correct.

And the people that agree with him are wrong, too.
 
2011-05-13 04:52:48 PM  
As a Lib I don't know where I stand with Newt, but I do know he will be a formidable opponent in the debates. BTW that is short for Libertarian . . .
 
2011-05-13 04:54:06 PM  
I think it's some kind of Botox Stasis-Face or something.

Like the skin on her face is so rigid, similar to a new baseball mitt, so if she smiles for too long, BAM, her face locks up into this grinning rictus She probably has to rub some oil on it in the limo after, to get it supple again.

/Stasis Faces
 
2011-05-13 04:54:27 PM  
Hell, he's cheating on his wife in parallel dimensions right now.

But it's OK when Clinton does it, right?

The Libtard press will pound Gingrich mightily for fooling around, the same press that tried oh so hard to bury Clinton's indiscretions...

And BTW, whatr was so bloody awful about the original Contract With America that Gingrich tried to implement?

(from Wiki) On the first day of their majority in the House, the Republicans promised to pass eight major reforms:

- require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply to Congress;
- select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;
- cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;
- limit the terms of all committee chairs;
- ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;
- require committee meetings to be open to the public;
- require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;
- guarantee an honest accounting of the Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.

The only reason the Libtards have the knives out for Newt is because he might succeed. The possibility that the country would benefit from some simple budget reforms simply doesn't matter. All that matters is that THEIR TEAMS WINS!!!!11!!!
 
2011-05-13 04:54:29 PM  

Diogenes: My beliefs weren't given to me. I developed them quite nicely on my own, thanks.


Probably snipped your own umbilical cord too, right?
 
2011-05-13 04:54:32 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2011-05-13 04:55:14 PM  

trappedspirit: Diogenes: My beliefs weren't given to me. I developed them quite nicely on my own, thanks.

Probably snipped your own umbilical cord too, right?


Puh-lease. I bit it off.
 
2011-05-13 04:57:21 PM  
Six was a much hotter Cylon that her.
 
2011-05-13 04:58:12 PM  

dericwater: mongbiohazard: He can be both literate and a hypocritical douchenozzle of the highest order. They're not mutually exclusive.

The Pauli Exclusion Principle doesn't allow for douchiness and literacy to occupy the same state.



I think you meant the Pauly D Exclusion Principle, but that is an effect localized to the Jersey Shore.
 
2011-05-13 05:00:25 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-05-13 05:02:33 PM  
You gotta admit, whichever side of the aisle you're on, that intellectually, Newt strides like a giant over the other Republican candidates so far. He makes Palin and Trump look like imbeciles.

Oh wait...
 
2011-05-13 05:04:40 PM  
That reminds me...whatever happened to the Runaway Bride?
 
2011-05-13 05:06:31 PM  

mark12A: The Libtard press will pound Gingrich mightily for fooling around, the same press that tried oh so hard to bury Clinton's indiscretions...



Considering that Newt was not only cheating on his wife but ALSO pulling a "John Edwards" on her WHILE simultaneously excoriating Clinton most publicly and vociferously about his affairs... you don't have to be a Democrat or a liberal to realize that Newt is a authority-hungry, hypocritical piece of trash. Smart, sure, but also utterly without shame or scruples. Fark him.

And that was just what he did to his first wife. He cheated on his second wife and divorced her once he found out she had an illness as well.

/Republican
 
2011-05-13 05:09:23 PM  

mongbiohazard: mark12A: The Libtard press will pound Gingrich mightily for fooling around, the same press that tried oh so hard to bury Clinton's indiscretions...


Considering that Newt was not only cheating on his wife but ALSO pulling a "John Edwards" on her WHILE simultaneously excoriating Clinton most publicly and vociferously about his affairs... you don't have to be a Democrat or a liberal to realize that Newt is a authority-hungry, hypocritical piece of trash. Smart, sure, but also utterly without shame or scruples. Fark him.

And that was just what he did to his first wife. He cheated on his second wife and divorced her once he found out she had an illness as well.

/Republican


And then there's Gingrich's ethical gymnastics as to why he should be forgiven. Morals and ethics are for the little people. He fooled around because of his profound love of America!
 
2011-05-13 05:12:31 PM  

Poison Appleseeds:


She's charging her lasers.
 
2011-05-13 05:13:01 PM  
Aha!

Newt on Darwin

Link: Discovery Magazine Interview in which Gingrich gets his Newt on:

http://discovermagazine.com/2006/oct/discover-interview-newt-gingrich

If you'd gone into science instead of politics, where do you think you would have ended up?

I would have been a naturalist. Edward O. Wilson is probably the closest to my model. I really love paleontology and animals and plants and the complexity of ecosystems.

Do you view evolution as "just a theory" or as the best explanation for how we came to be?

Evolution certainly seems to express the closest understanding we can now have. But it's changing too. The current tree of life is not anything like a 19th-century Darwinian tree. We're learning a lot about how systems evolve and don't evolve. Cockroaches became successful several hundred million years ago and just stopped evolving.

Where do you come down on teaching intelligent design in schools? Do you think the ruling in the Dover, Pennsylvania, case was appropriate?

I believe evolution should be taught as science, and intelligent design should be taught as philosophy.
Francis Collins's new book, The Language of God, is a fine statement that combines a belief in God with a belief in evolution. I do not know enough about the Dover case to critique the judge's decision, but I am generally cautious about unelected judges establishing community standards-that is the duty of elected officials.

***

Yup, he's a Roman Catholic. Old Earther. Teach Creationism in Comparative Religion or Theology class, not Biology. Keep science and religion out of the hands of the cracker Prottie judges.

But I would still be more comfortable if instead of a Conservative Roman Catholic, he was more frankly and more vociferously unelectable. Maybe a Jehovah's Witness or a Polygamist--I mean the Parallel Polygamist, not the Super-Serial Polygamist who lines up the next wife before he divorces the last one.

Newton on Global Warming (some of you saw that coming in the middle of the last sentence)

http://www.slate.com/id/2189557/

Newt's preferred solution: big cash prizes! Give corporations buckets full of money! Free gubbermint cheese for everybody!

Newt on Newton:

Gingrich isn't his biological father's name:

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (; born Newton Leroy McPherson; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but raised in Hummelstown, a small nearby borough.

http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-newt-553225.htm

He had no religion until he became a Baptist at college.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich

He is now a Roman Catholic.

He's on his third wife, and if the past is any predictor of the future, is probably on number four as well.

He is founder of American Solutions, a non-profit that promotes the doctrine of "Drill here. Drill Now. Pay less." (See global warming, above). Apparently, although he is willing to admit global warming might be a problem he has radically different ideas on how to get rich off of it from the lefties.

He is super serial.
 
2011-05-13 05:13:53 PM  

JonnyBGoode: You gotta admit, whichever side of the aisle you're on, that intellectually, Newt strides like a giant over the other Republican candidates so far. He makes Palin and Trump look like imbeciles.



so does a potato(e).
 
2011-05-13 05:14:18 PM  

mark12A: Hell, he's cheating on his wife in parallel dimensions right now.

But it's OK when Clinton does it, right?

The Libtard press will pound Gingrich mightily for fooling around, the same press that tried oh so hard to bury Clinton's indiscretions...

And BTW, whatr was so bloody awful about the original Contract With America that Gingrich tried to implement?

(from Wiki) On the first day of their majority in the House, the Republicans promised to pass eight major reforms:

- require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply to Congress;
- select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;
- cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;
- limit the terms of all committee chairs;
- ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;
- require committee meetings to be open to the public;
- require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;
- guarantee an honest accounting of the Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.

The only reason the Libtards have the knives out for Newt is because he might succeed. The possibility that the country would benefit from some simple budget reforms simply doesn't matter. All that matters is that THEIR TEAMS WINS!!!!11!!!


First off, we are not slamming him for his indescretions, just his hypocracy, and second, you must not have been around in the 90's because Monica and Bubba were in the news constantly through the last part of that decade, ad nauseum. Newt has hardly gotten that much coverage.
 
2011-05-13 05:21:48 PM  

dericwater: mongbiohazard: He can be both literate and a hypocritical douchenozzle of the highest order. They're not mutually exclusive.

The Pauli Exclusion Principle doesn't allow for douchiness and literacy to occupy the same state.


Sure it does. Look at Chomsky.

I'm not a fan of Gingrich. The man has zero integrity, which makes him unfit to lead regardless of his politics. But he's apparently more literate than I'd assumed, so he's got that going for him. Which is nice.
 
2011-05-13 05:24:56 PM  
Didn't Gingrich write some shiatty Turtledove-inspired alternative history novels?
 
2011-05-13 05:31:01 PM  
First off, we are not slamming him for his indescretions, just his hypocracy, and second, you must not have been around in the 90's because Monica and Bubba were in the news constantly through the last part of that decade, ad nauseum. Newt has hardly gotten that much coverage.

Oh yeah, I remember the NY Times sitting and sitting on the story, while blogs were yammering about it, and when the existance of the Blue Dress became known, it was Drudge that busted the thing wide open to the point the MSM couldn't ignore it anymore.

I really don't care about what the congress critters do on their own time. I just hate the double standard (cover for Dems, expose Repubs), and the fact that the MSM will attempt to destroy Republicans with good ideas merely because their success, while good for the country, *might* enhance the Repubs chances at the polls. Basically, "screw the country, just don't let Repubs win!"

/the wifey pic is way scarey, however....
 
2011-05-13 05:47:24 PM  
Newt wasn't electable before.

What's changed?

Nothing has changed, folks.

Move along.

Nothing to see here.

Move Along 2: Electric Boogaloo...

;)
 
2011-05-13 05:52:56 PM  

Diogenes: I don't understand how someone who's supposedly an academic and that intellectually curious can be so wrong and ignorant about pretty much everything. Greed and ego, I guess.


You could say the same thing about any politician you disagreed with. You disagree with his point of view, therefore he must be wrong and stupid.
 
2011-05-13 05:54:27 PM  
thepatriotaxe.com

oh, and

thepatriotaxe.com
 
2011-05-13 05:58:19 PM  

mark12A: The only reason the Libtards have the knives out for Newt is because he might succeed. The possibility that the country would benefit from some simple budget reforms simply doesn't matter.


It couldn't possibly be that some of those are horribly stupid?
 
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