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(Wired)   Charles Darwin trolls Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia with a little help from Neal Boortz   (wired.com) divider line 59
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2012-10-18 10:59:26 AM
He also is a member of the Tea Party caucus

I read this in my head as Tea Party carcass. Imma go with that from now on.
 
2012-10-18 11:28:24 AM
It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.
 
2012-10-18 12:06:29 PM
Paul Broun or someone who has been dead for over a century: which one has a better grasp of reality?
OK, I'll vote for Darwin.
 
2012-10-18 01:32:15 PM

FloydA: Paul Broun or someone who has been dead for over a century: which one has a better grasp of reality?
OK, I'll vote for Darwin.


It reminds me of a David Cross bit where he discussed how John Ashcroft lost an election to the recently deceased Mel Carnahan: "Hmmm, do I vote for the right wing nut, or the maggot-infested corpse? Gotta go with the corpse."
 
2012-10-18 01:42:44 PM
Neal Boortz is a dweeb, but this is pretty funny.
 
2012-10-18 01:42:44 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


A guy who writes tax reform fairy tales can still be correct with regard to evolution...
 
2012-10-18 01:43:58 PM
Wait, he's a doctor? How?

How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?
 
2012-10-18 01:44:29 PM
If Darwin wins, does the other guy die?
 
2012-10-18 01:44:58 PM
But supporters of the campaign hope that it gets enough votes to pressure Republicans into removing Broun from a leadership post on the House Science Committee, according to the Associated Press.

lol wat

He's right where they want him to be.
 
2012-10-18 01:46:30 PM
If evilloution were true shouldn't it have "evolved" from a theory into a fact by now?

Checkmate, scientists.
 
2012-10-18 01:48:22 PM
The idea to run Charles Darwin originated with a professor in my department. He posted it on facebook and we had a meeting about the issue earlier this week, concerning the letter the science professors wrote to the local paper about what we actually do and encouraging everyone to write-in Charles Darwin. I'm happy to see it taking off, this guy is a toolbag.
 
2012-10-18 01:48:26 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


It's truly amazing how quickly you managed to figure a way to get whiny about this. No one even had to give you a reason. Now, that's bootstrappy.
 
2012-10-18 01:48:32 PM

SteelDraco: Wait, he's a doctor? How?

How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?


Hard core religious nuttery can delude even otherwise intelligent people. Either that or they do not teach the scientific method in the chemistry department at University of Georgia.

I'll go with the former.
 
2012-10-18 01:49:38 PM
today on the politics tab we have a right winger who believes in creationism who is advocating an increase in progressive taxation and a right winger who believes in evolution who advocates for fairtax flat taxes, who is more retarded?
 
2012-10-18 01:49:55 PM

SteelDraco: How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?


Same way people get into IT even though they can't explain how a computer actually works. You can be an arrogantly ignorant bastard about the basic foundation of your trade and still have enough tools that other people created for you to manage to ply it.

/ exhibit A: the entire field of "web development"
 
2012-10-18 01:49:59 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


I'm planning on just doing my usual, which is making fun of his silly name.
 
2012-10-18 01:50:26 PM
Broun, a medical doctor

W....T....F? Where did he get his degree from? Hollywood Upstairs Medical College?
 
2012-10-18 01:52:56 PM
This tard's district has recently been redrawn to include me . I'll be voting for Chuck Darwin!


Of course I'd also vote for Chuck E Cheese , Chuck Manson or Chucky against this idiot..
 
2012-10-18 01:53:50 PM

max_pooper: SteelDraco: Wait, he's a doctor? How?

How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?

Hard core religious nuttery can delude even otherwise intelligent people. Either that or they do not teach the scientific method in the chemistry department at University of Georgia.

I'll go with the former.


I usually think it's just an act to gain power. It's easier for me to believe that this guy is a disingenuous douchenozzle than an idiot.
 
2012-10-18 01:56:22 PM

The Fifth Dentist: This tard's district has recently been redrawn to include me . I'll be voting for Chuck Darwin!


Of course I'd also vote for Chuck E Cheese , Chuck Manson or Chucky against this idiot..


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Anything to get him out of the MNF booth.

/hot
 
2012-10-18 01:57:39 PM

thurstonxhowell: It's truly amazing how quickly you managed to figure a way to get whiny about this


Who's being whiny? It's funny as shiat and right up the alley of dipshiats like you who are now conflicted as hell about whether or not you can agree with someone you hate...Which makes me laugh even harder.
 
2012-10-18 01:59:32 PM
Is the guy in the picture married? He doesn't seem to have a wedding ring, which seems important to a religious person to me.
 
2012-10-18 01:59:36 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: SteelDraco: How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?

Same way people get into IT even though they can't explain how a computer actually works. You can be an arrogantly ignorant bastard about the basic foundation of your trade and still have enough tools that other people created for you to manage to ply it.

/ exhibit A: the entire field of "web development"


This. In fact, if I'd paid more attention to lying through my teeth to my biggers and betters, then I too might be a doctor. You don't have believe anything they teach you in school, you just have to repeat it back during examinations.
 
2012-10-18 02:00:17 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


One amusing stunt doesn't absolve Boortz of being an absolute farking scumbag.

Jordan Welch of Lula, Georgia never asked to become the target of a bully like Neal Boortz. But last week, several large pieces of ice, probably from a passing airliner, crashed through the roof of Welch's Tire Ship. Reporters converged on the scene, and one recorded little Jordan's childlike reaction to the incident:

"Satellite things up in the sky, I thought one of them done fell down in the roof."

Jordan's father, Gordon Welch, was also recorded.

On Friday, March 7, at approximately 10:30 am, Mr. Boortz replayed the audio of Mr. Welch and began mocking the tire shop owner's speech patterns. Lula is at the southern fringe of Appalachia, and Mr. Welch speaks in a distinct (and, I think, beautiful) Appalachian dialect. This kind of mockery is the stock in trade of Mr. Boortz, who promotes his show as "Insensitivity Training."

Then Mr. Boortz played audio of Jordan, who not only speaks in his family's dialect, but also has some cognitive challenges that manifest in his speech patterns. Boortz proceeded to mock and ridicule the boy's speech, to demean his intelligence, and to question his future prospects. It may be unlikely that Jordan will achieve the kind of succes that Boortz has achieved---four million listeners to his syndicated radio program, several very successful books, numerous television appearances, and lucrative speaking engagements---but the child certainly has his own shot at achieving the American Dream.

Boortz continued demeaning the child for over an hour, replaying the tape again and again as he obviously took pleasure in what amounts to public child abuse. Some samples: Boortz said Jordan "sounds as dumb as a stump" and would probably wind up "changing tires" or "farming worms." Boortz also accused Gordon Welch of "child abuse" based solely on the boy's speech patterns. On his website, Boortz asked his listeners this question:

"Is Neal being too hard on that 10-year-old boy from North Georgia with the thick accent?" One of the statements respondents could choose from: "mah diddy sez neil's bein ignert."

On Tuesday, March 11, I heard Boortz again ridiculing Jordan Welch, whom he had now dubbed "Little Buford" the "future worm farmer."
No child deserves such treatment, not on a playground or in a home, much less on national radio. I contacted Gordon Welch and asked him if Jordan was aware of what was being done to him. Mr. Welch said,

"It's really disturbing him...he's really, really sad about it." Like any concerned father, Mr. Welch also had a message for Mr. Boortz: "We just want him to leave us alone."

With a huge local following (Lula is less than an hour north of Atlanta,) it was inevitable that Boortz's abuse would come to the attention of the Welches. In fact, according to Mr. Welch, people had been coming into the family business and talking about it, leaving Jordan traumatized and depressed. I posted both Mr. Welch's statements and the fact that Jordan was suffering on this blog and also emailed the Boortz show to inform them that Jordan has, among other problems, ADHD. Their response that evening:

"Horseshiat. There is no such thing as ADD or ADHD."

I replied in protest, asking, "And that justifies harming a nine-year-old child (not ten) named Jordan (not Buford)?" Based on subsequent comments made on air, and on search engine results, I believe that by this time, Boortz and/or his staff had been reading my posts, including the one quoting Mr. Welch on Jordan's being traumatized. Their response to me that same evening:

"Oh yeah! We're sitting here just shaking in our boots! Bid bad Preston is going to really show us who's boss here! Are we in trouble now! I guess we had better all get our affairs in order because soon we aren't going to have jobs! Oh, the humanity!"


The irony of these people invoking "humanity" appears to be lost on them.
 
2012-10-18 02:00:34 PM

Hillbilly Jim: max_pooper: SteelDraco: Wait, he's a doctor? How?

How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?

Hard core religious nuttery can delude even otherwise intelligent people. Either that or they do not teach the scientific method in the chemistry department at University of Georgia.

I'll go with the former.

I usually think it's just an act to gain power. It's easier for me to believe that this guy is a disingenuous douchenozzle than an idiot.


He's been married four times, I have to assume he's your run of the mill bible beating hypocrite.
 
2012-10-18 02:00:54 PM

Hillbilly Jim: The Fifth Dentist: This tard's district has recently been redrawn to include me . I'll be voting for Chuck Darwin!


Of course I'd also vote for Chuck E Cheese , Chuck Manson or Chucky against this idiot..

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Anything to get him out of the MNF booth.

/hot


You should write in "THIS GUY."
 
2012-10-18 02:01:00 PM

SteelDraco:
How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?


Doctors are like "engineers" of biology.

They don't need to really get or accept the scientific method to use the tools that were developed by it.
 
2012-10-18 02:03:17 PM
Charles Darwin trolls Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia with a little help from Neal Boortz

*reads article*

Damn. I was hoping he was hit by a car or something.
 
2012-10-18 02:05:44 PM
can someone tell me how these brilliant minds seem to find themselves on congressional committees of science?
 
2012-10-18 02:05:46 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Is the guy in the picture married? He doesn't seem to have a wedding ring, which seems important to a religious person to me.


He is waiting for his binder from Romney so he may choose appropriately
 
2012-10-18 02:06:51 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


My take is the Boortz is still an idiot.
 
2012-10-18 02:07:18 PM

liam76: SteelDraco:
How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?

Doctors are like "engineers" of biology.

They don't need to really get or accept the scientific method to use the tools that were developed by it.


Or it is just straight up pandering to the fundies. See Santorum and his position on abortion vs. the abortion that saved his wife's life.
 
2012-10-18 02:07:34 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


What that he takes only takes stands against the right wing crazies when it's meaningless?

How about he supports an actual real candidate to take the guy out?

Just normal "libertarian" BS where they only make symbolic gestures against the nut job right and refuse to do anything when it actually means anything.
 
2012-10-18 02:08:18 PM

pute kisses like a man: can someone tell me how these brilliant minds seem to find themselves on congressional committees of science?


They are members of the Republican party.
 
2012-10-18 02:08:22 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


Hey. I like you too, sometimes.

It's just that you sure do say a lot of stupid stuff. Funny. But stupid.
 
2012-10-18 02:11:54 PM
Dancin_In_Anson just shiat in the pool and a whole lot of people jumped in eagerly to get a bite...
 
2012-10-18 02:12:24 PM

liam76: SteelDraco:
How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?

Doctors are like "engineers" of biology.

They don't need to really get or accept the scientific method to use the tools that were developed by it.


I think of them like auto mechanics. You don't have to get or accept thermodynamics, friction, applied force or any of the physical laws behind them to change a pair of brake pads.
 
2012-10-18 02:13:45 PM

monoski: liam76: SteelDraco:
How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?

Doctors are like "engineers" of biology.

They don't need to really get or accept the scientific method to use the tools that were developed by it.

Or it is just straight up pandering to the fundies. See Santorum and his position on abortion vs. the abortion that saved his wife's life.


I think he really believes since she "delivered it" and took it home it wasn't an abortion.
 
2012-10-18 02:14:10 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


"Reward Good Behavior"
 
2012-10-18 02:16:25 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: It will be interesting to see the Boortz hater's take on this.


I've revised my opinion from "complete bloviating douchebag" to just "bloviating douchebag".

Though I seldom agree with Boortz, I can at least listen to him for more than a few minutes. That is more than I can say for the brain damaged, hillbilly heroin addict...
 
2012-10-18 02:17:25 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: thurstonxhowell: It's truly amazing how quickly you managed to figure a way to get whiny about this

Who's being whiny? It's funny as shiat and right up the alley of dipshiats like you who are now conflicted as hell about whether or not you can agree with someone you hate...Which makes me laugh even harder.


Yeah, I spend all day just hating Neil Boortz. Most days, I sit and seethe for at least an hour or two while I think about that thing he does (radio show? book? vaudeville routine?). You sure nailed me.
 
Ant
2012-10-18 02:17:54 PM
Broun, a medical doctor

*blink*

WTF? How the fark does someone make it through medical school without accepting evolution and embryology?
 
2012-10-18 02:19:10 PM
He's got my vote.
 
2012-10-18 02:20:56 PM

SteelDraco: Wait, he's a doctor? How?

How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?


Check out Kurt Wise, I think he puts the creationist viewpoint succinctly:
Link

"Although there are scientific reasons for accepting a young earth, I am a young age creationist because that is my understanding of the Scripture. As I shared with my professors years ago when I was in college, if all the evidence in the universe turns against creationism, I would be the first to admit it, but I would still be a creationist because that is what the Word of God seems to indicate."

People like this don't give a fark what science says, if the bible contradicts science, then the science is obviously wrong because the bible is right. Paul Broun probably fully knows the science of evolution and the facts at hand and rejects it for no other reason than "because the bible says so".
 
2012-10-18 02:24:48 PM

Ant: Broun, a medical doctor

*blink*

WTF? How the fark does someone make it through medical school without accepting evolution and embryology?


He doesn't seem to be a practicing doctor, but is a U.S. Representative. That should tell you something right there.
 
2012-10-18 02:26:49 PM

sabreWulf07: liam76: SteelDraco:
How do you get a medical degree without understanding that evolution underlies the principles of all the biological sciences?

Doctors are like "engineers" of biology.

They don't need to really get or accept the scientific method to use the tools that were developed by it.

I think of them like auto mechanics. You don't have to get or accept thermodynamics, friction, applied force or any of the physical laws behind them to change a pair of brake pads.


Good analogy.
 
2012-10-18 02:27:14 PM

The Fifth Dentist: This tard's district has recently been redrawn to include me . I'll be voting for Chuck Darwin!


Of course I'd also vote for Chuck E Cheese , Chuck Manson or Chucky against this idiot..


How about Chuck D? That would be a race I'd watch.
 
2012-10-18 03:16:46 PM

Holocaust Agnostic: If evilloution were true shouldn't it have "evolved" from a theory into a fact by now?

Checkmate, scientists.


Probably not serious, but theory is a very interesting word.

Go to Merriam-Webster Dictionary and you'll see that definitions 1,3,5 are very different from 2,4,6.

Summary of 1,3,5
Analysis of facts, abstract principles of a body of fact, scientifically acceptable general principle

Summary of 2,4,6
speculation, belief, hypothesis
 
2012-10-18 03:19:11 PM

Ant: Broun, a medical doctor

*blink*

WTF? How the fark does someone make it through medical school without accepting evolution and embryology?


He had been there too many years.
And he graduated with the highest temperature in his class.
FOR DUTY AND HUMANITY!!!
 
2012-10-18 03:34:25 PM
Elemental, Watson. There are as many corrupt physicians as there are lawyers and appointed officials. Some believe in the supernatural, which defies logic as well as inductive or deductive reasoning.

/Arrr-Rooooh....

//WTF was that?

//Where Wolf?
 
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