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(Crooks & Liars)   Remember that third grader who wanted to make the woolly mammoth the "State Fossil" of South Carolina? Well her bill has just been blocked by two state senators because Jesus   (crooksandliars.com ) divider line
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2014-03-30 03:43:55 PM  

Dinki: "Why not? It can't hurt anything," Ridgeway said. "But the benefit to this is to the children and young people of South Carolina, letting them realize that they do have a say-so in what happens in South Carolina and, No. 2, it gives them experience and information about the governmental process and legislative process in South Carolina."

With the added side benefit of showing those young people what incredible assholes the republicans have in their ranks.


Who knows?  She may grow up to be a staunch liberal and science advocate, in part thanks to them.
 
2014-03-30 03:44:31 PM  

Gunboat: letrole: Atheism is a Religion.

"letrole" = "Le Troll"?


Oh yeah, he's like a low-grade Pocketninja!
 
2014-03-30 03:45:07 PM  

meow said the dog: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Gunboat: letrole: Atheism is a Religion.

"letrole" = "Le Troll"?

He's going to tell you its his surname

Atheism is the learned behaviour.  The surname of me is SãÏdthě'døg.


Mine is Headpound.

We tell people that our great grandfather was a legendary handjob artist but really he was just a door-to-door aspirin salesman.
 
2014-03-30 03:45:11 PM  

ginandbacon: I had no idea the first fossil found in this country was a wooly mammoth tooth in SC in 1725.


That is the first sort of correctly identified fossil. Native Americans knew about huge fossilized bones and had various explanations involving giants. The slaves in SC who dug up the mammoth tooth (~1725) at Stono said they recognized it as an elephant tooth which is close enough. It wasn't until 1798 that Georges Cuvier said that mammoths and elephants were separate species (and he knew about the Stono tooth which was well known hot topic).

You can read most of "Fossil Legends of the First Americans" (which also covers the Stono tooth) online at google.
http://books.google.com/books/about/Fossil_Legends_of_the_First_Amer ic ans.html?id=CMsgQQkmFqQC
 
2014-03-30 03:45:58 PM  

zamboni: It's too bad she'll soon be... reeducated.

Right thinking will be rewarded, wrong thinking will be punished.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Excellent...
 
2014-03-30 03:46:15 PM  

letrole: My surname is Le Trôle


It fits.
 
2014-03-30 03:46:28 PM  

letrole: Atheism is a Religion.


What on earth do christians being stupid have to do with atheism? I'm not really sure what the religions of the two politicians who introduced the bills, nor of the little girl.

We do however know the religions of the two attempting to attach ridiculous amendments to the bill. We know because they tell us publicly so that they can be seen by man.

How is atheism involved? Really?

/Surnames are a religious troll.
 
2014-03-30 03:48:12 PM  
Mike Fair once introduced a bill calling for jail time and fines for men caught in public with "dicernibly turgid penises."
 
2014-03-30 03:48:47 PM  

Ed Grubermann: IlGreven: gilgigamesh: ginandbacon: And I had no idea the first fossil found in this country was a wooly mammoth tooth in SC in 1725

Nonsense.

Anyone with any Biblical knowledge knows that predates the creation of the Universe by at least a century.

No one alive today knows anyone who was around during the American Revolution.  Therefore, the American Revolution never happened.

[www.openheaven.com image 253x325]
"Were you there?"


Yes, I was there - prove me wrong

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 03:48:59 PM  
Awesome. Keep it up, fundamentalist assholes. You'll continue to turn the next generations of people strongly against your POV and ensure your own decline into utter irrelevance. It sucks in the meantime, but your continued disgusting combination of satanic "christianity", willful ignorance and blatant dickishness is just crafting the coffin for your own dubious "philosophy".
 
2014-03-30 03:49:30 PM  

BadMotivator: ginandbacon: [media.thestate.com image 472x630]

That kid is freaking adorable. And I had no idea the first fossil found in this country was a wooly mammoth tooth in SC in 1725.

I know it's off topic, but is she dressed up for a Twin Peaks cosplay?

+1 either way, young ma'am.


Doesn't really have the tits for that yet. Oh wait you meant the show not the restaurant.
 
2014-03-30 03:49:38 PM  

gilgigamesh: Fair, who has compared the President to Osama Bin Laden, helped to block funding for a rape crisis center, called climate change a hoax, and blocked evolution from the state's science standards, saying "I don't have a problem with teaching theories. I don't think it should be taught as fact," stood up for Biblical representation in the state fossil-after all, what's science without Jesus?

Bryant proposed an amendment to the bill to include a passage from Genesis explaining the Biblical creation of life-because why not?


What we have here is just another example of liberals taking a few fringe, powerless backwoods extremist whackos with no influence, and blowing them up as if they were representative of the views of mainstream Christians who create policy.

Really, liberals. You should be ashamed.


It the Jon Stewart Principle. Focus on the fringe
 
2014-03-30 03:50:49 PM  

zamboni: letrole: Atheism is a Religion.

What on earth do christians being stupid have to do with atheism? I'm not really sure what the religions of the two politicians who introduced the bills, nor of the little girl.

We do however know the religions of the two attempting to attach ridiculous amendments to the bill. We know because they tell us publicly so that they can be seen by man.

How is atheism involved? Really?

/Surnames are a religious troll.


The object was less about and argument and more about getting you to reply to him.

Do you even Internet?
 
2014-03-30 03:51:31 PM  
Oblig. :

controversy.wearscience.com
 
2014-03-30 03:52:06 PM  
ITT: butthurt libtards who care more about the state fossil of SC than the direction their joke of a president and congressional leaders have taken this country.
 
2014-03-30 03:52:21 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: She's young, female and is interested in science. To the GOP she's like a Voltron made of Hitler, Bin Laden, Stalin, Jimmy Carter and that shirtless gardener Rodrigo who keeps intruding on the thoughts of a Godly man attempting to please his sleeping wife


No, no, don't be silly.  She'd need to have darker skin to be that bad, or at least be lbgtq.
 
2014-03-30 03:52:49 PM  

zamboni: We know because they tell us publicly so that they can be seen by man.


Is that the forum "we", the royal "we", or the more than one dude rattling around inside your skull "we"?

 
2014-03-30 03:53:38 PM  

real_headhoncho: gilgigamesh: Fair, who has compared the President to Osama Bin Laden, helped to block funding for a rape crisis center, called climate change a hoax, and blocked evolution from the state's science standards, saying "I don't have a problem with teaching theories. I don't think it should be taught as fact," stood up for Biblical representation in the state fossil-after all, what's science without Jesus?

Bryant proposed an amendment to the bill to include a passage from Genesis explaining the Biblical creation of life-because why not?


What we have here is just another example of liberals taking a few fringe, powerless backwoods extremist whackos with no influence, and blowing them up as if they were representative of the views of mainstream Christians who create policy.

Really, liberals. You should be ashamed.

[img.fark.net image 420x300]


No, no, he's just proposing something rather modest.
 
2014-03-30 03:54:39 PM  

FlashHarry: farking republican JESUS FASCIST asshole pricks.


FTFY
 
2014-03-30 03:54:44 PM  
Mike Fair is one reason I was happy to leave South Carolina back in 1991.  I still can"t believe though people still keep electing this useless piece of Bible thumping shiat
 
2014-03-30 03:55:55 PM  

That Guy Jeff: dr_blasto: These Republicans are what you tacitly support whenever you vote for a Republican in your own districts for anything, even dog catcher. You're voting for an asshole that looks at the party that is full of these shiatbags and decides "I wanna be associated with that."

No matter how sane your guy seems, he is down for that. Electing him puts more Republicans in public office and puts them in a position to gather more money. Just like electing your seemingly sane (he isn't) representative to the House is actually voting to keep the likes of Boehner and Cantor in power.

And every time you vote Democrat you support anti-vaxers, anti-video game crusaders, and  the national security police state.

Or votes should be based on merit, not party lines. You are the problem.


Oh good.

I wasn't aware that both sides were bad.
 
2014-03-30 03:57:26 PM  

meow said the dog: Just propose to make Jesus the State Fictional Character of South Carolina, and bam!

Every one of your posts in this thread has been either borderline coherent, on-topic, insightful, or informative. And sometimes more than one at a time. I won't comment further except to say I now feel a sense of foreboding and unease for no tangible cause.
 
2014-03-30 03:57:27 PM  

The Iconoclast: Mike Fair once introduced a bill calling for jail time and fines for men caught in public with "dicernibly turgid penises."


The Boner bill?
 
2014-03-30 03:58:41 PM  

Dinki: "Why not? It can't hurt anything," Ridgeway said. "But the benefit to this is to the children and young people of South Carolina, letting them realize that they do have a say-so in what happens in South Carolina and, No. 2, it gives them experience and information about the governmental process and legislative process in South Carolina."

With the added side benefit of showing those young people what incredible assholes the republicans have in their ranks.


That's what strikes me as odd about some of these moves the Republicans have been making - they seem designed to ensure that some people never, ever, ever vote Republican. Are they hoping this little girl will forget what happened when she was in third grade by the time she reaches voting age?
 
2014-03-30 04:00:16 PM  

cmb53208: Mike Fair is one reason I was happy to leave South Carolina back in 1991.  I still can"t believe though people still keep electing this useless piece of Bible thumping shiat


perhaps the elections would have a more agreeable outcome if someone applied the northern tactic of providing free rides to the polls with a complimentary fried chicken dinner and a can of malt liquor featuring a large bucking horse.

 
2014-03-30 04:01:10 PM  

dr_blasto: just pandering to his slack-jawed yokel base.


From another less leftist/regressive slanted report (here):Fair said his objection was not based on religious grounds. Instead, he said it was simple maneuvering - Fair is trying to get another Democratic senator to drop his objection to a bill Fair proposed that would merge the state Department of Commerce and Department of Pardon, Probation, and Parole Services.

How the two departments merging is a good thing I don't know since they obviously have different objectives. And just after that he says he'd introduce something to reference mammoths being made by a "Creator" aka the invisible sky fairy.

So I think it is more along the lines of pandering to the mouth breathing Jesus fascist brigade.
 
2014-03-30 04:02:21 PM  

megarian: So he wants a blurb from the bible in there as well because he thinks that if they acknowledge the fossil, they should acknowledge god, the mammoth's creator?

Is he okay with SC having a state bird? How does the state bird and the mammoth have a different creator?

Also, and most importantly, those guys are cocks.


So, what you're saying is politics is for the birds? Or you have a thing for birds...and cocks...or bird cocks...I...I'm not sure where I was going with that.

I may have misinterpreted you.

megarian: The_Original_Roxtar: I'd rather have a legislator who denied frivolous bullshiat "laws" like "official state yeast strain" for whatever reason than one who does everything FOAR TEH CHIRREN!


What is your problem with Saccharomyces cerevisiae?


I love it when you talk nerdy to me.
 
2014-03-30 04:03:55 PM  

peasandcarrots: Dinki: "Why not? It can't hurt anything," Ridgeway said. "But the benefit to this is to the children and young people of South Carolina, letting them realize that they do have a say-so in what happens in South Carolina and, No. 2, it gives them experience and information about the governmental process and legislative process in South Carolina."

With the added side benefit of showing those young people what incredible assholes the republicans have in their ranks.

That's what strikes me as odd about some of these moves the Republicans have been making - they seem designed to ensure that some people never, ever, ever vote Republican. Are they hoping this little girl will forget what happened when she was in third grade by the time she reaches voting age?


Maybe they investigated and found out that she's really unpopular at school. So there actually a bunch of other third graders cheering them for crushing her dreams, and they're counting on those votes in 10 years. (How old is a third grader, anyway? I'm betting that 8 is close.)
 
2014-03-30 04:04:14 PM  
Yup, right on schedule, a media frenzy about the latest Republican state politician outrage, just in time to divert attention away from the DEMOCRAT state senator (Leland Yee) busted for GUN RUNNING...

"Yee masterminded a complex scheme to import illegal weapons: "Keith Jackson [a political consultant who worked as Yee's fundraiser] told [an agent] that Senator Yee had a contact who deals in arms trafficking. This purported arms dealer was later identified. Jackson requested [a campaign donation] on behalf of Senator Yee, for Senator Yee to facilitate a meeting with arms dealer with the intent of [the agent] to purportedly purchase a large number of weapons to be imported through the Port of Newark, New Jersey. During a meeting [...] Senator Yee discussed certain details of the specific types of weapons [the agent] was interested in buying and importing."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405270230332520457946749 2 594430268?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion&mg=reno64-wsj

But please, keep whaling away at the Krazy Kristians, because we certainly don't want to hear about the shenanigans those oh-so-wonderful DEMOCRATS are up to. Don't want to distract from the all republicans are crazy narrative...
 
2014-03-30 04:04:38 PM  

letrole: cmb53208: Mike Fair is one reason I was happy to leave South Carolina back in 1991.  I still can"t believe though people still keep electing this useless piece of Bible thumping shiat

perhaps the elections would have a more agreeable outcome if someone applied the northern tactic of providing free rides to the polls with a complimentary fried chicken dinner and a can of malt liquor featuring a large bucking horse.


Nope, there are no trolls on Fark. Never.
 
2014-03-30 04:06:14 PM  

mark12A: Yup, right on schedule, a media frenzy about the latest Republican state politician outrage, just in time to divert attention away from the DEMOCRAT state senator (Leland Yee) busted for GUN RUNNING...

"Yee masterminded a complex scheme to import illegal weapons: "Keith Jackson [a political consultant who worked as Yee's fundraiser] told [an agent] that Senator Yee had a contact who deals in arms trafficking. This purported arms dealer was later identified. Jackson requested [a campaign donation] on behalf of Senator Yee, for Senator Yee to facilitate a meeting with arms dealer with the intent of [the agent] to purportedly purchase a large number of weapons to be imported through the Port of Newark, New Jersey. During a meeting [...] Senator Yee discussed certain details of the specific types of weapons [the agent] was interested in buying and importing."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405270230332520457946749 2 594430268?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion&mg=reno64-wsj

But please, keep whaling away at the Krazy Kristians, because we certainly don't want to hear about the shenanigans those oh-so-wonderful DEMOCRATS are up to. Don't want to distract from the all republicans are crazy narrative...


You act like the media can't report on more than one story at a time. Are you actually in agreement with these guys? Why do you think this story should not be reported?
 
2014-03-30 04:06:38 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: megarian: So he wants a blurb from the bible in there as well because he thinks that if they acknowledge the fossil, they should acknowledge god, the mammoth's creator?

Is he okay with SC having a state bird? How does the state bird and the mammoth have a different creator?

Also, and most importantly, those guys are cocks.

So, what you're saying is politics is for the birds? Or you have a thing for birds...and cocks...or bird cocks...I...I'm not sure where I was going with that.

I may have misinterpreted you.

megarian: The_Original_Roxtar: I'd rather have a legislator who denied frivolous bullshiat "laws" like "official state yeast strain" for whatever reason than one who does everything FOAR TEH CHIRREN!


What is your problem with Saccharomyces cerevisiae?

I love it when you talk nerdy to me.


Oh, Mr. Laugh. You understand me.
 
2014-03-30 04:06:49 PM  

Subliterati: meow said the dog: Just propose to make Jesus the State Fictional Character of South Carolina, and bam!
Every one of your posts in this thread has been either borderline coherent, on-topic, insightful, or informative. And sometimes more than one at a time. I won't comment further except to say I now feel a sense of foreboding and unease for no tangible cause.


Gives you goosebumps doesn't it?

What form do you want the end of the world to take? Got any favorites?
 
2014-03-30 04:07:28 PM  
The GOP has got to go, or else they need to make major changes including but not limited to, divesting themselves of the tea party, tossing out religious nuts who refuse to accept proven scientific fact.
 
2014-03-30 04:07:59 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The object was less about and argument and more about getting you to reply to him.


No shiat... really?

Do you even Internet?

For decades. Sometimes I'll respond to the troll. Why not? It costs 1 minute of time on my day off. This one posts the same damned stupid thing no matter what the subject is as long as it's somehow related to religion. About once every twenty times or so I'll respond.

The object was less about replying to it and more about responding to those who might think similarly.

No, I don't expect it to change, but sometimes I wish to express my extremely low opinion of it. It never argues because it never has a point to make. It says two things... and they are both pathetic.

Personally, I don't know why it hasn't been banned. Those who habitually and deliberately troll should be.
 
2014-03-30 04:09:09 PM  

Phineas: ITT: butthurt libtards who care more about the state fossil of SC than the direction their joke of a president and congressional leaders have taken this country.


Go F*** Yourself.

\just responding in kind
 
2014-03-30 04:09:22 PM  
Was it an actual fossil, or was it just remains of an recently extinct animal?

In my book that's on par with picking an invasive species as a state yada yada.
 
2014-03-30 04:10:12 PM  

Anastacya: Wow... just, wow. Wish I was independently wealthy so I could pay for her college tuition. I remember being young and hopeful, and I also remember the exact moment of "people are dicks" settled in, too.

Seriously, fark religion.


It's not religion. Religion is just the mask they use. If they didn't have that one, they'd find another.
 
2014-03-30 04:12:19 PM  

mark12A: Yup, right on schedule, a media frenzy about the latest Republican state politician outrage, just in time to divert attention away from the DEMOCRAT state senator (Leland Yee) busted for GUN RUNNING...

"Yee masterminded a complex scheme to import illegal weapons: "Keith Jackson [a political consultant who worked as Yee's fundraiser] told [an agent] that Senator Yee had a contact who deals in arms trafficking. This purported arms dealer was later identified. Jackson requested [a campaign donation] on behalf of Senator Yee, for Senator Yee to facilitate a meeting with arms dealer with the intent of [the agent] to purportedly purchase a large number of weapons to be imported through the Port of Newark, New Jersey. During a meeting [...] Senator Yee discussed certain details of the specific types of weapons [the agent] was interested in buying and importing."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405270230332520457946749 2 594430268?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion&mg=reno64-wsj

But please, keep whaling away at the Krazy Kristians, because we certainly don't want to hear about the shenanigans those oh-so-wonderful DEMOCRATS are up to. Don't want to distract from the all republicans are crazy narrative...


I don't think anyone believes that either punch bowl is free of turds. This is an absurd story and people should know about the crazy things that are happening around them. So, uh... deal with it?
 
2014-03-30 04:12:28 PM  

letrole: cmb53208: Mike Fair is one reason I was happy to leave South Carolina back in 1991.  I still can"t believe though people still keep electing this useless piece of Bible thumping shiat

perhaps the elections would have a more agreeable outcome if someone applied the northern tactic of providing free rides to the polls with a complimentary fried chicken dinner and a can of malt liquor featuring a large bucking horse.


"Jokes on you guys, I'm just pretending to be a racist retard."
 
2014-03-30 04:13:55 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Nope, there are no trolls on Fark. Never.

But there are a few stalkers. There you go again, like a good grepping loon. I should be flattered, I suppose.

Remember cameroncrazy1984, you render your argument moot by leaping up unbidden.
 
2014-03-30 04:14:07 PM  
mark12A:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB100014240527023033252045794674 9 2 594430268?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion&mg=reno64-wsj

But please, keep whaling away at the Krazy Kristians, because we certainly don't want to hear about the shenanigans those oh-so-wonderful DEMOCRATS are up to. Don't want to distract from the all republicans are crazy narrative...


The person that submitted this, the admin that greened it, and the majority of the posters in the thread are all in cahoots to manipulate the political narrative. Not just here on FARK, but globally.

I've been on the inside, I've seen it firsthand. There are back alley chat rooms, newsletters, you name it. It's happening all around you.

Also, learn to post a link, dipsh*t. Even better, if you can find the right link, why not submit it? It's almost like you could play a bigger role in the conversation! Amazing!
 
2014-03-30 04:14:48 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I took that as a heaping helping of poeslaw.


Poeslaw is my favorite side dish.  So creamy and delicious at my satanic sacrificial goat barbeque and tupperware parties.
 
2014-03-30 04:15:44 PM  

PsiChick: Anastacya: Wow... just, wow. Wish I was independently wealthy so I could pay for her college tuition. I remember being young and hopeful, and I also remember the exact moment of "people are dicks" settled in, too.

Seriously, fark religion.

It's not religion. Religion is just the mask they use. If they didn't have that one, they'd find another.


^THIS
 
2014-03-30 04:16:27 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: That Guy Jeff
And every time you vote Democrat you support anti-vaxers

Stopped reading here:
" Ms. Gillibrand could hardly be labeled as 'anti-vaccine' -- nor could the bill that she cosponsored"

It's great that you used a citation but it's a shame that it directly contradicts your argument


Again, Republicans.

Point out the fact that their party is full of nutters with terrible "ideas" while showing their elected leadership not only supports these terrible people but is proud of the nuttery and some Republican or Fark Independent will point out Jenny McCarthy, someone not elected to anything by anyone, is probably a Democrat.

Crazy Rep. Bachmann makes public assertions that align with the anti-vaxxers. The NRA leadership has pointed out that video games are contributors to gun violence.
 
2014-03-30 04:16:48 PM  

letrole: zamboni: We know because they tell us publicly so that they can be seen by man.

Is that the forum "we", the royal "we", or the more than one dude rattling around inside your skull "we"?


Wow! A false tricotomy! Mmmmm... but of those choices, "forum" is most appropriate.

However, "global" would be a better term. "Universal" could also be used.

/Surnames are a wreath of pretty flowers that smell bad.
 
2014-03-30 04:18:20 PM  

meow said the dog: Ah...okay.

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/sj14/20140325.htm#p56


I read that link as saying "scathouse" and was thought "that sounds right."
 
2014-03-30 04:18:24 PM  

Uncle Tractor: tblax: Jesus farking Christ

...And Gorgor proved it by posting the pictures.


almost 5 years later and Gorgor's name is still being brought up. Long live the legend. Fark just hasn't been the same.
 
2014-03-30 04:18:50 PM  

stirfrybry: Focus on the fringe


Like Presidential candidates.

Fringe, indeed.
 
2014-03-30 04:19:40 PM  

zamboni: Wow! A false tricotomy! Mmmmm... but of those choices, "forum" is most appropriate.


A vicarious sense of community is better than no sense of community at all, I suppose.

 
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