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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 316
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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.

 
2014-03-30 04:20:34 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...


It is funny because that was on Fark days ago.
 
2014-03-30 04:23:30 PM  

a particular individual: "I don't have a problem with teaching theories. I don't think it should be taught as fact... I just felt like it'd be a good thing to acknowledge the creatorof the fossils."

Make up your mind, you vapid twatwaffle.


But that really is the fundamental problem.  If all the people involved could agree that it was a question of accepting science or rejecting it, and one didn't really get to have it both ways, we'd all be better off.

Granted, there'd be a slice of Dominionists along the lines of Boko Haram, but they'd be fringe enough we could just ignore them.
 
2014-03-30 04:23:42 PM  

letrole: 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.


I'll defer to your expertise on the subject.
 
2014-03-30 04:24:01 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: He's going to tell you its his surname


Suriname is a South American country. And it belongs to its own people!
 
2014-03-30 04:25:08 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: 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?


They've all got their merits and I can't decide - it's like being at the ice cream van with the last of my pocket money all over again. How about Ebola-infected angels firing alien zombies strapped to nuclear bombs at the Yellowstone supervolcano?

But I always settle for a Mars bar.
 
2014-03-30 04:25:39 PM  
"I think it's a good idea to designate the mammoth as the state fossil, I don't have a problem with that. I just felt like it'd be a good thing to acknowledge the creator of the fossils," Bryant told the Daily Beast.

/Good god, what a colossal douche bag. So, you would rather block a bill that would make the wolly mammoth the state fossil, because you know...we actually have SEEN the remains, and KNOW that they existed, for your made up book of stupidity and rules that was written by man, to control man. With 0 proof that Jesus EVER existed, nor God. Seriously, keep your fairy tails out of our politics, it makes you look like a moron.
 
2014-03-30 04:25:46 PM  

rbuzby: Why do Christians want  the government to acknowledge their religion?  Are they worried God will be mad if the state has an official fossil?  So they placate God by making sure he is mentioned in the fossil bill?

"I was sooo going to smite you people but then you mentioned me in your bill, so for now, you will remain un-smoten"  said God.  Apparently.


Well, at least this time it was science.  Usually God smites America because of the homogays.
 
2014-03-30 04:26:18 PM  
oxnard_montalvo: In a word, it's horseshiat, not theology.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 04:27:56 PM  
"We can't just say we need a state fossil because I like fossils," the third grader told The State. "That wouldn't make sense."

South Carolina has a State Snack Food (boiled peanuts), for Jeebus Chickenfarking Christ's sake!
 
2014-03-30 04:28:26 PM  

zamboni: I'll defer to your expertise on the subject



img.fark.net

 
2014-03-30 04:30:01 PM  
Blocking any bill "for religious reasons" should be sufficient ground for immediate expulsion from an elected position.
 
2014-03-30 04:31:07 PM  
mark12A: chain email copypasta...

That may be the worst attempt at a deflection I've seen so far this year.
 
2014-03-30 04:33:13 PM  

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


Meow, are you the drunk?
 
2014-03-30 04:34:47 PM  

OgreMagi: Blocking any bill "for religious reasons" should be sufficient ground for immediate expulsion from an elected position.


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2014-03-30 04:39:01 PM  

Jclark666: meow said the dog: Just propose to make Jesus the State Fictional Character of South Carolina, and bam!

Meow, are you the drunk?


*BURP* OL
 
2014-03-30 04:39:35 PM  

brap: I think a good compromise would be to make Strom Thurmond the official state fossil of South Carolina.


Wait. You're telling me he isn't already?
 
2014-03-30 04:40:21 PM  

FlashHarry: farking republican asshole pricks.


Deserves to be repeated.
 
2014-03-30 04:40:30 PM  
Just wait until this is the first, second and fourth question at the GOP Presidential Debates.
 
2014-03-30 04:40:47 PM  

letrole: zamboni: I'll defer to your expertise on the subject

[img.fark.net image 400x550]


Ohhhh, sick burn. You certainly showed me! Wow!

I totally see your point now. You might say I've seen the light. Nothing like a .jpg of a quote I used in first grade being used by a character from almost thirty years ago to bring me around.

Your thoughtful and eloquent response has altered my opinion of you.
 
2014-03-30 04:41:07 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: 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?


No worries guys, just take a look at the porcupine/shroom thread.
 
2014-03-30 04:43:14 PM  

Jclark666: meow said the dog: Just propose to make Jesus the State Fictional Character of South Carolina, and bam!

Meow, are you the drunk?


It's possible. He making the more sense of him. Laughter OL!
 
2014-03-30 04:43:15 PM  
Look at you all crying like this will make a farking difference to you. Get over it. Those two old republicans look like they are about 6 years from dying anyway. Have another crack at the bill then. In the meantime, get outside, get some sunlight, and interact with real people. You'll see that the world isn't a giant republican/religion conspiracy against you.

Bunch of cry babies.
 
2014-03-30 04:45:38 PM  

stirfrybry: 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


State lawmakers are a powerless fringe now? Do you actually think about the things you say, or just post knee-jerk style?

/boggle


OgreMagi: Blocking any bill "for religious reasons" should be sufficient ground for immediate expulsion from an elected position.



Unless it's a bill which actually threatens religious freedom.
And no, I don't include Orwellian bills which claim to protect religious freedom but are actually designed to stifle peoples' freedoms according to some particular religious viewpoint.

I'm about as fire-breathing an atheist as you can find, but I think it's entirely appropriate to safeguard religious freedoms in a pluralistic society like ours is supposed to be. This is not an example of that though, and these pathetic excuses for lawmakers should be run out of office. Sadly, I imagine this will probably only make them heroes among their base.
 
2014-03-30 04:48:10 PM  
multiple states already have the Mammoth as their state fossil.  Nebraska for instance.
 
2014-03-30 04:50:33 PM  

Iplaybass: In the meantime, get outside, get some sunlight, and interact with real people. You'll see that the world isn't a giant republican/religion conspiracy against you.


I did that once and Zombie Ronald Reagan falcon punched me on the front porch. :(
I should have seen it coming, but alas... I did not.
 
2014-03-30 04:51:23 PM  

Artcurus: almost 5 years later and Gorgor's name is still being brought up. Long live the legend. Fark just hasn't been the same.


Has it really been that long?

i560.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-30 04:51:44 PM  

zamboni: JoieD'Zen: propasaurus: "We can't just say we need a sate fossil because I like fossils," the third grader told The State. "That wouldn't make sense."

Third grader has more sense than SC Republicans.

This little girl has just ruined her chances of marrying into a 'good' SC family.

She is downright adorable, and smart; I want to hug her and donate to her campaign.

Maybe we should put her in charge.

/game over, man


Af--firmative.
 
2014-03-30 04:53:28 PM  

mongbiohazard: OgreMagi: Blocking any bill "for religious reasons" should be sufficient ground for immediate expulsion from an elected position.


Unless it's a bill which actually threatens religious freedom.
And no, I don't include Orwellian bills which claim to protect religious freedom but are actually designed to stifle peoples' freedoms according to some particular religious viewpoint.

I'm about as fire-breathing an atheist as you can find, but I think it's entirely appropriate to safeguard religious freedoms in a pluralistic society like ours is supposed to be. This is not an example of that though, and these pathetic excuses for lawmakers should be run out of office. Sadly, I imagine this will probably only make them heroes among their base.


i stand by my statement.  If you can't come up with a valid reason for any bill without invoking religion, your bill is bullshiat.  Protecting religious freedom doesn't need any kind of religious basis.
 
2014-03-30 04:55:08 PM  

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.snopes.com

Were you there?
 
2014-03-30 04:55:30 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.


Men are not naturally sexually aroused by breasts. It is a learned trait based off society. Look at some tribal peoples as proof.
 
2014-03-30 04:55:50 PM  
Do not do the forceage of having to do the putting on of the Moderator outfit of me because I will do the stopping of the bus of this right now! You know who you are which I am speaking of.
 
2014-03-30 05:00:37 PM  

TinyFist: Fossils are the tools of the Devil.


Are mammoth fossils even old enough to be Devil tools?
 
2014-03-30 05:04:17 PM  

propasaurus: "We can't just say we need a sate fossil because I like fossils," the third grader told The State. "That wouldn't make sense."

Third graderThing with too many legs that lives under a rock has more sense than SC Republicans.


FTFY
 
2014-03-30 05:06:55 PM  

WDFark think for a second: Men are not naturally sexually aroused by breasts. It is a learned trait based off society. Look at some tribal peoples as proof.



BS.  I don't have to ask the tribesman to know that most of them like to look at women too.  Just because something isn't covered doesn't mean it isn't nice to look at.
 
2014-03-30 05:10:16 PM  

meow said the dog: Do not do the forceage of having to do the putting on of the Moderator outfit of me because I will do the stopping of the bus of this right now! You know who you are which I am speaking of.


Are you really a mod? That's surprising. No offense intended.
 
2014-03-30 05:12:27 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: meow said the dog: Do not do the forceage of having to do the putting on of the Moderator outfit of me because I will do the stopping of the bus of this right now! You know who you are which I am speaking of.

Are you really a mod? That's surprising. No offense intended.


No. I just have the princess costume!
 
2014-03-30 05:14:09 PM  

rbuzby: WDFark think for a second: Men are not naturally sexually aroused by breasts. It is a learned trait based off society. Look at some tribal peoples as proof.


BS.  I don't have to ask the tribesman to know that most of them like to look at women too.  Just because something isn't covered doesn't mean it isn't nice to look at.


Letrole often posts the same troll paragraph verbatim year after year in different threads with any sort of related subject matter.

I was mocking her.

"letrole
Bushmen don't have any more interest in female breasts than they do in elbows. The Western fascination with breasts is not instinctive. Certain deviants find stinky feet to be objects of desire. There is very little 'hard-wiring' involved in sexual attraction. You grope and fondle and kiss with whatever you've been taught to be appropriate."
 
2014-03-30 05:16:46 PM  
Here's a link to a site that doesn't penalize you for running NoScript:  LINK
 
2014-03-30 05:17:18 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


This is the best thing ever written. Ever.
 
2014-03-30 05:18:09 PM  

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.


This is also what happens when you stay home and don't vote at all. There's a reason the Republicans are trying to make it harder for people to vote, because low voter turnout benefits them. If you don't like what they are doing, and yet you can't get off your lazy ass and vote, then you are voting Republican. You can come up with whatever noble reason you have for staying home, and it's a crock of shiat. If you don't vote, you support these people. It's that simple.
 
2014-03-30 05:18:26 PM  

CruJones: That article was written by a third grader it appears.  Did it ever even say who Bryant is?


Whereas,
 
2014-03-30 05:18:40 PM  

tillerman35: Here's a link to a site that doesn't penalize you for running NoScript:  LINK


Sorry - meant to post that as the original story about the kids.  THIS is a site with info about the guys blocking the proposal.
 
2014-03-30 05:19:02 PM  

JoieD'Zen: perform mubobobo


lolwut-pear.jpg
 
2014-03-30 05:25:30 PM  

aquaticphoenix: JoieD'Zen: perform mubobobo

lolwut-pear.jpg


It's from a fark thread a little while ago. Some sort of magic way of mind raping people.

http://fark.com/go/8190609
 
2014-03-30 05:26:43 PM  
The fact that this was brought up for a vote at all is nuts.  Stop wasting time and money when there are bigger things that need to be fixed.  And if something doesn't matter, then why do it in the first place?
 
2014-03-30 05:27:18 PM  
Why don't the two senators do something creative like proposing to make Jesus the state's Jew?
 
2014-03-30 05:28:07 PM  
Creationists are stupid. Water is wet.
 
2014-03-30 05:31:37 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.


"Were you there?"


Ken, you is a waerwulf!
 
2014-03-30 05:33:00 PM  

zamboni: Ohhhh, sick burn. You certainly showed me! Wow!I totally see your point now. You might say I've seen the light. Nothing like a .jpg of a quote I used in first grade being used by a character from almost thirty years ago to bring me around.Your thoughtful and eloquent response has altered my opinion of you.

Your reply is most effective when read with Gilbert Gottfried's voice. Only not as funny. But just as asinine and grating.

 
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