A wonderful collection of stupid things people said a year ago. It must have been a hot month for stupidity, because I didn't even include the Julia Roberts, BC Faculty, or Diversity Training idiocies (list cut here. Apparently pointing out stupid things other people say is about 50% of my blog).
First up: Jimmy "Birdhouse" Carter, with an absolutely jaw-dropping bit of bigotry. He believes that Jesus supports the Democrats views, and is much more blatant about this than anything a Falwell or Robertson might say. I can imagine Tip O'Neill or Jack Kennedy saying this puckishly, half-believing it but knowing it's ridiculous. But nope. Carter is dead serious here. A sample:
"I told her that if she answered all of those questions, that she believed in peace, aiding the poor and weak, saving the environment, opposing torture ... then I told her, 'You should be a Democrat.'"
Next I have a great jeremiad of spew from someone with Bush Derangement Syndrome
And the utter vacuity of Barbara Boxer. It is not that progressives are always silly in what they say - they aren't. But when people who speak and reason like this are taken seriously, you have to wonder who's minding the store. On the right we try to get our nutcases to pipe down, not elect them.
There was a bit of conversation about the Gospel of Judas about that time, and I weighed in on that.
But Eric Pianka at UTexas has a solution to it all: Eliminate everyone.