Sunday, October 7, 2012

Paul Broun and The Ultimate Conspiracy

United States Congressman Paul Broun, republican from the 10th Georgia district has a message for you.

The Bridge Project, some sort of progressive political watch dog group, came across a video of the congressman addressing a "sportsman's banquet" at the Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia on September 27th of this year. They put an abbreviated version of his remarks on line.

Standing in front of a wall decked out with more than a few stuffed deer's heads the honorable gentleman had this to say: "God's word is true. I've come to understand that all that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big bang theory. all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. And it is lies to try to keep me and the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see there are a lot of scientific data that I've found as a scientist that actually show that this is a really young earth. I don't believe the earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That is what the bible says."

Ah, the ultimate conspiracy. All those evil scientists are out to dupe young Christians into believing in, well, science. Luckily Paul Broun saw through their nefarious scheme. Broun graduated from the University of Georgia. His scientific credentials are that he became a doctor with a degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Wikipedia says he maintains his medical practice based solely on house calls. One is tempted to think that he makes only house calls because no reputable hospital will let him anywhere near their parking lot, much less a patient, but that would be pure speculation on my part.

The congressman didn't cite any evidence for his belief in the "young earth" theory, or that whole six days thing. One would assume his main source of scientific data is the King James version of the bible.

This is all fine and good, except that Representative Broun is the chair of the house science committee panel on investigations and oversight. So what we have is a guy who doesn't believe in science running a congressional panel that decides Lord only knows what when it comes to government research and the funding of scientific projects.

And for those of you who hope this incredible boob will be run out of Washington on a rail in November, he is unopposed this fall. So the nation is stuck with his crazy ass for another two years at the minimum.

On the political front Congressman Broun is on record condemning then president elect Barak Obama's call for a civilian national service corps. He suggested that the president would use this corps to establish a Marxist dictatorship. This puts him in the same realm as Judge Tom Head in Lubbock, Texas. His Honor wants increased funding for Lubbock County emergency services because if the president is reelected there will be a revolution, or a civil war, or something after Obama cedes U.S. sovereignty to the U.N.

I don't know why I'm continually surprised at all this utter bullshit. The current rage among republicans is to claim that every poll that shows their boy is behind and every new unemployment statistic that shows the economy slowly recovering is a comlete lie, just bogus propaganda. More conspiracies! My God, will it never end? Obama was born in Kenya, Indonesia, somewhere, anywhere, but here. Marxist fifth columnists are meeting as I type and I may be one of them. John Kerry didn't deserve his medals. FDR caused the depression, which was precipitated by republican economic policies, to last as long as it did. Yes, if he'd only done nothing at all everything would have corrected itself. A little starvation in the streets isn't a bad thing, just something that happens to the 47% every now and then. And, finally, yeah, we fucked up the economy, but let us fix it because in four years your guy couldn't repair what our guy did in eight.

Is anybody out there?

Is anyone listening?

So much for a peaceful Sunday.

I need an aspirin


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