Oct 27, 2008

Stupid is as Stupid does..!

This is the other problem I have with the current choices we
have for the highest office in the land this year. As an
engineer/scientist, it particularly irks me that someone can
say things which are clearly stupid and uninformed. Where have
all the smart people gone? Unfortunately, they are too intelligent
to run for public office. Not that the Democrats have any rocket
scientists on their side either (neither has a monopoly on stupidity)

Take this informal test:
Click on this store link.
Now this one.

Which one looks like it was designed for a first grader!? I rest
my case, although the use of big 'buttons' and primary colors does
help me navigate the site I suppose!?

From Slate.com..

...with Joe the Plumber becoming the emblematic stupidity of the campaign, it didn't seem possible that things could go any lower or get any dumber. But they did last Friday, when, at a speech in Pittsburgh, Gov. Sarah Palin denounced wasteful expenditure on fruit-fly research, adding that it took place "in Paris, France" and winding up with a folksy "I kid you not."

Then as soon as Palin spoke, Democrats issued a long list of examples in which McCain had voted against fully funding IDEA and other special education programs. They also noted that scientific studies involving fruit flies are helping further researchers' understanding of autism, a disorder that both Palin and McCain speak of frequently while campaigning. Palin's nephew has autism, something she mentioned in today's speech

Likewise, Sen. John McCain has made repeated use of an anti-waste and anti-pork ad (several times repeated and elaborated in his increasingly witless speeches) in which the expenditure of $3 million to study the DNA of grizzly bears in Montana was derided as "unbelievable." As an excellent article in the Feb. 8, 2008, Scientific American pointed out, there is no way to enforce the Endangered Species Act without getting some sort of estimate of numbers.

This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured.

No suprise though, this is also the guy that couldn't answer when asked if he thought that condoms were effective in stopping the spread of HIV. BTW that video *used* to be on YouTube, no doubt someone has filed a DMCA claim to get it taken down.

1 more week to go thank goodness!

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