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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:00 PM

Creationist Louisiana Senator causes duo-facepalms during education hearings!

Creationist Senator wants to know how to turn E. Coli into Humans



Teh Stoopid- IT BURRRRNS!

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Reply Creationist Louisiana Senator causes duo-facepalms during education hearings! (Original post)
stlsaxman Jan 2013 OP
oldhippydude Jan 2013 #1
LoisB Jan 2013 #2
Siwsan Jan 2013 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #4
Grins Jan 2013 #57
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #59
abq e streeter Jan 2013 #5
another_liberal Jan 2013 #6
savannah43 Jan 2013 #21
another_liberal Jan 2013 #24
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #7
progressoid Jan 2013 #8
MNBrewer Jan 2013 #9
progressoid Jan 2013 #12
Lochloosa Jan 2013 #13
JHB Jan 2013 #37
MNBrewer Jan 2013 #38
JHB Jan 2013 #39
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2013 #10
Coyotl Jan 2013 #34
shenmue Jan 2013 #11
JBoy Jan 2013 #14
flying rabbit Jan 2013 #19
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #20
CTyankee Jan 2013 #44
knightmaar Jan 2013 #15
Swede Atlanta Jan 2013 #16
stlsaxman Jan 2013 #31
SkyDaddy7 Jan 2013 #36
alfredo Jan 2013 #17
golfguru Jan 2013 #18
onethatcares Jan 2013 #22
golfguru Jan 2013 #40
onethatcares Jan 2013 #46
tpsbmam Jan 2013 #48
golfguru Jan 2013 #50
tpsbmam Jan 2013 #52
savannah43 Jan 2013 #23
IphengeniaBlumgarten Jan 2013 #27
golfguru Jan 2013 #42
IphengeniaBlumgarten Jan 2013 #58
malthaussen Jan 2013 #35
garthranzz Jan 2013 #55
BattyDem Jan 2013 #25
ZRT2209 Jan 2013 #26
DhhD Jan 2013 #28
LongTomH Jan 2013 #29
tpsbmam Jan 2013 #49
judesedit Jan 2013 #30
stlsaxman Jan 2013 #32
bowens43 Jan 2013 #33
AProgressiveThinker Jan 2013 #41
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #43
02potato Jan 2013 #45
stlsaxman Jan 2013 #47
Iggo Jan 2013 #51
Warpy Jan 2013 #53
Fearless Jan 2013 #54
stlsaxman Jan 2013 #56
ScottLand Jan 2013 #60

Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:03 PM

1. wow.... n/t

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:04 PM

2. Good Lord, help us...this jackass should have absolutely nothing to do with education.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:04 PM

3. That was sooooo painful to watch! I think he has to evolve before he reaches stupid.

And, I'd give it 2 1/2 face palms.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:23 PM

4. "It evolves into a person?"

I would have handled that differently.

I would have said, "Yes, and we brought it with us."

Then have Dubya enter the room.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:39 PM

57. Better...

I would have said, "Yes, and I'm speaking to him now!"

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Response to Grins (Reply #57)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:22 PM

59. That's insulting to e-coli.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:31 PM

5. Once again,certainly speaks well of the fine upstandin' citizens who elected him, doesn't it?

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:32 PM

6. It is risky . . .

It is risky for me to even try to respond to this moron's idiotic narrow-mindedness. There are thousands of documented examples of life forms evolving. I assume Walsworth, like some fundamentalists I know, thinks all of those fossils were, "Put there in the ground by the Devil, to confuse those of little faith in our Lord Ja-hee-sus!"

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:13 PM

21. Narrow minded? You're too kind.

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:38 PM

24. "But if you really say it . . ."

"But if you really say it, the radio won't play it . . ."

(sigh)

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:15 PM

7. Need to take his head, freeze it over a period of time............

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:17 PM

8. Gaaaaaah!

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:27 PM

9. I propose that he do an experiment to show how God created humans

Since that's his belief.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:18 PM

12. +1

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:23 PM

13. +2

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:09 PM

37. Except he'll just read from Genesis and declare the experiment a success.

"See? There's your proof right there!"

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Response to JHB (Reply #37)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:07 PM

38. Thus making him even more laughable

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #38)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:08 PM

39. That only counts if it laughs him out of office...

...or otherwise prevents him from bolloxing up the works. No matter how laughable he is, his position is not that of a comedian.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:07 PM

10. "How they (the E. Coli) evlolve into a person?" Seriously?!

He did not mentally evlove along with his science classes, poor critter.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:15 AM

34. "Good Sir, were YOU an E. coli just a few generatoins ago?"

I'm getting the impression that ....

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:12 PM

11. Crimony pete

That's the worst I've seen in a long time.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:32 PM

14. That comment demonstrates not so much ignorance as contempt.

I think he knows that E. Coli wasn't turned into a human. The way he asked the question, he was looking for a "no" answer, which he thinks (somehow) shows that humans could not have evolved.

He's asking questions, but has no intention of accepting the answers.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:00 PM

19. Yeah

He is just trying to be clever.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:03 PM

20. I agree, in his own simple mind he was being contemptuous of science

but only proved that his own brain has been frozen in time.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:58 PM

44. I feel sorry for that teacher, having to school this guy politely.

I would have dumped some e coli on his desk...

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:33 PM

15. Just a bit of education here ...

But how do I, as a non-American, tell when you're talking about the Louisiana Senator of the kind that is in the federal senate and the Louisiana Senator who is in the state senate?

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:43 PM

16. That, knightmaar, is a good question. It should be clear IF the writer understands....

 

how to describe the person's elected office.

A Louisiana Senator is a state senator in the state senate. A U.S. Senator from Louisiana or a Louisiana U.S. Senator is one from the state of the Louisiana in the federal or U.S. Senate. But people don't always describe this very clearly.

Here this was a senator in the state senate and not one of Louisiana's two senators in the U.S. federal Senate.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:29 AM

31. Thank you, Swede, for this clarification.

Properly i might have addressed him as "Louisiana State Senator" for our global friends.

Thanks, again!

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:05 AM

36. I have a question for you...

In your country do you see spectacles like this where someone in charge of educating children displays such utter stupidity as he thinks he is making valid points? Because I feel so embarrassed as a US citizen when I see stuff like this especially when it comes from an elected official! Because coming from an elected official tells everyone there are many many more where they came from!! And we have far too many fools like this educating our children & trying to corrupt our political system. It is scary to think if they were to win out politically in this country what would happen domestically & could happen in terms of our foreign policy.

One more question, just curious, what you & others in your country think about stuff like this in America?

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:53 PM

17. If they don't evolve into humans, why evolve?

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:54 PM

18. I am considering moving to Louisiana (LA) for other reasons

First, I want to get away from cold and rainy Seattle. But I like WA state because it has
zero state income tax, which puts a few extra dollars in my retirement income. I also
like the political climate in this state.

Now I am hearing LA is considering phasing out state income tax. I understand housing and
cost of living is less expensive there than WA state. I can play more months of golf in LA.

Does any one care to comment on some of the negatives of LA living?

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Response to golfguru (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:15 PM

22. do you speak cajun?

are you planning on living near the coast or inland? Do you mind being under hurricane watches

6-8 months of the year?

Do you like crawdads? Can you suck the meat out of their heads?

As far as negatives, hey, I don't have a clue.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:33 PM

40. If I moved to LA, it would be where

there are a lot of public golf courses. So I am assuming near the coast.
Hurricanes don't scare me as much as earthquakes since there is always a warning
several days ahead. With earthquakes, there is no warning. Which is why I do not
like California.

As for sucking the juice out of crawfish, yes I grew up doing that in India. We had
river prawns in India and my parents taught us not to waste anything edible.

The biggest concern I have is....I do not like humidity. May be near the ocean the
humidity is tolerable due to breezes.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #40)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:46 PM

46. you should visit then,

in August, you can choose the locale.

good luck.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #40)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:02 PM

48. Don't like humidity but you're considering moving to LA? Yikes!

Heat + humidity has always made me miserable but admittedly, I've been diagnosed with MS for 26 years and do really poorly health-wise in those conditions.

So, the only place I've been in LA is New Orleans twice, which I loved. New Orleans has much to offer -- I can't speak for the rest of LA. I considered accepting a job in New Orleans but didn't take it -- as a friend who lives there said, "if you hate heat + humidity, New Orleans is NOT the place you want to live," which had been my impression but after two visits I couldn't be sure. But I can tell you, as much as I liked New Orleans, it was HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID HUMID!

Think carefully about it. Where'd I end up moving from the Northeast? Western NC -- must better cost of living (including real estate & property taxes compared to the Northeast) beautiful mountains, great climate and a fairly liberal oasis in Asheville.....can't tell you one damn thing about golf courses though.

LA? Please go a few times at different times of year, the summer in particular, before making that huge move!

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Response to tpsbmam (Reply #48)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:32 PM

50. I think you are 100% right

I will never forget flying from Chicago to Miami for a Caribbean cruise. I was sweating in the airport just rolling my suitcases, and that was mid-January!

As much as I want to avoid living in 2 different homes, it may end up that way. I love the 5 months of summers in WA state...high 70's and low humidity is the norm. But 7 months of constant & relentless drizzle is just too much.

NC is good suggestion as a compromise, especially in the hills at higher altitude. I will take
a good look at TN first because they have no state income tax.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #50)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:06 AM

52. Oh yeah, FL is another one.....

I've been to FL many times, but only once during the summer. WTF.....there was no relief anywhere but indoors in A/C! OMG, that was pre-MS and I was miserable! I couldn't believe people wanted to live there! But that's me -- always did hate really hot weather & humidity. Mom loved summer & hot weather no matter what the humidity level -- she used to throw me outside as I sought whatever coolest dark place I could find.

Swimming in FL in July wasn't even a relief for me -- the water was so warm it didn't do much to alleviate the effect the heat had on me. Same was true when I went to Nassau (Bahamas) for a week in July once (parents were given the use of a beautiful house + guest cottage owned by wealthy friends) -- OMG, even swimming in the ocean didn't relieve the heat as the ocean was like swimming in a bowl of soup! Beautiful place and I had a good time despite the heat, but I was also about 16.

Yeah, I don't think LA is the state for you from the sound of it. TN may definitely be better. I personally love the mountains and the climate here suits me, so I suspect maybe mountainous areas of TN would be similar. Definitely check it out!

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Response to golfguru (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:20 PM

23. Bobby Jindal and mosquitos.

In that order.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:27 PM

27. Louisiana pros and cons

Louisiana has good restaurants and good musicians. And flowers in bloom in the winter. And you never have to shovel snow out of the driveway.

Suggest you buy a house on that is at least a few feet above sea level and at least 50 miles inland.

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Response to IphengeniaBlumgarten (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:38 PM

42. A house several feet above sea-level....now that is a very wise suggestion

If I can swing it, I would have a house built with several feet high concrete walls for foundation.
I would also look into using steel for main framing the house. My dream house would be 1200 SF all on one level with 2 baths and 2 BR's...so it should be affordable after selling my house in WA.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #42)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:15 PM

58. building styles/foundations in Louisiana

It sounds like you hope the high concrete walls would protect you from flooding? I've never seen this tried, but it would be likely to trap the water under your house, if you ever did have a flood. You might look into pier construction, much used here, which elevates the house off the ground. In flood-prone areas houses may be a full story off the ground, and you can use the area under the house as parking or as a covered work or living area. Not too hard to clean it up after a flood, I guess.

This is getting way off the topic of the OP, maybe take it to messages?

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Response to golfguru (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:22 AM

35. Snakes n/t

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Response to golfguru (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:37 AM

55. Anybody answering you actually live in Louisiana?

Just curious.

I do. In New Orleans.

It's a unique city. It's humid. It has colorful and corrupt and is poor. It's tolerant.

It's called the Big Easy for a reason. And it's next to a swamp and below sea level.

Be warned: Once you spend time here, it's hard to get the city out of your blood, no matter where else you move.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:45 PM

25. Just when you think they've hit the peak of stupid, they level up!

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:48 PM

26. Jesus crunk-dancing Christ

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:29 PM

28. Sometimes it is best to ignore the Louisiana plague and talk about how all organisms are related

by DNA. And after every interruption just finish the statement that you were making. Make sure to add how the Bible tells us that Adam's rib/ribose is a part of Eve's DNA. Don't forget about Eve eating a fruit with plant/animal, same hormones, that made Adam and Eve cover their bodies and want to have sex. Don't forget that the Bible says that God mixed, matched, and somewhat divided all kingdom cell lines with in 5 days; endosymbiosis. Talk about all the rest of the Biblical Evolution and don't forget to say that E. coli lives in the watery GUT of many organisms including Man and Christ.

Mostly, like I said, just take up where you left off after the BULLY stops you. Stay on his playing field, the Bible and how God made this all possible when He divided the firmament (physics). Science can explain the Bible. What an opportunity!

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:57 PM

29. And this jerk can't even pronounce 'molecular'



By the way, Zack Kopplin has both a YouTube channel and a Facebook page.

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:05 PM

49. Jesus. Yeah, please let's institute HIS version of "education" in our schools

so that the next generation is certified to be unbelievably STUPID!

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:05 PM

30. This asshat is one of the asshats running this country????? Uneffingbelievable.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:36 AM

32. This is the Louisiana State government... but it's gotta start somewhere.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:06 AM

33. oh my! What can you say to this kind of stupidity?

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:36 PM

41. LMFAO

Alright guys, so I guess we're all little e-coli bacterias!!!

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:54 PM

43. Home Schooled Education At Its Finest

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:45 PM

45. owwwwwllll!!!!

my brain hurts !!!...

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Response to 02potato (Reply #45)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:44 PM

47. "It will have to come out!"

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:56 PM

51. Oh shit! He's fucking stupid!

I'm not even kidding. No hyperbole involved.

That man is actually fucking stupid!

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:07 AM

53. What a goober!

And he just keeps right on talking!

That's his problem, right there, all that talking and no listening.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:11 AM

54. It's a three-way face-palm...

Including the woman in the rear center.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #54)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:35 AM

56. good catch... thanks!

at first i thought you meant the viewer-

FOUR-WAY!

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:12 PM

60. I left it out over night and it evolved into .... E COLI MAN!!!!

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