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Did Wal-Mart Have a Special on Stupid?

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2009 3:52 AM

As expected, the Crazy Lady from Minnesota, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, claims her 'armed and dangerous' statement was taken out of context - she was speaking figuratively.

In the meantime, Bachmann did her best Perry Mason imitation, demanding that either Tim Geithner or Ben Bernanke tell her what part of the Constitution gave them the right to do what they have.

Um, that would be Article 1, Section 8.

And, as a point, if you're trying to put someone on the spot, don't ask a question you don't already know the answer to.

Instead of substantive criticism of anything President Obama said during last night's press conference, FOX News kicked off their coverage by complaining that Obama uses the teleprompter too much.

Because ... um ... uh ... that ... um ... ah ... other fella ... um ... Bush ... um ... was such a genius at extemporaneous speech.

Pat Buchanan isn't worried about the Middle East. He's concerned that there will be 135 million Hispanics in the United States by 2050, and What That Means For White Folks.

Early in the stimulus debate, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal - seen by many as the Next Big Thing for the GOP in 2012 - criticized the Obama Administration for including things like money for 'volcano monitoring.'

Volcanoes like Mt. Redoubt in Alaska, which has erupted several times over the past few days, resulting in a slurry of mud and ash. Geologists are also reporting that a lava dome is building inside the crater, which is an indicator of another pending eruption.

Four states border on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone that not only has implications for volcanism, but seismic activity. And then there's the caldera that forms the basis of Yellowstone National Park.

But, according to Jindal, money spent on monitoring volcanic activity is money wasted.

Given that Sarah Palin torpedoed her own boat with similar remarks disparaging research involving fruit flies, I have to wonder if the rest of the Jesus Crowd really this anti-science? Or is this a special brand of stupid sold to politicians only?

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