Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Where Do They Get These People?, Pt. 2

Jeebus H. Crispies:

Think Progress makes a great catch on C-SPAN this morning: Someone calls in while Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) is answering the lines, practically in tears because Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) missed this morning's procedural vote on health care.

He was apparently concerned that -- after following Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-OK) instructions to pray that someone couldn't make a manager's amendment vote Sunday night -- his prayers for Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) to die struck the wrong senator.

Tea Partier Calls C-SPAN, Worried His Prayers For Byrd To Die Got Inhofe Instead

I'm going to give this individual the benefit of the doubt and assume that wasn't hoping that a U.S. Senator would die so he couldn't vote for cloture on a bill. I wouldn't be shocked to be wrong about that, but I will.

We're still being treated to the spectacle of someone who earnestly believes not only that there is a being that is responsible for the creation of the universe, and at the same time will act on his behalf for some comparatively petty political concern, but that this being will get the message wrong and actually make someone else miss the vote.

People say that science and mathematics are complicated, but it's child's play compared to the rationalizations of religious nutcases.


Dusty said...

Holy fuckamoly..they broadcast that nutter?

Sigh...ignorance and stupidity are the building blocks of the universe as Zappa used to say.

Happy friggin holidays to ya! ;)

Cujo359 said...

I notice that people have been debating whether it was a hoax or not. It would be nice if that were true. My estimation of the average smarts of Americans is low enough already.

Happy Holidays to you, Dusty.