Genes May Determine How We Vote

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by gwb-trading, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. gwb-trading


  2. sure you want to go there? we can compare the average intelligence of red state vs blue state for starters. or this:

    "On matters of basic science and peer-reviewed knowledge, from evolution to climate change to elementary fiscal math, many Republicans in power cling to a level of ignorance that would get their ears boxed even in a medieval classroom."

    Let’s take a quick tour of the crazies in the House. Their war on critical thinking explains a lot about why the United States is laughed at on the global stage, and why no real solutions to our problems emerge from that broken legislative body.

    We’re currently experiencing the worst drought in 60 years, a siege of wildfires, and the hottest temperatures since records were kept. But to Republicans in Congress, it’s all a big hoax. The chairman of a subcommittee that oversees issues related to climate change, Representative John Shimkus of Illinois is — you guessed it — a climate-change denier.

    At a 2009 hearing, Shimkus said not to worry about a fatally dyspeptic planet: the biblical signs have yet to properly align. “The earth will end only when God declares it to be over,” he said, and then he went on to quote Genesis at some length. It’s worth repeating: This guy is the chairman.

    On the same committee is an oil-company tool and 27-year veteran of Congress, Representative Joe L. Barton of Texas. You may remember Barton as the politician who apologized to the head of BP in 2010 after the government dared to insist that the company pay for those whose livelihoods were ruined by the gulf oil spill.

    Barton cited the Almighty in questioning energy from wind turbines. Careful, he warned, “wind is God’s way of balancing heat.” Clean energy, he said, “would slow the winds down” and thus could make it hotter. You never know.

    “You can’t regulate God!” Barton barked at the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, in the midst of discussion on measures to curb global warming.

    The Catholic Church long ago made its peace with evolution, but the same cannot be said of House Republicans. Jack Kingston of Georgia, a 20-year veteran of the House, is an evolution denier, apparently because he can’t see the indent where his ancestors’ monkey tail used to be. “Where’s the missing link?” he said in 2011. “I just want to know what it is.” He serves on a committee that oversees education.

    In his party, Kingston is in the mainstream. A Gallup poll in June found that 58 percent of Republicans believe God created humans in the present form just within the last 10,000 years — a wealth of anthropological evidence to the contrary.

    Another Georgia congressman, Paul Broun, introduced the so-called personhood legislation in the House — backed by Akin and Representative Paul Ryan — that would have given a fertilized egg the same constitutional protections as a fully developed human being.

    Broun is on the same science, space and technology committee that Akin is. Yes, science is part of their purview.

    Where do they get this stuff? The Bible, yes, but much of the misinformation and the fables that inform Republican politicians comes from hearsay, often amplified by their media wing.
  3. gwb-trading


    Global Warming is a huge hoax, just as global cooling was in the 70s.

    In other news....After accumulating more than $100 million in wealth by scamming America about global warming - AL GORE lives alone now, in a 10,000-square-foot colonial in Nashville. Separated from his wife and regularly visiting his girlfriend in a luxury apartment at the St. Regis tower in San Francisco.

    You know your Democratic career is over when the New York Times pens an article about you titled "The End of the Line"
  4. so the ice isnt melting?
  5. Not the ice between gwb-trading's ears. Freethinker, gwb-trading has adopted Dubya's intitials. Let him go, he's a lost cause, a dingleberry with a larynx.

  6. Yeah I'm willing to go there, as a a matter of fact I started a whole thread about a subset of obama voters vis a vis intelligence or lack thereof.

    Seems your lame ass has been hiding from the truth since you have me on ignore.

    trust me: trend, rcg, pie they all need your help in making the rout complete.

    Let's put it this way, even brass knows I'm right, so he's staying away.

    mrbill: feigns outrage but he knows the facts are quite clear .

    What say you?

  7. Or this maybe

    Most and Least Educated States

    The U.S. Census Bureau maintains lists of many state-by-state comparisons. One of the most interesting is the list of states with the most educated population. Because there is an indirect correlation between education and other metrics, such as poverty and crime, it is useful to compare the top states with the worst states.

    According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau poll, the states with the highest percentage of residents who have obtained a bachelor's degree or higher are:

    1) District of Columbia (48.2%)

    2) Massachusetts (38.1%)

    3 and 4) Connecticut and Colorado (each with 35.6%)

    5) Maryland (35.2%)

    (We know that 4 out of 5 of those are going to Obama and probably Colorado too)

    The five worst states on the other hand, are:

    1) West Virginia (17.1%)

    2) Arkansas (18.8%)

    3) Mississippi (19.4%)

    4) Kentucky (19.7%)

    5) Louisiana (20.3%)

    (We know who those 5 states are going to)
  8. It will take a few generations to overcome the racism and bigotry the Democrats left us in the South.
  9. The bigotry was always there.the politicians did what the people of the south elected them to do
  10. Lucrum


    #10     Aug 28, 2012