5 states trying to make their kids scientifically illiterate 2. Missouri Missouri recently advanced a bill, House Bill 1472, to its House that would allow parents to opt their children out of class during lessons about evolution. According to NCSE the bill’s sponsor Rick Brattin (R-District 55) told the Kansas City Star (February 6, 2014) … Continue reading “Rick Brattin is trying to make Missouri kids scientifically illiterate”
From the BBC: US row over Congressman Todd Akin’s rape remark During the interview for KTVI-TV on Sunday, Mr Akin was asked about his no-exceptions view on abortion, a highly charged issue in the US, and on whether he would like abortion to be banned even if the pregnancy was the result of rape. Todd … Continue reading “Now the Whole World Knows Missouri’s 2nd District is Represented by an Idiot”
Three Missouri Republicans running to take on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in November were asked during a radio debate on KMOX what the federal minimum wage is and whether they would vote to increase it. None of the three knew what the minimum wage it, but all knew that they would vote against increasing it, regardless.
Host Charlie Brennan asked the three candidates — businessman John Brunner, former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, and Rep. Todd Akin — “What is the federal minimum wage? Would you vote to increase it?” Here are their responses to the first question:
BRENNAN: Okay, do you know what the minimum wage is?
BRUNNER: No sir.
BRENNAN: How about you Sarah Steelman?
STEELMAN: Uh…$7.50 an hour.
BRENNAN: Do you know what the minimum wage is?
AKIN: My guess is its somewhere in the 6 or 7, but I don’t know the exact number right now.
John Brunner is a businessman, Todd Akin was in Congress when the the current minimum wage was enacted, and Sarah Steelman was a State Treasurer. One would certainly expect any of them to at least have an idea what the minimum wage is (to be fair, Sarah Steelman was close).(more…)
Santorum gets a boost, with victory in Missouri Rick Santorum wins a pointless primary in Missouri…
The RNC Clusterfk Missouri will hold a primary tomorrow that is not recognized as being a part of any delegate allocation or selection process… A precinct caucus will be held on 3/17/2012 to begin the process of choosing their 52 delegates which will be chosen at district conventions on April 21, 2012, and a state … Continue reading “A Complete Waste of Time”
Looking for reasons why the United States is falling behind much of the rest of the world in science education? Look here. This is what happens when you elect representatives who think stupidity and willful ignorance are virtues.
My Congressman *Is* A Rocket Scientist It must be nice to have a congressman who isn’t a fscking idiot.
(via Fundies Say the Darndest Things!) If you don’t know this, you need to know this one thing: The Secretary of State in Missouri is the most anti-life, most obstructionist, most unpleasant, and one of the smartest people in public life in America right now. She is very, very devious. She does — with a, … Continue reading “Ed Martin”