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GOP House candidate Bob Frey believes dinosaurs lived with humans

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“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#1 Jul 21, 2014
Staggering stupidity. And if this wasn't enough...

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/10/mn-repu...

You just can't make crap like this up!

I don't know whether to be sad for the Republican party, the Minnesota House of Representatives or the entire state of Minnesota. All of them, I suppose.
wondering

Morris, OK

#2 Jul 21, 2014
he probably thinks this is possible to. we will call it a Belf.or a Wolear lol

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9tZCFO1xyv0/UQwFbL6...

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#3 Jul 21, 2014
MikeF wrote:
Staggering stupidity. And if this wasn't enough...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/10/mn-repu...
You just can't make crap like this up!
I don't know whether to be sad for the Republican party, the Minnesota House of Representatives or the entire state of Minnesota. All of them, I suppose.
Wowww!! I agree, you can't make stuff like that up. If you tried to portray an anti-gay marriage person like that you would be accused of hyperbole. Truth IS stranger than fiction.
TurkanaBoy

Since: May 14

the Earth Clod

#4 Jul 21, 2014
MikeF wrote:
Staggering stupidity. And if this wasn't enough...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/10/mn-repu...
You just can't make crap like this up!
I don't know whether to be sad for the Republican party, the Minnesota House of Representatives or the entire state of Minnesota. All of them, I suppose.
The country ruled by idiots.

“Wear white at night.”

Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#5 Jul 24, 2014
What happened to the dinosaurs?

"We hunted them down and cooked them for dinner."

-- http://www.gotquestions.org/dinosaur-extincti...

“Help religion science wander”

Level 9

Since: Jan 11

into the night.

#6 Jul 24, 2014
This guy will probably end up on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Very sad to see that in this country, in this century, these kind of nuts not only exist, but are on the cusp of political power.

Or did giant plastic men once roam the earth?

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#7 Jul 24, 2014
15th Dalai Lama wrote:
What happened to the dinosaurs?
"We hunted them down and cooked them for dinner."
-- http://www.gotquestions.org/dinosaur-extincti...
Of course, they taste like chicken. Technically chickens are dinosaurs. In fact I had dinosaur meat myself tonight. I made some meatballs using ground turkeyosaurus! Delicious.
TurkanaBoy

Since: May 14

the Earth Clod

#8 Jul 25, 2014
DanFromSmithville wrote:
This guy will probably end up on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Very sad to see that in this country, in this century, these kind of nuts not only exist, but are on the cusp of political power.
Or did giant plastic men once roam the earth?
It is very simple and plain: too many Americans vote for the Republican Party, where all those lunatics flock together. And the people in the RP who still are tuned to reality, do not manage to get rid of these idiots, or even, like John McCain, even regale them as their running mate.

But I like the analysis by Jerry Coyne of this in one of his lectures on evolution most: http://youtu.be/CW9G2YVtBYc... (I selected the pertaining part).

To my sincere opinion, I think America is running downhill, it is in decline.
And one of the signs of that is the 40% of its population being detached by reality by believing Bronze age claptrap literally.

Sooner or later you will pay that bill of ignorance, especially when those idiots got through to the scientific committees.

China for instance sent MILLIONS of its students to Europe and the USA.
Most of them returned and are now gradually building an academic infrastructure.
None of these students are hindered by the Bronze age claptrap.
For them 4,500 years BC was just the era of the Longshan culture (east coast) and the Liangzhu culture (south). China already has established an outstanding paleontological tradition. When you would ask Dong Zhiming, one of the current world leading paleontologists, about the biblical flood, he would stare you in your face in utter astonishment, thinking "shen me guei dong shi" ("what the hell ...").
wondering

Morris, OK

#9 Jul 28, 2014
i could be wrong,(but i doubt it) but isn't half the trouble with amreica because they mix religion with politics? i know both are meaningless, useless and based off of lies so when they are mixed, then nothing but more trouble will arise..
TurkanaBoy

Since: May 14

the Earth Clod

#10 Jul 28, 2014
wondering wrote:
i could be wrong,(but i doubt it) but isn't half the trouble with amreica because they mix religion with politics? i know both are meaningless, useless and based off of lies so when they are mixed, then nothing but more trouble will arise..
Pardon, not "politics" is the trouble but the Republican Party is mixing religion and politics.
And as far as politics is the problem, it is while people apparently are voting for idiots.
In a democracy the politicians are as such not to blame, but the people who voted for them.
The voters keep on mocking the ones they voted for themselves.
EVERYWHERE religion prevails in society, things go downhill.
When you won't believe that, look back in history and to the countries today where belief prevail: especially the Arabic ones.

I don't mind people dancing and worshipping around, shouting a trillion times "Hallelujah" in their weekly theatre pieces. but if they start to mingle with politics, the educational system, economics and science, BEHOLD!
And above all: STOP THEM.
wondering

Morris, OK

#11 Jul 28, 2014
TurkanaBoy wrote:
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Pardon, not "politics" is the trouble but the Republican Party is mixing religion and politics.
And as far as politics is the problem, it is while people apparently are voting for idiots.
In a democracy the politicians are as such not to blame, but the people who voted for them.
The voters keep on mocking the ones they voted for themselves.
EVERYWHERE religion prevails in society, things go downhill.
When you won't believe that, look back in history and to the countries today where belief prevail: especially the Arabic ones.
I don't mind people dancing and worshipping around, shouting a trillion times "Hallelujah" in their weekly theatre pieces. but if they start to mingle with politics, the educational system, economics and science, BEHOLD!
And above all: STOP THEM.
so you are one that only thinks part of politics is wrong/bad,. moreover you think it is a party. you mean the two parties of politics don't work together to pass the same laws and bills, then blame the other party for solely doing it? if that is your line of thinking then you don't see the problem because you are part of the problem.
TurkanaBoy

Since: May 14

the Earth Clod

#12 Jul 28, 2014
wondering wrote:
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so you are one that only thinks part of politics is wrong/bad,. moreover you think it is a party. you mean the two parties of politics don't work together to pass the same laws and bills, then blame the other party for solely doing it? if that is your line of thinking then you don't see the problem because you are part of the problem.
I haven't seen much "working together" by the Republican Party lately.
wondering

Morris, OK

#13 Jul 28, 2014
TurkanaBoy wrote:
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I haven't seen much "working together" by the Republican Party lately.
so you are a left wing liberal.

I always remember that "left" originally meant "sinister" - so it is the Religious Right and the Liberal Left. Traditionally Right is conservative and Left is Liberal.

Conservatives (right) are traditionally thought of as cautious, uncomfortable with too much government and are financially and/or religiously motivated.

Liberals (left) are traditionally thought of as folks who think the government should take care of all it's people and will pass tax bills to pay for it. They are more religiously tolerant (as long as you keep your religion to yourself) and more likely to try new things.

Liberals are thought to vote with their heart and Conservatives with their wallets. Republicans are often considered Conservatives, while Liberals are usually the Democrats

“Maccullochella macquariensis”

Since: May 08

Melbourne, Australia

#14 Jul 29, 2014
wondering wrote:
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I always remember that "left" originally meant "sinister"
Umm... You've got that exactly arse about face. "Sinister" is the Latin word for left. The current meaning of "sinister" came about much later.
wondering

Morris, OK

#15 Jul 29, 2014
Bluenose wrote:
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Umm... You've got that exactly arse about face. "Sinister" is the Latin word for left. The current meaning of "sinister" came about much later.
duh. the word "sinister" is derived from Latin in which it ""originally meant LEFT""? you caught up yet?

“Maccullochella macquariensis”

Since: May 08

Melbourne, Australia

#16 Jul 30, 2014
wondering wrote:
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duh. the word "sinister" is derived from Latin in which it ""originally meant LEFT""? you caught up yet?
Listen dick-head, "left originally meant sinister" (your original statement) does not have the same meaning as "sinister originally meant left" (my correction).

"All cod are fish" =/= "all fish are cod."
wondering

Morris, OK

#17 Jul 30, 2014
oh another nitpicker. there are many of you on here.

"left" originally meant "sinister"
"sinister" is derived from Latin in which it ""originally meant LEFT"

tomato or tomoto it is all is the same.

is your nose blue from shortness of oxygen going to your brain. lmao
TurkanaBoy

Since: May 14

the Earth Clod

#18 Jul 30, 2014
wondering wrote:
oh another nitpicker. there are many of you on here.
"left" originally meant "sinister"
"sinister" is derived from Latin in which it ""originally meant LEFT"
tomato or tomoto it is all is the same.
is your nose blue from shortness of oxygen going to your brain. lmao
I have my dictionary of classical Latin consulted:

Entry "sinister (-tra,-trum)"
1. "left" as in "manus sinistra" - "left hand"
2. "wrong, clumsy"
3) "unfortunate, unfavourable, disadvantageous, evil, bringing spell".

The same with "dexter", which means "right" in the 'geographical' sense but also in the connotations "correct, good, favourable, advantageous, bringing happiness".

NOTICE, I took a dictionary of CLASSICAL Latin. That was the Latin spoken by the Romans themselves, as in the later, post-Roman Latin of the church, science and the courts, the language changed considerably.

The double meaning of the word left (and right) is a very old feature, even traceable in the earliest Indo-European languages (where Latin and English both belong to). It is a very old linguistic vehicle.

In English though, the word sinister (adopted from the Old-French of the Normans) only retained the pejorative connotations. That's because the English still had word "left" or "lyft", of Germanic origin, which meant:
1) "left" as in "left hand"
2) "weak", "foolish", "worthless" - hence the pejorative meaning again.

But even in modern English you see remnants of the pejorative meaning of left: "walking on two left feet", "out in the left field". Left-handedness therefore was until recently commonly seen as undesirable, often forcing left-handed children to use their right hand for writing, eating, and other basic activities. I'm left-handed too which hardly isn't a disadvantage and even sometimes a benefit, e.g. when I play soccer, my opponents expect me to do something with my right foot. So oft I can trick them.

The double meaning of the word "left" was already in classical Latin.
wondering

Morris, OK

#19 Jul 30, 2014
TurkanaBoy wrote:
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I have my dictionary of classical Latin consulted:
Entry "sinister (-tra,-trum)"
1. "left" as in "manus sinistra" - "left hand"
2. "wrong, clumsy"
3) "unfortunate, unfavourable, disadvantageous, evil, bringing spell".
The same with "dexter", which means "right" in the 'geographical' sense but also in the connotations "correct, good, favourable, advantageous, bringing happiness".
NOTICE, I took a dictionary of CLASSICAL Latin. That was the Latin spoken by the Romans themselves, as in the later, post-Roman Latin of the church, science and the courts, the language changed considerably.
The double meaning of the word left (and right) is a very old feature, even traceable in the earliest Indo-European languages (where Latin and English both belong to). It is a very old linguistic vehicle.
In English though, the word sinister (adopted from the Old-French of the Normans) only retained the pejorative connotations. That's because the English still had word "left" or "lyft", of Germanic origin, which meant:
1) "left" as in "left hand"
2) "weak", "foolish", "worthless" - hence the pejorative meaning again.
But even in modern English you see remnants of the pejorative meaning of left: "walking on two left feet", "out in the left field". Left-handedness therefore was until recently commonly seen as undesirable, often forcing left-handed children to use their right hand for writing, eating, and other basic activities. I'm left-handed too which hardly isn't a disadvantage and even sometimes a benefit, e.g. when I play soccer, my opponents expect me to do something with my right foot. So oft I can trick them.
The double meaning of the word "left" was already in classical Latin.
tomato or tomoto. same difference. don't waste your school yard rants on me. go get some cheese to go with your whine.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#20 Jul 30, 2014
wondering wrote:
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tomato or tomoto. same difference. don't waste your school yard rants on me. go get some cheese to go with your whine.
Ah shaddap, Wondering Woman.

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