What else can you say when a man puts his beer in the seat belt but doesn’t have the sense to buckle up himself? The article say he a suspected drunk driver, but aside from the fact that he had his beer in the car, there’s nothing mentioned that would give one reason to think he was drunk, as opposed to just a bad driver. If he wasn’t then he’s a complete dumbass, if he was drunk, I love the fact that he was so worried about his beer, I’m picturing him lobingly tucking it in and can’t stop laughing at the image.
I’ve decided to create the “dumbass of the Month”, presumably with a Dumbass of the Year to be awarded at the end of the 2008. This month’s nominee will likely win it because he probably has suffered the most of any dumbass so far in March. I’m refering to the soon-to-be-ex-governor of New York, Elliot Spitzer. By now you’ve probably heard all about his $4300 sex romp with a hooker… err call girl from The emperor’s Club. If you haven’t seen her yet, here’s a pic. She’s pretty exotic and hot looking, but is 2 hours with her worth losing your job, being divorced (or enduring a frosty marriage) possibly going to jail, and of course the humiliation of this whole scene?
Not to mention that everyone had pretty high hopes for him. This guy went after Wall Street and many other people and industries with guts and gusto and when he became governor, it was anticipated that he would improve government, eliminate waste and fraud and take on sacred cows. Instead he got caught in a scandal, alienated everyone including his own people, and then had to talk about how he paid for a call girl, all while his wife stood at his side, wanting to be anywhere but there.
And here’s the funny thing. He got caught because the government found suspicious wire transfers, then monitored his emails, phone calls and text messages. That’s where they found the incriminating evidence. Yet it was Spitzer who at one time said Never talk when you can nod, and never nod when you can wink, and never write an e-mail because it’s death. You’re giving prosecutors all the evidence we need,”
So there you have it, the first nominee and likely winner for Dumbass of the month of March
Ben Stein wants teachers to bne able to teach something other then the idea that “things change over time”March 12, 2008
<a href=”http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=9668cf8b-5910-42e1-bcd7-a34cc7b01879″>also known as evolution</a>
Let me share with you a picture from a church that I happen to agree with (and that’s not a compliment)
Reason is the enemy of faith. Yes. Yes it is. Faith is belief in the absence of proof. It is belief in the face of proof you are wrong. Reason is based on logic. it is based on quantifiable observations. In this really well written article on why science is not a religion, the writer explains that The scientific method makes one assumption, and one assumption only: the Universe obeys a set of rules. That’s it. . Ben Stein and all the other creationists/intelligent design proponents all keep saying that “we don’t know” and “to say that evolution is the only possible explanation denies the opprtunity for new theories and ideas to be discussed” or my favorite “it’s only a theory, it’s unproven”
New scientific discoveries occur with great frequency which help to better understand the origins of life. As it says in the above linked article: all things follow rules. When we see something that doesn’t fit our understanding of the rules, we realize that we must re-assess our previously held assumptions. For example, Recent discoveries in paleontology have resulted in the shifting of entire branch of dinosaurs because we didn’t have the tree of life down properly.
Those who push the creationism/ID theory don’t want us to research, don’t want us to investigate, don’t want us to learn. Such thought processes are anti-thetical to the idea of faith. “It is because we told you so” is good enough. Of course that line of thought would be threatened by someone researching and finding out it’s just not so. What scares me is that these are intelligent people, raised in a modern world full of scientific evidence to backup this ideas, and yet people continue to cling to superstition and myth.
Its actually kind of sad.
News? Normally no. The idea that a predator would attack a human isn’t exactly abnormal. What makes this postworthy is she was in a game preserve where tourists can pay $50 to walk with several of the big cats, which are considered tame enough to be allowed contact with humans.
So… what… the lion was off it’s meds that day? I don’t know what’s more unbelievable: that they thought offering this “tour” was a good idea, or that people are actually willing to go. I mean maybe if I had one of those suits that dog trainers wear when they train K-9 dogs or something, maybe. But yeesh, walk unprotected amongst wild lions?
Pro life protestors managed to infiltrate a screening of Horton Hears a Who and chanted protests during the movie. Now, do you have any idea what would cause them to go there? What does Horton have to do with being pro-life? Nothing came to my mind.
Turns out the motto of the movie is: “After all, a person is a person, no matter how small.”
Get it? That means Horton and Dr Suess are pro life!
I can’t roll my eyes back in my head far enough…