Thursday, March 31, 2011

This Is Starting To Get Too Much Like Work

We're coming to you today from the Abundance of Fools Department here in the marbled halls of IM Central. The AOFD is a division of the Too Stupid To Fail Company in association with We Don't Need No Education, LLC.

Usually we spend the pre-cocktail hours of our day wading through the digital effluvia to select a particularly knarly floater to offer up for your shock and awe. Lately though, it seems some sort of laxative has been added to the national discourse because whenever we lift the lid on the intertoobz we are greeted with a species of feces that seems to multiply faster than hoverounds at a Glen Beck appearance. To wit:

Exhibit A
In a 5-4 ruling, justices overturn a jury verdict awarding $14 million to John Thompson, who had sued then-New Orleans Dist. Atty. Harry Connick Sr. because prosecutors hid a blood test that would have proved his innocence in a murder case.
Now, we're not legal scholars or anything, but we're pretty sure Prosecutors are supposed to uphold and defend the law, not break it, but we may have missed a memo somewhere or something, so maybe it's a new policy. Could be something to do with how hard the legal system has to work to keep the bankers out of jail.

Exhibit B
A bill that would prohibit sanctions against teachers who promote discussion of alternatives to prevailing scientific theories - criticized by some as a backdoor means of promoting creationism - was approved by the House Education Committee Tuesday. Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, sponsor of HB368, said it will simply promote "creative thinking."
"Creative thinking," huh. So that's what the kids are calling blind adherence to bronze age dogma these days. On the bright side, China is about to surpass the US in scientific output. Wonder how that happened.

Exhibit C

Speaking with the Scranton Times-Tribune on Tuesday, freshman lawmaker Rep. Tom Marino (R-PAthetic) expressed mixed opinions about the Obama administration’s actions in Libya. He told the paper that he “supports” the intervention, but wishes that the administration had consulted with Congress first. Marino, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House subcommittee on issues related to African foreign policy, then posed an odd question:
“Where does it stop?” he said. “Do we go into Africa next? I don’t want to sound callous or cold, but this could go on indefinitely around the world.”

Hmm...dude must have gone to school in Tennessee.

We may have to start another blog just to keep up.

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