Why are we being taken over by utter stupidity?
I start the morning with a guy ringing the front doorbell and, rather than run downstairs holding the dogs so they don’t run out the door, I open the window and say “Yes?” He asks me if I want information on the celebration of the death of Jesus Christ.
Perhaps I should put an “atheist lives here” sign on the door… that might keep these folks from coming around (and there are more and more of them lately.) Or perhaps I should go door to door asking if people want information on pure logic as it relates to religious myth. Probably not.
Then I get back to the computer and I’m reading Taegan Goddard‘s morning posts and find this:
The House of Representatives defeated an amendment to a bill that “would have put the chamber on record backing the widely held scientific view that global warming is occurring and humans are a major cause,” reports The Hill.
The amendment, which stated that “Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that climate changes is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare,” failed by a near party-line vote of 184 to 240. The only Republican to vote for the amendment is Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), while three Democrats voted against it.
These are people who have control over money given to scientific research (which they are now probably going to try and eliminate) and who represent any possibility of protecting ourselves in the future from destroying our world.
Of course, the Congressfolk are now working as hard as it can to shut down the government without making their own parties seem responsible. Each side claims to not want the shutdown. At least one group (read “Tea Party”) has taken a stand against ANY compromise, and that will keep Republicans in a muddle.
Posted on April 7, 2011, in atheism, blogs, budget, campaign, Climate Change, Congress, Economics, election, Finance, government, News, Opinion, Politics, Religion, Science, Taxes, Technology, Word from Bill and tagged Dave Reichert, Democratic Party (United States), Environmental Protection Agency, Jim Inhofe, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, United States Environmental Protection Agency, White House. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Why are we being taken over by utter stupidity?.