Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Smart Moves

* Sen. Jim Bunning finally ended his block on extending unemployment benefits yesterday. Meanwhile, Kentucky is focusing some new political attention on Dr. Dan Mongiardo, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. Mongiardo is the complete opposite of Bunning.

* As a liberal (I'm not an atheist), I agree with this report that states that liberals are smarter than conservatives. CNN had the original report. Here is how True/Slant analyzed the information:

....Conservatism at its core (Goldwater/Bill Buckley-type conservatism) is a perfectly legitimate and intellectually sound ideology, but modern conservatism (today defined by the likes of Reagan/Bush/Palin) has evolved into a predominantly anti-intellectual movement.

For starters, just look at the 2004 election. Even though John Kerry lost it, he won all 16 of the top 16 highest-IQ states. Bush, by comparison, won all 25 of the bottom 25. What is one to discern from that?

2008 exit polls show Obama resoundingly won Americans with college degrees, and crushed McCain among those with post-graduate degrees. He won economists, scientists, doctors, lawyers, professors… the list goes on.....

The writer goes on and notes that Pew did some research that showed a small number, 6%, of scientists called themselves GOPers.

This explains why Fox News continues to wage a war against smart people, like Al Gore, President Obama, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Smart people who can think and reason are definitely a threat to Fox and the extreme right. Republicans, conservatives, and the extreeeeeeeme right love their sheeple. They give them a word like "socialist" and they repeat it so that their sheeple can say it, even if they don't know what it means.