Rick Perry: “Galileo got outvoted for a spell”

September 8, 2011


As a Palinista from day one, we're still "undecided," but we loved this from Texas Governor Rick Perry (above) at last night's GOP primary debate: "Galileo got outvoted for a spell … Find out what the science truly is before you start putting the American economy in jeapordy." This morning irony-challenged MSNBC talking heads joked about whether Perry saw himself as Galileo, unaware that it is they themselves, our friends on the left side of the aisle, who are the Roman Inquisitors of our day.

By Sissy Willis of sisu

"You yourself have said the party is in danger of becoming anti-science. Who on this stage is anti-science?" MSNBC whatshisname taunted flat-earther Jon Huntsman at last night's Republican primary debate. Darwinian libertarian that we are, we've been horrified for some time at the left's conflation of the science of evolution that we embrace with the mumbo-jumbo secular religion of anthropogenic global warming/climate change. We've been on the left's AGW case for two decades, at least, since Andrea Mitchell (God bless her now in her time of genuine sorrow) acknowledged her lack of objectivity way back when …

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  1. gary gulrud says:

    Just for the record, all radical Bible thumping Christianists aren’t anti-science. Nor are the greatest scientists uniformly atheists, agnostics and Deists.
    Newton and Maxwell would be far more comfortable today in a Southern Baptist pew than the ‘modern’ Anglican and Presbyterian counterpart.
    The only consensus regarding Solar and Climate sciences are that there is no consensus–even on their disciplines’ fundamental standards.
    Listened to Huntsman’s Kudlow interview, reasonable concerning financial matters he’s utterly uninitiate on the pure sciences and simply bows to self-governing experts on assurance of their ‘certainty’.

  2. gary gulrud says:

    Michele Bachmann gave a rebuttal tonight just as she did after the SOTU.
    Stacy McCain’s clip of Bachmann’s “Who loves wet people” in IA speech is her iconic explanation of what she is up to. The speech recounts Jonathan, King Saul’s son, best friend of David, mounting a two-man assault on a group of Philistines possessing high ground.
    Crazy, indeed, audacious, definitively, but whether you believe in a god or believe the Philistines thought these two were hopped up on ‘shrooms, the venture was gained.
    Boehner got 98% of what he was looking for making three successive offers without forcing a counter-offer.
    Even Ryan on Hannity yesterday called that a $2 Trillion savings. Oh, really? Well, tell you what. If we actually save the $700 Million in 2012 you carved out of $3.5 Trillion and then manage to keep your job I’ll consider us off the schneid.
    Fight like a girl, Ladies.

  3. Ragspierre says:

    “Romney Walks Right into Perry’s Social Security Trap,” Bryan Preston writes at the Tatler, starting by asking, “Who wrote this?”
    “Let’s look at what would happen if someone in the private sector did a similar thing. Suppose two grandparents created a trust fund, appointed a bank as trustee, and instructed the bank to invest the proceeds of the trust fund so as to provide for their grandchildren’s education. Suppose further that the bank used the proceeds for its own purposes, so that when the grandchildren turned eighteen, there was no money for them to go to college. What would happen to the bankers responsible for misusing the money? They would go to jail. But what has happened to the people responsible for the looming bankruptcy of Social Security? They keep returning to Congress every two years.”
    “Answer: Mitt Romney, the same candidate who is now demagoguing Rick Perry’s position on Social Security.”

  4. gary gulrud says:

    “what has happened to the people responsible for the looming bankruptcy of Social Security? They keep returning to Congress every two years.”
    To say noting of the oil price induced housing market crash and $400 Billion in Stimulus II money disbursed to the States to float their constituency, …
    Throw the bums out, then litigate with extreme prejudice, pull their benefits and pensions, finally, spill their entrails for the birds.

  5. gary gulrud says:

    Oh, the financial tip of the day: The Swiss have just pegged the Franc to the Euro! Unwilling to pay USD $100 for a baguette,..this week, the FX war to devalue is on.
    Those with liquidity are advised to move into bonds of oil equities, mining stocks, water companies, and of course GOLD.
    For us smaller investors, cases of single malt or ammo.

  6. Ragspierre says:

    cases of single malt AND ammo…
    salt is good, too, in real extremis…

  7. Ragspierre says:

    “You LIE, Mr. President”…
    was on every mind…save only a few…who heard that speech/plan/campaign address. (I did not, since I did not want to get THAT drunk last night). I have listened to clips, which is all I can stand.
    It was intended to save ONE job…HIS. Like all his other “plans”, this one will FAIL.

  8. terry says:

    I bet you drink alone, grandpa. What a sad, angry man.

  9. gary gulrud says:

    “bet you drink alone, grandpa”
    Bet he sits in a chair, with frozen tumblers next to the desk for the Glenlivet and Glenfiddich.
    How’s the curb for swilling Mint Mouthwash?

  10. Ragspierre says:

    Odds on Terry Teh Moron being one of the 1% who bought Bad Luck Barry’s lie-fest last night?

  11. sickofrinos says:

    I listened to 15 maybe 20 seconds and then had to unload on some clays.
    gary- you can never have enough ammo. The enemy is inside.
    Steyn is on a roll today.

  12. sickofrinos says:

    I would wager “The Mint Mouthwash” was stolen.

  13. Ragspierre says:

    gary, I am most fond of the Islay products. Laphroaig is a favorite. Peaty-luscious…

  14. Terry says:

    I’ll take that as a yes. Bottoms up, grandpa! Have a “fun” weekend.

  15. Ragspierre says:

    I’ll take that as a yes, Terry Teh Moron, you ARE one of the small tail of the bell-curve who bought Barry’s lies.
    Let’s leave your bottom out of this, can’t we…??? Save that for your buddies down at the leather bar.

  16. Terry says:

    Bottoms? Leather bars? Save the homo talk for Marcus Bachmann.
    Happy boozing grandpa!

  17. Ragspierre says:

    When you are old enough, Terry, learn to drink responsibly. Not like your sexual encounters with the “studs” or how you vote…!!!

  18. Terry says:

    Good point about the responsible drinking. Look at Laura Bush – a drunken highway killer. She is so medicated that she smiles like the Joker.
    Don’t drink and drive kids. Just look at Laura.

  19. sickofrinos says:

    Rags- Benromach was a damn good scotch I found wandering the country side of Scotland. On the outskirts of Forres in the beautiful “Laich of Moray”.

  20. Ragspierre says:

    Thanks, sicko. I’ll see if I can find it at my local comestibles vendor.
    As always, Terry Teh Moron is just lying. It’s all he has.
    “Presidential addresses to Congress are often dramatic moments. This one felt like a sideshow. Usually, the press gallery is standing-room-only; this time, only 26 of 90 seats were claimed by the deadline. Usually, some members arrive in the chamber hours early to score a center-aisle seat; 90 minutes before Thursday’s speech, only one Democrat was so situated.”
    –Dana Millbank, headlined “The irrelevancy of the Obama presidency”

  21. Ragspierre says:

    People with skin in the game react to Bad Luck Barry’s “Pass this BULL…” speech/plan/campaign stunt.

  22. Terry says:

    Actually the market tanked today because of Europe. Maybe you can read about that while you spend time alone with the bottle all weekend.

  23. Ragspierre says:

    MORE bad luck for Barry…?!?!
    Damned Europeans, screwing Pres. Limp Duck that way. EVERYBODY’s hand is agaist him…

  24. sickofrinos says:

    The desperation shown by ofungus and his cult followers will likely lead to mayhem in the streets. In this country evil, elitist, idealogy never ends up ruling for long.

  25. Ragspierre says:

    Many in the audience thought it was a big, fat joke.
    “You should pass this jobs plan right away!” Obama exhorted. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) chuckled.
    “Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary–an outrage he has asked us to fix,” Obama went on. Widespread laughter broke out on the GOP side of the aisle.
    “This isn’t political grandstanding,” Obama said. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) guffawed.
    “This isn’t class warfare,” Obama said. More hysterics on the right.
    “We’ve identified over 500 [regulatory] reforms, which will save billions of dollars,” the president claimed. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) giggled.
    It was, in a way, more insulting than Joe Wilson’s “you lie” eruption during a previous presidential address to Congress. The lawmakers weren’t particularly hostile toward the president–they just regarded the increasingly unpopular Obama as irrelevant.
    President Dangerfield…indeed…

  26. gary gulrud says:

    “Laphroaig is a favorite.”
    Only had it once. Barely acquainted with fine whiskey, but I’m sure you could tell.
    “you can never have enough ammo.”
    Not a lot better with guns. Only own a pistol-gripped Mossberg 88 with sabots and goose load on hand. Don’t believe I’m a danger to myself.

  27. Tennwriter says:

    Its nice to see Terry’s ageism on display.

  28. sickofrinos says:

    The “Mossberg 88″ makes a sound that will scare most liberals!

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  30. BR says:

    Goose loads are an interesting combo- each pellet can travel a good way through a fairly large animal (avian or simian), but unlike buckshot there are about 80+ in a shell. Even with a partial pattern, that’s usually too many holes for even the best surgical team to completely patch up. An effective choice in warm weather (no heavy clothing). I don’t think I’ve ever seen mobs rioting in the snow.

  31. Ragspierre says:

    I have a LOT of No. 4 buckshot shells. Each pellet is approx. .38 (or 9mm), and there are LOTS of them in each round.
    A shotgun is NOT (IMNHO) a good home defense weapon, as full-tilt shells will shoot through most barriers in your home. If you have light loads, yes. Bird-shot makes a terrible mess at ranges encountered in the home, and produces less barrier penetration.
    A shotgun is a very good YARD defense weapon.
    Most people have an aversion to being aggressive toward someone with a shotgun.

  32. Ragspierre says:

    But we should forgive Obama his mutterings. Petulance is merely a sister of narcissism—and it’s not as if we didn’t know what we were getting into with this president. In 2004 Ryan Lizza penned a profile of Obama for the Atlantic Monthly. Obama was running for Senate at the time, largely unopposed. Lizza sat with Obama one day while the candidate was making fundraising phone calls. As he talked to the donors, he started drawing a little sketch on the newspaper lying in front of him. Lizza reported:
    “I couldn’t help noticing, when we sat down to talk in the dilapidated storefront that houses his Springfield campaign headquarters, that the blue-pen drawing he’d doodled on his newspaper during fundraising calls was a portrait of himself.”
    Bill Clinton’s vanity was that he wished he could have been at the center of a world historical event. Barack Obama’s vanity is that he believes he is a world historical event. And the greatness of his being dwarfs any necessity to establish greatness through action. That’s why, despite his passivity as president, we’re likely to see a much more vigorous Obama in the coming months as he switches from governing to campaigning. However ambivalent he may be about leading the country, arguing for the indispensability of Barack Obama is the one project that has always commanded his full attention.
    –Jonathan V. Last
    Poor Bad Luck Barry is really quite sick.

  33. gary gulrud says:

    “Actually the market tanked today because of Europe.”
    More precisely the financial system, with Europe’s being the weakest. Bennie has loaned EU banks $9 TRILLION over the last year and a half.
    Bank of America, just selling tens of billions in assets and landing 5 of Buffets billions has seen its price halved anyway.
    The equity market is a froth on top of the financial ocean.

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