Huntsman continues to stake his claim on rationality, poll results show effectiveness of *that* strategy

CNN Political Ticker http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/19/huntsman-decries-debt-debate-lunacy/?hpt=hp_bn4

Considering the impact of the nation’s economy on world markets, the 2012 GOP presidential candidate said he couldn’t fathom how Republican colleagues discussed the possibility of defaulting on the country’s debt during the heated debate surrounding whether the borrowing limit should be increased.

“I thought it was the height of irresponsibility,” he said. “We’re 25 percent of the world’s GDP. The United States of America that has never defaulted before—just let it go over a cliff—you can imagine what the marketplace would have done in response,” Huntsman continued.

“The marketplace is trashing everybody right now, assets are underwater…you can only imagine what this country would look like today if we had defaulted. It was complete lunacy for people to even talk about that.”

Pretty soon he’s going to start doing math and showing people how political consensus can result is tangible results (hint: CHINA).

Then he’ll drop out and support his cousin and take his place in line.  

Contrary to what our Governor says, we don’t teach this stuff down here in school

So, Perry says Texas schools teach religion as scientific fact – Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/news/falkenberg/article/So-Perry-says-Texas-schools-teach-religion-as-2118933.php

I didn’t know what to make of them at first. I’m one of those who still overestimates Perry, still thinks he wouldn’t have gotten this far if he didn’t know more than he lets on.

But does he really believe that Texas science teachers instruct kids on creationism, a Christian-based belief that a divine being created the Earth? Does he know that teaching creationism was deemed unconstitutional decades ago by the U.S. Supreme Court?

And that that’s why the creationists came up with something called “Intelligent Design” -to get around the whole constitutional thing by passing their belief off as a “scientific theory”?

There’s just a consistent pattern of flat out rejecting reality and inserting a more palatable version that appeals to these folks.  This is because reality has a liberal bias and some people hate that.

Our governor lied BTW, we don’t teach both things here, only science*.  I wonder if the lame media at Fox is going to call him out on this.

*this might change if we continue to reward liars.