Maher shows why he’s among the best on this editorial for the LA Times.
And there’s nothing anyone can do to convince these folks. You could hand them, in person, the original birth certificate and have a video of Obama emerging from the womb with Don Ho singing in the background … and they still wouldn’t believe it.
Which raises the question: Why, in this country, is it always the religious right that won’t take anything on faith?
So far, the reaction from Democrats is to laugh this off, and I understand why. If you seriously believe that President Obama is an African sleeper spy, get out of your chat room and have your house tested for lead.
But we live in America, and in America, if you don’t immediately kill arrant nonsense, no matter how ridiculous, it can grow and thrive and eventually take over, like crab grass or reality shows about fat people.
I wonder what this statistical deviation indicates?
There was no deviation among minorities, meaning the concentration of whites who aren’t sure of Obama’s citizenship is even more skewed than the graph showed.
Gets called out on his accusations of Obama’s science guy John Holdren talking about forced abortions and sterilants in the water supply. Seems the only one who is obsessed with forced abortions and sterilization is Glenn Beck. He’s also really good at taking things out of context.
Just looking at common sense talking, though if you read the article, I’m not sure his solution would make things any better. I can just say that keeping something away from people, like drinking, drugs, or sex, only makes them more attractive, and in my eyes, juvenile about how they handle it when they can get their hands on it.
The way our society addresses this problem has been about as effective as a parachute that opens on the second bounce. Clearly, state laws mandating a minimum drinking age of 21 haven’t eliminated drinking by young adults—they’ve simply driven it underground, where life and health are at greater risk. Merely adjusting the legal age up or down doesn’t work—we’ve tried that already and failed. But federal law has stifled the ability to conceive of more creative solutions in the only place where the Constitution says such debate should happen—in the state house—because any state that sets its drinking age lower than 21 forfeits 10 percent of its federal highway funds. This is called an “incentive.”
The thing about climate change deniers I can’t believe is how they can boil the most complex of all the systems any living human will likely ever have to deal with to a simple “Oh, we can’t be doing all that. We’re having a cool summer, see? Not true.”