Impressed by Utah’s Stunning Intellect…

…South Dakota’s legislature passes it’s own ‘we deserve to live in an environmental shithole and no one is going to stop us’  resolution.
If SoDak was able to feel shame, this would be totally embarrassing–not just the basic grammar, science and fields of study boo boo’s, but the fact that they didn’t even have the ‘smarts’ to come up with this themselves.  They simply copied the lead of the brain trust that is the Utah State Legislature who did this same basic thing a couple of weeks ago.
Citizens can’t make it to your meaningless anti-environmental  signing ceremonies because of bad air quality?: -15.00 (cab fare). Non-binding resolutions done strictly to get your stupidity into the public record?:  Priceless.  Although, in fairness, SoDak’s is binding on the educational system–the same people who apparently are unfamiliar with basic grammar usage and the difference between the science of astronomy and the magical make-believe field of astrological horoscopes.  On second thought, this resolution is unlikely to cause much harm given the current educational standards in SoDak.  Wonder how they will work astrology into their climate curricula?  Maybe a new text book, “Your Horoscope and Air Quality Advisories: What Your Sign Says About Climate Change.”
Update: Utah one-upped even itself in stupidity, debating whether to eliminate 12th grade to save some money.  After all, what you you need that fancy book-lernin’ for when your real job is to (pro)create as many members of the church as you can? Start ’em young and have a womb-a-palooza.

6 Responses to “Impressed by Utah’s Stunning Intellect…”

  1. 1 Tracy J
    February 27, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I also understand they even made a flub on the bill, using “effect” instead of the correct word “affect”. But who needs them fancy book learnin’.

    Don’t feel bad though; My state passed a resolution which demands President Obama show his birth certificate be shown before he can be on our state ballot. And we are represented by Mr. “Blacks were better off as Slaves” Trent Franks and the Mavericky Maverick Sen. John McCain.
    I’m surrounded by all sorts of crazy, and they keep getting elected — each. and. every. time.

  2. February 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I just moved from AZ to MN last summer! Very sad about what is going on there, as I still have three sisters and my parents (all in Phoenix) subject to the decisions of the Arizona State legislature. They are not political, so probably don’t even care about the most current stupidity.

    It has always bugged me that the Constitution is interpreted to give authority over how to run national elections to the states. Given the idiocy of many of the states, especially regarding presidential elections, it seems like this should fall under federal jurisdiction–not state. After all, why should every other state be subject to the whims of a bad election decision made in Arizona or Florida? Maybe I should start a movement trying to wrest control of national elections from the states. It would be fun just to see the purple outrage of the Teabaggers…

    • 3 Tracy J
      February 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

      Oh wow! Small world, eh? Yes, we live in Phoenix too, near MetroCenter Mall. Same ol same ol, we’re having budget problems and the legislation to fix it is slow moving. And of course the first thing they want to do away with is more cuts to education (surprise)

      I was happy with Obama winning but I really wish Napolitano had not accepted the SOHS position. I really miss her heading this state.

      How do you like Minnesota?

      • February 27, 2010 at 11:12 am

        I grew up in MN, so it’s not as big a weather shock as it might have been had I not known what to expect. I LOVE our senators, Klobuchar and Franken, and think we might actually have a shot at universal care here even if the country never gets its act together. That’s the main reason I’m back here. Have an (adult) daughter with a genetic lung disorder and AZ was a bad place (ironically) for her sort of lung condition based on not very good medical services for it and lousy access to insurance. I think the job situation is a little better here than in Phoenix right now, too, but it’s not great anywhere.

  3. 5 Tracy J
    February 27, 2010 at 11:28 am

    “I LOVE our senators, Klobuchar and Franken,”

    BRAG, whydoncha!!! 😉 LOL, jk
    Lucky; they are great Senators. I’m so glad Coleman didn’t win, what a odd ball. I’m really proud of Franken, he seems to be doing a great job.

    I was going to mention how AZ used to be THE place to go if you had breathing problems- not a any more! So sorry about your daughter’s lung problems but I am happy to hear you’re in a better place.

    “think we might actually have a shot at universal care here even if the country never gets its act together.”
    I think that might be the only route at this point for UHC at this point. The country is scared of the whole socialist thing so they won’t be moving that way soon. I was quite shocked to hear San Fransico already has a program like that there as well as other great programs. I watched Rachel last night do a segment on SF and by gosh it really seems like a wonderful place (made me want to move there!) And that Mayor Gavin Newson is very nice on the eyes. 😀

    • February 27, 2010 at 11:53 am

      Yep, just had to brag. It is seriously nice to have senators you feel like you would actually want as personal friends. It was a nail biter with Coleman (I’ve blogged about his sorry ass a bit in the past. He is a ‘Tiger Woods’ type when it comes to marital fidelity, but no one in the Minnesota press goes after him for it–except Garrison Keillor).

      Minnesota used to be true blue and reliably progressive. We’ve slid back some, but I am hoping that once Pawlenty is gone we can regain some momentum. I just about threw up when one of Pawlenty’s first ‘cost cutting’ measures was to close public libraries after 5 pm and on weekends while his (federal judge) wive was engaged in a ‘reading is important’ campaign. It so beautifully summed up Republican hypocrisy. Apparently reading was only important for families that don’t have to actually work for a living or who can afford to buy their books. It seems the Republicans, and especially the neocons, ultimate goal is a population that is too poor, sick and stupid to fight back against them. It is sad that so many Americans apapear to be willing to help them achieve this!

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