And her opponent on teaching evolution.

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  1. #1 Fred Nurke
    October 20, 2010

    Ignoramus has only one “o”.

  2. #2 Glendon Mellow
    October 20, 2010

    I love the part where the crowd laughs at “Where in the constitution is the separation of church and state”.

  3. #4 abb3w
    October 20, 2010

    The banner in the background gives a hint as to the reason for the laughter: the debate was being held at the Widener University School of Law, and the audience is composed almost entirely of law faculty and law students.

  4. #5 Owen
    October 20, 2010

    Is the Theory of Intelligent Design a theory that is accepted by the scientific community?

  5. #6 Fred Nurke
    October 20, 2010

    So you’re saying it’s intentional? Ha! indeed! But I don’t buy it.
    Anyway, on to more important things. Keep up the great blog!
    cheers,
    Fred

  6. #7 Greg Laden
    October 20, 2010

    Is the Theory of Intelligent Design a theory that is accepted by the scientific community?

    Nope.

  7. #8 Virgil Samms
    October 20, 2010

    Is the Theory of Intelligent Design a theory that is accepted by the scientific community?

    What “theory” is that?

  8. #9 rob
    October 20, 2010

    “Is the Theory of Intelligent Design a theory that is accepted by the scientific community?”

    yes, but as an example of a bad theory.

  9. #10 Jim Thomerson
    October 20, 2010

    Don’t the stupid and ignorant have a right to proportional representation in our government? LOL They may well get it.

  10. #11 Stephanie Z
    October 21, 2010

    I’m with Ed on this one.

    Only an ignoramus, a moron or a demagogue would make such an argument. The fact that it doesn’t use this exact phrase is irrelevant. Nowhere in the constitution will you find the phrases “separation of powers,” “checks and balances” or “limited government.” But no one in their right mind would claim that those concepts are not accurate descriptions of the purpose of various provisions in the Constitution.

    How do we know this? Because the men who wrote the Constitution used those phrases to describe those provisions, just as Jefferson and Madison used the phrase “separation of church and state” to describe the purpose of the First Amendment. We can disagree about what exactly that phrase means or entails, of course; the founders themselves disagreed on it. But to pretend that it just isn’t there at all is either idiotic or dishonest — take your pick.

    Well, he leaves out “grossly ignorant” in the last sentence, but aside from that, he sums it up pretty well.

  11. #12 Joel
    October 21, 2010
  12. #13 MacTurk
    October 22, 2010

    It is evident that Ms O’Donnell is thicker then two short planks measured end to end. The appropriate quote here is “She only opens her mouth to change feet”.

    More importantly, is there any chance she might be elected?

  13. #14 Glendon Mellow
    October 23, 2010

    @Jeff Thomerson – see Stephanie Z’s answer.

    *I* know that’s the intention/typical interpretation of the First Amendment – and I’m Canadian.

  14. #15 Ashley
    October 23, 2010

    All I’m saying is people this is a Christian women! And the only reason why you all hate her is not because shes stupid because clearly shes smart but you hate her for her faith in God. Shes trying to tell you Jesus is the Way to Heaven you all don’t wanna have Jesus in yoru lives so you hate Christians.

    If you hate Christine whose a Christian then you must hate Jesus Christ Himself because she stands for what Jesus stood for. The only reason shes so hated is because demons are trying to push this lady out of office because they know shes gonna make a positive impact on our schools and government in general

    Shes a True Christian AND THAT IS WHY SHE IS HATED! BECAUSE SHE STANDS FOR THE MORALS OF GOD = THE BIBLE

  15. #16 Greg Laden
    October 23, 2010

    /…The only reason shes so hated is because demons are trying to push this lady out of office because they know shes gonna make a positive impact on our schools and government in general…<>

    I for one do not hate her, and I do not hate Jesus Christ (haven’t met him, actually) and, Ashley, I don’t hate you.

    I do think you are delusional if you think there are demons trying to influence an election, however. Maybe just a little, but there it is.

  16. #17 MacTurk
    October 24, 2010

    Ashley(no 18) claims that we “all hate her is not because shes stupid because clearly shes smart but you hate her for her faith in God. Shes trying to tell you Jesus is the Way to Heaven you all don’t wanna have Jesus in yoru(sic) lives so you hate Christians”. Utter tosh.

    I do not hate Ms O’Donnell, I find her two parts hilarious to one part dopey, and her religion is not a factor, except in as much as it has apparently removed most of her brain cells and/or her critical faculties

    Ashley’s other issue is that “The only reason(the SECOND only reason?) shes so hated is because demons are trying to push this lady out of office because they know shes gonna make a positive impact on our schools and government in general”.

    First, pedantically, you cannot have two “only reasons”, either grammatically or any other way. Only means one and exclusive.

    Second,demons exist only in your fevered brain. Look outside; sorry,no demons.

    Third, the imaginary demons cannot “..push this lady out of office..” for the plain and simple reason that she has NEVER been IN office. Every attempt by the vacuum between the ears which is Ms O’Donnell to get into office has been rejected by the voters. This give us some hope that the USA will survive.

    An idiot defending another is not a pretty sight.

  17. #18 Tommykey
    October 24, 2010

    I dunno, Ashley struck me as a Poe.

    But if she isn’t, it always amuses me that people like that think that the only qualification one needs for public office is to be a gawd fearin’ Christian. No actual knowledge is needed because the Lawd will guide Christine’s hand as she proposes and votes on legisation in the Senate.

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