Tonto where are my ruby slippers?
Happy New Year, and with pleasantries thus dispensed, let us get started...
The United States Congress works in wondrous ways. Each congressperson is entitled to sit on two committees. In earlier times they called that a make work project, but today it has become as fixed as faith, much like universal health care for legislators. With 435 Congressional members that makes for a lot of make work projects, for even congressmen come with a bell curve of aptitude. Some dumb, some dumber, with an odd gift to mankind thrown in every generation or two. In their infinite wisdom, once upon a time, congressional leadership created a committee to shelter their (what would be a polite name?) in one place, The Houses’ Science, Space and Technology Committee.
A (what would be a polite name?) Congressman, a member of the Science, Space and Technology committee, Todd Akin, had been much in the news for his views on legitimate rape and female reproductivity. Todd claims a doctor told him so. The doctor, Congressman Paul Broun MD from Georgia is a fellow Science, Space and Technology member.
At a campaign meeting at the Liberty Baptist Church of Hartwell, Georgia, Congressman Broun MD had this to say, "God's word is true, I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is straight from the pit of hell. And it's lies to try to keep all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior."
Alright, alright, stop it already and let us give thanks congressmen Broun and Akin are only formulating national policy.