Wednesday, February 12, 2014
THE NATION – DUMB AND DUMBER
The National Science Foundation reports that the percentage of Americans who think astrology is "not at all scientific" declined from 62 percent in 2010 to just 55 percent in 2012 (the last year for which data is available).
A study from Yale and George Mason University research teams on climate change communication shows a 7-percentage-point increase in the proportion of Americans who say they do not believe that global warming is happening. And that's just since the spring of 2013.
Responding to the news that Washington Governor Jay Inslee had suspended the death penalty in his state, Texass Governor Rick Perry seized on the opportunity to urge Washington residents to “vote with your feet and move to Texass, where the death penalty is thriving.”
At a hastily called press conference, the Texass Governor made an emotional appeal to Washingtonians who might be disappointed by the sudden suspension of executions in their state: “Come to Texass. The death penalty is alive and well here.”
Blasting Governor Inslee, he reassured Washington residents that if they move to Texass, “as God is my witness, no one will ever take your death penalty away from you.”
“That’s just not what we’re made of in Texass,” he said. “We believe in the sanctity of death.”
And finally… Pittsburg was installed as the favorite in their game v. Syracuse. Ha!
Posted by Zola at 10:23 PM