Really America? Rick Santorum? Really?

I was out for a walk just yesterday and though I shouldn’t be surprised, I saw a Rick Santorum for president sign posted in somebody’s front lawn.  I guess considering I live in Missouri, and the guy did win the Republican nomination in my state, I shouldn’t be surprised.  Even so, I’m just ashamed.  I look around me and think, “Why America?  Why that guy?  He’s the worst of the worst.”

In today’s economy, if you don’t have some sort of higher education or vocational training, you’re going to struggle.  Minimum wage isn’t enough to live on.  Rent is too high, homes are too expensive, healthcare is too much.  You can barely make it, if at all.  Our new economy requires very highly skilled jobs in computers, science, engineering, biotechnology, and so on.   At the very least you need some sort of beyond high school training in something.  All of these positions require education and knowledge.  But oh, Rick Santorum doesn’t believe in college.  That’s a place where liberal college professors are out to brainwash you with their elitism and anti-religious messages!

He’s totally out of touch with reality.  He’s obsessed with this fictional “liberal agenda” in college?  I mean, what in the world.  Made in Obama’s image?  Is he subtly trying to make some sort of religious reference that professors are profane idols or something?  Don’t worship god, worship me and my great mind!  Mwahahahahaha.  I mean seriously.  What is he even trying to say there?  I’ve been in college for over two years now and I’ve never had any of my professors talk about religion with me.

If a lot of students do end up losing their faith after taking biology classes, or political science courses, or whatever, that’s because they’re becoming smarter and more deeply understanding the issues.  Believing in Noah’s ark and Adam and Eve becomes a tad more difficult when you’ve studied genetics, cosmology, or any of the Earth sciences.  They study the rock strata and know that the Earth is not 6,000 years old.  They use radiometric dating and other methods to calculate, using proven laws of Physics, that the Earth is billions of years old.

They study the tree of life and see that all species are connected, and that we’re a part of that.  We’re not special.  All species are not male and female, it’s more complicated than that. They look at the inner workings of our cellular biology and see that we have a lot of in common with all other life on Earth.

They take physics courses and study things like the conservation of angular momentum, they learn how stars form, and when they take astronomy courses, they hear about a star’s life cycle.  They hear about supernovas, and how new atomic matter if forged during the process.  They learn that the Earth won’t be around forever.  Solar systems form and they come to understand that there’s better explanations for how everything came into being.  Things didn’t just snap into existence.

They study history and other cultures and learn that those stories in the Bible have been shared by many other cultures before they were eventually taken by Christians.  For example, they learn that the ‘amen’ at the end of prayers comes from the Egyptian god Amen-Ra, and so forth.  There’s no agenda.  Students just get educated and move on.

Santorum’s the worst.  Science is the most important thing in our world today.  It allows us to control nature, create new technology, cure diseases, engineer better roads, bridges, and buildings, and build a better world.  You’d think people could see that, but not him.  He believes scientists are all amoral, and we’re all working in our labs with no sense of right or wrong, and no conscience.

He wants to start up more wars, outlaw contraception and birth control, doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state, and need I go on?  I mean, if there’s anything stupid and moronic, he supports it.  He even wants the government to control the internet!  He actually DEFENDED SOPA.

It’s always guys like him wanting to meddle with your sex life.  As you might guess, he’s against birth control, and of course, he can’t stand gays.  He often makes racist accusations against blacks, implying that they’re all worthless parasites on welfare.

This guy wants to set up a theocracy and control you.  He’s evil.  I’m done with this post.  I’m not railing on about this guy any longer.  I don’t know whether to be angry or just fall into despair.  We’re going bankrupt, we have wars all over the world, financial elites on Wall Street and walking all over us, Super PACs are undermining the very foundation of our democracy, our healthcare system is bankrupting people everyday, we’re ravaging our planet’s natural resources, species are going extinct so quickly we can barely even document them, and this guy’s biggest issues are tangential things like whether gays should serve in the military.  I’m going to sit here in my room and silently weep for my country.  Then I’ll study physics and I don’t know, do something other than think about Rick Santorum.

You know what, I’ve been trying to think more positively lately.  Let me think of one good thing about Rick Santorum….. *thinking*….. uh ….. well…. at least he’s not praying for rain.

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One Response to Really America? Rick Santorum? Really?

  1. “I guess considering I live in Missouri, and the guy did win the Republican nomination in my state, I shouldn’t be surprised.”

    Actually no, he only “won” the Missouri Primary, which is non-binding and basically meaningless. Missouri is a caucus state, not a primary state. When the law changed, they couldn’t get their butts in gear to do away with the primary election in time, so we ended up having one anyway that doesn’t count. People have been calling it a “beauty contest” since its results are meaningless except for publicity purposes.

    On March 17th is the Missouri CAUCUS (and on the 24th is the St Louis City caucus), which is where the real winners are decided. So there’s still time to show up and vote for who you really want. And just because Santorum won the popular vote doesn’t mean he’ll win the caucus.

    At the caucus we vote on delegates, not specific candidates. Delegates are listed out on a “slate” and there could be several slates to choose from depending on what the people decide. So basically you have to go in there knowing in advance what your favorite candidates slate is going to be (e.g. containing delegates who are known to support a specific candidate) and then when the time comes you just show up at the caucus and vote for the right slate.

    This is how Ron Paul has been winning MANY delegates in caucus states despite not winning the popular vote or coming within a few hundred votes shy of 1st place.

    What Ron Paul people have been doing is meeting up and organizing on the internet to know who they all are so when it comes time to caucus, they’re more organized than the competition who really don’t know what’s going on. Then we make a slate of Ron Paul delegates, make sure everybody knows about it and then show up at the caucus in numbers fully prepared.

    This is how it’s done in caucus states and because of that, Ron Paul is actually winning a lot more than the media likes to portray (which is next to nothing)

    When the Republican convention is held later this year it may be a “brokered convention” which basically means delegates who are there can then re-vote on whoever they want. So they can switch sides at that point. Ron Paul delegates will never switch sides, but its possible the others may. Will be very interesting to watch.

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