ROFLMAO!

Jun. 5th, 2015 05:36 am
thewayne: (Cyranose)
"Leave science to the scientists."
—Rick Santorum, on the Pope's statements about climate change. Pope Francis holds a master's degree in chemistry.

Ah, Rick! We've missed you! I think maybe he was channeling Rick Perry.
thewayne: (Cyranose)
"Look, I thought I could have won last time. I'm convinced."
—Rick Santorum, on 2012

Perhaps it was a problem that you could have thrown more money at. I understand Newt's campaign is still struggling to service his campaign debt.
thewayne: (Cyranose)
"He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives -- and Obamacare is front and center in that."
—Rick Santorum on Nelson Mandela

These people really need to develop a sense of proportion, much less the ability to actually do something productive in government.
thewayne: (Cyranose)
"Don't use the term the other side uses. Who does Barack Obama talk about all the time? The middle class. Since when in America do we have classes? Since when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a class? That's Marxism talk."
—Rick Santorum

I don't think this really needs much of a comment by me.
thewayne: (Default)
I don't think he stood much of a chance getting the nomination, but there was also a grimmer reason behind it: his daughter has a fairly rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. He spent Easter weekend with her in the hospital then Tuesday announced his dropping the campaign.

It's a pretty grim condition, as most genetic problems are. Half the infants do not survive beyond the first week of life, median life span is 5-15 days and only 1% make it to age 10.

To drop the race because you don't stand a chance is one thing, to drop it because your daughter is probably doomed is quite another and very sad.
thewayne: (Default)
"Sixty-two percent of kids who enter college with some sort of faith commitment leave without it."
— Rick Santorum

"Sixty-four percent of those currently enrolled in a traditional four-year institution have curbed their attendance habits. Yet, 76 percent of those who never enrolled in college report a decline in religious service attendance."
— 2007 Social Forces study

"A quarter of students (25%) say they have become more spiritual since entering college, as opposed to only seven percent (7%) who say they have become less spiritual."
— 2006 Harvard study

So Rick doesn't want people with a 'faith commitment' to go to college. That might help with parking congestion a bit.
thewayne: (Default)
"Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image."
— Rick Santorum on President Obama

Thanks, but I think I'll continue suggesting that attending college is probably a good idea. I guess he doesn't bother with pesky things like numerous studies linking higher lifetime earning with college education. Can't have them uppity have-nots becoming haves!

Oy.

Feb. 26th, 2012 08:47 am
thewayne: (Default)
"It's completely a spiritual thing. This is God's will...A mission to make the culture a better culture, more pleasing to God."
— Karen Santorum on her husband pursuing the presidency

Don't these people realize that the line 'We're on a mission from God' was A JOKE?

People who sincerely believe this frighten me and are dangerous to anyone who doesn't believe their version of religion.
thewayne: (Default)
"I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved. It already happens of course with the camaraderie of men in combat, but I think it would be even more unique if women were in combat, and I think that's probably not in the best interests of men, women, or the mission."
— Rick Santorum on women in combat

The Israelis have an integrated army. I believe the Russians do. Many countries let women serve in combat roles. And we, 'the free-est country in the world', do not. Using Mr. Google Search Problem's logic, we'd have fire companies not responding to fires because the mixed gender crews would be having sex, likewise police response would be impared. Even Congress would have problems with Congressmen having sex with pages and interns. Oh, wait a minute. Disregard that last example.
thewayne: (Cyranose)
"[The French Revolution] was a secular revolution on which we relied on the goodness of each other. This is the left's view of where America should go. And of course where did France go? To the guillotine. To tyranny. If there are no rights that the government needs to respect, then what we see with Obamacare is just the beginning of what government will do to you."
— Rick Santorum

I really don't know how to parse this. Who is the 'we' in the first line, we as individuals, we as government, we as the American people? I think his analogy is more than a little far-fetched.
thewayne: (Default)
"Uniformly ignores the Constitution... Thinks he's above the law and can do whatever he wants to do... I'm sure our Founders would be spinning in their graves knowing how he was conducting himself as president."
— Rick Santorum on Obama

Oh, I guess he was talking about our current POTUS. I always love the summoning of the Founding Fathers, whom I think would lay down an enormous ass-kicking on all of Washington, they then might go to NYC and do similar on Wall Street. Or they wouldn't, I don't really know what people born 300 years ago are too likely to do if reincorporated.

*sigh*

Jan. 11th, 2012 02:59 pm
thewayne: (Default)
"This is the kind of, the kind of snobbery that we see from those who think they know how to run our lives. Rise up, America. Defend your own freedoms."
— Rick Santorum, on President Obama's (alleged) suggestion that all kids should go to college

I just listened to a podcast from NPR called Intelligence Squared, wherein (usually) four people in two teams debate a point. The one in question posed the question "Do too many people go to college?" The audience votes before the show starts, the panelists make an opening statement, take questions from the moderator and the audience, make closing statements, and the audience votes again. The team, pro or con, that changes the most minds wins. It was interesting to listen to, and I believe that the BA has become overvalued but I think the main reason has been due to the failure of primary and secondary education. I wish we had more technical and good quality trade schools, not just schools that suck $20,000 from you for a piece of paper and no job.

Contrary to popular 'wisdom', you don't need a BA to be a server administrator or network cable installer.
thewayne: (Default)
"Middle class? There are no classes in America. We don't put people in classes."
— Rick Santorum

Wow. just... wow. And they accuse Obama of being a socialist?

Does this mean the economy is fully recovered, unemployment is a thing of the past instead of continuing into the future, and everyone gets a free Bentley? (I saw a program of how they were made and damn! I want one!)

And this is the guy that tied to win Iowa (within the statistical margin of error, eight votes are nothing).
thewayne: (Default)
"If there is one guy out there that is the next George Washington, the only guy that I could think of is Rick Santorum"
— Glenn Beck

I don't recall any connections between our first president and gay sex, but my history could be a bit off.
thewayne: (Default)
"It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."
— Rick Santorum on contraception

Even the Pope said that condoms are OK to prevent the spread of AIDS in Africa. You'd think a good Latin Mass Catholic like Ricky would know that. Sorry, I'll continue using them with my wife.

I wonder if he's an advocate of the Ring Pledge and its increased rates of oral and anal sex and higher STDs?
thewayne: (Default)
"There is no such thing as global warming."
— Rick Santorum

*sigh*

In a recent NPR article, a poll showed that Americans are more skeptical than ever that climate change is real. A poll also shows that 97% of American scientists believe that global warming is real.

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