First of all, “Onerous Crown” is either my next band name or the newest member of the Decepticons. Strange use of the word “onerous” by the way.
Secondly, he’s off by about two centuries on the Revolutionary War.
I love this stuff.
This post debate Perry Gaffe, and it’s a humdinger, has set off the very funny #perryhistory hashtag on twitter.
Oh, man, we got this. And a whole bunch of other stuff in our post-debate rundown.
The one constant through all the years has been pizza. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers, but pizza has marked the time. If you order it, pizza will come. There’s no better motto for the federal government than that of a pizza place. Pizza doesn’t come to your door unless you ask for it, but when you ask for it, pizza will be there in 10 minutes. If you order it, pizza will come. It’s 4 o’clock in the morning, you’re high as a kite and the stuff in your fridge is weirding you out? If you order it, pizza will come. Pizza will come. Pizza will most definitely come. And if you vote for me, America, I promise you that I will deliver.
I was cracking up the whole time during this and shaking my head at the fact that most people in the audience didn’t get it at all. Shame shame shame.
Shepard Smith and the GOP Candidates. Looking forward to 13 months of these characters.
Romney, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Cain.
Rick Santorum says it’s a “special privilege” to not be discriminated against because of your sexual orientation
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why Lawyers Shouldn't Be in Congress
- Neil deGrasse Tyson: You know what my concern is about Congress? I checked these numbers: 57% of the Senate, 38% of the House cite "law" as their profession. And, when you look at law, law is … well what happens in the courtroom? It doesn't go to what's right, it goes to who argues best. And there's this urge, the entire profession is founded on who the best arguers are.
- Maher: Right, a courtroom is not about the truth, it's about … the theory, if I get what you're saying, is that each side argue their version and then the truth somehow emerges.
- Tyson: That's the *premise*; however, the practice, which, for example, is bred in debating teams, for example, where you know the subject, but you don't know which side you're going to be put on to argue. And so the act of arguing, and not agreeing, seems to be fundamental to that profession, and Congress is half that profession. And I realized this when I was a kid. I was 12 and I said, "I wonder what profession all these Senators and Congressmen were." Law, law, law, law, businessman, law, law. And I said, "There's no scientists? Where are the engineers? Where's the rest of life represented?" And so when I look at the conflicts, the argumentative conflicts, I just sit back and say, ya know, "Can I buy an engineer, please? Or scientist?" Put somebody … a businessman … a business person, who knows how to make a hard but significant financial decision because at the end of the day they've got to make their books work. I'm screaming, I'm sorry.