Today in Science

Republican Evolution, Explained

Guys, Herschel Walker is only asking the questions, like if evolution is true, then why are their still apes, or explaining how air pollution works (Georgia’s “good air decides to float over” to China, replacing China’s “bad air,” which goes back to Georgia, where “we got to clean that back up.”), so it is little surprise to learn  that:

Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker is criticizing the sweeping climate, health care, and deficit-reduction bill signed into law by President Joe Biden, arguing that it includes wasteful spending to combat global warming and asking, “Don’t we have enough trees around here?”


I don’t understand why Walker is not running for the National Science Board. To be fair, Walker has as good a grasp on Sciencey stuff as any Republican Senator.

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14 Responses to Today in Science

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    Walker obviously has mental issues (CTE, perhaps?) from his years of playing football (without a helmet? just asking). For Trumplicans to put him on the ballot and trot him out like some performing minstrel speaks to both their cynicism and their cruelty, and makes my contempt for them soar to unprecedented levels.

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    • Buttermilk Sky says:

      It’s been suggested that this was deliberate, so they can point to Walker and say “See? They’re just too dumb to be in charge.” Very “Birth of a Nation.”

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      • Over at wonkette I saw this response by Skeptikal KC:

        What continues to compel my absolute disdain and loathing is that Walker lacks the capacity to recognize the fact that the GQP has him posing on an auction block like far too many of his ancestors not at all long before him.

        which seems a very apt analogy of how they’re using him


  2. w3ski4me says:

    I will always remember Ronnie Raygun as Governor of Calif. was once quoted as saying “If you’ve seen one Redwood Tree, you’ve seen them all”. A true anti-ecologist if there ever was one. All these new guys have nothing on old Ronnie.

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    • TheOtherHank says:

      As a UCSB Gaucho, my favorite Reagan-as-governor quote is when talking about the sending the National Guard to occupy Isla Vista in response to anti-war protests, he said “If there is going to be a bloodbath, let it be now.”

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    • MDavis says:

      I remember Reagun as Pres appointing James Watt as Interior Secretary. It was rumored that Watt was an evangelical who felt it was his duty to get all the resources used up so we could all be sorted and he could be raptured up to heaven while other types went elsewhere.


      • Richard Portman says:

        James Watt. I remember him also. We were so angry and frightened. Fast forward a few decades and then we get this Zinke moron. The republicans haven’t changed a bit, they are still working for the same people. Hey, corporations are people too, right?


  3. Professor Pupdog says:

    Perhaps Walker went to the sort of school Lt. Governor and potential 2024 goober candidate for North Carolina, Mark Robinson is calling for: Don’t teach science, history and other hard stuff out of grades 1 – 5.


  4. He’s doing his best to own the libs but comes off as a pitiful unfunny sad clown.


  5. annieasksyou says:

    Why is this race considered a tossup? It’s a race between an exceptionally fine Senator and a pathetic, head-injured lying creep whose wife said he tried to kill her.

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    • beckymaenot says:

      It’s a toss up because it’s in the same state that elected MTG. smh. Sen Warnock is pretty awesome and the cynicism of running someone like Walker against him is as blatant as it is awful. One of the many reasons the husband and I are formulating our exit strategy. Ga is not a great place to live.

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  6. *FelineMama* says:

    Just an aside, this pic of “human DE-volution” by Mr. Chimp, is one of my favorites.
    I apply to this to ALL mankind, actually.


  7. HarpoSnarx says:

    “Doctor Zaius, Doctor Zaius!”


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