Sean “Earmuffs” Hannity must hate Media Matters, I mean fuck those nerds; sitting at home compiling cold hard facts to refute his emotional assertions. Judging by his behavior, I assume he is at least as narcissistic and egomaniacal as I am and I sure as Hades would be fuming if I was in his shoes.
Today’s lie was asserting that Austin Goolsbee was incorrect in his assessment of American job growth.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE, FORMER OBAMA ADVISOR: Over the 17 months, wait take the 17 months where we’re actually growing fairly robustly -
HANNITY: Growing? We’re losing 400,000 jobs a month!
GOOLSBEE: Before the events at the beginning of this year –
HANNITY: We’re losing –
GOOLSBEE: We added 2.5 million, we added 2.5 million jobs. When the president [took] office, we’re losing almost 800,000 a month. When we slow that down and turn it around, we add 2.5 million. It has taken longer than we anticipated, there’s no question about that, you’re correct.
Ann Coulter has picked up the Anti-Science banner of the willfully ignorant +2 and has started ranting about how evolution is clearly a liberal lie. She falls back on old creationist memes, irreducible complexity, quotes Behe, and implies that Evolution is pushed because of the requirement of a ‘liberal creation myth’. While simultaneously recruiting Galileo to her side and asserting Modern science has disproved evolution. When you think about the contempt Coulter must have for humanity, you heart has to ache. Because for her to be right, all biological and medical scientists the world over must be engaged in a Herculean effort of deception. I on the other hand don’t assume that the majority of our fellow humans so morally lacking as to lie constantly, but I don’t watch a lot of Fox. Yet what can you really expect from Coulter; she has a degree in Law, so arguments for arguments sake is her bread and butter; facts need not apply.
PZ has already covered her completely erroneous concept of microbiology, but one should never pass up an opportunity to point out that both these assholes are so smug, they smell their own farts. That and I really don’t think a lack of a creation story would bother me as Atheist, their side is the one that requires creation; I am satisfied in my knowledge that the things I don’t know far exceed what I could possibly hope to comprehend in a million lifetimes yet, I CAN say with some degree of certainty that both of these people are filled to the brim with bullshit.