7.08.2009

UPDATED: Arizona State Senator - A Republican Of Course - Believes The Earth Is Just 6000 Years Old

Stunning. This is what remains in the Permanent Republican Majority: Christian Conservative Extremists who live their live in ignorance. Is this what they mean by, bliss?

From DKTV:

Holy cripes, Arizona State Sen. Sylvia Allen is a complete loon!

Transcript:

I can’t say enough how it’s time that we get beyond and start focusing on this technology we have and move forward into the future so that our grandchildren can have the same lifestyle we have.

This Earth’s been hear 6,000 years — and I know I’m going on and on and I’ll shut up — it’s been here 6,000 years, long before anybody had environmental laws, and somehow it hasn’t been done away with.

We need to get the uranium here in Arizona so this state can get the money from it and the revenues from it. It can be done safely and you’ll never even know the mine was there when they’re done.

So I am for this.

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From Think Progress mentions this irony:
Phil Plait of BadAstronomy notes that the irony of Allen’s claim “is that she’s talking about uranium mining, and it’s through the radioactive decay of uranium that we know the Earth is billions of years old.”

UPDATE:

She made Worst Persons in tonight Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann:

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