09 September, 2008

John McCain Won't Fund Science

That's the message I took away from McCain's pick of Palin and that debacle at Saddleback Church. Well, aside from the message that religion is getting entirely too cozy with politics in this country, but that's a post of its own.

Let's listen to a snippet to McCain's "define rich" blather, which doesn't define rich one fucking bit but sure as shit defines McCain's attitude toward science:

Spending got completely out of control. We spent money in a way that mortgaged our kids futures. My friends, we spent $3 million of your money to study the DNA of bears in Montana. Now I don’t know if that was a paternity issue or a criminal issue, but the point is — but the point is it was $3 million of your money. It was your money.

First off: if we're going to talk about things my money shouldn't be spent for, Useless Fucking Wars goes right at the top of the list. $3 mil for bear DNA studies is chump change compared to the cool trillion we've spent on a travesty.

Secondly, McCain thinks he was being cute with his answer, and conservatives are going to adore that "paternity issue or criminal issue," but all it shows is how fucking ignorant he is. DNA is not limited to those two things. DNA does a fuck of a lot more than identify daddies and crooks. Why not consult my modest little post on the subject, Johnny? Learn something.

Not that he will. He's made his bed with the anti-science religious frothers, and stuck Sarah Palin in it, and seems to be enjoying rolling around in it.

There are roughly 6,897,451 reasons not to vote for McCain. His antipathy to science is right up there in the Top Ten. This country can't afford to let science slide. Ecological studies tie in to the health of our biosphere, which is where we all live and work. Maybe bear DNA doesn't sound as sexy to McCain as his new Dominionist running mate, but it's just a small part of piecing together the large puzzle that's going to tell us how to keep our world healthy enough to survive in it.

Not that McCain's new bestest buddies give a rat's ass about that. They all think it's their job to bring on Armageddon. They want the world to end.

Well, I don't. I want science funded, I want the wars to stop, and I want a healthy world. So, fuck you, John McCain. No science-bashing, warmongering hypocrite is ever getting my vote.

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