Roundup

— The Britannica blog calls a spade a spade. Robertson and Limbaugh are:

“…two men who have made a very good thing in this life of saying very stupid things that excite an audience of equally stupid people.” [LINK]

— Freakonomics wonders: Do Bike-Helmet Laws Discourage Bicycling?

— The Why Files: Fish cheat and get punished.

— Why legal gay marriage fulfills conservative principles. [LINK]

— The Reference and User Services Association has release its list of notable books of the last year. [LINK]

2 Responses to Roundup

  1. BruceS January 21, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    Wow. I generally avoid Robertson, but that video was worth the time. He gives “senile dementia” a bad name. McHenry is wrong about Limbaugh’s audience, however. I know some very intelligent people who follow him. “Deluded” is probably a better word than “stupid” here.

    Oddly, I have no comment on helmet laws. This paragraph intentionally left blank.

    As a Conservative, my support for gay marriage is simple: government should be limited. This is not a valid role for the government. This is the same reason I oppose helmet or seat-belt laws for adults and other intrusions. Government should focus on protecting the rights of the individual (largely from government abuse) and providing services that can’t be reasonably handled by the private sector.

  2. weeklyrob January 22, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    The same comment could be made about Robertson’s supporters, too, I’m sure. But they are very stupid in certain ways.

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