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Maureen Dowd: Slouching Toward Washington (Wherein she attacks O'Donnell, Palin, Tea Party)
The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2010 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 09/25/2010 3:01:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Holy Roddy McDowall.

Christine O’Donnell doesn’t understand why monkeys can’t turn into people right before her eyes.

Bill Maher continued his video torment of O’Donnell by releasing another old clip of her on his HBO show on Friday night, this time showing one in which she argued that “Evolution is a myth.”

Maher shot back, “Have you ever looked at a monkey?” To which O’Donnell rebutted, “Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?”

The comedian has a soft spot for the sweet-faced Republican Senate candidate from Delaware, but as he told me on Friday, it’s “powerful stupid to think primate evolution could happen fast enough to observe it. That’s bacteria.

“I find it so much more damaging than the witch stuff because she could be in a position to make decisions about scientific issues, like global warming and stem cells, and she thinks primate evolution can happen in a week and mice have human brains.”

In the Republican primary, O’Donnell beat Congressman Mike Castle, who had the temerity to support stem-cell research and acknowledge global warming. O’Donnell’s numbers are dropping, while Castle is still beating the Democratic candidate, Chris Coons, by almost 20 points in a theoretical matchup.

In 2007, O’Donnell frantically warned Bill O’Reilly, “American scientific companies are crossbreeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains.”

The field of human-animal experiments is dubbed “chimera” research, named for the she-monster in Greek mythology that has a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a serpent’s tail.

Dr. Irving Weissman, director of Stanford’s Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, did the first experiments injecting human brain-forming stem cells into the brains of immune-deficient mice 10 years ago...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Delaware; Campaign News; Issues; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2010; delaware; evolution; moralabsolutes; msm; odonnell; palin; stemcells
Whoever buys this fishwrap at the fire sale: Terminate so-called "journalists" like this if you're serious about ever showing a profit again.
1 posted on 09/25/2010 3:02:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did she go to the premier of “Wall St 2, Money Never Sleeps”?


2 posted on 09/25/2010 3:03:54 PM PDT by AU72
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And another day goes by where the left does not try to sell its agenda.

Waste those days, Democrats!


3 posted on 09/25/2010 3:09:19 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“To which O’Donnell rebutted, “Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?”

From a scientific perspective, it's a legitimate question. If selective pressure favors the development of a specific evolutionary lineage, why do the ‘less fit’ members of this lineage persist? There are answers to that question, but her question was not a ‘stupid’ one.

4 posted on 09/25/2010 3:11:29 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

rules!


5 posted on 09/25/2010 3:11:39 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You mean Moron Dudd STILL has a job???


6 posted on 09/25/2010 3:12:37 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The upcoming election is the most important in our lifetimes!!! BE THERE!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maher and Dowd. Now there’s a pair for you. Talk about a couple of slouches.


7 posted on 09/25/2010 3:13:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: stefanbatory

8 posted on 09/25/2010 3:15:29 PM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: AU72

It’s not smart for the left to cover this election like they are. If Castle had won the primary, he would have won the general election. A Republican would be in there anyway. They are elevating another Palin or Bachman. Why aren’t they more worried about the Reid/Angle race? It’s ridiculous how much information is coming out about her versus Obama. As far as Bill Maher, he lied for years that he was a libertarian/independent. He also claimed that Brazil was off oil, when they’re not.


9 posted on 09/25/2010 3:16:07 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
You're going way above her head with that answer! She's still looking in the mirror wondering why she can't be sweet-faced, too.
10 posted on 09/25/2010 3:16:37 PM PDT by JPG (The rat plague ends on Nov 2nd.)
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To: downwdims

I clicked for the article. I scrolled down for the CZJ.


11 posted on 09/25/2010 3:19:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am Derek Fenton! (me) Enjoying freedom ourselves requires tolerating it for others. (Jedidah))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 09/25/2010 3:23:07 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I’m waiting for monkeys to fly out of the
NYTs’ collective butt.


13 posted on 09/25/2010 3:24:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s be honest. Bill Maher and Mo Dowd trying to discuss science like they know what they’re talking about are evidence that Christine O’Donnell might have a point.


14 posted on 09/25/2010 3:29:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
If selective pressure favors the development of a specific evolutionary lineage, why do the ‘less fit’ members of this lineage persist?

Yeah, just how does the theory of evolution explain Bill Maher?

15 posted on 09/25/2010 3:31:44 PM PDT by kevao
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This woman makes 7 to 8 figures a year

Think about that while you're job hunting. :)
16 posted on 09/25/2010 3:32:26 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark this site for info on elections who’s who, whats what.
http://electoral-vote.com/


17 posted on 09/25/2010 3:32:47 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: downwdims
I LOVE the rules!
18 posted on 09/25/2010 3:33:57 PM PDT by txnuke (Obama votes "PRES__ENT" because he has no ID.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

19 posted on 09/25/2010 3:37:41 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This posting buries the lead. In the piece, Dodd writes, “President Obama was supposed to be a giant leap forward in modernity, the brainy, rational first black president leading us out of the scientific darkness of the W. years. But by letting nutters get a foothold, he may usher us into the past.”

Dodd and other NAZIonale Socialists are saying that the big
Lib should disallow “nutters” like O’Donnell from getting a
foothold. This would be by means of... suspending free elections? Being even more leftist to be even more popular?

Mind boggling that Dodd thinks that 0bama even has some say
about who “gets a foothold,” and boggling that Dodd’s still so elitist that she thinks once a “nutter” gets a foothold, the stupid masses will just follow along.


20 posted on 09/25/2010 3:41:23 PM PDT by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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To: WKTimpco
The New York Times is excerpt and link. What would you have me do?
21 posted on 09/25/2010 3:42:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Christine O’Donnell doesn’t understand why monkeys can’t turn into people right before her eyes”

And you don’t understand how they can turn into people over a long period of time. You can’t understand it, because nobody can.

It’s never been described rationally.


22 posted on 09/25/2010 3:43:02 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: downwdims

Off the charts!


23 posted on 09/25/2010 3:43:20 PM PDT by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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To: WKTimpco

Like the “nutters” writing for the New York Times?


24 posted on 09/25/2010 3:43:57 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: reasonisfaith
Remember: Charles Darwin was an amateur scientist and the black sheep of his family.
25 posted on 09/25/2010 3:44:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: stefanbatory

26 posted on 09/25/2010 3:49:15 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
To which O’Donnell rebutted, “Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?”

That's pretty lame, but I'd still vote for her if I lived in Delaware.

In 2007, O’Donnell frantically warned Bill O’Reilly, “American scientific companies are crossbreeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains.”

I hope Dowd is making this up.

27 posted on 09/25/2010 3:52:52 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In proclaiming O’Donnell to be “stupid,” these people are inevitably bringing themselves closer to that realm known as foolishness.

Because the evolutionists ultimately have no rational basis. Dowd and Maher are standing on faith—faith in biologists.


28 posted on 09/25/2010 3:54:28 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t care what her views are on evolution, and I don’t think DE voters will care either.

Who is the socialist, Coons or O’Donnell?

Who will work to free us from the chains of ReidPelosiObama socialism, Coons or O’Donnell.

All the rest is irrelevant.


29 posted on 09/25/2010 4:02:54 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t care what her views are on evolution, and I don’t think DE voters will care either.

Who is the socialist, Coons or O’Donnell?

Who will work to free us from the chains of ReidPelosiObama socialism, Coons or O’Donnell.

All the rest is irrelevant.


30 posted on 09/25/2010 4:03:02 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

And there was nothing in O’Donnell’s answer about in front of her eyes.

You would think that they’d find 100 missing links by now, right? Darwin was 19th century, right? And every tiny little variation should’ve been documented by now right?

I’m not an expert on this, but I would think that they’d be able to show each any every chromosomal quirk, mutation which caused an old monkey to turn into a new human. Each step, a fossil.


31 posted on 09/25/2010 4:40:38 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: EveningStar

Um, no. If it’s being made up, it isn’t Dowd who made it up. I heard it before.

And, yeah, it’s a little less than good.

However, if that allows her to talk about GMO intelligently, it’s not quite as bad. But, yeah, I’m hesitant to use the word “bad” near Christine, but...


32 posted on 09/25/2010 4:51:53 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Politics4US

The Democrat tv stations cannot help themselves. They just cannot. I knew this stuff was out there and knew they would ignore everything else but Christine. It’s just too much fun for them. They think everyone agrees with them. It’s Palin II.


33 posted on 09/25/2010 4:56:15 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom
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34 posted on 09/25/2010 5:12:46 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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Is this true?

“O’Donnell’s numbers are dropping, while Castle is still beating the Democratic candidate, Chris Coons, by almost 20 points in a theoretical matchup.”

Whether it’s true or not, anyone who says that there’s no difference between Coons and Castle is too ignorant to vote.


35 posted on 09/25/2010 5:22:02 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: WKTimpco

I think she means that Obam0 is so far left that he has allowed the pendulum to swing widely in the other direction.

By the way, she brushes off the possibility of mice having human children as more evidence of O’Donnell’s stupidity. That is an unnerving idea, and O’Donnell was right.


36 posted on 09/25/2010 5:27:02 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals think they’re so smart...but don’t notice that their idea of Darwinism contains circular logic.....

turns a verb into a noun and makes “evolution” into a god, ie an omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent force......

plus...they can’t explain the contradiction between believing in “love” and collectivist belief that we are “human beings” who have RIGHTS and are “ONE”, against the Darwinistic belief of survival of the fittest, ie people as homo sapien individuals whose purpose in life is to survive and mate to pass on personal genes.....

“Humanity” is a concept........concepts are mental and not physical......

Nor are there any “rights” in the physical/material world.....rights are conceptual as well......

So why do liberals believe that “rights” exist but not Gods or things beyond the physcial senses...

These people also talk about REASON as if reason were not a limited mental faculty.......


37 posted on 09/25/2010 5:27:18 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: downwdims

Thanks! I needed that after a few paragraphs from the bitter Dowd-skank.


38 posted on 09/25/2010 5:30:51 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Any quick review of the matter on the net reveals that Weissman isn't the only researcher in the business.

He might well review what he said in 2005 and 2008 ~ interesting stuff fur shur ~ not quite in synch with what he told Maureen.

Frankly, many people suspect that maureen's brain was replaced with a mouse brain quite some time ago. The fact she didn't fully research the subject may well be evidence of that suspicion being correct.

39 posted on 09/25/2010 5:52:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: firebrand

All due respect. I don’t think she means
that. I think Dowd means that 0bama should
have done more to reign people like O’Donnell
in. Like using the Fairness Doctrine. Like
stopping free and fair elections.

Because the point on the Left is not who’s
the best, but who is “correct.” She and
O know right and wrong, moral and immoral,
and it would be a shame, in their eyes, if
the masses followed O’Donnell back to the
days of the Spanish Inquisition.

So in light of where O’Donnell’s ilk is supposedly
taking us, their totalitarianism is justified.


40 posted on 09/25/2010 8:55:29 PM PDT by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think I just discovered the reason why anyone posts anything written by the ignorant, irrelevant, incoherent Maureen Dowd.

It is just an excuse for you all to ogle pictures of Catherine Zeta Jones.

41 posted on 09/26/2010 5:30:22 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie

I guess we’re busted...


42 posted on 09/26/2010 10:39:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: Beowulf9

Very good leftist contradictions.


43 posted on 09/26/2010 10:48:03 AM PDT by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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