exhibit one (from CNN):
Americaâ€™s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.
When asked if â€œGod used evolution to create people," 73% of pastors disagreed - 64% said they strongly disagreed - compared to 12% who said they agree.
Asked whether the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, 46% agreed, compared to 43% who disagreed.
A movement called Young Earth creationism promotes the 6,000-year-old figure, arguing that it is rooted in the Bible. Scientists say the earth is about 4.5 billion years old.
The Southern Baptist Convention survey, which queried 1,000 American Protestant pastors, also found that 74% believe the biblical Adam and Eve were literal people.
Wow, well no wonder global warming does not go down certain throats.
Romney likes to say that President Obama apologized overseas for the United States. He even titled his campaign book â€œNo Apology.â€
Even more, Romney suggests, Obama does not believe in American strength and greatness. The assertion feeds into a subterranean narrative that Obama, with his exotic, mixed-race background, is not really American in the first place.
Yeah right. Politifact gave Romney lots of Pinocchios on that one, because the apology never happened. Of course Romney also quoted Obama out of context saying that "Americans are lazy"- which is not even quoting out of context, because Obama never even used those words. He said "We" have been lazy- we as in the political leaders of the USA. So Romney's standard stump speech portrays the President as someone he is not.
What else we got? How about Bashar al Assad?:
In his address, al-Assad blamed the violence on "external conspiracies" and said that the international call for reform wasn't taking into account the terrorism that the country is facing. He said Syria has initiated reforms, such as lifting its emergency law, and plans to hold a constitutional referendum in March.
Al-Assad denied that he had commanded forces to fire on protesters and added that there "were no orders by any departments of the state to fire on people."
YEAH, that's Holy Cow material.