Monday, October 15, 2012

Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'

Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'

Broun is a high-ranking member of the House Science Committee, of which Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is also a member.

Evidently the House of Representatives is using a definition of 'science' that isn't in my dictionary.

But wait, not to worry:

In the campaign's first public response since TPM uncovered the video, a spokeswoman told CNN that Broun was “speaking off the record to a large church group about his personal beliefs regarding religious issues.”

So, he believes it, but it doesn't really count against him because its just his 'personal' belief.

Broun has three children and is married to his fourth wife, Niki.

Another in a long string of 'good' Republicans who believe in one man and one woman, and then another woman, and another.

And another Republican who has 'making the budget work' problems: 

In an embarrassing episode at the start of his second year in Congress, Broun, a self-described fiscal hawk, spent so much of his official congressional office budget that he was on pace to run out of money.After a flurry of mailings, automated phone calls and advertisements designed to reach out to constituents in advance of a tough Republican primary challenge in July 2008, Broun was left with less than $300,000 remaining of his roughly $1.4 million annual budget, with six months left to go. His chief of staff resigned, and his communications director took a leave of absence.

Maybe the math was just too difficult to explain.

he does have a history of spending beyond his means:
A family doctor who treated Jimmy Carter’s relatives in South Georgia for a number of years, Broun declared bankruptcy in the early 1980s. A federal judge ruled — according to news accounts in Athens — that Broun “falsified financial documents in an effort to obtain a loan and misrepresented his assets and debts during bankruptcy proceedings” and ordered him to pay nearly $70,000 to an Americus bank. According to a bankruptcy complaint, the young family doctor “has a reputation of having an extravagant lifestyle evidenced by the acquisition of a number of expensive rare hunting books, expensive rare ceramic items related to hunting, safari to Africa, expensive gun collection and the acquisition of the very best in everything purchased.” He had to pay more than $61,000 in back taxes to the IRS, and one of his ex-wives even took him to court for alimony and child support.

This was before he saw the light and became a religious person.  So even if his math skills haven't improved, at least he's a 'good' person now. Science-challenged, but 'good'.

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