Don’t Know Much About History (or anything else for that matter)


You know all those limited government tea party losertarians who don’t want government telling people what to do?  They’re a bunch of lying hypocrites who end up hurting the GOP with their double standards and lack of wisdom.

People like Rick Scott make the GOP look very very bad.  I wish we did not need to put up with their lot, but we’re cursed with them until the tea partiers crawl back under the rocks from which they came.  Rick Scott wants to defund the liberal arts.  That makes sense.  To be a well-rounded EDUCATED person, one needs liberal arts.  There is nothing educated or well-rounded about the libertarian backed tea partiers.  They are the most ill-educated and historically ignorant creatures I have ever had the misfortune to encounter.

I, The Pink Flamingo, am a historian and a writer.  In college I studied Medieval British History with an emphasis on the monarchy, specialized in Arthurian history, and minored in Fine Arts. I can probably give you a list of the kings and queens of England, in order.  I have no earthly idea what the square root of 3 is, and I don’t care. Aside from calculating dates, advanced mathematics have played absolutely no role in my life.  Yet, libertarian idiots like Rick Scott want to do away with my liberal arts background and concentrate on math and science.  Sure, I am a science buff, but just how many actual jobs are out there for geologists and astronomers, unless they are teaching college?  (Far fewer than jobs out there for history majors – FYI).

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I may have been born in Florida, but my parents moved my sister and I out of what is one of the Wackiest States in the Union before we were both in school.  At the time, it was the end of the world as we knew it.  Now, though, I’m glad I grew up in SC.

Tim Scott, the tea party “governor” of Florida is a prime example why tea partiers should be disenfranchised!

“…“You know, we don’t need a lot more anthropologists in the state. It’s a great degree if people want to get it, but we don’t need them here. I want to spend our dollars giving people science, technology, engineering, math degrees. That’s what our kids need to focus all their time and attention on. Those type of degrees. So when they get out of school, they can get a job.”…Scott said Monday that he hopes to shift more funding to science, technology, engineering and math departments, the so-called “STEM” disciplines. The big losers: Programs like psychology and anthropology and potentially schools like New College in Sarasota that emphasize a liberal arts curriculum.

“If I’m going to take money from a citizen to put into education then I’m going to take that money to create jobs,” Scott said. “So I want that money to go to degrees where people can get jobs in this state.”

“Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists? I don’t think so.”..”

I guess the dimwit governor doesn’t comprehend that forensic sciences need anthropologists,  so do cops, investigators, and all those lovely and honorable men and women who help fight crime in Florida.

Lawyers, Guns, and Money Blog

In Florida, like every other state, it is a matter of funding and budget cuts.  Instead of cutting back the damn football programs and administration jobs, they are going to cut back on history, fine arts, and music.  After all, the jocks who are playing basketball and football don’t need much to support their low double-digit IQ’s.

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