If only we could actually get people (ahem, members of the media?) to snap out like this when right-wing fundie extremists start spouting crap we know isn’t true! But alas, this is only a parody:
During a live interview this morning with theSmithsonian Channel, the mild mannered science educator unloaded on U.S. Congressman Todd Akin, calling him “a f*cking idiot” for accusing Nye of personally provoking Hurricane Issac.
Last week Nye uploaded a video to Youtube urging parents not to teach their children creationism.
At a town hall campaign event yesterday, Akin used the video as an example of immoral behavior driving god to punish America through extreme weather.
Sure, that’s a lot easier than explaining how politicians sold out our future to oil lobbyists!
Although reporters reached out to Nye for a statement yesterday, his first discussion of the matter came this morning at Smithsonian’s Washington D.C. headquarters. The 56 year old star of the long-running “Bill Nye The Science Guy” was in the studio to promote his new documentary series focusing on the neuroscience of childhood development.
After briefly discussing his show, the Smithsonian anchors asked Nye about Akin’s recent accusation. The normally genial Nye wasted no time venting his rage about the comments:
“Look, these people, they’re f*cking retarded. Rape can’t cause pregnancy? Breast milk cures homosexuality? I caused a hurricane by challenging creationism? Who can possibly take these people seriously anymore?”
The slightly uncomfortable anchors then tried to change the subject, but Nye persisted:
“It used to be these Republicans didn’t believe in global warming or evolution. That was bad enough. Now they don’t even believe in egg + sperm = baby. Where does Todd Akin think babies come from? Does he think there are separate storks for people who were raped and people who weren’t? Hey look over there! It’s the rape stork. It drops its babies directly at the orphanage.”
“He’s a f*cking idiot. Just a plain f*cking idiot. I’m sorry – I don’t say that word very often – but it happens to fit in this case. He’s just a f*cking idiot.”
Then he challenged Akin to a debate. Go read the rest.