Friday, February 03, 2017

Rush Limbaugh Zoology - Groundhog Day

Today, the King of AM radio idiocy brought more ignorance to his listeners.

Rush was pushing through his generalized generalizations and talking about how the liberal nature whackos were whining about Groundhog Day and how the groundhog was being abused, etc.

And then he said "Did you know it's not even a groundhog? It's not even a groundhog! It's a marmot! Punxsutawney Phil is a fraud!"

Note to Rush and all his listeners who are now dumber for hearing that: Marmot is the genus that encompasses multiple species (15) of groundhog (also known as a woodchuck, or whistlepig) and other rodents. Punxsutawney Phil is a groundhog, which is a type of marmot.

Ubiquitous conservative ignorance and a default dumbing-down of general scientific knowledge helps no one.