Remember in order to be "elected" in politics you have to at least be "educated" to a degree . Ben Carson may now be viewed in the more extreme of the fringe right . Forget Donald Trump , and his outrageous statements . Carson is the king of saying things that would be (**)>> controversial if not silly . This week Ben Carson is our winner for the stupid . Ben Carson has given comedy writers and Twitter wags in the past weeks, it’s his stubborn belief that the Biblical prophet Joseph built the pyramids that’s captured the public’s imagination the most. Self-serious pundits, meanwhile, bemoan this spasm of ridicule on a subject properly relegated to strange-smelling occult bookstores and dusty UseNet forums.Here’s the problem: (1)>> Carson’s pyramid theory isn’t really religious, not in the sense that it is a part of official Seventh Day Adventist church doctrine. Carson appears to have extrapolated from official church doctrine regarding Biblical infallibility and Scripture as an “authentic and historical account” that the grain Joseph collected during the “seven years of plenty” must have been stored somewhere—and at some point he alighted on the same theory that briefly swept the world’s intelligentsia in the sixth century. (As one does.) Indeed, for a certain subsection of voters, Carson’s pyramid theory isn’t proof Adventists’ beliefs are a little strange, but rather have come around to polite society consensus in at least one respect—they’re not as virulently anti-Catholic they used to be. Hence, my personal favorite headline of the cycle: “Ben Carson Agrees With Gregory of Tours.” Real-estate mogul Donald Trump has repeatedly mocked presidential rival Ben Carson since it was revealed that Carson believes an unusual theory about the Egyptian pyramids."I think it's a ridiculous situation. I mean he's talking about the pyramids were made for grain," Trump said of Carson during a Fox Business interview on Friday. "And if you look at the pyramids, they're solid." Carson has other problems as well. In a report highly touted by (2)>>CNN the day before, the network looked into the soft-spoken doctor's claims of being a violent young teenager.In his acclaimed memoir "Gifted Hands," Carson described incidents such as attempting to stab a friend, throwing a rock at another kid, and trying to attack his mother with a hammer. He said he then had an epiphany and became the calm person he is today. There now appears that he "lied" habitually to further his cause . Trump has questioned Carson several times about a childhood story in his autobiography "Gifted Hands" in which Carson described once trying to stab a friend or relative. He also questioned a story Carson has told about hitting his mother with a hammer. “It's a strange situation when you talk about hitting your mother on the head with the hammer," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "It's a weird deal going on and I hope it all works out because I don’t want to see Ben have problems over this stuff.”
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(1)>>Carson’s pyramid theory isn’t really religious, Carson said that : "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids in order to store grain," he said. "And all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs' graves. But you know, it would have to be something awfully big, if you stop and think about it. And I don't think it would just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain." (2)>>CNN the day before. I think he shot himself in the foot with all these revelations about West Point, something about hitting his mom with a hammer, attempting to stab or shoot someone. CNN in late breaking news has obtained information that presidential candidate ben carson has admitted to being involved in a criminal conspiracy to commit theft, senior investigative reporter Dana bash is standing by, so tell me dana, what is the story, well Anderson I am standing outside carsons old high school, we have information that when carson was a junior in high school, carson in conjunction with his first base coach possible entered into a conspiracy to steal second base. we have contacted carson who said, when asked if there was a conspiracy with his coach he said, the coach told me to go on the first pitch. carson appeared to very calm when asked about the theft and appeared to be proud of it.. we contacted carsons campaign manager and asked him if carson ever returned the stolen base, his response was ,are you f-----n kidding me, and yes anderson he was not happy with the question democratic candidate hillary clinton when told of the crime said, although the statue of limitations have run out on the theft, she would use her contacts in the obama justice department to ascertain ifcarson and the coach could be still prosecuted for acting in a criminal conspiracy,,clinton added any one running for the highest office in the land must be above any dishonest behavior. (**)>> controversial if not silly . We've been putting up with almost 8 years of Obama's "controversial statements" (and ACTIONS) and less than half the nation seems to care nor mind about them. So screw it. Nothing matters. Say whatever you want, it doesn't phase me, and I won't think any less of you. I don't even care how good of a president you will be. The pairing of Obama/Bush has lowered the bar so much (and I should really include Bill Clinton as the third) that my next door neighbor could be president and do just as good a job. In fact, we could have a computer randomly pick a name from the list of registered voters and they get their shot running the nation. It doesn't matter. Anyone can do the job. ANYONE. And probably just as well, and just as badly.