At AIG’s website they’ve posted what is described as a News Release (sent nationwide Wednesday morning): “Ark Encounter” expected to draw 1.6 million visitors in first year. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear today joined the Ark Encounter LLC to announce the planned construction of a full-scale Noah’s Ark tourist attraction in northern Kentucky. Partnering with the Ark Encounter is Answers in Genesis, which is most widely known for its high-tech and popular Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.
“We are excited to join with the Ark Encounter group as it seeks to provide this unique, family friendly tourist attraction to the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “Bringing new jobs to Kentucky is my top priority, and with the estimated 900 jobs this project will create, I am happy about the economic impact this project will have on the Northern Kentucky region.”
Governor Beshear — although clearly a fool — has somehow blundered into a winning formula. If he stays on track, we can expect to see Kentucky announcing that in addition to Noah’s Ark, it’s going to be the home of the nation’s largest insane asylum. After that he can announce that Kentucky will be home to a world-class leprosarium. Then, Beshear can inform the world that he is the reincarnation of Napoleon, and Ken Ham is his Josephine. The possibilities are limitless! Let’s read on:
“We are very pleased to be a part of this new project,” said Ken Ham, president and founder of AiG and the Creation Museum. “AiG has been blessed to see the Creation Museum host over one million guests in three years. Based on our experience and success operating the large, state-of-the-art Creation Museum, our board believes the time is right to partner with the Ark Encounter in building a full-scale Noah’s Ark. We hope that this fun and educational complex called the Ark Encounter will become another popular tourist destination for the state.”
Perhaps we’re having a pessimistic day, but we see this as a symptom that the nation is in a very late-stage of collapse. We continue:
One of the factors in getting the Ark Encounter to launch the Ark project at this time was a November 2009 CBS News survey, which revealed that the remains of Noah’s Ark would be the greatest archaeological discovery of our day. CBS News stated: “CBS’ 60 Minutes news program, in conjunction with Vanity Fair magazine, recently conducted a web survey asking which archaeological discovery people would most want to see made next. The response: Noah’s Ark (43 percent); Atlantis (18 percent); Amelia Earhart’s plane (16 percent); Nixon’s lost tapes (13 percent); and Cleopatra’s barge (5 percent).”
The report continued: “Noah’s Ark continues to capture the imagination of the general public, and this interest spans all social, religious and economic segments. The Ark and the flood is one of the few historical events which are well known in the worldwide global circle.”
Definitely — complete and total civilizational collapse. It’s over, folks. Might as well live it up and enjoy yourselves. There won’t be any tomorrow worth worrying about.
Update: See Editorial Opposes Gov. Beshear & Noah’s Ark.
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