Saturday, February 12, 2011
The 46% Stupidity Rate
I had an anti Reagan post well started when I remembered the saying, "Never speak ill of the dead". And even though I will never ever ever think positive thoughts about St Ronnie, I decided to let his 100th birthday pass without any snarky or vicious commentary on my part. Let the fools who worship him, worship him.
Okay so I blew off a wonderfully soul cleansing rant to write about...................what?
The current situation in Egypt? Well it seems to be stuck in limbo at the moment with the images of protesters on the tube losing more ground everyday. Mubarak is supposedly out but.............If it goes on much longer, no one here in the States will even notice when it is finally over. You can only divert our attention from "reality" TV for so long.
Okay what about the recent troubles within the ranks of the Republican Party. Well, I guess they got pissy with each other (which by the way is noteworthy in itself because they did it publicly). Snarky comments passed back and forth. Queen Sarah snubbed the big wig CPAC hoe down and Santorum claimed her absence was because there was no money in it for her.
The Donald hinted he might run for president. This caught my attention for a couple of minutes. I imagined a new Trump Plaza in place of the White House. High hatted attendants wearing long coats opening doors while dignitaries holding fancy miniature poodles stepped out of 30 foot limos and looked for paparazzi to take shots of their latest outfit bought on Rodeo Drive. Donald and his hair would transform the American experience completely from apprenticeship stupidity to full on no bullshit stupidity. His comments that "we are becoming the laughing stock of the World" told me how out of touch he and his well heeled band of clowns are. Donald, we already are the laughing stock. That boat sailed at least 8 years ago.
In the meantime, Republican elders clashed with the Tea Party punks over how much and where to cut 100 billion dollars out of the budget. Basing their demands on the notion that they were bound to fulfill their campaign promises and do it right away. Wonderful sentiments and even though the old Republican farts caved, the reality that is DC politics has yet to sink in or through the thickened skulls of the noobs from the fringes.
On the sidelines, the Democrats are rubbing their hands and cackling. The shoe is on the other foot now and they get to play spoiler. I am sure they will do it well. They have had many years of education courtesy of the Republicans, who mastered the technique back in the 1980s.
And the fiasco that is American politics continues.
I noticed that the State of Arizona has now filed a counter suit in response to the Federal suit filed by the Justice Department over Arizona's new tough immigration law. Arizona bases their suit on the fact that the Feds have done nothing to protect their borders and it is just too expensive for them to do it themselves. Maybe it is just me, but violating rights with arbitrary ID checks is not supported by any language in the Constitution. Anyway, both the Feds and the state of Arizona seem intent on wasting more precious dollars and manpower in an effort to somehow put the cork back into a broken bottle.
At Yooper's Blog I was entertained with a video of Lawrence O'Donnell interviewing Rep. Steve King (R- Iowa). Apparently according to an Examiner poll, 46% of the Republicans polled believe Obama is a Muslim. I wonder how many believe the World is flat and that Ronald Reagan is the center of the Universe?
Rep. King claims he believes that Obama is a Christian, but he has done nothing publicly to dispel this idiotic claim oozing from the Right. To Lawrence O'Donnell's credit, he would not let King off the hook. Asking him questions like "Do you have a Christian ID?" - or "Can you prove you are indeed a Christian?" The man was squirming so much I was waiting for someone to ask him if he needed to pee.
If you actually believe it matters what religion Obama favors then you are an idiot. You are assigning him more power over your life than he deserves. Pray to your god and let him pray to his. Our country is set up to allow this. And you should respect that.
If and when he leads us down some irrevocable road like Bush did, then you may have something worthy to bitch about. Until then, you Birthing Islam hating idiots may as well just shut the Hell up. The man is president and that's the fact of the matter. Your whining now is just so much background noise.
So then I noticed................................