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Today, the USPTO denied the Redskins their trademark on grounds that it was illegally insensitive and hurt some injun’s feelings somewhere.

Yes, in Colbert fashion I meant to illustrate the ridiculousness of the situation. (See “Sing-Song Chin-Chong” in any web search involving Colbert)

I ask you this: How many pro teams intentionally name their team and go by something meant disparagingly?

Do they have team names like:

Closet Wankers
Dripping Chihuahuas
Cone-Heads
Pocket Trouts
Thundering Manatees

No, they do not. You know why… Because they want to sound noble or fierce or they want to be proud of their mascot. They don’t pick disparaging terms, they just don’t.

So why do we give any attention to a bunch of wanks who say they are offended? To be denied a trademark, someone has to show damages.

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Hey hey hey… Obama doesn’t need to ask Congressional approval in Iraq because, as his cheerleader San Fran Nan says, the authorities are already in place.

Pelosi told reporters that she agreed that the president has all of the authorities that he needs in the authorizations to use military force passed by Congress previously.

“All of the authorities are there. That doesn’t mean I want all of them to be used, especially boots on the ground,” she said. “But I definitely think the president has all of the authority he needs by dint of legislation that was passed in 2001 and 2003.”

She appeared to be referring to the authorizations to use military force passed after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the 2002 authorization to use force in Iraq. Neither of those authorizations have expired, although the official White House position is that the Iraq authorization should be repealed.

Oh, the same authorities granted based on what the dems have called Bush/Cheney lies to invade Iraq for oil? THOSE authorities?

Let’s do the time warp again.

Anyway…

A senior Democratic aide briefed on the meeting disputed McConnell’s characterization of Obama’s remarks. “Whether intentionally or not, Senator McConnell’s comments mischaracterize the tone and the substance of the meeting. The President was very clear that he would keep Congress in the loop.”

Similar to Obama’s most transparent administration ever? Yeah.

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From the “Almost the Most Useless Information Ever” Depatrment…

Americans sleep twice as much as they work, on average.

Averages mean NOTHING. Nothing.

If only one person in ten makes a million dollars and the rest make none at all then the average earnings are $100,000. It is a worthless statement.

From the article it is numbers pulled from ages 15 and up. The kids sleep more, work less. The adults work more, sleep less in general. But everybody sleeps some. Not everybody works. It is a totally bullshit pile of stupid.

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Wasn’t up to posting last night.

I felt better than I did at the beginning of the week (wasn’t no room to go lower, you know?) but mentally I was a blank slate.  Nothing, nada, zilch.

I’ll try tonight and/or tomorrow.

I did want to make one comment.  “Do you think we’re stupid?

Why, yes, yes I do.

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All Whites are Racist.

Update:

A commenter today said in response to my posting (below) that I should stop acting stupidly.  He’s right – I must BE stupidly.  It will carry a horrible and steep price though…

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Well Don H., I hope you are happy.

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All whites are racist.

Or is it racist to say that?

Ex-President Carter, who is probably the most useful idiot of our times, now tells us that roadblocks to Obama’s healthcare proposal is motivated by racism, at least in part.  An overwhelming part.

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Carter - a useful idiot.

I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American,” Carter told “NBC Nightly News.” “I live in the South, and I’ve seen the South come a long way, and I’ve seen the rest of the country that shares the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans.”

“That racism inclination still exists, and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people — not just in the South but around the country — that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It’s an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply,” Carter said.

What bothers me is that his accusation precludes me from having legitimate concerns.  I disagree so by default the cause of my dissension is racism, which you can deny until you’re blue in the face but those so inclined will never look past the declaration of your bigotry.

Shall we then assume that resistance to national health care the first time around, virulent as it was then, was also related to race?  Of course!  Slick Willy… errrrr… Ex-President William Jefferson Clinton was our first black president, and any resistance to his proposal for a boondoggle of epic fail proportions was purely because of his race.

Obama - just an idiot

Obama - just an idiot.

If resisting a proposal because it scares the living hell out of me is the definition of racist, regardless of skin color, then yes, I must be a racist.

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We have reviewed ourselves and find ourselves to be juuuuust fine.

‘Pimp’ Video Scandal Pushes
ACORN to Launch ‘Review’

That’s what independent reviews are all about, right?

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Update 3:  If this didn’t hurt so damn bad it’d be funny.  No, it’s funny as hell but if it didn’t hurt so bad it’d be funny and not hurt.

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Update 2:   from the looney-bin.

Obama looks at climate engineering.

The president’s new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth’s air.John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun’s rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

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Update 1:  from the Politico:

CBC members praise Castro

Key members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for an end to U.S. prohibition on travel to Cuba, just hours after a meeting with former Cuban president Fidel Castro in Havana.

The fifty-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Ca.) told reporters this evening at a Capitol press conference after returning from a congressional delegation visit to Cuba. “The bottom line is that we believe its time to open dialogue with Cuba.”

So Congress really is above the law.

Of course it won’t work if you never respect the thing, woman.

Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion. But the lawmakers disputed Castro’s later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist.

I must be a racist because I think I trust Castro more on that statement.  I’ve been slammed too many times in recent history for “being a racist cracker” to  consider it preposterous and not remark on it.   Look, our first lady was never proud of the US until her husband got the nomination, ok?  That wasn’t a slip.

Where is it in the constitution that it says “Congress shall have the power to visit all dictators, popular or unpopular…”?

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We can start with a title:

GM, Segway to Make Vehicle

General Motors Corp. is teaming with Segway Inc., maker of the upright, self-balancing scooters, to build a new type of two-wheeled vehicle designed to move easily through congested urban streets.

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The machine, which GM says it aims to develop by 2012, would run on batteries and use wireless technology to avoid traffic backups and navigate cities.

The only word I have is “Despidity“, which is being so desperate that you engage in gross stupidity.

Unless you can haul a refrigerator or a boat-trailer or a family of five with one of these, your odds of them selling real well are kind of slim.

Well, maybe amphibious assault would be a good venue despite looking like socks on a chicken.

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Oh, my... don't they look fierce?

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Well, color me shocked

Despite President Barack Obama’s commitment to bipartisanship, Rogers says Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi (whom he described as “crazy,” “mean as a snake” and “Tom DeLay in a skirt”) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn’t get that memo.

“They don’t talk to us,” he said. “They’ve got the vote, and they can do what they want.”

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Prime blackmail material. Not my proudest moment when my son comes around the corner dressed up in his sister’s costume.  Well, he may be a princess, but as long as he isn’t a queen.

Not my proudest moment.

Not my proudest moment.

He still has a respectable grunt (arr-arrrh-arrrrrrh!), so all is not lost.  The high heels and the pink sun-hat tend to make me weep, though.

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Shamelessly stole this from Cranky’s post over at 6 Meat Buffet…  Go check ’em out – he’s got a million of ’em.

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This last one… If currency went down the crapper, I could fall back on this:

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