Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Born Stupidity


Huckabee goes full-on birther, and in doing so willfully botches the facts about where the President of the United States grew up -- this as at least ten states are now pushing measures that question whether Barack Obama was born in the U.S.

Meanwhile, one of this country's two major political parties is going to war on teachers -- calling them, essentially, lazy and overpaid welfare queens.

If this isn't the Idiocracization of America, I have no idea what is.

AP via The Huffington Post: Birther Bills Pop Up Ahead of 2012/3.1.11

14 comments:

disputin said...

Actually I read something that really helped focus my attention on what's going on.

Look at http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php and you can see the top donations to each party. Unions make up the bulk of the democratic contributions, and the teachers unions are within reach of government officials. Trying to restrict non gov't unions will be next.

Anonymous said...

Next year Casey Affleck is going to pop up at the GOP convention with his camcorder and laugh, "HA! Just kidding, America!"

L. said...

I reject actual reality and substitute my own.

Riles said...

It's obvious what needs to be done: We need to ban Idiocracy and movies like it.

They are a bad influence on the so-called "leaders" of this country. I mean, it's been shown that a large percentage of the Right believes that The Colbert Report is real and not satire. With that knowledge, I think the only direction we can go is only producing Bieber movies and shows with Larry the Cable Guy.

Figgylicious said...

Jesus.

You know, being from Honduras, I'm used to feeling sorry for my country. It's something that comes naturally to you if you come from the Third World.

I'm not used to feeling sorry for the USA. But now...holy hell, I feel sad for this country and what it's doing to itself.

Darek said...

These fuckwits must have watched Salt recently. Now they're paranoid about secret sleeper agents who were brainwashed by radical muslims as kids and trained to infiltrate the highest office in our government. That scenario is so absurd, Oliver Stone is in the early stages of making a film about it.

Anonymous said...

How depressing. The linked article was so full of cognitive distortions that I'd wonder if the author was rooted in reality. There were so many blatant examples of black-and-white thinking - like a child would use, or a person of low IQ.

Reminds me of the Al Franken quote about how conservatives love America like a four year old loves his Mommy, and liberals love America like grown-ups do.

- medic8r

Capt Clown said...

The GOP and Charlie Sheen should definitely both join forces, because they're both "Winning".

Thomas B said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Goddamn, I'm happy to have finally left the cesspit USA. It's incredible how far down it's slid in a relatively short span of time. Good night, and good luck, people.

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnotology

A growth field with this new congress in motion.

kanye said...

Has anybody here ever asked themselves the question, "Why the Hell doesn't Barack Obama just release the damn thing and shut these people up?" I don't mean his Certificate of Live Birth, but the original document that was filled out in the hospital when he was born. The State of Hawaii says that it exists, so why not just show it?

I guess I should qualify myself: I'm not a birther. I know the minute that Barack Obama declared his candidacy for the presidency, representatives from the FBI, CIA, Treasury Dept., NSA and a whole slew of other acronymed agencies hopped a flight to Hawaii and looked for themselves. I don't believe that there's even the slightest chance that he's not an American citizen, so again, why not show it?

TheReaperD said...

@kanye: Probably because he doesn't have it anymore like most of the population. It's a parent's trophy without any actual legal meaning.

But, let say he did still have it and released it. How many birthers do you think it would convince? This group has proven itself beyond facts and logic. They believe that Obama is a secret foreign Muslim infiltrator out to destroy this country at any cost with religious zeal and nothing will convince them otherwise. You could transport them back in time to watch his birth live at the hospital in Hawaii and they would still say it was a lie.

Not all, but most, birhters I have met are blatant racists. They cannot wrap their heads around the fact that a "nigger" is the President of the United States. [Sorry to use the word but, it is the word they use so I'm not going to water it down for you.] So they make up any reason why he is not the president to help themselves sleep at night with the belief that America will wake up one day, realize him for the terrorist that he is and kill him. Then they will get "their America" back.

kanye said...

Thanks for the response, ReaperD.

Tuba Terry said...

This is off-topic, but I work about a half-mile away from the shithead who owns the sign in your post's picture. I've taken to coming into the office the long way to avoid the blood pressure spike I get when I see that piece of crap.