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Pelosi Dumb?

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Recently there has been a spate of articles asking if Rick Perry is dumb (and even one asking if Barack Obama is dumb). It is certainly a staple of American politics that anyone on the right is dumb. After all, George Bush certainly was, not to mention Ronald Reagan. The flip side of this assertion is that liberal politicians are smart. The arrogance and ignorance of those who actually believe such propaganda needs no explication. For these assertions are based not on any evidence, behavior, or activities, but on party label. In short, if you are a Republican you are dumb, and if you are a Democrat you are smart. I find this rather simplistic and somewhat lacking in empirical evidence as you might expect.

But, let’s apply the Forrest Gump standard: stupid is as stupid does. And let’s look just at Nancy Pelosi for the moment – onetime speaker of the house, and current minority leader. Let us also just focus on her most recent statement: the lack of a rebuttal is disrespectful to the president.

Really? Not providing an alternate view to the president is a sign of disrespect? Or is it that one doesn’t consider the president’s words needing a rebuttal? After all, disagreeing with the president we are told is racist. Now, not disagreeing with him is disrespectful. Exactly how does Nancy Pelosi view Barack Obama? It appears he is somehow above disagreement and above … response? I don’t get it. What is Pelosi after?

Does she want a Republican response highlighting how all of the president’s prior policies have made the economic situation worse? Or, does she want the Republicans to challenge the efficacy of Stimulus II? Does she want the Republicans to put forth their own agenda of tax cuts, lower regulation, repeal of Obamacare, and less government intrusion?

I doubt it. It seems to me that Pelosi is out for short-term political gain. A gain which will not materialize based on the last couple of years. And that makes Nancy Pelosi dumb.

Spoiled Brats

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I don’t know the reasons behind the impending NFL strike. I don’t give a rat’s ass.

War on Terror. Unemployment. Wisconsin. Mexican drug lords. Afghanistan. Tunisia. Egypt. Saudi Arabia. Libya. Rising Gas prices. Falling stock market. Excess housing inventory. A freakin’ 8.9 quake in Japan. 88,000 missing. Nuclear meltdown. The rest of us coping with life.

And I’m supposed to care about some overpaid football players? I don’t. They need to STFU. Play or don’t. I don’t care. They are irrelevant.

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March 12, 2011 at 2:55 am

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No Cat Is Worth This

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I say again. $50,000.

That’s more than the average household income in the United States. It will buy you one helluva a car. In many places, it will buy you a home.

For some, it’s the going price for a kitten.

I’ve spent money on cats. Regular readers know I’ve got two purebred pedigreed cats and they weren’t free. They’re both wonderful, but they combined don’t come within spitting distance of that kind of money. I’ve also had cats from pet stores, from shelters, and one who showed up at my door. That one was definitely free. I’ve loved them all.

But fifty grand? Sorry, that’s too much.

And it’s a clone. How vain to attempt the cloning of a human. How conceited to clone a cat. I have no respect for someone so vain and so reckless and so narcissistic.

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December 22, 2004 at 9:30 pm

Behind the Times

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From the Guardian:

Tony Blair today comes under criticism from a group of scientists and diplomats for failing to use Britain’s “special relationship” with the US to put pressure on US president George Bush to ratify the Kyoto protocol.

The intervention is made by peers on the cross-party House of Lords science and technology committee, whose members demand that Britain redouble its efforts to persuade Mr Bush to change his mind on climate change.

How cute is it that? The House of Lords – as antiquated and rickety an institution as there is – has a science and technology committee.  One can certainly afford a wry little grin at the notion of their lordships discussing the latest advances in ornithology or marveling over that newfangled technology the steam engine.  Indeed, that last seems much on their minds what with the coming ice age and what.

Clearly, however, they appear to have missed the vote in an elected upper house, which nixed the thing 95-0.  They also appear to have missed that little bit that piece of foolscrap known as the United States Constitution which requires all treaties to be ratified by the Senate in addition to bearing the president’s signature.

Oh well, perhaps they think that those pesky colonists will come around.  But really, isn’t it time for tea and some of that clotted cream to go along with that clotted thinking?

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June 29, 2004 at 10:15 pm

Bet the Cops Knocked Off Early

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Sometimes one must wonder about basic intelligence.  This man is clearly so dimwitted that he needs to be taken under the supervision of adults immediately.

NAPLES, Fla.—A man who walked into a Wal-Mart covered in blood and bought garbage bags Friday was charged with murder after authorities found a stabbed body in a trash bin.

Wal-Mart workers called deputies after a blood-soaked man walked into the store and bought some clothes, bandages and trash bags around 4 a.m. He paid with a $100 bill that also appeared to be bloodstained, they said, and drove off in a pickup.

Deputies found a man that matched workers’ description, but the man fled. Sheddrick Deon Bentley, 26, was arrested after a second search.

Something tells me he’ll be getting a lot supervision from the Florida state correctional officers shortly.

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June 28, 2004 at 9:05 am

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Lucky Lady

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Stories of mountain lion attacks seem to be more and more frequent. 

The lion “appeared to be emaciated” and officials will do a necropsy Monday to determine whether it was sick or injured, Martarano said.

A 2002 wildfire in the area may have hampered the lion’s ability to find enough food, he said.

“Before the fire, (the area) was considered moderate to good mountain lion and deer habitat. The fire changed everything,” but the area had recently started to revive, Martarano said.

Increasing development, annual wildfires, and reduced hunting for the lions is just a bad mix.

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June 27, 2004 at 9:04 pm

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Saudi Heat

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Things appear to be heating up in Saudi Arabia.  From my perspective, this story is developing, but I can’t help but notice this odd, almost incongruous, aspect:

Saudi authorities say the militants were cornered at a petrol station in Riyadh, after witnesses spotted what appeared to be them throwing Mr Johnson’s body from their car.

Yet, the body has not been found?  One is forced to wonder, who was dead and when were they dead?

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June 20, 2004 at 6:53 pm

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