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  good guy with a gun etc. etc.

Darwin Award Winner Asks Friend To Shoot Bulletproof Vest He’s Wearing. You’ll Never Guess What Happens Next!

We are fond of quoting the judge in the novel and film Nobody’s Fool, who said of a case in which an overeager cop fired his gun, “You know my feelings about arming morons. You arm one, you’ve got to arm them all, otherwise it wouldn’t be good sport.” For some reason we seem to have lots of occasions to think of this quote. Like today, when we read this story. A South Carolina man who donned a bulletproof vest and asked a friend to shoot him was lethally wounded when his friend followed through on the request, authorities said. Responsible gun ownership strikes again! Read more on Darwin Award Winner Asks Friend To Shoot Bulletproof Vest He’s Wearing. You’ll Never Guess What Happens Next!…
  they were all in love with dying they were doing it in texas

Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg Breaks Glass Stupid Ceiling, Declares Rape Kit = Abortion

Have you had just about enough of ignorant GOP men saying incredibly stupid, clueless things about rape and abortion? Well so has Texas state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Shut It Down), who obviously decided it was time for GOP women to get in on the act. During debate over a bill that would close most of the state’s clinics that perform abortions, Laubenberg argued against an exemption for victims of rape and incest, dumbsplaining that such an exception isn’t needed, because “in the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out,” she said, incorrectly comparing the procedure to collect physical evidence after a sexual assault to an abortion. “The woman had five months to make that decision, at this point we are looking at a baby that is very far along in its development.” Read more on Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg Breaks Glass Stupid Ceiling, Declares Rape Kit = Abortion…
  worst ted talk evar

Nugent To Attend State Of The Union; Living Will Envy The Dead

Let’s say you’re a guy who invited a President of the United States to “suck on my machine gun,” predicted that if the same president were reelected, you would be “dead or in jail” within the year, and has fantasized about overthrowing the government. You probably would not expect to be invited to any of that president’s big events, would you? Well, not by that president, at least. Happily, if you are regarded as kind of a hero for saying such things, maybe a member of Congress would invite you to attend the State of the Union Address with him? Nahh, nobody would be that stupid, would they? Or maybe they would, if that Congressional fan is Texas Rep. Steve Stockman (R-LoveGrenade), and who thinks Barack Obama needs a good impeachin’ for suggesting that we should make sure that criminals and crazy people not be allowed to buy guns. Read more on Nugent To Attend State Of The Union; Living Will Envy The Dead…
  Isn't One Sekrit Muslin Enough?

Latest Wingnut Meme: CIA Nominee Brennan Is Secret Muslim Infil-Traitor, Just Like In That ‘Homeland’ Teevee Show

OK, Wingnutosphere — just knock it off. We are no longer accepting new nominations for “Least Plausible Conspiracy Theory,” so can you just give it a rest now, please? The latest contender is a claim making the rounds about how John Brennan, Barack Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, secretly converted to Islam while he served in Saudi Arabia, and that he was recruited as an intelligence asset for foreign terrorists, to whom he passed government secrets! This information comes from a completely credible source on national security, a guy who was a guest on on a right-wing radio show last week. Is the guy, John Guandolo, credible? You bet! He’s an actual FBI agent! Well, former FBI, because before he became a fixture in the anti-Muslim-paranoia industry, he resigned from the FBI before he could be fired for sexytime with a witness in a case he was working. If you can’t trust a virile Patriot like that, who can you trust? Read more on Latest Wingnut Meme: CIA Nominee Brennan Is Secret Muslim Infil-Traitor, Just Like In That ‘Homeland’ Teevee Show…
  A Potpourri of Popery

‘Leftists’ Say Mean Things About Saintly Pope: A Children’s Treasury Of Instant Butthurt

So, as you know, the Pope went all Brave Sir Robin today, but apparently it is very, very uncivil to make jokes about The Impressive Clergyman, or to mention that the institution he has led since 2005 has had a bit of a problem with kiddy-diddling priests. Almost as soon as the news was announced, there was a second wave of blog posts decrying the mean, terrible, awful things that “leftists” were saying about the Pope, because leftists and secularists are monsters. Our working theory is that, since it’s been 600 years since a Pope departed St. Peter’s any other way than feet-first, then saying unkind things about a man in a dress quitting his job is exactly as offensive as mocking the dead. So, please, people, a little respect — Ratzi isn’t even in the ground yet! (And it will be awfully hard for them to dig the grave if too many of us have already pissed on the spot.) Read more on ‘Leftists’ Say Mean Things About Saintly Pope: A Children’s Treasury Of Instant Butthurt…
  We The Livid

To Promote Freedom, Idaho Senator Wants To Require All Students To Read ‘Atlas Shrugged’

To make a point about government efficiency or something, an Idaho state senator has introduced a bill that he has no intention of actually passing. The proposal would require all Idaho high school students to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and pass a test on it in order to graduate. The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports that state Sen. John Goedde, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, had a perfectly objective (ha-ha!) reason for wanting all high school students to read Rand: When Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, asked Goedde why he chose that particular book, Goedde said to laughter, “That book made my son a Republican.” Read more on To Promote Freedom, Idaho Senator Wants To Require All Students To Read ‘Atlas Shrugged’…
  Touch Monkeys

Earth’s Sentient Population Urges John McCain To Just Shut The Hell Up Already, Please

Poor dumb (clueless? Nahh, definitely dumb) old man John “That One” McCain simply does not see why anyone is making a fuss over his simple little joke calling Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a monkey, because for god’s sake, people, it is a JOKE and also did you notice that Iran is our enemy? And it’s always OK to call the enemy a monkey, so will you all just LIGHTEN UP, people! It is not racist to call a dirty foreign leader a monkey, also, look at all the people comparing George Bush to a chimp, dammit you people I didn’t spend FIVE AND A HALF YEARS in a slope gook dink POW camp to put up with being called a racist! Read more on Earth’s Sentient Population Urges John McCain To Just Shut The Hell Up Already, Please…