Sunday, June 07, 2015

This week in stupid (abbreviated version)

In response to Caitlyn Jenner coming out as a woman, Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee wishes he had been able to "pretend" that he was a girl in high school so he could visit their locker room.
“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE,” said Huckabee. “I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’ You’re laughing because it sounds so ridiculous doesn’t it?”  Link
No, we're laughing because you're a clueless git and an asshole.

Minnesota resident Jeff Gullickson posted to Twitter an edited version of Obama's famous "Hope" poster, putting the President's head in a noose as if he had been lynched. Not shockingly, he received some blowback, including the loss of his job.
“My only regret is being called racist when my opinion of the president has more to do with [Obama] being a communist as opposed to being black,” he told MPR News in an email.  Link
Yeah, now you've got it.

The President of the Gun Owners of America group wants to put the Second Amendment into the proper perspective.
“The Second Amendment was designed for people just like the president and his administration,” Pratt said. “And yes, if the New York Times and the Rolling Stone, and whoever else wants to have a hissy fit, yes, our guns are in our hands for people like those in our government right now that think they wanna go tyrannical on us, we’ve got something for ‘em. That’s what it’s all about.”
“The Second Amendment,” he continued, “is not about hunting, it’s not about target shooting, it’s about Democrats who want to take our rights.”  Link
He's definitely got the Founders nailed. The whole idea of the Second Amendment is to allow Republicans to kill Democrats. Read the Constitution, people!

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is not only a terrible person, but he's a creationist.
"Class of 2015, you should not leave Stone Ridge High School thinking that you face challenges that are at all, in any important sense, unprecedented," he said. "Humanity has been around for at least some 5,000 years or so, and I doubt that the basic challenges as confronted are any worse now, or alas even much different, from what they ever were." Link
It's good to know this guy is one of the major decision-makers in our country. American exceptionalism!

And finally, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't want to even pretend to do his job anymore.
"So far, the only judges we've confirmed have been federal district judges that have been signed off on by Republican senators," McConnell said. Asked if he expects that to be the case through 2016, McConnell said, "I think that's highly likely, yeah."  Link
No more judicial confirmations for the President, ever. That seems reasonable.


SJHoneywell said...

In other words, business as usual.

Ipecac said...

It's really amazing how these asshats will spout off on the wrong side of every issue every single time. It's like they're deliberately trying to be as stupid and hateful and ridiculous as possible.