Friday, September 21, 2007

So much stupidity, so little time!

I don't know if these things actually clump up or if I think I'm noticing a pattern that's just not there, but it seems like the bloggers are reporting on an unusual number of clueless people today.

First there are the these goobers, who were so freaked out by Kathy Griffin's Emmy speech that they threw a $90,000 fit (and how much you want to bet these are some of the same people who are freaking out over MoveOn's Petraeus ad?).

Then we have the increasing visibility of willfully ignorant flat-earthers -- they've now got one on The View, which is apparently a very popular daytime TV show. Never mind taking her kid to the library, this girl needs to visit a library herself!

Of course, we've also got men vying for the presidency who are just as proudly ill-informed, and now another presidential candidate has left his audience scratching their heads. Perhaps someone needs to let Rudy know that George Bush got where he is in life, not because he is stupid, but in spite of that fact. Emulate someone else, Rudy!

But then this takes the cake. Check out the tidbit Mark Morford found about the evangelical Christian right:
Apparently, Bush's GOP has let them down. They have not been content with BushCo's anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-sex, pro-abstinence, anti-women, anti-science, pro-war, God-hates-Islam stance, nor have they been content with having their trembling hands around the throat of the preceding Republican Congress for half a decade and clearly they have been insufficiently humiliated by the happy slew of right-wing preachers and politicians who've been revealed as meth-loving, restroom-lurking, boy-fetishizing gay hypocrites.

According to the new plan, any current GOP candidate who now wants the valuable evangelical vote will have to prove himself not merely guided by conformist religious zealotry in all things (Hi, Mitt!), but will have to prove his unflappable support for the GOP stance in key issues across the evangelical board, primarily regarding the Big Duo: abortion rights and gay rights. Or, more specifically, the total annihilation of both.
Of course, as Morford points out, the good news is that these people are in the process of rendering themselves irrelevant.


May they do so sooner, rather than later.

UPDATE: add this to the list.

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