Rep. Lamar Smith: Idiot of the day!
Rep. Lamar Smith, the chief sponsor of the ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ (SOPA), has dismissed the opposition to SOPA as illegitimate and of minor importance.
WTF? Have you been paying attention at all to who opposes this bill?
AOL, Boing Boing, Creative Commons, Daily Kos, Disqus, Bay, Etsy, Facebook, foursquare, Google, Grooveshark, Hype Machine, Kickstarter, Kaspersky, LinkedIn, Mozilla, MetaFilter, OpenDNS, O’Reilly, Radar, Reddit, Techdirt, PayPal, Torrentfreak, Tumblr, Twitter, TechCrunch, Yahoo!, Zynga, Scribd, YCombinator, Wikipedia, Reddit, Namecheap, Petzel, ICanHasCheezburger, Quora Embedly, MediaTemple, CloudFlare, StackExchange, Github, Linode, Hostgator, Square, The Huffington Post, Craigslist, ESET, 4chan. Yeah, real light-weights!
Mitt Romney: Sleezeball of the day!
Romney’s recent campaign ad: “If we keep talking about the economy, we are going to lose.”
Oh wait! I’m sorry. That was out of context. Romney’s attack ad actually quoted Obama saying, “If we keep talking about the economy, we are going to lose.”
Oh wait! That too was out of context. Here is Obama’s complete statement from his 2008 campaign: “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, ‘If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.’” Romney’s ad blatantly ‘forgot’ to include the first part of Obama’s quote.
Shame on you, Mitt, for being such an unmitigated asshole. —drego
(source: The Week)
Congress: Idiots of the day!
Congress says pizza is a vegatable
“The final version of the House and Senate’s agriculture spending bill bucks recommendations by the Department of Agriculture to try to make school lunches healthier. The bill counts pizza sauce as a vegetable — as it is now — and resists efforts by the Agriculture Department to limit servings of starchy vegetables and sodium restrictions.” Read more…
Bill O’Reilly: Idiot of the day!
“According to Ford’s Theatre, the historic site that commemorates the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly’s new book about the 16th president, Killing Lincoln, is so factually flawed that it shouldn’t be sold at its bookstore.” Read more…
Pat Robertson: Idiot of the day!
Robertson: Says Oklahoma earthquake is a sign of The End Times
“Back in August, Robertson suggested that the crack in the Washington Monument created by a Virginia earthquake was “a sign from the Lord.” Robertson warned today that the “intensity of earthquake activity” is a Sign of the Times.” Read more…
Donald Trump: Idiot of the day!
Donald Trump “vlogs” about how racist Jon Stewart is: WTF?
Maybe I’m also racist since I don’t see any racism in Stewart’s skewering of Herman Cain’s emerging charges of sexual harassment and general ineptitude. Trump doesn’t bother to provide evidence of racism, he just rants that Stewart (a past harsh critic of Trump) has hurt the African-American community and deserves to be pulled from the air. Read more…
I look forward to Stewart’s reaction on this evening’s Daily Show. —drego
(source: The Week)
Pat Robertson: Idiot of day!
Michele Bachmann: Idiot of the day!
Bachmann miscalculates cost of doctor visit
“When she was a child, [Michele Bachmann] said, a visit to the doctor in Waterloo, Iowa, cost just $5, and people who couldn’t afford that often would receive free care at the physician’s discretion. Such prices and charity care are impossible today, she argued, because of government intervention into the health-care system and the threat of lawsuits. It’s an anecdote — and a political argument — Bachmann has made repeatedly on the campaign trail recently. … [However] a statistical brief compiled last month by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that the average co-pay for a physician’s office visit under employee-sponsored health-care programs in 2010 was $22.82 — 40 percent less than the inflation-adjusted cost of Bachmann’s 1961 doctor’s visit.” Read more…
Jay Leno: Idiot of the day!
“Every year, [the organizer] says, ‘Drive safe’ I’m gonna say, ‘Don’t drive safe.’ I wanna see somebody go down. So it’ll be fun. I want it to be in front or behind me and see a whole row of bikes go down. Get drunk, fall off the road. We’ve all become too damn polite … we haven’t had one incident.”
During the ride, two riders in the rally crashed into a truck and were killed. Read more…
(source: Huffington Post)
Rick Perry: Idiot of the day!
Governor, do you believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States?
I have no reason to think otherwise.
That’s not a definitive, “Yes, I believe he”—
Well, I don’t have a definitive answer, because he’s never seen my birth certificate.
But you’ve seen his.
I don’t know. Have I?
You don’t believe what’s been released?
I don’t know. I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night.
That came up.
And he said?
He doesn’t think it’s real.
And you said?
I don’t have any idea. It doesn’t matter. He’s the President of the United States. He’s elected. It’s a distractive issue.
October 21: Third time’s the charm for The Rapture?
Last evening’s minor earthquakes in the San Francisco bay area may have had Oakland radio preacher Harold Camping crapping in his pants with glee, but once again his prophecy of The Rapture coming today, October 21, fell short. No believers levitating to heaven, no fire, no brimstone. Camping’s failed prophecies of the end of the world: first in 1994, then last May 21, and now October 21. Three strikes and you’re out. Now please STFU! —drego
(source: The Guardian)
Steve Ballmer: Idiot of the day!
Ballmer thinks over 40% of smart phone users are geeky computer sciencetists?
“You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone and you do to use an Android phone… It is hard for me to be excited.”
Hey pinhead! What’s with the sour grapes name calling? —drego
Seattle Pastor Mark Driscoll: Idiot of the day!
“First, masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexual activity, particularly if he’s watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body.”
—Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, from Porn-Again Christian: A Frank Discussion on Pornography & Masturbation for God’s Men
Start the countdown: how long until Driscoll is revealed as a closeted gay? —drego
(source: Dangerous Minds)
Arizona GOP: Idiots of the day!
GOP Raffles Gun in Giffords’s District
“Arizona Democrats are calling on Republicans to cancel a fundraising raffle in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s district where the winner takes home a Glock handgun. Giffords was nearly killed on Jan. 8 by the same weapon in a shooting rampage that killed six and wounded 13 others.” Read more…
(source: The Daily Beast)
Michele Bachmann: Idiot of the day!
Bachmann: Earthquake, hurricane is God telling Washington to cut spending
“Washington, D.C., you’d think by now they’d get the message. An earthquake, a hurricane, are you listening? The American people have done everything they possibly can. Now it’s time for an act of God and we’re getting it.”
Even if said in jest to make a point (as campaign claims), it’s inappropriate and insensitive to the people who’ve suffered through these events. Bachmann, still an idiot! —drego
(source: Christian Science Monitor)