Skip to comments.The Week in Liberal Stupid
Posted on 08/05/2012 4:37:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
Every attempt to find the dumbest thing in liberal world this week just led to another, and another, each dumber than the last. Picking just one to rant about became a task of epic proportions, so two of them it is.
In no particular order…
The name Adam Smith has a storied history, particularly in economics. Now, that name has a smudge on it thanks to Adam Smith of Arizona. This Mr. Smith became infamous on Wednesday for his uncontrollable hatred for anyone who might disagree with him on the issue of gay marriage. That’s fine. Far be it from me to attempt to deny him that which he seeks to deny others – the right to their opinion. But, in this reality TV/YouTube age where nothing is worth unless the world sees it, Smith decided everyone on Earth needed to see just how enlightened he is, so he filmed his “activism.”
What he thought would be seen as a triumphant moment for progressives ended up being what it was – a middle-aged man misdirecting his irrational anger over a difference of opinion towards a teenager simply trying to make a buck at her local fast-food restaurant. Anyone watching it could see how disgraceful it was…except Adam Smith, who had to have watched it before he uploaded it to the Web.
Within a day, the controversy had blown up. Smith got what he was seemingly after, to be famous. But he got something else … something he clearly was unprepared for.
Smith was fired from his job the next day and, shell-shocked, issued a video apology to the girl he attacked for daring to work for a corporation run by a man whose thoughts differed from his.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for Smith, he did lose his job. But he did it to himself. I got the same feeling when I saw former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte celebrate a touchdown by headbutting a wall and giving himself a concussion. You just look at it and think, “What the hell did you expect? A parade?”
There are no “middle-aged men being mean to teenage girls” trading cards, so it’s not really a skill he could have marketed. Which is too bad because he could use a job about now.
On the bigger issue of being mad at a company over the opinions of the guy at the top, I say this: Get a life! If you need validation of your sexual orientation, or anything about yourself, from a fast-food restaurant, there isn’t enough therapy in the world to help you. That being said, if Best Buy ever comes out against white socks with black low-top Converse Chuck Taylor’s I’m going to lose it on the Geek Squad!
In politics, as in life, you can tell a lot about people by who they choose to lead them. For example, Republicans in the Senate chose Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. He’s a perfectly fine human being, but not the most conservative nor the most charismatic, by any measure. So, you get what you get with someone like that – he’s good most of the time, particularly when he’s going to lose a vote anyway, but he’s quick to cut the legs out from under people in his own party when it suits his needs (see the debt ceiling debate a few years ago).
Then you have the Democrats.
For their leader, they chose Nevada’s Harry Reid. Reid is a member of the old school Congress – someone who came to Washington with relatively modest means and somehow, through curious “land deals” with shady characters, managed to become a multi-multi-millionaire while being a “public servant.” The “old school” I was referring to was the time of nearly open graft in the late 19th and early 20th century.
And it’s not just Reid’s malleable ethics on personal financial issues; his character leaves a lot to be desired. That Democrats would choose him for their leader says a lot about their character.
When I worked in the Senate, I had two senators tell me Sen. Reid was the most untrustworthy man they’d ever known. They told me this in private conversations, so I won’t say who they are. But both had been in Congress a long time, so this was saying something.
This week Reid says he received a phone call from a “credible source,” who claims knowledge of Mitt Romney’s taxes from his days at Bain Capital and claims Romney paid zero taxes for the better part of a decade. By the time Reid told the Huffington Post about this, he had “a number of sources” claiming Romney paid no taxes. But he wouldn’t elaborate.
Not content with the ink and airtime his first round of BS got, Reid took to the Senate floor to claim “the word is out” that Romney hasn’t paid any taxes. So a single source had become “a number of sources” in one day. A day later, the “number of sources” became “the word is out,” as in everybody knows. The “word” came “out” from him. But did the media ever ask about this? Did the media ever let journalism get in the way of good rumor-mongering when it comes to attacking Republicans? Of course not.
Given the studies recently that show the connection between head trauma and long-term effects on brain function, perhaps Sen. Reid’s days as a boxer are catching up to him. Or maybe he’s just a pederast.
You may be asking yourself, “What?!?!?” Well, I’ve heard some rumors Harry Reid is a pederast. These are made-up rumors on Twitter, clearly presented as such … but I heard them. I can’t tell you where I first heard this rumor because I don’t remember. There were a lot of people spreading it, though. Sen. Reid refuses to address the rumor.
More curiously, Romney has come out and said Reid’s accusations against him are BS. But Reid has yet to comment on whether he’s a pederast.
Again, I have no proof Senator Harry Reid has a strange sexual attraction to young boys or whether he’s acted on his perversion, I’m just relaying what I’ve heard. Sen. Reid said, in the great liberal tradition of Republicans being guilty until proven innocent, it’s up to Romney to prove he paid taxes (even though the IRS seems strangely satisfied that he has). Under that thinking, it’s up to Sen. Reid to prove he isn’t a serial pederast.
Dave Sirota is a writer who (apparently) has written a couple of books about something progressive or other. He is the kind of guy who wakes up every day and randomly calls someone in the third-world to apologize for being an American. Well Dave, the rest of us feel the same way…about you.
The title of his piece (of …) on Salon, “Don’t chant U.S.A.! It’s liberal Americans’ Olympic dilemma: How do they root for their countrymen without being jingoistic?” tells you everything you need to know about Sirota … except that he doesn’t have a long gray ponytail (at least not now). There’s more stupid in this piece than I have the energy to convey. It perfectly encapsulates the liberal mindset. Imagine Brittney Spears pontificating on the meaning of life, square it, and you’re getting in the zip code.
He’s proof of what I call “Michael Stipe’s Disease.” Named after the lead singer of band REM, Stipe always seemed just miserable. Not because of anything going on in his life, but because someone, somewhere was suffering. It’s a tragic disease that afflicts liberals, causing them to sit around coffee houses with their laptops and Charles Bukowski books and judge anyone who smiles or laughs. They often can be overheard saying things like, “I don’t know how you can sit there laughing when people are being killed/going hungry/suffering in whatever the liberal cause celebre country of the moment is. They’re also the people who talk constantly about how race doesn’t matter, that we need to move beyond it, but manage to keep a mental spreadsheet of the ancestry of everyone they’ve met and mention what kind of hyphenated-American they are in every story they tell. In short – jerks.
Tragic…and couldn’t happen to nicer people.
That is all, go about your week.
Good Post. Hard not to agree with it.
Love the title!
Good post indeed. Could be a regular weekly feature!
Interesting comment about older men with ponytails. Are there any conservative males with ponytails? There must be a few. I’ll admit the only males I’ve known with ponytails were unabashed libs.
>> Stipe always seemed just miserable
A T shirt showed a bunch of red faces with smiles and one frowning blue face. The caption: SPOT THE LIBERAL
These people are nothing but spoiled rotten children thinking the world owes them something. Now they're going to go into their convention with a "gay marriage" platform? Liberals will always cause their OWN downfall. It's almost as if they just cast aside any inherent form of common sense and fall googly eyed in love with deception!
Go head, take a bite. It's good stuff, you will not surely die!
My bet is Reid received the call from Mary Mapes.
The call was fake but accurate.
I can’t wait to get back to earlier times when the liberals were on the outside.
Then we can discuss important issues like who outed Valerie Plame and who authorized the pouring of a beaker of water on that terrorist.
Well, there’s Ted Nugent, but that goes back a ways - and then again the Nuge can pull off pretty much any look he’d fancy.
But even worse than the standard ponytails are the “dork tails” - little mini pony tails, usually tied up with a rubber band, that some of these a-holes sport, especially in academia. I don’t even think Nugent could get away with one of those.
So much stupid, so little time..
Mostly true what you say; however I do have an ex-Navy, hardcore conservative son with a ponytail. I think it’s more of 1776 thing.
Column made me laugh so hard I had to change my panties.
I assume that Romney ran his returns by that reid connected retard at Bain...//NOT// I want to see reid’s tax returns, which he has never released...
“Ill admit the only males Ive known with ponytails were unabashed libs.”
Ted Nugent doesn’t act very liberal.
Although presidential & founding father hairstyles (including facial hair) could fill book.
But I don’t know Nugent personally. And Ted is a celebrity, although I guess they count. I’m interested to know how many average conservative guys have them.
BTW, I do know him, he used to be my neighbor.
I live in Tucson. Mr. Smith epitomizes the prevailing cultural and political sentiments in this town.
Read our newspaper and know what happens when “progressives” run the town.
Multiculturalism run amok. Shootings, security at every major business. Fear. Anger. Mexican American studies promotors (read that hate mongers for America and Gringos)pounding on the windows of Tucson Unified School Board president’s home frightening his grandparents. Illegal immigrants doing whatever they like in a sanctuary city. Millions of dollars in missing monies from a renewal project. Weeds in the streets. Potholes not repaired. All people in power talking in that soft progressive voice,in my opinion which is used to make you feel like they won’r hurt a flea while they destroy the very culture that made their survival possible. This while the Anglo looking people walk around with gray pony tails on the men and gray buns on the females, both in Mephisto shoes looking guilty or apologetic for something. Being from that Western culture that built this country? Sad.
I don’t know. I’m pretty conservative. Downright Neandertal, in fact.
I have short gray hair. But when I retire, I plan to let it grow anf grow a beard. Might put it in a ponytail.
They always forget that they had to run very far to the right to win in most areas and especially nationally. Then they govern far left.
Like Rush says “Libs always overreach”.
I would say it "couldn't happen to more DESERVING people". ;o)
Is there a difference?
Very good one.
I used to work at a place where one of my co-workers was in his mid-30s or so, and he had a ponytail. He was "Mr Suave & Debonaire" quite the ladies man. We weren't particularly impressed. We referred to his ponytail as his "handle" and noted how convenient it would be if he ever went to prison.