Monday, April 16, 2012

Of Tornados and Stupidity

The sharp increase in the number and intensity of tornados in the midwest has been much in the news lately. The degree of devastation caused by these terrible storms is horrifying and gives cause for reflection on the awesome power of nature.

But there's another sort of wind that, while it doesn't cause the sort of terrible destruction beloved of television newscasts, wreaks havoc in its own insidious way.

I refer, of course, to the totally stupid and unrestrained political rhetoric pouring out of the mouths of politicians who should know better.

The latest example of this mindless stupidity comes from Florida Republican Representative Allen West, who has accused 81 Democratic members of Congress of being members of the Communist Party.

You'd think we'd have learned a lesson about this from the wildly irresponsible excesses of Senator Joe McCarthy's "red scare" in the 1940s and 50s but - alas - this seems not to be the case.

Commentator and political columnist John Avalon has pilloried Reprehensive West's stupidity far better and more eloquently in his article than I can here in the single hour I have to write my post. But as he points out, the fact that a serving member of Congress could utter such irresponsible drivel is of less concern than is the absence of any expressions of outrage on the part of others who should know better. It's all a part of the complete lack of common sense and simple common courtesy that are the hallmarks of our government today - on both sides of the aisle.

Perhaps we need to add a modest but justifiable amount to the Federal deficit that might yield some improvements in our government ... or, at least, in some of the ass clowns we somehow manage to elect to positions of responsibility ...

It couldn't hurt. Because this is what our so-called leadership of both parties has been reduced to ...

If you're not disgusted ... with both sides ... you may as well just call the coroner and have him come and pick you up. Brain death has set in.

Of course, if you're on the extreme right or left, you'd never notice.

Have a good day. Support responsible, thoughtful political speech.

More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

P.S. - in line with my new policy of trying to make this blog a bit more attractive to male readers, I call your attention to this important news story: Huge-Breasted Model, 31, Walks Away from Horror Crash After Her 38KKK Chest Acts as Airbag. Yes, there's a picture. You're welcome.

B.


10 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The absence of much outrage is a symptom of moral exaustion from being too often outraged. It's sad, but sometimes it just seems that the stupidity will never stop.

As for the model, did she once visit Bulgaria? :-)

The Bastard King of England said...

Can there be an effect like Gresham's Law in effect: the stupid politicians driving out the non-stupid ones?

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Wow! Her center of gravity is high enough to make that an unstable load!

Amanda said...

I read that article a few days ago but there was no accompanying picture of the model! Based on that link you included yesterday, I wonder how she managed to get her seat belt on.

Mike said...

Thank you. (Is she a politicians wife?)

The Mistress of the Dark said...

OMG. I had to click the link..how does she walk upright!!!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Now she would make nice trophy wife!

Duckbutt said...

Are people still bing accused of being Communists? That party is so old-fashioned, for the elderly cranks of another era.

Big Sky Heidi said...

The name-calling cartoon pretty well sums it up.

A 38KKK chest! I'll be she just can't go into Vicky's secret to get a bra!

Bilbo said...

Angelique - I'm afraid you are right. And I don't think the model visited Bulgaria...perhaps the Himalayas?

King - I'm sure there's such a law, and it is definitely working.

Elvis - there's definitely a rollover danger there. And as for being a trophy wife, I wonder who has enough room to display a trophy like that!

Amanda - I can only imagine how uncomfortable that seat belt must be.

Mike - wife, no. Girlfriend, probably yes.

Andrea - it must be VERY difficult, and I can only imagine the backaches.

Duckbutt - you're right ... I don't think there are many people who even know what Communism is any more, much less admit to being Communists.

Heidi - did you read the entire article? She was down from a 38MMM (had to undergo a reduction because of infection) ... and she's working her way back up to the MMM a little at a time. Your story, I understand. Hers, not so much.