Stupid Is As Stupid Does…

September 21, 2011


(Illustration found here).

Fifty percent of the US political system is eaten completely up with hardcore dumb ass — and to make it even far worse, apparently that half don’t give a shit.
Not only do Republicans have no sense of government, they are allowing the most-horrendous problem this earth and its inhabitants have ever faced in all of history to get much, much worse — climate change.
And they act like that cartoon above — either they’re asshole liars or they’re just plain, friggin’ stupid.
Crazed-face Michele Bachmann wants to bring back $2-gallon gas and in turn liquidate the US EPA because its a “job killer;” Loony Texas Gov. Rick Perry don’t believe in no global warming, despite his state burning alive as climate change is “still a scientific theory that has not been proven … [and] is more and more being put into question.”
And that’s just two of the GOPers with the biggest and most-stupidest mouth. (stupidest?)

Bill Clinton says the GOPers are worse than stupid and making the rest of the entire world get a big laugh out of US peoples — he thinks it’s no laughing matter.
From CBS News:

“I mean, it makes us – we look like a joke, right?
You can’t win the nomination of one of the major parties in the country if you admit that the scientists are right?
That disqualifies you from doing it? You could really help us there,” Clinton said.
“We need the debate in America and every country between people who are a little bit to the right and people who are a little bit to the left about what the best way is to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, what is the best, most economical way to do it, what will get more done quicker,” he continued.
“So if you want to save the planet, the best way to rebuke the global warmers is to be able to point to every single solitary community to a specific example where changing the way we produce and consume energy increased, not decreased, employment.”

Clinton tells US citizens: “If you’re an American, the best thing you can do is to make it politically unacceptable for people to engage in denial.”
Just don’t be stupid.

Despite dumb, stupid is worse than dull, it always survives.
A look at stupid from Science 2.0 (h/t The Big Picture), which examines ‘The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity,’ a 1976 essay by Italian economic historian Carlo Cipolla — and The first basic law of human stupidity asserts without ambiguity that: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.
Other thoughts on stupid:

“A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.”
“Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals.
In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.”

Which leads to Hanlon’s razor, an over-look at stupid: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

In the case of the bat-shit crazy Republicans, however, there is malice a forethought  — made real by big oil money and bad journalism.

Last week, Eric Alterman at The Nation looked at stupidity in US media.
Even with the obvious on global warming and the rest of the entire world seeking some solution, MSM peoples are locked in the same dumb-ass, stupid and airless room as the GOP:

No less alarming is that this stupidity is apparently contagious.
The men and women who inhabit the upper reaches of the US media (and pull down the multimillion-dollar salaries) appear to believe that to do their jobs properly, they must make themselves behave like idiots in order to be “fair” to the Republicans and their idiotic ideas.

The great irony of the above is that it’s hard to imagine even any Wisconsin public school fifth grader uttering such errant and obvious nonsense.
To be fair, however, nobody’s paying them the big bucks to “balance” the insanity of America’s ascendant right wing with, um… real life.

And like the truly stupid, the GOP nit-twits might be moving the mass of US peoples in the right direction.
From Reuters:

More Americans than last year believe the world is warming and the change is likely influenced by the Republican presidential debates, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said on Thursday.
The percentage of Americans who believe the Earth has been warming rose to 83 percent from 75 percent last year in the poll conducted Sept 8-12.

As Americans watch Republicans debate the issue, they are forced to mull over what they think about global warming, said Jon Krosnick, a political science professor at Stanford University.
And what they think is also influenced by reports this year that global temperatures in 2010 were tied with 2005 to be the warmest year since the 1880s.
“That is exactly the kind of situation that will provoke the public to think about the issue in a way that they haven’t before,” Krosnick said about news reports on the Republicans denying climate change science.

What, me stupid?

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