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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Nincompoopery — And Worse

(Weekend roundup post.   For the definition of nincompoop, see THIS in the Urban Dictionary. Commenters are encouraged to post links that tell of more nincompoopery)

Links to read (more possibly added as the weekend progresses):

Guess who spent July 4 at the White House? [additional information]

Obama To Propose Powering Africa With . . . Electric Soccer Balls

Egypt’s Morsi linked to Benghazi

Washington State Considers Using Porta-Potties To Promote Obamacare

Surge in 'digital dementia'

Democrats are trying to suppress the confusion and hide the cost of ObamaCare

Metro threatens Phantom Planter with arrest if he tends his Dupont Circle station flowers

The President’s Climate Action Plan – the good, the bad, and the ugly

U.S. officials don't know how much secret material Snowden took

'Faces of Global Terrorism' bus ads being pulled

WaPo Fact Checks Pelosi’s Claim Employer Mandate “Was Not Delayed” … Gives Her 3 Pinocchios, Says She’s “Denying Reality”

With thanks to FreeThinke:

Aaron Hernandez jersey now a collectible

Rise in gay homeless people threatens San Francisco's name as gay-friendly mecca

Extremist Site Shames Ex-Vegan ‘Traitors’ for Carnivorous Cravings

Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg: A Few Inappropriate Remarks


  1. Digital dementia... I like the label. :)

  2. The Aaron Hernandez jersey article is very misleading. There have been a few on e-bay but the Pats ran a return program which gave you a Pats jersey of your choice for your Hernandez jersey and there was a very large response.

    You may have some interest from bagers wanting the jersey but it's very limited.

  3. Love the source on that July 4th White House visit article: Name: Carl in Jerusalem.

    Sillier than Frontpage or Breitfart.

  4. Still wearing your Bill's "Simpson" jersey, duckman?

  5. ...or did he steal it back at gunpoint in Vegas?

  6. I wear either my old Varitek or a Pedroia, Farmer.

  7. Digital Dementia. It sort of rolls off the tongue doesn't it? I noticed this a while back with our grandson.
    Of course I noticed it with myself also. Why remember numbers, addresses phone numbers, when you have it all down in your phone at the touch of a button.

    Oops, what happens when the phone dies?

    Same thing with spell-check, we don't need to know how to spell.

    We don't need to know history or anything else, we can simply do a Google search and have all answers at our fingertips.

    Dumbing ourselves down. Electronics go out, we would be lost.

    That is a great article, but it doesn't go far enough.

    Kids and adults are having physical problems because they sit at the computer / TV too long in the same position.

    My hubby used to make fun of people we would see when we went out, hands grasping their smart phones as if their lives depended on it.

    Heads looking down, not paying attention to others, not having face-to-face conversations, so afraid they might miss a FaceBook comment, text, email, update, whatever. Like it is all so earth-shattering.

    We now have the latest Droid DNA (thought about iPnones, but...)

    Now my hubby has turned into one of those people he made fun of.

    Laptop at home. Phone on the go. Phone on 24 hours a day. First thing in the morning check the phone, last thing at night, check the phone.

    Right Truth

  8. I saw your headlines and can't bring myself to look at the information. ARE YOU KIDDING MEEEE?

    And now we're learning that yet another FLA employee is being FIRED for trying to tell the truth in the Trayvon Martin case?
    AOW...I really do think we're worse than a Banana Republic now.

    And there's poor Ducky slamming information he doesn't like by slamming the source that published it. The left just HAS to wake up and realize that smart Americans used to hear BOTH sides then decide.
    I just got an email saying that protesters are being bused to the trial for protests...I need to Google that. GOD HELP US ALL.

  9. How nice that Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Alharb (we call him 'Alphabet' for short) could join us for July 4th activities at the Big Plantation House. I'm sure Flag Day has a special meaning for him, too.


    Bathhouse Barry proposes generating electric power in Africa with... soccer balls? That ought to keep the kids busy when they're not dodging bullets from the Is-salami fruitcakes. Solyndra, anyone?


    Aww Naww! Egypt’s Morsi linked to Benghazi? Say it ain't so, Joe.


    Using Porta-Potties to promote Obamacare is... is... is... words fail me on this one. Someone did sum it up best: "I can’t think of a more fitting place to tout Obamacare."

    It hangs right in there with making Porta-Potties the national shrine to Hanoi Jane Fonda.


    Speaking of: Has Benghazi died its slow, natural death as did Fast and Furious and... the list goes on?

  10. I'm sorry but one of these makes perfect sense to me: "Washington State Considers Using Porta-Potties To Promote Obamacare"


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