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Saturday, February 15, 2014

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):

Former Canadian Idol contestant’s dinner chat moves from ice cream to ‘violent jihad’ on secret tapes, terrorism trial hears

Geraldo Attacks O’Reilly Over Racist Obama Interview: “What You Did Was Strip Him of His Majesty” (Video)

Accenture, hired to help fix HealthCare.gov, has had a series of stumbles

Breivik’s Confession and the Media’s Silence

Muslim Tries to Apply for Spousal Benefits for 12-Year-Old Wife… in Australia

Government shuts down 11-year-old’s cupcake business

[University of Minnesota] Physical descriptions of crime suspects are racist, black students claim

Some state rebrand controversial Common Core education standards

A Common Core math problem that is positively facepalm-inducing

Boston could prove sympathetic to bombing suspect

Sick Kids Denied Specialty Care Due to Obamacare in Washington [State]

Kerry’s State Dept Spends $150,000 On Art Representing Mecca And The Kaaba

Muslims crucify a dog and a cat to a cross in Malta – in earmarked Islamic territory

John McCain throws tantrum at meeting with Syrian Christian leader

UK: Schoolchildren visit mosque, learn to recite prayers in Arabic

Obama Rewrites ObamaCare: Another day, another lawless exemption, once again for business

Maine’s highest court: Transgender student’s rights were violated: Nicole Maines’ school was wrong to require the fifth-grader to use a unisex bathroom, justices rule in a historic gender-identity decision that could be a model for other states


  1. Continuation of the above comment....I just deleted one such "comment," which consisted of the copying and pasting of at least one entire blog post. Such lengthy "comments" are a waste of the band width that I pay for.

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    1. Post your screeds at your own blog, where nobody is interested enough to comment upon what you have to say.

      Oh, wait! You have one comment at your own blog. Your own comment to one of your own blog posts!

  3. "Boston sympathetic to bombing suspect".

    That's more than a bit misleading. The article mentions a conflict over the death penalty which is certainly true.
    The government may well have been better off demanding life without parole.

    1. I’m not certain I see any logic in a long expensive trial that culminates in a finding of guilty, so that taxpayers can support the convict for the rest of their lives. By support, I mean feeding them, clothing them, providing them with entertainment, and paying for sex change operations, foot bathing stations, and a nice mosque. It is no wonder Moslem extremists think of us as stupid. We are stupid. Well, some of us are stupid –right, Ducky?

    2. Maybe because you are completely unaware of the expense of the appeals process which is much higher than the relatively low cost of life inprisonment.

    3. The argument that the cost of death penalty cases is so expensive that we must choose instead life without parole is pure bunk. The popular argument rests on the notion that a death penalty case will cost about $2 million per case, while life without parole cases can be processed at a cost of only about $1 million per case. Such arguments are predictably false, and here’s why: Justice for All (a justice reform organization) stipulates that death penalty cases are more costly than LWOP cases at the beginning, but over time, the cost to the taxpayer of life without parole sentences exceeds the cost of death penalty cases from between $1.2 and 3.6 million dollars.

      Dr. Edwin H. Sutherland and Dr. Donald R. Cressey, both sociologists at the University of California opined, “It is not cheaper to keep a criminal confined, because most of the time he will appear just as much causing as many costs as a convict under death sentence. Being alive and having nothing better to do, he will spend his time in prison conceiving of ever-new habeas corpus petitions, which being unlimited, in effect cannot be rejected as re judicata. The costs, therefore, are substantially higher.

      Which means that Ducky is once more mouthing the popular rather than the informed scholarly arguments, but we are all used to that by now.

  4. I can't resist interjecting the following:

    Who's stupid? Apparently 1 in 4 Americans:

    ...Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago....

    1. You've got to be kidding, but I've always wondered how our flat Earth doesn't wobble more while going around the Sun.

  5. A good collection of the sad state of our affairs.

  6. Seriously, why did these "STUPID" idiots talk about how bad President Obama is, and want a failure he is but they went and RE-elected him?

  7. Nincompoopery — And Worse, Lets talk about Nincompoopery — And Worse, and about Hypocrisy and Worse! The Lefties are always preaching about “DIVERSITY”... So, one has to wonder why do WHITE liberals seem to ALWAYS move to these particular lily white aera’s where people of the same “WHITE” background gather to live together like, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, or Vermont (the whitest state in the Union, according to the Census) Marin County, California, and I wonder just how many Black live in Chappaqua, where the Clinton’s bought their $11 million mansion “home”! Yes, White liberals are constantly talking about the need for "diversity," but most have no interest in living in neighborhoods with large numbers of blacks are. The ideal society in the liberal mind always seems to be a socialist one which is to say that liberals strive to make the U.S. more like some of the most uniformly white nations in the world.
    The liberal ENFORCERS of Political correctness, and Racial correctness, are very quick to decry the evils of racism, yet they are quite willing to practice it themselves in the form of Affirmative Action, and they are strangely silent when blacks engage in "hate crimes" against whites. Don’t we see that in our headlines all the time! But when Conservatives are increasingly willing to point this out and other hypocrisies of thefar left liberals. I have yet to hear the Kennedys, the Kerrys, or the Obamas, or any member of the liberal elite, move to a place that is truly diverse.. Don’t we constantly hear the racial Left-wing preach their rhetoric about "fairness" and "equality" and "non-discrimination"?
    Is it Obviously clear now why liberals want to call themselves “progressives”......... Or is it?
    What's your thoughts on this AOW?

    1. I've noticed the same: that is, that liberals "self-segregate." Very few liberals whom I personally know live in a diverse area. The most diversity I've seen in their homes is that they often have Latino maids, groundskeepers, etc.

      Several years ago, one of the liberal neighbors here got all wound up when he heard that a black family might be moving in next door to him. I kid you not! This happened shortly before the Civil Rights Movement. This neighbor had been publicly advocating for desegregation, but had a completely different attitude when he thought that desegregation was coming to his "backyard."

      Few of the liberals whom I personally know have diverse gatherings in their own homes. Some of the conservatives whom I personally know do have diverse gatherings in their own homes.

      Anyway, those are my comments for now.

  8. Thanks AOW, I appreciate your comment. But of course, You're preaching to the choir.

    Yes indeedy, liberals are hypocritical, it’s that old story, “do whay i say, not as I do” . The liberal elite are not only hypocritical, and arrogant, but, worst of all, they are self-righteous, and holier than thou! They are willing to tell everyone else what to do and how to do it and come out with their with rules and regulations that apply to everyone else but themselves! They want to re-distribute the wealth but we never see the Kerrys, Kennedys, the obama’s or any other left-wing billionaire’s doing anything of the kind.,.

    These do-gooders are always coming up with their socialist plans for redistributing other people's money and managing other people's lives ie. Michelle Obama’s BS about eating correctly and telling us how we should be raising our kids. The problem is that is all of these schemes are good for the “Gander”, why aren’t they Good of the “Goose”?. We are already giving Welfare, and Food Stamps, and Obamaphones to those who “cannot work” but it seems that those who avoid working are on the backs of the others those who actually do work, and when we “Do Work” and make a good living, we are called names, because we dared to acheive the American Dream, for ourselves and our families. We've got Lefties telling the American people what size sodas they can buy, what lightbulbs, how much they can eat
    Liberals like Barack Obama, and the “Progressives” who follow him live and breathe in contempt, and despise for us Americans that aren’t in line with their Socialist agenda. , They despise what once was normal and decent in America. But these Hypocritical Elitist Liberals would no more live in the heartland or send their kids to a public school than they would RE-Distribute their own wealth! This reminds me of the liberal Democrats made who made their fortunes as slum lords, and became Real estate tycoons, and ambulance-chasers, who became wealthy Attorney’s . Or those who just married for their money does John Kerry come to mind here.

    There's nothing wrong with making money, and i am ALL in favor of that, It’ is indeed the American Dream and of course. Mitt Romney earned every penny of his fortune, and to his credit he has never apologized for his success, nor should he or should anyone else who was fortunate enough and who world for it and obtained their wealth honestly. . But the liberal game to pretend to side with the poor and, by doing so, gain political power so as to further line one's own pockets. In all of this, the liberal elite are utterly cynical. I didn't notice any bottle-washers or cleaning ladies, or gardeners, or dishwashers, attend George Clooney's $40,000-per-person fund-raisers for Obama, nor any middle-class Americans, either. The liberal elite's contempt for the rest of us was palpable when Nancy Pelosi noted that "every week we don't pass a Stimulus bill, 500 million Americans lose their jobs," or when in 2004 Teresa Heinz Kerry called Elizabeth Edwards a "mother earth person" who still had a brain.

  9. "Boston could prove sympathetic to bombing suspect"

    Makes you wonder why they even bothered taking him alive. The alternative would have saved MILLIONS!

  10. Why does it bother people that Geraldo Rivera said something stupid? He does that all the time! .
    Geraldo is an idiot and O Reilly gave obama much more respect than he deserves!

    O'Reilly showed a lot more respect for the Officeof the president than Obama ever has!

  11. Obama has been knocking, and minimizing the Republicans, the Tea Party people, white people (as does Michelle), and Fox News, and Conservative Talk radio hosts and their listeners since his first month in office. Remember Obama's remarks about "Republicans clinging to their Guns and Bibles", and about telling his supporters to "get in their face" and "take a gun to a knife fight". And that if the republicans won’t go along with him, he will go it alone!
    It is about time someone ask this community organizer about his policies. If being a community organizer is "disrespectful comment" he should not have told the world that was his profession prior to being elected into office. . If that is such a dishonorable profession he should not have been one. George Washington was a farmer, Abe Lincoln was a dirt farmer also, Jimmy Carter was a nut farmer. Obama was a community organizer.
    Damn, why can the liberals dish out "minimizing tactics" on ALL major TV networks and major Newspapers, Government Radio/TV (NPR). Heck, liberals published a book about how to eliminate a Republican President, and now Geraldo wants us to bow down to the American ruler who is the Democrat party.
    Personally, I think that It's a crime against our intelligence to call Geraldo a journalist!
    Geraldo believes that President Obama is president of everybody else except white guys. Otherwise, he would never have made that lame analogy. For better or worse, Obama is the only US president at the moment, and O'Reilly showed him exactly the respect he deserves; and he got some of the questions on the table with answers that everybody deserves. It would have been the greater disrespect for Americans to have done otherwise. Geraldo sounds like he is kissing up to his chances of scoring his own interview.


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