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For years we heard that Paul Ryan was one of the smart Republicans. He would present some complex economic plan, and the Very Serious People would praise it, except for a few spoilsports like Paul Krugman who would actually read it and demonstrate that it made no sense.

Now, as Charles Pierce and many others have pointed out, Ryan has proclaimed that insurance cannot work if healthy people have to pay more to subsidize the sick, which is the way insurance always works.

He is nowhere near alone. Many, many people who get one vote each used it to rid themselves of the scourge of Obamacare only to discover to their shock that doing so would coincidentally remove the ACA that is keeping them alive. (It’s international: “Let’s vote ourselves out of the European Union. OK, now let’s find out what the European Union is.”)

I really don’t want them to lose their health care. Nature punishes stupidity, but the purpose of society is to be less unforgiving than nature. In fact, I’d like all of us to have a real national health system like the first world does, and the worst that would befall the Trump trusters is the galling realization that the colored and the queers have it too.
supergee: (horse's ass)
In an effort to do something stupider than his choice of running mate, John McCain announced that President Obama was “entirely responsible” for the Orlando shootings. He has since walked it back somewhat, explaining the Obama created Daesh by pulling our troops out of Iraq. What our troops were doing in Iraq is presumably an enigma lost in the mists of history and thus not worth discussing.

Voters

Nov. 5th, 2015 05:54 am
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One of my favorite things about being a liberal is that I don’t have to consider people my equals to want them to be treated decently. One example I’ve given is that we should have a single-payer medical system so that no one is financially ruined by illness, even people who’d much rather make sure that queers don’t marry each other. The Rude Pundit makes the same point in his own inimitable sewer-mouthed fashion.
supergee: (horse's ass)
Reddit punishes haters by taking away their ads.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker
supergee: (horse's ass)
Student suspended for possession of a leaf that looked like marijuana.

"Rag head"

Dec. 24th, 2014 07:45 am
supergee: (monkeys)
Americans react to a representative of the nonwhite Islamofascist terrorist cult that wants to take our freedoms (Sikh branch).

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker
supergee: (monkeys)
Parent threatens "shit storm" if his child's World History class mentions *sl*m

ETA: "My kids may not be as stupid as I am, but by God they're going to be every bit as ignorant if I have anything to say about it."
supergee: (breeches)
Utah teacher fired for talking about homophones. Reminds me of the time a woman assigned to set up a corporate training program had to explain to the bigwigs and HR that “pedagogical” does not mean sex with children.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] novapsyche
supergee: (monkeys)
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has never been able to see the irony in his suggestion that every courtroom contain a graven image of the Ten Commandments, is offering us the benefits of a bit more of his ignorance, explaining (if that is the word I am looking for) that the First Amendment covers only Christianity because “Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us.”

Thanx to Charles P. Pierce.
supergee: (monkeys)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX--are we surprised?) says John McCain supported al-Qaeda.

Penny wise

Jun. 1st, 2013 06:27 am
supergee: (horse's ass)
Many years ago Piels Beer, a New York brewery, started an advertising campaign with the comedy team of Bob & Ray portraying the fictional Piel Brothers, Bert & Harry. People loved it; sales shot straight up, and then straight down. It seems that shortly before the ad campaign, a Piels executive had noticed that the company could save money by cutting out a step in the brewing process that all the other companies were doing. Unfortunately, it seems that the step they removed kept the beer from tasting even more like urine.

This sort of corporate anorexia persists. Wal-Mart has cut its staff so much that they're not keeping their shelves well stocked, and it's hurting sales. In that same proud tradition The Chicago Sun-Times has decided it doesn't need photographers.
supergee: (herd)
One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them don't actually know where it is. 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea and Liberia with 4% not willing to venture a guess--Public Policy Polling
supergee: (monkeys)
Planned Parenthood is promoting its gigantic abortion business by tricking young people into wanting sex.

Thanx to Pandagon.
supergee: (monkeys)
Molestation blamed on baby girls not wearing burqas. Two stupid tastes that taste stupid together.

Numbers

Oct. 29th, 2012 07:11 am
supergee: (zoidberg)
I am likely to assume that British Members of Parliament [MPs] are smarter than American Congresspersons, perhaps because I am more familiar with the latter. After some thought, I have decided that the following does not change this belief:
A recent survey by the Royal Statistical Society’s “getstats” campaign asked MPs to give the probability of getting two heads when tossing a coin twice. More than half failed to get the answer correct – including a humiliating three-quarters of Labour MPs.
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