I’ve recently given a lot of thought to the subject of cluelessness.
After consulting various historians, philosophers, artists, and theologians, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two states of cluesslessness:
1) Cluelessness as an aberration.
2) Cluelessness as a pathology
The first state of cluelessness is familiar to all of us in that each of us from time to time has fallen victim to our own humanity. In other words, everyone makes mistakes. President Bush falls into this category. I myself have been known to be clueless at times, especially when it comes to trying to figure out what makes women tick. Why would Sue get so upset that I’d rather stay inside to watch the Cubs-White Sox showdown than go outside and do yardwork in 95 degree heat? Was this a trick question? And yet, when she gave me the “choice” what I wanted to do, I didn’t realize that the choice was in fact, no choice at all but a test. If I really loved her, I’d give up the biggest game of the year to help her weed, hoe, water, and care for her extensive garden.
Like I said, I can be clueless at times.
The second state of cluelessness is easier to spot. It includes all Hollywood types, some conservatives, most liberals, and both political parties. It is cluelessness as a disease; incurable, virulent, but thankfully not catching.
Most of today’s Carnival of the Clueless entries fall into this category. So let’s get to this week’s mayhem!
“GROW old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made”
“Browning never had to do yardwork in 95 degree heat, I’ll bet.”
Raven of And Rightly So (Welcome back! Where’s the beer?) targets opponents of having balanced PBS programming. Raven’s piece begs the question; why is it okay to have a liberal Democrat as President of PBS but a dangerous precedent when a Republican is named?
Josh Cohen of Multiple Mentality , in the first of several diatribes against the execrable Supreme Court Kelo decision sums it up nicely in the title to his post: “The Constitution has Officially been Crapped on.”
You may have heard that the lovely Pamela from Atlas Shrugs is now also blogging at Trey Jackson’s excellent site Jackson’s Junction. She has a lot more on the Iranian elections including some gruesome but eye opening pictures proving again that the religious nutcases in charge of that country are among the most clueless humans on the planet.
Giacomo of Joust the Facts has the skinny on Fred Phelps, the baptist preacher who attends funerals of soldiers to make the claim that they “were cast into hell to join many more dishonorable Americans” – ostensibly because 9/11 was punishment from God for our tolerance of homosexuality. Whatever happened to the time honored American tradition of tarring, feathering, and hoisting this lickspittle onto a rail and riding him out of town?
From the “You’re not going to believe this department” Maggie’s Farm tells us about Ethnomathmatics. Gee…I always wanted to learn how to count like the Mayans. Bird Dog adds in an email “I just think of Mayan Math and wonder if that will build a bridge I am willing to drive my Explorer over. Or my tractor.” Good point…
Matt Johnston of Going to the Mat shows us that education bureaucrats aren’t only clueless, they’re dishonest to boot. I was never any good at math – but then I’m not in charge of dispensing tens of millions of dollars in federal aid either.
Cao of Cao’s Blog links us to an ad from Moooveon to support Dick Durbin in his fight against the forces of darkness. Too bad the moonbats never saw that other Dick coming – Dick Daley – otherwise, they could have saved themselves a lot of money.
BeeJay of What Would Hollywood Do brings us news of a possible Warren Beatty run for Governor in 2006. Can someone who’s portrayed both Dick Tracy and American communist John Reed actually think he has a chance? As Beejay says…Only in Hollywood!
More Hollywood “Tom” foolery from Northstar at The People’s Republic of Seabrook. Is Tom Cruise nuts? Or just clueless? The title of the post answers the question: “No, I’m not a psychiatrist, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night….” (Hee!)
Congratulations to Mark at Decision ‘08 who really works hard to find the truly clueless. This week, he highlights Eric Hobsbawm’s ridiculous article in The Guardian entitled “America’s Neo-Conservative World Supremacists Will Fail” ( I wonder if Wolfowitz beat his wife today?) and points out the truly clueless company Mr. Hobsbawm keeps.
GM Roper at GM’s Corner has solved the mystery of John Conyer’s missing turkeys (the ones intended for the poor that “disappeared” from his office last Christmas). You’ll never guess where he found them!
Blogbud The Maryhunter from TMH Bacon Bits takes the Euro lefties apart with a post about how the moonbats not only sympathize with the beheaders and torturers in Iraq, but actively support them with donations.
Satire from My Blogsite is so good I took the two posts he submitted this week. The first one is called “Wal-Mart To Demolish The Supreme Court For A New Super Supreme Center.” The second one is “Do you Want to be Google’s Pal?”
Finally, my own entry this week is also on the Kelo decision and it’s called “God Bless our (Banana) Republic.”