Summer in the Midwest has arrived with a vengeance as heat, humidity, and electricity bills are all on the rise. Also arriving, as if on cue, are what we used to call “The DC Follies.” It seems that as the temps rise in Washington, D.C. there is a direct correlation with the amount of cluelessness exhibited by its hot and bothered denizens.
The most obvious manifestation of this phenomena is the scandal-that-has-yet-to-be-named involving Karl Rove (has something of a clue), Valerie Plame (clueless, but cute), and Joe Wilson (clueless, not cute, and a lying SOB to boot). But the clueless cohort of Wilson-Plame has got nothin’ on the Washington press corps. As the Captain has pointed out on several occasions this week, both reporters and columnists who continue to lionize the lying lickspittle Wilson need to take a remedial reading course so that they can write the facts instead of the spin they concocted to protect the CIA errand boy and pass him off a some kind of “whistleblower.”
But to understand what the weather does to the inhabitants of the swamp along the Potomac, one need look no further than Republican Congressman Tom (nuke ‘em all and let God sort ‘em out). Tancredo’s completely clueless remarks about what the US should do if hit by a terrorist nuke. His solution? Bomb Mecca! Not only does Tancredo’s cluelessness extend to a problem with “enemy identification” in that as of now, we are not at war with the Saudis but he also has a small problem with arithmetic in that he would seem to prefer having one billion angry Muslims as enemies rather than the relative handful we’re facing now. This brings to mind the old Russian joke about a potential war with China:
On the first day of the war, the Russians killed 50 million Chinese.
On the second day of the war, the Russians killed 100 million Chinese.
On the third day of the war, the Russians killed 200 million Chinese.
On the fourth day of the war, the Russisans surrendered.
So hats off to Tom Tancredo! The effort put forth to appear that clueless in public deserves recognition!
“‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”
“I wonder if Honest Abe was thinking of Michael Moore when he said that.”
Don Surber has one of those “Ripley Believe it or Not” posts that describes the new “environmentally friendly” building named for former KKK Kleagle Senator Robert Byrd. This is a really, really environmentally friendly structure.
Remember Muqtada al-Sadr? You may recall he thought his Mahdi militia could take on the United States Marines in Najaf? You may also recall what a truly clueless idea that was. Giacomo of Joust the Facts has an interview with the moonbat that’s a must read.
As the lovely Pamela from Atlas Shrugs points out, if the cluebats who put Live8 on would listen to Africans about what Africa needs, maybe they would have done a little bit more than just have a bunch of overpaid, overstuffed celebrities mug for the cameras.
Some “Torturous Investigating” at Willisms that takes on a favorite theme of moonbats that putting a thong on someone’s head is an egregious violation of human rights. I prefer issues of National Geographic – you know, the ones with pictures of island women from the 1960’s?
The Pirate’s Cove has the latest cluelessness from Hilliary. I hope for her sake that she’s leaving a trail of bread crumbs as she continues her quixotic journey from far left to the center. She’s still got a long way to go.
Tom Bowler at Libertarian Leanings has the skinny on the “International Convention of Moonbats” or as it was curiously renamed “Campus Progress National Student Conference.” This is where Paul Begala uttered the immortal words “Republicans want to kill me!” No cure for that kind of cluelessness.
Evil Otto (instead of Pink Kitty who I originally gave attribution) at Machine Overlords has some pretty strong words for LA Times moonbat Joel Stein who not only likes to pose with dolls but also has some unkind words for Harry Potter. Stein should pick on someone whose intellect matches his own…like Barbie.
I’ve only got one question for Ferdy the Cat...How do you get your little paws around the microphone to do The Conservative Cat Podcast? I would hope that Bruce gives you a helping hand, although I realize the difficulty in training us dummy humans. Maybe if you gave him a cheeseball…
Van Helsing of Moonbattery has some strong words for Oliver Stone and his outer rim ideas about 9/11. I don’t mind so much a film about 9/11 as much as I think Stone will find some way to make it seem to have been our fault.
Beth at MVRWC has a leftard on the ropes for some idiocy about the Rovian kerfluffle. Besides attracting flies, the left’s constant preoccupation with excrement-laden insults makes one think that they’re all suffering from chronic diarrhea.
He’s baaaack! The “Junior Senator from Massachusetts” and Cluebat Hall of Famer John Kerry has once again made our “A” list of clueless cads. Via Raven comes this excellent fisking by Flight Pundit of Kerry’s rant against Rove.
How clueless was Mahdi Obeidi, Saddam’s nuclear Dr. Frankenstein? Read Cao of Cao’s blog and her post on Obedei’s fear and you’ll get an understanding of how near a thing – a matter of a few years once the sanctions were lifted – Saddam’s nuke ambitions became a reality.
Harvey at Bad Example has a suggestion for how to target Islamist scum like Professor Tariq Ramadan who believes the attack on London was justified. At least, as Harvey points out, we don’t have any problem in enemy identification when it comes to people like the professor. “It’s the quiet ones we have to worry about.”
Jay at Stop the ACLU has a project we can all get behind. The moonbats at ACLU think that child porn is just fine and that we should have more of it. That would be the consequences of legalizing it I should think.
TEB submits an article from The Wall Street Journal that highlights some really clueless quotes from Time Inc. Editor in Chief Norman Pearlstine in which he complains about being criticized in “broad brush strokes.” Quoth TEB: “This poor gentleman receives just a stroke from the broad brush that he and his ilk have been slopping with for years, and we’re supposed to feel sorry for him?” Indeed.
Ogre at Ogre’s Politics and Views has some interesting “facts” about the North Carolina Legislature. Attention all you hyped up federalists out there! Please read and then tell me if you’re really all that gung ho for “states rights.”
Northstar at The People’s Republic of Seabrook takes the Bush Administration to task for stonewalling on the Rovian mess. Oh, if walls could talk what interesting things we could have heard in Rove’s office when talking with Matt Cooper of Time.