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I’m sorry to disappoint all of you who thought that your post highlighted the most clueless cluebat of the week, but I’ve got him. In fact, this guy will definitely make the short list for Cluebat of the Year.
French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy was in Israel on a state visit and was taken to the Holocaust Museum and Memorial Site in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, On September 8 during the visit, he asked – while perusing maps of European sites where Jewish communities had been destroyed – whether British Jews were not also murdered. That is, he was under the impression that Britain had been conquered by Hitler during World War II. At least we assume that he knew that it was World War II that Hitler started and not the Peloponnesian War.
Needless to say, Douste-Blazy.s question was met by his hosts with speechlessness at his ignorance. “But Monsieur le minister,” Le Canard quoted the ensuing conversation, “England was never conquered by the Nazis during World War II.” No doubt the Israelis present felt an overwhelming desire to scream “Duh!”
The minister apparently was not content with this answer, which was given by the museum curator, and persisted, asking: “Yes, but were there no Jews who were deported from England?”
How beautiful is that? First, he’s French. Second, he’s a prominent member of the Chirac government. Third, he’s an educated Frenchman, a doctor of medicine with a Masters in Biochemistry – so of course Chirac makes him head of the foreign office. Third, how delicious is it that he made a fool of himself in Israel!
Compare this former Minister of Culture and his education with our own Secretary of State Condi Rice’s educational pedigree; University of Denver cum laude and Phi Betta Kappa in Political Science at age 19. A Masters degree from the University of Notre Dame and PHD in International Studies from the University of Denver.
Making Philippe Douste-Blazy Minister of Foreign Affairs would be like Bush making Dr. Phil Secretary of State. And at least Dr. Phil seems like he’d be smart enough to keep his yap shut and not make an utter, clueless fool of himself on the international stage.
Okay..I’ve started us off on the right foot. Why not spend a relaxing few minutes perusing this week’s gaggle of goose-brained jamokes whose cluelessness has been highlighted by our excellent bloggers and blogettes.
RÃ©ussir au monde qu’elle n’est pas asse’Ã Ãªtre stupide, vous doit Ã©galement Ãªtre poli. (To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.)
I dunno, Volty. It’s obvious you’re unfamiliar with the way French diplomacy works these days. “Rude and Stupid” is the title of the French Diplomat’s Handbook.
Wouldn’t you have loved being at the Hitchens-Galloway debate the other night? Well our Carnival Golden Girl Pamela from Atlas Shrugs was there and in her usual dainty, ladylike way hooted and hollered at Galloway and his moonbat supporters, drawing the ire of the lot of them. She’s got pics too!
The Squib has some interesting news from our friends north of the border and the Parti Quebecois. Evidently, the French-speaking seperatists will now require their candidates to be “floor-lickingly drunk.” Should make for an interesting campaign…in a French sort of way.
Van Helsing has Cindy Sheehan in the crosshairs of his crossbow (didn’t you people see the movie?) and regrets that the New Orleans “occupation troops” have been too professional to do the world a big favor.
Hey Ward Churchill fans! Those perspicuous pachyderms at Elephants in Academia have your updates for you. Um…make sure you step very carefully around there. Churchill left several steaming piles behind.
Pat Curley at Brainsters tells the story of a brainless hippy deported from Australia on rather specious grounds. The real story is found on the goofball’s website that includes some interesting ideas about what to do with money.
Beth at MVRWC has an absolutely hysterical post about her “Idiotarian Commenter of the Year.” Attention lefty wankers: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT venture there if you value your hide.
Harvey at Bad Example has some advice on “How not to run an NFL Website.” Being a fan of my beloved Bears, it doesn’t surprise me that the hated Packers are that clueless.
Northstar at The People’s Republic of Seabrook has the skinny on the clueless duo of Rene Zellweger and Kenny Chesney’s annulment after celebrating their fifth anniversary. That’s their fifth month anniversary.
The Soccer Dad takes on the mad mullah’s terrorist President, Mr. Ahmadinejad for his comments regarding the feds response to Katrina. I guess he forgot the fact that it took 6 days for his military and relief people to get to the site of Iran’s last earthquake. Must be the radiation from all that enriched uranium frying his brain.
Minh-Duc has written a fantastic essay on the Pledge of Alliegiance and why atheist Michael Newdow is barking up the wrong tree with his opposition to the words “under God” in the pledge. Great stuff from a Carnival favorite.
We’re all familiar with the fine art of fisking. Well AJ at The Strata-Sphere does a first class job of fisking Cindy Sheehan’s commentary via Michael Moore’s blog that’s as detailed and thorough a job as you’re going to see.
What’s this? One of our gentle homeschoolers at The Common Room being rude? America is truly in trouble if Equuschick can’t hold her tongue. Alas, read the post and you’ll see she was more than justified in her verbal takedown of a “generous” customer.
Tony at More than Loans worries that Bill O’Reilly now has him “defending” child molesters. Don’t worry, Tony. Mr. “O” has gotten to all of us at one time or another.
Mr. Right forgoes the satire this week (I know…I miss it too) but makes up for it by linking to what has to be the moonbattiest site on the internets.
Wonder Woman at North American Patriot has more on Cindy Sheehan and her Magical Mystery Bus Tour. Check out WW’s site for some excellent commentary from a “conservative atheist.” (Join the club!)
Not content with trying to ban smoking outdoors on your own property, the PRMC (People’s Republic of Montgomery County), according to Matt Johnston, has now decided to inhibit free speech – once again on your own property. Would somone please send the Montgomery County Commissioners a copy of the US Constitution?
Mensa Barbie dons a skintight fireproof racing suit (I wonder if she likes NASCAR?) to give us the most clueless world record listed in Guiness. Judging by the result, the gentleman’s work should be exhibited at the Guggenheim as a sterling example of modern art.
Cao at Cao’s Blog sums up the firestorm over the “Crescent of Embrace” in the memorial for the passengers of Flight #93. Excellent piece with some original thinking.
Fausta at Bad Hair Blog “unmasks” Hugo Chavez for the moonbat moron that he is. Maybe “The Laughing Goat” is reading the tea leaves a little too closely.
Mean Ole Meany is picking on Mary Landrieu so you don’t have to. Now, what’s this about his female dog named “Roger” and Blackjack Dealer School?
Reaganites Unite want us to turn down Vincente “Crazy like a” Fox’s offer to flood the US with laborers to help rebuild New Orleans. As if they don’t have enough problems already…
Flash! The Nose on your Face informs us that the same judge who ruled the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional has now ruled that the Constitution itself is unconstitutional! Great political satire!
Raven takes the Euro-twits to task for their attitude toward Iran’s suggestion that it share its nuke technology with other Islamic states. Quoth the Raven: Nevermore. “Itâ€™s all a bunch of bulls**t. Iran has no interest in energy production and anyone who believes this should live in France or Germany.”
Scientist-philosopher Bergbikr from TMH Bacon Bits takes on that noted Climatologist (or is it gynecologist?) Bill Clinton for his comments on global warming and hurricanes on Meet the Press. Wasn’t that debunked within about 15 minutes of when it first appeared?
Miriam pines for the good old days when women had never heard of PMS and no one had ever heard of “midlife crisis.”
Robbie at Urbangrounds has some issues with Rolling Stone Magazine and their editorial policy. How a great mag went south. Pity.
Batya at Shiloh Musings spanks Likud leader Uzi Landau for comparing himself to Harry Truman. I agree with Batya that the party of Begin has seen better days and better leadership.
Watching Barbara Boxer is a full time job for Elisa at Boxer Watch. There are times, Elisa says, when Babs makes her job too easy!
Mark Coffey has the perfect machine for those of us missing our daily laughfest from the New York Times editorial page. It’s “The Times-o-Matic.”
Mr. Satire blesses us with two uproarious posts this week: “President Bush Asks Nagin, Blanco and Brown To Evacuate Americans to Andromeda Galaxy” and “Mephitic French PM de Villepin Suggests Shower and Soap To Combat Welfare Fraud.
Finally, here’s my takedown of one of the lefty trolls who email me from time to time.