Welcome to the 23rd edition of the Carnival of the Clueless where bloggers highlight the stupidity of various loons, goons, poltroons, dirty necked galoots and the odd idiotarian whose behavior marks them for entry into the blog slaughterhouse. Taking apart these clueless clodhoppers like a fresh side of beef is part of what makes blogging so much fun, hence the reason for this link fest.
For Cluebat of the Week, there are several nominees whose cluelessness has set them apart from the rest. Some of these turkeys should have been stuffed, dressed, and served up for the Thanksgiving feast:
- Chrissy Matthews for his plea before a student group in Canada to “understand” the beheaders, murderers, bombers, and fascists whose desire to kill us all is outdone by Chrissy’s wish to prostrate himself before them and beg for mercy.
- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad whose desire for nuclear weapons would be seen as one of the greatest dangers in the history of Western Civilization…if the people responsible for seeing he didn’t get them cared one whit for us, the United States, or the west for that matter.
- CNN for their “X Marks the Spot” reality TV show featuring Vice President Cheney as the one they wished to vote off the island. Unfortunately, it was the network itself who was forced to eat those icky live worms.
- Finishing a close second was former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer who accused the United States of building a base to enable it to attack aliens. No, not aliens from like south of the border and no, the base will not be of this world but on the moon. Perhaps we should retask NASA to point our destructo beams at Canada rather than the alien spacecraft who regularly stop by for a chat with Mr. Hellyer.
All worthy nominees but in the end, since we recently celebrated Thanksgiving, I just had to give the award to University of Texas-El Paso journalism professor Robert Jensen who published an indictment of American society for all the evils we’ve perpetrated on the planet:
Simply put: Thanksgiving is the day when the dominant white culture (and, sadly, most of the rest of the non-white but non-indigenous population) celebrates the beginning of a genocide that was, in fact, blessed by the men we hold up as our heroic founding fathers.
Professor Jensen prattles on about how truly eeeeevil white people are and how truly eeeeevil America is. He does so by using argument based on falsehoods (the old, discredited Ward Churchill example of the small pox infested blankets) as well as telling lies – or at least demonstrating a cluelessness so breathtaking that one fears for the education of his students. As I point out at the beginning of my takedown:
It is as predictable as the annual September collapse of the Chicago Cubs. Every single holiday in which we seek to celebrate what is good and decent about this country and contemplate all that we should treasure and be thankful for, some lickspittle lefty feels an obligation to point out that we should take the ceremonial sword and open up our midsection to atone for all of the past sins committed by our ancestors.
So for cluelessness above and beyond (not to mention extremely bad manners for posting the article for Thanksgiving) Robert Jensen wins the coveted “Cluebat of the Week” award.
Here are 29 more denizens of Cluebat Land. Start clicking and enjoy!
“Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.”
Hey P.J.! I see you read Professor Jensen’s article for Thanksgiving.
AJ at The Strata-Sphere points out a slight discrepancy in conspiracy theories surrounding the Niger forgeries that has escaped the clueless left in their rush to blame Bush for the fake memos.
Gajinbiker has an EU diplomat dead to rights as he administers a ceremonial chop with his samurai sword to the luckless cluebat who has a short memory regarding North Korea’s behavior in the six-party talks.
Blogbuddy Maryhunter at TMH Bacon Bits hands his blog keys to DL who recalls a conversation with left-leaning friend who thinks that profit is a dirty word. Read DL’s expert and passionate defense of the “P” word.
For your dose of Carnival satire this week, visit The Nose on your Face where Buckley sings the praises of Zarqawi for “practicing what he preaches:” Angry Muslims throughout the region can now wear their throwback Zarqawi jerseys with pride. Also check out Duncan Avatar’s hilarious take on a Bush news conference about the “evil galactic empire” that Canadian cluebat Hellyer (link above) referenced in his comments about aliens.
Carnival Pin-up girl and bloggoddess Pamela of Atlas Shrugs is back! Read her take on the most dangerous cluebats on the planet – the Iranians and the MSM who continue to ignore the evidence of the Mad Mullah’s desire to wipe us off the face of the planet.
Can’t mention a bloggoddess without talking about Feisty Republican Whore...or can I? Actually, our intrepid street walker has a heart of gold as well as a pen of poison as she emasculates (further) Elton John for some recent clueless statements.
Jay at Stop the ACLU has the jawdropper of the day as he relates the story of a little girl’s religious faith and her experience with her school. ‘Tis the season to be careful if you’re a Christian.
Gullyborg has a report on the cluelessness of his local TV station as they tried to tell viewers what blogs are all about. The fact that the reporter goes by the nom de news of “Info Babe” should tell you all you need to know.
Adam’s Blog has the skinny on the revelations regarding the non-career of New Mexico governor Bill Richardson as a professional baseball player. Note to all ‘08 Presidential aspirants from both parties: Please check your resume and make sure it is accurate and truthful or you’re going to end up looking as clueless as Richardson.
Minh-Duc of State of Flux has a welcome return post to the Carnival that answers Kevin Drum’s thoughts on class action lawsuits.
Mark Coffey is contemplating which California actor-airhead is more clueless; Rob Reiner or Warren Beatty. Tough call, but Mark nails it.
The folks at the excellent blog A Different River have a post guaranteed to raise your blood pressure. It’s about the cluelessness of the FDA and how bureaucratic fools cause needless suffering.
The Yak is Back! Check out the Yak’s own collection of clueless cretins taken down as only a four-legged relation to camels can.
Here are a couple of links sent in by loyal Carnival readers. First, Rachel sends us this post from Gall and Wormwood (“As warm and human as a thrown knife.“) about what George Galloway has been up to recently. It isn’t good, I can assure you. And Bill Martin from my favorite name for a town – Thunder Bay, Ontario – sends us this shocking piece from the CBC who Bill wonders “How many ways can you not say’terrorist?”
Jimmie K has a great piece on the cluelessness of Washington about illegal immigration. Read it and weep.
Et Tu Bloge wants to know where the oil price conspiracy touted by moonbats is now that the price is falling faster than Warren Beatty’s poll numbers.
Iris Blog is on the case of MSM bias again. After breaking several stories about falsehoods being spread by the NY Times and other news organs about Israel, this piece is shows how “Journalists repeatedly act like students cheating on an exam.”
Here’s a story that is flying under the radar and needs to be brought to the forefront by bloggers. Cao of Cao’s Blog has been relating the story of Jack Idema and his team who fought for America in Afghanistan and are now caught in a bureaucratic tug of war that has them languishing in an Afghanistan prison. It’s a complicated story but well worth your time and effort. The link above is for Cao’s latest on the lies of CBS about their part in the story. You can read the entire story about Task Force Saber 7 here.
Rhymes with Right has a real head scratcher about so-called “Blue Laws” in the very blue state of Massachusetts and how those laws negatively impact consumers.
Conservathink has a review of Mother Sheehan’s book Not one more Mother’s Child. A sample: “This is the greatest piece of literature I’ve read since I finished The Communist Manifesto, and I recommend it to all progressive-minded individuals. The book is endorsed by Liberal Larry of Blamebush! and The Progressive Democrats of America.
Blogfight! Blogfight! It’s Orac vs. Dean Esmay over what actually causes AIDS and AIDS related diseases. All I can say is, keep me out of it…but let me know when science comes up with a definitive answer one way or another.
Me-Ander wonders about cluebat telephone solicitors and how anyone can give their credit card number to a stranger over the phone.
Batya at Blog Free has the story of a coverup involving Israeli policemen and the anti-disengagement protests recently.