It may almost be the weekend, but idiots here and abroad are certainly not slacking off, as evidenced by the fascinating headlines we’re greeted with on this lovely Friday.
Take oppressive Iranian dictator, “President” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who spouted his normal insanities yesterday at the U.N. meeting. Why either the U.S. or the U.N. tolerates him at all is beyond me; maybe they both have a death wish or possibly they just genuinely enjoy having their time wasted.
Either way, at least the U.S. delegation did walk out during his psychotic ramblings about 9/11, which he theorized might have been an inside job “to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime.”
In the racist, sexist, delusional tyrant’s defense, he also did throw out that it could have been the work of a “powerful and complex terrorist group,” though even that, he said, could have been “supported” by the American government, which “took advantage of the situation.”
Funny how he’s accusing us of supporting terrorism when he was so busy killing off his own people last year.
Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You
Then there’s Netflix CEO and founder Reed Hastings, who, in typical leftist fashion, publicly insulted his own country members while abroad. Shades of Dixie Chicks anybody?
While up in our northerly neighbor for the Canadian launch of his business, Reed addressed the issue of price discrepancy between the two countries (Netflix will cost $7.99 a month up there but $8.99 a month down here.):
“How much has it been your experience that Americans follow what happens in the world? It’s something we’ll monitor, but Americans are somewhat self-absorbed.”
Don’t worry. We think the same about you babe. Or maybe we don’t, considering that you so graciously took back your original unkind words:
“My big American Foot is in my mouth. Yesterday, I made an awkward joke with a reporter in Toronto about Americans (like me) being self-absorbed relative to Netflix pricing in Canada. I was wrong to have made the joke, and I do not believe that one of the most philanthropically-minded nations in the world (America) is self-absorbed or full of self-absorbed people.”
Oh! It was a joke? Of course! Ha ha ha.
I’m sure Queen Elizabeth II was joking too when she asked for £60 million worth of energy-saving grants meant for low-income families. At least, I really do hope she was joking.
That Isn’t Politic!
Over on the directly domestic political stage, we have our very own – admittedly – sometimes amusing comedian, Stephen Colbert, who is testifying at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing today about his experience with farm work usually left to immigrants. And he’s doing it “in the form of his fictional character, an anchorman also named Stephen Colbert, whose stated goal is to get at the ‘truthiness’ of the news.”
For those of you unfamiliar with his program, he pretends to be a conservative in order to mock conservatives. He has every right to do so – after all, this is a free country – but why are our tax dollars being wasted on giving our representatives a comedy show?
As Representative Jason Chaffetz (R – Utah) tweeted, “What a joke. All the serious issues, and we have Colbert as an ‘expert witness.’”
So true, though I might also add that it’s another joke that liberals believe are so well aware that they can’t win these November elections based on their past record and future goals that they’re not even focusing on defending themselves at all. Instead, they’re trying to prove that house minority leader John Boehner is having or did have an affair with lobbyist Lisbeth Lyons.
If he is, then shame on him. But that doesn’t make the liberal agenda any more palatable. Sorry.
Further proof that few intelligent people approve of Obama is how big names within his own administration keep jumping ship. Along with Larry Summers, Christina Romer, possibly Rahm Emmanuel and a host of others, David Axelrod is reportedly leaving the White House at the end of 2010.
His excuse is that he’s going to begin working on Obama’s re-election campaign, and boy, but is the sitting president going to need it at this rate.
Let Them Eat Cake
Michelle Obama was accused not that long ago of sharing certain unflattering similarities with Marie Antoinette, but she has major competition in Warren Buffett these days…
After refuting the National Bureau of Economic Research’s conclusion that the recession ended mid last year, Mr. Buffett, the second richest man in the U.S. – and a Democrat along with many other millionaire and billionaires such as Bill Gates, John Kerry (the richest man in Congress), Oprah Winfrey, much of the New England hoity toities and almost all of the Hollywood elite (makes ya think, huh?) – had this to say to his fellow Americans:
“Sentiment has turned very sour in the last three or four or five months. I hope we get over it pretty soon, because it’s not productive. We will come back regardless of how people feel about Washington, but it is not helpful to have people as unhappy as they are about what’s going on in Washington.”
Real easy for somebody with his kind of money to say. While recognizing him as an investing genius, I’m going to have to easily include him in the idiot list for today.
Because despite our past successes, the American dream and the superiority of the American spirit, we are history if we don’t get our act together. We might “come back” for a short time if we cool down towards Washington. But that will be a temporary situation and then the U.S. as we know it will be gone. Completely and totally.
That’s why our unhappiness with Washington is actually very helpful. We’re going to use it to kick the greedy, self-motivated, elitist bums out and replace them with not people at least a little less corrupted.
We’re doing everything we can to take back out country from the brink of fiscal, economic and moral bankruptcy. And personally, I’d call that productive.