Saturday, February 15, 2014

An Epidemic of Stupidity

Starting with Tim Hudak and then progressing stateside, this post will attempt to merely display the range of prodigious stupidity that North America seems to be cursed with.

First, to young Tim. It seems that each time the beleaguered leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives opens his mouth, one of his bipedal extremities fills the gap. His latest example of reflexive and profound ineptitude came almost immediately after the two byelections held on Thursday. Losing to the NDP in Niagara, Hudak, in what apparently passes for smart strategy in his mind, saw fit to insult the voters in that area, essentially calling them dupes of 'union elites':

“This is all about the union elite who are running the show and they don’t discriminate between whether it’s a Liberal vote or a NDP vote, they want those members in their back pockets and that’s where they are today.”

“Give me a level playing field in Niagara Falls, we win that seat. It’s a PC seat but when you give that oversized influence to big labour they buy influence with numbers.”


Not only does his declaration that Niagara Falls is a 'PC seat' betray his profound contempt for its voters but also his shocking inability to understand the rudiments of democracy.

Moving stateside, the following video speaks for itself, amply illustrating how ignorant bluster can be countered by a little intelligence and knowlege. Enjoy:



8 comments:

  1. Fox gives ignorant people -- like Hudak -- a megaphone. What is worse, political parties have made ignorant people -- like Hudak -- their leaders.

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    1. And what is even worse, Owen, is that all of them try to make a virtue out of ignorance and stupidity.

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  2. I enjoyed greatly.

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    1. I'm glad, Anon. Please help spread the word about this curse.

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  3. "How can there have been volcanos erupting on the moon?! We dint burn fossil fuels on the moon!"

    Dear god. I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

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    1. I had the same reaction, Karen! You have to hand it to Bill Nye, however, for showing remarkable restraint in the face of such absurdity.

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  4. Explain to me, Lorne, why Ontario's PCs continue to let this guy lead them. I really don't get that.

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    1. Part of the explanation must lie in the shallowness of the Conservative gene pool, Mound. That being said, I think their patience with him is wearing very thin.

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