Category Archives: Idiocy

Headline of the day: Legalizing roofie rape

From the Guardian:

Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking

The ruling, a unanimous decision by the state’s criminal appeals court, is sparking outrage among critics who say the judicial system was engaged in victim-blaming and buying outdated notions about rape

Quote of the day: The Donald on Cruz’s VP pick

From the 9 September 2015 Rolling Stone, Trump offers his take on Carly Fiorina, picked today by Ted Cruz as his chosen Veep:

Trump’s expression sours in schoolboy disgust as the camera bores in on Fiorina. “Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”

Headline of the day: Why aren’t we surprised

Or Cruzin’ for a buzin’ with the theobot.

From United Press International, a “common touch” gambit fail:

Ted Cruz calls basketball hoop a ‘ring’ in embarrassing ‘Hoosiers’ gaffe

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz butchered a scene from the famous basketball movie Hoosiers while speaking in Indiana on Tuesday, calling the rim on the basketball hoop a “ring.”

Texas: Try it, if you’re really tired with sanity. . .

From the state that brought you Ted Cruz, the latest theocratic madness.

From Rebecca Watson of Skepchick:

TX State Board of Ed Nominee: Obama Was a Gay Prostitute

From the transcript:

These days, individual Texas school districts don’t have to buy the books the State Board recommends. But many of them don’t really know all their options, so the State Board is still incredibly influential. I mean, obviously, they should be — that’s what Boards of Education should do: exert a strong influence over the quality of the state’s education.

Unfortunately, Texas has continued to be batshit insane. And things are about to get even crazier, thanks to one woman running for an open position on the board: Mary Lou Bruner. She nearly had enough votes in the primary to just win the seat outright, but because she only got 48 and not 50% of the votes, she’ll have to go through the motions of running a campaign. That’s good news, because in the meanwhile the rest of us can point out how fucking terrifying she is in the hopes that Texas wakes up and votes in literally anyone else but her.

First, there’s the evolution question. Obviously, Bruner thinks it’s all a myth. She believes that baby dinosaurs rode on Noah’s ark but after the flood there wasn’t enough vegetation to keep them alive and they couldn’t reproduce enough so they died, and the fossils support this because all dinosaur fossils have been found with the dinosaurs showing great distress, as though they’re trying to keep their heads above water.

You may be thinking, but aren’t all fossilized animals dead, indicating they all went through great distress at some point? Or, if you believe in fossils, why don’t you believe in the fact that the fossil record shows no record of a global flood but does show that dinosaurs lived 60 to 200 million years ago? But you would be a fool to think those things, because Bruner has transcended logic.

She also thinks that Barack Obama was a gay prostitute who sold his body for drug money in his 20s. I’m not joking. She actually believes that. Oh, for the days of birth certificate deniers.

Is this a woman you want anywhere near your children? Much less supervising their education?

Cruzin’ for slaves, Mexican and Canadian

And about Ted Cruz, there’s his super PAC head, who’s clearly as Looney Tunes as Dinosaur Lady.

Consider the latest lunacy reported by Bruce Wilson at Talk to Action:

Does Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz yearn to rule and reign over America like a God-anointed king from Old Testament scripture ? Short of Cruz himself shouting it from the rooftops, who can say for sure ? Still, nothing says “dominionism” quite as forcefully as “biblical” slavery.

Back in 2011, an open letter to Dr. Laura Schlessinger (concerning her radio show statement that, per Leviticus 18:22, homosexuality was an “abomination”) began, “Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law,” then popped the question,

“Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians.  Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?”

For David Barton, Cruz’ super-pac head (and the top evangelical power broker behind Cruz by one media account), this is no joke. It’s a serious question for which Barton’s website offers a serious, bible-based answer – an American may enslave both Mexicans and Canadians, but only if they’re pagans.

Headline of the day II: They’re all effing crazy

From Raw Story:

Trump’s foreign policy advisor thinks Turkey is conspiring with Native Americans to build nukes

Headline of the day: Pepper-spraying hypocrisy

And bankrolled by student tuition and taxpayers, too!

From the Sacramento Bee:

UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet

  • UC Davis sought to eliminate negative search results for school and chancellor
  • Strategic communications budget soared during Katehi’s tenure
  • Students occupying area outside Katehi’s office call for her resignation

According to the Bee, the university paid out more than $175,000 for the web-scrubbing, and that comes after the school had already paid out over a million dollars in legal settlements and fees for the abuse a campus police lieutenant, armed with a jumbo canister of capsicum spray, cut loose on 18 November 2011 because some protesting students with sitting peacefully on a sidewalk during the days of the Occupy movement [previously].

The officer-involved spraying did inspired countless graphic artists, and even made Der Fuhrer furious.

The officer involved has since found a new calling [source]:

BLOG Pepper

And, say, aren’t universities supposed  to be about spreading knowledge, not suppressing it?

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Headline of the day: Trans-Pacific Pandering

From the Intercept:

Pro-TPP Op-Eds Remarkably Similar to Drafts By Foreign Government Lobbyists

Newspapers in California published pro-TPP columns that appear to have been at least partially authored by lobbyists working for the Japanese government.