Tag Archives: Silly

How to Eat Like a Child, Redux

29 Jan

Andrew Breitbart, chief sponsor/benefactor of “Liddy Jr.” James O’Keefe III, shows how to argue like a 3 year-old. And I don’t mean that as a joke. I literally mean that’s how a petulant, immature little child argues. Changing the subject, repeating the same unpersuasive line over and over, and otherwise behaving like a petulant twat*.

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*twat is funnier and possibly mildly less offensive when pronounced as the British do, so it rhymes with “at”. Not the American way where it rhymes with “rot”. Thank you.

Vicious Gangs of Medians

21 Nov

There’s been a spate of incidents on the renovated Main Street where undisciplined, brutal gangs of medians have jumped out in front of various vehicles.

This is reminiscent of, among other things, the vicious gangs of keep left signs that attacked unsuspecting pedestrians in Bolton, UK in the early 70s.

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Think of Canada as a foreign country

31 May

That’s the headline of this Buffalo News article today.

I look forward to future insightful headlines including,

Think of Cuba as an island.
Think of Everest as a mountain.
Think of Mars as a planet.
Think of Motrin as an anti-inflammatory.
Think of Europe as a continent.
etc.

When You Hit the Atlantic Ocean, Turn Right

14 May

This could very well be the dumbest blog post I’ve read all year, and that’s no small feat. The fact that it was written by someone with an education makes it even dumber.

If you don’t want to die in a fiery crash, drive.

Because car crashes are less fiery? Less likely?

Yeah, next time I have to go out west for business or for a wedding, I’ll add 9 days to the thing and drive. Perhaps when visiting family abroad, I’ll take a Cunard transatlantic cruise.

#TCDOT 3

27 Apr

The blogger known locally as the Buffalo Bean enjoys posting Tweets to Twitter. This is good, since he doesn’t enjoy posting to his blog a lot, and much of what he does post is either foolish or ignorant.

I follow a lot of conservatives on Twitter because they’re silly and a lot of them follow me. Admittedly, most of them think I’m silly. So it works pretty well.

Today, ridiculousness reared its dopey head. Twice.

1. PANIC!1! OBAMA TO NEGOTIATE WITH HAMAS!@!1

This tweet linked to an article at the innocuously named “American Issues Project”. I didn’t realize it at first, but Buffalo Bean wrote that article, and then re-tweeted it. His piece links to an LA Times article which can be summarized thusly:

The US provides humanitarian and food aid to Palestinians in the West Bank, but not to those in the Hamas-led Gaza Strip. The Obama Administration understands that there is a possibility that Fatah and Hamas may enter into some sort of power-sharing arrangement. The US is looking into whether humanitarian aid could continue to be sent to help the people in the Palestinian territories if such an arrangement happens. Fatah-controlled areas qualify for aid right now.

There’s nothing there about Obama “negotiating” with Hamas, or appeasing terrorists, or anything nefarious there. But that’s what Margolis made it.

Well, it looks like Bush and McCain were right. But, that’s not the whole story. Not only is Obama opening the door to negotiating with Hamas, but he is looking to begin sending them aid, despite the fact they are a designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and are restricted by law from receiving federal dollars.

Under normal circumstances, I’d call it disingenuous. But it’s not. It’s willfully false and misleading. It displays either a patent inability to comprehend that which one reads, or a knowing distortion of what was read. Or maybe that’s what he really thought the LA Times wrote. I don’t know. A comment I wrote went into moderation before 2pm today – it’s 9pm now and it still isn’t shown. (UPDATE: nor at 6:17 AM the following day) They must not be used to comments there or something.

But later in the day came another pellet of wisdom:

2. AIRPLANE SPOOKS CITY!@!11

The link is to this New York Post article. Gosh, I was so waiting to see what Murdoch’s minions would write to hilariously and bitingly pwn the Obama goon squad that okayed this! Right? I mean, Margolis said it was the White House that fucked this up.

But the New York Post wrote:

President Obama was in Washington at the time, but the low-flying 747 circling the Statue of Liberty was one of the planes used as Air Force One, sources said.

The NYPD and the city were notified of the planned flight, but did not share that information with Mayor Bloomberg and other New Yorkers, many of whom said they were terrified.

The photo op was ill-advised, but the city’s failure to inform anyone about it was doubly dumb.

UPDATE: The White House has apologized:

Statement from Louis Caldera, Director White House Military Office, on Air Force One flight over New York

“Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.”

DON’T THEY KNOW THAT APOLOGIZING IS A SHOW OF WEAKNESS AND HELPS THE TERRORISTS WIN?! /Cheney

But as for the White House being filled with idiots from top to bottom, I’ll take “idiocy” over malicious incompetence any day.

When the Republicans decide that they stand for something, as opposed to against everything, then maybe people will start voting for them again.

(TCDOT is explained here, and is part of a series).

News Flash!!!1!!!

9 Mar

Is the point of this article to explain that Seneca cigarettes are less healthy than regular cigarettes? That they’re super-cheap and super-bad for you?

I think if you’re buying a carton of smokes for $13, you’re aware that you’re not buying the finest tobacco product available on the market.

Just sayin’.

Banning Stuff

14 Aug

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Until now, businesses needed a zoning variance from the town of Hamburg in order to install one of those scrolling LED signs. Now, they’re writing a town ordinance,

Hamburg Town Supervisor Steven Walters says now town officials are close to completing a new ordinance that would allow the electronic signs, but also regulate them.

“You can’t use any animation, any full animation, any full video, you can’t do anything that’s flashing, anything that’s scrolling, basically things that would distract motorists.”

Just about anything can distract a motorist, and if flashing lights count, we should ban turn signals. I generally don’t point and yell “nanny state” at everything, but this is just silly.