Friday, January 31, 2014


Absurdity of the month

There were three nominees for the January Bonehead Absurdity Award:

  • The first nominee was John Macky, CEO of Whole Foods. Macky scored multiple bonehead absurdities, telling NPR that he thinks the Affordable Care Act is “fascism,” and a week later in a Mother Jones interview, called climate change “perfectly normal and not necessarily bad.” These comments came from the same fellow who compared labor unions to herpes.

  • Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful, earned a nomination  when he insinuated to Republican National Committee members that women who use birth control “cannot control their libidos." He also claimed, “Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription. 

  • Our final nominee was the silver-tongued Michele Bachmann, who said Stephen Hawking on Black Holes shows the danger of listening to scientists.  "If black holes don't exist, then other things like climate change and evolution probably don't either."

And the winner is:

With such worthy candidates, this was a tough one.  After considerable thought, Phronesis has decided to award the January Bonehead Absurdity Award to John Macky.  Bachmann was a close second.  In her case, we figured the black holes statement was so typical of her countless absurd utterances (meaning she is an absurd bonehead), we gave the nod to Macky.

1 comment:

  1. sure Bachmann. If Black Holes don't exist then why are there hundreds of noted planets that literally disappeared? There are said to be millions of black holes in our galaxy that have the energy and density to swallow us whole.
    I dig this bone head absurdity segment. Check out raw for future ammunition.


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