Saturday, August 30, 2014

AUGUST 2014 BONEHEAD ABSURDITY OF THE MONTH


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There are six candidates this month:


1. Amy Coulter:  “Why can’t we deal with our border the way the nation of Israel deals with Hamas?”

Yes, we should be bombing poor and desperate children trying to cross our border.


2. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama praising the House for standing strong on immigration:

 “While the Republican House has voted to protect our constituents and the Constitution, Senate Democrats have abandoned both in the face of this clear and present danger.”  Responding to criticism of inaction in the House, he offered this sick apologia: “A non-decision is a decision. Indecision is decision.”   


3. Distressed asset king Sam Zell:

“This country should not talk about envy of the 1 percent. The 1 percent work harder.”   


4. Cypress Semiconductor CEO TJ Rodgers:

 “President Obama is a member of a minority and as such I’m sure during his lifetime he has been prejudiced against . . . Now he’s doing the exact same thing, talking about the top 1 percent as if there’s something wrong with us.”   


5. When asked about the issue of same sex marriage, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker responded:

“I don’t think the Republican Party is fighting it. I’m not saying it’s not important, but Republicans have not been talking about this. We’ve been talking about economic and fiscal issues. It’s those on the left that are pushing it.”

This is a strange coming from a man on record supporting his state’s ban on equal marriage and currently defending it in court. Saying Republicans are done talking about it can't be welcomed news to the LGBTQ community or to the solid majority of Americans who now support same sex marriage and LGBTQ rights.


6.  At a secret strategy conference of conservative millionaire and billionaire donors hosted by the Koch brothers, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had much to say.  He seemed to not know he was being recorded. 

Here’s some of what he said.

“The worst day of my political life was when President George W. Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law.”

Wow!  Lucky man not having to fret over Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, 9/11, Citizens United and other horrors.


“We now have the best Supreme Court in anybody’s memory on the issue of First Amendment political speech.”
“So all Citizens United did was to level the playing field for corporate speech . . .  “We now have, I think, the most free and open system we’ve had in modern times. . . “The Supreme Court allowed all of you to participate in the process in a variety of different ways.”

As if the millionaires and billionaires weren't previously participating.  Damn it, corporations are not persons!


Regarding the proposed constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United:

Well, you and I — and everyone else fighting these absurd and disastrous Supreme Court rulings — are defending the First Amendment.


He also touched on the ability of Republicans to control the budget by placing riders on the spending bill.  To thwart President Obama and the Democrats, he smugly announced:

"No money can be spent to do this or to do that.  We're going to go after them on healthcare, on financial services, on the Environmental Protection Agency, across the board . . .  All across the federal government, we're going to go after it."


 And the winner this month is . . . . .


Ann Coulter's comment is probably the most absurd, but given that she is a past Bonehead Absurdity winner and is so prone to absurdities she could win every month, I am by-passing her as well as Scott Walker, who has proven time and time again to be more unrepentant hypocrite than bonehead.  McConnell's comments are absurdly irresponsible, plutocratic, and flat out incorrect, but they reflect the mind of a delusional ideologue and not a bonehead.  This is just Mitch preaching to his choir.


This month's winner is  Senator Jeff Sessions.  I'm tired of hearing conservatives claim to be guardians of our Constitution.  Their "strict constructionist" claims are little more than ingenuous rationalizing of their ideologically-driven political opinions.  It's good to know, though, that indecision is a decision.  Now I can avoid tough choices with a clear conscience.
 














1 comment:

  1. They are all good choices, but in my view, the biggest bonehead of all is the father who allowed his nine year-old daughter fire an Uzi.

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