Thursday, October 11, 2012

On the Subject of Politics and Idiots

They say one should never discuss politics or religion. "They" are right. It seems these two topics immediately cause the loss of all sanity and rationality, turning otherwise reasonable people into ranting, blithering idiots. Right now there is less than a month until the US presidential elections and the idiocy is reaching a fevered pitch. The stupidity is not limited to one side or the other. Examples abound on the left and the right.

Example the 1st – "Arkansas politician's comments on slavery, Muslims stir controversy"
Example the 2nd – "Mark Hamill: Mitt Romney Is A 'Snake Oil Salesman' Who 'Must Be Defeated'"

The incredible audacity of these utterly asinine comments by the Arkansas politicians and Mr. Hamill is beyond comprehension. At least beyond the comprehension of anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together. The English language lacks the words strong enough to describe how completely moronic these people are.

I could rant about this for days, posting example after example, but the effort needed to think about this idiocy is extremely wearing. I will point out that there is one place where one can get fairly non-partisan, well researched information on the two presidential candidates. PolitiFact has independently fact-checked statements from the first presidential debate as well as the recent vice presidential debate. In addition, they have checked a plethora of other statements from both sides of the aisle. Though I honestly doubt that most people would believe what they would see on there. Just as they wouldn't believe the second coming if it happened right in front of them.

But that's an irrational discussion for another day.

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