Log in

No account? Create an account
stupid stupid

Stupid soundbites

No fucking way.... (from boing boing of course)

No wonder Shrub Jr. is such a nimrod. Even his own mom is a fucking idiot:
This is working very well for them. (...)Almost everyone I've talked to says we're going to move to Houston.

"What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."

What the hell is wrong with these idiots? Can we say completely detached from reality? I mean, ok fine, you can have stupid opinions, but damn Babs, keep your fucking mouth shut. No one wants to hear that and no, these people are not better off you stupid bint. Some of "these" people are dead, many have lost everything, all of them were uprooted, and in many cases they've been separated from friends and family (which is often the best kind of support network poor people have), they are absolutely NOT better off now that they're dependent on the federal government for some grudging largesse.

Could someone please just ask the Bush family to shut up and get out of the way for a few weeks? They're really not helping.


In case people are interested, I managed to track down the original NPR story:
Thanks. It still boggles the mind.
That fucking old cunt.
Heh, and that's putting it nicely :-p
You would think they could shut up for a while. They have a history of ignoring disasters, no?
They can't shut up. They have to try and look like they're doing something useful.
awww, leave 'em alone, they just feel at home around disasters

holeymoley, did she really say that? i don't know whether to laugh or bang my head against a wall.

this reminds me of a certain australian politician (i believe it was the minister for industry or something) who said, "There is no clear evidence for global warming" or something to that effect.

we were talking about that in my Sustainable Earth tutorial the other day, and somebody said, "It just sounds like he's never actually read anything about it. Don't you just think he sounds really dumb?!"
The global warming thing is weird though.

I'm honestly confused about what is or is not happening because there are quite a few scientists out there who disagree on it. It's hard to tell who's legit, who's a quack, and who's just clueless. Add in all the spin-meisters who flood the news channels with sound bites that support their positions (many of them out of context) and it's a shocking and rather scary situation, but it's easier to appreciate how it's hard to know which side to be on.

I guess that's why comments like hers offend me. There is no debate as to whether or not a natural disaster like that is a "bad thing" that negatively impacts people involved in it and yet these idiots come out and they try to spin a disaster into a "not such a bad thing". It's just surreal and rather disgusting.
well it's true that there are scientists who disagree; but it's interesting that last sememster when I did a group project on global warming, we canvassed an incredible amount of sources, most of which unanimously agreed that global warming was occurring - just that there was definitely an error component in our predictions (which is totally what you'd expect when looking at a phenomena of such large scale).

one member of the group was given the task of looking for information purely on skeptics of global warming; and it's interesting that he could not find very much information from reputable scientists disputing it - most of the skeptics worked alone, and a lot of them were funded by oil companies. so there you go.

all of the projects funded by the United Nations, for example, which involved huge numbers of scientists collaborating, found evidence of global warming due to human causes. but they can't say, "there is absolutely no doubt" simply because of the scale on which they have to work; so people take that to mean there is nothing to worry about. which I don't think is the right approach at all. as we progress through the years, events are definitely stacking against us; and not necessarily in a gradual manner.
Friggin Idiots! But asking them to shut up wont help much. They might not understand what's implied. I really like ro_dent's Idea of banging her head against a wall though.