“Stupid is as stupid does”
(My apologies to Keith in advance, but sometimes you just gotta get it out of your system)
Now, I know I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so before I start criticizing others, I’ll tell you about my latest moment of dumb. Our electricity went out yesterday afternoon. I was sitting here writing when the lamp beside me went out, and I thought the bulb had just blown, but at the same time, my granddaughter screeched that her computer had shut down. Then the neighbor came over to ask if our electricity was out, as was his. So, I grabbed my laptop to send Duke Energy a text, but … duh … the internet was out! So, I managed to send them a text via my phone, and they immediately responded, saying that they were aware of the outage, crews were on their way, and they estimated that service would be restored by 6:00 p.m., although they reserved the right to alter their estimate. Since it was only 2:00 at that time, and since the temperature outside was in the 90s, I told Miss Goose that we better go get the fans out of the storage shed. Oops … my second ‘duh’ moment, for the fans are powered by … electricity! Fortunately, the power was back on within about a half-hour, so all was well.
So, now that I’ve fessed up to my own idiocy, I won’t feel so bad about critiquing others’ lack of brain power. Let’s start with …
Stupid is as stupid does #1 – Ken Paxton
Let me start by saying that I have never known of an Attorney General who was as much a bastard as Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton was the one who sued the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over the 2020 election results because he claimed they “flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated and counted.” Mind you, Paxton is the TEXAS AG and thus has no skin in the game in those other states, as was made clear to him by the United States Supreme Court. Paxton, in fact, was then slapped with a misconduct lawsuit by his own state!
But do you think ol’ Kenny learned his lesson? No, sadly he is just as obnoxious and nauseating as ever. What’s the latest, you ask? Well, he has commandeered the attorneys general of some 20 other states and they are collectively filing a lawsuit against … the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)! Why, you ask? The simple answer is because they are all idiots, but the more exhaustive explanation is that they are suing because the USDA does not discriminate against LGBTQ people! Yes, you heard right!
It all started when Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued a press release in May stating that …
“USDA is committed to administering all its programs with equity and fairness, and serving those in need with the highest dignity. A key step in advancing these principles is rooting out discrimination in any form — including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
So, I suppose that AG Paxton and his cronies would like to see LGBTQ people starve to death if they find themselves unable to afford food for whatever reason? Perhaps his philosophy is akin to …
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. This, my friends, is the direction the new GOP is heading … you must be white, straight, Christian, and preferably male in order that the likes of Paxton will consider you human. Now, I’m not worried that they’ll win their lawsuit, even with the lopsided Supreme Court of the day, but the fact that someone in such a position of trust and power … make that 20+ someones in positions of trust … can be so blatantly and unapologetically bigoted is … mind-blowing!
Stupid is as stupid does #2 – Charlotte Bergmann
Charlotte Bergman is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee’s 9th district. Either she is related to Alex Jones or took lessons from him somewhere along the line, for she claims that nearly all mass shootings, including the one where 19 children were shot and killed in Uvalde, Texas, in May, are “false flag” operations, are ‘planned events’ designed to ‘take away people’s guns’.
On the day after the July 4th mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, in which seven people were killed, Bergmann said …
“You cannot tell me that this was not planned. The shooting is not just random. There is an agenda behind the shooting. There is an agenda. And that agenda is to make sure that our guns are taken away.”
It must be tough living in the Twilight Zone! Ms. Bergmann, just for a bit of background, has run five times before — in every election since 2010, with the exception of 2016 — and has not yet won an election. She is a documented QAnon supporter and even claimed that the 2018 mail pipe bomb attempts were false flags. And yet, she is still running for the U.S. House of Representatives … THIS, my friends, is the face of the new GOP, which, by the way, no longer stands for “Grand Old Party”, for there is nothing ‘grand’ about them anymore.
Stupid is as stupid does #3 – Donald Trump
Trump put out a statement through his “Save America” PAC saying he’s “notified CNN” of his “intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me.” He also said he does, in fact, plan to go after other media outlets …
“I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 Election. I will never stop fighting for the truth and for the future of our Country!”
And all I can do is laugh! 🤣 First, he would have to prove that whatever “defamatory statements” the outlet made were false! It isn’t illegal to call a spade a spade … unless it’s a diamond, and Donald Trump sure as hell ain’t no diamond!
In a 282-page letter that Trump’s lawyers sent to CNN executives on July 21st, they claim that Trump’s …
“… comments are not lies because he subjectively believes that the results of the 2020 presidential election turned on fraudulent voting activity in several key states.”