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Stuck on Stupid – When Reading the Declaration of Independence is Treason

Got arrested by the Storm Troopers masquerading as police back in the late 60’s for reading the Declaration of Independence at a demonstration…

Fortunately the judge had finished at least High School and immediately recognized the document.

The reality dysfunction between Chumph supporters and normal people is about as real as it gets. It seems less and less every day that the national crisis is going to be solved by any sort of logical conversation and will devolve into violence. Variously attributed to  a number of people, including Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson

“You can’t reason a person out of any position that reason didn’t get them into in the first place.”

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‘Calling for a revolution!’: Trump fans ‘triggered’ after NPR tweets out the Declaration of Independence

For 29 years, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” has celebrated the Fourth of July with a reading of the Declaration of Independence by hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators.

This historically uncontroversial testament to the nation’s founding document proved uncontroversial-no-more in the year 2017.

After NPR tweeted the accompanying text of the declaration line by line, Donald Trump backers (seemingly unaware of the source document) accused the media organization of playing partisan politics and attacking the president.

“So, NPR is calling for a revolution,” Twitter user @JustEsrafel wrote.

“Propaganda is that all you know?” another asked.

Some even taunted NPR over Trump’s budget proposal, which slashes endowments for the arts and humanities, insisting the media organization should lose federal funding for its subversive rhetoric.

A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

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there’s nothing more american than getting pissed because you think the declaration of independence is shitting on the president

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NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence, & the responses are about what you’d expect. https://twitter.com/JustEsrafel/status/882315204218019844 

A bunch of Trump supporters became irate this morning when NPR started tweeting excerpts of the Declaration of Independence. Bless them. https://twitter.com/spookperson/status/882347581862420481 

The Declaration of Independence was originally written by Thomas Jefferson, and was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It laid out the 13 colonies’ intention to separate from the Kingdom of Britain and form an independent union. It is not a partisan document.

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More Make Believe History From the Chumph

Much of the Civil War was fought in Virginia. Major Battles in Northern Virginia include two at Bull Run and the first and second Manassas,

The Chumph’s Golf Course is located along the Potomac River about 20 miles outside of DC, and 20 miles from Leesburg. The closest point of any major fighting would have been a “Ball’s Bluff” near Leesburg. The closest documented skirmish (Less than 100 soldiers involved)  was on a place then called “Confederate Ridge”, overlooking the Loudon Valley about 10 miles away, although the locals, split in their alliance to the USA and the Confederacy were know to take a potshot or two at each other. For those interested in Civil War History, a good summary of fighting in Loudon County is here. None of it was closer than 15 – 20 miles of the Chumph Golf Course.

It is a nice Golf Course though…Or it was, before the Chumph bought it.

Trump has a Civil War memorial on his DC golf course — for a battle that never happened

resident Donald Trump was roundly mocked yesterday for the historical illiteracy evident in his Andrew Jackson quotes. Now Golf Digest is revisiting an earlier scandal involving Trump’s ignorance of the Civil War.

“Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot,” reads the inscription a faux historical marker on the course of the Trump National Golf Club, according to the New York Times. “The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as ‘The River of Blood.’ ”

The battle never happened. “No. Uh-uh. No way,” Richard Gillespie, the executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association told the New York Times. “Nothing like that ever happened there.”

When Trump was informed by the New York Times that three different local historians had said as much, Trump replied, “How would they know that? Were they there?”

Trump’s historical alt-facts are reminiscent of the major scandal when White House counselor Kellyanne Conway complained the press hadn’t covered the so-called Bowling Green Massacre.

The massacre never happened.

Not to be outdone, White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly referred to an attack by Islamist terrorists in Atlanta.

The attack never happened.

The fake historical marker on Trump’s golf course, commemorating the fallen in a battle that never happened, was signed by Donald Trump. “It is my great honor to have preserved this important section of the Potomac River!”

 

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Pathetic! The Chumph Tries to Explain Executive Order to Himself

Reminds me of those vids of kids trying to explain the world around them…

Children are much better at it…

 

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Racism Makes You Stupid! …David Cay Johnson explains why ‘Donald Trump doesn’t know anything’

Been saying this for a long time, and scientist have backed it up. Racism Makes You Stupid!

I have often said that what we need is to deport these dumb arsed useless white wingers …

And keep the Immigrants, because at least they work hard and produce something.

Explaining why the Chumph is soooooo stupid!

He’s ‘a racist’: David Cay Johnston explains why ‘Donald Trump doesn’t know anything’

Daily Beast columnist David Cay Johnson told MSNBC’s Joy Reid Friday that President Donald Trump is nothing more than “a racist” who “doesn’t know anything.”

Johnson outlined the complicated history of Trump with people of color in discriminating against African-Americans and Asians in rental housing, employment and other complaints.

“Donald Trump is a racist and we need to recognize we’ve put a racist in the White House,” Johnson said. “We also need to recognize Donald doesn’t know anything. Donald doesn’t know a Sunni from a Shi’a from a Sikh nor why that would matter.”

Johnson urged others to look at the countries chosen for the immigration ban and those not chosen. He reiterated that those with Trump investments were not included, despite having a history of terrorism.

“The big unanswered question here is whether Donald Trump will defy a federal judges’ orders,” he continued. “You may not like a judge if a police officer says ‘stop.’ You may think he has no reason to do so, but you’re only sagacious to stop. The same thing with federal court orders. Presumably, some of the people around Donald are cautioning him not to overplay and if he’s going to defy an order to carefully pick. This would be a very, very unfortunate case if he wants to do that for him in his effort to essentially assume dictatorial powers.”

 

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How Do You Make Our Schools Smarter… By Dumbing Down Our Elected Officials?

A favorite Republican whipping post is our “failing” educational system”…

The problem being that many of the Republicans who most vociferously shout about American Educational shortcomings…

Have benefited so little from their experience  in a learning environment.

I mean, if the first step to building a strong house is to dig a good foundation…

Then you best better hire a builder with more than a passing familiarity with a shovel.

Didn’t do so great on that last vocabulary test? That’s OK, there’s a place in Congress for you. The current class of congressmembers speaks at a 10.6 grade level—down almost a full grade from 2005’s 11.5 grade level on the Flesch-Kincaid scale. According to a political scientist at the Sunlight Foundation, the open government group that ran the numbers, one reason for the decline is the influx of new members who were elected in 2010, many of them with Tea Party support. “Particularly among the newest members of Congress, as you move out from the center and toward either end of the political spectrum, the grade level goes down, and that pattern is particularly pronounced on the right,” he says. In easier-to-understand terms: All of the 10 members who speak at the lowest grade levels are Republicans, and nearly all are freshmen.

Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th-Graders, Analysis Shows

It turns out that the sophistication of congressional speech-making is on the decline, according to the open government group the Sunlight Foundation. Since 2005, the average grade level at which members of Congress speak has fallen by almost a full grade.

Making The Grade

The Sunlight Foundation analyzed the Congressional Record and found that Congress’ ranking on the Flesch-Kincaid scale — which evaluates readability — has dropped a grade level in recent years.

Average grade level of Congressional speeches

Every word members of Congress say on the floor of the House or Senate is documented in the Congressional Record. The Sunlight Foundation took the entire Congressional Record dating back to the 1990s and plugged it into a searchable database.

Lee Drutman, a political scientist at Sunlight, took all those speeches and ran them through an algorithm to determine the grade level of congressional discourse.

“We just kind of did it for fun, and I was kind of shocked when I plotted that data and I saw that, oh my God, there’s been a real drop-off in the last several years,” he says.

In 2005, Congress spoke at an 11.5 grade level on the Flesch-Kincaid scale. Now, it’s 10.6. In other words, Congress dropped from talking like juniors to talking like sophomores.

Of the 10 members speaking at the lowest grade level, all but two are freshmen, and every one is a Republican. For the record, though, Drutman isn’t passing judgment about whether speaking at a lower grade level is a good thing or a bad thing.

South Carolina Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney ranks the very lowest, with a grade level of 7.94. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Cain Knows Beckys…But Not “Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan”

For those unfamiliar with Black Urban Slang, a “Becky” is a slang name given to white women dating black men by black women.

Now – there is no word yet on who, or what ethnic background the women who Herman Cain has been accused of sexually harassing are, but a lot of black folks realize that had Clarence Thomas molested a white woman, instead of the very attractive Anita Hill…

His ass wouldn’t be on the Supreme Court today.

A Drawing of the Various Type of Short and Medium Range Missiles in China Which Can Be Nuclear Armed

Ergo – his white conservative support would have instantly evaporated.

So one of the presumptions, which like any presumption can be wrong, is that the reason Herman is so nervous he can’t get his story straight – is his accusers are “Beckys”.

Cain’s other problem is that he apparently doesn’t get out much in his time when he is not dressed up in that Jockey Suit on the Lawn. Almost anyone, reasonably versed in current events – has a knowledge of some of the things going on in the broader world around us. I mean – any reasonably well educated person, running for the highest office in the land, should have a basic knowledge of current events – and be able to tell you who Hosni Mubarek of Egypt is, who Ghadaffi was in Libya, and the fact that China has nuclear weapons…

Especially since Republicans have been raising hell about theft of nuclear secrets by Chinese spies, and Chinese ICBMs, which stirred up a frenzy among conservatives.

Everyone that is… Except Herman Cain. Now admittedly, the Sno’ Ho’ – Sarah Palin was pretty stupid – but her popularity with conservative over 50 males wasn’t exactly what was between her ears.

Having worked in those cubicles, corner offices, and boardrooms in my career – one thing I do know, is that if I am selling you something, then it behooves me to be able to answer any of the commonly asked business questions about the product, our competition, and the market. Ergo, it is not unreasonable to expect that a server at Godfather’s Pizza would know, without having to consult the menu – that they don’t serve Fried Chicken. It is also not unreasonable that the same server would know that KFC not only doesn’t have anchovies – they don’t serve pizza. Of course the depth, and complexity of this knowledge should go up in some sort of linear proportion to salary. Ergo, a guy who is making a million a year running a pizza company ought to not only know the KFC anchovy thing… But the fact that his two principal competitors selling Pizza… don’t sell anchovies in any non-coastal region market.

So…Herman want to sell himself as a potential President… To me that means having a pretty good grasp on current events, and issues. I mean…It’s what any corporate CEO is expected to have.

Cain doesn’t know China has nuclear weapons

The rough week for Herman Cain continues.

On PBS News Hour Tuesday evening, the GOP candidate once again showed a lack of foreign policy understanding when asked by host Judy Woodruff about China.

“Yes, they’re a military threat, they’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capabilities, so yes, we have to consider them a military threat,” he said.

But Cain, who previously claimed to be apathetic towards Uzbeki-beki-beki-beki-stan, is inaccurate in his facts. China has had nuclear weapons since 1964.

Here’s “Cornbread”! The China comments start about 11:35.

 

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Clueless – DC’s IQ Level Went Up 50 points Post Beck March…

Notice what happens here when any of the Tea Bagger Becazoids gets asked to defend their “Soundbyte” position…

They can’t. They are also woefully unaware of stuff that has been in the media for months…

Watching Faux will indeed make you stupid.

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Posted by on September 1, 2010 in Faux News, Stupid Tea Bagger Tricks

 

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