Whose More Stoopider?  

rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2116 posts
1/21/2006 7:52 am

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Whose More Stoopider?

Been meaning to mention this for a while... couple weeks ago I was watching some talking heads on one of Fox's roundtable shows. A bunch of Republicans and conservatives, all whining about judicial activism-this, judges overstepping their authority-that, the civil rights that the courts are taking from the good American citizens, blah, blah, fucking blah.

They start talking about the separation of powers (you know, judicial, legislative, and executive) and that the legislative branch should be able to override the courts.

One of these assholes starts yelling, "Separate but equal! SEPARATE BUT EQUAL!" He was saying that the Constitution provides for separate powers between the branches, but that it also provided that the powers are equal.

Whoa, whoa, whoa... Chatty Cathy, back up a sec, OK? Because I can't believe my fucking ears.

The term, "separate but equal," originated in an 1896 Supreme Court ruling on race (Plessy v. Ferguson). Though it covered things like trains and other civil services, it had the broadest affect on education. In essence, the ruling said that segregation was not unconstitutional apropos the 13th and 14th amendments; that as long as things like public schools were provided to blacks, it was OK to have schools that were white only. This ruling stood for more than fifty years until Brown v. Board of Education overruled it.

Yeah, I read about this stuff, and I took more than my share of political theory in college, so I should know this stuff, right?

But the thing is, I learned this stuff in 11th grade social studies! We all did! This isn't double-secret information that has to be subpoenaed from Dick Cheney's undisclosed location.

So here is this political analyst on Fox, "The Most Watched Cable News Channel," playing Homer Simpson (who also works for Fox), using a racist slogan and saying it's part of the Constitution. (The Constitution doesn't really need any help in being racist... 3/5 of a person anyone?) And if any of his colleagues knew the difference, none corrected him.

So I gotta wonder... are the leaders of the Republican Party that fucking stupid, or are they so unbelievably cynical that they think YOU are that stupid?


caressmewell 55F

1/21/2006 9:08 am

Who knows?


hourglasses 49F

1/21/2006 9:34 am

Politicians know that all you have to do is say a familiar catch phrase (much like things heard on the Simpsons). You know something like "culture of life".


PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
1/21/2006 12:35 pm

They are that cycnical... and with pretty good reason, I'm sorry to say.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


WildChild5884 34F

1/21/2006 8:20 pm

Everytime I make the mistake of trying to put sense to politicians, their puppets, and the idiots that just don't know better first comes frustration..However after I stop seeing red it reminds me of how they truly epitomize how low one can stoop while still walking upright on two legs .. A quote that usually springs to mind with matters such as these..especially with the somewhat recent Mr. DeLayED evolution incidents among others... Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. Attributed to: Elbert Hubbard


Rowan_Taltos 49F

1/21/2006 9:31 pm

They are jaded and they do believe we are that stupid.


redmartinigirl 44F

1/22/2006 12:20 am

All of the above


frogger1995 40F

1/22/2006 8:04 pm

Come on Voodoo...you give Fox far too much credit to begin with! I, for one, am not surprised to hear about this.


rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2053 posts
1/23/2006 7:14 am

caressmewell - the NSA probably does.

hourglasses - yeah, like the backgrounds they always have to have now. You know, the usually blue screens behind the podium with meaningless phrases like, "Freedom through Strength," or "Outsourcing for a Brighter Tomorrow" written a hundred times.

PrincessKarma - I'm so happy to have you back sweetie! So happy I won't even ask if your response makes you as cynical as them.

WildChild5884 - Are you certain you're only 21, darling? Them's words of an older soul. (Oh, why do you have to be only 21?

Rowan_Taltos - sadly, I think you're right.

redmartinigirl - in that case, the proper response would be to vote for "none of the above."

frogger1995 - perhaps, but someone at Fox has the good brain. You don't go to #1 in cable news, ruining the integrity of CNN along the way, on stupidity and lies alone.


Rowan_Taltos 49F

1/23/2006 9:45 pm

Which is why you should write me in for President. I could make certain there would not be a terrorist attack on any of our citizens across the world.


WildChild5884 34F

1/24/2006 3:13 pm

For a few more months anyway I'll take the old soul as a compliment especially from another. Definitely better from the jaded label I get occasionally I dunno the exact combination however it seems to be a lot of curiousity, doses of humility, observation mixed with trial & error. I always enjoy your posts while at the same time wondering how you've gathered so much from your life, while many who've had more time, still stick to that old time belief that if we act like everything is dandy then it shall be so.. Mixed occasionally with that see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil conviction that prevents people from having thoughts of their own depriving the world of a basic need & right. Anyway I think I've rambled on long enough


biforfun80 38F

1/27/2006 11:32 pm

Wow! You busted them on that one. Hey, maybe when they said the word 'judical' they were actually just speaking in code for something else. Judges wear robes. Guess what? So does the Ku Klux Klan. Those racist bastards! It is a good thing you are out there to catch those bums.

Or, maybe you are reaching a bit with the race-baiting and the jud/exec/legis branches are in fact seperate but equal. They are also co-equal. Being that the subject was about the seperation of powers, it makes more sense that this was simply a fair discription of the level of power between the branches.

But, if there is no secret code, handshake, club, etc., than your services may not be needed. After all, it is not as easy to elevate yourself as a self-appointed defender of minorities if your claims are half-baked. And if you can't hold that position than you might just be another face in the crowd. I suspect that that just won't due, which explains your vision of the boogie man when one simply does not exist.


MissAnnThrope 57F
11488 posts
1/28/2006 3:07 am

The Republican party knows EXACTLY what it's doing. They know the average voter is a mindless zombie who will believe anything they tell them, if it sounds good. They're the first to point out that the first amendment makes no promise of the separation of church and state, but something Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Church:

"I contemplate with solemn reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."

Now, while Jefferson said it was constituionally protected, the right wingers say it isn't, no matter that the intent of the founding fathers. The framers of the Constitution meant separation, but that has become irrevalent. Just as, separate but equal, well, they don't even want that in the school system anymore, even though that was the original intent. They want school vouchers and well, you know what I think about those.

Once upon a time, I heard one of them, it was either Strom Thurmond or Jesse Helms saying the American people aren't smart enough to decide on major issues for themselves. I thought it was one of the most hideous and arrogant things I had ever heard in my life. He was calling the vast majority stupid. Well, then I started working in retail, for a major department store. Know what? As much as I hate to admit it, the man was right. People are fucking morons. They can't make up their minds on simple consumer purchases, let alone any issues. They also can't do basic math. Then there were the customers. Arrogant, stupid, cloddish people who believed anything TV told them. What to buy, what to wear, what to drive, how to vote. The Republicans aren't being arrogant when they think people are stupid enough to swallow their bullshit. They know people are stupid enough to swallow their bullshit.

God, I wish the Democratic Party would grow a set of balls.


MissAnnThrope 57F
11488 posts
1/28/2006 3:08 am

The Republican party knows EXACTLY what it's doing. They know the average voter is a mindless zombie who will believe anything they tell them, if it sounds good. They're the first to point out that the first amendment makes no promise of the separation of church and state, but something Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Church:

"I contemplate with solemn reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."

Now, while Jefferson said it was constituionally protected, the right wingers say it isn't, no matter that the intent of the founding fathers. The framers of the Constitution meant separation, but that has become irrevalent. Just as, separate but equal, well, they don't even want that in the school system anymore, even though that was the original intent. They want school vouchers and well, you know what I think about those.

Once upon a time, I heard one of them, it was either Strom Thurmond or Jesse Helms saying the American people aren't smart enough to decide on major issues for themselves. I thought it was one of the most hideous and arrogant things I had ever heard in my life. He was calling the vast majority stupid. Well, then I started working in retail, for a major department store. Know what? As much as I hate to admit it, the man was right. People are fucking morons. They can't make up their minds on simple consumer purchases, let alone any issues. They also can't do basic math. Then there were the customers. Arrogant, stupid, cloddish people who believed anything TV told them. What to buy, what to wear, what to drive, how to vote. The Republicans aren't being arrogant when they think people are stupid enough to swallow their bullshit. They know people are stupid enough to swallow their bullshit.

God, I wish the Democratic Party would grow a set of balls.

BTW, you're using Bob Ross's image in vain.


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