12 May, 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

Not really even sure what to say about this one, so I'll let it stand on its own for the moment:
Last Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder and White House homeland security adviser John Brennan publicly stated that the Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was facilitated by the Pakistani Taliban. Yesterday, administration officials conducted a closed-door intelligence briefing for members of Congress to present its evidence of the connection. Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) emerged from the briefing unconvinced, telling reporters that “the information I’ve seen so far” does not confirm a link between Shahzad and the Pakistani Taliban. Bond, however, may have missed portions of the briefing because he reportedly fell asleep...
A couple of thoughts, here, Kit.  Firstly, maybe you should stay the fuck awake during national security briefings.  Secondly, if you decide to sleep on the job, maybe you should shut the fuck up about the information you've seen, because it's fucking hard to see when you're snoozing.

Ordinary people get fired for sleeping on the job.  Senators, on the other hand, get to wipe drool off their chins and then go on to explain just how unimpressed they are by the information they didn't see because they were fucking asleep.

Bonus dumbfuckery: Arizona just doesn't know when to say when on the xenophobia:
* Yes, Arizona's xenophobia can get worse: "Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.'

* On a related note, Arizona's recent moves are costing the state dearly, and not just in lost respect.

Yup.  It's not a great idea for a state that gets an enormous slice of its income from tourism to piss off tourists.  How bad is it?  Even the Republican National Convention has decided to give AZ a miss.

That's just sad, that is.

*Update: Looks like Los Angeles, among several other cities, has decided to take its business elsewhere.  I hate to say I'm glad my home state's a pariah, but I'm glad its dumbfuck leaders and the fucktarded citizens who egg them on will see some pain from their insanity.

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