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When Right-Wing Republicans say stupid things... And they do tend to say a lot of stupid things...

Always look for the walk back, if any, when it finally strikes them that what they've said was truly idiotic.

It's always entertaining to see.

Now, they don't always do the walk back, sometimes they do the double, triple and even the much vaunted quadruple-down.

But what's interesting is the complete inability to understand why they should have never said any kind of idiotic statement in the first place. Whether it's something that's said out of bad sarcasm, pure spite, a lack of proper education, sheer hatred and bigotry, undying misogyny and homophobia or lazy neurons, most wingers will say something stupid at any given time. Extra credit when they suffer for their follies.

The problem, I think, is that they actually BELIEVE the stupid shit that they say. They don't have to have empirical facts to back it all up. It's all about belief, no matter how utterly inane, ignorant, bigoted or fact-less their statements are, what they're really looking for is positive feedback from OTHER utterly inane, ignorant, bigoted or fact-less people.

That creates their consensus, and thus, their basis in belief.

Consequently, that reliance on faulty beliefs allows then to exclude facts and even common human decency, and people who tell the truth and those who are decent. Basically, they don't respect people who aren't assholes that go about sanctifying their own bullshit. It's pure Dunning-Kruger, of course. But I don't have tot tell you that.

These are people who believe that they have a God-given right to be complete idiots. If you're on the left, you'd have to fight the urge to redeem them. Personally, I rather have then did deeper holes for themselves. Let them wallow and suffer in their own stupidity if they refuse to listen to reason. Doubling and tripling-down on their own BS is a sure fire clue that they're asking for complete failure.

Stupidity isn't worth saving or making functional. It's dysfunctional by its very nature.

It might be cruel to say to, but we should LET them fail if we can't stop it from happening.

"The honor is all yours"

High Street Hijinks!

Moloko - Should've Been Could've Been

I suspect that Dr. Vogel has been "The Brain Surgeon" from the beginning

I think that she's also going to reveal to Dexter that everything in his life is based on is a lie.

I figure that Hannah is going to buy it sometime soon and by the end of the series, Deb might as well.

I think that that last scene of the series will be Dexter running off the Argentina, alone and without his son, after his life has been destroyed.

How about you guys, what are your predictions?

No spoilers here, because nothing's yet been spoiled.

Girl, you'll be a woman soon...

Always Be Batman...

Questlove Has Been Profiled by Police 20-30 Times

Grammy-winning musician and DJ Questlove has been stopped by police between 20 and 30 times in his lifetime, he told Democracy Now! in an interview this week touching on racial profiling and stop-and-frisk policies.

The co-founder and drummer for “The Roots” and music manager on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” recounted his first encounter with police, which occurred when he was a teenager growing up in Philadelphia. In 1987, he and a friend were stopped while driving back from buying the U2 album The Joshua Tree.

“A cop stopped us, and he was holding a gun on us. There is nothing like the first time that a gun is held on you,” he said. “We’re 16, mind you, like 16, 17 years old, and I just remember the protocol, I remember my father telling me, like, ‘If you’re ever in this position, you’re to slowly keep your hands up.’…How I knew that was the protocol at that young age, I mean, it’s probably a sad commentary, but it was also a matter of survival.”

Even today, he “gets stopped all the time,” he said. He was “stopped for unknown reasons” as recently as a few weeks ago. After finishing a regular Thursday night DJ gig in Brooklyn, police officers pulled over him and his driver, shined flashlights into the car, and asked him: “Why are you sitting in the back seat like a don?” The police only released him after he showed them a copy of his new memoir, Mo’ Meta Blues.



1st Day Orientation...

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