The insanity in America is driving me crazy! Reading the news is bad for my blood pressure. Fortunately, blogging helps to relieve the pressure. My good friend, AOW, at Always on Watch has a regular Saturday feature she calls Nincompoopery. Well, yesterday’s news had an abundance of nincompoops spewing forth their stupidity and selling as wisdom. Sadly, many, maybe a majority, of Americans are willing customers. The world is going to hell in a hand basket and the nincompoops on the Left are proudly leading the way. Allow me to share some examples from yesterday’s news.
According to this National Journal article, the millennial generation is disillusioned with government. Apparently the government is not moving to the Left fast enough to suit the mellenials and it’s “our” fault because “we” are not doing enough for them. Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., had some nincompoop to share on the subject:
…citing his own daughter’s eagerness to rally for marriage equality. The generation’s willingness to be active on political issues bodes well for its ability to exact change. For Becerra, that change looks something like a progressive wish list. He cited gay marriage, immigration reform, and climate change as issues where millennial pressure will force policy shifts. “The millennial generation is not stuck up with the taboos of older generations,” he said.
And, whose fault is it that millennials are so unhappy with government according to Congressman Becerra?
As for who’s making millennials so disillusioned with government, Becerra had a simple answer: the tea party.
Not the Republican Party and not the Democratic Party; but the Tea Party is responsible. Really? Somebody help me out here. My memory is not what it ought to be. Out of the last 100 years, how many years have the Tea Party controlled any branch of our federal government? Exactly! No wonder our country is in such a mess. Damn tea baggers!
Barbara Walters demonstrated once again that she is a nincompoop on her Thursday ABC program “The View”. The panel was discussing how bad it is that some politicians insist on mixing politics and religion. Here is Barbara’s attempt at giving an erudite opinion:
The basic tenet in America is the separation,” Walters offered. “And it’s very important. And it’s very important, the separation of church and state.
Well, maybe not so erudite. Unfortunately, she didn’t stop there. She, like most nincompoops had to continue running off at the mouth:
“That is very true but it starts almost with the oath of office which usually ends with “so help me God.
“Now, most presidents swear on a Bible before taking office, even though we have the separation between church and state. You see it again and again. You don’t have to use a Bible.”
Someone should send Barbara a copy of the First Amendment and ask her to point out where it talks about a “separation of church and state”. But, I doubt that would have much of an impression on her. It would also be a waste of time to point out to Barbara that it was Thomas Jefferson who wrote about the First Amendment being a wall that separate church and state in a letter to the Danbury, Connecticut, Baptist Association to assure them that religion was protected from government; not that government was protected from religion. I’m afraid that would be more than the 83 year old Walters could assimilate.
The Queen of nincomppops has to be Nancy Pelosi. Here is what she had to say at a recent Capitol Hill news conference about extending unemployment benefits:
“Economists agree that unemployment benefits remain one of the best ways to grow the economy in a very immediate way,” Pelosi said. “It immediately injects demand into our markets and increases employment. For every dollar spent on unemployment benefits, the economy grows by, according to one estimate, $1.52; by others, $2. So somewhere in that range, but much more than is spent on it.”
So, Nancy, if I rob, steal, or tax you $100 and I spend it, the economy will grow by one and a half or two times that amount. But, if I didn’t rob, steal, or tax you $100 and you spent it instead, the economy would apparently grow less? Is that what you are saying? Well, Nancy, you and your husband are very rich. I will be glad to take your money and do my civic duty to help America’s economy. Please give me a call and I’ll tell you where to make the deposit.
For every Queen there must be a King and the King of nincompoops has to be our President, Barack Obama. In his recent interview with Tingles Matthews, the President allowed this nincompoop to spill from his mouth on the subject of Voter I.D laws:
“You can’t say you take pride in American democracy, in American Constitutionalism, American Exceptionalism, and then you’re doing everything you can to make it harder for people to vote as opposed to easier for people to vote.”
Yes, getting a free Voter I.D. is so much harder than getting a drivers license or signing up for food stamps, right Mr. President. And, I guess you think anyone against voter fraud is anti-American, right? I guess it’s too much for me to expect that someone who has benefited from voter fraud all of his political life would want to stop voter fraud. No, the Tammany Hall folks had nothing over you and your criminal Attorney General, did they, Mr. President.
In the Asylum, the Players play and the Payers pay. Maybe Nancy Pelosi is on to something. Everyone who works should stop working and take unemployment benefits instead. Imagine the booming economy we would have.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?