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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Three Women (of Questionable Intelligence and Judgement)



The comments and escapades of three women have percolated up into my sights and I feel compelled to throw my two cents at them. No, I won’t throw each of them two cents. Two cents is all they get; they’ll have to fight over who gets short-changed. 
 
WARNING: THE COMMENTS AHEAD MAY GIVE THE READER AN UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING THAT I AM GLOATING OVER A DECLINE IN INTELLIGENCE OF THE FEMALE GENDER. THE COMMENTS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE ANYTHING OF THE KIND. I SIMPLY POSE THREE EXAMPLES OF RECENT EVENTS AND LET THE WORD AND ACTIONS OF THE PERPETRATORS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. I WILL BLOG IT AND LET YOU BE THE JUDGE.

First: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has expressed buyer’s remorse about the Court accepting the Gore vs. Bush case in 2000. Their decision propelled Bush the Younger into the White House even though there were (and are) questionable doubts of whether he had attained a true vote majority from the American electorate. O’Connor has recently commented that they should have refused the case, and not compound the problems brought on by Florida election officials who handled the election badly.

Now she tells us!

Thank you, Ms. O’Connor, for your entry in this year’s “Golden Duh” award. We can forgive your actions once we get over the fact that the resulting Bush terms represent eight years of our lives we’ll never get back; if we overlook the failed economic policies of the Bush administration that exacerbated the Great Recession; or the war in Iraq when we should have focused our total military operations on Afghanistan; or… On second thought, it might be a while before we can find it in our hearts to forgive your transgressions.

Second: Tila Tequila, who’s had more than enough time in the “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” than she deserves, has posted an Internet video showing her ability to make electricity out of thin air. Tequila's initial brush with celebrity fame happened when she shed her clothes and posed nude in men’s magazines. Okay, so there’s not much talent to do that, but later she had a reality show in which both men and women performed the most unusual stunts (example: eating bull testicles) just to get into her pants. Now that I think about it, she did not wear pants very often, so it may not have been such a hard task to sleep with her after all.

The video has a clunky title: Super Human Abilities: Tila Tequila Creating Energy Balls and Electricity Out of Thin Air. The video lasts seven minutes, 30 seconds in which she demonstrates how she is able to create smoke, green and purple lights, and sparkles from her fingertips as she holds her hands as if she were holding a ball. She describes what the viewer is seeing as it happens, which is a good thing, because there is no smoke (and no mirrors for that matter), no lights of any color, and certainly no sparkles.

Another seven minutes and 30 seconds of my life frittered away on nothing. For those playing along at home, that makes eight years (thanks again, W.), seven minutes and 30 seconds of my life that I’ll never get back.

As I watched the video, all I could think of was snake oil and the fraudulent medicine men who plied such products from the backs of wagons in our country’s history. I realize that Ms. Tequila has had her share of tragedy in recent years — several rehab stays, the death of her fiancé — but does she have to compound her difficulties by showing herself as delusional as Karl Rove about the Bush legacy? I hope she gets help again, soon.

So, hey, we’re talking about women, delusional and possibly stupid, which of course brings us to arteejee blog sex symbol Sarah Palin!!!!!!

The Divine Ms. P has embarrassed herself on several fronts recently. As a mama grizzly cultural critic, she rebuked President Obama for speaking out on his support of women’s reproductive rights at a Planned Parenthood convention. She regurgitated the small, old, tired, conservative mantra that Planned Parenthood accepts billions in government funding and that most of this organization's activities involve abortions.
 
The media have taken pains to point out the problems with this argument. Abortions represent only a miniscule amount of the women’s health activities Planned Parenthood undertakes. The majority of their services involve performing mammograms and cancer screenings. Also, a law called the Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funding from financing abortions.

Conservatives: what part of the Hyde Amendment don’t you understand?

Next, Ms. Palin expanded her resume as dinner critic when she tweeted that the White House Correspondents Dinner was “pathetic”.  (I’m guessing she also saw the Tila Tequila video.) At a time when many Americans are struggling, she criticized the annual event to honor the Washington Press Corps.

Oh sure, when there’s a Republican in the White House, it’s okay to attend this event which can only foster understanding between the media and politicians, and, for that matter, politicians and other politicians. It’s this type of outreach which is sorely needed in our federal government right now. Anyone who criticizes it can only enjoy wallowing in the status quo stagnation of divisive government.

Delusional…stupid…Sarah Palin! A good fit!


(Thank you for reading. Belated happy birthday to my little brother, Don! Hope you had a good 51st!)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Janey said...

I nominate Tila Tequila for Supreme Court Justice!! :-)

May 2, 2013 at 5:48 AM  

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