Thursday, February 12, 2015

Erin O'Brien misses Herman Cain

Folks, I'm starting to get a little worried over here. The noise we get from the fringe right is one thing, but we seem to be moving toward a new level of crazy and incompetent and it's getting ever-closer to the main stream.

You may have run across these news items, but I wanted to round them up just the same and give them some collective impact.

Let's start with Mr. Jeb Bush. This man was Governor of Florida for eight years, yet he did not have the wherewithal to properly vet some punk's twitter feed and past radio performances. Then there's this fiasco, wherein Bush put droves of personal information online, then blamed the State of Florida for not redacting it before he made it public.

So a man who has the audacity to charge $100,000 a head for a little sup and face time can't hire someone to page through content he's about to make public? Or check a lousy twitter feed?

Too bad Dubya and/or Poppy didn't get it through ol' Jebster's thick skull that you have to be really careful when you're running for Prez.

Then we have Rand Paul with this: "I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines."

No that he's ever seen this evidence first hand or anything like that. Nope. He's only heard of these tragic cases.

Not to be outdone, Mr. Walker in Wisconsin refused to acknowledge evolution.

“That’s a question a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or another," said Walker. "So, I’m going to leave that up to you.”

Completely unsubstantiated statements that could put kids at risk and failure to acknowledge what science has proven over and over and again?

I guess someone needs to give these guys some direction.

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Joe said...

Point of order MS O,

While I 100% subscribe to the Theory of Evolution, it is a theory and thus has not been proven in a scientific sense. Once a theory is proven it becomes a scientific law such as thermodynamics or Boyle's law.

Otherwise you will be surprised I agree mostly with your analysis.

Erin O'Brien said...

Not taking the bait over here, boss.

Thanks for dropping in and commenting, Joe.

Erin O'Brien said...

GAWD how that "I'm not a robot" captcha thing freaks me out!

Anonymous said...

I think you should persuade Kucinich to jump back in to the race. At least he believes in extraterrestrials. Otherwise I have no idea how the GOP gets through the primaries without nominating someone like Lyndon LaRouche.

Bill said...

I'm looking forward to the Presidential candidate debate. I can just imagine Brian Williams asking Scott Walker about evolution and then asking Hillary to recount her harrowing experience under sniper fire. Maybe Brian would be able to add some credibility to Scott's answer. I think he interviewed Adam and Eve while staring down a killer snake.

Joe said...

Not bait. Just facts. I assume you want to be correct.

Erin O'Brien said...

Joe, you are more than welcome to take issue with my language, but I see no need to defend it.

Anonymous said...

In my official duty as smug little sycophant I should remind you of Heisenberg. There is no certainty. So your "Laws" are really just statements of probablities. Just want you to be correct.


Anonymous said...

Hiya Mz E-

If this were a contest I'd have to choose Mr Paul. Uh, sorry, DOCTOR Paul. Yep. He's a physician.


Anonymous said...

I have to laugh at the horrified, angry outcries emanating from the Dim Bulbs of Rightist Talk Radio and directed against NBC's Brian Williams because of his apparent enlargement and embellishment of his connectedness to certain dangerous situations that he was near while covering some of the many conflicts involving the U.S.

Bee-Eff-Dee, say I. If the Dim Bulbs want to do something about the fog of flagrant falsehood wafting at us from the electronic news media, I suggest that they are ignoring the target-rich environment presented right under their nostrils by Faux News. (Ooh, did I misspell? Fie on me!)

Just for the record, here is an Open Paragraph -- the situation not seeming to require an Open Letter -- to Brian Williams: Mr. Williams, the events of real life are sufficiently interesting to me that I do not require anyone who retails them to me to make them moreso. Also, to be interesting to me, an event does not need the distinction of having a personal connection with you -- especially if the connection has to be fabricated or imagined. «Vade, et jam amplius noli peccare.» [Go, and sin no more.]

Senex Ægypti Parvi

Bill said...

Since Anonymous has to laugh at "the horrified, angry outcries emanating from the Dim Bulbs of Rightist Talk Radio and directed against NBC's Brian Williams...". Maybe Anonymous would share an example of one of the angry outcries. I guess I don't listen to enough Rightist Talk Radio. Most of the "Dim Bulbs" I know, didn't watch Brian Williams and couldn't care less about his fake news.