Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Where to begin? Perhaps by saying that if in fact ignorance is bliss, this might explain why it seems like the current administration and its hangers-on seem to be having such a good time. All the time. Let's take a look at a few instances of less-than-cleverness on the part of those looking to Make America Great Again. Over the weekend, the "President" called for an end to aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. This move was made in a the continuing tantrum he and his minions are throwing over the migration from these countries to ours. This ban on assistance is not in itself stupid, just arrogant and xenophobic. The stupid part comes in the reporting of said efforts by the friendly friends at Fox and Friends who began their discussion of this situation above a graphic that read, Trump cuts U.S. aid to 3 Mexican countries.” Of course, there were abrupt and gratuitous apologies for the gaffe, and the Chyron operator will now be looking for work elsewhere, but the message sent by this tiny-brained mistake only serves to amplify the diminished capacity of all involved. 
Speaking of Fox News and all the friendly folks who show their faces there on a regular basis, the"President's" favorite talking face interviewed him last week, Sean Hannity took note of his pal the "President's" thoughts on alternative energy. Wind power won’t work because wind “only blows sometimes.” This echoed a familiar talking point he tried out on workers at a tank factory in Ohio last month. He complained that his former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “wanted to put up windmills everywhere.” He then pretended to be some anonymous husband, telling his wife: “Turn off the television darling, please. There’s no wind. Please turn off the television quickly.” Ladies and Gentlemen, the comedy stylings of our "President."
If you like that one, then you probably got a big laugh out of the "President" and his son making light of the New York Times and Washington Post winning a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Mueller investigation. Junior had his daddy's back when he retweeted a tweet from his old man's account about how the Pulitzer Committee should have their prizes taken away, and added the comment, “He’s right… unless they give Pulitzer’s for fiction." Which would be funny if they did. Because they do. And one for history. And one for music. And one for drama. 
No Pulitzers were awarded this year for Twitter. 
Because that would be stupid. 

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