The Watering Hole; January 1 2015; 2014’s Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest Awards!

Drum Roll please, and here we go:

The 2014 DUMB AWARD goes to Cliven Bundy-supporter and former Arizona sheriff RICHARD MACK who recently announced his plans to get elected as sheriff of Arizona’s Navajo County and to thereafter act to turn it into America’s first-ever FREE COUNTY! As Mack put it, “I’m serious. You want to live in a free county? You want to live by constitutional law? You want to not be worried about federal government coming in and ruining your lives and families and hauling you off at midnight? Come live with us there.” YAY! Read more HERE!

Next, 2014’s DUMBER AWARD is hereby granted to the “Reverend” David Barton for his cogent explanation as to why acceptance of Evolution is a violation of our Founders’ beliefs. Barton explains, “Did you know the Founding Fathers had extensive writings on the problems with evolution and why creationism was right? You think evolution came in with Darwin? No, no, no. Everything Darwin argued had been established 500 years B.C. All Darwin did was take all the evolutionary thought that was out there and put it in one book to make it really easy to read. That wasn’t original thinking by Darwin. It was there by 500 B.C. That’s why the Founding Fathers had huge writings on evolution and creation.” I.O.W., evolution had been a known fraud for 2276 years before America became a nation, and all Darwin ever did was copy the idea and write a book on it in 1858 — some 82 yrs. post-foundering. Hmm.

Finally, 2014’s DUMBEST AWARD BIG WINNER — more drum rolls — is none other than the world’s dumbest man anywhere, GLENN BECK (CHEERS CHEERS!!), one who has come to fancy himself as something of a prophet who had been sent by God to issue all sorts of dire warnings that were now all coming true. America has become engaged in full-fledged demon worship, and now Christians and God are under attack and the nation is just begging to be destroyed. Obviously, the Bible was the only possible solution and should serve as the foundation of our politics and our education system.  I won’t even attempt to quote the rest of his 2014 mass stupidity here, as there’s probably not enough ink or bandwidth to handle it all. Suffice to say that one of his main (and incriminating!) points has been to declare that America has evolved to become nothing other than “the stink on the crap pile.”  I could say more, but I don’t want to laugh so hard that I hurt myself!

Meanwhile, I hope that these 3 cases (along with a few thousand more) at least follow the popular (pre-Darwin!) verse by Robert Burns and are, in the immediate future and according to Burns’ wisdom, “forgot, and never [again] brought to mind”:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

Until then, Prospero Año Nuevo!

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39 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; January 1 2015; 2014’s Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest Awards!

    • Reminds me of what someone once said was the easiest means available of reducing the incarceration rate of murderers to zero. Make murder legal.

    • Waiting to cross the street I always thank California for catalytic converters!
      In the old days, we’d cough and sputter as the exhaust pollution took over the air.

  1. As usual, I didn’t participate in the ritual of celebrating a random time division created by planetary circles and the odd notion that something critical changes in your life by crossing that line, last night.

    • Me neither. I hit the sack early, way before the ball dropped in NYC — which we couldn’t have watched anyway since we don’t waste any money on cable TV.

    • It does not matter whether the prediction is right or wrong. It only matters that it was made.

  2. Juvenile California Condor! Heartening to see it thriving! May it live a long life, free of lead bullet poisoning!

  3. “The Pacific is my home ocean; I knew it first, grew up on its shore, collected marine animals along the coast. I know its moods, its color, its nature.”

    John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

    • oops, the quote was to accompany the following photo (although Quail a pleasant to observe)

  4. I thought no team could embarrass themselves worse than Ole Miss. I was wrong.

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