Sunday Roast: Idiot America

How does anyone get out of primary school without knowing basic facts about our own country?  These people think they’re cute, but being so fucking stupid does not qualify as cuteness.

No wonder this country is in such deep shit.  So embarrassed…

This is our daily open thread — Get a clue, morans!!

 

86 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: Idiot America

  1. And to think I’ve been wondering how anyone could ever be stupid enough to vote Republican. Sheesh! There are scores of people even dumber than THAT!

    I do suspect that most everyone in the Clown Car would have gotten all those questions wrong too, however.

  2. Looks like Santorum has a bottle of Boner’s orange tanning lotion. (FtN)

    • There might be some high ground on some of those islands, but the first thing to be submerged will probably be the airstrip. Buy stock in seaplanes and helicopters.

  3. Speaking of stupid —

    pHuckabee Claims The ‘Redefinition Of Love’ Threatens Marriage

    Mike Huckabee says marriage is “in trouble today” because of the “redefinition of love” — no matter who’s in the relationship.

    And, the former Arkansas governor said Sunday, that’s a problem “in every definition of marriage — be it heterosexual or homosexual or polygamy or wherever the marriage redefinition ends up taking us over the course of the next few years.”

    In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” Huckabee complained that marriage is under assault from people who don’t understand the commitment it entails.

    Asked whether same-sex marriage or high divorce rates are a bigger threat to the institution, Huckabee responded that the question was like asking which wing of an airplane is more important.

    “Regardless, heterosexual marriage is largely in trouble today because people see it as a selfish means of pleasing self, rather than a committed relationship in which the focus is on meeting the needs of the partner,” he said. “That sense of selfishness and the redefinition of love as to something that is purely sentimental and emotional, has been destructive.”

    Right. “Love” can only exist between a M and F; any caring and devotion beyond that is “is purely sentimental and emotional” and when the gubmint says ‘go ahead, love whomever you want to love and we won’t stand in your way’ — then the world will fall apart.

    And I’m sure lots of people believe that horseshit.

    One thing is certain: the earth, the solar system, galaxy, and universe will benefit immensely from the sixth mass extinction. I mean, think of it: a universe with no more pHuckabees! As Omar Khayyam put it a thousand or so years ago (somehow he describe perfectly pHuckabee and all who “think” like him when he wrote:

    . . . the phantom Caravan has reach’d
    The NOTHING it set out from–Oh, make haste!

    • Yes, Mikey, you are truly delusional. Couples who have been together for decades, without the marriage certificate, are not dedicated to each other.
      Marriage has benefits and gays only want(ed) and got equality!
      Love has never been re-defined. Love is just love. And now
      marriage is just marriage.

      Be gone with yourself Mikey!

      • Marriage is a tax break and a pile of legal mumbo jumbo that defines control and fate of financial assets, property, children, inheritance, etc. Near as I can tell, there is no genuine virtue implicit, it’s all about money and control . . . which is, of course, about all that motivates/defines this entire country. pHuckabee and the rest of the clown car occupants are scared to death that some lowlife politicians might actually be trying to make it more about humanity, about life comfort for even people who aren’t white or people who aren’t heterosexuals, all those folks that God don’t care much for. Equality? Nah, it’s a non-“Christian” abomination.

    • Jebutz would cock punch this idiot. If he were to make a second coming, that is.

  4. Chuck Todd had an interview with Tea Cruz, in which , it was such a target-rich environment, it could be said he was shooting doves off a power line. He didn’t hit a thing.

    • Bye, Bye Euro. So long togetherness, hello economic mess, I think their a gonna fry, Bye Bye Euro good bye!

      • Word is, the new Chinese Infrastructure Bank is set to offer the Greeks a loan. It may not be great business but the optics of doing so is huge. The point of the Asian Infrastructure Bank is to create the equivalent of the Bailey Savings and Loan to the IMF/ECB/Potter troika.

    • It may be a real long one.
      There is a massive thunderhead looming in the distance and it’s headed our way.

      • I was going to check the radar a little closer to race time. Steep banks drain well, and the Air Titans really speed up the drying process. What was Nascar thinking, making this a night race on Sunday? Tomorrow’s a work day for most people!

        Did you notice many Confederate flags heading to the track?

        NASCAR Fans Defend, Display Confederate Flag at Daytona

        Rebenstorf and others staunchly defended their Confederate flags at NASCAR’s first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner. Dozens were scattered throughout the vast infield all weekend leading to Sunday’s race.

        “It kills me that NASCAR is jumping on the bandwagon,” said 55-year-old Paul Stevens of nearby Port Orange. “They should just let it pass, let everything die down. But NASCAR is too quick to try to be politically correct like everybody else.”

        (snip)

        “The Confederate flag has absolutely nothing to do with slavery. It has nothing to do with divisiveness. It has nothing to do with any of that,” Rebenstorf said, pausing for a few minutes to pull off his floppy hat, stand at attention and salute during the national anthem Saturday. “It was just a battle banner until the Ku Klux Klan draped it around themselves. Now, all of a sudden, it represents slavery and that’s not at all true.”

    • Police say the friends had been drinking.

      (who would have guessed alcohol was involved?)

      • Another moron removed from the gene pool. His family has my deepest condolences.

        • I agree with you, RU.

          not something to be made fun of, for his family’s sake.

    • Please vote in the replies as to which of these should win the Fourth of July Darwin Award!

      Man mocks alligators, jumps in water and is killed in Texas

      A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water — despite warning signs — is dead after being attacked in Texas.

      Orange County Police were called to Burkart’s Marina near the Louisiana state line early Friday morning after reports that Tommie Woodward, 28, and an unidentified woman were swimming in a bayou and had been attacked by a large alligator.

      Woodward’s body was found several hours later. The woman was not injured.

      Orange County Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told CNN affiliate KFDM that Woodward ignored verbal warnings and a posted “No Swimming Alligators” sign and seemed to mock the deadly creatures before going in the water.

    • Excellent. I’d like to see Dump Truck Donnie Trump side by side with those guys, trying to swing that maul. Prolly one or two swings and he’d lose a foot.

  5. That lead video makes me sad, sick, and astonished all at the same time.
    The complete irony of the Italian guy being the only one in the video to know shit about how this nation was founded.
    Particularly galling is the complete absence of knowledge of which effing country we broke away from.
    All you history teachers out there who tried in vain to pound any of this into these dolt’s collective crania? Epic Fail!

    • A little perspective is called for, perhaps.

      The video may well have edited out hundreds of responses from Americans who knew what the 4th of July was all about to focus on the few who were clueless.

      That said, it is sad that any are clueless. These appear to be 20-somethings who managed to get all the way through high school, at the very least, without learning any of the basics of American History – part of the curriculum in several of the grades they apparently slept through – or dropped out of school before they got there.

      Another Child’s Behind Left…..

  6. It’s raining at the track and it’s going to really come down.
    Hopefully, the thunderhead will dump its moisture and we can return to being muggy and hot

    • I just looked at the radar. The general flow is toward the northeast, but a lot the cells aren’t moving. The track is really easy to find on the radar because it’s next to the airport. I remember when Haint Ronnie visited Daytona and they showed Air Force One taking off from inside the track.

    • “It’s raining at the track and it’s going to really come down.”

      Ever the grammarian, my Mom would always respond to someone saying that with, “Well, it would be really strange if it was going up!”

      • Live here and you can watch it rain horizontally.
        That’s the best I can do for your mom.

    • Yeah, as in the video above, where the bad intent is to work for more money than they could possibly make in Mexico. Asshats.

  7. Women’s soccer game begins and I make a bathroom stop first. I come out and the US is ahead 1-0. A couple minutes later I walk into the kitchen to talk to the wife and I come back out and the US has scored to make it 2-0.

    I’m going to save “my gift” of a 3rd goal until they really need it.

    • I’m going to save “my gift” of a 3rd goal until they really need it.

      The team would be grateful!

      • 4-0

        Well, someone in the Japan coaching staff will have to do Seppuku.

        • Victor Mather 7:22 PM
          Jul 5, 2015

          This is Worse Than Brazil-Germany
          This game now resembles the semifinal of the men’s World Cup last year when Brazil lost to Germany 7-1. But in that game it took 26 minutes for Brazil to fall behind 4-0.

          Japan is shattered. The third and fourth goal were both the result of bad disorganization by the defense. Will a Brazil-style meltdown follow?

  8. via Raw Story:

    Minnesota firefighter flies Confederate flag on firetruck in July 4th parade: ‘It has nothing to do with slavery’

    • “Nielsen also said he never expected the choice would get so much attention.”

      He should get fired for being so ungodly stupid, if nothing else.

  9. “FINAL: United States 5, Japan 2
    The final whistle goes, and the Americans storm the field. The cameras are all on Carli Lloyd, as they should be. She’s been the best player in this tournament by a mile.”

    • I watched from 55:00 to the end. Soccer needs to learn to count backwards. They also need to obtain an official clock that stops when time is called for any reason, ending the need for arbitrary ‘additional time’.

    • Friend from DU:
      Drunken Irishman (27,438 posts)
      The last time the U.S. women won the World Cup, a Democrat was president. Js…

        • Hey, even Alabama doesn’t win the National Championship every year!

          The ladies only get one chance every Presidential term.

  10. Well, Nascar still plans to start the ‘Coke Zero 400’, at 11pm edt. I’ve been up since 7:30 edt on 3 1/2 hours of sleep.

    Danica is 19th in points, 55 out of the ‘Chase’. If she could get some decent breaks in the next few races, I think she could make the top 16 on points.

    • Well she’s been wrecked twice so far. The first time was on lap 2, but they fixed the car fast enough on pit road, that she stayed on the lead lap. This second time she has more damage, and the crew is putting new sheet metal on the right front, so I’ll just have to wait to see if this helps.

      • That doesn’t sound good!

        Why on earth would they decide to start the race that late?
        Couldn’t they have waited until tomorrow?

        • No, they’re getting it in tonight. You should see this last repair. The whole crew came over the wall with strips of sheet metal, a cordless drill, rivet gun, and huge swaths of tape. She’s catching up to the back of the field, they’re all pitting again. More work on the right front. It’s all bare metal and tape now, but it’s actually shaped like the original fender now. One more time in the pit, I hear some hammering down low on the right front. You have to keep leaving and returning to stay on the lead lap.

        • She may have enough fuel to finish the race. The front runners should be a few laps short.

        • Nope, she couldn’t stay in the draft, she’s three seconds a lap slower than the pack.

            • I’m not employed right now. Things should improve now that the holiday is over and we’re in a new quarter.

            • Oh, i do hope it picks up for you House!

              I need to turn in. It’s cooled down so sleep may actually be possible!

              Goodnight, House!

        • Something broke or the right front tire blew, and she hit the outside wall. She stopped in the pit, but now they’re taking it back to the garage.

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