Tuesday, March 04, 2014

For your entertainment: The stupidest thing any politician has said in recent days

This (from here) deserves to win an award:
State Rep. DuWayne Bridges (R-AL) declared, “School shootings, patricide and matricide are due to the Ten Commandments not being displayed in schools and other government buildings.” Bridges also said, “The Tenth Amendment [sic] was adopted before the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea because Moses didn’t get to cross the Red Sea.”
One often meets "Christians" who claim to revere the Old Testament yet have never actually read the book. In the past, these pious folk got the gist of the key Biblical narratives stories from the religious epics produced by C.B. DeMille and other Hollywoodites. Alas, today's southern-fried zealots seem to be so jacked up on caffeine (or worse substances) that they no long possess the ability to sit through all four hours of the Charlton Heston version of The Ten Commandments. If DuWayne had seen the movie, he would know that Moses got across the Red Sea just fine.

At any rate, I don't know what the parting of the Red Sea has to do with the "Tenth Amendment."

What, exactly, is DuWayne trying to say here? His inability to express himself comprehensibly does not give one great confidence in his state's educational system. However, I think he intended to convey the idea that any school which does not display the Ten Commandments in each classroom will probably experience mass shootings, patricides and matricides.


So I can only presume that there must be shoot-em-ups every single day in French, British, German, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish and Swiss schools, because the classrooms in those nations have never displayed the Ten Commandments. Why, the blackboards must be caked with bloodstains.

Let me ask my European readers: What is the school day like in your country? Do you quake with fear every time your children return home from their classes because you know that they've taken lessons in how to off Mum and Dad?
I look forward to the European response :0).

Personally, I favor the Republican from Virginia's grand bit of oratory when he called pregnant women 'hosts.' Even though, he said, some people refer to them as . . . mothers. Must be a fan of Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale.'

Surely a statement to win hearts and minds. For decades.

Jindal needs to do another speech on "the party of stupid" because the GOP has rolled right off the rails and Peggy Noonan is weeping.

Not unlike the NRA blaming gun violence on video games...like all those countries also don't play video games. When will we accept easy access means frequent use and misuse? Didn't intend to change topics, just thinking of Mr.Heston I guess. I miss Phil Hartman's voice.
What a complete and utter tool! A careful reading tells anybody that it was the Second Amendment which was handed down because Moses never got to cross the Delaware.
Wow, that's pretty terrible. I wonder how many of his constituents even are aware of his mistakes in that sentence.

I was guessing he meant to say 10th "commandment", not amendment, but either way it still makes no sense whatsoever.
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