Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-41C: Stupid people

Abominable Act (ObummerCare)  – Politics 2013 (Stupid people)
ObamaCare ACA website broken – GOP to blame
(Politico via the Last Resistance) Facing such intense opposition from congressional Republicans, the administration was in a bunker mentality as it built the enrollment system, one former administration official said. Officials feared that if they called on outsiders to help with the technical details of how to run a commerce website, those companies could be subpoenaed by Hill Republicans, the former aide said. So the task fell to trusted campaign tech experts. Read more here.

Nathan: Well, stupid is as stupid does, and the White House continues to be stupid.  How much of a stretch is it to blame the GOP by claiming “we were afraid of them?”  Like Bush, the Dems and the White House treat and use the GOP as a boogeyman who will eat all the little children, give cancer to all the old folks, and re-enslave anyone of color.  You know, I have even run into a few Democrats who are sick of this and ticked off by it – but not many, I admit.  Modern Democrat voters are one of history’s biggest arguments against democracy.  Ole Woodrow must be tickled pink that he helped make the world “safe for democracy.”  But keep in mind, it ain’t only Dems that are stupid.

Stupid People – World Wars
Adelson: Obama should fire nuke to send message to Iran

(Washington Post) Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire who extensively funded numerous Republican campaigns in the 2012 election, said at a forum Tuesday that President Obama should fire an atomic weapon into the middle of the desert to send a message to Iran.

Nathan: Insanity and loose cannonballs! Some GOP types (quite a few) fit the traditional stereotypes as warmongers and idiots, like Sheldon here.

Mama’s Note: One must assume this person inherited his wealth. He doesn’t sound intelligent enough to maintain a piggy bank on his own. Probably needs someone to feed and dress him, what with all the mindless drooling…

Nathan: My thought too, but here is what Wikipedia has to say: “ Adelson was born and grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Sarah (née Tonkin) and Arthur Adelson.  His family was Ukrainian Jewish. His father drove a taxi, and his mother ran a knitting shop. His business career began at the age of 12. He began to sell newspapers at the age of 12 and started a candy-vending-machine business at the age of 16. He attended trade school to become a court reporter but later joined the army. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom. As of October 2013, Adelson was listed as the 12th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $34.4 billion.”

So (assuming Wikipedia is reporting truthfully)  it isn’t inherited insanity: senility maybe.  Or maybe he is a prodigy: super intelligent in a very small area, but an absolute idiot in every other way.  Some media suggests he was using hyperbole to make a point about taking action: others figure he is just an evil monster that wants to help the world get destroyed sooner or later.  I figure he is just one more example of why it is a bad idea for governments to be allowed to play with dangerous toys.  And why it is a GOOD idea to allow peaceful and private people to have weapons to keep things like someone dropping a nuke on their heads from happening.  Fortunately, most of us just have to worry about the random terrorist or carjacker or burglar or mugger – as the next person seems to understand.

Hoploclasts and hoplophobes
Interpol chief raises question on armed citizenry

(Freedom Outpost) INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K Noble “What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed. For me it’s a profound question. People are quick to say ‘gun control, people shouldn’t be armed,’ etc., etc. I think they have to ask themselves: ‘Where would you have wanted to be? In a city where there was gun control and no citizens armed if you’re in a Westgate mall, or in a place like Denver or Texas?’

Nathan: So, the “world’s top cop” is in favor of gun freedom?  Or at least something less than the total gun control that is the Tranzi and liberal and statist goal?  Or is he just blowing smoke up our noses?  We’ll see how long he lasts. Note he doesn’t say the police and citizens MUST or NEED to change their views – just question them.  Right.  Well, stupid people don’t realize that they are doing the same thing over and over, which is why they seem insane to many of us.

Mama’s Note: I found it encouraging that this person even mentioned the fact that armed individuals are the best defense against “terrorists.” Whether or not his tranzi masters will allow him to remain in the post will be interesting to watch. For now, I give him the benefit of the doubt.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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