October 5, 2006
These are a few of our favorite slurs. As regular readers of SC&A, we believe you are now ready to use these insults on your own, without supervision. More importantly, we believe you can utilize this wisdom without hurting yourselves, putting someone’s eye out or neglecting the starving children in China.
Don’t you know that you’re depriving a village somewhere of an idiot?
The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re an artist.
I don’t know what your problem is, but I bet it’s hard to pronounce.
Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don’t give a damn.
I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.
What am I? Flypaper for freaks?
I’m not being rude. You’re just insignificant.
I wish I could buy you for what you’re worth and sell you for what you think you’re worth.
I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
Thank you. We are all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had of you.
It’s a thankless job, but you’ve got a lot of karma to burn.
You sound reasonable ~ time to up my medication.
I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try to be smarter.
I see you’ve set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy.
You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
A sharp tongue does not mean that you have a sharp mind.
Are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today?
Brains aren’t everything, in fact in your case they’re nothing.
Don’t let your mind wander – it’s far too little to be let out on its own.
He always finds himself lost in thought -it’s an unfamiliar territory.
He doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘fear’… but then again he doesn’t know the meaning of most words.
I don’t know what makes you so dumb, but it really works!
I don’t think you are a fool. But what’s my opinion compared to that of thousands of others?
I know you are nobody’s fool, but maybe somebody will adopt you.
I would have liked to insult you, but the sad truth is that you wouldn’t understand me.
If what you don’t know can’t hurt you, you’re practically invulnerable.
If you were twice as smart as you are now, you’d still be absolutely stupid.
I’m glad to see you’re not letting your education get in the way of your ignorance.
She has reached rock bottom and shows signs of starting to dig.
Sit down, give your mind a rest – it obviously needs it.
What you are lacking in intelligence, you more than makes up for in stupidity.
Whom am I calling ‘stupid’? Good question. I don’t know. What is your name?
This post was first published on October 22, 2005. We are republishing at this time because clearly, you were unable to digest this wit and wisdom at a single sitting.
Dan Riehl has a couple of interesting posts about the Foley scandal, here and here. As is always the case, Dan has the goods. In fact, he may be ahead of the curve. The ‘sponteneous’ Foley scandal is unraveling.
Drudge is reporting that the House page referred to in the ABC News transcript of lurid electronic messages exchanged with Mark Foley, was fact 18 years old and not under age, as initially reported. News media are now reporting that Mark Foley’s repulsive behavior has been know by Democrats for quite a while.
The few Democrats that have jumped in front of the story, are in reality, a thin line. There has been no barrage of pompous, self righteous and sanctimonious remarks from Harry Reid, Teddy Kennedy, Barbara Boxer or Diane Feinstein, for example.
Not that anyone could blame them, of course. They each have a long and distinguished career of corruption and deceit. In the House of Pork (Congress), fraud, deceit and corruption are time honored traditions that cross party lines.
In fact, both Houses of Congress are not much more than a den of thieves.
Robert ‘The Klan really wan’t so bad’ Byrd, has been crowned King of Pork. The former Klan kleagle has been bringing home the bacon for decades.
Ted ‘Bridge to nowhere‘ Stevens is a close runner-up. Hillary Clinton made the list of those who best know how to scam the system. She and Tom Delay have a lot more in common than either would care to admit.
In a fine example of bipartisan unity, Republicans and Democrats are fighting transparency when it comes to exposing Congressional pork.
As documented in Citizens Against Government Waste’s 2006 Congressional Pig Book, the amount of pork in the federal budget skyrocketed from $3.1 billion in 1991 to a record $29 billion in 2006 an 835 percent increase. Beyond the obvious frivolity of projects like $500,000 for the Sparta Teapot Museum in Sparta, North Carolina, pork has also played a central role in recent ethics and lobbying scandals. It seems not a week goes by without a new revelation of earmark abuse. In late July, it was reported that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) may have to shut down scientific research at the International Space Station. Part of the reason for NASA’s budget squeeze is that, since 2001, members of Congress have earmarked $3 billion from the agency’s budget for pet projects in their home districts and states. Efforts to clean up the political process after a scandal-ridden year have yet to bear fruit. The House lobbying/earmark reform bill (H.R. 4975) sits in an empty conference room with its Senate counterpart.
The Senate has yet to vote on the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 2590), introduced by Senators Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.). The “Google government” bill, as Sen. Coburn calls it, requires the Office of Management and Budget to run a single public website listing the names and locations of all individuals and groups receiving federal grants and contracts. Such a database would be an invaluable resource for watchdog groups, the media, and bloggers to expose wasteful spending, conflicts of interest, and other shenanigans. The bill has 29 co-sponsors and has been endorsed by groups from across the political spectrum.
The purpose of voting is to hold elected officials accountable. Yet Congress wants to conceal from the public, to the utmost extent possible, how their tax dollars are being spent. That may explain why S. 2590 had been put on “hold” by an anonymous senator.
Only Nancy Pelosi is front and center in excoriating not only the reprehensible acts of Mark Foley, but the entire Republican leadership as well.
Could it be that Nancy Pelosi is so pure in that whorehouse that is Congress? This morning, Ms Pelosi has been talking about ‘ethics.’
Glass houses, Nancy.
Nancy Pelosi took a risk. She thought that if she stepped out and hammered the GOP, she’s become the party ‘strongman’ and her own corruption would go away, something she desperately needs if she is to further her career. Well, she bet on the wrong horse- her fellow big name Dems have been quiet and will remain so- they understood it was their own credibility that was as stake. They will not come to her defence or rescue.
The time has come to examine Nancy Pelosi’s ethics. You wanna play, you gotta pay.