George Will: Michele Bachmann ‘Not Among Serious’ 2012 Contenders (VIDEO) — Mar 13, 2011 — “I’m racking my brain trying to think of a ‘woman of substance’ or even a willing candidate for sex-reassignment surgery. Nope – I’m pretty sure they’ve all been marginalized or banned.” ***Thomas Hess*** at 22:01: “I’m desperately trying to think of even a might-have-been substantive woman in the GOP. It’s sad. The real power brokers in the GOP definitely constitute a good-ol’-boys club.”
Japan Nuclear Plant Rocked By Second Blast, Rods Likely Melting — Mar 14, 2011 — “I hear you – nevertheless, it should be possible to ease their suffering with another power plant that is available RIGHT NOW. ” http://www.earthmagazine.org/earth/article/21a-7d9-5-e “The U.S.S. Lexington supplied power to the city of Tacoma from 17 December 1929 to 16 January 1930. The electricity from the carrer totaled 4.25 million kilowatt-hours.”
George Will: Michele Bachmann ‘Not Among Serious’ 2012 Contenders (VIDEO) — Mar 14, 2011 — “Isn’t it weird how they’ve willfully achieved a twisted version of a zen ideal?
I forget how it goes exactly – something about hammering a nail back down if it sticks up its head.”
Japan Nuclear Plant Rocked By Second Blast, Rods Likely Melting — Mar 14, 2011 — “I’ve noticed you have a certain facility for attracting the ‘sarcasm impaired’ too.”
Obama Admin To Hold Meetings With Goal Of Gun Policy Changes — Mar 14, 2011 — “Recently another poster spoke of a LIVING example of proof that manure can sprout legs and – walk…no that’s too easy. I would never presume to denigrate ‘a great economist’ – Milton Friedman, on the other hand – should have been stood up side-by-side with Henry Kissinger and tried for their crimes against humanity. http://www.naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine Not too late for Henry, though. Wonder how he feels about those out-of-country invites?”
Haley Barbour Press Secretary Dan Turner Resigns After Japan Joke — Mar 14, 2011 — “Ignorance is the chosen path for those who ‘Burn BEFORE Reading’.”
Cantor Defends Foreign Aid Cuts In Aftermath Of Japan Quake, Tsunami — Mar 14, 2011 — “As a name – ‘cantor’ can be regarded as strangely apt — assuming every temple singer needs to believe ‘the flock’ relies on him to guide their every move.”
Japan Gov’t Warns Those Nearby Nuclear Plant Stay Indoors To Avoid Radiation — Mar 15, 2011 — “Ever since he tried to burn the Enterprise to the waterline – he’s convinced that technology is tough as nails!!”
Wisconsin Protesters Say Next Fight At The Polls — Mar 14, 2011 — “Seriously? Did you just call someone a kettle and express chagrin that they are BLACK?”
Japan Nuclear Plant Explosion Reported — Mar 15, 2011 — “You might wanna flip over that precious nugget of ‘truth’. I think it’s start to charcoal up a bit. If it shrivels up anymore – then where will you be?!”
Wisconsin Protesters Refuse To Quit — Mar 14, 2011 — “’Constitutional libertarian’? I’m guessing deployment of that unknowable honorific is meant to defuse ugly situations because a discussion has just dissolved into confusion. Kudos on that. Some folks have different names for it – Mubarak practiced a particularly nasty form of it – particularly deleterious to the Egyptian ‘middle class’. The details are rife throughout the EXTREMELY factual editorial – don’t let that scare you off.” http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/02/201122414315249621.html “This is a template for how NOT to run a government. It’s not meant to be a Murdoch primer – no doubt some will mistake it for one.”
Neugebauer On Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Agency: ‘I Don’t Like Them’ — Mar 15, 2011 — “Randy Neugebauer is no longer trying to hide his contempt for ‘the will of the American people’.”
Wisconsin Loss For Labor Could Spur Union Counterattack In 2012 — Mar 15, 2011 — “Nope. All YOUR buddies are spreading the wealth UPWARDS.
FYI: They’re counting on the willfully ignorant to fail to understand they’re coming for theirs (yours) as well.
Too bad you can’t put all those ‘bad’ links in your book bonfire.”
Neugebauer On Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Agency: ‘I Don’t Like Them’
“’Willfully ignorant’. They wear it as a badge of honor. All questions as to why THAT is can be answered by the ‘Dunning-Kruger Effect’.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect “Although the Dunning–Kruger effect was put forward in 1999, Dunning and Kruger quoted Charles Darwin (“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge”) and Bertrand Russell (“One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision”) as authors who have recognised the phenomenon. Geraint Fuller, commenting on the paper, notes that Shakespeare expresses similar sentiment in As You Like It (“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” A biblical reference is Proverbs 12:15, which states: “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.” Hopefully someday there will ‘be an app for that’ — and all who suffer from it will be implanted with the chip that activates it … “