Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stupid People Saying Stupid Things

Stupid person number one: Bill O'Relliy

Discussing Trump’s poor showing with black voters and his attempts to appeal to that demographic, O’Reilly let loose :
BILL O’REILLY: But how are you going to get jobs for them? Many of them are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads, and I hate to be generalized about it, but it’s true. If you look at all the educational statistics, how are you going to get jobs for people who aren’t qualified for jobs?

You know, putting aside for the moment that Bill O'Reilly is a huge racist, what the fuck is he even talking about? I've seen a lot of people in my time - black, white, Asian, Hispanic, etc. and I'm pretty sure that I have never seen a black guy with a forehead tattoo. I don't think even Dennis Rodman ever had one. I've seen plenty of white guys with tattoos all over their faces, but never a black guy.

But maybe that's just me. So I Googled "forehead tattoo" and looked at the images.

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You have to scroll through about 50 scary-looking white guys before you finally come to this fellow
who for some reason felt the need to have a brand of shoes tattooed on his noggin.

And there are a couple of other black guys, but it's mostly dudes who look like this:

And, granted, those guys are going to have a tough time finding jobs in the non-criminal sector of our economy, but who the hell thinks that forehead tattoo is some kind of a black guy stereotype?

Stupid person number two: Rep. Mark Walker

North Carolina Congressman: Bruce Springsteen Is a "Bully" for Canceling Concert

How? How is Bruce Springsteen being a bully?

A U.S. congressman who represents portions of Greensboro, N.C., is accusing Bruce Springsteen of being a "bully," after the rock star canceled a concert there to protest a new law that's being described as anti-gay.
"It's disappointing he's not following through on his commitments," said Rep. Mark Walker, a Republican freshman congressman.

Yes. that's what bullies do. they fail to follow through on their commitments. That's why everyone hates and fears them.

"Bruce is known to be on the radical left," continued Walker, "and he's got every right to be so, but I consider this a bully tactic. It's like when a kid gets upset and says he's going to take his ball and go home."

 Um, I think you're confusing being a bully with being a crybaby? Bullies don't take their ball and go home. They take YOUR ball and go home. And your lunch money.
 Taking your ball and going home is a response to being bullied, it's not bullying.

 Okay, so you just lost Bruce Springsteen. Care to look on the bright side, Congressman?

"We've got other artists coming soon — Def Leppard, Justin Bieber," the congressman told The Hollywood Reporter. 
 Ahahahaha! Def Leppard!
 Ahahahahaha!! Justin Bieber!

 "I've never been a Bieber fan, but I might have to go. Maybe artists who weren't 'born to run' deserve a little bit more support," he said, referencing one of Springsteen's most famous songs.

You know what? Go. Go to a Justin Bieber show. Sitting through a Justin Bieber performance seems like an adequate punishment. Not for your anti-LGBT laws, but for that hacky "Born to Run" reference.