The stupid, it burns

Last night, I heard somebody say possibly the stupidest sentence ever uttered in the English language. Now, I could tell you that it started with “Bill O’Reilly hit the nail on the head last night”, and most of you would say “Stop right there, you’ve already won the prize”. But the stupidity continued to pour forth like sewage: “when he said that Putin got Time Magazine’s `Man of the Year’ instead of PatreiusPatreaus because PatreiusPetraeus is winning the war in Iraq and Time would never admit that”. At this point, I threw up in my mouth a little.

But because I hang around with pilots, and a large number of them are the types who believe any bilge that Fox News tells them to believe, I shut up and try to steer the conversation away from the things that would make me have to stab this guy in the face.

10 Replies to “The stupid, it burns”

  1. Not only that, but you chant “shutupshutupshutup” to your lovely wife when she turns to you and whispers “DID YOU HEAR THAT?”

    And no, I wasn’t talking in a normal tone of voice. Before you even say it.

  2. > I shut up and try to steer the conversation away from the things that would make me have to stab this guy in the face.

    I hope this pent-up rage will dissipate after the Devil Himself leaves office.

  3. And why should it? It’s not like Iraq won’t be the gift that keeps on giving or the climate will suddenly cool down by 2.3 degrees or we’ll get access to all those administration record that prove they all really have our best interests at heart or banks will start lending again or Canadians will stop chuckling at the USD’s exchange rate or New Orleans will be a functioning city again or all those trillions of dollars of national debt will be paid off or the US Army will start meeting its recruiting goals when the Fuckup In Chief leaves office.

  4. Yeah, back when I was flying I discovered pretty quickly that I couldn’t hang out and shoot the breeze with other pilots. I guess a rightward lean should be expected for an activity that generally requires either a military background or a large amount of disposable income.

  5. Andrew, if you’re going to be so angry until the very last problem on the planet disappears, you’ll need more coffee.

  6. Frank, if you think that the specific problems caused by this specific pigfucker can be laughed off as “the very last problem on the planet”, I’d suggest it’s you who needs a sense of perspective, not us.

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