Stupid Things Donald Trump Has Said…
Donald Trump Photo by Gage Skidmore
So after watching Donald Trump make an ass of himself during his presidential coming out speech I found myself wanting to laugh but could not. I mean he has to be joking right? No one could really be that fucking stupid could they? It would appear so because since Trump made his racist remarks he has had multiple times to correct himself and refused to each time. He has instead chosen to stand by his racist remarks. Thus making him a racist. Something he can no longer deny that he is. I couldn’t laugh that. I instead found it sad, frustrating and offensive.
It got me thinking about all the other stupid things this man has said. So, in case we all forgot, here’s a few of the moronic and stupid crap that has come out of his mouth…
“I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” –Donald Trump, announcing his campaign for president.
“I have a great relationship with the blacks.” –Donald Trump
“I’ll tell you, it’s Big Business. If there is one word to describe Atlantic City, it’s Big Business. Or two words – Big Business.” –Donald Trump
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” –Donald Trump
“I’m not a schmuck. Even if the world goes to hell in a handbasket, I won’t lose a penny.” –Donald Trump
“Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? There’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like.” –Donald Trump on the View Talking about President Obama’s birth certificate.
Trump continued his attack on Obama by telling everyone he was going to release his own official birth certificate exclusively to Newsmax. He produced his birth certificate and it was rejected because it wasn’t an official document. Once again, Trump talking about shit he simply knows nothing about. The man is so stupid he doesn’t even know the difference between a birth certificate and an “Official” birth certificate.
“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” -Donald Trump on Twitter 12:15 PM – 6 Nov 2012
“It’s freezing and snowing in New York–we need global warming!” – Donald Trump on Twitter 12:24 PM – 7 Nov 2012
“Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!” -Donald Trump on Twitter 9:38 PM – 27 Apr 2015
“While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.” -Donald Trump on Twitter 8:59 AM – 28 Oct 2012
Oh, I could go on all day with the outrageously stupid things this jackass has said over the years. It’s just so easy when nearly every single time he opens his mouth a mass of stupidity flies out. It’s like he goes out of his way to sound like a dickhead.
Poor Shamming, Can We Please Stop Doing That…
I hope this is going to my last political rant for a while. I really hate these but I get so pissed off at how shallow, unsympathetic and easily manipulated people are and I just have to rant about it. Here’s what pissed me off this morning…
As I was on my way to bed last night I see one of the alerts that a Facebook friend shared “Mr. Conservatives” post. It was yet another attempt by the conservative right shame the poor. It was a meme that was just so stupid I had to rant about it. I used to be able to ignore this type of bullshit but sadly too many well meaning people fall for this form of propaganda because no one points out how they are being manipulated. I let it go because I was tired, in my bedroom and had already turned my PC off so I just went to bed. It was all but forgotten until I got up this morning and checked my Facebook feed. There it was, this stupid, ignorant inflammatory conservative meme. I wrote a huge rant in my friends timeline. I didn’t post it because I know it would be like trying to explain basic math to a monkey. Sure it can be done but it takes a long time and they’re still going to sling their shit at you when you’re done so what’s the point. Side note, not to say my friend isn’t as smart as Monkey or that she is an idiot. It’s just that I know she doesn’t mean to shame the poor and I know she’s well intentioned. Instead, I agreed with her and said that corporate greed is bad and that Walmart and the big three auto companies for example cost us billions a year. Trying to not correct my friends as much nowadays.
Mr. Conservative’s poor shamming
The reason this kind of crap pisses me off is because it’s pointless. Seriously, who think it’s a career choice? The only people that would disagree with this are probably the very few that have made it a career choice. Also, does anyone think that this is meme is going to persuade them to not make welfare a career choice? So I ask you, what is the point of this? I will tell you. Because, it’s propaganda for the conservative right that is designed to inflame good people. Good people who feel as if they are working too hard and paying too much in taxes to have it wasted on welfare fraud. And, I am not hear to tell them that they shouldn’t be enraged by it. What I am hear to say is that welfare fraud isn’t this rampant thing that conservatives keep telling us.
…it turned out he could only find that 2 tenths of 1 percent might have committed some kind of welfare fraud in his state.
To give you an example, the state of Maine’s governor LePage wanted go after those committing welfare fraud in his state. So his people did some research on it. He was on the case and this was a serious problem costing his state unknown fortunes! Well, he released the data and as it turned out he could only find that 2 tenths of 1 percent might have committed some kind of welfare fraud in his state. That’s it. Another way of looking at it is that 99.8 percent of the poor in his state are just poor and not committing any welfare fraud. And, of that 2 tenths of one percent, not all of them actually committed any fraud at all. As it turns out, some of those were just typos or clerical errors. So, we know in at least the state of Maine welfare fraud isn’t really too big of problem and isn’t really costing us that much money. If you want to get angry over 2 tenths of 1 percent go right ahead but if fraud is what bothers you, there are much bigger fish to fry.
Maine is just one state though, what about all those “Welfare Queens” we keep being told about? What about all that fraud FOX News keeps telling us about. Well, most of it never happened. That’s right, they lie to you. Most people know that FOX News has been proven repeatedly in study after study as one of the least factual news agencies in this country. And, the actual cases of fraud they come up with are so rare. So what is the national rate of welfare fraud in this country? It’s got to be like 25 percent? 40 percent? 25 percent? The numbers have to be outrageous right? Why else would conservatives make such a big deal out of it if it wasn’t such a big deal? As it turns out, at best, the national average for welfare fraud is about 2.7 percent. That’s right. All the poor shamming the conservative right does it turns out that 97.3 percent of the American’s poor aren’t committing fraud. They’re just poor and need some assistance.
So why is the conservative party so outraged by welfare fraud? To be honest, it’s just what they do. They convince good people that there’s a problem and they can fix it. They make simple statements designed to outrage. This type of negative propaganda works. My friend that shared the image doesn’t know dick about the poor. But, she works hard and doesn’t want her tax money wasted on people taking advantage of the system. She’s being manipulated to believe that there’s a serious problem when there isn’t. Further more, it implies that since this is a conservative page that those who are not conservatives must be the ones allowing such travesties of fraud to continue. That simply is not the truth.
Have the facts to back up what you’re saying otherwise, don’t post it.
I don’t care what party a person belongs to. All I ask is that if they going to post something, have a clue as to what you’re posting about. Have the facts to back up what you’re saying otherwise, don’t post it. I don’t mind opinions that differ from mine. I love a good debate when I have the time. But, what pisses me the fuck off is when people just randomly post this kind of crap when it’s sole purpose is to mislead others and create a rage over an issue that really isn’t as bad as it is being made out to be, that isn’t right.
People need to question things more. When did we stop doing this? I saw someone post a meme the other day explaining the origins of the term SWAG. I had to re-tweet the correct information when I saw it.
Her intentions were well meaning, she said something like, “Personally, this makes me like the term even more now.” The problem is, this is not what it means, it isn’t a fact, it’s just stupid shit some dumbass came up with because he or she was smart enough to know that people are gullible and will believe pretty much anything they are told if they thing it sounds reasonable.
What I have found is that when it comes to politics, propaganda works. Liberals do it, conservatives do it. It’s just that conservatives do it to an insane level. They are creating a fear in people that is causing a level of paranoia that is absolutely ridiculous. If it isn’t promoting bigotry by hiding behind the Bible, it’s shamming the poor by hiding behind non-sense statements and creating an unrealistic ideal of welfare fraud. I just have a hard time letting this kind of bullshit go unchecked. But, there is just so much of it, I simply don’t have the time to correct all the bullshit I see by posting the actual facts. It would be nice if I did. But, I have a job and if I don’t want to be on welfare, I need to get back to it.
Please, read these articles below, they are eye opening.
Resources for this article:
Governor’s Attempt To Find Massive Welfare Fraud Turns Up Next To Nothing
Welfare fraud is nothing compared to Pentagon waste and abuse
Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs
Dishonest Fox Chart Overstates Comparison Of Welfare To Full-Time Work By 500 Percent
I don’t know what it is that makes people so goddamn stupid. I just saw a post from a friend on Facebook linking to a YouTube video that is supposed to show how you can charge your cellphone with electricity from your skin. It’s frightening how gullible people are. This is what happens when you have no concept of science and logic, you think like an idiot. Stop doing that.
Here’s the video…
I want to explain why this won’t work but if you’re already stupid enough to think this works, you’re certainly going to understand the science involved. So, I will keep it as simple as possible. USB cables don’t work this way. They are not an outlet, there are tiny wires that define what is transferred from one end to other. To just stick one end of a paperclip in there and expect it to link up with the specific wire that sends the electrical current needed for charging just isn’t going to happen, ever. You can get an electrical charge from you skin but it’s somewhere around a tenth of an AMP, that’s not going to cut it. Also, two quarters and a piece of paper don’t make a capacitor not to mention you wouldn’t need a capacitor for this. It’s all just so stupid.
If you want some of the science behind how charging with a USB cable works look for reliable sources. Below is a link to get you started. And remember, this simple phrase, “If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably is.” And, don’t ever just take the word of someone because they have a blog and told you something. Even if you trust them. Look shit up from reliable sources. Look for the science behind what they are saying. When you read articles look for their sources. Look at the evidence they provide to back up what they are saying and then check those sources.
Don’t be that person that posts stupid shit. Chances are your smart friends are just too polite to tell you that you’re being an idiot. Sometimes they try to politely and explain why what you just posted was completely stupid and lacks any scientific evidence or even a logical train of thought. I know this applies to me, I try to be nice but it’s hard when people just throw a pile of stupid right in your face. Usually what happens now, I just do a silent face palm and remember that there’s a reason I never talk to most of these “Friends” in real life.
You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to not look like an idiot when you post. Just ask yourself, do I really know if what I am about is true or am I just posting it because it sounds cool. If you’re about to post something that is supposed to be factual and you’re only doing it because it sounds cool, you could be an idiot. We’re all guilty of posting stupid shit, it happens. But, let’s be honest, some people do it like it’s a competition.
How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone
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