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Monday, October 16, 2017

I see stupid people

In the movie "The Sixth Sense," the 9-year-old boy, Cole Sear, said: "I see dead people."

My gift is I see stupid people.

Well, we all see stupid people, but this is fun.

First up is Hillary.

From the Daily Mail:
'I was running downstairs in heels with a cup of coffee and fell backwards!' Hillary Clinton reveals tumble that left her with a broken toe as she appears with Graham Norton hobbling on crutches and wearing protective boot
Sure, sure, sure. Whatever she says.

It wasn't from tripping over a wine bottle or kicking an aide.

From the New York Post:
A big get with Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan wasn’t big enough to pull Megyn Kelly out of her ratings slump.
Her “Megyn Kelly Today” viewership slipped from 0.77 ratings points on Monday to 0.54 ratings points on Tuesday of last week.
“It’s a possible all-time low for ‘Today.’ It may even be lower than her [Fox] cable show. [NBC News president] Noah [Oppenheim] and [NBC News and MSNBC chairman] Andy [Lack] are in big trouble,” a source told us.
Another source added, “That’s a big drop. They have to turn this around.”
Kelly also appeared for the first time on MSNBC earlier this week.
She better get used to MSNBC.

Brian Williams did.

Flashback to June 2, 2014:
President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, said on ABC that Bowe Bergdahl "served the United States with honor and distinction" and that "Sergeant Bergdahl wasn't simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield."
He pleaded guilty to desertion today.

Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance that no one in the NFL will hire him. He opted out of a $13 million contract after last season.

NBC News passed on the Weinstein story despite having an audiotaped admission, police reports and victims willing to go on the record.

Then NBC said, hold my Chardonnay:
NBC News has fired a editor suspected of leaking video of MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell screaming at staffers during his primetime program "The Last Word," according to a Monday report.  
The New York Post reports that the editor who leaked the video to Mediaite worked for NBC's "Today Show."  
“The video of Lawrence O’Donnell was leaked on Sept. 20. The leaker was identified, confronted and fired on Sept. 26. It turned out to be a ‘Today’ show editor who said he did it because he thought it was funny. But it wasn’t exactly the perfect crime — he left a very clear trail," an unnamed source told the paper's "Page Six" gossip column. 
The footage quickly went viral on social media, with the 65-year-old O'Donnell loudly complaining in the footage about “insanity in the control room" and “f—king out-of-control s—t" while complaining about a hammering sound happening on another floor above his studio and referring to MSNBC president Phil Griffin. 
“Stop the hammering up there! Who’s got a hammer? Where is it? Where the hammer? Go up on the other floor…I’ll go down to the goddamned floor myself and stop it! Keep the goddamned commercial break going! Call f—ing Phil Griffin! I don’t care who the f—k you have to call!”
If stupid had a Hall of Fame, NBC would get a wing for itself.

From Al Michaels:
"The Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein."
But not as bad as his week.

Who does he work for?

NBC.

For now.

Finally, Nobel economist Paul Krugman wrote hours after we elected Trump president:
“It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover?
“Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear.”
“Still, I guess people want an answer: If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.
“Under any circumstances, putting an irresponsible, ignorant man who takes his advice from all the wrong people in charge of the nation with the world’s most important economy would be very bad news. What makes it especially bad right now, however, is the fundamentally fragile state much of the world is still in, eight years after the great financial crisis.”
The Dow is up 4,000 points since he wrote that.

4624.22 points to be exact -- a gain of 25% in eleven-plus months.

Did I mention Krugman advised Enron?

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16 comments:

  1. I wish for the gift to NOT see stupid people. They're everywhere. The world is crawling with them. - Elric

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  2. If you fell backwards while running downstairs your toes would be pointed up.

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  3. I have broken many bones, including toes, and I have to say I have never seen ANYONE treat a simple broken toe (even the large) with a protective boot AND crutches.

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  4. Her “Megyn Kelly Today” viewership slipped from 0.77 ratings points on Monday to 0.54 ratings points on Tuesday of last week.

    “It’s a possible all-time low for ‘Today.’......

    Kelly also appeared for the first time on MSNBC earlier this week.

    She better get used to MSNBC.


    Which brings up the following:

    Kelly had above average ratings at FoxNews.

    Other then Sean Hannity and possibly Tucker Carlson, who appearing regularly on cable news could draw an audience on the major networks?

    Yet every week I read dozens of articles about what was said by people on those networks. As if it's important. As if it influences the masses.

    Who cares? Who even cares about the people on the major networks. Heck, watching 'The Today Program' is the same as getting ones news of domestic and world events from People magazine.

    - Ken

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    1. Ken - exactly right - "who cares" is a great way to frame our reactions to (and became my default response to) any and all political reporting, including polling.

      "Hmm, that's fascinating" is also good.

      Then flip to sports and business news, the only news worth paying any attention to.

      With apologies to MLK, I'm free at last, free at last, great God almighty I'm free at last!

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  5. Re Hillary; Don I am sure I saw footage of Hillary Clinton and others including Mr Trump, standing at the service. It did not appear then that she was drunk.
    A thought on Pres Trump vs Weinstein. Pres Trump had thousands of lawsuits brought against him over his lifetime. Were any for abusing women? Unlike Weinstein, he would not have any power to promote their careers in movies, so one would expect there to be many lawsuits, if he were the molester people say he was. CDM

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    1. Had to be drunk, she always has her mouth full of whine.

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  6. Did I mention Krugman advised Enron?

    HA HA HA !!!

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  7. Hillary really didn't break her toe, she merely reopened an old Bosnian sniper fire injury.

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  8. I had no idea Smirnoff even made coffee.

    The "stupid" on Iran has just begun. Rescuing the regime and securing nukes for them is the main reason Obama ran, not imposing socialism on America.

    The pushback will be tremendous, and much of it Deep.

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  9. Who is buried in Grant's Tomb? Well, if the story is true, ol' U.S has been thrashing in his grave since last November, howling "DAMN, I coulda lost my tag as the most drunken President in American history! Damn you, Trump! Damn you!!"

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  10. Paullie "The Beard" Krugman did say one thing right: "What makes it especially bad right now, however, is the fundamentally fragile state much of the world is still in, eight years after the great financial crisis.” After 8 years of Obama; any other person would have had that on a sign with a chain locked around his neck forevermore.

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  11. That hammer speech would quite nicely fit the tune "If I Had A Hanmer".

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  12. Hold my Chardonnay.... Priceless!

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  13. Stupid people are like dead people. Dead people don't know they are dead. Stupid people don't know they are stupid. Everyone around them knows.

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