3.23.2010

Are We Living In The Time Of Idiocracy*?

So, as you may have heard, Vice President Joe Biden dropped an F Bomb today during the signing of the historic health care bill signing. To be expected, Fox News immediately jumped on it like it is THE news of the day. But just when I thought it was only Fox News who had lost its journalistic mind, I heard CBS Radio News lead with the story at the top of the hour. (As of this writing, CNN has it buried on its home page, the Dallas Morning News home page has nothing about it as is the case with the Star-Telegram. But local affiliate Fox 4 had the story on its home page complete with video. Channel 8's website had nothing about it nor did KXAS Channel 5.) Edit: To clear this up for a few, my complaint is how this "news" is handled as real news by major media outlets --- not what makes headlines on a spare small town blog. ___________ * Idiocracy is a movie which portrays America far into the future where the House of Representatives had become The House of Representin', the President was a former Ultimate Fighter, every product had "Extreme" in the name or something like it, and the most popular TV show was nothing but videos of guys getting hit in the groin.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the future:)


vote: uncle fester 2012

Anonymous said...

It is sad many people will find nothing offensive about this. This is what we can expect when all statesmen have been replaced by polititians. My Dad always told me foul language is only used by those too stupid to express a thought coherently.

Anonymous said...

It should not have been said AT ALL. Shame on the VP. No wonder so many of us have lost respect for our government!

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, stop watchin and lookin at fox and any other republican network. Problem solved. Duh

Anonymous said...

I actually did'nt realize our VP had such a limited vocabulary?

Anonymous said...

So does this automatically make Sarah Palin our Vice President?

Bush shot the finger, Cheney used the f word......I'm sure all of you have toooo......get f^cking over it, you ignorant twits.

Anonymous said...

Biden is a piece of work. Just a few days ago he offered rest in peace to the Irish PM's mom. Only problem: She is still alive.

As a Republican, I can't wait for the day Obama leaves office. For the sake of our country, I hope it is at the end of his term. The only thing worse than Obama would be Biden no wait Pelosi is next in line. Let's get Biden to the bunker immediately.

Anonymous said...

I jes wants to get to Starbucks as fast as I can..he he..

Anonymous said...

2:36 - you are so right. Many don't find it offensive. Check out a few on this blog.

You come to my house and say that word, you leave - and that goes for family members too.

Anonymous said...

That's nothing compared to what was said behind closed doors of all Americans when the bill passed. Marking this as a great historical accomplishment is like celebrating 911. We should all be in mourning!

Anonymous said...

The thumbscrews of Government have been tightened some more, but then some people like torture.

mzchief said...

Even though people might use that type of language in their own homes, decent people would NEVER use that language in someone else's home. It just goes to prove how little respect Biden and Obama have for the White House.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

All I can say is... if anyone honestly, and I mean HONESTLY thinks this health care bill will improve things, given the track record of our government, then you are living in an F'n fantasy land.

(just had to throw that last

Anonymous said...

The only Idiocracy that exists is centered in Wise County and specifically around Barry's office.

If you folks haven't figure out that he's the biggest hypocrite on Earth, then you are part of said Idiocracy.

He's going to go down one of these days and go down big.

Watch and see.

Anonymous said...

LMAO!!!! This is the mentality of the people who wanted this to go thru.

"It's just going to be like Christmas," said DeCarlo Flythe, who lost health coverage for his family when he was laid off almost three years ago. "It's going to be great. You know, no worries (about) the bills. We are going to go ahead and pay our co-pay and be alright."

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! This person thinks he is going to actually get FREE healthcare.

Uhhhhhh.....hello? Anybody in there. You gonna have to pay whatever the insurance doesn't.

Or, am I mistaken and it is FREE except for paying a co-pay? HECK Fire Sign ME UP FOR THAT CRAP!

Anonymous said...

Wow, is that a threat, 3:55PM? I'll bet Barry's farking scared shiateless right about now. Dufus.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this is not big news. However didn't you have a post yesterday talking about the Texas Representative who said on the House floor that the health care bill is a baby killer. What is good for the goose is good for the gander and this makes you look like a hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that Republican leadership believed their own lies.

They forgot that they knew there weren't actually Death Panels in the bill, that it was still illegal to get federally-funded abortions, that everyone can really keep their private insurance, that the new proposals actually brought deficit down - by eventually trillions of dollars.

Anonymous said...

All of this -- hatred, churlishness, pique, resentment, snarling, incivility -- has become the face of a political party which once reflected the sunny optimism of Richard Nixon.

Anonymous said...

Exactly 4:20. Not even a day later he is being a hypocrite!

Anonymous said...

Coud it be the truth lies somewhere between the sides. It is neither as good or bad as portrayed.

It's a start. Most of my family belong to the "let them eat cake" crowd, but not one of doesn't have a relative without insurance thru no fault of their own......and can't get it except for the rules of the insurance companies.

The Republicans had 8 years to reform healthcare. They didn't.

The Democrats couldn't get the conservatives in their own party to go as far as they wanted. So the bill pretty much reflects reality of "what can be achieved."

I am glad for those not covered.

Anonymous said...

THE END IS NEAR!

wordkyle said...

Hmmm...how big a deal was made of Dan Quayle misspelling potato(e)? What your post indicates is that the media are leading our culture to idiocracy.

Anonymous said...

5:13 = 2012

Anonymous said...

is that gary coleman in the picture?

whachtu talkin bout willis?

Anonymous said...

5:02, I am glad for those not covered that won't be covered until 2012 and then won't be able to afford it and will be fined and then jailed for not buying it.

Anonymous said...

5:55 I am offended you would write that Gary Coleman is pictured attending the bill signing.

It's obviously Webster.

Anonymous said...

Think of the difference in "classiness and finesse" between Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan.

THAT is a clear analogy of how our country is being flushed down the crapper.

Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me that someone as educated as you can be so ignorant.

Anonymous said...

Was it Biden or Reid that wanted the guy in the wheel chair to stand up so people could see him?DAGO

Anonymous said...

Far into the future is already here.

Anonymous said...

"* Idiocracy is a movie which portrays America far into the future where the House of Representatives had become The House of Representin', the President was a former Ultimate Fighter, every product had "Extreme" in the name or something like it, and the most popular TV show was nothing but videos of guys getting hit in the groin."

Hmmm, reminds me of a certain Blog on the internets - just can't recall which one.

Anonymous said...

2013 will be when assess to my doctor as a medicare patient will kick in due to cost savings! Yes, it will cost less by not paying my doctor enough to keep the doors open.

2013 will be the year all employers have to provide health care insurance to their employees or pay a fine of $3000 per employee; however, for small business with 10 or less employees Obamacare will pay 50% of the costs. So if you own a small cafe, you have to pay 50% for health care insurance!

Then the taxes on the rich of anyone making $200,000 or more kicks in along with taxes on medical equipment and taxes on savings and interests income.

This is a disaster and Biden named it right! Their will be no new job growth because Democrats hate employers!

Anonymous said...

Bundled payment to doctors kicks in in 2013 meaning if a medicare patient goes to the doctor and has three treatments, for example, lab test, x-ray, office visit, the doctor must bundle all three into one for reimbursement. Big government will decide the reimbursement with NO appeal for the doctor. The reimbursement could be a doctor's visit only or just a reduced amount for all three. Doctors will stop taking medicare patients. Then Washington will tell them they will take away their medical license (state issue). We don't want to go down that road and it will be the final death blow to Democrats.

Anonymous said...

"* Idiocracy is a movie which portrays America far into the future where the House of Representatives had become The House of Representin', the President was a former Ultimate Fighter, every product had "Extreme" in the name or something like it, and the most popular TV show was nothing but videos of guys getting hit in the groin."

In other words, the most realistic science fiction movie ever made.

Anonymous said...

It's offensive, plain and simple. No matter if is was Bush or a Republican, it was rude and crude.......