Policy Update – The Tucson Clause

As Judge Judy is fond of asking, "Do I look like I need your help?"

Apparently some people think I do, so let me disabuse you of that notion. If I did need help, the likelihood that I'd be asking you for it is somewhere between 0 and -0. I write, you read. That's how it works.

So why do I allow comments at all? The idea was to discover people who had some intelligence, and could express themselves logically and rationally. The problem, of course, is that many more people think they are making sense than the number of people who actually do.

Usually I can decipher, but it's always those who make the least sense who want to argue the most for their position. So let me put it another way. of all the commentary that's out there, I respect a handful of those writing it. Are you one of them?  Are you Taranto or Coulter or Steyn? If not, I recommend you chat amongst yourselves.

But I can give you some tips if you absolutely have to post here:

If you're a liberal, you're an idiot.

If you're anywhere on the right, chances are you're an idiot.

If you like anyone I don't, you may be a better person than I, but you're borderline in the perception arena.

If you think you have something to say that makes sense, take your time in composing your post. reread it several times, show it to someone you know is smarter than you are, and when (s)he likes, discard it and move on. Because the chances are, he's only marginally more intelligent that you are.

As for me, I'm really tired of providing day care for idiots, so I'm not going to any longer. If your first post doesn't contain a kernel of sense, you won't find it when you come back looking. I'm insulted at having to read so much junk, so I'm finished acknowledging it.

And another thing. I don't need reinforcement. If you agree, that's great – you should. If you have something pithy or funny to add, that's great. But if you just want to say, "Ditto," save yourself the trouble. I wouldn't have written a piece of commentary that didn't make sense unless it was intentional.

Like last year when I wrote about the WWF decrying something in the Amazon, and I asked why the World Wrestling Federation was getting involved with the environment. It took a while, but a couple of months ago, some idiot (maybe the King of the Idiots) wrote a reply informing me that it was the World Wildlife Fund. Then I think he called me a name. You can see it on Bloggersbase, the Humor section (that's "Houmer" for my British friends), if you feel the need. And if you don't see it his way, you probably think the reply made me smile, but even though it accomplished something I didn't expect in my wildest dreams, strangely, I didn't find it to be all that funny.

Now I know that some or all of you who read this might feel that I'm a jerk. I call that a good start. At least we know you perceived one thing the way it really is.

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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