Srsly, dude …

Okay, look … I was gonna do a really, really snide piece on Harry Reid and his refusal to let the Senate vote on Obama’s stupid-*ssed cliff-avoidance plan, but that would’a been a cheap shot.
Then, I thought about listing the past 48-hours-worth of unbelievably inane and insulting news items.
Nah, too Drudge.
Then, it occurred to me that, perhaps, y’all might have one or two pet YGBSMs to get off your chests.

What’s your most stupid, irritating, or insulting news item of the week?

Cultural ref


  1. Caged Insanity
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm |

    Anything involving Obama

  2. PeggyU
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm |

    That school in Florida that went into lockdown mode and called a hazmat team because some kid brought a mercury thermometer to school. An intact mercury thermometer. School probably uses those twirly lightbulbs, too.

  3. S2
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm |

    So, a security guard – licensed to carry a firearm in the course of employment and for up to an hour in their commute to/from the work site – was arrested recently for having a .25 caliber weapon and ammunition in his carry on bag at O’Hare Int’l airport.

    Oh, by the bye, he apparently moonlights as a state senator in Illinois, part of his turf being the south side of Chicago. He was on his way to DC, I guess, to garner patronage/support for his run at the disgraced Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s soon to be vacant seat. Oddly enough, he’s voted against CCW licensing, too.

    What self respecting rent-a-cop would carry a .25, anyway?

    But for contrast, I offer this:

    A bad guy (pronounced moe-rawn in Texas, I believe) called 911 onnacoutna the homeowner he tried to steal from didn’t have the decency to act like a proper victim.

  4. iD
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm |

    NYC subway. Man shoved onto tracks. Man dies.

    Photographer gets picture of man as train approaches. Gets excoriated for not saving the man instead of snapping pictures.

  5. Stick
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 5:26 am |

    Matt Damon trying to convince people that he didn’t know his anit-fracking movie was produced by the United Arab Emirates.

  6. apotheosis
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 6:11 am |

    I honestly wish I could find anything stupid, irritating, or insulting anymore, man.

    I mean taken by itself, out of the context of the rest of this shit, any of the political or financial stories we’re deluged with every day should be cause for torches and pitchforks; but put it with all the others, and the deluge of bad news is just numbing.

    At some point you just stop listening to the individual stories and shaking your head, sharpening knives and keeping your powder dry and waiting for what seems like the inevitable finale of the show to start.

  7. Joe
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 6:36 am |

    Reid Seeks Permission For Popcorn During Senate Viewing Of ‘Lincoln’.

    Evidently they have nothing to do.

  8. Thunderbottom
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 6:40 am |

    My nomination is the story of the Detroit city councilwoman saying that Obama should send money to bail out Detroit because nearly everyone in Wayne County (where Detroit is located) voted for him. She then went on to cite as an example a Michigan congressman voted in during the Carter administration who “brought home the bacon” (after seeing a picture of this woman, the last thing she needs is more bacon).

  9. MikeG
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 7:08 am |

    ANYTIME I hear “fiscal cliff.” I decided to play a little game a couple days ago and imagine taking a shot every time I heard it for the day as I was out and about. Had the car radio on, not always to a talk station either. I would have taken two shots before I got out of my driveway, 4 by the end of my street. and at least 10 in the first hour of travel.

    Next time I’m playing for real.

  10. logdogsmith
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 7:46 am |

    The one about the senate voting to strike “lunatic” from laws. That just seemed crazy to me.

  11. Thunderbottom
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 8:09 am |

    Over a week ago, there was a Democrat congressslugman, James Clyburn, of South Carolina, who upbraided Sen. McCain for using “incompetent” as a “racist” code word in his criticism of UN representative, Susan Rice. Then I heard that Congress voted to remove use of the word “lunatic” in Federal legislation because it was deemed too accurate “outmoded” and “demeaning”.

  12. Posted December 7, 2012 at 8:40 am |

    I actually saw Red over this “Local” story:

    Elderly residents at the Willows senior apartment building in Newhall, California are protesting an order from management to remove their Christmas tree from the community room because it’s a religious symbol.

    The owner of the Willows, JB Partners Group Inc., sent a memo to the staff of Willows demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas, reports Daily News

    And Don’t ever call me Shirley!

  13. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 9:04 am |

    The CHURCH that canceled “It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas” because it’s too religious.

  14. geezerette
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 9:23 am |

    All of the above and Harry I got a phone call Reid and his foot ball 3quarterbacks analogy — add some of the new maybe,could be, leaked new appointments or the ones not being replaced because they are doing such a great job being the lying SOB’s they are. The billions of tax payer dollars that were spent on the Royal First Family and will be in the next 4 years. The Benghazi bs the Sandy bs– Everything that he/they get away with. I’m so sick of that GD cliff I could puke when we know not a thing is going to be done about any of it and he/they will get their revenge.

  15. OTA Mom
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 9:44 am |

    FEMA staff sight-seeing while the hurricane-ravaged masses huddle for warmth.

  16. Thunderbottom
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:04 am |

    #13. Alan outback bacon czar: “The CHURCH that canceled “It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas” because it’s too religious.” I’ll bet that the church was either (a) Unitarian (they address their prayers to “To Whom It May Concern”) or (b) one of those uber-liberal Protestant denominations like the United Church of Christ or the Episcopalians (the church with the gay and lesbian bishops).

  17. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:10 am |

    All of y’all’s examples piss me off, but my pet peeve this week is Boner complaining about Uhbama not being serious, then touting his $800 billion ‘revenue’ plan as ‘not raising taxes’ by keeping rates the same and closing ‘loopholes’.
    1. The ‘loopholes’ are deductions put in law by the organization he runs.
    2. If a citizen pays more money in taxes at the end of next year than he did this year on the same revenue, then Boner has, in fact, raised taxes.
    BTW, Boner you government slut, do some arithmetic:
    $800 billion over ten years = $80 billion per year, which won’t even pay the $450 billion annual interest on the debt, nor make a dent in the $1,200 billion Uhbama is borrowing every year.

    If he talked about cutting spending about $1 trillion/year, or $10 trillion over ten years, we’d still be increasing debt, but at least be able to catch a breath before we’re thrown over the cliff.
    A bunch of subway bystanders doing nothing along with a photographer snapping and selling a pic (said he the flashwould alert the train’s engineer – filthy liar) of a man’s death struggle instead of helping the poor guy enrages me, but that was meanness, stupidity and greed causing one poor man’s end.
    The day after day bullshit kabuki theater in DC pisses me off more than anything I can think of right now, because it will be the end of all of us.

  18. Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:30 am |

    He had to not allow a vote.

    There was too much of a chance the house republicans would just vote present and let it all burn with the Democratic Party’s name on this crash.

  19. Justin Credible
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm |

    Hey, LQQK! A website with job postings!

  20. Merovign
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm |

    All of them.

  21. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm |

    ^ *snick*
    Man, I thought I was lazy.