Sunday, September 4, 2016

A Gallery of Gaffes

  "Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder,
 is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they
call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes
 a wreck." ---Thomas Jefferson, to James Smith, December 8, 1822

You ask yourself: Why do the "gullible" make it so easy to mock and ridicule them? But, then, one could spend a career wondering about the cerebral workings of our politicians and other notables. Why is a stone so quiet, and inanimate? Because that’s just the way it behaves, or doesn’t behave.  Here is a selection of memorable gaffes (or lies masquerading as innocent gaffes or lapses in synaptic activity).

We start with our reality-challenged, addled Secretary of State, John Kerry, who recently uttered something in Bangladesh that wins some kind of award for upper class twitism. According to CNS new and other sources, he opined:
Some men are immune to reason.

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday during an appearance in Bangladesh that the media could “do us all a service” if they didn’t cover terrorism “quite as much.”

What would he prefer the MSM to cover, instead of the continued spate of Islamic terrorism? It isn’t as though it regularly reported the rapes by Muslims in Germany and Sweden, or the numerous honor killings in Muslim countries, or the number of gays thrown off of roofs in ISIS territory.    Perhaps the annual pie-eating contest in Indianapolis? The annual Iditarod race in Alaska? How about the horrendous murder rates in “gun-controlled” Chicago? Nix the latter. It would be too much like reporting on Syria.

No country is immune from terrorism,” Kerry said at a press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. “It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”

And that’s okay with Kerry. “Ignorance is Strength,” don’t you know? What the people don’t know won’t hurt them, until the next terrorist attack hurts them by the score. This piece of mental gibberish is in line with the German-Swedish policy of suppressing any news that would tend to make native Europeans less enthralled with how consistently and ubiquitously savage their new “refugee” neighbors” are. As the National Review’s Jim Geragehty noted on August 30th,

You can’t write satire about this administration anymore; it’s become too inherently contradictory and absurd.

John Kerry’s alter ego and early mentor
Not even Saturday Night Live could make up this kind of statement for laughs. It’s too bad Edgar Bergen, the ventriloquist, isn’t around to create a John Kerry dummy.

And then there’s former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The FBI has released the guts of its interview with her about all those emails she recklessly sent and received on her private, rubber-band-and-chewing gum server sitting atop a commode in the gardener’s restroom, next to the tool shed at her Chappaqua home. She confessed or claimed, among other whoppers, that she didn’t know that the “c” appended to secret information and paragraphs stood for “classified.” Trey Sanchez of The Truth Revolt reported:

Documents reveal that Clinton, who as secretary of State bypassed her State Department email and installed a private email server at her home in Chappaqua, New York, was not aware of the challenges, questions and problems that could result from a high level U.S. official sidestepping security and archival guidelines.

But they also show Clinton’s lack of understanding or acknowledgement of basic standards that govern government officials, especially those with top security clearances. For instance, she was unaware of what a “c,” short for classified, meant next to some paragraphs in notes and memos.

Hillary in one of her more lucid moments.
So, what did she think the “c” stood for? Casserole? Chatty Cathy? Caligula? Constellation? The aging cow must also suffer from sleep apnea, during which a person stops breathing, depriving the brain of oxygen. That would help to explain her foreign policy “triumphs,” repeated deceptions, lies, crimes, and not remembering what the “c” stood for on classified documents – among her other observable ailments and black hole size lapses in credibility.

Out of the closet: And I'll get your piddly 401K, too!
 You can keep the stupid mutt!
Jobs for Syrians, but not for blacks! Gratuitous cackling.

Finally, there is not-so-well-known Gabby Aossey, a blogger for the Huffington Post. On May 10th she wrote from her bubble world called “All Things Bright and Beautiful” that:

Contrary to American popular belief, Islam has a culture and history of women empowerment. In the Qur’an, which is believed to be God’s word told to Prophet Muhammad, women and men are described as equals in everyday actions and responsibilities. When it comes to family, charity, children, sex, and much more, a man and a woman have the same duties and that is to continue on the straight path.

Early Islamic women kept this idea alive. The first Muslim woman was Khadija, Mohammed’s first wife. Without her influence, Islam might not have emerged as successfully as it did. Khadija was a business woman and a land owner in the lands of Arabia. When Mohammed was given revelations, it was Khadija that ensured him that he was not going insane, but that he was a chosen one. It was Khadija that pushed Mohammed to listen to God and the angels that were trying to communicate with him and to not run in fear. It was Khadija that gave Muhammad the support and confidence in his development as becoming God’s last prophet. Khadija, a woman, was the strength that allowed Islam to fully bloom. Just this one example gives us a view on how true Muslim women are; outspoken, driven, certain and courageous, the epitome of a feminist.

The title of her article is “Muslims Are the True Feminists.” I did not make that up. The article is accompanied by a photograph, doubtless approved or supplied by CAIR, of a pair of smiling young Muslim women in hijabs, probably gossiping about how their husbands did not beat them yesterday, and also fated to become brood mares at their husband’s whims. Without thinking, Aossey credits Khadija with inspiring Mohammed’s brilliant career as a murderer, practitioner of genocide, rapist, pedophile, and beheader of infidels and apostates. She was the “power” behind the throne.  Aossey goes twirly over Big Mo’s first wife, this “epitome of a feminist,” as though she was the equal of Elizabeth I or Catherine the Great.

She also attacks “lookism”:

So it’s no surprise to see Muslim woman today modeling themselves after these prominent female figures. Muslim girls look towards these instances of strength for guidance in this scary, patriarchal society. These modern women are not afraid to go against the grain in the name of their belief like wearing the hijab to covey their religious devotion. Hijab is the headscarf that is worn by Muslim woman and no; it is not supposed to be forced on them by their fathers and husbands. Wearing or not wearing the Hijab reflects a Muslim woman’s own a personal choice.

For me, this idea especially showcases feminism in America. With all of the pressures in our American society to have a certain physical allure; to have long, luscious hair, a skinny yet curvy body, flawless facial beauty, woman go through hell. With this, we succumb to the pressures that we generally think we are free of; we oppress our natural womanhood with constant worry about how we look to others around us. We do not have the courage to stand up to this societal critique and say ‘my body is not to be ogled at’.

What an endorsement for selflessness! Muslim women are “freer” because you can’t ogle their long, luscious hair, their skinny yet curvy bodies, and flawless facial beauty, because you really don’t know what lurks beneath the hijab, chador, or burka, and those assets are too likely not being covered at all because they don’t exist. Unlike Western women, they’re not “obsessed” with esthetics but rather with their “free” natural womanhood. Not that someone like Clark Gable would ever want to “go there.”

I thought it would be justice of some kind to remind Aossey of the reality of Muslim "feminism" in the Ummah, such as the dramatization of an actual stoning of a woman in Iran in 1986, “The Stoning of Soraya M.” There were countless photographs of actual Muslim women being stoned to death, but they were too gory to show here. And, apparently, Muslim men are themselves "obsessed" with feminine beauty of the Western, non-Muslim kind, not the Muslim kind, which is why European women  who have luscious hair, curvy bodies, and flawless facial beauty are the targets of rape, beatings, and disfigurement all over Europe. Soraya was framed for adultery by her husband whose roving eye and libido became smitten with a 14-year-old village girl. Soraya was not "empowered"; she was murdered by the mob. Try that on for size, Miss Aossey.

Jefferson was right, as can be shown above. These three surrendered their reason, and the resulting whims and winds of political correctness have allowed them to ignore reality and wreck their minds.
Jefferson was right, as can be shown above. These three surrendered their reason, and the whims and winds of political correctness have allowed them to ignore reality and wreck their minds. Is it "gullibility" or is it guilt?


  1. Perhaps a correction: The Wicked Witch illustration may be of Nancy Pelosi, but I found it on a page of Hillary pictures, and didn't think there was much of a difference between the two creatures.

  2. The "(C)" in front of a paragraph stands for "Confidential" not "Classified". However, any document that contains classified material must also be marked at the top and bottom of each page with the highest classification contained in that document. So if Hillary received a document in which even one paragraph was marked confidential, then at both the top and bottom of every page on that document would have the word "CONFIDENTIAL" written on it, just to be clear. If the document in question did NOT have these page markings, then the person who produced the document without them would be in serious trouble for committing a security violation.

  3. Ed: See Trey Sanchez's article in The Truth Revolt, to which there is a link in the article. I am basing my description of the meaning of "c" on Sanchez's, which in turn is based on the FBI report,for which there is also a link to the PDF. At this point, it is moot to quibble over whether or not Clinton understood the meaning of the security marginalia. She could have imagined the "c" was a typo or stood for "conga" or "cocktail." She is guilty of far worse things than feigned insouciance.