Luckily, No One in the GOP Field Excites People

There’s been a big deal made about how weak the GOP field is for president and how no one is particularly exciting people right now. Is that actually important at all?

I mean, how do you think the 2012 election is going to play out? “Wow! We sure love Obama! The Republican candidate better be exciting if he wants us to vote for him.” Obama is just sucking it up to an epic degree, and the 2012 elections are going to be referendum how horrible he is. You don’t need an exciting candidate, you just need some other guy. And if he’s boring, all the better. After the hope and change catastrophe, people are just going to want someone semi-competent and predictable. Right now, Obama is exciting people the way a car with its brakes cut excites people. So it doesn’t matter if the alternative is boring. What would people choose if given the choice between a Ferrari that’s on fire and careening out of control or a nice, safe, boring Toyota Camry?

You really just can’t underestimate how Obama’s suckiness is going to factor into the election. Any good campaign strategy is just going to remind people over and over just how horrible Obama has been, and then at the end point to the Republican candidate — doesn’t matter who he is — and say, “This guy is not Obama, so it’s pretty unlikely he’ll be that awful.” Frankly, I think one of the best candidates right now is Tim Pawlenty. I don’t anything about him other than that he’s really boring, and that’s what we need right now. Because what is exciting? Spending bills bigger than imagination is exciting. A takeover of health care no one wanted is exciting. Debt spiraling out of control is exciting. An economy teetering on the edge is exciting. I think people are really ready for boring now.

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Brave Comedy Making Fun of a Helpless Kid

New Crowder video on Wonkette and Louis C.K. going after Trig Palin:

There is a big difference between wit and shock humor. Wit is timeless humor, but it is also quite hard to formulate. On the other hand shock humor takes little intelligence and just relies on throwing out standards — it’s a pretty standard staple of young boys who like to go after taboos and laugh at farting and such. But you might notice you don’t laugh at the same things you did when you were a little kid as shock humor wears out pretty quickly and the more you hear it the less shocking it is. And then you need to push the boundary further to be shocking again. Anyone can do it, all it requires, as Crowder says, is just giving up on human decency and their’s no limit to how much you can keep on shocking people. Though eventually that act itself will get tiresome.

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Random Thoughts

Only one thought, and it wasn’t particularly random. Sorry.

If you use an apology to continue attacking political foes, it’s not going to look very sincere.

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Earth Day, a rerun (mostly)

Well, it’s Earth Day. Whoop-de-frikkin’-do. I was thinking about cutting down some trees and burning some tires to celebrate. But, that’d be a lot of work. And I’m tired.

In fact, I’m not going to even write a post about it. Instead, I’m going to find an old post and run it.

I will change it around a little bit, though. Instead of my traditional picture I’ve used for a while — me as a toddler, circa 1960 — I’ll change it to that more recent photo I’ve started using. Since all the baby pictures around here should properly be of the real boss of IMAO, Buttercup.

Oh, and while I’m at it, I’ll use a different picture for our friend from Mars.

And I’ll fix a link that has since been taken down.

Well, heck. It would have been easier to write a whole new post. But, that’s how things go. You start out with something simple, then start messing with it, and it becomes more work than you’re saving.

There’s a life lesson in there, if I can just figure out what it is.

Anyway, here’s that rerun (mostly) of an Earth Day post from a couple of years back.



Hello, world. It’s Earth Day.

Let’s talk a little bit about Earth Day, its history, and why it’s important to…


You’re a racist.
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