Today in the Hurled

I don’t usually post on weekends — it’s against my religion.  Or something — but these two little items in the Miami Hurled arrested my attention while seated shivering on the throne this morning:

New York Mayor and media tycoon Michael Bloomberg wrote the forward to Diaz’s book, Miami Transformed, which Diaz is promoting.  [via]

Neither the electronic nor the print version caught the error: the name of the section of the book is “Foreword,” not “Forward.”  Hire some copy editors, won’t you?  And/or send the ones you have on staff back to school.

Then there’s this recurring theme that I find so endearing:

Stung by an image that it’s too rigidly conservative and too “stupid” about its words and tactics, a somber Republican Party vowed Friday to change its ways.  “We must stop being the stupid party,” [LA Gov Bobby] Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential hopeful, told colleagues.  [via]

Lots of us puzzled over this age-old conundrum all through the primary and election season.  Are these guys really as stupid as they act and sound, or is this some kind of buffoon theater scaled down to please their political base?  Sitting on the sidelines, it’s often damned hard to separate stoopid from evil.   Gov Jindal’s insight is very helpful.  For now, I’ll go with stoopid.

Or, as Stephen Colbert put it,

The Republicans had everything going for them — a terrible economy, an unpopular incumbent, and a positive message for the American voter: “Less than half of you are parasites.”

Yep.  Stoopid.

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8 Responses to Today in the Hurled

  1. Ted End says:

    Ha ha. You’re the one whose stupid — you spelled it rong!

  2. Wonton Amaro says:

    I find silly errors like this in the Miami Herald every day. Maybe they’re doing it on purpose to convince management to hire people.

  3. With all due respect to Gov Jindahl and yourself, we are not stupid now, we were not stupid during the election, and we have never been stupid. We are evil, and have been consistently so at least since the days of President Nixon (RIP).

  4. 'Nonymous says:

    Yes, its great fun taking quotes out of context. The Republicans are paying for a few mistakes, but stupidity isn’t one of them. On the contrary, voters who swallowed whole the party of BHO and their program of socialism, national debt, and pandering to illiterate illegals are the stupid ones, as time will tell. The Republicans just need to stay with their basic conservative approach and improve their messaging. The only thing they were stupid about is over-estimating the intelligence of the average American voter.

    • Dawgbowl says:

      @’Nonymous: About your last sentence — Thanks for providing the Elitist Quote of the week. Aside from that, please continue advocating as above, shrinking your base, alienating new voters, and moving ever further away from the mainstream. Your efforts will proof far more effective than anything Democrats and Progressives try.

      • ya' gotta' guessit says:

        Libtards have a problem with numbers, ‘Nonymous – they believe a 51-47 victory with almost half of the eligible voters sleeping in is some sort of “mandate”.

        Wait ’til the stay-at-homes start having to pay for the low-earners’ health care – maybe that will get them out of bed in 2016.

        That said, I’ll chip in 10 bux toward getting Dawgbowl wormed.

      • Dawgbowl says:

        About that so-called mandate — it seems the only ones who mention it are Republicans who insist Obama doesn’t have one. I’m trying to find one single high-level Democrat who disagrees, and the closest is David Axelrod — not an elected official — saying “Obama got a mandate on the issue of taxes.” That’s it. Like so many talking points cooked up by the right, this one has no basis in the real world.

        As for numbers, we’re already paying big bucks for low-earners health care under the socialist system currently in place where public hospitals use government and private insurance company money to provide free services in ERs and the like. Oh the irony.

        Maybe ‘Nonymous and ya’gotta’worm’it should keep sniffing for Obama’s birth certifcate for another 4 years.

  5. One Man's Opinion says:

    Yo, ‘NonymASS & ya got worms…..what really makes the repugnican party look so stupid is their wrong-headedness in thinking the only reason their party lost is because they had the wrong messenger delivering their message. The real problem is their message. And you two prove it ever so nicely.

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