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A Gallery of Gaffes

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

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
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
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
. 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
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?
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

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
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.”
were countless photographs of actual Muslim women being stoned to death,
they were too gory to show here. And, apparently, Muslim men are
“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
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?


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1 Comment

  1. Edward Cline

    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.

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