Thursday, November 01, 2012

Platitudes and Stupidity

Has America broken out in a rash of terminal stupidity or something? Is there something in the water, perhaps, that is fatally diminishing our intelligence to the vanishing point?

First we have Obama telling us that we are fighting in Afghanistan in order to “deny them space in which to plan their attacks,” which is at least grammatically correct but otherwise makes no sense, especially given that the 9/11 attack was planned in Germany.

Then we have Romney saying that he’s going to cut all of the tax rates and make up for it by eliminating deductions, which is somewhat similar to the businessman who is going to cut his price to below cost and "make it up in volumne." Not to mention that that he isn’t sure which deductions he’s going to eliminate, and if he’s going to make it “revenue neutral” as he claims, why bother to do it at all?

And now we have Philip Rivers telling us that the Chargers are losing games by “razor thin margins" and are “just one good play” away from winning them. Seriously? What, precisely is “razor thin” about being outscored by Denver in one half by 34 points? And what “one good play” would have scored eleven points and won that game?

Does he really think that the Chargers can go out and run forty five half-assed sloppy plays and that one well-run play will win the game? That may be the explanation for the team’s losses right there; Philip Rivers thinks they only need to run one play well, and hasn’t decided which one.

While we’re at it, Philip ole buddy. Everyone is blaming Robert Meacham for that dropped touchdown pass, but it was a badly thrown pass. Sure, he should have caught it, but it was behind him and on his hip, making the catch and run two separate actions and harder than it needed to be. Had the ball been at shoulder level and in front of him, catching and running would have been one continuous, seamless process and a touchdown a much more likely outcome.

Philip Rivers should be on the field practicing throwing the ball rather than at the podium making stupid remarks, because right now he could not hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle.

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