Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dumb as it Ever Was

Doug gives me a right ass kicking, eh?

Never mind the portions where he's too stupid to format the text properly. You get the idea.

Oh dear.. I guess I'm being an elitest jackass again..


Here's a good example of how Doug is a serial liar. He quotes Thomas Jefferson on the "General Welfare" clause of the Constitution thus;

"It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them." --Thomas Jefferson

Wow... Congress just can't go doing anything they want, right? Right.. except.. Doug left out some key pieces of the quote.

Here's what Jefferson actually said;

"They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please which may be good for the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless. It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please... Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." - Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, February 15, 1791

Basically, Jefferson is saying that Congress can't just poof an entity into existance through law. He's saying that Congress must "lay taxes" for it's spending, which is what Congress did in establishing the New Deal programs that Americans enjoy today.

This is the type of thing Doug does constantly.. and I'm really not sure if he's truly evil, or just stupid. It could be that he came across that quote as he used it, not knowing that wherever he got it from had truncated the meaning in order to serve his political agenda. That's the "stupid" explanation. Then again, he might have just ripped out all the context because he's an evil mother fucker.

I'm betting on "stupid".

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kris said...

ahhhhhhh. [headshake]

The trouble with Doug is he has no concept of what it means to dig deep, research and think - because if he did, he'd see that the quote also tallies with SCOTUS having the Article III power (not congress, not "the people") of ascertaining what's constitutional.

Otherwise, dipshit, Congress could do whatever evil it pleases.

Simple concept that even with a 172 IQ he struggles to understand.

In fact, your absolutely right about DG's 172 IQ. My IQ's much lower. Much. Yet, even though I am a bear of very little brain, I've managed to obtain higher education and professional qualifications - and that's without trust funds.

So you have a guy with a 172 IQ plus the support of indulgent relatives, and yet all he's accomplished is fucking up the constitution on a weekly basis.

I call that an astounding waste of talent which, in the absence of any reasonable explanation, must be due to his twin virtues of arrogance and bone-idleness. The second of which he accuses everyone else of.

Tom said...

Mine's a lot lower as well. That's the really hillarious part about Doug's claim of having had a 172 IQ. He's too stupid to know that 172 dwarfs Albert Einstein's IQ, and in fact that would place Doug in approximately the top 10 highest IQ's ever recorded in the entire history of humanity.

That's the sort of needle I use on Doug to antagonize him. He doesn't actually know how to dig a little deeper on something to realize the implications of what he is saying. He can flippantly claim something, but I actually know how to do research (because of my libtard education), and invariably what he's claiming turns out to be a huge pile of hooey.

It's like the post where he claimed that Obama is always on vacation, far more than Bush ever did. Google turned up a story that the WaPo had written just a couple days before that that actually examined the records and found that Bush, by far, had taken more vacation days at the same point in their respective presidencies.

Obviously, the point of that is not really caring about Presidential vacations, but looking at the way that Doug writes all of his posts. I like to do a little research, package up how completely wrong he is in a comment, then he deletes it off.

Occasionally, I'll write something that he thinks he can use to score some points, and he normally attributes what I said to the "Liberal commenter" guy.. but when I actually dared to tell him that he's accomplished nothing at all - that's when he went totally nutzoid, I think because he knows it's true. He got booted out of uni, bizarrely claimed he was blackballed from other unis, and can't trust fund his way back into one. Now he drives a truck and sneers at everyone else who actually went down the path that these Ayn Rand freaks think is the acceptable course of behavior.

I love how he even uses his own family member's accomplishments to try and bolster his own credentials as if he's great-uncle (or whatever) being a lawyer has anything to do with the fact that Doug is a dumbass.

I wasn't be an "eliest" in any form at all. I was just calling out Doug, not some random blue collar guy that drives a truck for a living. Doug wants to play in the sandbox but doesn't want any of that sand kicked in his face by people who can reason circles around him.

It's really funny seeing him lose his mind over it. I love the way he deletes of pure refutation of his posts, and I love tweaking him knowing that he thinks he can use it to score some points because he's too stupid to actually understand what I'm saying.

And it's going to be glorious beyond measure when he loses his bid for city council. He also thinks the Republicans are going to win both the House and Senate. House? Maybe. Senate? There's no chance. It's not that I really care about the outcome of elections anymore, but I enjoy seeing the tea-bagging freak's entire world view repudiated.