12 Apr 2014

Fifteen observations on stupid statements and stupid people.

Having reflected on another of Kevin's brilliant editorials I wish to add my own observations:

  1. Stupid statements are generated more often than not by stupid people.
  2. Seemingly intelligent people are also capable of generating stupid statements.
  3. Rocks, bricks, sticks, stones and lower forms of animal life cannot be expected to generate stupid statements.
  4. Stupid statements are therefore necessarily human-generated.
  5. Stupid statements can be expected to exceed the number of stupid people in existence.
  6. Stupid statements tend to accumulate over time even after stupid people have departed to another world. 
  7. The number of stupid statements generated by stupid people depends primarily but not exclusively on their stupidity quotient and the stupidity of their audience.
  8. Stupidity quotient can be functions of both high and low IQ, and political status. 
  9. Stupidity can be multifactorial.
  10. Stupid people tend not to know they are stupid, or how stupid they are.
  11. Little self-restraint can therefore be expected to come from stupid-people generating stupid statements.
  12. Stupid people tend to be oversensitive, impulsive and over-reactive and to call those who are wise ‘arrogant’ (and other defamatory adjectives/or adjectival phases).
  13. Stupid people tend to use the same stupid logic they use, to argue away their stupidity and in so doing tend to generate even more stupid statements.
  14. Stupidity seriously endangers the survival of the human race.
  15. Stupidity of dead people also endangers the survival of the human race.
     

4 Apr 2014

Hitler reacting to PP winning elections

This has to be one of the most hilarious videos I’ve ever seen… the subtitled words are so funny. The sad part is, they are made funnier by the ring of truth they carry! Not to mention the passion displayed by the actor, completely in sync with the words.

31 Mar 2014

Ah Deputy Essential

As Penguin (calypsonian) said, “Ah deputy essential”… and Chandresh Sharma is the latest MP/politician whose transgressions have been aired out in the open.

Sharma, married and father of 4 with his legal wife, had an extra-marital affair with one Sacha Singh, a Piarco business-woman who coincidently, was an ex-Miss Trinidad and Tobago contestant.

What appears to be yet a third extra-marital affair, with another woman and which resulted in a 12 years old child, was discovered by Ms Singh. When confronted with the ‘evidence’, Sharma went a little ballistic, as he is wont to do… (remember those car accidents where he slapped the other party?).

Ms Singh rightly made a report to the police.

But the point I want to make is this… is Sharma supporting his ‘outside’ child, or is he, like one former actor/MP, relying on the State to provide ‘Public Assistance’ for the object of his indiscretion? Is this ‘Good Brahmin Boy’ spending quality time and providing the love and attention his child needs?

On the other hand, ah have to ask Sacha Singh, what the hell she saw in Sharma? Not only is he ugly on the outside, the inside seem rotten to the core. He is also nearly twice her age, although he looks a hell of a lot older than the 54 he actually is.

It seems Jumbie’s First Law strikes again.

27 Mar 2014

Mouthing words of convenience

“As I have always said that regardless of the consequences, I remained resolved to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do,”

“My decision in the past demonstrate this consistency regardless of whether you are in my Cabinet or not. No one is exempt from the measure of value based leadership. There must be no compromise on integrity, no allowance for arrogance, no room for violation of mutual respect; there will be no sacrifice of our values on the altar of political expediency,” the Prime Minister stated.

Two words: Jack Warner.

But as the Express Editorial today says:

The Prime Minister’s position is to be applauded although it marks a departure from her previous responses to high-handed, even abusive behaviour by some members of her Cabinet. The public would not have forgotten her failure to act when senior Government ministers commandeered prime-time TV to gossip about the private life of a female reporter, or her silence when the Attorney General’s Facebook page joined the anonymous scandalising of the reporter. Perhaps the prospect of an election in one year’s time is strengthening her resolve to do right by public opinion.

Doing right, huh?