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(Cracked)   Four dangerously influential dimwits   (cracked.com) divider line 47
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2012-12-29 01:11:19 PM
Grover Norquist used to be on this list, but he is no longer influential.
 
2012-12-29 01:19:34 PM
You're being far too kind to Jenny McCarthy when you call her a "dimwit."
 
2012-12-29 02:09:31 PM
Just a list of four things and they still managed to split it into two pages? Cracked is getting desperate.
 
2012-12-29 02:15:37 PM
Politics?
 
2012-12-29 02:18:47 PM

BSABSVR: Politics?


I wondered about that, too.

The last one is political, so...
 
2012-12-29 02:22:39 PM
No Ayn Rand?
 
2012-12-29 02:36:16 PM
This list is centered on the US. But then again we are the center of the universe.
 
2012-12-29 02:46:21 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: This list is centered on the US. But then again we are the center of the universe.


Certainly the centre of the universe of breathtaking stupidity.
 
2012-12-29 02:57:44 PM
Remember, we're looking for dim bulbs that still manage to attract a lot of moths. Noam Chomsky might be disagreeable outside of the field of linguistics but he's using a load of intellect.

Now, what movie is that Tom Cruise picture from?
 
2012-12-29 03:01:54 PM
This article reeks of desperation.
 
2012-12-29 03:19:52 PM
This desperation reeks of article.
 
2012-12-29 03:27:56 PM
#4 is just a con artist.
#3 is dangerous
#2 is just a member of a nutbag religion
#1 is just a cancer on the Republic.
 
2012-12-29 03:32:40 PM
Article was ok up until the author used the term "liberal media".
 
2012-12-29 03:35:53 PM

wildcardjack: Now, what movie is that Tom Cruise picture from?


All You Need Is Kill, which is apparently coming to theaters in 2014.
 
2012-12-29 03:43:56 PM
You know, this country has hate groups for everything else - when is there going to be an anti-Republican hate group?
 
2012-12-29 03:50:56 PM

lexslamman: You know, this country has hate groups for everything else - when is there going to be an anti-Republican hate group?


Judging from what they've done to the Republican party, the people who hate the Republicans and want to destroy them are called "the Republicans."
 
2012-12-29 03:59:24 PM

bronyaur1: Grover Norquist used to be on this list, but he is no longer influential.


Fart_Machine: No Ayn Rand?


I was expecting those two.
 
2012-12-29 04:10:37 PM
Curiously missing: Almost everyone who's given a TED talk in the history of TED talks.
 
2012-12-29 04:15:09 PM

mat catastrophe: Curiously missing: Almost everyone who's given a TED talk in the history of TED talks.


Man, you're wrong about that.
 
2012-12-29 04:15:55 PM
How did they narrow the Republican primary field down to just four?
 
2012-12-29 04:21:02 PM
I was wondering why Cracked only stopped at 4 before realizing the list was merely an excuse to write a political rant.
 
2012-12-29 04:24:12 PM

simplicimus: #4 is just a con artist.
#3 is dangerous
#2 is just a member of a nutbag religion
#1 is just a cancer on the Republic.


I don't see how tom Cruise is a real threat. AFAIK, he doesn't have clout outside of scientology
 
2012-12-29 04:33:23 PM
Tom Cruise may be a nutbag, but I agree with his stance on feeding children mind altering drugs. Anyone who doesn't think that shiat's not over-prescribed is in denial.
 
2012-12-29 04:34:52 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Tom Cruise may be a nutbag, but I agree with his stance on feeding children mind altering drugs. Anyone who doesn't think that shiat's not over-prescribed is in denial.


Er..."shiat IS overprescribed".
/no sleep in 2 days...
 
2012-12-29 04:35:20 PM
I can sorta understand the big lumping category "Political Policy Makers" but that is a both-sides compromise when most of their examples are Republican Policy Makers. And right wing religious leaders really should be split out from this group because while their ideology overlaps a lot presumably the political leaders take religious instruction from the religious leaders. The two groups seem distinct in that "yea Social Darwinism and screw the poor" seems to be a political position while "screw the gays" is a religious one..
 
2012-12-29 04:36:38 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Tom Cruise may be a nutbag, but I agree with his stance on feeding children mind altering drugs. Anyone who doesn't think that shiat's not over-prescribed is in denial.


Scientology pushes the view that psychiatry as a whole is invalid and all psychiatric drugs are bad.  Not that they might be over-prescribed.  That's a completely different argument.
 
2012-12-29 04:38:26 PM

HairBolus: I can sorta understand the big lumping category "Political Policy Makers" but that is a both-sides compromise when most of their examples are Republican Policy Makers. And right wing religious leaders really should be split out from this group because while their ideology overlaps a lot presumably the political leaders take religious instruction from the religious leaders. The two groups seem distinct in that "yea Social Darwinism and screw the poor" seems to be a political position while "screw the gays" is a religious one..


All you have to do is read the article linked above this one to see that the two are now hopelessly intertwined.
 
2012-12-29 04:52:14 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Tom Cruise may be a nutbag, but I agree with his stance on feeding children mind altering drugs. Anyone who doesn't think that shiat's not over-prescribed is in denial.


He doesn't think it is over prescribed, though, he thinks the whole science of psychology is a lie and that alien something whargarble is the truth instead.

For the record I do think that medication like that is used far too often, but that doesn't mean that it is bunk. It can and does help many people, kids included.
 
2012-12-29 05:15:36 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Tom Cruise may be a nutbag, but I agree with his stance on feeding children mind altering drugs. Anyone who doesn't think that shiat's not over-prescribed is in denial.


but he's a stopped clock on this one.

He doesn't believe in any mental illness for anyone
 
2012-12-29 05:31:44 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: I don't see how tom Cruise is a real threat. AFAIK, he doesn't have clout outside of scientology


I have a Scientologist acquaintance. Her 80+ year-old dad had a stroke. She's trying to "rescue" him from his world-class doctors (he's wealthy) and steer him to homeopathy. Cuz doctors give drugs and drugs are bad.
 
2012-12-29 05:36:46 PM

miniflea: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Tom Cruise may be a nutbag, but I agree with his stance on feeding children mind altering drugs. Anyone who doesn't think that shiat's not over-prescribed is in denial.

He doesn't think it is over prescribed, though, he thinks the whole science of psychology is a lie and that alien something whargarble is the truth instead.

For the record I do think that medication like that is used far too often, but that doesn't mean that it is bunk. It can and does help many people, kids included.


Yes, going on TV to declare that there's no such thing as post-partum depression and women just need to take B vitamins and get some exercise isn't quite the same thing as saying "psychotropic drugs are overprescribed" imho.
 
2012-12-29 05:47:36 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: simplicimus: #4 is just a con artist.
#3 is dangerous
#2 is just a member of a nutbag religion
#1 is just a cancer on the Republic.

I don't see how tom Cruise is a real threat. AFAIK, he doesn't have clout outside of scientology


I guess his star power might coax somebody into become a Scientologist, which is a truly dangerous thing.

Someone that f*cking clueless would probably just find another way get ripped off, though.
 
2012-12-29 05:57:59 PM

Boxcutta: mat catastrophe: Curiously missing: Almost everyone who's given a TED talk in the history of TED talks.

Man, you're wrong about that.


That's the reason I used the qualifier "almost". Reggie's talk perfectly illustrates the kind of nonsense bullshiat that passes for "academic thought" at a TED talk.

I think he realized that, and he took the piss completely out of it.
 
2012-12-29 06:13:17 PM
One missing

media.salon.com
 
2012-12-29 06:26:42 PM
Dimwit celebrities are not the problem. The people who listen to them are the problem.
 
2012-12-29 06:31:47 PM

Fail in Human Form: One missing

[media.salon.com image 580x386]


Is that a Star Trek screenshot?
 
2012-12-29 06:40:30 PM

MrEricSir: Dimwit celebrities are not the problem. The people who listen to them are the problem.


If they didn't open their flapping gums, nobody would hear them.
 
2012-12-29 07:16:41 PM

Fail in Human Form: One missing

[media.salon.com image 580x386]


She's not a public policy maker?
 
2012-12-29 07:20:37 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Fail in Human Form: One missing

[media.salon.com image 580x386]

She's not a public policy maker?


Wasn't specific enough
 
2012-12-29 09:53:29 PM
"shtoop"? It's "shtup".
 
2012-12-30 01:23:16 AM

lexslamman: You know, this country has hate groups for everything else - when is there going to be an anti-Republican hate group?


We have one. It's called Fark.com.
 
2012-12-30 01:30:33 AM

Fart_Machine: No Ayn Rand?


Rand is posthumously effective only with college freshman and a few annoying Congresspersons. Very few people actually take her seriously once they start getting laid on a regular basis. Ask anyone who ever bothered to read her books...she was an idiot and an asshole - and a raging hypocrite to boot. Anyone stating otherwise is probably to be avoided for life. Thankfully, they are merely a small if hyper-vocal minority.
 
2012-12-30 01:34:44 AM

acad1228: lexslamman: You know, this country has hate groups for everything else - when is there going to be an anti-Republican hate group?

We have one. It's called Fark.com.


Sorry bro or sis, but Republicans are typically assholes, and there is a digital community that points out that fact. I don't "hate" them as much as I facepalm at their grand stupidity, and am concerned how their scorched-Earth ideas will impact my country.
 
2012-12-30 03:46:33 AM

dickfreckle: acad1228: lexslamman: You know, this country has hate groups for everything else - when is there going to be an anti-Republican hate group?

We have one. It's called Fark.com.

Sorry bro or sis, but Republicans are typically assholes, and there is a digital community that points out that fact. I don't "hate" them as much as I facepalm at their grand stupidity, and am concerned how their scorched-Earth ideas will impact my country.


My best friend is a hardcore Republican; but in today's political climate, it's hardly fair to call him that, he's more of an old-style conservative and in fact if he wasn't a Nevada corrections officer I'd suspect him of being hubiestubert. So I don't hate Republicans per se; myself, I hate "Republicans", those neocon/fascist thugs who have taken over the GOP and pretend they're conservatives when what they are is religious fanatics and white supremacists.

I think Republicans are pretty reasonable people, honestly. If you can find one who is actually a Republican any more and not just a wingnut in disguise.
 
2012-12-30 09:33:30 AM

acad1228: lexslamman: You know, this country has hate groups for everything else - when is there going to be an anti-Republican hate group?

We have one. It's called Fark.com.


There are plenty of Republicans here. I find more racism and hatred for, well, everybody, here than any other internet forum I frequent.
 
2012-12-30 11:08:38 AM

Gordon Bennett: Because People in power are Stupid: This list is centered on the US. But then again we are the center of the universe.

Certainly the centre of the universe of breathtaking stupidity.


And yet, you people follow us off that cliff every time.

(I'm actually sorry for that.)
 
2012-12-31 02:08:46 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: You're being far too kind to Jenny McCarthy when you call her a "dimwit."


You really can't blame her for starting the whole "vaccines are dangerous", it's been around for decades. I'm not vaccinated due to my parents believing that and I'm 26!

My Aunt did get Polio from the polio vaccine back when they used a weaken virus instead of a dead one, it's not without risks but doesn't mean you shouldn't do them.
 
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