A Dose of Stupid v.49

It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept. Case in point:

Mark Halperin calls President Obama a dick

Full disclosure, I support President Obama. I voted for him and plan on doing so again. I do not think Halperin calling the President a dick was stupid. Lots of people have said much worse about Obama, and I think former President Bush would enjoy being called a dick over all the things he has been and continued to get called. It was, however, stupid to call the President a dick on a live morning show.

Everything about this is priceless, but pay particular attention to Willy Geist, seated to the right of Halperin. He looks legitimately offended by Halerpin’s comment. To be honest, Geist looks like he wants to punch Halperin. 

But Geist’s best moment is during the apology.

MSNBC responds:

MSNBC has issued the following statements:

Mark Halperin’s comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst.

In other words, they fired him.

3 thoughts on “A Dose of Stupid v.49

  1. 1. http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/016/659dkrod.asp

    2. Unemployment is a known primary trigger for suicide in men.

    3. “I chose the name mainly because it represents the treatment of male victims in society. Just like those little green plastic men, boys and men who have been abused are considered disposable. Everyone knows about them, but no one talks about them. Everyone uses them, but no one wants them. Those little army guys come in buckets, get poured on the floor, loved for a handful of minutes and then get torched, melted, lost, hewed on and broken without a second thought. They are the toy everyone had but no one keeps. In a way, that is what society thinks of male victims. We are simultaneously remembered and forgotten. In certain circles, any mention of us causes immediate controversy and hostility. Any attempt to reach out for help is met with a stiff hand. Just like toy soldiers (and real soldiers) boys and men are expected to take it.

    This blog is more than just a series of ‘look how bad males have it’ posts. The intent is not just to raise awareness but to show that–contrary to popular belief–these things happen. I hope to at least give males a voice so that they can finally speak openly without being attacked for it. Being such, the name Toy Soldier also represents my willingness to be the scapegoat for all those who think theses are non-issues. It would be better for them to attack me rather than silence boys and men who truly need to speak out about their experiences.”

  2. Ackison, are you saying that Toysoldier doesn’t support males because he believes in President Obama?

    You know, I’m sure he also is critical of what Obama did in the article you linked.

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