🗣 Name-Calling Nincompoops
a foolish or stupid person.
I think we live in an age of nincompoops. I hope that the good, decent, relatively sane and reasonable people outnumber the nincompoops by a large margin. It’s hard to tell because nincompoops spew their nonsense non-stop whereas people with brains tend to just get on with doing what needs doing and not talking about it.
Nincompoops can also be recognized by their inability to hold a conversation without name-calling. It must be in their DNA or maybe it’s caused by arrested development. Most appear stuck in adolescent.
All of us don’t name-call from time to time. I’ve done it in just designating people I think are fools by using the term nincompoop. It’s an old-fashioned term that my grandfather used and I like it. I like it much better than a bunch of expletives. Expletives have been done and overdone until they are now just background noise. Nincompoop however is far less common and it fits those I am trying to describe.
A perfect example of a nincompoop is White House “correspondent” April Ryan. Ms. Ryan made a fool of herself over whether Sarah Huckabee Sanders did or did not bake the pie she posted on-line. As a bit of nincompoopery this was classic. Ms. Ryan even went so far as to label her doubt – #piegate. Nincompoop? Undoubtedly.
Then there is nincompoop Cokie Roberts who blithely revealed that all the female newsies KNEW that John Conyers couldn’t keep his hands to himself. They knew better than to get on an elevator with him. Would have been nice to warn other women, wouldn’t it? These nincompoops did not.
Remember when all those people people on the left were suggesting that there was something wrong with Mike Pence for being careful not to be alone with women other than his wife? All knowing and all wise Washington Post correspondent Paul Waldman decided:
I’m sure Pence would say that he’s just being careful. But I wonder if he realizes the discriminatory consequences of his rule. Over his career, he has had many colleagues and employees.
With the men, he can have complex relationships that traverse work and social contexts, build trust, and eventually help their careers. A woman who hoped Pence would be a mentor to her, on the other hand, wouldn’t be able to avail herself of those opportunities, since he can’t even have lunch with her.
She also won’t be able to avail herself of a chance to play the latest popular game of #Metoo and claim Vice-President Pence groped her.
Who’s laughing now? Not the name-calling nincompoops that hinted their was something wrong with him for trying to avoid even the appearance of monkey-business.
As more and more news comes out about predators in Hollywood, D.C. and the media, we should be able to look toward strong, well-balanced, rational feminists for words of wisdom about how women are strong and capable, while recognizing that some men are also victims.
Oh wait, it’s 2017, what were we THINKING?!
This is a response from Lauren Duca, a ‘feminist’:
“It’s fine if we get to the point where there are no men on TV. It’s fine if we get to the point where there are no men in the White House.”
Whereas Lauren Duca, a genuine nincompoop wants to remove a whole gender there is another nincompoop that wants to restrict entire areas of the country because they ain’t city folks.
MSNBC’s mouthy nincompoop Joy Reid often makes a fool of herself on her show but usually makes a much bigger fool of herself on Twitter. Sadly for Ms. Joy, on Twitter people get to respond to her nincompoopery.
MSNBC host says rural Americans’ voting power is a ‘threat to our democracy’
This is amazing. Joy Reid calls the rural minority a “core threat”
Reid is not objecting to a threat to American constitutional democracy. She’s objecting to a central feature of American constitutional democracy — a central feature that has been present since the founding of the country.
It’s not enough for progressives to divide based on skin color or sex, now they want to divide based on where you live.
Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” has now officially gone off the deep end.
In a bizarre rant on Thursday morning, Scarborough said President Trump is mentally unfit for office and claimed that “people close to him during the campaign” have told him that Trump suffers from dementia. Scarborough went even further, saying the Constitution’s 25th Amendment allows for Trump’s removal from office — in fact, demands it.
This is the new line of attack: Trump has gone mad. Apparently the Left has bailed on the whole “Russia did it” meme and has decided this is the most fruitful line of attack.
Good luck with all that.
Hard to decide who I dislike more – Trump for engaging in this crap and demeaning the office he holds or Joe and Mika nincompoops for their insane hate.
There is not now and never has been a shortage of nincompoops. The country is full of them. Sometimes it isn’t just a single person, it is a whole magazine. In this case I’m talking about is Newsweek.
First Daughter Ivanka Trump is on a whirlwind tour through India this week, promoting education, advancement and equality for the country’s school-aged girls. She’s given several speeches but, apparently, Newsweek is angry that she appeared to give the same speech more than once.
Under the accusatory headline, “Ivanka Trump plagiarizes one of her own speeches in India,” the magazine declared that they were disappointed with Ivanka’s remarks to an educational conference in Hyderabad, claiming that instead of “a robust keynote address,” Ivanka delivered something that fell short. “The breadth of her talking points were recycled from a previous speech she gave during a foreign trip earlier this month.”
Okay, get it? Newsweek has it’s pages in a wrinkle because Ivanka Trump “plagiarized” herself. If that isn’t nincompoopery in the first degree I don’t know what is.
Let’s be honest, a lefty rag like Newsweek wouldn’t find anything good to say about Ivanka Trump if she gave a speech as perfect as The Gettysburg Address.
Newsweek was quickly taken to task not for critiquing the speech, that’s fair game, but for saying she plagiarized herself. As one tweeter responded, succinctly: “You can’t plagiarize your own speech, you morons.” Indeed you cannot.
On and on it goes and where it stops – it won’t. Nincompoops are a sub-group of humanity. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, both genders and can be found everywhere there are human beings.
I hope you all head into your week end with firm determination not to act like a nincompoop. We have enough of them.
Be well and be happy and walk in the sunshine.
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