Closing Thought–16Aug21

Would you wear a t-shirt that says MORON?

Well the GOP is selling shirts to raise money that state “MORON”……

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is attempting to fundraise off House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calling him a “moron” last month for criticizing a mask mandate in Congress’ lower chamber.

And it’s going exactly how’d you’d expect.

Several reporters noticed on Thursday that McCarthy, through WinRed, was selling red T-shirts with the word “moron” printed on them in large bold letters.

Below the word, the shirt says: “A term coined by Nancy Pelosi referring to freedom-loving Americans who oppose mask mandates.”

The call to action on the WinRed page urges people to donate between $25 and $2,900, the maximum allowed.

“Nancy Pelosi JUST CALLED Kevin McCarthy a ‘moron’ for opposing the mask mandate. You’re a top patriot and HE NEEDS YOU to get this t-shirt to oppose HER & the Radical Socialist Left,” the page reads.

People online mocked McCarthy for hawking the T-shirts, with many people pointing out that the whole thing felt like a giant self-own.

.@GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy is selling t-shirts emblazoned with the word ‘moron.’ Well, Kevin, if the t-shirt fits,” one Twitter user wrote.

“I thought I was having a bad day, then I saw Kevin McCarthy is trying to get his supporters to buy shirts that say moron on them,” another person tweeted.

“Oh, this is rich. This is REAL. Kevin McCarthy is fundraising by getting his constituents and supporters to wear a red shirt that says ‘MORON’ on it. They’re going to be easy to spot,” one Twitter user chimed in with.

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Most people will stop reading after the word MORON…..

For once the GOP will be telling the truth!

Apparently the advisers to the GOP are not the sharpest pencils in the box…..

I Read, I Write, You KNow

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–16Aug21

  1. If they buy and wear shirts with the word ‘Moron’ on them, then at least they are telling the world the truth about what they really are.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I know the word, but I thought I look it up in Merriam Webster.

    They explained in such a regimes way I wanted to share it with you..
    It was to lont to lace it her complete, so I kept the parts that are in portent and left out examples

    The article:

    The Clinical History of ‘Moron,’ ‘Idiot,’ and ‘Imbecile’
    The words have a less-than-savory past

    Many of us have occasion to express displeasure with the actions or behavior of another, and in order to do so sometimes choose to impugn that person’s level of intelligence with a choice insulting word or two.
    (Or way more than two! It depends.)

    We’re fine with that, but would like to point out that a certain contingent of go-to insults have a history of clinical use which makes them less desirable to use than others.

    Because:
    Imbecile and moron were, not so long ago, used in a psychological classification system, and each one was assigned to a fairly specific range of abilities.

    Of these three words moron is the newest (it dates to the early 20th century), and the only one coined specifically for the purpose of medical diagnosis.

    The word comes from the Greek mōros, meaning “foolish, stupid,” and shares this etymology with words such as sophomore, (“a student in the second year at college,) or a 4-year secondary school”) and morosophmormor (“a learned fool”).

    Imbecile began its life in English in the 16th century as an adjective, and meant “weak, feeble” (the word comes from the Latin imbecillus, “weak, weak-minded”).

    It wasn’t until the early 19th century that the word began to be used as a noun.

    Idiot, from the Greek idios (“private” or “one’s own”), is the oldest of these words, and has been in continual use since the 14th century

    The clinical applications of these words is now a thing of the past, and we hope no one reading this would be so callous as to try to resurrect their use.

    If you choose to use these words in some hierarchical order to separate those drivers who cut you off on the highway from those who merely fail to turn off their blinkers, we’re not in a position to stop you.

    However, we will point out that the English language is broad and magnificent enough that when you really need to lay into someone, you may do so in a properly considerate manner, and without resorting to potentially offensive and antiquated psychological jargon.

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