People Continue To Be Beyond Fucking Stupid

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” -Albert Einstein.

It started out simple enough. DCist mentioned in a post that DC has passed rules regarding valet parking in the District. Being the curious sort, I clicked the link. I read a fairly interesting article about how valet services currently face no regulation and how that’s bad and what is being done to remedy that.

Then I noticed a box containing links to “Most Popular Stories.” One of which was titled “Scrappleface: Sotomayor may sue SCOTUS for overturning New Haven ruling.” I found this amusing, so I clicked on it.

It was a rather amusing and clearly (to me) satirical article about how Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor is going to sue the Supreme Court for racial discrimination for their decision in the Ricci case.

Then I got to the comments.

Now, the TITLE OF THE FUCKING ARTICLE contains the word “Scrappleface” which should be enough to let you know that this make be a joke. Underneath the byline, it says, “News fairly unbalanced. We report. You decipher.” Then, at the end of the article, it fucking spells out, “Examiner Columnist Scott Ott is editor in chief of ScrappleFace.com, the family-friendly news satire site, and anchor of ScrappleFace Network News, seen on YouTube.

However, in case there was any confusion still lurking at this point, you could simply go to scrappleface.com where, in the about section, you could learn that scrappleface.com is “ [a] daily conservative news satire site.”

At the time I read the article, there were 23 comments, of which THREE discovered the satire. Actually, that isn’t true. 4 did. However, the fourth demanded to know, “Why is this article not clearly marked as satire? Wtf?” and given my previous two paragraphs on that subject, I’m not counting him/her as a human being.

The other 19 fucking people thought this was a serious news article. And these were only the morons who made their opinions known. And those opinions venture beyond moronic, into the realm of ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

Like that guy that said, “sotamayer needs to come down from her pedestal tothe level of the true americans as myself.if she was born here she is not latino but an american.”

Ignoring the fact that he/she tossed the entire set of English grammar rules under the bus, this person is apparently not aware that “Latino” is a race while “American” is a nationality.

Or the person that said, “I didn’t want to believe it, but now I have no choice.” Uh. False. You have a choice. You choose to not use your brain and look like a dooshbag.

And this is why I support myself for dictator of the world. People clearly can’t be trusted with this whole fucking “voting” thing.