Sunday, October 17, 2010

I Give Up

As far as the first article on the stock market goes, I have to say that I should've stopped reading as soon as I saw paleo-Austrian economist Robert Murphy's name. Unfortunately I didn't, and am now dumber for my folly. I really can't take anything Murphy, "acclaimed" author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism", says very seriously anymore. He forfeited his credibility as an economist/human being the moment he agreed to publish anything in the notoriously derp-filled "Politically Incorrect" series.

If you're not familiar with the popular conservative book franchise just imagine if Conservapedia and the "For Dummies" series had a child. It's sort of like that, only if Conservapedia and "For Dummies" were brother and sister and "For Dummies" drank heavily and smoked meth while pregnant.

Although I suppose that if you enjoy drinking paint thinner and brain damage you might also enjoy some of the other titles in the collection. There's "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism" by Christian fundamentalist, creationist, AIDS denialist, and all-around tool John Wells. Or maybe try the "Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming" by renowned climate scientist lawyer, and oil industry lobbyist Chris Horner. Or if you're in the mood for some history why not check out "The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South" by journalist and sports biographer Clint Johnson.

No seriously. That's an actual book.

Enjoy learning all about how science, facts and reality are nothing but a satanic-liberal-homosexual-socialist plot to take away your freedoms and abort your babies... or whatever the hell these teabagging Glenbeckophiles are ranting about. Meanwhile I'll be reading the second article Sherri assigned in the hope that it will be better than the first.

ADDENDUM (10-19-2010): It wasn't.

1 comment:

  1. I happen to enjoy a cold glass of paint thinner every now and then.......