The list continues…
5. Hilary Clinton
Senator Hilary Clinton (D-NY), along with Jack Thompson, is one of the
many people who were appalled by the San Andreas hot coffee mod. She
even went as far as to propose a bill.
Other than she’s ignoring the fact that crime is at its lowest level in
forty years, I have nothing more to say on this matter.
Especially when the LA Times did such a good job for me.
4. Terrell Owens
Yep, can’t have a list without Terrell Owens. TO eh? More
like “Time Out.” Especially when the Eagles got rid of your
I’ll admit, Owens is one helluva athlete. He’s a damn good wide
receiver. However, his talent is not worth his antics.
First off, he tried to renegotiate his contract after just one season
with the Philadelphia Eagles. He already had signed a seven-year,
$49 million contract. And he wants more money!?
Then came the comments. On a radio show before a game against the
Dallas Cowboys, he stated that if he could return to the 2004
off-season, he wouldn’t have signed with the Eagles. Later on, he
complained about not getting the ball enough (despite leading the
league in receptions).
The nail in Owens’ coffin of a career, though, was when he stated the
Eagles would be undefeated if Brett Favre was quarterback and not
McNabb. Then he criticized the Eagles organization for not
recognizing his 100th TD catch.
First off, who cares? 100 touchdowns? Wow, that deserves
front page of not just the sports section, but the entire paper as
well! Second off, the Eagles organization said they didn’t
recognize individual achievements. And why should they? I
thought football was a team game…
Anyway, Philadelphia had it with this dumbass and fired his ass.
Good riddance. Maybe the Eagles will be a better team next
year. As for T.O. himself, who knows where he will go? He’s
got talent, but is any team in the NFL willing to put up with such an
arrogant jerk? We’ll find out this off season.
3. Cindy Sheehan
If I was writing the “Assholes of the Year”, Cindy Sheehan would be the winner.
If you don’t know who Cindy Sheehan is, good. Of course, unless
you stop reading, you’ll find out anyway. She was the anti-Iraq
war activist who became an activist as a result of her son’s death.
First off, her son volunteered
for the army. He didn’t ask her or tell her until after he had
joined. Did Cindy protest then? No. It wasn’t until
after he died that she became so involved in the Iraq war. She
proceeded to camp outside President Bush’s Texas ranch, and demand
another meeting with him. Then she led a protest on the nation’s
Like I said before, her son volunteered for the army. He knew the
risks when he signed up, and look what happened. I don’t think
protesting a war your son decided to go off and fight isn’t the way to
respect him. Also, why is she so anti-Iraq? Because her son
died. I guess that gave her the right to pursue her own personal
Sheehan might have the right to protest, but that doesn’t necessarily
mean she should do it. She’s an arrogant asshole who only cares
that her son died. Was she protesting Iraq back when the public
wanted a war in early 2003? Nope. Hell, she probably voted
for a Senator who voted for war.
2. Jack Thompson
Despite the massive rant, Jack Thompson has done some more since early August.
The most notable act (and why he’s #2) is for his “modest video game
proposal.” Thompson outlined a strict proposal (a disgruntled
father basically goes on a killing rampage against the video game
industry), and said if someone could make such a scenario possible,
he’d donate $10,000 to the favorite charity of Paul Eibeler (chairman
of Take Two). However, a group of modders known as the Fighting
Hellfish, actually created a scenario similar to Thompson’s
proposal. However, the character was Thompson himself. Jack
didn’t donate the money to charity like he promised (nor did the team
ask for it), saying the whole thing was “satire.”
Well, the good guys over at Penny Arcade donated $10,000 because Jack
Thompson wouldn’t. Jack then tries to put the comic creators in
jail. Why? Because they called your bluff, Thompson?
He failed at any rate, much like most of his accusations.
Whether its his prejudice towards gamers (gamers are no better than the
KKK, indeed) or his lame arguments (I’m right…or else!), Thompson
really does deserve to be Dumbass of the Year. However, only one
person exceeds his level of stupidity…
1. Kanye West
Congratulations Kanye West, you are the dumbass of 2005.
I’d rant on about Kanye, but there are only two issues that need to be
brought. The first was his comments on AIDS back in July.
According to West, AIDS was created by the United States government to
kill all the Africans. …Moving on…
He gained notoriety when he spoke out against the federal government’s
involvment in Katrina. Take a look at some of this crap…
“I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black
family, it says, ‘They’re looting.’ You see a white family, it says,
‘They’re looking for food.’ And, you know, it’s been five days [waiting
for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me
to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I’ve tried to turn
away from the TV because it’s too hard to watch. I’ve even been
shopping before even giving a donation, so now I’m calling my business
manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and
just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down
there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help
— with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people,
the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing
everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help
are at war right now, fighting another way — and they’ve given them
permission to go down and shoot us! George Bush doesn’t care about Black people!”
First off, the federal government was delayed in Katrina because
New Orleans didn’t request aid. “The federal government is not
needed at this time,” was what New Orleans said the day (and night)
before the storm hit. Bush can only do so much when a state
doesn’t request aid. Second off, New Orleans was in a state of
anarchy after the hurricane hit. Mass looting and shit was going
on. I think the cops have a right to shoot someone who’s stealing
a television, whether they are white or black.
Last thing, West warned
the Grammy panel that “If he didn’t win album of the year because of
his comments, he’d publicly ridicule the Grammy panel.” Maybe you
should of thought about your comments before
you spoke, dumbass. And I doubt the Grammy panel will care if he
ridicules them. After all, they can make or break his career with
their awards (somewhat anyway, the fans are more important…and if he
keeps acting like a dumbass, he won’t have any fans).
That, and I’m tired of racism and Bush-bashing. Racism still
exists, but its not as bad as it was in the 1960’s, when you couldn’t
sit down in a cafe if you were black. As for Bush-bashing, get a
new gimmick. I get tired of hearing how much he sucks, yet the
majority of America voted him back into office.
And that’s all… Reflect on the year 2005, and hope 2006 doesn’t suck as much!