Friday, October 28, 2011

Village Idiot of the Day:, October 27, 2011: Bruce Hodgkins

IHC was in the middle of writing two related Village Idiot posts when we decided to check in on our favorite Reppies a little while ago. After reading Bruce Hodgkins most absurd post yet, we decided to hold up on those belated VIODs and jump Bruce to the head of the line. Bruce, you see, is bemoaning the enactment of child labor laws. I kid you not.

Here's what he wrote under OWS is all about redistrubuting wealth.we nearly rubbed our eyes in disbelief.

Child labor laws, took money away from poor families and established jobs to be taken by union workers. They took the rights of the parent to teach the work ethic to their children, even now a child must get permission from the government to work at McDonald's if the child is under 16.

Bruce, here's a look at what you miss so much:


Thought I'd throw in some nifty worker housing.

Wait a minute . Despite your incestant rants against Communism, you never miss an opporutnity to praise the Chinese non-union slave cheap labor which you expect American workers to emulate. Like this:

You're more than a Villiage Idiot, Bruce, but since we pride ourselves in being family friendly, we'll leave it at that.

You Bruce Hodgins, are Village Idiot of the Day, October 28;, 2012.  And maybe for the rest of the year.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Village Idiot of the Day, October 21, 2011: Bruce Hodgkins

We're doing some catch-up this evening or should that be this early morning?

We've long been struck by the pure lunacy of Bruce Hodgkins aka bhodgkins.  Mostly, we think of him as a harmless crank in his dotage.  He is.  But sometimes his obstinacy in the face of truth is just difficult to comprehend.  Is he that self-unaware.  We all make mistakes.  We all mispeak.  We all post "facts" on Rep pages which...well, aren't facts.  Sometimes we know it.  Sometimes we know don't.

But what to make of Bruce's statement the other day during a worshipful Ronald Reagan moment claiming that  the United States "liberated South Viet Nam."  and his refusal to admit he is wrong. We dare say even Bruce's hero, Glenn Beck, would have a hard time spinning that one.

Where Did It All Go Wrong? Obama Does Not View America as a Great Country
marleygreiner-Let's see, there is Europe, South Korea, South Viet Nam, Phillipeans, the entire South Pacific, Iraq, Bosnia, Eastern Europe, Russia, to name a few.

bendedominicis-What in the world are you trying say?

Last we looked, South Viet Nam does not exist as a country.  Viet Nam (the unified  country)  is a "communist country." To the right is a picture taken after the massacre at My Lai.  Maybe Bruce means the US liberated the South Vietnamese by leaving THEIR country.

To the best of our knowledge Bruce never served in Viet Nam, though he's the right age. Perhaps he had something better to do.  In fact, he never served in the military at all, though he loves to cheer on the troops as they march on to foreign soil soothers may enjoy the American Way of Life he so enjoys. At least as long as a Republican is in office.

It's a little belated, but we are thrilled to name Bruce Hodgkins Village Idiot of the Day, October 21 2011. (and for a few days before, too). 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Handy Reference: Props to Gerry Powell

We've gotten behind in our nefarious work today, but we want to take a moment to gives props to Gerry Powell for the best Letter of the Month, if not the year, Handy Reference.

 Gerry keeps it short and sweet:

Would you print the Crime Report and How They Voted on the same page? That way, it would be easier to keep track of all the criminal activity. 


Our resident Village Idiot didn't get it, but he will get a pair of rubber chickens from us for his density.

Just S Tom:
Criminal activity and voting? 
Whats the connection?
Lil help anybody?
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Twitter Fail

Twitter decided to bail out on IHC today.  After a ridiculously protracted attempted to get it flying again,  we opened a new account and nuked the old one. If you'd like to Tweet us our account in ihatecanton2. Click on the link on the left sidebar to get to us. You can't miss it.  It's red and black.

Village Idiot of the Day: October 16, 2011: Atomix, Ted Jackson, Recon, RobWolf

I Hate Canton has been on hiatus since June because...well we won't discuss it.  Occupy Canton, though, has pulled us back to the rigors of the keyboard.

Saturday,  anywhere from 70 to 150 Cantonians  (depending on who you talk to) braved the weather and the slings and arrows of our Reppies to demonstrate their grievances  against Big Everything downtown. I wasn't able to attend, so we only have the Rep report and a few scattered Facebook comments to judge the event--which sounds like a resounding success for a first try.

 IHC has organized a few protests in our day, and we learned years ago that for every 250 people who say they'll show up, maybe one does.  (We once, much to our horror, found ourselves a picket line of one at a grocery store on Raff Road during the Grape Boycott years.) That  70 (or 150) Cantonians came out is practically a work of genius--or a sign of desperation..

Since we weren't there, we'll let Rep reporter Kelli Young describe the occupation of Central Plaza in her Occupation Movement Comes to Canton:

Occupy Canton, the local version of the anti-Wall Street movement sweeping the country, brought sign-toting demonstrators to the Central Plaza courtyard — a fitting location considering the surrounding bank and government buildings. Their homemade signs conveyed many of the Occupy movement’s central themes: “Corporations are not people. But we are!” “What American Dream?” “I can’t afford a lobbyist. I am the 99%” and “Remember, remember the 5th of November. The (r)evolution is here.”...

...Participants also signed a solidarity pledge that will be sent to local, state and national politicians Monday. The pledge, which had consensus approval, demands: The Supreme Court reconsider the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision that prohibits government from banning political spending by corporations in candidate elections; the banking provisions that separated investment banking and commercial banks be reinstated; the Department of Justice intensifies its investigation of white collar and corporate crime.

We got the impression from the article that a good number of the occupation were middle age or retired. You know, the taxpayers who bought the American Dream not realizing  they'd moved to Elm Street.

Young's article had hardly left her keyboard when our Reppies jumped in.. Not surprisingly the dirty smelly hippies of Wall Street have morphed intothe  smelly, dirty pensioners of Canton..

Canton's biggest Idiot, Just s Tom, after a few lame attempts at humor decided to simply infantalize the crowd:
AND the best part is the unemployed drifters and union plants,will soon experience WINTER...Global Warming will not help him.......the herd should get thinned-out very quickly and back to mom and dads basement they will go....

Newcomer Timothy, opined:
I hope they did not leave their mess all over like in N.Y.

RobWolf questioned:
Where is Rhode's National Guard of the 70's when you need them?

Atomix piped in:
 I will never understand the term corporate greed. I have really tried to listen and understand but just don't get it. Business is in business to make a profit. A business will use the best resources at their disposal to make the largest profit possible for themselves as well as their investors. Like it or hate it but those with the money create the jobs.

Recon, after writing that he pretty much agreed with the grievances, decided it was a good time to attack Don Cirelli, which led to a long, poorly spaced and worded  rant about communists and socialists which included his critique of Marxism: 
 Socialism is the first step in the process of developing the productive forces to achieve abundance and changing the mental and spiritual outlook of the people. It is the necessary transition stage from capitalism to communism. So you see we have far left Liberal nutcases like Donnie that support class warfare he thinks what is going on today is that The middle class is DYING in America and across the industrialized world because of Corporate greed when in fact is is dying beacause of our Corrupt Government-IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CORPORATE GREED 

Ted Jackson had a unique solution to our (and we suppose the world's) economic crisis: 
If all the occupy people would just put their money where their mouth is, they would start businesses and pay 'living wages' with 'full benefits' to their employee's. If you truely are the 99% then it shouldn't be hard to gather your resources and lead by example.

Bev Ballen, a slightly less obstreperous version of Sourdough Sal (where is Sal anyway?) decided to defend corporate greed.  
That 'corporate greed' that all the liberals and even socialists on this site speak of pays their government cadillac benefits and pensions. Public employee pension plans are some of the largest shareholders, even having significant influence on members of the boards of directors and even seats of these same fortune 500 boards.

I Hate Canton believes that all of these articulate  posters deserve at least an Honorable Mention for their intelligent deconstruction of Occupy Canton ,but we don't want to give them all big heads either. Otherwise, next thing you know, they'll be self-conscious writers, rather than letting their natural idiocy flow.

So, today we'll not only give some newcomers a shot at fame, we cull the herd.

Honorable Mention goes to Atomix.  His (or her, but would a  woman call herself that?) for failing to differentiate the really rich  (globalists, banksters, and their friends in government, from the simply rich, and the simply rich from the rest of us.  Atomix doesn't get it that by really rich standards people like our own Frank Manello are just like the rest of us . Even Frank gets it.  Thougoh Atomix probably deserves a higher rating, we are consoling him with an all-expense dinner date with Bev Ballen  at the Waffle House on N. Cleveland followed by an all-night stay at the Crown Motel in exclusive Perry Heights.  Just get her to her underpaid job on time the next morning.

Third Place goes to Ted Jackson (and we know who you really are, Ted, and have reported you to the real Ted Jackson.).  If we were to follow your suggestions to the T, then we'd all be our own bosses and not have to worry about banks, unions, or bosses.

Second Place goes to:  Recon for his or hers astute explanation of  socialism's devastating spiritual affect on the middle class.  We also give Recon props for nailing Don Cirelli as the chief strategist of the local Class War. The Politboro has not yet forwarded us its official portrait of Mr. Cirelli, so we are  using one of Lavrenti Beria in the meantime

First place:  who else, but RobWolf for suggesting the National Guard be called in to finish the job they didn't in 1970.  Demanding  that the government murder  his neighbors because they disagree with the government is The Canton Way. We are  thrilled  that Rob has the courage to voice his opinion.amongst a sea of dirty smelly pensioners overrunning the city..  Isn't  that what Rob's right to free speech is about?   Bolstered by this award, we expect great things from Mr. Wolf in the coming weeks.

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