Friday, December 16, 2005

Wow, Chris Buttars is really stupid

I've always regarded Buttars' adventures as a quirky diversions into the 13th Century ("divine" design, anyone?) that are, by the magnitude of their sheer stupidity, relatively harmless. But waging war on innocent teenagers is really a sign that someone has fallen of their rocker - and for real this time.

If you've ever heard Buttars speak, you know that he is incapable of avoiding grammatical errors and couldn't enunciate to save his life. Usually, this isn't a sign of someone's true intelligence, but with Buttars, he talks like a hick because he is stupid.

If you've ever seen Buttars in a debate, you know that ignorance, for him, is something to be proud of. A couple of years ago, on Rod Decker's show, there was a debate between Buttars and Robert Lane, President of Humanists of Utah, on whether our Founding Fathers intended the US to be a Christian nation. Lane brought up the Treaty of Tripoli, which unequivocally states that the "the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." Buttars' reply? "Well, I never heard 'a that!" To most people, not being aware of a crucial piece of evidence in a debate would be death knell. For Buttars, however, his not hearing "a' that" provided the needed insularity to hide himself from his breathtaking stupidity.

Buttars is the type of guy that plagues Utah's ascension into normalcy. He is ignorant, intolerant, self-righteous, insular, and unaware of how backwards he is. Most people would use these same adjectives to describe Utah. We know that that perception is, for the most part, untrue. But as long as we have Buttars around, we'll always be taking 2 steps back.


Anonymous Citizen 451 said...

So if Chris Buttars is stupid, how did he get elected into the senate? Is everybody in district 10 stupid?

I'm not defending Chris Buttars. I don't like him either. I wouldn't use the word stupid, but I don't think I've ever seen a legislator with less tact when it comes to sensitive public issues.

I'm honestly wondering, how do guys like him get elected? Do the people in his district listen to him and think, "He sounds like a bigot, I think I'll vote for him."

1:59 PM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

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3:06 PM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

Shawn, I'll have to grant you Buttars is indeed the definition of Taliban-esque. I wonder if he will soon propose a bill that requires women in Utah start wearing veils, or maybe he'll seek to require high school aged girls to only take child-rearing oriented classes.

He keeps things morbidly interesting at least.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Former Centerville Citizen said...

A lot of citizens vote for people for the wrong reasons. As mean-spirited as this is for me to say, there are a lot of stupid voters out there. The truth hurts.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Citizen 451 said...

CC, You read my mind . . . .

3:23 PM  
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