***removed by the request of my sense of humor***
Everyone. In. The. World. Hates. George. Bush.
I'm curious, why is the self interest of America anyone else's business? When has this EVER mattered?
GWB is the CEO of America, and has SOME influence over economic policy---not very much in the grand scheme of things when you consider the influence of the legislative branch and international banking system. He does have more or less a great deal control over American foreign policy, if you dissallow for the influence of outside forces such as domestic influences and catostrophic events such as 9/11.
In the end, America gets the government she deserves, as the influences and checks-and-balances all have their play. You Americans posting here who want to blame your parking tickets on GWB sound PROFOUNDLY stupid; the international posters sound even worse: stupid remarks made out of ignorance.
This really pisses me off: if the American posters involved themselves with their political processes with half the vigor they persued thier lesbian porn and reruns of Southpark they would be too busy to make inane self-loathing posts here.
Main Entry: stu pid
Inflected Form(s): -er/-est
Etymology: Middle French stupide, from Latin stupidus, from stupre to be benumbed, be astonished, be stupefied; akin to Greek typtein to beat, strike -- more at TYPE
1 a : slow of mind : UNIMAGINATIVE, OBTUSE, INSENSITIVE <came to regard them as stupid, sensual, veritable children of Adam -- V.L.Parrington> <will defy the most phlegmatic and stupid spectator to behold it without admiration -- Tobias Smollett> <bellowed into his ear as if he were deaf instead of stupid -- Anthony Trollope> b : given to unintelligent decisions or acts : UNTHINKING, IRRATIONAL <while he may be wrong ... he is never stupid -- G.W.Johnson> <consider myself at least stupid for not having profited from many opportunities -- Emery Neff> <reality is right under your stupid nose -- Lionel Trilling> c : lacking intelligence or reasoning power : BRUTISH <getting the better of stupider beasts -- G.A.Morgan>
2 a : dulled in feeling or sensation : being in a state of stupor : TORPID <stupid with drink -- Sherwood Anderson> <stupid with the lust of gain and the sloth of slavery -- Van Wyck Brooks> <let fall the stupid inanimate limbs of the gone wretch -- George Meredith> b : incapable of feeling or sensation : INANIMATE <nothing is quite so stupid as a fact -- A.L.Guérard> <the stupid rain came down in buckets -- J.W.Ellison b.1929>
3 : marked by or resulting from dullness or unintelligent thinking : SENSELESS <a stupid refusal to be realistic -- W.F.Hambly> <appalling capacity of collective man for stupid, blind, self-destructive behavior -- H.J.Muller> <takes everything seriously in a stupid and unimaginative fashion -- K.T.Bluth> <it is stupid to wait until a probable enemy has gained a foothold from which to attack -- F.D.Roosevelt>
4 : lacking interest or point : DREARY, BORING <went to an awfully stupid evening ... Monday night -- Rachel Henning> <would not have minded his going to this stupid lunch -- A.J.Cronin> <a really stupid performance>
5 dialect England : OBSTINATE, MULISH
synonyms DULL, DENSE, CRASS, DUMB: stupid applies to a sluggish, slow-witted want of intelligence or comprehension, often congenital or accustomed; it may apply to a senseless, benumbed, or dazed condition <so stupid and so obstinate that it was impossible to get him to do or understand anything -- Anthony Trollope> <stupid with liquor and unable to understand that the ambulance had already gone -- Scott Fitzgerald> <sleepy and stupid after a broken night and a hard day's work -- Dorothy Sayers> DULL strongly implies sluggish labored slowness of mind, with utter lack of quickness, brightness, or liveliness <a dull, ambitionless, vegetating individual -- J.A.Brussel> <with its impotent ruling classes and its dull and puritanical middle classes -- Edward Shils> DENSE applies to a blockheaded thick imperviousness or insensitive obtuseness <she never offered to take me over the house, though I gave her the broadest hints -- she's very dense -- Clive Arden> CRASS suggests a fatheaded grossness precluding delicacy, discrimination, or refinement <in deep disgust at the farrier's crass incompetence to apprehend the conditions of ghostly phenomena -- George Eliot> <a crass bonehead capable of sneering at the progress of the human race -- Don Marquis> DUMB may apply to an imperceptive vexatious obtuseness <that the nutmegs were easily sold and eagerly bought is beside the story; the wonder is that we Southerners were so dumb, we did not know the difference -- Erskine Caldwell> <I guess I was pretty dumb that morning, but a fellow in love never sees beyond his own nose -- Vicki Baum>
Citation format for this entry:
"stupid." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com
(7 Sep. 2004).