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Linus Torvalds: Mitt Romney Is 'A F***ing Moron'

Is it me, or is Linus Torvalds turning into everyone’s favourite drunk uncle? The one that comes to any family gathering, drinks all the wine, slags off the hosts before throwing up in the bushes. It might just be me and my distorted perception of gatherings, but Linus is a laugh-riot when it comes to people he doesn’t like. This time he’s having a go at Mitt Romney for being “a f**ing moron”. Let’s dive right into this one.

For those not familiar with magic Mitt of the clan Romney, he’s the laugh-a-minute Republican nominee for the 2012 US Presidential race.

Linus made the anti-Romney comments on his Google+ page in response to the Republican candidate’s latest joke at a private campaign contributor function, where he said that passengers really ought to be able to open plane windows, just in case something goes wrong.

Here’s what Romney said to get Linus in a tailspin:

When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot…

Aaaaaand, cue facepalm!

Torvalds responded by jumping online with the short and sweet review of Romney’s performance:

He really seems to be a f*cking moron.

I suspect he’d crate his dog on top of the aircraft too. Because what could possibly go wrong?

Oh, in case you were wondering what that’s all about, Romney strapped his dog to the roof of his car on a road trip one time because there was no room in the car. That shit happened.

I was a little worried when Linus got up and gave NVIDIA the bird a little while ago, but with this latest outburst, I think he might be onto something. [Google+]


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