Dennis Leary

Dennis Leary has a new book, “Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid.” If you’re not some type of fanatic, you’re probably reluctant to pick up a copy unless it contains a bunch of inflammatory statements. Hey, guess what? Get those wallets out.

“There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don’t give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you – yer kid is NOT autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.”

The Austism Society of America had something to say about that:

“For Mr. Leary to suggest that families or doctors conspire to falsely diagnose autism is ridiculous . . . [His] remarks reflect the same misconceptions of autism being caused by bad or unemotional parenting that were held over 50 years ago.”

I have to side with Dennis Leary on this one. It’s a lot like how paralyzed people shouldn’t be in wheelchairs. They can walk, they’re just not trying hard enough to fuse that spinal cord back together. And don’t get me started on the mentally handicapped. They’re not really retarded, they were just born to suck at life.

Once Jenny McCarthy calms down, expect a polite response.