Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bemused






One is never too old to learn and follow the herd.......

I realized today, somewhat belatedly, that this is the internet!! And, as the character in 'Body Heat' said, "...all the old rules don't apply."

For instance, this was driven home when I read the comments on another blog, and each sentence started with the word 'Fact'. This was followed by a declaration of some 'fact'. No source was offered, and I slowly understood that sources are not needed in this brave new world. So....in that vein, here goes:

Fact:  All (every damn one of them) Tea Partiers have an unnatural attraction to goats.

Fact: Ted Cruz has asked the so-called islamic state for advise on his next moves in congress.

Fact: Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin were seen together in DC at a infamous drag queen bar dressed in leather. Dancing.

Onward.......

I've also learned that one can say, with an underlying theme of pride, that one is as ignorant as a rock, and that lends to your credibility!! Who would have guessed?!?? All you have to do is state that you are a dumb as a turnip, and then give a opinion......automatically you are given credence in some minds. Ergo, anyone like scientists or people even vaguely associated with having an intellect, is discredited! How cool is that??

Least you think I'm somewhat off kilter in any of this, realize that this is the internet, I wrote it, it must be true.


17 comments:

  1. I believe you - what the hell? What have I got to lose?

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    1. Only your soul, Martha, or maybe just your pension check......

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  2. I researched those facts, and though it was only a quick Google, I could find nothing to support his "Facts."

    And I berated myself, not with the intent to demean scientists, but only to deflect the beating I expected to get in return for my opinion of skepticism, not denial.

    And it is a fact that some Tea Party members do not like goats.

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    1. Yeah? What's your source on the goats?? I say let them deny it! (A page from LBJ's campaign stratagy)

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  3. Oh, dear, I thought your facts were driving toward a manifesto. I was so anticipating one.

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    1. No manifesto's from me, just acerbic, pointless commentary.

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  4. The interwebs, like television, does not lie. Sing thyne truth upon the cyper mountaintop, brother! We shall hearken, and be made glad by this new gospel.

    I want you to know I typed that with a mostly straight face...

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    1. Good for you Robbie.....a better man than I.

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  5. I used to wade in and try to present actual facts and the science behind my position. It always caused my older son to shake his head and say, "Mom, why do you argue with stupid people?"

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  6. As one of my favorite philosophers said (among many other things):

    “Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
    ― Frank Zappa

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  7. I agree with Frank, but I still wonder about the names he chose for his kids.....

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  8. I love how some think if they just keep repeating, "Worst president Ever!" it will make it true.

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    1. Well, he is from Kenya, remember, and his parents were socialist pagans.

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  9. Fact: The following facts, are actual facts.
    Fact: This is a great post.
    Fact: I am also attracted to goats, but only because they taste so good.
    Fact: Ted Cruz is a total tool.
    Fact: Sarah Palin is also a total tool, but I'm strangely attracted to her.

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    1. Fact: this wins comment of the day award, and the Palin thing......man, Pat. Lissen, I've got some cash put aside for emergencies...I'll front the therapy, or maybe the trip to Vegas, whatever.

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    2. It might be a better idea to just give me the cash. Umkay?

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