Thursday, July 21, 2005

More Morons

I had a guy tell me, in my own house, that

I don’t think 9/11 would have happened if Clinton was in office”.

My reply,

“Didn’t they try to blow up the WTC in 1993 when he was in office???? Didn’t they try to blow up the same damn building?”

He is lucky that I don’t put his pic on the blog!!!!

Maybe I need a Bill O’Reilly type doormat that says - The Marginalizing Starts Here. It is hilarious when my wife almost does something that is questionable and I threaten to put her on my blog if she does. Just kidding sweatheart.

Of course she doesn't read my blog because "I LIVE YOUR (bleepin') BLOG".

Why have feminists been reduced to a mere “nuisance”, only being taken seriously at places like Harvard? Well, when consensual sex is considered rape:

“Many feminists would argue that so long as women are powerless relative to men, viewing a ‘yes’ as a sign of true consent is misguided…”

That was uttered by none other than Susan Estrich (frequent guest of fox news, law professor, and former Dukakis campaign chairPERSON.)

Rosie O'Donnell banned her lover from breastfeeding their baby. She wins worst mom of the year, hands down.

In 1999, the Bank of England told the whole world they were going to sell over half of their gold bullion holdings. The advertising was as deft as playing poker with a publicized hand. The gold market dumped and they sold most of it around $273 per ounce. Today gold is over $425 per ounce. Had they held it, they would be $1.5 billion richer. It seems that confiscatory taxes weren't sufficient for the British politicians - they had to plunder the nation's hard assets as well.

CaptiousNut should be noted here too. He sold 40 gold contracts at $260 in 1999. Playing the hindsight game, had I held these for 6 long years, I'd have $660,00 more.

Tim Wirth, while an adviser to President Clinton said,

“We’ve got to ride the global-warming issues. Even if the theory is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”

More whitewashing. The CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) which is heavily subsized by the Canadian government has decided to not refer to the events of 9/11 as a terrorist attack.

Instead, they prefer "the destruction of the World Trade Center".

Very nice and neighborly.

Yeah, a sign would have saved your son. It is always someone else’s fault, especially in Boston.

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was up for Supreme Court nomination in 1993, she had a wee bit of egg on her face. In a line of questioning from Senator Orrin Hatch, she asserted that a business would be guilty of racism simply by statistical measures, i.e. not employing minorities equal to the proportion living in its community.

With that, Senator Hatch informed her that in her many years serving on the D.C. Court of Appeals, she had hired 57 employees – none of whom was black!!!! (D.C. is around 90% black)

Apparently, laws are only for the little people.

Last night, I went out to dinner with a guy who was visiting Charlotte on business. When the restaurant bill came, he suggested we don’t leave a tip because,

“we are never going to be back (to this restaurant)....”

Now this guy is college educated and has a management level position at Fortune 500 company. Where does his obvious social and economic ignorance come from? Well he is a lifetime Bostonian. Born, raised, attended college there and never really been anywhere else. I have dined out with countless people all over the country and have yet to witness anything like this guy. I know plenty of cheap tippers and whatnot, but this guy was out with 5 other people that he barely knew (new colleagues) and while otherwise completely normal, polite, civil, professional, etc., he made his suggestion with ease and was totally blind to how others might perceive it. Clearly, he runs in circles where such practice is prevalent. I guess to these people, a tip is not part of the restaurant tab, but rather simply insurance against the staff spitting in your food on the next visit.

Prediction: Once I move to Boston (two weeks hence), I will barely have to open my eyes and ears to fill up this blog with such examples of economic illiteracy.

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