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Friday, June 24, 2005

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I went into the 7-11 to get a Cherry Coke. I like Cherry Coke. I swear, I didn’t go to start an argument. But I’m a little tired, and the filter that normally controls the flow of words from brain to mouth seems to function poorly when I’m tired.

In front of me was a woman making a purchase, and one of her purchases was a newspaper. On the front of the newspaper was a story about the Supreme Court decision.

“So, now they can just take away your home,” said the woman behind the counter. She shook her head in obvious anger. I, still in spectator mode, said nothing; people should be upset about the ruling. “I can’t believe it. I’m just so tired of Bush.

“What the hell did he have to do with this? This was a Supreme Court decision...”

And the conversation degenerated from there.

I’m sure that, if you look just right, there’s a lesson here. I swear I can’t find it, though.

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Someone has to battle idiocy, and you’re just the man to do it.

on Jun 24 2005 @ 11:57 AM

Heheh. Maybe I can don the garb of Non Sequitur’s Obviousman.

Of course, given the kind of success he’s seen, I’m not sure why I might imagine I could do any better.

on Jun 24 2005 @ 12:09 PM

I definitely would have said something to her. Of course, I’m not known for my tact and I’m also the guy who says “fewer” out loud when the cashier announces that aisle 12 is open for ten items or less.

By the way, I was asked by a cashier today if I would like to donate a dollar to find a cure for prostrate cancer.

on Jun 24 2005 @ 02:37 PM

Remember, when you argue with idiots, they beat you with experience.

on Jun 25 2005 @ 03:57 AM

I feel better knowing you’re out there fighting a losing battle against idiocy.

on Jun 25 2005 @ 05:19 AM

It just goes to show how much in the know you are. It also explains why people link Saddam to 9/11 and all the other things liberals like to throw in your face about the “big lie” corporations. Most people are either too ignorant, too busy, or too unconcerned to notice the nuances of political questions.

Which is why you should just let her live in her ignorance.

on Jun 25 2005 @ 05:44 PM

What you should have said to her: “Madam, that is such a brilliant observation that I must beg you, for the good of the human race, never to vote or reproduce.”

on Jun 26 2005 @ 12:30 PM

The lesson:  stick with Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper.  :D

on Jun 26 2005 @ 05:51 PM

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for that argument.

on Jun 26 2005 @ 06:57 PM

Her confusion is understandable: the govt did this, and President Bush is the focal point for the government…

To me, even more important than explaining the difference between the judicial and executive branch would be to explain to her that the justices who came up with this majority opinion on eliminating those pesky property rights are fully in the liberal/left camp, and tend to decide issues according to Democrat principles...even turning to European legal precedents to avoid following the guideline of the US Constitution.  If she hates this ruling, she should consider voting Republican to make sure more justices like Justice Clarence Thomas are appointed.

on Jun 27 2005 @ 07:18 AM

Should haven told em’ the fly story.

There were three flies in the barnyard who met on a shovel handle.

The flies noticed a fresh cow patty to feast on so they flew down and gorged themselves and met back on the shovel handle.

When the first fly tried to fly away he fell in flight to his death being to full to fly…splat.

When the second fly tried to fly away he fell in flight to his death too, being to full.

The third met the same fate as the others had because he was to full.

Moral of the story:  Don’t fly off the handle when you full of shit.

on Jun 27 2005 @ 10:02 AM

Now, that’s sound advice…

on Jun 27 2005 @ 10:08 AM

What’s truly amazing is that Bush had yet to even NOMINATE a Supreme Court Justice when that ruling came out.

If this had been me, I might have said, “Ma’am, that’s a brilliant observation. You should share that with your congressman.”

on Jul 05 2005 @ 06:51 AM
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