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Tuesday, April 27, 2004
This clever email was forwarded to me by someone whose friendship I'd prefer to keep, so I won't be responding directly - but it's just too obvious a target to let pass.
One Smart TexanLet's deconstruct ... anyone who doesn't think the way I and my in-group do is stupid ... No wonder he's a Kerry fan.
That said - and noting sadly the middle-school grammar mistake - the joke isn't a perfect dissonance-dismissal. If only the teacher were somehow motivated by financial gain rather than simple state pride: that way all conceivable reasons for supporting Republicans could be included in one neat package: greed, ignorance, unthinking conformity, and stupidity.
Update: Hours after posting this I found a flyer in my mailbox from the Neighborhood Association Nazis organizing the easily-outraged to close down a local donut shop (actually not the whole shop, just the eco-unfriendly drive-through window – ie, the rush hour profit center that keeps the business afloat.) For The Children™. For The Planet™. For Our Property Values. But mostly For The Children™.
If they succeed – and they clearly don't mind making waves, and have people with nothing better to do with their time – locals who want coffee and carbs for their breakfast commute will have to make a left turn and drive a block and a half to McDonald's, whose drive-through was grandfathered into the upscale rezoning plan.
The first question I ask is whether these arrogant twits recognize that they're carrying McDonald's water in trying to shut down a competitor. The follow-up is, whether any of the NAN's have thought through favoring a multinational (whose local franchisee just happens to contribute to the NA's operating budget) over a mom-and-pop start-up. And I found myself wondering, Who besides someone with a vested interest, an ideologue, or an idiot, would believe this crap?
So, how, exactly, is this attitude of mine different from Texas Johnny's? posted by Kelly | 3:43 PM link