Saturday, June 20, 2015

"Stupid is As Stupid Does" - Forrest Gump

By Rich Kozlovich

How many of out there read the daily Rasmussen polls?  If you do you will find it amazing! Based on Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll between 43 and 52 percent approve of Obama’s performance on any given day, with between twenty and twenty five percent strongly approving. 

After reading these polls I keep asking:  Who in the world are they talking to?  And I’ve come to the conclusion that critics are right when they say people lie to pollsters.   I’ve  also come to the conclusion (presuming of course the polls are accurate) that at least twenty five percent of the people of America are blatantly stupid.  But they have an excuse.  They can’t help themselves.  They really are stupid!  I’ve also concluded the number of really stupid people has increased over the last forty years.  Then there are those who choose stupidity because they think stupid will suit them financially or socially.  Unfortunately merely eliminating the warning labels off of everything won’t fix that. 

Here’s what I find interesting.  

Approximately 55 percent of the population disapproves of his performance.  But that number’s misleading because only between 40 and 45 percent strongly disapprove.  So let’s do a little math.  If you take the strongly approve at say 25 percent and the strongly disapprove at 45 percent that leaves 30 percent of the population on both sides of that spectrum who don’t really have a clue and can choose to be stupid - or not - at some point in time.  I can only assume they’re part of that seemingly uninformed and strangly mysterious group called - moderates - and won't be fixed!  Moderates being another name for going along to get along and clueless.  They can be encouraged to accept any idiocy as long as they can be convinced their lives won’t change. 

Of course everyone has a right to choose stupid as their philosophy de jour, unfortunately politicians, heads of major corporations, celebrities, bureaucrats, academics, religious leaders and the media just can’t help themselves in abusing that privilege.  These have clearly earned membership in the Club For the Galacticly Stupid, which now includes the Pope.  And the reason why you can’t fix stupid is because some really are stupid and can't help themselves and can’t be fixed, or they’re always following the latest philosophical flavor of the day.  They call it conventional wisdom, which may or may not last as long as today’s ladies fashion.  Unfortunately this requires them to abandon traditional wisdom which has stood the test of time.

Below is one commentary and a series of articles dealing with the realities of Islam and the realities of global warming. Try and spot all the stupidity!

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