August 08, 2006

You Just Took A Fall From Paradise

How is it that they very same people that tell you they don't watch the news are the same people that want to tell you what's wrong with the world?

I tried my best to be non-confrontational with this woman, but I deserve a medal for doing it ... this woman was fiercely persistant in her absolute ignorance.

She told me all about how oil companies should be doing business and conducting themselves in a more environmentally manner, but has no idea where U.S. oil is imported from and drives an SUV (because it was cheap).

She stood firmly against Bush and the war in Iraq, using her father's negative experience returning home from Vietnam as her reasoning, but has not sought out a single positive story or made an effort to help a service member returning home.

She advocated coalition action in the world, and then asked what the U.N. was all about.

She railed on the corruption and incompetance of politicians, but couldn't name a single one that represented her.

She informed me on everything she felt was wrong with schools today, but didn't know what school system she lived in.

I tell you what lady, if ignorance is bliss ... you just took a fall from paradise.

Posted by Princess Cat at August 8, 2006 01:09 PM @ 01:09 PM in Political Punts // Permalink | TrackBack

"I tell you what lady, if ignorance is bliss ... you just took a fall from paradise."


Posted by: Laurie at August 8, 2006 09:44 PM

That's why I stay out of those conversations... they're too frustrating.

Posted by: Liz at August 9, 2006 02:10 PM

There's nothing worse than an opinionated fool.

Posted by: Ogre at August 14, 2006 07:52 AM