Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself.
-old Apache saying
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The problem with being so dumb is that you don't know you're so dumb.
Donald Trump fan Gene Huber, dumbest man in America
That's Gene, with a cardboard cutout of #45.
Gene Huber, suspected of being the dumbest man in America, has his 15 minutes with The Donald. Seems that The Donald saw the earlier interview in which Gene Huber who was found to have been first in line at 4am for Trump’s 8pm self adoration rally. From that earlier interview The Donald also learned that it was not just the 16 hour wait in line to see him, but that Gene Huber salutes a cardboard cutout of Trump every morning. What more would The Donald need to know to upset the Secret Service to bring a fan up for hugs?
What caught my attention about Mr Huber was his Facebook presence with what I so often hear as the central reason for not only the Trump adulation but the central Republican meme of the last few hundred years or so.
I DON'T WANT MY TAX MONEY GOING TO LAZY PEOPLE WHO WON’T WORK.
In fact that is the accepted lie that keeps Republicans on the board. But no matter how you look at it, from the data, the facts or the real news, that is just a bunch of crap. 80% of welfare goes to people under 18, over 65, the disabled and their care givers. Also for the able bodied to collect direct WELFARE recipients have to work 30 hours a week. America spends the least on social programs than any other industrialized nation and has the highest crime rate and murder rate, which of course has NO CONNECTION.
Alternate facts and fake news is where these KIND OF PEOPLE have been all their lives, not just since Kellyanne Conway. But that is not the real story of this ubiquitous claim of lazy people living off the hard work of Gene Huber and friends.
Are Mexicans here lazy? Anyone say that? No, anything but.
Are Asians here Lazy? Anyone say that? No, anything but.
Pakistanis? Indians? Jews? Iraqis? No. No. No. And No.
Rural white people on the farm lazy? No.
So who are the lazy people of America?
RACISM IS WHAT DRIVES AMERICAN POLITICS. Since day one.
Terry Gross: "So when you left Mexico and were faced with a different part of the Catholic Church, did you consider going back or were you just done?"
Jorge Ramos (b. 1958): "No, I was done. I was done...once I started going to college, and once I realized that nobody really knows if there's afterlife, that there's really no explanation, no religious explanation on why children die, why children have cancer, why all the cruelty in wars happen, why all these terrible things that I've seen as a journalist. Once you realize that there's no religious explanation, then I really had no choice but to leave Catholic Church and I became an agnostic.