Y'know, I was going to do a Martin World News post, but sometimes you look at the level of sheer stupidity you find in everyday life, and say to yourself, "It just isn't even funny today." Today, I shall try to show you why I am currently in that mood.
Here's our first example: This was recently posted by a FB friend ( a relative of Laurie's)...
Okay, now I will admit not everybody might remember Mork and Mindy. But surely Robin Williams should be recognizable, right?
Here's the first answer he got...
Donnie and Marie Osborn Show???
Yeah, Donnie and Marie Osborn. They are Ozzie and Sharon's kids.
It reminded me of a few weeks back watching Jeopardy. There was this girl who was being asked to name the mountain range that runs down Italy. (Answer: Apennines.) Her answer:
What are the Urals?
Now I realize that not everyone knows geography, and technically she kept it on the same continent. How about this one?
Now there did used to be a comic book character named Ghoul who could touch a dead body and get them to talk, but he wasn't a cop.
Now, next up I have a real killer. Millennial Democrat Socialists at a FeelTheBern rally were given a phrase from American history. Before I give you the phrase, let me give you the responses:
"That's some right-wing Republican Bullshit, right there!"
"Who said that stupidity? Donald Trump?"
"You know who said that? Hitler said that! He hated socialism!"
"Wow, really? Who even thinks like that anymore?"
"No way! That is so un-American and goes against everything we stand for!"
So, what was the heinous statement?
Do you understand what I am trying to tell you? This nation is full of people so utterly unable to string two rational thoughts together, who have the "right" and WILL vote, that a Donald Trump candidacy makes more sense than any of them can even formulate. You want to know why Trump could "shoot someone in the street and still win the polls?" You wanna know why the party of "diversity" can field two 70-year-old white people and not miss a beat? Here's your sign.
I know there are smart people out there. I know the cause for our children and grandchildren is not yet hopeless. I know there are some people with voter registrations, or even Facebook accounts, who DON'T lose several IQ points every time they pick a bugger and don't eat it.
But seriously, people. I watched the South Carolina debate- I watched Jeb Bush hand Trump his ass SEVERAL times. And the next morning, I saw three different polls that had The Donald winning the debate by 67% or thereabouts.
It's no longer about what you say or do. Like Don Henley once sang, "I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear."
And don't start me on the major Presidential candidate that, after getting caught for the SECOND time sabotaging a fellow candidate with the most outrageous, most easily discovered of lies, NOW fires his PR man (aka "threw him under the bus"). I wonder if the Pope would like to do a "Christianity check-up" on him like he did on The Donald.