What's the difference between being ignorant and being stupid? Merriam-Webster defines "ignorant" as unaware, uninformed. Their definition of "stupid" is "slow of mind".
The poll numbers are puzzling: a majority of people in this country (60+%) say that we're on the wrong track, yet President Obama's job approval rating remains a little above 50%. In my lifetime, presidents have gotten credit for a good economy and blame for a poor economy, regardless of whether they deserved it or not. Yet, people don't seem to realize that Obama's policies are largely responsible for our being on the wrong track.
Are people failing to make the connection due to ignorance or stupidity? It seems that a large segment of the American populace believes everything the president says, even when there's clear evidence that he's lying. He has backtracked on his previous statements time and time again, yet many people fail to note the inconsistency. One of the president's favorite tactics is to terrify people with his dire warnings of governmental and societal Armageddon if budget cuts are made, no matter how paltry they may be. It's clear that Obama is willing to sacrifice the well-being of the country and play with peoples' lives to reach his political goal of destroying Republicans.
Take heart - there is a way to easily raise your IQ at least 10 points: quit believing everything the president tells you. In fact, take everything he says with a big grain of salt. Actions speak louder than words, so just watch what he does.
The definitions of "ignorant" and "stupid" as stated above imply that ignorance can be fixed, but stupidity is a permanent state. Gathering good, solid information and being open-minded enough to explore it is a remedy for ignorance. It's one thing to be ignorant, but quite another to voluntarily remain ignorant. That would be, well, stupid.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Last Saturday, there were approximately 150 Day of Resistance rallies across 39 states. Knowing that the mainstream media won't publicize events that don't fit their agenda, I just wanted to pass these pictures along to you. Hope you enjoy them!
Pictures from Day of Resistance rallies
Pictures from Day of Resistance rallies
Friday, February 8, 2013
President Obama promised that he would have the most transparent administration ever. Well, that hasn't exactly happened has it? Part of the problem is Obama's penchant for using euphemisms instead of plain talk. To help everyone understand what the president is really saying, please see the "dictionary" below.
- Balanced approach: A combination of miniscule, meaningless spending "cuts", coupled with large tax hikes.
- Invest, as in we need to invest in education, infrastructure, research, renewable energy, etc.: Spend more and more of the taxpayers' money, often throwing good money after bad and usually getting nothing in return for our "investment".
- Green energy: A black hole into which billions of taxpayers' dollars are "invested" (see above), with nothing to show in return. It doesn't make any difference that it doesn't produce results; we're compelled to keep pouring those tax dollars into it.
- Sequester: A tool suggested by the White House to bludgeon Republicans into giving the president what he wants, i.e., tax hikes coupled with no spending cuts. This tool may, however, prove to be useless for this purpose, depending on whether or not the Republicans find a spine.
- Benghazi: A city in Libya, where we once had a consulate, and where our ambassador and three others were killed last September. This word doesn't appear to be part of Obama's vocabulary.
- Tax reform: Elimination of deductions, coupled with tax hikes on the "wealthy". An example of real tax reform would be the flat tax, in which everyone pays the same rate, coupled with closure of loopholes enjoyed only by those who have the wherewithal to hire lawyers and accountants to find said loopholes.
- I: President Obama's favorite word, used liberally in most of his public appearances. It refers to his favorite person, himself.
Hopefully, this will clarify some of the statements emanating from the Obama administration. In closing, there are some words of wisdom from Andrew Carnegie I'd like to share: "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."