Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Define Stupid

According to the latest Pew Poll, 34 per cent of those polled believed Barack Obama is a Christian; 18% believed he is a muslim; and 43 % don't know. So what does this say about the mental abilities of the American public? Here are some possibilities:

1. 18% of Americans are stupid.

2. 18% of Americans are either tea party members or far right extremists or racists who would say anything to bring Obama down.

3. Some of the 34% are either rational, fair-minded, or Christian or a combination of the three.

4. Most of the 43% don't care, don't know, don't want to know, or should be in groups 1 and 2.

Conclusion: If you add group 1 and 4, then the majority of Americans either don't care or are stupid or both.

We used to read our kids books about the Stupid Family. They were hilarious. For example,
they would look in a store mirror, see their reflections and say how stupid those people look.
My favorite was The Stupid Family Wakes Up Dead, in which the family wakes in the middle of the night and assume they are dead since all the lights are out.

Sadly, many Americans are members of the Stupid family since all their lights are out.

1 comment:

  1. I stewed over these poll results most of the weekend - it's the willful ignorance that upsets me most.