Dear God, Help Me Be More Stupid Today

From Esquire, an article titled rather blandly Greetings From Idiot America.

It is impolite to wonder why our parents sent us all to college, and why generations of immigrants sweated and bled so their children could be educated, if it wasn’t so that we would all one day feel confident enough to look at a museum filled with dinosaurs rigged to run six furlongs at Belmont and make the not unreasonable point that it is all batsh*t crazy and that anyone who believes this righteous hooey should be kept away from sharp objects and his own money.

Dinosaurs with saddles?

Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?

Welcome to your new Eden.

Welcome to Idiot America.

Let’s take a tour, shall we? For the sake of time, we’ll just cover the last year or so.

A federally funded abstinence program suggests that HIV can be transmitted through tears. An Alabama legislator proposes a bill to ban all books by gay authors. The Texas House passes a bill banning suggestive cheerleading. And nobody laughs at any of it, or even points out that, in the latter case, having Texas ban suggestive cheerleading is like having Nebraska ban corn.

Full article here. But hey, what about Georgia? We don’t qualify for inclusion in Greetings From Idiot America? Talk about your shoddy reporting.

12 comments

  1. rightbeforeleft says:

    On a similar note, see the movie Idiocracy, makes the same scary point about our future while being hilarious at the same time.

  2. Icarus says:

    We could also talk about Brian’s Song or Old Yeller, because Erick loves to write about things that “must die”.

  3. GAWire says:

    Does anyone else know what this really means?

    “””A federally funded abstinence program suggests that HIV can be transmitted through tears”””

    Let me give you a hint … they aren’t suggesting crying puts people at risk for HIV.

    Anyone?

  4. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Demonbeck, Gehrig’s farewell speech gives me chills everytime I hear it. He was a class act all the way. And I’m a Boston fan.

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