Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thinking - outside of the box

The box, in this case, it PEETS (in a strip-mall, of course).

Inside the box, you have the usual cast of characters: The Bable Study folks, the OuiJa board folks, the Tarot readers, and the cathaholics.

Outside the box, you get freethinkers.

The tables are empty because the Bable folks, the OuiJa folks, the tarot folks, and the cathaholics have just made way for people who think.

Bable is academic slang for 'ignorant' as Pagan is dead Roman's slang for 'village.'

A cathaholic is a person with a compulsive-addictive personality disorder who is addicted to Roman Catholicism.

We've had a dozen people show for the usual discussions - parallel universes, alien abductions, the IMF conspiracies, Jungian quantum psychology, and the debt before Obama was elected and reelected.

Republicans and Xtians TEND TO have selective memories. They seem to remember the 'good' and attribute the 'bad' to liberals, democrats, and "them" who ain't like US (meaning fat, stupid, and gullible).

Lee Iacocca is remembered for a recycled phrase.

Lee Iacocca is not remembered for what he ACTUALLY said: "Safety doesn't sell."

Business ethics?

A quarter-century ago, another Trump named Lee Iacocca trailed Vice President George H.W. Bush by only three percentage points for the Republican nomination. While his political affiliation was questionable, nobody had any trouble identifying Iacocca's favorite target - the Japanese.

The list of "Incomprehensibly Stupid Things Said by Republicans" would fill bookshelves!

Right wingnuts brush it off with: "Well, Democrats do it too."

Really? Send me a list.

At least he didn't ride into Canada on a redneck Harley.

And thank whatever gods may be we don't see one parked in front of PEET's.

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