Tag: morons

Senator Sanders: Are You Lying or Merely a Sap?

 

In our preferred world, politics would revolve around intelligent argumentation, clever rhetoric, and appropriate deference would be given to facts. Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world. The world we live in is more dominated by popularity and personality than it is by principle.

This reality is why Bernie Sanders is still a contender to win the Democrat Presidential nomination. How has he gotten this far? By promising his followers a bribe. The opening bid? Forgiveness of all student loan debt. But that’s merely an aperitif; a foretaste of the giant enchilada Senator Bern has promised everybody in the form of free healthcare for all.

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I Am So Sick of This

 

Apparently, TBS announcer Ron Darling is in hot water for using a “racial slur.” With Masahiro Tanaka pitching he said “A little chink in the armor for Tanaka here. It’s the first inning where he’s lost a little of his control.”

In what universe is this a racial slur? As far as I know (and I could be wrong) there is no racial origin for this idiom. Darling should not have to apologize for this. It reminds me of the incident a few years ago when someone in the public eye — a politician — used the word “niggardly” and some morons took offence because they didn’t know the meaning of the word.

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There’s a Great Future in Plastics. Think About it.

 

Years ago, when plastics were just starting to appear in our lives — I’m 64 — the thing we all hated about the trend was plastic’s serious structural drawbacks. How did we know about them? Because many common elements broke, especially when a plastic part was used to replace what was formerly a metal part. Remember how the internal car door and window handles used to break?

Slowly, over the years, things improved. Now we have really good plastics and really good applications for plastics. But there are still way too many unpardonable designs getting built by people who should know better. Do these manufacturers ever send people out to see how their products are used, holding up, or damaged? How are they holding up in their own shops? Aren’t they embarrassed?

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