When I was in junior high school (...before the
P.C. of “middle” school and “community” colleges that used to be
junior...), the school had an assembly in which a visiting speaker
talked about memory improvement. I don’t remember (...er...) what
specific techniques he discussed or what he asked us to remember. I do
recall a list of four or five items and the instruction not to write
A young woman (the cuter of two female fraternal twins) sitting next to
me busily scribbled down the list we had just been asked to memorize.
To my considerable amazement (but no real surprise...), when the
speaker asked if anyone would like to ascend to the stage and recite
the list, this girl quickly raised her hand. Trotting to the front of
the large auditorium, she proceeded to recite the list we had been
Well, the speaker grinned in delight. Applause from him and the
assembled multitudes. The “successful” student demurely smiled at the
recognition of her wonderful feat of skill.
Whenever I hear some #$%&^!@ politician –– especially ones running
for president –– “modestly” tell us all how much he has “accomplished,”
I’m reminded of this cheating student. No politician has ever
“accomplished” anything productive...unless getting together with a few
hundred other lying scumbags to rob untold trillions of dollars from
fellow citizens counts as an “accomplishment.” No senator or
congresscritter or governor ever “built” a road or “improved” education
or “gave” health insurance to Americans.
These thugs in suits can’t even fulfill their most basic of
obligations: to defend the rights of all people in this nation. They
are the biggest violators of our rights, the ones who place us in the
most danger, the most egregious robbers the world has ever witnessed.
Yet there they stand before those ubiquitous cameras proclaiming their
“virtues,” bowing to unearned accolades, smiling in the pomposity of
their sick and twisted souls.
F*ck ’em. And the voters they rode in on.
(from Don't Get Me Started!