Are we really this stupid?

I haven’t done any fact checking but unfortunately a lot of it seems true…

Canadian’s Version of David Letterman’s Top 10
This is Canada’s Top Ten List of America’s Stupidity.
Of course we look like idiots because we are.

10) Only in America … could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America … could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans � 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

8) Only in America … could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, TimothyGeithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America … can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America … would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.

5) Only in America … could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

4) Only in America … could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America … could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America … could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America … could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.


Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. It’s a tragedy. I don’t know for sure what happened – I wasn’t there. You don’t know for sure what happened – you weren’t there. Only two people know for sure what happened – one is dead and the other was found not guilty.

We will never know what really happened. I suspect both Martin and Zimmerman were partially responsible. It’s just too bad that it had to end up with one dead and another’s life ruined.

What does piss me off is the endless list of people coming out and saying it was a travesty of justice – the latest being the usually well respected Colin Powell. Was he there? Does he have access to additional evidence that we don’t? Did Zimmerman confess to him? No, no, and no.

All he has is an opinion and a pulpit. Why do many in the public seem to think a persons opinion is more accurate and meaningful just because they are in the public eye? Politicians, musicians, actors, sports figures – their opinions should carry no more weight than mine our yours. Wake up people – you don’t have to believe in or agree with anyone’s opinion just because they are on MTV, ESPN, or wherever.

Mr Powell – I have great respect, admiration, and appreciation for all you have done for this country. But in this instance you should just shut your mouth because you weren’t there.