My definition of a "smart" or "educated" person is someone who knows what they don't know, know how to find out what they don't know and keeps an open mind to the answer.
Bachman does not know the basics - things most people in the US learn in 5th or 6th grade. If she didn't know what state the revolution started in...if she didn't know the position of the "Founding Fathers" on slavery, she could use Wikipedia - before opening her mouth and proving her embarassing ignorance.
Even an Aussie should be able to do the same. Arnold Schwartzenagger is no longer governor of California. By the way, he is also a Republican - so the Kennedy connection doesn't mean much. What the heck, he is not even the first "movie star" to be elected governor of California - that would be Ronald Reagan.
Arizona's problems - what a hoot! They have far less an immigration issue than Australia does. Now what is being done about those Aboriginal people?
Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was a key early American philospher, poet and writer, particularly known for his appreciation of individualism, self-reliance and intuition. He wrote this poem, which was sung as a hymn at a July 4, 1837 ceremony to mark the completion of the Concord Monument, to immortalize the resistance of American Minutemen to British forces on April 19, 1775. The poem's phrase "shot heard round the world" is now internationally famous for its description of the philosphical importance of the American revolution.
(I've seen the Monument mentioned here, and walked over the bridge - they are both in Concord, Massachusetts.)
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.
The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
The Wisconsin Dems
Tucked tail and ran.
All before the vote began.
The could not stay, the bunch were morons
They would not give the Repubs a quorum
Run to the next state.
Hide your faces.
They cannot vote with empty spaces.
Run and hide, Don't make a fight.
You show your colors, hidden from sight.
Chickens squawk, deer do run.
Out of politics, you've taken the fun.
Taken a stand, fight for us all,
But you choose to run to save your (bits)
The vote is done, you're taking smack
Maybe now, you all can come back.
An educated person is one who knows when to let the other person use their tongues to get in trouble.
Wom does not forget the dirty arrogance that he was met with on his first ever joining of this forum.
Yep.....an arrogance that can only be delivered by someone who's life must be so eFFed up that all they can do is deliver venom.
Ahhhhh....to be a veteran of someone elses war and be treated that way by their daughters......so sad.
But....one day....when she is old and grey, she will pass away, a bitter and hateful little person.
"I'm Back !!"
Does not world history interest everyone to some extent?
I've Been Frosted
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