functional illiteracy iii


8 Responses to “functional illiteracy iii”

  1. November 24, 2010 at 11:34 am

    The more the liberal media try like NBC, ABC, CBS, etc try and paint Sarah Palin in a negative light the stronger her fan base grows.



    • November 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      Hannity is /not/ a liberal interviewer, and Palin just proved herself worthy of the “Functional Illiteracy” category without being painted in a “negative light” by liberal media.

  2. November 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Did I hear her effectively say that the “cornerstone of democracy” is her only talking to reporters who like her?

  3. November 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I hate to contradict you because I really like your posts, and agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of Sarah Palin, but George W. Bush was imminently, directly quotable if you wanted a laugh. A whole book of the ridiculousness that came out of his mouth has been published. Many comedians’ jobs were made easier during the 8 years he was in office.

    I’ve been moved to comment on S.P. myself recently and must disagree with “Ava Aston’s Muckery”, blessed or not. It’s unnecessary to paint Saraph Palin in a negative light — she does that beautifully herself. However, if her blatant stupidity causes her fan base to grow, all I can surmise is people exist who are actually dumber than her, which I find hard to comprehend.


    • November 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm

      My husband ran across this quote of Saul Bellow’s today on Wikipedia: “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

      Perhaps this is what MFA feel they need — illusions. It explains a lot, actually.

      I catch this flicker in her eyes every once in a while that makes me think she might actually be just smart enough to know how stupid she is, but her ambition is so high and her conviction in her own ability to bullshit anybody anywhere allows her to continue. (Hence the, as Bill Maher calls it, “never ending sentence.”)

      Maybe I’m giving her too much credit. I hesitate to give her any at all.

      • November 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

        I think you’re being generous. I doubt she has a clue regarding her own stupidity — she just keeps yammering on and on and then when anyone dares to criticize her she goes into defense mode — they don’t like me, they don’t like that I represent the middle class, they don’t like what I stand for, etc. She has a thousand excuses, and it’s pretty clear she’s never read a book or an article all the way through regarding world politics.

        I love the quote — it’s so true. I’ve surely been caught doing that in areas of my life where I’d rather deal with illusion and not reality, but I think for those of us electing someone, it’s better to look at the truth and not be swept up in the fiction. At least that’s what I prefer to base my vote on. Not that it’s easy to get the truth. Politicians, no matter how much they genuinely want to help people, have to be self serving spin doctors in order to get elected. But I can’t back blatant stupidity. Never have had much tolerance for it.

      • November 26, 2010 at 1:04 am

        If you want to hear someone yammer, check out this guy!

        What exactly was he trying to say?

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