Too Stupid for Words category archive
Leonard Pitts, Jr., finds the Republican disdain for knowledge and information to be somewhat disturbing. A nugget:
Pass lightly — again — over the fact that Obama never said any such thing. What’s more fascinating is that Santorum — holder of an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor from Dickinson School of Law — would identify higher education as a mark of elitism.
In a stunning act of sanity, my city has taken action against Silicon Valley’s latest pestiferous scheme.
The council voted 6-5 on Tuesday to ban them in most of the Oceanfront resort area and along streets with speed limits above 25 mph — effective immediately.
We’ll see how long sanity holds sway.
Not so fast, Bucko.
Ewan Morrison argues persuasively that the world wide web has become an instrument for inculcating ignorance.
Writing at the Hartford Courant, Barth Keck argues that Americans’ apparent willingness to believe anything they read on a computer screen is inimical to the polity. He uses the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide as a starting point.
In no time, an abundance of similar posts (conspiracy theories about Epstein’s death–ed.) appeared on my Facebook and Twitter feeds. When I tried to debunk those claims with facts from credible sources — a time-tested strategy I teach in my English classes — I was met with scorn and ridicule: “How dare you question the idle and speculative theories we formulated within 24 hours of a story breaking!”
Social media, simply, is poisoning American minds.
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Personally, I think its already too late for the elephant.
And this was just a few of the two-wheeled hazards we saw on the two mile trip to the grocery store. There were others in that same parking lot, as well as some left in the middle of a sidewalk in front of the local thrift store.
They should call them “stupid phones,” for they facilitate the stupid.
Why the hell does a light bulb need to connect to the internet in the first place?
Words fail me.
Via Le Show.