I've never understood why so many of our society's most artistic and creative members seem to have such extreme proclivities. I graduated from DeVry University, which was not exactly ground zero for social upheaval, and yet most of my social science/English teachers took every chance they could find or manufacture to slip some form of anti-American government sentimentality into their lessons. For example, on 9/12/2001 my English lit professor opened the class with the statement "Now, I'm not saying what happened was a good thing, but for them to have attacked us in that way...well, we must have done something really wrong to them." Right. Terrorists (or, as Dennis Miller called them, insane foreign assholes who want to kill us) are known for their logical and measured responses. :p If anyone can think of a situation that calls for, as an appropriate response, a mass suicide attack killing thousands of random people, please leave a comment.
On a barely related note, here's what I took away from the VP debate:
- Both are better public speakers than their masters.
- The lowest points in their respective answers were when they were stuck parroting the rhetoric of the candidate they endorsed.
- I would prefer either VP candidate over Bush or Kerry.
Oh, well. Just my little rant for the day. Perhaps you don't agree with me. Perhaps you are a fool.