Wednesday, September 17, 2008


When writing that last post, for some reason I had Fannie Mac in my head when I knew perfectly well that the correct name is Fannie Mae. With that in mind, aside from the fact that using the correct names renders the title of the post, well..., umm..., let's just say at least a little nonsensical, I stand by the rest of the post even though my momentary (?) loss of brain function compromises it just a tiny bit. It's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Really, the only difference between the correct name and the one I used is a wee little line on one wee little letter. It could happen to anybody, right? Am I a moron, or what? (You really don't need to answer that last question. It's better if I don't know. I've always wondered, though [Warning! Tangent Alert!] - how does a person know if he or she is a moron? Presumably, a moron isn't smart enough to tell the difference between stupid and smart. John McCain seems to believe he's not only smart, but entitled to his wealth* while people who work way harder than he has in at least a couple of decades deserve to be poor. It seems clear to me he's both not very intelligent and not entitled to his wealth, but he's too stupid to believe otherwise. [I'm not even going to begin to go into the sanity thing. At least, not right now.] That concept has bothered me for quite some time.)

* Okay, I know he was a prisoner of war. I heard that somewhere. Once. Or maybe twice. As such, I think he ought to have received combat pay for the entire time he was imprisoned as well as all the medical care and benefits any other veteran is entitled to. Dang! He and his party have been eliminating those benefits! Sorry, John, but you get no sympathy from me. Being a prisoner of war should give you some privileges, but it doesn't give you a free pass to be a total dick. 


Singing Bear said...

Ed: One way to tell if someone is a moron - they will be called either Tony Blair or George Bush.

By the way, when I can't sleep at night I watch Fox News. There are loads of morons there! Where did they find Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity? Hahahahahaha!

Suzy said...

What about the sanity clause?

Ed said...

Singing Bear: I just checked my birth certificate, and my name is neither Tony Blair nor George Bush. Hurray! I don't think watching Fox "News" would help me sleep. It's hard to sleep when I'm depressed by the human capacity for stupidity.

Suzy: You can't fool me, there ain't no Sanity Clause.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I actually heard some financial expert or politician on a finance committee make a similar error. I knew what you meant!

Suzy said...

At least I still have the Easter Bunny.