Friday, June 25, 2010

Epic fail - Geography division

This ought to be unbelievable, but, sadly, isn't. Here we have a Democratic county supervisor in Milwaukee arguing in favor of a boycott of Arizona. (One might think that the county supervisors in Milwaukee might have better things to do with their time, but if you're a liberal, I suppose you have to do things like this for simple ego maintenance reasons.) And she notes that actually, she might be more open-minded about Arizona's actions if the situation were a little bit different.
If this was Texas, which is a state which is directly on the border of Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this, saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding their borders, I would have to say - I would have to look twice at this. But this is a state that is a ways removed from the border, and, um, it doesn't make sense to me...
There's a little more babbling which is even less coherent, but no stupider. And there's actual footage of this brilliant oratory.



It's possible that, if given an unlabeled map of the United States and asked to write in the place names, I'd get a couple of them switched. I don't think so, but it's possible. And that isn't necessarily a big deal. It's a huge country, and the fact is, there's no particular reason for me to know which one's Kansas and which one's Nebraska, or which of those two is Alabama and which is Mississippi. But even if you were ignorant of Arizona's location a month ago, the level of stupidity required to engage in a debate over this topic, with all of the national coverage and debate which has taken place, without realizing that it shares hundreds of miles of border with Mexico is staggering. This is someone who's too stupid to realize that she's too stupid to be engaged in this discussion.

And she's an elected official...

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