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December 08, 2005

If They're So Scary-Smart, How Come They're All So Stupid?

[Okay, I'm the Stupid One. Corrected at the end.

Ah, liberals.

See-Dubya snarked:

The New York Times review (and find your own damn link) was explicitly down on the Christian angle [in the Narnia film]. 'Too high a Jeesiosity quotient', I believe they said.

An anonymous liberal demands:

No link because no review maybe? It doesn't seem to exist on the NYTimes site (Times Select?). Where did you read this "jeesiosity quotient" review?

There's no such thing as a stupid question. There are, however, stupid people who ask them.

Yeah, Yeah: Obviously, not all liberals are dumb.

Just... a lot of them.

Actually, it's not that they're especially dumb so much as the chasm between their self-assessed level of intelligence and their actual level is so yawningly vast.

I'm dumb, but I'm smart enough to know what I'm dumb about. A lot of liberals... well, they kinda think that having listened to a two minute report on NPR about global warming (or cooling, or moderating, or whatever it is now) mints them into instant world-renown climatologists, able to speak fluently and confidently on long-range computer modeling of anthrogenic climate change.

And they seem to pretty humorless. Not just dour -- dour can be kind of cool, actually -- but humor-impaired.

And thus: Margaret Cho.

The LATimes Sacked Hack Robert Scheer, So That Proves Everyone's Dumber Than Me Update: The unjustifiably smug preening of a self-assessed Mensa Chapter President in full flamboyant peacockery.

It's been my theory for a while that if we just give them t-shirts that say "World's Smartest Smarty-Smart," they'll kinda go away as regards public debate.

Seriously, they just want that t-shirt. They just want us to tell them they're smarter. I don't think they really want to run the country into the ground; but, because they don't have those t-shirts, grabbing political power is currently they only manner they have of demonstrating superiority.

By withholding those t-shirts, we're kinda forcing them to run for office and then implement ruinous public policies.

If you want this country at its full potential, if you want an end to the eternal culture wars, remember the words of the Wise One:

The guys get shirts. The guys get shirts. That's just. The way. It fucking. Is.

All This Ranting For Nuthin' Update: It wasn't a liberal who asked that question. And the question wasn't stupid. The commenter meant to ask about See-Dubya's NYT review, not about a review containing the phrase "quotient of Jeesiosity." So, yeah, he knew that part was a joke.

Oh, well. Sorry, Mantis.


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