August 03, 2012

Words elude me ....

From Blackfive

    In this day and age, we have a whole new crop of know-nothing celebrities who seem to revel in their ignorance and are happy to display it to everyone on a fairly routine basis.  Take Rosanne Barr (please!) for instance.  In a Twitter exchange with a Naval officer’s wife, she managed to quickly remove all doubt that she’s familiar with the concept of military service or what it means (or, more likely, is simply showing a side of her anti-military self) and even manages to make the point that she’s unfamiliar with the meaning of the words she uses.  Her misplaced condescension is classic.  It is the wife of the Naval officer who is entitled to be condescending with Barr, given Barr’s comment:


That’s right all you military types out there, you live off the dole.  You’re simply welfare recipients which the government dresses up like trees (or sand or pixels) and deploys to areas where apparently other welfare recipients take pot shots at you and try to kill you.  

Wow, I’ve heard of welfare to work programs, but surely this isn’t what they mean is it?  

So what do you do when one runs across gross ignorance from someone who thinks they’re both intelligent and well spoken?  OK, I said they “think” they are, I didn’t say a thing about that being true.

And there's more, but you get the gist.

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