There is an essential idea that is often discussed on The Thom Hartmann Show that I find a valuable touchstone—in fact, he’s just discussed it now. What is wealth, as in, the wealth a nation creates? Hartmann maintains that wealth is only actually created in manufacturing, when you collect resources, apply a process to the resources, and turn it into something else, preferably something that holds more value than the original batch of resources. An economy that is as apparently eager as is ours to ship our manufacturing industry elsewhere is actually ridding itself of its own wealth-building infrastructure, he often argues. Just a thought.
Anyway. The issue of the day of course is health care policy. But I’d like to talk about a cracker dumbass.
On or about July 8, on a television program called Fox & Friends, they were talking about some study that indicated that people in relationships suffered less demornna. Demmoopoo. Dem…um…dementia. I guess the study was done in Sweden. Because it caused host Brian Kilmead to say:
We keep marrying other species and other ethnics…The problem is the Swedes have pure genes. They marry other Swedes, ’cause that’s the rule. Finns marry other Finns; so they have a pure society. In America we marry everybody. We will marry Italians and Irish. So this study does not apply to us.
I’m serious. This actually happened.
Remember. This cracker dumbass said “species.” “Species.” He has basically opened up a little piece of his soul to you, explaining to you without solicitation that, at his most base level, this is a man who firmly believes and is dying to espouse the most basic tenets of eugenics. Considering that, I think his apology is more wimpy and foolish than that of Stern show idiot Sal Governale.
I made comments that were offensive to many people. That was not my intention, and looking back at those comments I realize they were inappropriate. For that I sincerely apologize. America [is a] huge melting pot, and that is what makes us such a great country…
In fact, it reads a lot like Sal’s, doesn’t it?
No, any “apology” that doesn’t include the phrase “I am a cracker dumbass” won’t hit the mark in this case.