1 year ago
Saturday, October 8, 2011
CNN's Revisionist Script
Sadly, a 5th colleague who was also flying out that afternoon, who is an arch conservative and who never missed an opportunity to throw a verbal dig at President Obama during the 20 minute training-center-to-hotel shuttle bus rides - even when the policy was a continuation of George Bush's (par example: TARP, Quantitative Easing, and Wall Street welfare), was not present at the time, or I am sure he would have had a vociferous and uninformed retort. The 4 colleagues didn't quite know what to say, and looked down at their shoes.
It continues to amaze me that when you press most conservatives for facts to support their position, all they can do is repeat well rehearsed talking points - but they do have a canned, preset, black or white answer for everything. Thinking outside the box is verboten, alien, scary, unpleasantly uncomfortable for most them - at least the ones I have personally encountered, face to face.
A little while later, one of the Wisconsinites colleagues brought up the subject of new feeds, scrolls across the bottom of the screen, and THAT is how he preferred to get all of his news, to which a second Wisconsinite rebuked this concept stating how much he hated distracting scrolls. I asked the scroll hater if had ever seen Idiocracy, and he laughed heartily, saying he and his wife saw it on Netflix years ago and that they really liked it.
Eventually my United flight did arrive, we did take off again (unusually rapidly loaded - but that's the next post on luggage nazis), and I made it to O'Hare with JUST ENOUGH time to RUN from C22 to F8, to catch my US Airways (code share with United) flight to Phoenix, 1 minute (seriously) before they closed the door.
Ah, the joys of coach class travel.