Monday, March 30, 2009
Carnival of the Elitist Bastards XI
The eleventh Carnival of the Elitist Bastards is up and about at It's the Thought that Counts.
While the standard for being an elitist bastard has never been what it might sound like to those who do not aspire to the title, it's sad how low the bar has fallen in this country, as shown by this1:
A close relative of mine was telling me a story about the place she worked recently. Her company was having some sort of trivia contest. One of the questions was "Who delivered the Gettysburg address?" The company she works for is less than 150 miles from Gettysburg. Believe it or not, surrounded by college-educated people, she was the only one who knew.
In short, if you think it's bad now, you may not want to contemplate tomorrow.
1 From Slobber and Spittle
Labels: Carnival of Elitist Bastards
Maybe it was Mr. Klee, Mr. Perry Klee?
And who cares about anyone sermonizing from the back of a horse?
It's astonishing how little people in our country know of their history and their culture.