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The state of the nation

Louder. Dumber. Meaner.

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nodressrehersal
Mar. 27th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I always snicker when I see that old bumper sticker that says, "Mean people suck" and often times, your three words co-exist like peas in a pod in a mean-people personality.

There I times when I feel hopeful and other times when it leans a little more towards hopeless as far as people are concerned.
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 27th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I try to be hopeful, and most people leave me feeling that way, but it only takes one cloud in front of the sun to make the rainbow disappear.

Good God. I'm writing like a greeting card.
nodressrehersal
Mar. 28th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Well your last line made me snicker, so there's that...
lizardqueen
Mar. 27th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
And the greatest of these is...dumber.

Louder you can ignore, meaner you can smack upside the head (literally or figuratively, your call). Dumber is...dumber.

You can't hope to re-educate (or educate, tout court) on the spot. If it's dumb AND mean, it won't even hear what you're saying. So you're the one who ends up louder. Sucks.
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