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a pair of throw backs

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Submitted by Jules Posten (United States), May 2, 2012 at 19:12

in the late 1940s. there was a radio show called "It Pays To Be Ignorant" it was a "tongue in cheek Quiz Show" designed to celebrate foolishness and stupidity, with supposed dunces as contestants. it did contain a few laughs, and no one took it seriously to believe there were such fools actually given air time on a fairly popular radio show.

if we jump ahead and look at our current political situation, i begin to wonder. our nation, state and local government figures seem to be on the track to bring "It Pays to be Ignorant" back on the scene once again, only this time, it isn't very funny, because our "leaders" are serious.

simply look at the local NJ/NYC political scene. we find Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Christie. as leaders, they're both too scary to be funny, and bear in mind they both have been floated as possible Vice Presidential candidates. i think Mr Christie frightens me the most. ask him a question that he doesn't like and he turns beet red and does an imitation of an erupting volcano, spewing his angry reply over anyone near enough. as NJ's Governor, that's pretty scary, but just imagine him as Vice President, one heartbeat from national leadership

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