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Invincible Ignorance

Asteroids traveling close to Earth caused by global warming.   Hmm, Deborah Feyerick, CNN empty talking head in the above video, has a BA in English from Barnard College, class of 1987.  I would wager than none of her professors while she was there ever gave her The Talk:

On the bright side, this is an indication that Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 has a future in broadcasting at CNN:

Update:  Judging from the picture below Caitlin Upton, Miss Teen South Carolina 2007, was a good sport about her less than stellar answer:

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As one of the commenters noted below it is not fair to pick on a teenager who has a case of hoof in mouth disease when she first appears in the limelight.  Middle aged reporters who appear on television and who are purportedly college graduates on the other hand …

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

18 Comments

  1. “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Orwell

    Never underestimate the power of large numbers of stupid people. See Germany 1933 to 1945.

  2. Hi T Shaw. Yes there are stupid people and there were those in Germany too. along with that, he regimes of evil have been pretty effective and lopping off the heads of a society. That is they went FIRST for the intellectuals, and the church leaders — then the thoroughly frightened and less able to think back and fight back were on their own.

  3. I do, though, wish people would stop picking on Miss Teenage South Carolina, who, at age 16, was perhaps not quite ready for a Nobel Prize, but who seems to be a sweet girl who has never hurt anyone–as opposed to those who are supposed to inform us about the affairs of the world.

  4. The Peace Prize is a joke, as is the prize for literature. I’ d like to think the scientific prizes still have some legitimacy.

  5. “It started going down the same hole as the other Ron Paul thread, in my opinion. It was a pre-emptive strike, if you will.”

    I respect your discretion, though I would’ve liked the chance to respond to Art. I thought we were having a fairly civil debate, even if the topic had been covered before.

  6. No, your conversation with Art was fine, it was the other personal sniping that made me close it off. The question you raised was actually an interesting one worth pursuing at another time, I think.

  7. The Peace Prize is a joke, as is the prize for literature. I’ d like to think the scientific prizes still have some legitimacy.

    The Peace Prize is absurd in its conception. The problem with the literature prize is that satisfying and defensible aesthetic judgments are difficult to make. They have some engaging writers on the list (Doris Lessing, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Saul Bellow).

  8. “The Peace Prize is a joke”

    Originally it was not. Theodore Roosevelt deserved the Peace Prize for brokering the peace between Russia and Japan. Certainly it has become a joke over the past five decades.

  9. “On the bright side, this is an indication that Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 has a future in broadcasting at CNN:” (Guffaw 😆 )

    Mind you, she probably did no worse than some you already see there. She’s a lot prettier than most.

  10. Fitz
    kind of interesting that you bring up John Cornwell’s tortuous thinking about the papacy on a blog titled “invincible Ignorance” With all of Cornwell’s education it appears his own ignorance is vincible — a struggle apparently in the relationship of will to self and darkened intellect
    A lot of harm done.

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