Culture? I don’t need no steenkin’ culcha.

The sad irony of the day comes via Q & O. Not this sort of irony is “one size fits all.

Gagdad, as an aside in his blog refered to the cultures and the culture wars. I wish he’d gotten more specific about the broad characteristics of the cultures he quoted. “The four cultures described by O’Malley are the prophetic, the academic/professional, the humanistic, and the artistic.” But these cross lib/conservative divides, so not really all that useful for discussion. Quoth Emily Litella, “nevermind.”

Back to the original link.

Sometimes it is just necessary to chuckle about something that is so ironically funny it almost needs no explanation. President Obama at a campaign event last night in Denver hitting Romney for “not getting it”:

There was a woman in Iowa who shared her story of financial struggles, and he gave her an answer right out of an economic textbook. He said, “Our productivity equals our income.” And the notion was that somehow the reason people can’t pay their bills is because they’re not working hard enough. If they got more productive, suddenly their incomes would go up. Well, those of us who’ve spent time in the real world — (laughter) – know that the problem isn’t that the American people aren’t productive enough — you’ve been working harder than ever. The challenge we face right now, and the challenge we’ve faced for over a decade, is that harder work has not led to higher incomes, and bigger profits at the top haven’t led to better jobs.

Seriously? It is hilarious to hear a guy who has never run anything or done anything in “real world” go after someone who has spent his life there and has a proven record of success. And just as funny is the fact that he doesn’t know enough about economics to understand how full of nonsense he is.

But my judgement is impaired. So, I’ll just leave off with a swamp plant and call it a night. What is this plant?

3 Responses to “Culture? I don’t need no steenkin’ culcha.”

  1. Gail Says:

    It looks like it might be a relative of hollyhocks. Certainly NOT a hollyhock, but close? Since I live in the desert, I know nothing about swamp flora or fauna, either.

  2. deb Says:

    Looks like a mallow of some sort to me. They come in all colors and sizes and have varying names. Try this site http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/Plant_Families/Malvaceae.htm

  3. cuz Sara Says:

    Rose-a-Sharon, I believe. We GOT 1″ of rain, so maybe (fingers crossed) we aren’t going to dry up and turn once more into the dust bowl of the ’20s. Let us pray.

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