May 15, 2012

Quote of the Day

My grandfather returned from Japan in 1946 and then worked for the next 30 years to ensure his three daughters could be the first members of the family to attend college. I have little doubt he would not have been a fan of the current president, but I have equally little doubt that he would have found this to be as stupid as I do:

"The text of the president’s speech to schoolchildren is largely inoffensive. But it contains at least one political gaffe. If you quit school, he tells the kids, “You’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.” Among Americans between ages 65 and 74, 20.7 percent quit before finishing high school. For those 75 and older, the figure is 27.4 percent. The latter group includes some who quit in order to enlist in the armed forces after Pearl Harbor. And yet the president seems to be calling them unpatriotic."

How does one even begin to respond to this? Ah, yes, here we go: