Once again, the sheer volume of idiots running around making public fools of themselves makes it impossible to pick just one….so here we have it-Co Winners!
So the first winner(s) of this edition’s of the award meant to honor those whose idiocy rises to the level of true “American Idiocy” are those who are throwing such a hissy fit because a pizza chain has decided to accept Mexican pesos for payment. From a purely business standpoint, I am sure that the pizza chain could choose to accept whatever method of payment they choose. And that they choose to allow pesos to be used shows smart business sense. Many frequent travelers and tourists to Mexico return with change in their pockets that happen to be pesos. it is smart to give them a place to spend them. But is opposing this business choice enough to win an “American Idiot” award? Well, let’s take a look at some of the posts made by visitors to some online boards.
“I think this is horrific. This is America, not Mexico” was one. Another said “This is a slap in the face of America.” Another suggested that it is because the chain wants to pay their employees in pesos in order to avoid taxes because the “IRS can’t tax pesos” say what? An upright citizen from Colorado said simply “welcome to northern Mexico.” Another said she was “saddened to hear the news” because “it was dollars that started the company and look what they have done.” And went on “what a slap in the face of all Americans.” “Just another step in the complete assimilation of the Americas by Mexico” was another brainiacs remark.
Maybe, it is just a business decision, idiots! And what I hate about it is just how easy it is to use dollars all over the world. And the attitude some Americans take when overseas if they are given change back in the local currency! They cry about how anyone coming to America should speak English, yet they bark at staff and crew overseas when they don’t. I recently asked two women working a gate at Munich airport what languages they spoke. One spoke German, Russian, some French, and English. The other spoke German, Italian, and English. They said the main requirement was that in addition to their home language, they must all speak English. And I have yet to encounter an airline person who didn’t speak at least some English. Now what about here? Hmm…
So, let’s stop the peso fear-mongering…..relax, idiots!
And the second winner(s)….those who got their panties in a bunch because the newly elected Congressman from Minnesota, Keith Ellison, took his oath of office with his hand on the Quran. A Quran once owned by Thomas Jefferson, mind you! Representative Ellison is the first Muslim to serve in Congress. The chief idiots in this debacle are Representative Virgil Goode, a Republican from Virginia, and the almost always idiotic Conservative radio host Dennis Prager. Although Prager isn’t the only radio nitwit bothered by this, he seems the most pissed off.
Goode said that Americans need to “wake up” and he went on to say that “there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office demanding use of the Koran.” Ah Virgil, you sir are an American idiot! And Dennis Prager-wow. He said about Ellison’s choice to swear in using the Quran “doing so will embolden Islamic extremists and make new ones.” He went on to say that they would “see the first sign of the realization of their greatest goal-the Islamicization of America.” He thinks that the bible is the only relevant book for America, even though there is no requirement for e religious swearing in at all. Dennis Prager, American idiot!