Last chance for ABC Wednesday, brought to you by the letter “I.” Please know that I don’t believe ALL Tea Party members are misinformed racist birther idiots. Just most of them. My only prejudice:  bigots! My only problem is with a marked insistence on a refusal to learn throughout one’s lifetime.   Amy


“If he indeed isn’t Indonesian, we insist he prove it.”
(“Was Hawaii an individual state back then?  I wonder…”)

If you’re an ideal American, display flag insignias,
fly Old Glory in front of your home in sun, in rain, in inky night.”
(Incorrect, incidentally; in fact, improper.  But
idiots don’t listen.)

Ignorant, imbued with INSTANT TRUTH
(inscribed illegibly on a chalkboard).
Instilled with self-righteousness by
spiritually insulated evangelists.

Illiterate, or might as well be, when introduced
to a newspaper.
Insisting they already know – don’t confuse them with
intelligently researched facts, in-depth analysis.

Ignorance is bliss.  Idyllic idiots.

© 2011 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil