On the eve of my 39th birthday, and just in time to tack on to my previous wise-bits post, I offer you some wisdom that I gained the other day, right after the novel experience of being called a libtard.
Never discuss politics with strangers.
Seriously, you don’t want to debate politics with people until you know that…
- They have an IQ above 50.
- They’re at least somewhat civilized.
- They don’t listen to Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck, or Limbaugh, because if they do then they probably don’t meet the first two criteria.
I’m almost certain that you shouldn’t discuss politics with casual acquaintances, coworkers, or family either, but I’m not 100% sure, so I’ll probably go ahead and prove it the hard way, then ruefully expand my wise-bit to read “Never discuss politics with anyone.” Meanwhile, I’m not even acting in accordance with my wise-bit as originally stated. By sharing this post, I have technically opened up a discussion with strangers, and the discussion is at least partly about politics. Ooops.
Some people never learn, no matter how old they get.