Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Poll Shows 94% of Lou Dobbs Viewers Don't Use Their Brains

And Lou Dobbs wasn't even on tonight. To answer the question "Why were you watching Lou Dobbs," my mother left the remote on the other side of the room when she went to take a shower, and she was watching Nancy Grace beforehand. Then I was looking at dogs on Petfinder and not paying much attention. But I did pay attention to this ridiculous poll question Dobbs' substitute posited. After reporting a story about a minor disagreement between two coworkers over displaying a giant American flag in a small workplace, this poll was posted on the Lou Dobbs website.

Do you think Americans should be able to display the American flag wherever and whenever they want?

There is a correct answer to this question. 94% said yes, Americans should be able to display the American flag wherever and whenever they want.

WRONG!

Really? Wherever and whenever? So Americans should be able to display the American flag on their car windshields? Americans should be able to display the American flag on an elephant's backside? Americans should be able to display the American flag tightly around the face of their child?

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Answers: Yes, yes, and no, not because of the location of the flag but because of the suffocation of the child.

Yes, Americans should be allowed to display the American flag however they want. Also we should be able to display the Indonesian flag however we want. Or the Soviet flag. That doesn't make it tactful or inoffensive, but we can't just go around outlawing things because they're tactless or offensive.