Stupid vs Smart!

I don’t know who the original author of this is or I would give him or her credit. It was sent to me by my good friend and helicopter pilot, Terry Terrell. I wish I was creative enough to have thought of it. All I did was some minor editing. But I think it demonstrates very well how a, leftist, social justice, short-sighted nut job liberal (which this country has too many of) looks at anything, as compared to the viewpoint of a conservative (which we have too few of) who understands how the real world of commerce actually works.

 

A guy looked at my Corvette the other day. He sneered at it and said, “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost?”

I replied, “I am not sure, but it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky with the salaries of those who built it. It fed the people who made the tires; it fed the people who made the fabric and leather for the seats and the shock absorbers and the engine and alternator and lights and radio and GPS and the thousand other components that went into it. It fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wiring. It fed some people in Decatur, Illinois at the Caterpillar Company which makes the trucks that carry the copper ore. It fed the families of those who ran the locomotives that hauled it to the train yard. I’m sure it fed the trucking company’s people who transported this car from the distribution point to the dealer’s showroom. And the people working at the dealership who sold it to me used their salaries to feed their families. BUT…I must admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people were fed from the manufacture and sales of this car.” Then, I got my Corvette it and drove ott. It was a beautiful day.

 

Beautifully put, don’t you think?

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About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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