Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Remember When Government Class Taught You These Things?

Or is social media crowding out important data?  11/7/17 Bloomberg Politics:
On their first full day of jury deliberations at the bribery trial of Senator Robert Menendez, a juror asked the judge a basic question: What is a senator?
U.S. District Judge William Walls declined to answer the question, and he refused that juror’s request for a transcript of Monday’s closing argument by Menendez’s attorney, Abbe Lowell. The panel had returned to the Newark, New Jersey, federal courthouse Tuesday after spending about 75 minutes deliberating the day before. Walls told jurors that they should rely on their individual and collective memories to determine how to define a senator.
I keep hoping we have reached Peak Stupid among American voters, but apparently not yet.

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