Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Need a new irony meter
Ben Stein says the unemployed are "people who have overbearing and unpleasant personalities and/or who do not know how to do a day’s work." I suppose it's hardly news any more that a wealthy, white Republican feels the need to bash the unemployed as lazy, but Ben Stein manages to add layer upon layer of irony to the mix. This is Ben Stein saying other people have unpleasant personalities. This is Ben Stein, who once worked for Nixon, saying other people have unpleasant personalities. This is also the same Ben Stein, who regularly points out how smart he is, apparently claiming that the number of unpleasant or lazy people in the country has suddenly tripled leading to their being fired.