Wednesday, April 18, 2007

JUST A THOUGHT

Ran across this on the web.

I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the
pig likes it. 
--Cyrus Ching (industrialist well known for his efforts to treat his workers decently)

I believe this describes how we all feel when we try to confront shock jocks like Limbaough and Coulter. They have no shame. They are sure they're right. You can't get a good grip becuase of the mud. And they enjoy the notoriety. Too bad we can't get an ignore these people movement going. Treat them like a three year old with a tantrum. "Go ahead an hold your breath until you turn blue. As soon as you pass out you'll start breathing again. And in the meantime I'm enjoying the quiet."

I wonder how many buyers actually finish books by folks like Ann Coulter before they toss them under the tv. Trouble is she's already got her money and is laughing all the way to the bank.

3 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Absolutely. Ignore them and they'll have to go away. --Cin

toonguykc said...

Comparing those two to pigs is insulting to pigs...as well as the flies who swarm around pig feces!

Russ

hope5555 said...

Love the quote. Another favorite of mine, which my dad likes to say, "No sense getting into a pissing match with a skunk."

With toddlers, and shock jocks,  ignoring bad behavior often extinguishes it.  Everytime we pay attention to bad behavior, we reinforce it.