Missing the Point

David's Commonplace Book

I found this picture posted on a Facebook group called Americans Against the Republican Party.

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This graphic was titled, “Welcome to the real world, not GOP fantasy land”.

I think the person who put this together is missing the point on several levels. For one thing, many of these rankings are debatable and some are subjective. How did they rate levels of democracy or press freedom? Different countries use different criteria for things like infant survival, crime rates, etc making direct comparisons not as easy as one might expect. There are no citations given, so who knows if any of the rankings are actually true? Even taking them all at face value, no one but a fool has ever said that the U.S. is the best at everything.

If the U. S. is number one, it is because we have the largest economy, somewhere around 25% of the world’s…

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Frederick Harrison Stralow - Rick Born June 14, 1966 at 5:57am at Presbyterian Hospital Albuquerque, NM to Raymomd Frederick Stralow, Jr. and Stephenie Illene Mitchell, One Brother Kenneth Michael Stralow born Feb. 4, 1971, two daughters Juliann Nicole Stralow born Mar. 5, 1990 at Torrejon AB, Spain and Elizabeth Danielle Stralow (Walburn) born Oct. 11, 1993 at Barksdale AFB, LA mothers name Geanine Michelle Fluty. Common Law married to Suzanna Bert Goodner (Dinwiddie) Apr.20, 2010. Graduated from Malakoff High School in Malakoff, TX 1984. Joined USAF in 1984 served 12 yrs. (1984-1986) E-5/SSgt 63170 Fuels Specialist Stationed at Carswell AFB, TX (Ft. Worth), Torrejon AB, Spain and Barksdale AFB, LA (Bossier City). 4 ex-wives Lisa Gaye Watts, Wendy Gunstanson Payne Beaufield, Geanine Michelle Fluty Matthews, Kimberly Anne McClary Gilmore, two step-children Bobby Payne and Ashley Ann McClary . Two step fathers Joseph Eldridge and Raymond Lawrence Fitzpatrick. One step sister Michelle Ellen Fiztpatrick. One sister by adoption Stephenie Nicole Fitzpatrick Duggan

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