The Unbearable Smugness Of Being

David Brooks is a “conservative commentator” for the failing New York Times. I place that title in quotes because Brooks is about as conservative as John McCain and Susan Collins. Brooks’ columns are filled with arrogant, patronizing claptrap send to the unwashed masses from on high.

His latest piece is no different.

David Brooks, 55, was made fun of for his column Tuesday titled, ‘How We Are Ruining America’. In his piece, Brooks used his restaurant story as an example of the informal social barrier that directs people away from opportunities enjoyed by upper-middle-class culture.

‘Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop,’ the piece read. ‘Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named “Padrino” and “Pomodoro” and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette.

King David begrudgingly escorted his unintelligent, non-male friend to a Mexican restaurant frequented by the commoners, and ordered a simple meal for a simple person.

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10 thoughts on “The Unbearable Smugness Of Being

  1. Sir Dorksalot only eats at the trendy restaurants and orders only the trendy dishes. Tell him dried doggy doo-doo sautéed in vegan olive oil and served on a bed of vegan toe nail clippings is the new must have. Sir Dorksalot will shovel it in and rave about the flavor. It will only cost him $50.00 a plate.

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  2. “only a high school degree” Did Edison ever go to college? Einstein? Since when is knowing how to read a foreign language menu the sine qua non of intelligence?
    David Brooks is no conservative, but he certainly is a horse’s ass.

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  3. That column by this ass is just further proof he is indeed a dem. I have not read anything by him in ages nor will I listen to him on any of the Sunday morning shows. It’s such a shame he has to deal with the unwashed masses from time to time.

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  4. Cathy – For me, nothing beats a Red Robin burger or literally anything from Texas Roadhouse. I guess that makes me uncouth.

    Proof – I have a college degree in Criminal Justice, and I am making a living as a police officer after spending ten years paying off the loans. College degrees are hardly worth the effort anymore.

    Metoo – I guarantee this clown rarely leaves a good tip. Wait staff are merely servants, dontchaknow?

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    1. A college degree these days is no guarantee of a education. What is taught in many four year institutions is what our grandparents needed to know to enter high school.
      Today, it is valuable to the students, only insofar as they can check the box on their employment application, which keeps them from being screened out of the first pass.

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      1. Agreed. When I graduated from college in 1991, very few of my friends landed jobs in their field – or even jobs at all. I jumped from retail job to retail job for three years before I joined the police department. I have no problem seeing my kids go to trade schools and thus skipping the liberal indoctrination.

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        1. Tell your kids, if they ever have to fill out a job application to follow the instructions carefully. If the form says “Please print” and they fill it out in long hand, or it says “use black ink” and they use a pencil, those forms are rejected first. More important than your education or qualifications is the ability to follow instructions.
          I had to hire people in my position in Ohio some years back. If you’ve got a hundred applications for two openings, you need a way to weed out the deadwood fast. HS/college doesn’t come up until round two.

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  5. I’ve been a supervisor for 22 years & anyone that has a degree is usually passed over for someone with a working brain & the urge to actually work. The one person that I hired that did have a degree was an absolute disaster. And don’t get me started on the supervisor in the unit next to mine, she has an accounting degree & is such a mental mess that I keep expecting her to climb under her desk with her blankie & sucking her thumb.

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