The Little Old Lady, Bob Marley, and the War


I was in a café yesterday, having a caffeine infusion and cruising the Internet on my Mac, when I heard these two people behind me talking.

One was a guy in his late 20s. The other was a woman in her 70s. The were sitting at separate tables and were obviously strangers. I heard them blathering innocuous blah blah niceties that old people talk about with younger people, when after about ten minutes, the woman started to explain to the younger guy who Bob Marley was. She knew EVERYTHING about Bob Marley and had seen him live, this old woman in a floppy hate and Velcro shoes.

The guy listened, obviously thinking the old woman was crazy. Who’s this guy, Bob Marley, he was obviously wondering. Some old dinosaur. I laughed and went back to the Internet. Then I heard them arguing about Iraq. The kid was into the war in the wimpy way that Democrats who support the war are: It’s a necessary evil. We need to show the world that we’re strong. Pulling out would mean we’re weak. And all sorts of other horse shit. (See more on the Sunk-Cost Fallacy for more idiocy.)

The woman, this old bag, was forthright against the war. She was against Hillary Clinton for supporting it, too. The old woman was in love with Obama. Made me feel so good about things. That nimrod kid deserved a smack in the head, though.

On another note: African dictator/pariah of the earth, Robert Mugabe, hates Bob Marley, too.

4 thoughts on “The Little Old Lady, Bob Marley, and the War”

  1. Yeah, Democrats such as Hillary Clinton who supported it strongly and now blames everyone else but herself. And yeah, Israel. . . Yeah.

  2. Yeah, Democrats such as Hillary Clinton who supported it strongly and now blames everyone else but herself. And yeah, Israel. . . Yeah.

  3. Democrats support the war? Seriously? WTF? I suppose it’s too late for this conversation. But it bothers me a bit. Especially after listening to the editor of AL Jazeera Arabic talk about how the west doesn’t give a shit and then reading that NY Observer article that proves him right. At least some 70yo New Yorker’s still trying to provoke. I’m just gonna hang out over here, where everyone thinks Iraq was dumb but are still sittin’ back as Israel talks again about bombing Iran.

  4. Democrats support the war? Seriously? WTF? I suppose it’s too late for this conversation. But it bothers me a bit. Especially after listening to the editor of AL Jazeera Arabic talk about how the west doesn’t give a shit and then reading that NY Observer article that proves him right. At least some 70yo New Yorker’s still trying to provoke. I’m just gonna hang out over here, where everyone thinks Iraq was dumb but are still sittin’ back as Israel talks again about bombing Iran.

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