Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Memo to Tom Friedman: No one wants your damn memos

TO: Tom Friedman (oh, sorry, Thomas L Friedman)

Go away.  You seem to be the last person to realize that you are a pompous, self-satisfied idiot who doesn't have a clue.  The Iraq war - you are the guy who thought it was a great idea, right?  Letting GM die and destroying the jobs of hundreds of thousands of employees so they can all go work for Tesla - that was your idea, am I not correct? And you're still at, writing a memo to Barack Obama about how simple it would be to fix all our problems if only he would listen to your simple advice.  As Mencken famously said, "neat, plausible, and wrong." Except maybe not the plausible part. See Hendrik Hertzberg if you need it explained to you.  You're not helping.  Go away.


whetstone said...

Chicago Ideas Week wants his memo! (Sigh.)

micanichi said...


Anonymous said...

He was smart enough to marry into one of the 100 richest families in the country.

Other than that, I'm not seeing much intelligence.

Anonymous said...

I had to stop Hot, Flat and Crowded in the middle because his overly simplistic solutions for how the built world could be "greenified" made me irate.