Did He Really Say That?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Granted, we all say stupid things and wish we could take our words back.

Did he really say that?

 When you read a lot of political stuff, as I do, you come across a lot of ridicules statements. It takes a real doozie to get my attention today as I now subscribe to the thought: “How do you know when a politician is lying? If their lips are moving!”.

 

The article I was reading was in one of the largest national magazines in publication today and the context was about the importance of voting in local elections.

 Listen to this one by Phil Keisling of Oregon. “Your child, who is a minority may get pulled over for driving with an expired license and may well end up dead because of policies of the mayor and police force.”

 

“May well end up dead” Now doesn’t that sound like there is a pretty good chance? Perhaps Phil is saying, your child most likely will end up dead because the mayor has made it a policy to kill children who drive with an expired license?

 

I’m sure that would hold up well in court. Judge: Officer, was this a justifiable killing? Policeman: “Absolutely your honor. The Mayor made it a policy your Honor.”

 

Gee Whiz, I hope Phil has enough good sense to apologize for making that statement.

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Comments (26)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob -  I have to say that I do vote but I say away from the constant barrage of crazy statements.  Sort of can you outdo this.

Nov 09, 2021 05:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

When I was active in Toastmasters I often wondered why those who speak publicly were not interested in improving their skills through the club Brian England

Nov 09, 2021 05:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It would be a contest with no winners Michael Jacobs . It would be impossible to chose the most ludicrous. 

Nov 09, 2021 05:28 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

So I read the quote word for word because I wasn't sure where this post was going, and the first thing I thought was, if I have a child who can drive, he wouldn't ever HAVE an expired license. A child who gets a license at 16 or 18 or whatever the age is, will have an expiration date that is 4 years out at a minimum (in many states it's 8-12 years). And by then they are an adult. So there's no way this statement could even ever happen.

Nov 09, 2021 05:28 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob.The idiot makes more sense than the people in Washington. So sad! Altough in the idiocy department I thought Joey the joke was without peer we have Pete rising to the challenge leaving Kamala in the dust! Enjoy your day.

Nov 09, 2021 05:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This one is at the top of the list for me for the moment Grant Schneider but by the end of today I just might come across something even farther out there.

Nov 09, 2021 05:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We are in perfect harmony Wayne Martin but as I just said to Grant Schneider something even crazier is bound to surface by the end of the day.

Nov 09, 2021 05:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is well thought out Kat Palmiotti unlike the words that left Phil Keisling's   mouth as he was speaking (as an authority) to AARP magazine.

Nov 09, 2021 05:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... I don't know about you, but I just can't listen to any of these idiots anymore!

Nov 09, 2021 06:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nina Hollander, Broker it's one thing to say this stuff off the cuff but to put it into print in a large, nationally circulated magazine truly is crazy.

Nov 09, 2021 06:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sadly, a good percentage of our population will believe the constant stream of false statements we are hearing from politicians.

Nov 09, 2021 08:12 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That sure is true Roy Kelley and it's just because someone called the nut job an "Expert". 

Nov 09, 2021 08:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Bob "RealMan" Timm - I'm sure you heard it before but it's worth repeating: Stupid is as stupid does. I'm afraid our educational system and training is out of sync when it comes to reality and critical thinking is lacking. Hiring incompetent people for any type of position is dangerous and pretty stupid. 

Nov 10, 2021 04:37 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you for reminding me Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP it's just hard to believe we keep electing stupid over and over again. Phil, being an elected official, should know better.

Nov 10, 2021 05:33 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm ,

I love Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP comment about how critical thinking is lacking..so true..her quote is perfect "Stupid is as Stupid does." I always liked a quote from George Carlin "Never underestimate the power of stupid people n large crowds."

Nov 10, 2021 02:08 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - thank you!!!

Nov 10, 2021 03:13 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The tragic deaths at the rap concert sure proves George Carlin's point doesn't it Dorie Dillard Austin TX ?

Nov 10, 2021 02:25 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Great that you would quote an Oregon politician.  We do have a lot of crazies running our state. This guy was the former Secretary of State who championed the vote by mail system we have had for over a decade.

Nov 10, 2021 03:38 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

He was advocating the vote by mail system in this article in the AARP magazine as well Lynnea Miller

Nov 10, 2021 07:24 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

With tons of modern camera and eve dropping gadgets, I am very cautious what to tell to buyers at open house. Often turn the camera away and talk outside the house to avoid embarrasement.  They are watching and listening...

Nov 12, 2021 08:09 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I feel the same as you Sam Shueh . The fellow mentioned above said what he said to a reporter knowing it would be published in a lage national magazine... that's why I'm so amazed he said it.

Nov 12, 2021 08:29 AM