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Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 07:00am 10 Comments
Give me an H, give me a U, ….
From reader Joseph:
I’m not sure what your policy concerning license plates and revealing them but the combination of the map of Greece and hubris was one I could not pass up passing it on to you.
Taken in Teaneck, NJ. The other stickers are good too.
Isn’t there a video of Chris Christie yelling at this driver?
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The one next to “yoga” reads. ” We must become the change that we want to see in the world.”
The translation is, “Those who beat their swords into plowshares, will plow for those who did not.”
And as Ron White observed, “You can’t fix stupid.”
Well I’ll be gosh darned, describes #44 to a T.
Hubris ( /ˈhjuːbrɪs/), also hybris, means extreme pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.
In ancient Greek, hubris it continues…
I was curious about the Namaste sticker so I looked it up and discovered that in Yoga it is used as a greeting. Here is the explanation: The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. “Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” So one divine spark is bowing to another divine spark. The odd thing is thing is that this person apparently does not believe in the divine as exemplified by their “evolve” sticker. The normal understanding of evolution is that it is an un-directed, non-intelligent, process by which one thing turns into another either by millions of small changes or by large, macro-changes in the genetic code. So if there is no God, then how can one posses a divine spark?
I think I’d rather walk around with a neon sign I think I am so smart I’m sure to fall for every con in the grifters’ handbook.
Whenever I see an “evolve” sticker I take it more as, “I am enlightened, you are imperfect, you need to change now to be more like me.” I never have heard anyone say, “there need to be changes” meaning they were the one that was going to change. It is always someone else that needs to change/evolve.
Owner of the van is likely to be a ‘Hopium addict’. Hopium is defined as “A substance that the media and press abuse, it makes them mesmerized by Barack Obama. For instance, when Obama swatting a fly was a headliner on the news, that camera man was on a double hit of Hopium.”
Hubris? HUBRIS? Is this a self-disclosure? More likely a cool word they heard on MSNBC.
Hubris is Obama’s nickname.
As I recall, those afflicted with Hubris were eventually visited by Nemesis. Who never missed.
As someone who lives in Teaneck, I can tell you the town is a hotbed of “Hopium.” It is exceedingly liberal. For a long time its congressional district was hopelessly represented by liberal Democrats. Disgraced Rep. Bob “Torch” Torricelli had been its rep.
However, after the last redistricting, the town was cut up and fortunately I am now represented by the reliably conservative/libertarian Scott Garrett. It actually gives me another incentive to register to vote. Not that he’ll get much support from the rest of the voters as they tend swoon for Obama.