The Queen Of The World tells a story about a new sales rep being taken around his region by his sales manager. They end up out in the sticks, and pull into a diner for lunch. A bunch of farmers are at a nearby table, dressed in overalls and John Deere hats.
The new sales manager sniffs at the spectacle. "Man, they they sure look like a bunch of dumb hicks," he said.
His boss smiles. "You see that field across the road?"
The young guy says he does. "How much fertilizer do you think that would need for a corn crop?" The young man doesn't know.
"If you wanted to plant soybeans, how many plants per acre would give you the best yield?" Again, the young man doesn't know.
"When should you plant to minimize the risk of late frost while maximizing the growing season?" Again, nothing.
"Well, if you go over and ask those 'dumb hicks', every one of them can give you the answer."
And if you go to your local County Fair, you can see all the computer monitors in the tractors and combines. Oh, and the latest GPS farming tech. Just sayin'.
Little Mike showed once again that the intelligence of the political class can be pretty stupid. The Re-Elect Trump 2020 Campaign thanks him for his support.
Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce