Recap of 9/1 meeting from the headquarters of Local Yokel

Some stuff we said to each other yesterday evening during the county sponsored book club meeting and recipe swap.

It was a “true colors reveal” for Tony Chmelik–not that the layers of that onion weren’t already peeling back, but his usual respectful demeanor gave way to patronizing arrogance, and he did not manage to keep his temper from getting the best of him on more than one occasion. A quick glance around the social media tubes indicates a reputation for hypocrisy developing, as his constituents complain that he is not only tardy but unresponsive in communication, and only addresses their concerns when pressed repeatedly and publicly.

Never in our lives could we have imagined Republicans so hostile to a tax incentive for business development. Black is white, up is down, what the what? It took what we had to say about reality in our drinking game for the evening into a whole new dimension. ICYMI: Democrats are nasty tax gobblers = straw man position.


Billy creates his own motif by giving the impression that he has scarcely ever read anything. Garfield allusion? They probably didn’t stock Garfield books at the long defunct Borders store on the grand opening day.

Tony knows that shall and may mean different things. Thanks be to Xenu and his disciples at Narconon, through the counsel of Mr. Chomel.

Does this Dunning-Kruger problem sound like it pertains to anyone?

Dunning and Kruger proposed that, for a given skill, incompetent people will:

  • fail to recognize their own lack of skill
  • fail to recognize genuine skill in others
  • fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy
  • recognize and acknowledge their own lack of skill, after they are exposed to training for that skill

Great. Now what do we do? We know: lets have a workshop!

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