The four elected Congressional Representatives known as “The Squad” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley — have just sent shockwaves through Washington, DC, with their budget proposal for the next fiscal year.
They submitted it using Arabic numerals! That’s right, Arabic numerals, right here in the United States of America!
No one even paid attention to the content of the budget proposals, which included horrible socialist things like healthcare for all Americans, a cost of living adjustment for Social Security recipients, a cash infusion for the United States Postal Service, and money to pay for the November 2020 election.
Of course, everyone ignored the substance and focused on the treason at hand — using Arabic numerals in a Christian* nation is absolutely ghastly.
You know what else this Arabic-numerals laden budget proposed? Extra funding on education — which is sorely needed if anyone actually gets their knickers in a twist over Arabic numerals. Instead of frothing at the mouth about 9/11 and terrorism and other ridiculous things that have NOTHING to do with Arabic numerals, take a breath and ask Google what an Arabic numeral is.
Oh, what the hell, I know you won’t take the time. Or you don’t know how. Either way, here’s a list of Arabic numerals: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Did you think Arabic numerals had something to do with Muslims and terrorism and planes flying into buildings and burqas? Do you feel stupid yet? If you said yes to the first question, the answer to the second question should be a sheepish “yes” as well.
Sandy Batt, famous mathematician and world-renowned Trump hater, rolled her eyes when asked about this latest controversy. “Are you kidding me? They STILL haven’t figured out that Arabic numerals are just plain ol’ numerals, that we all use every day in the USA?”
We know, Sandy. We know.
*It’s not a Christian nation, taters. It never has been and it never will be — as long as Trump is voted out and the wingnuts crawl back under their rocks. A girl can dream.