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More musings and mutterings…

  • I have just realized that Friday the thirteenth comes on a Wednesday this month, and I am not ready…
  • Jon Stewart has summed up Fox News’ game plan quite succinctly, which you can watch here…
  • There is so much in and/or on the news these days, about the economy, any number of wars, the weather and all the rest. G.K. Chesterton once made the point that the news is, by nature, a business of exceptions. Thus we hear about the one poor man who fell off a ladder, for example, but we don’t here a word about the other hundreds or thousands or more who didn’t fall off their ladders, because stories about the many people who successfully negotiate the hazards of ladder usage don’t sell papers, or, one assume, pay for the salaries of pundits. Fair enough, I suppose… But I wonder how the business model for journalism affects the overall decline of print journalism, and whether or not the trend is also reflected in the other forms. I, for one, am bone weary at all the negativity, and I am fundamentally fed up with polls and polling data telling me what it is I feel about the issues, because whatever the business model for journalism might be, I, for one, do feel that the politicians should stop listening to the polls and do their jobs… Which, last time I looked (at the Constitution, for example) is to govern, and not to pander to the polls…
  • The Republicans are back-paddling faster than a swimmer at the Olympic trials. Rather than actually bring the deficit down, by closing tax loop-holes or, God forbid, actually doing something to make the tax code SANE, they will give their authority to raise the debt ceiling to the President (is that even legal, Constitutionally speaking…?), and then take a vote of disapproval, which one assumes will pass, and then the President will veto it and raise the debt ceiling on his own. Who in their right mind is fooled by this…? DO YOUR JOB!!! Sometimes, doing your job results in losing your job. Just ask any of the millions of people without one right now, the millions you couldn’t care LESS about if they were slugs on your prize roses. Anyone who doesn’t see who the Republican’s REAL constituency is, as evidenced by their insistence that the poor pay while the rich don’t, is delusional. When someone’s words and their actions conflict, it has been the wisdom of the ages to go with actions as the true yardstick. Apparently, the ages can take a flying leap, for all the Republicans care…
  • The problem with… Sorry, one of the problems with… AMONGST the many problems with a democratic form of government is that there is no true representation. Where is the Dunkin’ Donuts server caucus in the halls of Washington? Where is the committee looking into the working conditions of those who don’t even have a job; who might actually welcome membership in the Dunkin’ caucus?

And if you say ‘lobbyists’, you lose a vital organ… I was going to say ‘you lose a testicle’, like Jennifer Grey said in Ferris Bueller, but not everyone has testicles…

Wait… No one reads these posts…

Very well… If you say ‘lobbyists’ you lose a testicle…

 

 

 

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