“The word “politics” is derived from the word “poly”, meaning ‘many’, and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites’.” Attributed to Larry Hardiman… For those of you who follow this blog with any regularity, and who actually read the posts, you might recognize the above quote as something of a natural fit; a somewhat random gathering of words, into an order that would seem to agree with my own proclivities… politically speaking… Yes, well… But who is this Larry Hardiman, anyway? I can’t seem to find anything on the man.
Yeah, you know those signs you see ever so often? Like the one above? Yeah, those signs crack me up.
… a national holiday weekend; and someone’s political undies appear to be ridin’ a little high… Not that something of this kind would ever happen to moi…! Image found here.
Today is the ‘birthday’ of the United States of America, a nation founded on the ideas of liberty, if not yet well-versed on the practical side of those ideas. Good ideas need time to work out the kinks.
Did you feel it? Did you witness it? Last night. Around 8:00PM. Or thereabouts. I felt it… Kinda like a hiccup. Or maybe just a tiny bit of gastric inconsistency. Honestly, I thought the carpet had bunched up a bit. Just the tiniest bit of an unconscious stumble. A stutter. A hitch in my giddy-up. A catch in my ketchup. A tick in my tick-tock…