Sunday, March 21, 2010

I read this report just now about President Clinton, as a stand in for President Obama, at the Gridiron Club's annual dinner.

Quite the comedian.

My thoughts turned to the 1990's and how much the conservatives and Republicans would vilify Clinton. I bought into some of that vitriol, but I've come to learn that what I really got was a facade.

Anyone willing to pay attention now a days to Mr. Clinton's goings on would have to admit that the man is interesting, accomplished, and self-deprecating.

Self-deprecating, I like that.

He showed a lot of respect to the elder Bush and was, considering the hyperbole then, quite mum during the term of the younger Bush.

It's all just a reminder that we sometimes take politics too seriously and misconstrue the other side. We sometimes forget that their opinions may differ from us, but in fact, usually, they have only the best intentions in mind.

Even Barrack Obama!

While the Limbaugh's, Hannity's, and Moore's of the airwaves excite us to anger at each other for siding with the Clinton's, Bush's, and Obama's, they all enjoy a nice dinner together, and a handsome stipend, at our expense.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Have you read that at least two states' Attorney Generals are planning to sue over the health care bill?

This is a splendid development.

If the one good thing that comes out of this package deal is a renewed fight for states rights, then I may be for it.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What can you do to help the cause? If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

When I was younger, and never too shy for a good political argument, I would often end a dialog by acknowledging that although I don't agree, at least we both vote. It seemed a rather tidy and polite way of ending a laborious and circuitous banter.

Not anymore.

If I don't agree with someone, I'm even more polite than I have ever been!

But now I'll quickly go to alternative dialog "B". That's the one where I get real bitter about the whole process and government. In fact I'm so turned off by the whole establishment, that I want you to be too.

While I still vote, and as early and as often as possible, I make a half decent effort to disenfranchise the opposition.

This is great advice for the nascent Tea Party movement. You can accomplish better results if you identify an intractable nature in conversation, and discourage him or her from voting at all.

But you got to find out early on if you can reach these people with your limited government ideology.

Just trying to help. . . .

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

That Massa is quite zany, and he's the latest example of the problems with commenting on what you read.

The truth is never easy to ascertain. I'm just looking for a good laugh anymore.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Where are all the crazed lay Democrats who were led to hysteria over how Bush strong armed his political opposition?

Did you see this strong armed tactic by the President's right hand man?

I can't be entertained by the politicians anymore, I expect nothing but the worst from them.

The lay people, now they are bad too, but I can laugh aloud at them.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The light bulb is dim I realized. Literally, figuratively, and metaphorically.

Early last summer I went to the local hardware store and came across those new compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). The marketing was such that it moved me to purchase a sizable quantity and replace some of the incandescent bulbs that were in high use in my house.

It wasn't that hard of a sell, I've always considered myself an early adopter, that guy that buys in early on new consumer tech products. I was being increasingly exposed to the inefficiencies of the old light bulb -- mostly heat, little light for all the energy one consumes -- in print and t.v., and like the perfect mark, I bought into it all. The savings were going to be great!

That is until Day Light Savings Time came to an end and I realized I couldn't see as well with these fancy things. And did you know that if one should break, you need to call the local Haz-Mat Team?

Is it only coincidence that advertising for these new bulbs seems to disappear during winter when the deficiencies of the light is inescapable?

Metaphorically speaking, I hope the filters in your life are allowing the dimming of the whole Al Gore/Environmental/Global Warming bulb to be seen in your home.

I'll talk to you later, I just bought a pack of the old Edison bulbs to replace the replacements. I just may break one on purpose, to see that explosion, while I still can.