Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Getting Out the Vote

It's a big day in American politics, or so we're told.

When I've had the bad taste to turn on the radio, I've been reminded that this round of primaries is all about a referendum on incumbents.


The New York Times even said a couple of weeks back that the Tea Baggers are better educated.

Than whom? I want to ask. Are we talking times tables or critical thinking? Multiple choice or word problems?

Dolly here has has decided to Go Rogue. What does she look for in a candidate? Someone who is white and really, really mad, she confides. If I didn't have to pay such high taxes, she says, I could buy better shoes.

I guess it's all about who takes the time and trouble to vote during the primaries. We have a local bidnessman who has decided to run for Congress (for the third time), and what sets him apart from his competition is the number of blood vessels a-poppin' on his public skin.

When last he ran against Sen. Patrick Leahy, he claimed that Leahy wasn't progressive enough. Now he's running as a Republican, and he is mad, mad, mad. Furthermore, he isn't a politician. Politicians 'made up' global warming.

His wife says that he is For The Little Guy.

Much of this anger may be traced to the use of taxpayer money to bail out a bunch of clowns who couldn't balance their own books, and who cynically founded a system for betting against
the very people who took their financial advice.

Caveat emptor, my ass.

Do we know where we're going or what we're doing? Not a chance.

The more deluded we are, the more likely we are to show up at the polls to vent our ignorant rage.

God Bless America.

are those demon sheep?
Yes, those are the demon sheep.

Say, we have a politician running here in California, for the Senate, who was fired by a MAJOR corporation for incompetence as a CEO, given big bucks to land on her feet from 50,000 feet up, and another who is the notorious Big Mouth of Birther's.

How we got so lucky, as to be facing this in the Primary, is that the teabaggers came here and promo'd these two, to every disaffected white supremacist, and then rolled out of town on their Big Bus.

This is still going to come down to lots of Big Bucks, working on lots of weak little minds, thereby creating all sorts of mischief.
I pause before the 'demon' word... but then think of Hannah Arndt's phrase, the banality of evil.

I don't have a very positive connection to consumerism, which seems to be the agenda behind all this Freedom talk. I'd be a whole lot more supportive if freedom was connected to creating rather than buying, to learning rather than appropriating.

Make no mistake--I love my liberty, but the soap opera continues endlessly, with the govt indulging and withholding the liberties of its desiring.
Are the tea baggers really afraid of the interruption of the easy availability of consumer goods, like in a collapsed economy?

Ah, if that is their worry then they should be absolutely terrified.

I'm only interested in the river of consumer products IF I can't make my own little "somethings", things which I find a desperate need of, like software, or cellophane. The rest of the "freedoms" they pedal they can keep.

A good day in the green house is better than any day shopping. hehe.. thanks for your comments over yonder... :)
Tag, you're it; I finally wrote another Chupacabra report.
I believe some of those sheep would make better politicians than some who are running.
At least they'd be less hateful.
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