I may not be the best wordsmith, well that’s probably pretty obvious. But when it comes to politics, I will take my RUM in a TeePee. That is probably not very politically correct statement, however no malice is intended. Now I am pondering if it is insensitive. Whatever it is wordplay. Nothing more.
My opinion doesn’t matter. Nobody cares what I think, and if I were to think, somebody would tell me what they think, and they would think that I am wrong. That’s just the way I think. So I observe politics devolving into partisan pavlovian responses, that is just the way it is. Who listens a complete sentence? Let’s take a segment from one of Trump’s most famous lines “Temporary Ban” How temporary is temporary? Who are the experts to decide? Just curious as these would be rational questions. Instead it’s totally off the wall responses about crazy Trump.
Most Pavlovian responses to politics fall into one of four categories, name calling, threats, random facts, and silence. Not too often, are there enquiring questions. Maybe you may know more than I about the subject matter?
Pavlovian responses are formed from conditioning. Amazing how we have been conditioned.
Just listened to a NPR piece gushing over the wonders of Merrick Garland. How he was so wonderful in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation. As far as I am concerned there were a couple of very loose ends in that investigation. First, who removed the License Plate from Timothy McVeigh’s car that allowed his capture? Secondly who was with Timothy when he rented the exploding van? Previously I thought of Merrick as a D.C. insider. Now I think of him as something worse. As for NPR, what a biased organ of the Democratic party. I would hate to think how the Supreme Court would rule on the extermination of Republicans with such a biased appointee. Really, the first goal of the DNC is the elimination of Republicans. Hillary says so.
Wondering why the Hollywood crowd likes the Clintons? To protect themselves from the likes of Napster. The previous Clinton administration directed the national security apparatus to track down college students illegally downloading music and video without paying any licensing fees to the copyright holders. These dangerous activities by our college students caused our national security organisations to ignore other threats like Osama Bin Laden. The final result? No Napster, and the implementation of TSA. I would have rather had Napster and no TSA. Would you rather listen to music or take your shoes off? Though you must admit, the TSA makes for more union jobs.
Just have to say the best moment of the campaign so far was the Bernie supporters who threw a thousand dollar bills at Hillary’s motorcade. The first I heard of it was when my wife said that the Bernie supporters were throwing dollar bills at Hillary. I lead a fairly sheltered life, however I could only think of one reason a bunch of guys(bad assumption on my part) would throw dollar bills at a woman. My mind was boggled.
The government is an organization to provide for the collective needs of its citizens. It is essentially a service industry. Corruption is when the government’s purpose becomes to provide for the needs of a few, at the expense of the whole.
My initial attraction to Trump was his huge success in the service industry. Secondary attraction is the self funding aspect, and the implied immunity to corruption. Like a great corporation seeking a new CEO, our government has elections to select it’s leaders. The CEO can come from inside or outside the organization.
In my view it comes down to customer service, and corruptablity. One candidate has proven history of customer service. Two candidates are demonstrating aspects of incorruptiblity.
Really, the primaries are like a stagecoach ride. Rocking and rolling, boring and slow, and at times filled with terror. What a great metaphor.