Thursday, February 11, 2016

Political Thursday: Random Thoughts Engendered by the Presidential Race

For the good of the country (and perhaps the world), I would suggest NOT electing as president an abrasive, narrow-minded, undiplomatic, jingoistic, xenophobic billionaire to partner with the bought-and-paid-for-by-monied-interests senators and representatives in Congress. (For example, look into the activities of the Koch brothers.) Well... I guess electing Mr. Nasty with Bad Hair is a good idea if you have a net worth of $10,000,000 or more -- much more. But if you're one of the masses -- that is, middle class or lower --duck! and hope that the majority of Americans switch on some smarts and actually elect someone qualified and appropriate -- not someone they are manipulated into supporting by slick PR and emotionally-satisfying-but-foolish posturing.

After all, the last unqualified, ill-conceived candidate with a populist appeal -- known to some as "the decider" and to others as "W" -- based on questionable "intelligence" marched us into a not-well-planned war with no exit strategy and therefore no end -- a war that has successfully destabilized the middle east and opened the door to an ever-expanding war on terror, ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, et al, and loss of some domestic privacy (can you spell "Patriot Act"?) and possibly other related civil liberties -- all in the name of fighting the omnipresent, ever threatening but largely unseen terrorists.

Think about this: in order to keep producing and selling highly profitable products for war, the customer (that is, the US military) must constantly be at war, and best to be at war with an enemy that is not easily identifiable, is easily replenished as combatants are lost, and are not easy to be declared vanquished.

Yet interesting that virtually every aggressive action that we take in the middle east to attack and kill "terrorists" without due process almost unavoidably also attacks and kills innocents. Thereby we (the US government, not me) brilliantly (sarcasm) create three to ten or more new terrorists for every one we eliminate. But maybe this is part of the endless-war plan. Hmmm.....

And for those who are still denying climate change.... SNAP OUT OF IT! Climate and sustainability (that is, the ability for us to exist for the long term on the planet and not drown in our own waste like yeast in wine): these are the issues of the future. Stop driving large vehicles; stop wasting resources; stop throwing stuff away (recycle, dummie!). Tread lightly on the planet and leave hardly a trace of your travels. WAKE UP! THINK!

Um.... oh yeah, and happy shaving!


  1. I take a more hopeful view of Trump's success. Between him and Bernie, ~70% of the people are sick of politics. But, yeah. Come on, tea baggers: there is good in you, I can feel it...

  2. Politics. The stupid party and the dimwit party. Two spoiled little boys fighting over the remote control for the tv. A puppet show that keeps our eyes off those who really run things. Those we never see that write the 10,000 page laws that our elected leaders never read yet vote on. Best to stay away from unsavory people.

    Always try to keep a clean house! But when it spins as it is hurtled through space around a fire belching nuclear furnace, well, things tend to stay shaken up.

    Like my ol' dad use to say, the only constant in this world is change! Which reminds me, I need to change my blade out today!

    Happy shaving!