PC Who Cares?

“I always get a kick out of people who actually believe what they see and hear on television.”

What do we talk about today?  Here is a thought:  When gasoline finally reaches $24 per gallon, will we be offered wind-powered cars?  I-Don’t-think-So-Dot.com  (Can you tell I am in a good mood this morning?) I just read an interesting article on sleeping pills and it said that people that use them, are more likely to die prematurely than those who do not.  One thing I know for sure … Don’t take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.  That could present problems.

(Oh well, looks like it is going to be another one of those posts, doesn’t it.)

If your are using them, here is something else you should know.  You are five times more likely die early and thirty-five times more likely to develop cancer in your lifetime.  So they do not appear to be a good thing, counting sheep is a lot better.

This is my fourth day of not reading or contributing to bus board banter on the net.  I gave them up (or rather I gave up ONE of them on the first of the week) and I am now officially not participating in their particular brand of madness. The advice one will find there at times was good, but lately it has deteriorated to the point of being downright stupid.  Most of the time the advice comes off as somewhat desperate, breaking every rule in the books.  Another thing I find is that reading this day after day, and not really reacting with any of the players, can be isolating, and it tends to make one less dependent on sociial bonds to get along.

The Internet sterilizes one socially I am afraid.

It tends to make one less empathic to the feelings of others, and often discussions fail to realize the impact they will have on other folks who do participate.  So I checked out.  Like Dr. Phil is fond of saying … Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?

Things are getting good according to Delbert.  My neighbor came over yesterday to sit and visit a spell and he said that the “economy was improving.”  When asked about this newly discovered insight and where did he hear this astounding news, he told me he saw it on television, “the economy was improving.”

I always get a kick out of people who actually believe what they see and hear on television.

This improvement might be for several reasons.  One most of the unemployed in this country, unable to find suitable employment over a long period of time, may have just given up on looking for job.  I know of such people in my limited sphere of existence here in Oklahoma. It could be because the baby boomers such as myself, are retiring from the workforce and going home to ride out the years in less comfort that they originally thought.

It could be this … this is the one that I feel is most represenative of the so-called improvements …. None of the politicians have done anything lately, they have not come up with some unheard of new idea to fix things, no giant screwups on the horizon since last years’ debt ceiling debacle.  This could very well be the elixer that was needed … In-action by a do nothing Congress. If you think any of this is bad.  You need to vote these parasitic do nothing mooches out of office.  Which got me to thinking about why it is that Amerian’s vote.  I came up with a few things that I will share with you for free.

You vote because you love the fact that you can now marry whatever or whoever you want. Even your German Shepherd.

You vote because you believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

You vote because you believe the government will do a better job of spending the money you earn than you would.

You vote because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

You vote because you are way too irresponsible to own a gun, and you know that our local police are all you need to protect us from murderers and thieves.

You vote because you believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if you don’t start driving a Prius.

You vote because you are not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

You vote because you think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the social security from those who paid into it.

You vote because you believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the the rest of the non-working population see’s fit.

You vote because you believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

You vote because you think that it’s better to pay billions for their oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish or spoil the view in Martha’s Vineyard where you happen to live.

You vote because your head is so firmly planted up your a**, and it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever have another valid point of view.

If you can wrap your head around all that then I suppose you could be considered a good American Voter at least that is the way I understand it.  Now I know you are thinking …. Where did he get all that?

Well, I saw it on television.


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If Only

Asked four people today at lunch, four complete and utter strangers, one simple question.  I would look at them and say, “If you don’t mind, can I ask you who you are going to vote for in November?”  At to a person, each one replied, “No One. I am not voting. I am sick of it.”  It is no small wonder we get the type of government we have, when we exhibit attitudes such as these.

We deserve the type of government we are getting.  We evidently don’t seem to care about them … Why in the world should they care about us?

The Loving Universal brotherhood of man is an inclusive, benevolent, politically correct, loving lie.  We blame everyone in the immediate vicinity for our problems, but never step up and assume responsibility for our fair share.  It is much easier to lay it off on the next guy.

I read a great quote on that this past week, it was in the LA Times:

“It is past time for Americans to stop attributing the polarization of our public life to the media, the demon entity “Washington” or “the elites.” As long as we continue to avoid the hard work of scrutinizing public affairs without the filter of polemical shouting heads, we have no one to blame for the governing class and its policies but ourselves.

Like Hofstadter, I yearn to live in a society that values fair-mindedness. But it will take nothing less than a revolutionary public re-commitment to the pursuit of fairness, knowledge and memory to halt, much less reverse, the trend toward an ignorant single-mindedness that threatens the future of democracy itself.”

Every life it seems, is filled with “If Onlies” …

If I had only spent more time with my father.
If only I had married someone else.
If only I had gotten that job in Bakersfield, back in the Seventies.

If only, If only, If only.

Our life may be full of injustices that are beyond our control,
it is up to us to see that they are NOT full of bitterness or regret.
It is up to us, to change it.

Mr. Meant-to-be has a comrade
And his name is Didn’t-do
Have you ever chanced to meet them?
Did they ever call on you?
These two fellows live together
In the house of Never-win
And I am told that it is haunted
By the ghost of what might-have-been.

Samuel Johnson

So goes the week, such as it is.