Read up on the "Stimulus Package" today. What a farce. What a very expensive farce. Who wants to wager that this country will have blown through several Trillion dollars in "stimulus", will have very little stimulus to show for it and just as in the 1960's these "temporary" stimulus items will become entitlements. We'll call it the "Great Society II" except it will only be a mediocre society at best. It certainly will be an Obamanation to those who have to foot the bill...who are those people?...Oh yeah...that's me.
You know, if you spend $1400 on car repairs, I don't care how cold it is, I want my car wash that comes with the repair. Soon we will have deer roaming into the city to lick the car. I already saw the neighbor bringing his Margarita glasses out to it. Maybe I will give it a sponge bath tonight.
Speaking of farces, I have been observing some confessional crusaders in blogland lately. Not the thoughtful more introspective crowd I would banter with in the past, but the more wacky militant branch that I refer to as Area 51. I'd say its the difference between the Wall Street Journal and the Enquirer. I don't participate in the discussions because that is a pointless waste of time, but it is like a train wreck on the sheer entertainment value. It also fills the time while waiting to pick up Ike from St. Marcus.
Their leader is a well educated man with degrees from top schools in the country, which amazes me because his critical thinking skills, open-mindedness, and basic scholarship are so lacking. A thorough review of the facts is irrelevant before posting conclusions. What he is skillful in is non sequitur association. An example would be to say something like, "Our economy is suffering and the fatherland has been treated unfairly."...then also stating "Jews are in government and also treat people unfairly." Then those who fail to check the facts or lack critical thinking skills walk away with their new mantra that "Jews are the cause of all our problems...we need to do something about this!!" It must be something about ego-maniacs.
I guess that would be the question...does he do these things because he is actually that smart and knows how to stir up the common man in a grand vicious religious scheme? or does he actually believe what he posts and willfully tries to sway opinions with passionate yet misguided accusations. Just like the Enquirer and All-Star Wrestling, its sheer sillyness is what makes it so entertaining. I'd just be a little bit embarrassed to be one of those institutions that gave out an advanced degree and then saw it used in an effort of educational or scholastic malpractice.
Well who am I to talk. I came out of UW-Madison more conservative than when I entered. I'm sure it is a disappointment to UW as well. On the other hand they haven't stopped asking me for money yet.