We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Most Americans, unlike Europeans, are emotionally mature enought to be willing to see that government is not run by their betters, but by cowardly morons - often by cowardly moronic narcissists who could never handle a real, demanding job in which their added value could be measured.
The widespread recognition of that is one thing that distinguishes America from nations with monarchic, dictatorial, and dependency traditions.
Hope springs eternal from the human breast, though, doesn't it? Even from those who know better.
I have felt disgusted and embarassed by our federal government and the administration over the past few weeks. We posted earlier today that these people could not run a successful candy shop, much less the government. But they have not shown that they can even run their own lives honestly and effectively. That's why I want them as far as possible from my medical care, my investments, my business, and my pocketbook - and from everything else in my life. Please - do me no favors.
Three posts that captured some of my feelings today:
"Most Americans, unlike Europeans, are emotionally mature enought to be willing to see that government is not run by their betters, but by cowardly morons - often by cowardly moronic narcissists who could never handle a real, demanding job in which their added value could be measured."
Can that be shortened to bumper sticker length? You've captured the essence of the moment.
You're too easy on these malevolent buffoons. You set your sights on ineptitude and incompetence, where the contributions of bad character, moral slovenliness, and stupidity account for the awfulness in DC and everywhere else they gather.
Ex: Amazingly, Chris Dodd has managed to assemble every human failing together in his flabby frame, from greed and arrogance to avarice and dishonesty...all in a couple of weeks.
Addicts have a hard time maintaining and retaining a real job. Maybe that's why these power addicts can stay in D.C. for a lifetime. After all, there is absolutely no requirement to produce anything (not even pork), and the bennies are tremendous for these people who would have been beggars any other time in history.
If only we could find a way to limit them to a 1-week session every two years!
And PM Pelosi is only acknowledging the level of intellectual attainment she has managed due to the stretching of her face and the effects of botox.