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Enough already!

October 20, 2006

Are you as up to your eyeballs as sick of all the political bullshit as I am? Every source of national media (TV, radio, newspapers) is chock-a-block full of endless commentaries and polls on the congressional elections in a couple of weeks.

And the polls! I heard a poll the other day that was taken of only 300 people, and the media are using that as an indicator?
Out of a nation of 300 million? Please, give me just a slight consideration that I am not an idiot. And let me ask you this: have you ever been polled? Of course not. The polls are just as crooked as the politicians they are supposed to help or hinder.

And you know what? It doesn’t matter who wins the house or the senate or both. It doesn’t matter because nothing is going to change! George Wallace, while not a hero of mine, made a statement many years ago in regard to Democrats and Republicans. He said, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference in any of ’em.” Old George got it right that time.

Politicians today are consulted, rehearsed, questioned & answered by professionals. They are like trained seals (except the seals smell better). Ask them anything and they will give you three minutes of buzzwords, non-sequiteurs, cliches’; Anything that will make you think you heard him/her agree with you – but if you break it down, they have said nothing.

And they are blatant crooks, all of them. They have to be. Look at the millions of dollars spent on each candidate and look who is contributing that money, either openly or, as in most cases illegal secret donations. If you give a man a million dollars to get into government and then ask him to help you clear out some beach front slums so you can put up a multi-billion dollar condo complex do you expect he will say, “No.” Of course not, because a politician’s only goal is to be reelected and he’ll be coming at you for another million the next time he runs. Please, if you remember nothing from this rant except one thing, remember this truth: A politician’s ONLY goal is to be reelected.

You may be a piss & vinegar filled new graduate with your political science degree, and you are out to make the world a wonderful place. But take this from an old-timer. The first president I was old enough to vote for was Dwight Eisenhower. I’ve seen ’em come, I’ve seen ’em go. IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHO YOU VOTE FOR, OR IF YOU EVEN VOTE AT ALL. Nothing is going to change one way or the other. We are locked into a two-party system which is really a one party system. And no matter who wins – we lose.

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Ain’t it strange…

October 7, 2006

that web sites were originally used to promote a company’s commercials or ads. Now the ads and commercials are used to promote the web sites.

that gas prices magically seem to drop right before elections?

that women still want the man to open the car door for them, but insist on paying for half the dinner check?

that people who don’t have time for a good breakfast, or exercise, or to call Mom, or play with the kids, or volunteer to help with food drives or to vote – have plenty of time to write stupid blogs like this one?

that judges will let rapists off with “probation,” but put people in jail for 15 to 20 years for smoking a joint?

that people still live in California?

that old timers in their 80’s and 90’s are still paying school taxes?

that drivers will use a gallon of gas driving around to find a station with gas a penny cheaper?

that hurricane forecasters always get it wrong?

that some idiot will pay $3000 for a set of chrome wheels for a car that’s worth a buck eighty?

that Paris Hilton looks like a walking commerical for sexually transmitted diseases?

that a yahoo who serves two years in congress will get his full pay for the rest of his life, but a soldier who survives twenty years in the service gets a pension of only a thousand dollars a month?

that country music singers wear cowboy hats when most of them have never seen a cow?

and, that I’m wasting my time and yours when we both have better things to do?

I’m outta here…