Only in America

logic

Logic?  Who needs logic when you have an assault rifle pointed at everyone’s head?  I just don’t see why there can’t be more research done on violence, especially with guns.  The NRA released a video calling Obama a hypocrite for having Secret Service guard his daughters at school. Why shouldn’t the PRESIDENT of the United States have Secret Service guarding his daughters?   Just because the President has gun toting Secret Service protection then everyone else should too because that would be fair?  I’m not sure that you can fight ignorant behavior with more ignorance or fight gun violence with more guns.  Only in America can you drive down to Wal-Mart in your over-sized pick-up and park in a sea of asphalt to buy an 18 pack of beer, a semi-automatic rifle, and a set of plastic NASCAR mugs made in China.  Where is the logic in that?

There certainly are reasons to be concerned that Washington is taking more and more steps to limit freedom.  The debate needs to framed logically and not with the tough guy act of prying weapons from someone’s cold dead hands.  Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People by shooting them with a gun.  Some people think the Government should register guns.  Probably not going to happen anytime soon.  Some people think the Government should register “stupid people.”  The Government has already done that and they have given them a number.  I think it is called a Social Security number.  One way or another and at one time or another we would all make that list.  Just because a person has something to make them feel more in control than they really are doesn’t make it so.  A wise man can admit there is much that he does not know and does not need to fear death so much that he forgets to live.  That is the only thing that is certain in this world.  SQUAREROOTOFZERO

Kicking back, bro

Economy.  The FED built the “explosive” device, Big Banks pushed the button, the Bush Administration fanned the flames, and the Obama Administration is kicking back having a beer and waiting for the smoke to clear.

Puppet show.  At the very best we are letting the same stupid policies come back to bite us in the rear.  I am tired of watching the corporate puppet show.  I might as well buy all the political talking bobble-heads, line them up on the desk, and have them run the Government.  Raise taxes? Bobble-heads? Lower taxes? Bobble-heads?  Drill the Arctic for oil?  Bobble-heads?  Raise the debt ceiling?  Bobble-heads?  Did Democrats get drunk last night and give poor people free Martinis, again?  Bobble-heads?  Did the Republicans steal your lunch money and make inappropriate comments about rape victims, again? Bobble-heads?  Shall we just throw out the rule-of-law, agree that corporations are people, and refuse to acknowledge the rampant financial fraud, swindling, and shenanigans?  Bobble-heads? I think they are saying, Yes.  They are saying Yes and No. Yes and No?  Right?  Left, right, yes, no.  Okay. Got it.

Election season diarrhea.  Is is just me, or does political discourse in America grievously resemble a misleading attempt to sit down to tea and Cheetos with the Mad-hatter inside the oval at a Nascar race within a vast cultural wilderness of bewilderment?   The spectrum of “Save money, Live better” party politics would be much more informative interesting with interpretive dancers dressed like Elvis and Jesus, dipping marshmallows into a Chocolate Wonderfall provided by the Golden Corral.  So far the 2012 Election is a few kittens short of a Pussy Riot and a couple of Budweiser’s short of a Joe-six-pack.  Pass the remote, I’ve fallen and I can’t reach the TV.  Pause.  (Sound of static)  I will take your silence as nonverbal agreement.  SQUAREROOTOFZERO