Saturday, May 10, 2008
The Sickening Pandering Continues...
U.S. politicians are an absolute embarrassment. Hillary's "Gas Holiday", is nothing next to the moronic Senator from Michigan, "The Honorable" Debbie Stabebnow. Stabenow's bullshitting and grand standing have taken the political pandering and economic communism to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL.
Well, what else would expect from a Senator from Michigan? Pandering to the folks that make their living selling 6,ooo lbs personal transportation vehicles should be no surprise. Greedy speculators? What comes to my mind are greedy, irresponsible, incompetent, arrogant, self serving, fat, drunk and stupid, full of shit people working in the U.S. auto industry. Your SUV centric business model (and in the case of the State of Michigan, tax model) is irretrievably broken. Sunk. Glug. Kaput. (Oh, and buy the way, smoking and being overweight is bad for you.)
It would certainly appear that all U.S. politicians Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, are willing to say ANYTHING other than the truth - the simple truth that each and every one of us is going to have to make SERIOUS adjustments in our lives and lifestyles, that it is no one individual's or group's FAULT and that no amount of wind, solar, little green men.. whatever, is going to change that very HARD fact.
But don't blame the politicians - they are merely the mirror image of ourselves. We don't want to know, and we cast anybody that attempts any intelligent analysis on the subject as a prophet of "doom and gloom". We've become a nation of fairy tale "optimists" and "positive energy" jerk offs. Folks, California's flaky yoga culture, which got exported to the rest of the Nation inside of Hollywood's films, just isn't going to substitute for the laws of math and physics. Not in this life, or the next. Not even in the movies.
I despair the American Body Politic. Good people, before they got into office, are reduced to whoring and deception by the temptations and trappings of power. Well, I got news for the political hacks running the train set: You can't get a little bit pregnant.
(Frankly, I was impressed with Barak Obama's unwillingness to join in the pandering, but he, and the other presidential candidates, along with our Congressional "Leadership" (what a JOKE) are a long way from where they need to be: LEADING.)
Yours for a better world,
Mentatt (at) yahoo (d0t) com
Posted by The Short Story Man at 10:39 AM