When you ask someone what they think of when they hear the term “Tea Party”, you’re likely to invoke a variety of responses, largely based on the perceptions of the person answering. Ask a Democrat and you might here terms like “extreme” or “racist”. Ask a Republican and you’re more likely to hear talk of repealing Obamacare, ending bailouts and battling socialism. That’s the thing about labels in the political spectrum: they are designed to oversimplify complex issues, and they
Supposedly Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I have no idea whether or not this is true, but he does have cool hair so maybe he’s worth listening to. Regardless after the emotional and psychological trauma this lowly blogger has subjected himself to by live (ish) blogging the last two debates, I’d it’s safe to say my brain is about to enter some uncharted territory. From this point onward
I think the populace realizes that the good ole U.S.A has a giant deficit problem. Our government is addicted to spending. So far, the only budget cuts that have been offered are to decrease the escalation of future spending. Really? That’s the best congress and the president can do! They’ve decided to not increase spending as quickly as originally planned. Isn’t that special! Here’s an interesting perspective, from the Daily Paul, that presents our budget and deficit problem in simple, terms. Why the US was downgraded…U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000New debt:
I don’t really know what to make of this, but I do know that THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE IT.
People tend to think that I’m “really into” politics. And I suppose it’s a reasonable assumption to make as I’m always going on about this thing or that thing that the government does. But really it’s politics that I loathe. Politics, i.e. the art of lying and scheming one’s way to power in order to exert said power over the citizens you are proclaiming to represent (author’s note: definition made up by me), is the problem if you ask me.
I am a lucky man these days. Rather than dealing with a 30 + mile commute like most of my fellow countryman, my trip to work is about 20 feet down the hall on most days. This offers me many benefits; fuel and toll cost savings, lack of commute anxiety, comfy clothing…the list goes on. But the greatest of these advantages has to be my ability to watch all the talking heads on morning TV trying to feed you your
I don’t like to make sacrifices. I don’t fast on Yom Kippur like good Jews are supposed to. I think I believe in karma, but I could be wrong. Just to be safe, I sacrificed a much-needed nap to sit through the entire 2 hour Fox News/Google Republican Douchefest last night to provide you all with a running diary. Consider it a labor of love. Unlike Fox News, I’m more than happy to admit my bias ahead of time in