Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I just don't care

A lot of the news is psychotic anymore. One story tells us that things are great or getting better while another says they're getting worse. Who ya going to believe? I know that anything that comes out of Fox is a lie because they've lied so much they've passed up the boy who cried wolf. So I look with jaded eye over the days' events. We've lost that objective sense once seen by the likes of Edward R. Murrow, but even he was able to change opinion with his opinion pieces on Joe McCarthy. And If you don't know who they were then you're too young to be reading this.

Now I must ask have we gotten better at covering the news or are criminals just getting sloppy? In any given day we see robberies, thefts and embezzlements. Murders and suicides seem to be on the rise but then someone goes and reports that the latest government data proves otherwise. Makes you start questioning their figures. So you really don't know who to believe unless it happens in your own neighborhood or to someone you know.

As for politicians they are about useless as tits on a boar hog and at this point it's either party. They haven't fought for anybody but themselves. Stand by their principles? Just flash enough cash under their nose and they'll be whatever you want like a cheap crack whore. They get in office just long enough to learn the ropes then it's off to raise campaign funds. Do anything important? Why would they have to when it's so easy to threaten a filibuster. This isn't about a difference of opinion on a bill it's about stopping progress and basically doing nothing for a pay check. As complex as our system is a four page budget doesn't begin to cover the necessities. Screaming tax cuts over and over does not solve problems. And now the shoe is on the other foot. The other party wants to undo what was just done. Hey I've got an idea. Why don't you all just go home and save everybody a lot of money. Fire the lot of them. They're aren't doing anything productive anyway. If they actually had to do an honest days' work they'd all get a pink slip at the end of shift.

So where's the jobs Bonner? That's right it's supposed to trickle down from the fat cats above. Right. From the Buffets to the Gates or is it the other way around?

I'd have more but at this point I just don't care.


Randal Graves said...

Jobs? Do you have any idea how long it takes to balance the chemicals *just right* for that healthy, orange glow?

MRMacrum said...

I grew up hoodwinked into believing the government had our interests at heart. Then I read too much. Turns out all those writers who condemned governments of almost all kinds had it right. No matter which one or type runs things, it's about their survival, not ours.

I will never ever again take anything the government, local, state, or federal says at face value. There always seems to be lies holding up just enough truth to sneak by.

Tom Harper said...

"I hear what you're saying; I just don't care."

Every politician, regardless of party, should be required to have that tattooed on his/her forehead.

S.W. Anderson said...

There's reason to be pessimistic, even cynical. But a post like this brings out the contrarian in me.

Passing health care reform and financial reform wasn't a stroll in the park. Imperfect though the legislation might be, these reforms were needed and better than no reforms at all.

Some of those Democrats who lost their seats in November had a pretty good idea what was in store for them when they voted for HCR and financial reform, but they did it anyway. Some, like Alan Grayson, spoke up, called Republicans out for their greed and selfishness, and for championing those things for their fat-cat benefactors. Now, he's out of Congress. They're not all without scruples and principles.

Criticize where criticism is deserved, but don't beat up the really good ones who are trying. And remember, at any given time, there are good ones who are really trying. They need all the attaboys they can get.

BBC said...

If you want a job create your own.

Hey, where did you find that picture of my brother?

BBC said...

it's about their survival, not ours.

I guess it takes about 50 years to learn that.

S.W. Anderson said...

BBC wrote, "If you want a job create your own."

Isn't that what Willie Sutton did? :)