"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Through The Looking Glass . . .

 . . . or plasma screen.

First of all, we watch absolutely no broadcast TV.  We don't subscribe to cable.  Since there are websites that make complete TV shows available, if the subject matter is important enough, we can watch it, but it's usually limited to news or documentary stuff.

When you surf the web for news, you have to wade through a lot of junk to get to the stuff that's important to you. That means that 95% of what I scan is unimportant. Some of it makes me laugh and then I just skip on to the next thing. Some of the stuff seems bizarre and I just shake my head and move on.  Then occasionally, what has me laughing is how the idiots in the media are so out of touch with the rest of the world that they just don't get it.

This concerns a show that I wouldn't watch unless you paid me about $100.00 per episode:  "Dancing with the Stars."  You really must not have many important things to do if you consider this entertaining.  And I don't say that because I don't like dancing.  I think some of the old musicals are great.  I have very much enjoyed watching  Gene Kelly, Donald O'Conner, Ben Vereen and others do amazing stuff.  This show isn't just about dancing, it's about controversy and ratings, which makes the recent news about it a publicist's dream come true. A Wisconsin man shoots his TV and gets taken down by a SWAT team.

How much do you want to bet that the guy votes NSWDP (National Socialist Worker's Democrat Party), Democrat for short?  The media expresses shock, not over how it demonstrates the level to which such viewers can fall, but rather that the viewing public wants to vote Palin over the better dancer, Brandy.  Which proves my point that the show isn't really about dancing, any more than "Survivor" is about surviving.  Middle America is simply using another avenue to express how much it likes Sarah Palin, albeit vicariously through her daughter, and stick it to the lamestream media who never passes up a chance to take a shot at the former VP candidate, even at the risk of proving themselves to be more stupid than Palin.

Palin has her flaws. Displaying loyalty to McCain in spite of his disloyalty to her and the Constitution is a good example of that. But I have yet to see or hear anything from her that indicates she is not thoroughly qualified to be president.  She has shown more leadership skill and command of the issues than  John McCain, Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, and Mitch McConnell combined.  If you are wondering why I did not list any Democrats, it's not fair to list creatures that have severe cognitive dysfunction.  That would be like using Paul Krugman or Ben Bernanke as examples of people who understand economics.

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