#448 The Polidiots
The polidiots of the far right now have done exactly one correct thing in this Presidential election season. They've decided to keep their hands off the Presidential Candidates (and there really is only one,) in this election for exactly one consecutive day. Even they know that trying to turn 9/11 into a political slime event is something for which the American people won't stand.
So Panama's Exxon John and his plastic playmate of the month or running mate, the lovely Ms. Boop, figured they could get away with being statesman-like for an entire 24 hours and pretty well succeeded, although that didn't stop Mister Panama from visiting ground zero (or the Candidate, Mr. Obama.)
Cheap. Exploitive. None of your business.
Listen up guys: if you weren't within 50 miles of the Trade Center or the Pentagon on the morning of 9/11/01, you have nothing to say to those of us who were. You or anyone else.
You have no clue. So stow it. Keep it to yourself or your friends or your family. But leave those of us who went through it to continue trying to make life normal.
You want to emote in public? Find something else. This ain't yours, its ours.
Meantime, please consider this: if you can keep from bashing each other for a whole, entire, complete, full 24 hour day, how about two days? Or two weeks? Or two months? Whaddaya think?
How tough is it to focus on isssues instead of Palin's inexperience and generally centerfoldesque persona? Or Obama's church or McCain's graftingthief buddies from the S&L scandal?
You got a beef with Obama's proposals? Get your facts straight.
You think McCain's qualified to be president (he isn't) get your facts straight. Get your sense of reason working again, because you have fallen off the wagon of what makes humans human: the ability to think in concepts and to reason.
This election should be about issues. Issues like the companies that are gouging you at the gas pump and the grocery store, the appliance shop, the clothing store and (if you still have one) the hardware store. To be fair, it's mostly the middlemen. The right wing whackos want the "government off your back." All well and good. But what about the corporate greedheads and middlemen who share your back space (a wide back, you have there!)
The war. It's not just us aging Beatniks and Hippies who oppose it. But you have to speak up. All that money going to Haliburton and Blackwater could be going to your health care.
So far, the election is about sentiment. The country was not designed by Ronald Reagan, Hallmark and the Saturday Evening Post cover artist squad. Get real.
--Jury selection continues in the O.J. Simpson trial. Meantime, O.J. not sitting idly by, but is keeping busy. He's searching for the real breaker-inner.
--He'll probably get another book deal out of this trial. "If I Did It, the Sequel." Or maybe "Son of If I Did It."
--The Anti-Defamation League is all in a twist about Evangelicals in Europe trying to convert Jews. They shouldn't worry. The guys who say "yes" are just infiltrating -- or they like ham and cheese sandwiches.
I'm Wes Richards. My opinions are my own, but you're welcome to them.(R)