Sorry about that.
Doesn't mean I haven't been observing, thinking, ranting, or smacking my forehead.
Anyway, here are some thoughts and rantings.
The Olympics start. Occaasional great celebration of atheletic acheivement mixed in with commerical greed that makes American Pro Sports blush.
Some say we need a debate on guns. Some say we can't because of the big bad NRA. Some say that its all about the 2nd Amendment and rights and that pesky comma. Some say cars kill more than guns do. Really? Give me a break. We know when we get on the road we are putting our lives in our own hands and the lives of those sharing the road. When we sit in a movie theatre, or anywhere else, I don't think that's part of the bargain. But I guess it is in these sick minds. As for that whole second amendment thing? Give me a break. It's there, it's real. It's open to some interpretation. But for the love of Pete, it doesn't give any of us the right to own an arsenal. Some say this will never change in this country. They are correct. Because all, including those with the automatic weapons are cowards and slaves to money. Yeah, slaves.
There's a presidential election going on. Well, there's supposed to be one. Everyone is pretending that this is for real and the result will matter. It will, but not in any great way. We've succeeded in destroying anything and everything about what real consequences mean by turning politics into a charade of itself, and the power of governance into a casino. All sides own this. All sides are slaves to this. Owning and being a slave. Fancy that.
The economy continues to sputter. Really? You're surprised and excpect different results? Give me a break. Those who think things will continue this way until after the election are dreaming as well. It's not going to change. Too many folks making too much money to put people back to work. Unemployment will remain above 7% for some time ahead and guess what. Those who control the game have no interest in seeing it change. Slaves to some concept that says investors are owed profits for gambling. And we think Vegas is Sin City.
LIBOR. Yeah, it's getting some play, but should get more. Thievery isn't sexy when the media (what, we still have a media?) can't explain what the theft is without using numbers. Greatest theft of all time. These guys make the Mafia look like amatuers.
Derecho. I guess we need a new term to describe these crazy storms. Greenland's ice cover is gone. We're in a drought. Storms pillage areas like rampaging Bank Executives. (Don't you wish Capital One would replace its barbarians in the commericals with Bank Executives. They rape and pillage better than the cuddly barbarians.) But goodness me, we can't talk about this in a scientific way, because, you know, that would maybe piss off someone who might vote for someone.
Voter suppression. So, it's pretty obvious (so much so that it seems to be a fait accompli) that those who can't stand a black man as president have engaged in some pretty shifty (and clever) voter suppression tactics in some states. I've got a suggestion. Let's change all the voting laws, so that only those who keep their income in US repositories get to vote. That kind of heralds back to the days when only property owners could vote in this country. Got to love those founding fathers.
Congress. Since all we have is a reality show masquerading as a Congress, don't you think it's time to change the channel or cancel the show?