Washington insiders, and their hangers-on in local government and various other sycophantic constituents like the terrifyingly tone-deaf Andrew Sullivan ("I'm a gay rights advocate - and my advocacy consists of outing everyone gay or not - whee!!") - let's hope that Andrew is at least getting paid well for his public boosterism of the current U.S. national political administration, as well as side-projects like thrashing candidates in entertainment-oriented areas where Andrew hopes to get a job, like California (see his recent whaling on Meg Whitman - nice, Andrew - what if she was giving you your paycheck?).
It takes all kinds, and da dumb sheep-kine is definitely flailing around looking for their trough of free oats, headpats, comfortable daily livings for doing jack-diddley and making fun of other people as long as they're straight, white or don't want to share their sexual orientation or personal problems with the entire world . . .
This is first of all, one of the biggest karma-fests the world has yet seen, and those to which karma is coming, and will come for in the weeks and months to come, truly do not seem to "get" what's happening to them.
We have fables like "the boy who cried wolf" to tell us what happened when the kid who lied about the wolf coming finally had the wolf really show up. No matter what media spin there is, it is now one month after the Gulf oil spill and the government response is a website, with logos, and it's not even a good web design. Almost all government websites are bad, blank, or worse. On this website, the "current operations" page is blank. Had the oil spill occurred in 2005, this minimal response would have certainly spawned the firestorm of internet forwards to the effect that President Bush had responded to the puppetmaster command of Dick Cheney to release sharks in the flooded streets of New Orleans to eat all the black people. The thing is - feels good, doesn't it? Feels great - awesome. I mean to descend to that level and denigrate those in charge because you are satisfied with the performance of 3-term senators like Barbara Boxer, who has cosponsored and/or sponsored less than one bill a year during her 18 years in the U.S. Senate and whose main claim to achievement is her own re-election campaigns. It feels so awesome to politically champion the elderly and entitled, such as Arlen Spector and Harry Reid - the claims to fame of which are equally undistinguished records of 24-7 entitlement for a lifetime.
See, there were not that-great responses during President Bush's term. It's highly likely that the Iraq War was a cluster*** manipulated by those who were very emotionally certain that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but whose beliefs were easily manipulated by those invested in making sure that war happened. It sounds so familiar to me. It sounds like spending 20% of the school year on "global warming" and launching a media campaign against childhood obesity when decades of studies have concluded that there is really no such thing as "food insecurity" in America - there's a lack of nutritious food and places/ways to safely and enjoyably exercise and play in inner-city areas. Food Stamps are associated with greater obesity rates in women and children because many food choices in inner-city areas are poor or fast-food or high fat. Sedentary, urbanized, tv- and internet/game-addicted people also voluntarily make poor dietary, meal-planning and exercise choices. Blame McDonald's, television, video games, George Bush and . . . blame blame blame - well for Pete's sake at least figure that the Food Stamps given to feed genuinely poor, malnourished children decades ago are now providing extra junk food in sedentary lifestyles and go from there!
We are all about "appearance" and "emotion," not even reality. I'm certainly known for being passionate and emotional, but I've absolutely had it with the lies.
If the U.S. Government and most mainstream "media" commentators were teenagers, I would cut their allowance off and make them get a job and earn their living. As to those who read, and comment, on the same lies all day long, the girls sitting around ooh-ing and ahh-ing over Justin Bieber are more in-touch than they are, and have just as much, or more, chance of success in getting what they want right now. Just in case anyone thinks Jerry Brown is a real hot candidate for California Governor! This remarkably Barbara-Boxer-Botox-like woman does . . . And gets paid for it, at least for the time being. It's like she's singing "Nearer My God to Thee," on the deck of the Titanic.