Or, Why I Love the Holidays.
I enjoy the Holidays not just for the Overeating and Drinking too much, but for the News. I know… weird, right?
Well, actually the Holidays offer up the News no one wants you to know. If ‘They’ can’t dump the stories on Weekends when you are not paying attention then ‘They’ shoot for the closest Holiday. And no season offers the length and breadth of your ‘not paying attention’ than Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years. Yeah, the other Holidays are good… but the reigning King remains that time when the old year meets the beginning of the new one.
So if you really like to see what nobody is interested in you seeing, but ‘They’ want to be able to say “We ran That Story!”, scan the news feeds over the last 4-weeks.
You may be amazed.
And you might just join me in my hatred of ‘They’.
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“U.S is now less popular in the region than at the end of the George W. Bush administration.” – USA Today 032113
I thought the election of Barack Obama was going to immediately turn a Middle East frown upside down…
In fact, I distinctly remember being told by people such as Micheal Moore and other bastions of brilliance that simply electing “the smartest person to ever run for President” our image in the Middle East would instantly be made entirely of Sunshine and Lollipops.
This was true of Clinton too… funny that the people who spout this kind of stupidity are never held accountable for their ridiculous assertions when it turns out to be hogwash.
Barack and Bill share a similar footnote in history.
I also have a good enough memory to recall that never has there been such a promise associated with a Republican or Independent candidate…
So why are those who embrace truth… or reality… or whatever you want to call the world as we actually know it… never given the credit they are due?
Those who are real, who grasp reality as it is, not as they wish it to be, never seem to receive accolades for their efforts to remain in the realm of facts? The solutions they offer are always described by those living in Dreamland as “mean-spirited” and “cruel”. Wishful thinking passes for logic. Platitudes for meaning.
Yet those who spout nonsense and offer up completely unqualified, often fanciful, assessments of what the future will be if we just follow them are acclaimed as positive, and progressive, in their thinking… yet they are repeatedly, demonstrably and historically wrong. So wrong in fact, that people often die…
And when it is beyond denial that they were wrong… when there can be no debate regarding the repeated error of their thinking…
No “review” of the statements made promoting their fouled “thought process”. No rebuke from the ever “watchful” media. No admonition from the populace that believes itself to be “informed” and “educated”…
Upon the rare occurrence that we hear anything it is most often a revision of history crafted to better accommodate their failings.
It’s time for truth, and reality to make an appearance in our government and the population should demand it.
Everything from “We don’t have a spending problem” to “Obama has a higher IQ than anyone who has ever sought the Presidency” does nothing but delude an already poorly informed electorate.
It’s enough to make you want to drink… more than normal… for me.
(Originally Posted 032213)
The above applies to the Global Warming ‘we’re all going to die by the year 2000’ crowd too… right Al? How about those Ice Caps? Exponentially growing Polar Bear Population? Mass starvation due to Overpopulation? Rising Sea levels consuming San Francisco by last year? You people should be wearing sandwich boards in time square…
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