Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Our Fake World

There are some great examples of bad things that have become news items in DC:

If this were a Batman episode....in the midst of a rescue, Batman stops his rescue routine, to deliver a fifteen minute speech on why Gotham City is so screwed-up....while the bad guys walk quietly out the back-door.

In the midst of an Indian attack at the fort, John Wayne stops shooting, and delivers a thirty minute speech on how things could be better with the fort, the Indians, and life in general....while the Indians shoot down all the remaining solders at the fort.

If this were a zombie movie, the remaining humans would stop an attack on the zombies, and proceed to deliver a twelve minute speech on how mankind fell so far, and then turn to realize that 500 zombies were now in a circle around them.

If this were a landing at Omaha Beach....the American commander of the first landing craft would disembark, then render a eight-minute speech on the impending doom for the next four thousand men to land at the beach....before firing one round, and then eighty Germans jumping on him.

Speeches just don't work anymore.  You can hire some actor to just deliver speeches.  We don't need more actors in DC.

The sad thing is that we've gotten to a point where we think a speech means more than action itself.

It's more of a political opera that runs twenty-four hours a day......with authentic actors....some pretender journalists, and great theater.  Some variety of Oscar ought to be given out....for the best fake acting, best fake speeches, and best fake legislation.

Eighteen Percent

The Washington Post went out and did a poll.  They asked a bunch of Americans if they fully understand what the heck sequestration is about and how will effect the nation.  The poll reveals....that only around eighteen percent said they grasp and understand what sequestration is about.

Strangely enough, a poll last year revealed that eighteen percent of Americans were unable to vote for a Mormon (of any political variety) for President.

Strangely enough, only eighteen percent of the American public.....think highly of Congress.  Don't ask about the other eighty-two percent.

Strangely enough, eighteen percent of women admitted that they had tanned indoors rather than outdoors for 2012.

Strangely enough, the hunter folks say that North Dakota's pheasant count....for 2012....is up eighteen percent.

Strangely enough, statistics folks have discovered that in 1900.....almost eighteen percent of the American work-force....was under the age of 16.

Strangely enough, some shopping experts discovered in December of 2012.....that roughly eighteen percent of the American public.....doesn't shop for gifts.

Maybe the Post is onto something.  The Sequestration is so confusing.....that more people probably understand the difference between Beta and VHS, the proper way to deep-fry a turkey, or can explain the NCAA bowl selection process.

Yep, it's time to wind up Matt and the Today Show folks.....and educate America.  Then Sequestration will be on the same level as pumpkin pie.