Obstinate Dissonance

It’s hard to focus on any one thing. There seems to be an awful lot of “things” to focus on. I can’t hope to absorb all of it in a way that I can response. Can you?

Every day there is something new to worry about. Net Neutrality? The START Treaty? What about a billionaire like Warren Buffet telling, well, billionaires that they should pay more taxes? Who the hell is he talking to? Himself? I doubt it.

All these things make me feel very obstinate about EVERYTHING. Something drastic needs to happen, or nothing at all. What harm could come to this country if we just de-fund the EPA, the Department of Education, all unions, thugs and hangers-on? As long as we maintain a strong military, what could possibly go wrong?

We been fed such a line of bullshit about all these needed bureaucracies that it makes your head spin. Weren’t we okay back in, say, 1960? We’d vanquished the enemy in WWII and our economy was beginning to rock and roll. We had a Democrat in office singing the praises of the free enterprise system and yet we ended up morphing into where we are today. What gives?

There’s talk about rolling back the Federal budget to 2008 levels. What the hell is that all about? Why not just roll it back to 1960 levels, adjusted for inflation, of course. I mean, I sure don’t remember feeling like there was anything wrong back in 1960, but what about now? Kids are being brainwashed for political gain to “prove” a point. Why, to prove that they need Big Brother to watch out for them? They don’t know shit, they’re youngsters!

“I’ve got to go, Rock. It’s all right. I’m not afraid. Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Rock. But I’ll know about it, and I’ll be happy.” George Gipp

We need a little dissonance on Capital Hill. Check that. We need a LOT of dissonance on Capital Hill. That would make both George Gipp and me very happy.