Monday, February 18, 2013

A Few Words on Nothing

Tom Lehman offered some good advice on how to hit a draw… it works even for a duffer like me.
Complaining about the cold in Florida is like being stranded on a desert island and finding a boat anchored 50 yards off shore and complaining how far you have to swim to be saved.
As the government sells off more frequencies so we can have more and more television channels; there seems to be fewer and fewer shows to watch.
It is a tough call on which network offers the most informed political commentary, MSNBC, Fox, or WWE?
AARP has done a great marketing job to make the elderly believe they are only out for their best interests.  I had to laugh when someone complained about profit hungry corporations stealing everyone’s money and then praising the work AARP is doing standing up to the government for them.  I wonder how many people realize the purpose of AARP is to sell insurance, like health care supplements for the Affordable Healthcare Act, which for some strange reason they supported.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time.” I am afraid the size of the middle category seems to be growing.
I am old enough to remember when CNN set the standard in news broadcasts, bringing breaking stories and commentary on world shaping events that the major networks could not keep up with.  Now they seem to be just a poor afterthought, focusing on the trivia and replaying it until you can’t stand it any more.
Fox news is not fair and balanced, but then neither is any other network.  They do serve as a useful foil for the major networks that all seem to have identical news broadcasts.
What’s the big deal about the President’s Florida vacation?  A number of previous Presidents spent a lot of time in Florida with their rich friends.  President Nixon comes to mind, and he didn’t get any grief from his visits did he?
I am not sure why the White House felt it necessary to leak its proposed immigration legislation, why worry about legislation, just create an executive order allowing anyone who promises to vote for Democrats to become a citizen?

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