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Random Thoughts

Pat2963 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 10:50 AM
My new favorite line that I heard some guy say the other day is: "Fair? Fair is two old guys in overalls throwing cowcrap for ribbons." I cleaned it up a bit.

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Many people may have voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because of his charisma. But anyone familiar with the disastrous track record of charismatic political leaders around the world in the 20th century should have run for the hills when they encountered a politician with charisma.

What is scarier than any particular political policy or issue is the widespread tendency to treat political issues as personal contests in talking points -- competitive skill in fencing with words -- rather than as serious attempts to find out what the facts are and what the options are.