Saturday, August 20, 2011


After decades and decades of life experience it has dawned on me that there really is nothing much that can be done by the "common" folks to effect change, if for no other reason than Average Joe gets his opinion from media outlets who delight in screwing his head on for him. Once, yes, Joe might have had an honest effect, when the nation was younger, less bureaucracy, fewer bureaucrats, smaller government. But with population growth, and it's only getting worse, the common folk have little to no say in either how they are governed or by whom. In 2000 the US population was predicted to be 1 billion by 2100 but the same guesstimators predicted 300 million by 2050, way off their guesstimate. At the current rate of breeding and immigration, expect 1 billion Americans by 2050. But by then government control will be so tight that all knothead Americans will accept their place in the order of the universe.

Just take a look at Google headlines a few minutes ago to see what interests Joe:
* Top Stories
Muammar al-Gaddafi
Kim Kardashian
Peyton Manning
Mobile Industry
Donald Faison
Sarah Palin
West Memphis 3
Russell Armstrong

Gaddafi - US messing around where we don't belong, again, Obama's war of liberation.

Kardashian - please stop the worship of this heifer and her family. Her stepdaddy Bruce Jenner is one procedure away from being a male Joan Rivers. When will folks tire of phony people on reality t.v.

Manning - footballer with a bad neck, oh woe are the Colts but no scandal, such as electrocuting and hanging dogs. Or behaving like college players accepting money, prostitutes, and paying for abortions.

Mobile Industry - the hottest cell phone! I'm still trying to understand how millions of Americans living in poverty continue to afford cell phones. Have they figured out a scheme where the government pays the monthly bill that I don't know about?

Faison - black t.v. celebrity engaged to a white girl named Cacee who once was an assistant to Jessica Simpson. Isn't it cute how white folks now mimic Sheani'quisha when naming their kids - creative trailer-ish spellings are everywhere. Free to be Sheelee or Caylee or Madysen. Oh well, at least white folks can still pronounce their names.

Palin - will she or won't she run (does anyone really care?). Palin is to liberated conservatives what Kardashian is to ... to ... moral liberals? Lol.

West Memphis 3 - see how Johnny Deppstick and publicity can free 3 child killers by insisting that 2 hairs "consistent" with someone else means the 3 didn't do it. Even though the hairs were family members and could easily have transferred to the victims clothing innocently enough. We've reached the point that unless a perp leaves a truck load of DNA on the victim, perps will go free. Never mind a mountain of circumstantial evidence and even confessions (just recant later). Or if your name is Casey Anthony, then a hair with a death band has no significance because daddy George did something. Americans becoming so addle brained they can no longer serve justice. The progressive dream of no prisons may come true - no guilty, no inmates. Shangri la la land. Ohhmmmmmmmmm.

Armstrong - reality celeb hangs himself with extension cord. Reality t.v. made him crazy. Or was it his overspending, monstrous grinning plastic wife Taylor (Barbie)? Was it the $50,000 birthday party for their 5-year-old daughter? Is it further proof that even the rich have money problems and when the government redistributes the wealth we can all hang ourselves.

Steinem - too late to duct tape her mouth. Steinem interview with bloggers : "Reese Witherspoon, whom I don't know very well, told me she did Legally Blonde because of me. I said, 'No kidding. How come?' And she said, 'Because I heard you say you should be able to dress any way you f--ing well please and be safe.'' A concussion wave went through the room. The bloggers, momentarily distracted from their laptops, realized they had just been part of a moment."

What? What moment? The writer's hyperbole moment? In Legally Blonde Witherspoon never wore anything that showed everything. These days men have so little respect for the "fairer sex" that a female isn't safe in ankle length burlap bags and hijab. The only concussion felt was by those women who believed it's okay to have abortions, okay to have babies alone, and okay to be "liberated" and do whatever the celebrifakes do. Steinem did nothing more than enlarge the work pool of uneducated, single struggling mommas for corporations needing cheap labor. Women are more sex object today than ever. A few more female CEOs and female pols have done nothing to improve anything for women - unless you believe subsided housing and childcare and foodstamps are liberating. By the way, Gloria wants to boycott the Playboy Club. I'm sure her fans will do that - after their shopping spree at Victoria's Secret. ;)

Israel - 80 rockets fired into southern Israel from Gaza. Well, if the Jews would leave, the Palestinians would not have to bomb them, right? Can't Palestine just accept the Jews were only looking for a better life for their families when they displaced Palestinian workers ... oops, no, that's the US border problem.

I saw nothing about the economy - even when I do it's either "the sky is falling" or "things are looking up" depending on which outlet and which political party is in the oval office.

Speaking of the oval office, tell Obama to water the yard. Just look at that pic I took a couple of weeks ago.


kf said...

Is that really how the White House lawn looks?!?

Kate-A said...

It looked worse in person. I was shocked, and saddened b/c our pols really don't give a spit. And I won't even begin my rant on the Washington Monument and reflection pool.

kf said...

I'm shocked as well. Plus I got this eerie sensation that ran over me. . .

Even if they don't want to spend the money to fix the sprinklers, I find it hard to believe that there's not one of the lawn crew that likes to play with the hose. Perhaps their jobs have been so compartmentalized that they are not permitted to do so.

Unbelievable. Guess America is of no use to the pols now. . .they have other playgrounds.

Kate-A said...

Reminded me of Nicaragua during the '80s. A lot of magnificent mansions and haciendas were run down, abandoned by wealthy owners until the war was over.

Grandeur of the past. It felt eerie to me too since to the best of my knowledge the US isn't "past" yet.

kf said...

Well, well, well. . . LOL.

Had to stop by; I keep thinking of the rant that didn't begin. Apparently if one lives long enough they learn to shake their head and wonder on - 'cause that's what I'm doing.)

Kate-A said...

? you lost me kf. The rant about the Wash monument or ?

kf said...

Yes, the rant about the Washington Monument.

Funny what sticks in the mind.

Kate-A said...

Oh, ok. The reflection pool was just a huge hole of dirt, being redone for an estimated $35 million and to take 2 years. I've seen 3000 sq ft houses built in a week yet they need 2 years to do a pool?! Just irritated me.

After the earthquake yesterday the Wash monument now closed "indefinitely" due to some cracks at the top of it. I suppose that will take multimillions and years to repair.

The contractors love it.

Have you seen the MLK monument? I'm not sure if I like it or not. Strange that we had to go to China to find a sculptor... "made in China" ...

kf said...

No, I haven't seen the monument. I recall the uproar about the Chinese artist and the Chinese workers. Sad to say, I've been through DC numerous times over the years (decades, LOL) but didn't have the time or money to do more than wave (when I was alone)and point (when the children were in the car).

I took a look the virtual tour this morning; the people portrayed looked like they were from the Ozzie & Harriet playbook.

You are on the mark about the contractors. Burns me up that American companies can brag about saving money by hiring foreign workers and buying materials from overseas. The costs of transporting the people and the materials are never factored in - god forbid we see how many hands are collecting money along those routes.

Kate-A said...

I just heard this morning that the Fed government is now requiring that imported goat herders are to be given comfortable adequate lodging and a free cell phone.

Of course, the expense will be taken care of by farm subsidies.

But who knew the US had to import goat herders. Another "job Americans won't do" ?

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