Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Certain Kind Of Madness

What kind of a world do we live in?

We have
Europe in a deep freeze, Washington DC under a thick blanket of snow, and we still have climate Nazis publicly proclaiming that Copenhagen was a failure in fighting the ills of global warming. Europeans have long led the charge against what they believe is a man-made calamity. Today, they are dealing with frigid conditions that caused Eurostar to shut down and has been responsible for 42 deaths.

But that's not the half of it.


What kind of a government do we have here in the U.S.?


In spite of only
38% of the American people approving of the current healthcare bill, the United States Government seems intent on passing it anyway. The Chicago way seems to have won out over representative democracy. Arm twisting and threats are nothing new to the city of Capone, and it seems that these same methods are now being employed at the federal level. And if this isn't enough, when this doesn't work, we see nothing short of bribery.

Now, I am willing to bet that most of my readers already know this and because of this, it would be a waste of time to feature this as my central point and theme. It's deeper than that.


Here's what I want to know:

What it will take to get people mad enough to make changes in their states and congressional districts next year?

Because the people who represent us are clearly not listening to their constituents.
They can't be.

When only a minority of the people are for something and they ram it through anyway, it is the epitome of arrogance and certainly is indicative of a patronizing attitude.
When these kinds of things become increasingly evident, we can no longer claim representative democracy. It is nothing less than dictatorship by committee. The only difference between this and what was in play in the old Soviet Union is we have the opportunity to throw these low-life bums out.

Our elected officials are nothing more than parasites, who have no private sector skills and no idea what it is like to work their asses off -- day in and day out. They vote themselves pay raises at every turn, in spite of the fact they ask the people to make certain sacrifices they are not willing to make.

The people who just spent last week in Denmark are no different either.

Many of them made the trips on private jets, ate meat at the many free feeding troughs offered at someone else's expense, and probably consumed massive amounts of power and electricity in the process. Yet, they seem to have no trouble chastising others who drive SUVs, enjoy a good steak once in awhile, and want to keep the thermostat high enough to stay warm in the midst of this freezing spell.


I tell you folks, it's a mad world we live in. And until the hard working people of this world get their heads out of the clouds and into what is happening around them, it's going to get worse.



Addendum:

Interesting piece at I Hate The Media. What makes a math major an expert in meteorology? When he writes his own Wikipedia entry.

14 comments:

Chuck said...

Your looking at this all wrong. Just imagine how cold it would be in Europe if not for global warming. Those poor souls would be in a mess if not for man made GW.

A.C. McCloud said...

Funny, when they had the heat wave over there a few years ago it was blamed on AGW--I recall the British PM or somebody high up saying it was a sign of things to come. Now it's a sign of weather, nothing to do with climate.

As to your overall point, a paranoid person might say one-world govt. I think it's just liberals being liberals. Which eventually will lead to a one-world govt run by liberals.

LASunsett said...

Chuck,

You are right. What could have I been thinking? As soon as I get a chance, I will turn myself in for re-education.

LASunsett said...

//As to your overall point, a paranoid person might say one-world govt. I think it's just liberals being liberals. Which eventually will lead to a one-world govt run by liberals.//

Great, then we'll all have to report to re-education camps. I am getting to old for that crap.

Leslie said...

Aw come on Sunsett...we need you to help represent for Indiana at the re-ed camps. HAM and I are already booked to be room mates. Sheesh, where is your sense of right-wing extremist adventure?

As for Global warming, we sure could use some right now in the flat wasteland of cornfields. And really, what would be so wrong with the earth warming (if it actually was in a warming cycle) wouldn't we have longer crop seasons, more food production, richer soil and such?

LASunsett said...

//And really, what would be so wrong with the earth warming (if it actually was in a warming cycle) wouldn't we have longer crop seasons, more food production, richer soil and such?//

Longer allergy seasons...you forgot that part of it.

Tom said...

Don't worry about the allergies - Obamacare will take care of you with a prescription for Claritin...

Greg said...

What it will take to get people mad enough to make changes in their states and congressional districts next year?

Continued job losses, even higher health care costs and inflation. It's a recipe for disaster for Obama and the Democrats.

Great comments, everyone.

Leslie said...

Why do you hate the environment so much Sunsett? Of course with the Obama care no one will be able to afford to buy the Claritan...so allergy sufferers are doomed.

LASunsett said...

//Obamacare will take care of you with a prescription for Claritin...//

That's nice of the President, seeing how Claritin is already OTC.

LASunsett said...

//Continued job losses, even higher health care costs and inflation. //

I marveled that the job losses seem to have been temporarily slowed down. I listened to some gloating Democratic hacks sing the praises of the recovery. Little do they realize that these numbers are merely reflecting the seasonal Christmas hiring. We'll see how it plays out after the holiday pink slips go out.

LASunsett said...

//Of course with the Obama care no one will be able to afford to buy the Claritan...so allergy sufferers are doomed.//

As long as they leave my Actifed alone, I am good. Claritin doesn't do a thing for me, neither does Allegra.

A.C. McCloud said...

Don't ever come to Memphis, LA. We actually manufacture and distribute allergies down here.

LASunsett said...

//Don't ever come to Memphis, LA. We actually manufacture and distribute allergies down here.//

Been there AC. But it was in November. By that time the season was over and life was good.