Archive for February, 2013

Responsibility Anonymous

Posted in Humor, Politics on February 28th, 2013

Most people don’t know it, but Barack Obama is in rehab. It’s been hushed up because it’s not the sort of thing that is allowed to be made public.

Spendaholic
My Name Is Barack Obama And Everyone Else Is A Spendaholic

Personally, I don’t hold out much hope for the boy, unless he’s attending Responsibility Anonymous meetings in the White House basement.

Related Reading:

Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility
How To Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-By-Step Blueprint For Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing (Scott Dikkers' How To Write) (Volume 1)
The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating
The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides
Healing Through Humor: Fabulous Jokes From the Happy Hunters

Divided By Language

Posted in Humor, Politics on February 27th, 2013

Have you ever wondered why America’s politicians are so polarized and divided, and apparently so incapable of ever reaching even the minimum necessary levels of compromise that is needed to pass legislation?

The answer is actually quite prosaic. They’re two parties, Republican and Democrat, who are divided by a common language. A case in point:

  • Whenever a Republican politician says, “Tax Reform,” Democrats hear, “Tax Cuts For The Wealthy.”
  • Whenever a Democrat politician says, “Tax Reform,” Republicans hear, “Tax Hikes.”

That doesn’t really leave any room for compromise, does it? And that’s the problem in a nutshell. As they can’t even communicate with each other, there’s little or no hope that they can cooperate with each other.

I’d suggest that they put aside other issues and work out a common lexicon and dictionary to speak and work from, but that would only result in decades of argument and expense. They are the people who weren’t confident of what the definition of “is” is, after all. 😉

Related Reading:

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (Chicago Studies in American Politics)
How To Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-By-Step Blueprint For Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing (Scott Dikkers' How To Write) (Volume 1)
Reasons To Vote For Republicans: A Captivating Interpretation
What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter
Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide

The Coexistence Fantasy

Posted in Humor, Religion, Society on February 27th, 2013

There is, and has been, this ongoing fantasy about the various and disparate religions and ideologies coexisting in peace and, presumably, mutual respect.

Can't We Just Coexist in Peace?
Can’t We Just Coexist in Peace?

Unfortunately, like all fantasies, at some point – for those, at least, who aren’t utterly insane and lost in delusion – the waking world and reality intrudes upon the fantasy.

Coexist? - Run Away
Infidels! I Will Kill You!

That’s the problem. Islam, the religion of war, terrorism, and sundry abuses of the soul doesn’t want to coexist. It wants to conquer and supplant all other religions, philosophies, ideologies, and political system. It’s cultists do not, and cannot while still being Muslims, work or play well with others.

Related Reading:

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time
Dragonlands, Books 1 - 3: Hidden, Hunted, and Retribution
The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
Terrorist: A Novel