Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Week that is.

The More You Talk in Peace, The Less You Bleed in War

Going to the Candidate’s Debate: The war of words is on between the Old Warrior and the Young Lion. Should we talk or should we not. We did it once but I forgot. The candidates are using the airwaves as an informal debate venue. I’ve always seen myself as a bit of an iconoclast. Protocol is nice when it let’s everybody know what the rules are, but it can become downright silly. Who talks to whom? Secretary, Director, Assistant, Surrogate? We Americans get so caught up in trying to be like the Olde English while proclaiming our independence from their archaic ways that we sometimes befuddle ourselves. So we sink to the lowest common denominator: the Rove factor. Attack, besmirch, demean, and enough uneducated, naïve, too lazy or unable to think for themselves people will buy your smoke screen to enable you to win again.

Long May She Wave: Another of the Rove Factor tricks is the “Hey! Look at that” while your walled gets snatched. Rather than discuss things like, oh, I don’t know, the economy, the gas crisis, the housing crisis, the war in Iraq, let’s make an issue of whether or not the opponent is wearing a flag lapel pin. Commentator Roland Martin sticks his tongue firmly in his cheek and suggests that perhaps the wearing of a flag lapel pin should become the 28th amendment. I’ll go one step further – let’s do a constitutional amendment that would be less sexist – an American flag should be tattooed in every God-fearing patriotic American – male and female.

Not so Happy Birthday: Remember David Patterson? He was the nondescript politician from New York that Elliot Sptizer made famous by renting the services of a young hussy for $ 5,000. When the Guv took a swan dive David Patterson set several records as a governor as the first African American New Your governor and being legally blind. To celebrate his 54th birthday the New New York Guv had surgery for glaucoma. We wish him the best and a speedy recovery.

Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn’t take one more step: Our heart goes out to Senator Ted Kennedy who just moments ago was formally diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor which caused his recent seizure. The news shocked Americans as the robust Senator since 1972 showed no signs of illness. Our prayers are with him.

A little blogging music Maestro.... “Get Well Soon” by Reggie and the Full Effect.

Dr. Forgot

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