Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thinking

I've had quite of a bit of time to ponder since we have been in a deep freeze and the spirit has not moved me in the direction of productivity. Remind me of this the next time I k'vetch about not having time to get my life in order.

There has been so much to think about.

~United Health Care, that stellar Minnesota company, has reported a surge in profits because so many Americans cannot afford to go to the doctor. This is a good thing, I guess. A good thing for the insurer.

~On the same page of the newspaper, Minnesota has a lower than the national average unemployment rate in the last quarter, even though we lost jobs. I don't know about you, but that seems like tricky math to me. I guess if enough people fall off the unemployment roles you can claim victory.

~Barack Obama wants to open more markets to American business, so we can sell these markets more American goods. Made in China.

~It seems unnecessary regulation is at fault for the lack of employment opportunities for the American population. It is a good thing that our astute President and his Republican friends are on that now. Who needs those pesky safeguards anyway.

~Social Security does not rely on the general fund, so it cannot add to a deficit. That is why cuts need to be made to it. To reduce the deficit.

~President Obama is open to revising the corporate tax rate. Because those multinationals need more money given back to them. We need to reduce the deficit, so, well, you know.

~Comcast had nothing to do with Keith Olberman getting the unceremonious boot. Nope.

~Barack Obama is doing what the people want. Showing his centrist tendencies. You know, Wall Street before Main Street. I thought that was what he was doing all along whilst he was busy being a Socialist Nazi Communist president with Wall Street bankers sprinkled liberally (no pun intended) throughout his Cabinet. I must have been living on Sesame Street.

~And of course, one can never overlook the fact that guns do not kill people. People kill people. With guns. They kill people with hammers as well, but that is pretty much a single killing at a time. They may as well be efficient if they are going to do it. 'Cause we have a right. If everyone packs heat, then we will be safe.


  1. "tricky math" The post office calls that "massaging the numbers"

    I'm hoping/dreaming that there will be a positive shift while I am out here in the middle of nowhere. A week and a day longer...

  2. I wish you'd been with me last night to hear Wallace Shawn. I thought of you, actually --

  3. gsc, I think it's really called lying. But that is just my blunt self.

    Elizabeth, I wish I had been with you as well. I think we could talk.

    I realize people don't like this from me. I am sorry, but it is, as they say, what it is. And it is one big stinkin' mess.


I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.