At long last, in a dazzling display of mediocrity that has left most of the American voting public begging for mercy, the two current sides of our reigning political powers (at least those begging for your vote), have finally “declared”! Yep, they’re candidates for an ascension to the throne of President of the USA for the foreseeable future at least!
Indeed, the only folks who are really delighted with this whole sequence of events are the self assigned political “experts” who fill our TV screens on Sunday mornings with their intellectual opinions and personal brand of Bovine Excement about absolutely nothing of any importance!
Actually, with the exception of a few “family friendly” shows, I’ve gotten into the habit of making my Sunday mornings a TV “no fly zone” which isn’t easy for a television addicted person like me! I’ve been forced to go practice my guitar, go for a walk, go wash the car, or do anything constructive as long as it doesn’t include the drivel that Sunday morning TV watching provides! That brings up another question that I believe we should ask ourselves.
If, (as we tell ourselves) we’re all so interested in the truth, why is it that we allow ourselves to own a box made for morons that sits there in the corner or up against the living room wall spewing nonsense any second grader should be able to analyze as nothing more than second rate BS?
Peddling Horse Puckey on TV is nothing new and it’s certainly not limited to politics. For generations, we’ve been watching a host of liars that ranges from TV preachers to cigarette advertisers to used car peddlers and yes, right down there scraping the bottom of the barrel, those “safe” Oil Well Fracking ads and Presidential Wannabe’s!
And we wonder why our kids are screwed up?
If there is such a thing as “truth in advertising” then, how come no has as yet invented something that we could put on (or in) our TV’s that would allow the consumer to know either by sight or smell when that wonderful story being told by the person in front of the camera was the gospel truth, or just the usual heifer dust? I don’t know about you folks but like most others, I have cable, and that cable is costing me somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred bucks (give or take) per month. That’s what I’m paying to have these fools play me for the biggest fool of all! So, wouldn’t it be nice to have a “fact checker” gismo on your TV so that when someone was ready spreading it deep, your TV screen would begin to turn a dark brown, something akin to the color of old cow turds? That might be fitting, or maybe your TV could begin smelling as though you had just stepped into an overripe pigpen? That would be appropriate also!
Will Rogers once said, “If you ever injected truth into politics, you would have no politics!” He was right!
Here’s another one, “Congress is so strange; a man gets up to speak and says nothing, nobody listens, and then everybody disagrees.”
This year the fields on both sides of the Presidential argument are large and growing larger! The Democrats have at least four candidates, and I’ve lost count on the Republican side. One thing is for sure… each one is a master at telling their own brand of truth and it kind of makes you wonder why they all want to go through this ritual dance in the first place. It wouldn’t be those mega bucks donors they’re all sucking up to would it?
There’s money in politics and just as we found out in the case of an old retired Speaker of the House turned lobbyist, it doesn’t take long to build up a financial stash large enough to agree to a payout of three and one half million to try to cover up his sordid past! You can’t do that at $7.50 per hour!
SMELLAVISION!! Now…there’s a concept!! Think I’ll buy me one if I can find it!
Have a great week everybody!
Rod Taylor http://www.allaroundseniors.net