Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Dustup in Danville
Ok, I watched the argument that was called the Vice Presidential Debate. Most of it anyway. It got late; I'm old, and I just can't take silly arguing as well as I used to. So I went to bed.
I thought the debate would be entertaining. I was wrong. I am not entertained by people calling each other a liar without ever using the word. Well, not anymore. I used to enjoy the clever ways in which humans can insult each other while sounding polite. Heck, I used to do that myself.
But The VP Debate was not that clever. It was poorly done. Depending upon your political ideology; it was a tie, Biden "ate Ryan's lunch", or Ryan "outclassed" Biden.
Who votes for a ticket because of the Vice Presidential candidate anyway?
A couple of things bothered me, though. Biden was asked about the Benghazi Consulate attack and stated that (a) "we" (presumably meaning the White House) weren't told there was a request for more security prior to the attack and (b) that blaming it on the video was because that was what the intelligence community led them to believe. When Romney came out with a statement on the day after the attack, the White House ridiculed him, saying "Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later." In retrospect, it appears that Romney's aim was much better than the White House's. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57511601-503544/obama-romney-shoots-first-aims-later/ And one has to wonder why the White House continued for 8 days to blame the video without getting to the heart of the matter with the intelligence community?