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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(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, January 12, 2013

The election is over.... next!

I want you to be politically aware this year. What?", you say, "The presidential campaign is over... I can forget about politics now and go back to worrying about how my team is doing in the playoffs. Leave me alone!"

Yes, ordinarily, I would. But politics has changed in the last 12 years or so. For one thing, it seems the campaigns never end. The media hounds all want to know who will be running for president in 2016. And the major political parties are gearing up to go after whoever they might be. At one time, you didn't have to think about politics much except the last year of a president's term. Unless you are a political pundit or operative, that is.

Somewhere along the way, someone figured out the best time to destroy your rivals and weaken their chances against you is years before the election. So the rumors will start about any and all potential presidential candidates this year. So, pay attention to what the political parties are saying and you will be better prepared for the mid-term elections and the next presidential election. Not to mention the other issues that seem to pop up in the off years. Gun control, tax policies, privacy issues... a lot of legislation is decided on in non-election years, politicians play that stuff down and provide pat, well vetted, answers in the months just before an election.

I could be wrong but I don't think so.
Besides, my team didn't get into the playoffs and why should I be among the few to be miserable? We crave company.



Torggil said...

any word on Oprah's bid?

Douglas said...

Torg, you have a wicked evil wit. I like that. I think she's got her hands full with keeping her network alive until some Oil Sheik decides to buy it.