SOME THINGS NEVER SEEM TO CHANGE?
I have decided to stay away from politics for a while or at least until the Republicans decide to stop destroying each other and nominate someone who might beat Hillary. I am making an assumption that even if the FBI charges her with “Treason” Obama will pardon her before any trial so she can continue his path to destroy our Republic form of government. I doubt that ten percent of Americans alive today even know why this country was created as a Republic instead of a Democracy alone.
America would have perished a long time ago if elitist or radical elements like the Muslim takeover of the world had happened a couple of hundred years ago. Being a student of American history all of my 85 years, what is happening today with the Liberal-Progressive movement, scares the daylights out of this old man.
I am spending a lot of time watching and reading snippets of very selective TV Commentators and other national news sources. I have never seen as much hatred, self destruction, character assassination, twisted lies and bias in my lifetime. I try very hard to keep anything questionable away from my writing but when you read and watch so much that is unethical, false, twisted and outright propaganda shoved down the voters throat it makes you sick.
I do make some comments, re-post some articles and even write some short comments, analysis and opinions on Face book if you use this free service. Having a large family that even includes some Liberal-Progressives, Face book makes it easier to communicate. I do have a caustic streak that sneaks out occasionally. This automatically happens when people like Obama, Reid, the White House Puppets, Alan Colmes, everyone on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and their extensions says anything. Our news is so managed and controlled by the White House I have a hard time even believing the Weather channel as the forecast never seem to even be 50% accurate. I do publish the blog on Face book most of the time to hopefully arouse more people to comment. I always try to learn something every day and having little or no feedback to help me improve is depressing.
Now that I have possibly annoyed everyone, let me share some humor that that should even make a Demoncrat smile. My old friend Jim Heck shared the following and it motivated me to write this article.
This old comedy exchange seems appropriate.
I hope some remember Abbot and Costello.
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America .
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 5.6%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.
COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%.
ABBOTT: 5.6% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 5.6% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 23% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 5.6%.
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 5.6% or 23%?
ABBOTT: 5.6% are unemployed. 23% are out of work.
COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, Congress said you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.
COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.
COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how it gets to 5.6%. Otherwise it would be 23%.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an Economist.
COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like a Politician.
This is one of the best illustrations of how our entire government operates today that I can find to share. C Brewer