Wednesday, January 23, 2013

didn't see that coming

File under "Didn't see that coming":  Details of Execution Sales in front of Sheriff's office.  Location - trailer.  Item to be sold - 74-inch flat-screen TV.

I love watching overcompensation in action.  It's similar to the protestations of a teenager ... always overstated, always consumed with emotion and void of intellect, and always full of lies.  When done by an adult, the only difference is the enhanced vocabulary.  Sad, I guess, that some people are so defined by fear that they can't enjoy life except inside a confined space.  Sad?  More like pathetic.  Oh well.  I do recall every detail.

I am soooo glad to be out of politics.  It's like a really bad soap opera with wannabe actors that have to beg for new contracts every 2, 4, or 6 years.  And then they get this attitude as if what they do is important, as if we actually care what they say.

I laughed as I was following the Patriots-Ravens game Sunday night.  I watched the 49ers on TV, then retreated to my private space when the 2d game came on.  I read and kinda sorta followed it on a live blog.  This guy writes something like ... "I think Brady's accuracy has improved since the operation.  I think the vagina really helps with his stance."  Too funny.

Here's the dangerous part of the NYC soda-size discussion: "The reason for the rule is that there is an obesity epidemic," and scientific evidence show sugary drinks are playing a big role, he said. "A product that contains empty calories and no nutritional value is being over-consumed."

That last sentence - A product that contains empty calories and no nutritional value is being over-consumed. Really?  Now we have a test.  First, define every item meant for human consumption that has "empty calories."  Next, cross-reference with "no nutritional value."  I presume that "empty" and "no" are terms of art that need to be defined.  Finally, define what constitutes "over consumption."  This latter bit is odd - if something has empty calories with no nutritional value, then one would assume that any consumption is unwise.  Anyway ... once some politician defines "no," "empty," and "over," then we can regulate anything that fits.  The preamble is worthless - "there is an obesity epidemic."  If that were really the issue, then only the "obese" would be required to cut consumption.  And give us yet a fourth term to define.

This is the very heart of the issue with politics.  They think they know better than us.  The truth of the matter is that politicians know little about our lives or how to live a decent, God-fearing life.  They should focus on budgets, funding the arts, and ensuring police and fire protection are in place - and then simply go away.  They are a necessary evil in a representative democracy.  Nothing more.

I gotta get back to work.  bfn.

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