Thursday, April 15, 2010


When we were young 20 somethings in the 70's, we saw politicians as "Plastic". Plastic was pop slang for Not Real. We wouldn't trust any of them as far as we could throw them.

Now, Riddle me this - What has happened that has caused America's young to embrace politicians to the point they trust them implicitly. ? They actually want them to take over every business from soup to nuts to HC to gasoline to home heating oil.
That they fail to even consider if there is something wrong with this thinking. ?


  1. Public education and a gross ignorance about history

  2. I agree with the comments above. Social education has doomed the country.

  3. Thank You for posting this! I really like your blog!!

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  4. I have to agree with you all.

    I have to also cite the breakdown of the family - thanks to women's lib and programs like WIC

  5. i agree too. it's been a gradual conditioning over the years. and women's lib movement ruined everything. but so have higher taxes. if it wasn't for that, i could have been a stay at home mom.

  6. Labcat. I hadn't looked at it that way, but yeah, with women in the workforce, the government had a whole new bunch of people to harvest for taxes.

    I think we're closing in on what's Goin on.

  7. Public education, which is essentially indoctrination.

    Also, a drastic change in the information provided by the mass media - what we call the "mainstream media," combined with the 24-hour news cycle, has created a celebrity-like atmosphere about the District of Criminals.

    I am not old enough to clearly remember the 70's, but I know even Jennings, Brokaw, and Rather in the 80's and early 90's didn't present the District with such high regard as what we see from the alphabet networks today.

    Clinton was the beginning of that change to a large degree. This might have all come around sooner had JFK or RFK lived, because they were celebrity-type material.

    While they didn't treat GWB with the same reverence, they had their favorites - Hillary, Kerry, Teddy, San-Fran-Nan, AlGore, and some others. They even wanted to love GWB, if it weren't for the fact that he had that darned 'R' after his name...

    Add in CNN, MSNBC, and to some degree Fox in this modern era. Between the cables and the internets, it's celebrity politician overload.

  8. Soloman, You're absolutely right sir. Now that you mention it, it is exactly why I hate it when I'm at lunch with CNBC on the big screen and they cut away to those (mostly assholes) in congress doing some dog and pony show.

    Oh look at me I'm asking tough and intelligent questions of the Fed Chief (That someone else wrote for me) Or look at me, I'm really grilling these greedy old Oil Execs. Makes me want to puke. It's like a soap opera, because it is all scripted, everyone is a player, but few have faces that belong on TV.

    And C-Span. Hooly, I'd rather sit in the back yard eating bugs.