Potpourri

I haven’t posted in a while, mainly because I haven’t felt too inspired to write anything so here are a few random items: things that would be classified as “Potpourri” on Jeopardy.

  1. I finally heard back from The Consumerist “moderator” who referred to my remarks as “nasty and mocking”. I thought I was restrained with what I could have said and often do say to people in real life. This only confirms that they are as smug as they look in the “The Consumerist Team” section (except “Roz” who is the “moderator” and apparently broke the camera when they got to her (him?))

  2. It’s a slow day at work today so I’m reading my Time magazine (I don’t know that there will ever be a suitable electronic replacement for reading things on paper) and came across a profile of Andrew Breitbart. I just can’t imagine being this worked up all the time about anything. I pay attention and I find plenty of things I don’t like but I find ti hard to be “outraged” like the bumper stickers say that I should be. Mostly I’m bewildered but more on that later. I know that cooperation doesn’t sell and make you rich of famous but the polarizing of American needs to stop.

  3. I’m really happy that the Health Care reform and accompanying “Fix-It” bill passed. I didn’t think it would and while there are a lot of points in the bill that are good and some that are perplexing I think that Obama opened himself up to a lot of criticism by not framing the argument as a humanitarian need. I think framing this in terms of what we are allowing to happen to fellow citizens would have headed off “death panel” claims (or at least make them sound absurd the moment they were spoken). And while I’m on it, please just stop the “I didn’t get to vote on it” complaints because that’s not how our government runs. I think there are a lot of people that need to go back to High School and re-learn the government civics lessons again.

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