And Now It’s Time to Politicize the Olympics…

The fun thing about being a political junkie is having the special (or not-so special) ability to see the hidden political side of just about everything. Every headline, every news story, every major social gathering, special occasion, box office hit, and tune on the radio – suddenly becomes a discussion, say, on the dangers of the surveillance state, the moral degeneracy of modern culture, whether more or fewer armed citizens would have prevented a senseless massacre, which side of a contentious civil war is on the right side of history, whether or not the worship of this or that historical idol on some commemoration of his accomplishments is actually worth all the hype, and how politicians and bureaucrats might be the source, not the solution, to traffic jams, delays at the airport, international terrorism, economic strife, or the overpopulation of carnivorous canines.

Whenever somebody quips, “There ought to be a law against it!” you can butt in and reply with your own snide remark about how a) there are already a million of them on the books specifically addressing the alleged “evil” the person thinks can be corrected through countercyclical government intervention or b) how any proposed remedy would actually make things worse.

And yes, they’ve even found a way to politicize the Olympics. Continue reading

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Apologies For the … Mysterious, Unexplained Disappearance

A big moment of gratitude to my family for giving me the stomach flu. Yay. I’m a little behind on the blog posts, also in part due to that ideologically skewed, all-hail-the-mighty-State, the-government-has-our-best-interests-at-heart Civics Course I have to finish if I want to, well … prepare myself for a lifetime of debt bondage to get a (probably) worthless degree at some Che Guevera-worshipping university, only to not find any work in the profession I trained for.

Grr. Can you feel the cynicism emanating from my pores? That’s the abdominal cramps and grogginess talking. Deal.

Over the next fews days (weeks?), I’ll try to give my two cents on that crazy thing that happened in Colorado, the supposedly “definitive” study that proves global warming exists (pshh), the political football games being played with Pentagon budget cuts (oh no, not that), drones flying over our backyards, how the Olympics (contrary to popular wisdom) is probably screwing over the economy, Mitt Romney’s unsurprisingly Obama-esque political record, why Bain Capital was right to ship job overseas, and those effin’ al Qaeda-backed Syrian rebels that everybody seems to love so much. And probably some other current events, if my “American Government” textbook doesn’t successfully brainwash and de-program me first.

Tah-tah.