sometimes write more than one set of words for each blog post.
Eventually, I tend to choose the less controversial text. A few people
have seen some of my first drafts, and they felt that I should not
short-change my journal, (and those who read it), by leaving pointed
observations on the cutting room floor. So, tonight there is first draft
material on this page.
Today’s title, would be
my description of the biscuits that are being served up by the Tea
Party caucus. Half baked, and missing some essential ingredients.
I have been
trying to pinpoint why some people with seemingly functioning neural
circuitry, are convinced that the Tea Party is a reasonable solution to
repair our dysfunctional congress.
I think it might
be that they have a childish view of how government is supposed to
function. To simplify the big picture into a cartoon, many of the
ingredients are left out, along with details that take too long to draw,
(and all those long sentences with pesky big words).
The resulting information
can then be shaped into bite sized, ‘Talking Points’. These are dished
up on Fox News Corp TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines as part of the
24 hour a day deluge of misleading, partial information.
The U. S. Constitution
is mostly ignored in their creed, with the exception of some cherry
picked, partial sentences to support the right to anarchy and
irresponsible behavior. It’s so much easier that way, rather than to
have to actually read and understand the document that is the framework
on which our nation is built.
my own anecdotal survey, and some actual data, nearly every person who
supports the Tea Party, also watches, listens to, and reads, Fox News
So, I figure
some of the Tea Party supporters haven’t lost their senses, it’s just
that their brains have been starved and malnourished down to an
intellectually deficient level where ill conceived, childish nonsense,
sounds patriotic and reasonable.
About Today’s Photo’s
are part of an ambient light, hand held, photo experiment. Some of the
pictures were shot long after sunset, with only the glowing atmosphere
reflecting light onto the mountains and flowers.
I played around
with a few effects on some, while on others the detail that was
captured by the Lumix FZ8 is superb. The Christmas cards on the credenza
are exceptionally sharp, and rich in color. The only light was that
which drifted in from the kitchen. Even though the available light was
feeble, I didn’t need to use the flash or tripod. I like that.
Today’s Beautiful Video;
PRINZENZEIT * KORSIKA from
Enjoying The Big Picture