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Monday, October 29, 2012

Need to make some pretty stuff for 'round here.


I do need to put up some pretty things since art is more fun than the mundane but I'm a bit busy at the moment. Next time, next time. I found this ad at . This is an excellent site for tracking money in politics. The ad is something else, I gather the world is going to end, though gas prices will be the biggest problem. My question is, would the ad be any different if it said "Four years of the other guy" at the beginning. What would change in the dialogue. It's a reminder that politics plays on emotion and image. People have more coherent discussions, more knowledge, and more interest when talking about a football game. Millions discussed boycotting the NFL until the regular referees came back. We take the time to learn about things that don't matter but not so on the things that do. Then again, many people realized how complicated football is in the first few weeks of the year. They also noticed how small rule changes and minor readings of the rules dramatically changed the game. At the end of the day, it's still just football with a pretty simple concept of moving a ball down a field. Government structure is far more complicated and small changes in rules, those changes buried deep within thousand page documents, can alter the lives of many. How are we to attack the problem? If each of us focused on one or two small ones we may change the direction in our favor, then we will have to trust the needs of the few are fit for the mass. Drat, now my head hurts and I must get on with grading. Best wishes and prayers to those riding the storm out and let's see you on the flip side.
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