Friday, November 9, 2012

Something to Know - 10 November

Matt Bors
1.  California, often looked upon by others as LaLa Land, and the destruction of Liberalism gone wild, is actually able to make progressive moves to work itself out of a mess.   Now with a super majority in the legislature, voters recognize that we have to raise revenue to overcome and sustain a viable future.  Sure, it means more taxes, but on a timetable during which education and the schools are able to get back in the direction the state once had.  Only time will tell how much better this is than those states who are hell-bent on cutting spending while at the same time gutting education and programs that invest in the future.  With the austerity and Zen-like focus of Jerry Brown overseeing this new path, California will again lead the nation in pointing to the way of the future:

2.  I'll allow David Brooks to come back again.  You may remember that he was taking huge gulps of the Romney Kool Aid, and left his normally relevant senses.  In this piece, he makes for a very good argument in embracing the reformation of our immigration policy.   He recognizes that nothing stirs the American Dream and our democratice republic than the starry-eyed expectations of new citizens who come to our shores to make their lives.  Their lives then give energy to the sustaining spirit of our society.  It is sad to say, but our old entrenched generations seem to take things for granted and want to take more from than what they put back in.   New blood energizes the USA.  If you have no stomach for this concept, please stand aside and get out of the way, for the future of our country belongs to someone else:

3.   Here is an very interesting assertion by a GOP  big wig.  He maintains that Romney was squeezed into a pretzel by the conservative entertainment wing of the media.....being actually deceived and fleeced that they had the direction for Romney to follow.  And boy did Mittless follow their plan.  So, who is it that killed Romney's chances and doomed the GOP .....David Frum is really pointing to -------->>  Hannity, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Beck, and the rest of the Fox News team...I guess.  Very interesting:

4.  This piece points out an interesting pattern of behavior by those who use Fox News for their education.  They swallow it all in as it is fed (see the above #3).  However, when it is time to relate to the real world, and adjust to actual facts, they are unable to do so and shut down their minds.   It is no wonder that the day after the election, all anti-Obama social network contacts shut every one off and withdrew from socializing with those who are not like them.  Dysfunctional social beings to not make for any future progress:

5.  George Will coughs up a little humble pie by explaining to his brethren that there is a whole new world outside of the GOP bubble that they should be aware of, and need to court (but not adapt?).  Needless to say, he returns to his stick-in-the-mud insistence that Citizens United was a good decision and the billions spent really was good advocacy for voter interest.  George is old school, and probably the most erudite of the past, but I fail to see his insistence that billions gathered by mostly wealthy greed heads interested in making the government suit their own needs is a good American deal.  Anyway, George Will is always good for a visit now and then.  Who knows when we may hear from him again:

6.  Sandy Banks is a single mother and writes a column for the LA Times.  In her own words she describes how she sees the Republican Party, and where it misses the point, and where the point should be.  This is not one of those columns that opine on how the GOP should change itself.  Basically she thinks they are blinded by their own lack of understanding of the world today.  Let the GeeOpee figure it out for themselves.  They preach self-reliance and pulling up by your own bootstraps.  Let them now practice what they preach.   It will work out for them if they don't wind up shooting each other with their NRA supported products:


"We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones." 
       -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." 
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up." 
       -- Lily Tomlin
"Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy." 
       -- Edgar Bergen

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