A Political Rant
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
If our President had kept his promise for openness on preparing the health care legislation and then posting the proposed legislation for examination and comment for a period of time before the vote a lot of the screaming going on now would be silenced.
But it is business as usual ( no change) in Washington. Important decisions are being made in secret , behind closed doors.
What this does is allow the right the opportunity to create monsters. The monster , unseen, you understand is far worse than the monster seen. In the vacuum of facts the right can create anything they like. One can hardly correct them because the real legislation is hidden.
Does the right exaggerate?
You bet they do.
But secrecy encourages that exaggeration.
The problem is that secrecy is like that.
The secrecy of the Bush administration encouraged the left to do the same kind of exaggeration.
Then both sides can scream at each other for lying and deceiving the American people.
Sometimes I think Democrats and Republicans prefer the game to really producing quality legislation.
That’s what makes this moment so very sad. Our President promised an end to the game.
He promised a change in the way things were done.
Either he lied or he failed because the game goes on.
Since neither of her sons would do it Mrs. Pemberthy hired Hank the town handyman to fill in the hole.
Hank had no trouble at all. It looks like the gremlins are gone.
Mrs. Trumble is almost sorry she became Mayor . Starting yesterday everything seems to be going wrong.
First some squirrel dropped an acorn into something out at the city power plant on the Loon river. That shut down city power for five hours. At the same time a bird flew into a transformer and the backup power from Wisconsin Electric was cut off. So the town was without power for five hours. She quit answering her phone after the first twenty calls asking what was going on. What did she know about power anyway. But bad luck that she understood. And this was unbelievable bad luck.
And it continued when the power came back on something in the street light system shorted and tmain street was left without light.
Nancy got her old wood stove working , put up some oil lamps and went right on making coffee and serving people. Everybody was grumbling about the quality of city services and how city hall wasn’t even answering their calls.
Got to the computer room at 5:15 in the morning. Pennie brought me a soda at 5:30. It's garbage day. I( went to the linksy for the idiom pictures and checked in. I might say there are some weird pictures with my idioms. I worked for much of the time on the Quilly words quivel. Then I visited blogs. I acknowledge that Thom presented this award to me and I did not accept it. Now I need a breathing treatment.