Monday, August 22, 2011

Today's Blah-Blah-Blah: The World's Worst Job

"There's a near-total disconnect between our real, large, urgent problems and the who’s-up-who’s-down cage match that is the daily bread of our pundit class." Jesse Kornbluth, Head Butler

That is the opening of a New York Times piece in which various scholarly correspondents tell what they would do if they had the utter, unrelenting and grinding misfortune to be President Of The United States (a.k.a. POTUS).

Anything my substantially less scholarly voice could add to this discussion besides harsh, Draconian limits on the amounts of campaign contributions? Yeah - any POTUS would do the country a world of good by not only serving just a single term, but telling NO ONE, not even their spouses or mistresses, until convention time; that's right, NOBODY, not even a breath of it to a single member of the corrupt political parties or ratings-driven mass media.

Anything else? Overturning the Supreme Court's hideous Citizens United decision and then banning political advertising would be a start; the exorbitant cost of television attack ads (brought to you by lobbyist and Billionaire Boys Club slime), is only surpassed by their ability to create a citizenry even more docile, unquestioning, uninformed and - if such a thing can be imagined - downright stupid than they already are.

And, of course, I am compelled to close this edition of Blah-Blah-Blah with a shiny two cents from the world of classic cartoons. . .

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