Where's the Cake?
I love this sign posted at Occupy D.C. a while back which read: I was told there would be cake. It sums up the totally clueless atmosphere I(barely) exist in. Workers told to jump simply ask: How High? Students who owe hundreds of thousands ask for more credit. People without health insurance wait till they are too sick to cure while listening to Rush Limbaugh.In this sense it is a perfectly representative government: morons representing patsies. All of them wondering where the cake promised by Ms. Antoinette is. Then there is the people (morons) they elected. Bob Lake was our state district senator and I actually had a number of conversations with him through the years- trying to get anti-bullying legislation passed, trying to stop the teaching of "intelligent design", the kind of human rights stuff that he had no time for what-so-ever. He is so stupid and incompetent that he was just elected as a member of the Public Service Commission where he over-sees utilities. This is his opinion on alternative energy: "I believe we have the opportunity to tell people that are either trying to force things (such as wind power) or trying to drive things out (such as coal) ,to say 'I'm sorry, that's not going to work here, because we have the obligation for the cheapest power." If Bob takes his obligation seriously, wouldn't he want to hire some child slaves from Africa to run him around in a rickshaw? Cheaper than the caddilac (though he probably puts the caddy on his expense account). Wouldn't it be cheaper to poison all the endangered species so you didn't have to worry about providing habitat for them? The main thing is he loves the free market and IT decides what's cheapest. The knucklehead they appointed to take his place is a large, rabid, red-faced hunting outfitter (which means he hates wolves and other predator species, a big plus if you want to be a successful politician here) He said this in an interview with the local paper: "I believe in the Constitution! I am passionate for less government, lower taxes, capitalism and free market." Forefather values, blah blah. A moron. But the very fact he had to say he is for capitalism shows I am having a real effect.