The New York Times has an article in its pages today (Food Choices on the Campaign Trail, NYT Dec 6, 2007)) that describes what food candidates eat while on the campaign trail. Really? How fortunate for the American people that we are informed of the epicurean delights to be found on the battleground for the White House. Do you feel privileged? I don’t. How asinine is this? America is faced with almost every conceivable problem imaginable, and we get the candidates food intake report. This is from the paper that proclaims “All the news that’s fit to print”. The new mantra for this rag should be “All the news that fits, we print”.
Frankly I could care less what Obama shoves down his pie-hole. Apparently he has ingested things other than food that he doesn’t mind talking about. Mentioning his alcohol and drug abuse to impressionable high school students wasn’t too bright. The worst part of this “error in judgment” was that he volunteered the information. I really don’t believe that the admission was in anyone’s best interests. Yet, he continues to gain in the polls! I took drugs in high school too, can I be President?
We constantly hear about efforts to “dumb down America”. Talking about this now is useless. It’s already happened. We should be talking about “remedial thinking” classes for adults. Somewhere along the way we have lost our ability for critical thinking. I don’t know what to blame this on, but the box in the corner of my living room is becoming highly suspect. There is not a day that I don’t think about taking it into my back yard and filling it full of 9mm rounds. The way I look at it, it’s the box or me. If I have to listen to one more message from Mit Romney telling me that we must eliminate the “death tax” and corporate taxes so that we can “grow our economy” I’m going to put my foot through it.
Between the newspapers and the television networks, it is no small wonder that we have a nation filled with hypochondriacs. In the last few years I’ve learned about every disease that fat, sugar-starved, grease eating, impotent people can get. When the world takes a look at our media and realizes how many sick, impotent people we have in this country, it is no great wonder that they think nothing of spitting in our faces. While Americans choke to death on chemically altered and genetically refigured fat, families from many nations around the world stumble upon the words needed to tell their children why they won’t eat today. While we cope with “restless-leg syndrome” mothers in Iraq cope with children that are born without arms and legs, or babies that look fine except that behind those beautiful brown eyes the baby’s brain is missing. Just another minor side-effect from using munitions made from deleted uranium. This isn’t just an Iraqi problem however; soldiers get to bring these genetic “malfunctions” home to their families. It’s just another “gift” from the United States to the Freedom Fighters that fight for a “liberated Iraq”. Oh, before I forget, “Thank You for your service”.
Meanwhile The National Intelligence Estimate report that Iran has stopped its nuclear weapons program hasn’t sunk in at the White House. The child that was left behind at the Oval Office scratches his head and wonders what it all means. Apparently, he had decided that it means nothing, and he expressed that very sentiment when asked yesterday. Somehow or another Iran is going to pay for whatever it has done, whatever and wherever it did it. You can bet that when Bush and Cheney finally figure out what sin it was that they actually committed, our military power will come to bear on that nation with a vengeance. If only the planet would understand that only the United States has the moral capacity to build and use nuclear weapons in a “responsible” way such as when we destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The majority of Americans believe this, and when Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden refuse to “take them off the table”, it would be in the world’s best interests to believe them.
So in the meantime, until the candidates come to some kind of consensus as to what it is that America should be doing to most effectively throw its weight around in the world (and most Americans have plenty of that), we will continue to get reports from the New York Times as to what they are munching on during the primaries, maybe its just food for thought.
That’s the way I see it.