"Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it."
Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it's a game, all right - I'll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren't any hot-shots, then what's a game about it? Nothing. No game.
From Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010
I think that all of South Carolina needs to have one giant AA meeting, with all of us acknowledging that we are from the state and that we are all responsible for this embarrassment of leadership. No matter who we voted for. Stray animals, hiking the appalachian trail, and 'YOU LIE!" - and who can forget the horse incident(s)? We need a 12-step program to rid this state of an addiction to idiocy.
The bottomline is that individuals in South Carolina in leadership positions don't really care if kids in this state receive an indecent education. They don't care if families are struggling to have enough food for their children. And they don't care about the unemployment statistics (we've even got California beat, but just by a bit), because...they just don't care.
It's all a game to them...
As John Stewart says, 'Thank you South Carolina'.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Thank You, South Carolina - Andre Bauer|
(Might I add that being unemployed myself generates a very different view of the world? What is the opposite of rose-colored glasses... perhaps a magnifying lens?)
I'm including the video below just as a reminder to myself that all of us (aka me) who don't regularly speak up will be left with men like Andre Bauer in leadership positions. Why isn't being this stupid illegal?
Okay, just needed to acknowledge the insanity.
Update, 11:33 pm: Do not ask me why (yes, insanity I'm sure) but as I was reviewing proposals tonight I had the SC GOP debate on. Yes - ANDRE BAUER. Who basically said something like 'he bets most of the people in the audience agreed with what he said' when questioned about the 'don't feed the strays' thing. Then Henry McMaster said something like 'I'll never apologize for South Carolina, we are a great state'. Are these guys all INSANE? Do they see the same stats that the rest of us see? Are they paying attention to the public joke the state has become in the press? One of the guys (can't remember who) said one thing he liked about Gov. Sanford was his 'transparency' - yeah, except for when he dropped out of sight for awhile, during a mad dash to Argentina.
Just need to vent. Really tired of reviewing these proposals. Not looking forward to a cold, rainy first part of the weekend. Can I run away from home? (Wait, I could take my home...and run away! Now how convenient is that?).