10/16/08

Opinions and Rants #4: Things Are Looking Deee-lightful!

It's been a little while since I've posted, I know. But after following the present state of the market and the presidential campaigns I find myself at a loss for words. It's awfully hard to focus on Halloween candy from the 70's when your presented with the possibility of an economic depression.... and all politicians want to do is stuff their own pockets, cheat on their wives, and bad mouth each other. Yeesh!

If you're looking for a sunny perspective, check back tomorrow. I'm getting pretty tired of things getting worse, and I'm ready for some of our elected officials to hurry up and set things right again.

Of course, the trouble with this mindset is that we can't depend on them to do anything. We have to take up the challenge ourselves, which means staying informed (i.e. stop making backyard wrestling videos) and getting active - even just making an informed vote.

I don't want to sound like an elitist or an intellectual snob, but each day I get a greater and greater impression that we're being dumbed down and losing touch. Sure, it's funny to watch Leno make fun of folks who can't point to Mexico on a map, but it's also pretty sad. If we don't watch out, we're going to end up like the society predicted in the crappy movie Idiocracy.



Look, I know this isn't exactly an intellectual blog. A recent post here dealt entirely with the naked chick on the Ohio Players album cover - not what you would call high-brow reading! Therefore, I'm reticent to point fingers.

All I'm saying is we all just need to keep our minds alert...and then it's OKAY to enjoy a little frivolous R & R. Ain't that right, Barney?

3 comments:

  1. I totally understand how you feel. I've been getting more and more miserable.

    This has been one of the worse years of my life. A new company took over the job I do. I work in cleaning and maintenance. Not what I want to do with the rest of my life, but it was a job. My hours and pay got cut. With the economy being so down in the dumps, there's nothing else to do. I'm sick of all this crap.

    It's not just our economy. It seems like our whole society is in collapse. Our people are dumb as dirt. The education system is a joke. They always think throwing more money at the problems will solve them. That's like putting a band-aid on a leak in a boat.

    I usually try not to talk politics online. I'm so sick of both political parties. They are both full of inept and crooked people. They neither care about us. They care about money, power, etc. They both are a major reason we are in the state we are in. Washington, both political parties, etc., are to blame as much as Wall Street or anybody else. I don't trust any of them. They all talk of change. That's such a slogan for them. It will be more of the same no matter which guy we elect.

    It's enough to make me wanna find an island to move somewhere. The stress of work and all of this really does get to a guy. Sorry for ranting. I definitely see things getting worse before they get better.

    On that note, have a nice weekend. :-)

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  2. Current conditions have thrown Guitar Dad into a funk, too, and I totally agree that we have to fight the stupidity movement with all our might. And with a hefty dose of humor, as you do so well in this post.

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  3. Keith and Guitar Dad-
    Yeah, I'm sure most people are feeling the burn from a floundering economy... that is, except for the CEOs of the world. (Give me what Bill Gates earns in the next twenty minutes and I'd be happy the rest of my life.)They say money doesn't buy happiness. But as I heard a comedian once say, "have you ever tried to frown on a jet ski?.... you can't."

    Anyway, it's no reason to stay glum all day long... but it is reason enough to rant in a post once in a while.

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