Monday, September 6, 2010

With brush in hand…

Now that I'm safely ensconced within the seventh decade of my life I guess I can look around and see if anything has changed. Nope. It's all the same. The idiots still outnumber the intellectuals about 4 to 1. How else do you explain Glenn Beck, Jan Brewer, Sharon Angle, Sarah Quittypants, John Boehner, Mitt Romney, John McGrumpy, Rushbo, et al? Yes, I left a lot of names out of that list but you know who they are.

Here's the question; do I need to get all exercised about these dimwits? At the end of the day, they are still idiots and I'm simply furious…if I allow them to do that to me. I need to learn to walk away more often.

Let me talk about the President; our President. Yes, I'm constantly miffed at him. But that's only because of my personality Type; INFP. You see, this Type believes that what you say or infer is very important, otherwise, you wouldn't have said it. An Introvert thinks long and hard before uttering a word because it's understood that words are a reflection of their very soul! But…an Extrovert talks simply to fill the silence. Most politicians are Extroverts. Duh!

I got off track there. Back to the President. Despite my perpetual state of 'miff', I can't think of a better President since F.D.R. As a nation we would be toast if we didn't have President Obama. I wish I could be as positive about the Democratic Congress and Senate. Not one has risen to the occasion. But…on the other hand, with an electorate that demands noise, smoke and mirrors from its representatives, what else can we expect. We elect them because they are low class and so we shouldn't be surprised at how they behave.

Oh, oh. I'm getting exercised. Time to do some painting.


  1. Since I too am safely ensconced in my seventh decade I gladly echo everything you're written here, Steve! Sometimes I wonder, is it just me??? So, it was great to read that, no, it isn't just me! Thanks so much for this post!!


  2. Thank you, Sylvia. Shortly after I wrote that I decided to follow this link
    and found a most wondrous voice. She's a 'Must Read'!

  3. I agree with your assessment of
    Obama. He's terrific! Evey morning, I am thankful when I see that John McCain is NOT in the
    White House and Sarah
    Palin is NOT representing us in diplomatic meetings held around the world.
    I don't care if he's a one-term president. He's showing everyone how it's done. Take note.

  4. We really need him to be a 2 term President. It will take at least that long for the Republican Party to realize that the way to success is to field a candidate that is NOT an ideologue. A coherent candidate. An intelligent candidate. I could go on...

  5. I think it's just an illusion that the idiots outnumber the intellectuals. I say this because the M.O. of many conservative pundits is to say outrageous things that will make headlines. Although Rachel Maddow is one of the best pundits in the business, she isn't going to get the press of a Glenn Beck. Delivering intelligent, rational commentary isn't going to get the same coverage as uttering crazy, outrageous rants. Even though the Becks, Palins, and Limbaughs of the world get a lot of attention, sell a lot of books, etc., I think most people realize they don't know what the hell they're talking about. Hopefully I am right about my illusion theory. If not, we're in a lot of trouble.

    I agree with you about President Obama. Although I get disappointed in some of his choices, I still support him. Regardless of what the nutty wing on the conservative side have to say, I think Obama will go down is one of the great presidents.

  6. Malcolm, the ratio of idiots to intellectuals changes all of the time depending on my take on the news of the day. On a good day it's 1:1.

    Our criticism of the President is normal and civilized. The President would expect no less of the citizens. It's the over the top hatred that scares me. And yes, I agree...he is already one of the finest!