Politics for DilettantesKawaii -- Wednesday, October 08, 2003 -- 10:08:43 PM
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This is Nigel Farage's Twitter background:
Obviously, he's all about that "which candidate would you want to have a beer with?" quality.
Someone ought to write a "Mormon lifestyle for healthier living" book.
At Romney's age, he should be happy that people compare his movement to any insect's at all other than the wriggling of insect larvae, such as grubs and maggots, which feed on corpses.
I do regret that more Republicans didn't give Romney a chance when he was willing to try out his restrictionist platform in 2008. Romney was a hundred times better the candidate to fulfill conservative aspirations than was John McCain, but it was all Mormon this and Mormon that.
Regardless of numerical age, Romney's movement does not resemble an insect larva's wriggling. Staying healthy is something to be happy about, but that people don't make the comparison is unremarkable.
Consider that when Dick Cheney became VP he was eight years younger than Romney was when Romney boxed Holyfield.
The man on the left was and is 15 years older than the man on the right:
By the way, the Chinese hacking is apropos for such a rant because it occurred to me that the Chinese system and ours could be headed for a convergence. We've had several people in our ruling class--and the media, which is ostensibly supposed to be the loyal opposition--talk admiringly of how much more efficient it would be to solve problems if our system was more like theirs (translated: less democratic).
Likewise, those who should stand up for free speech and other rights of individuals are more willing to see them compromised in the name of maintaining a civil society.
Meanwhile, the Chinese are probably moderating their politics while we are moving toward trade bills that the public aren't allowed to read and most government being conducted by extra-democratic means.
The convergence for both could be bureaucracy that is so big and encompassing that it need employ violence only very rarely.
While I'm not addressing the political views, that sure looks like familial reactions from Dad saying something like, "If I ever hear you saying something like that to a member of the flight crew again, you will be *walking* back from Martha's Vinyard..." after 17 days of too much togetherness. Even presidential families are not immune....
But then, I have 3 teenage daughters so this vignette looks rather familiar. Minus the helicopter, that is.
Really Nick? This is an issue? A snapshot as they get off an airplane?
I'm thinking Michelle is going over what she has to do to get everything coordinated for the start of a new school year, plus she has to pee, plus the bag she is carrying (out of view) is f***ing heavy and she is wishing she hadn't stuffed so much into it at the last minute.
And Obama? He's not berating his daughter. He's teasing her because he's just beaten her badly at Risk, and is teasing her about what it takes to beat an old man like him, "You just got schooled, kid. Wut, wut?", while her sister looks on thinking she's heard this all before and besides, what a stupid game it is.
Dilettante -- a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge
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