Monday, September 26, 2005

Politics, 200 proof

Everything is political. Yes, shocking I know. It shouldn't be a surprise that everything, everything for the foreseeable future will be solely decided on who is in charge. Politics is, in simple terms, who gets what when. But its getting to be a "heads I win tails you lose I, winner takes all" game.

Example, 9/11. If anything needed a fair review and non-political investigation it was 9/11. Of course W didn't want that so the feet dragging turned into dragged kicking and screaming when the 9/11 Widows forced an independent commission.

Nominees for the Supreme Court? The complaint is John Roberts said nothing and the only things memorable about the hearings were his baseball analogies and his two favorite movies are Dr. Zhivago and North by Northwest. If a Republican president has a Republican Senate and has the votes then any nominee won't have to answer any questions. If the Democrats were in control when Roberts came before the Judiciary Committee we would have learned more than movie picks and "I'm just a umpire" nonsense.

Hurricane Katrina embarrassed the U.S. but still no honest investigation will happen. The Congressional committee set up by Republicans to investigate the competence of a Republican administration will say "mistakes were made" and pile on Brownie. What is the point of even bothering? Why spend the money? If the Democrats were in charge of the House of representatives it would be the opposite. Pure politics.

Look at every major or minor news story. Look at it through the lens of pure politics. Then ask yourself if your vote matters. Would things be different if the other party were in charge?

Unfortunately the integrity of election results is also a matter of pure politics and we may never know what things would be like if the other party were in charge.

Happy Monday.

P.S. Here's my political test results:

You are a

Social Liberal
(66% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(38% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Your score was almost identical to mine - you probably cheated on the test. You're slightly more economically permissive though. Let them die and decrease the surplus population is more my thing.

Bah - humbug.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Beet Red said...

Stop crying over spilled borscht. A Russian Tsar once commissioned the building of a 20 mile road. After reviewing the bids from contractors, the Tsar opted for a bid which was substantially less than all the others. Some years later the road was measured to be only 19 miles long. Of course there were no investigations and to this day the road is still named the 20 mile road. It's good to be the king or the Tsar or the party in power and yes even in our democracy such is the reality of life. Stop crying over spilled borscht or spilled milk. Its all as American as apple pie. You are from Chicago. Why not write about Chicago politics or Illinois shennanigans. Oh yea they are democrats.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Dem Ranter said...

My score is almost the same as yours (66 and 36). Does that mean I am a social and economic liberal or I am I just cranky?

12:33 PM  
Anonymous BBBetz said...

You are all Worthless and Weak. Now drop and give me twenty.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

beet red...

Chicago is a viper's nest of corruption. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, investigating Plame-gate (or traitor-gate) is indicting everyone Dems and Repubs and I support it. I also voted for Peter Fitzgerald over Carol Mosely-Braun last time. If I wrote about Chicago corruption not only would it be a full-time job but the Chicago Sun-Times does a good job. Also John Kass in the Tribune. Satisfied? No? Then F off.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Dem Ranter:

Both. Welcome aboard.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...


Bah- Humbug, that's my saying. You stole that from me.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous BBBetz said...

You are a

Social Liberal
(60% permissive)

and an...

Economic Moderate
(43% permissive)

You are best described as a:


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

9:44 AM  

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