Our local paper has a “Faith and Values” section. It comes out mainly on Saturdays and contains church news and foreclosure notices. The irony of the juxtaposition likely escapes the publishers.
I’ve long said that Barack Obama liked him a kerfuffle. The Reverend Wright and even the birth certificate kerfuffles kept the press entertained while he went about administering. Clinton, of course, invited a kerfuffle over his sexual proclivities and, while we were entertained or disgusted by bimbo eruptions, cut the reins by which the world of finance had been controlled and sold the real economy down the river.
Now the kerfuffle has pretty much replaced administration entirely. The Dude in the White House knows nothing about managing anything, but he’s really good at stirring up trouble. A full-time kerfuffler is what he is. What makes it a kerfuffle, instead of a national disaster is that today’s orders are tomorrow’s rescinds. The Dude, apparently, just likes signing his name. I’m waiting for the day they stick a letter of resignation into the pile and he rescinds the electors’ mistake.
Lots of people are fueled by resentment. I suspect it’s the natural response to having been abused. People are resentful and, because they can’t take revenge without further injuring themselves, they take it out on someone else. So, they voted for Obama and then they voted for the dude from New Jersey.
Especially since the news today is all about “golden showers.”
Tinkle, tinkle little orange tzar.
Putin put you where you are.
~ Molly Counts
The Republican party has attracted a membership made up mainly of outlaws. Whether the myth of the American West being settled as the result of a contest between outlaws and Indians has influenced our perceptions, I don’t know. What is fairly certain is that the outlaws have slipped into governmental positions and their only saving grace is that they are incompetent. Incompetent outlaws are definitely preferable to competent ones. Fortunately, the competent ones are unlikely to volunteer as agents of government. So, while a four-time bankrupt in the White House is distressing, having him there may well be the next best thing to sending him to the “big house.”
To the editor:
Over the last few years that I’ve been a faithful subscriber to and reader of the former Brunswick News, I have seen some really strange or misleading headlines.
One on your front page this morning, December 27th, is worthy of a special prize for outrageous blather: “Negotiating nature/Development and fragile ecosystems learn to coexist”.
While developers may learn something, “development” is an abstraction incapable of learning anything. And although “fragile ecosystems” may eventually evolve to recover from damage caused by developers or “development”, those ecosystems are incapable of “learning”.
In any case, the entire article by Wes Wolfe amounts to nothing more than a “get out of jail free card” for incompetent regulators, greedy developers, and selfish property owners who hide wrongs behind spurious claims of “rights”.
Keep up the good work and best regards for the dead week between the parturition and circumcision the One in Whose name the Glynn County Commission and its two Planning Commissions pray before they prey.