Sunday, October 20, 2013

20 October 2013 Doomed to repeat history and idiocy

"It's easier to fool people," Mark Twain apparently never said, "than to convince them that they have been fooled." You can find those words all over the Internet attributed to Twain, but I can locate no credible source.
Too bad, because it's absolutely correct.
Twain probably did say something similar, because it sounds like an opinion the acerbic author of "Huckleberry Finn" would have endorsed.”

Cassi Creek:  Today’s political commentary television is an overload of Ted Cruz and the teavangelists.  Lyons, An Arkansas based political columnist Digs into the legacy of Samuel Clemons to demonstrate the cyclic nature of stupidity in American culture and politics. 
            The column is well worth the time spent to find it and read it.  Looking at his examples, it is easy to follow his connections between the older racist, anti-intellectual beliefs of the 19th century, the same policies and customs of the 20th century, and to see them dovetail into the teavangelist groups that we currently have to deal with, 

            It’s bright and sunny here today.  The overnight low was 39°F.  The anemometer on the weather station is not functioning so it is impossible to record any wind velocity other than Zero.  I need to cut to length, split, and stack about another ton of oak and red oak.  I’m hoping to get it completed this week.  I’ve already split and stacked about 2 tons of wood last Wednesday.  I’m still feeling the after effects of that chore. 
            ‘Nuff said for today.

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