Ya, I know I haven't been keeping up to date here, but politics of late has been too depressing to even write about, the Pack's training camp has been slow, (finally the Raji deal is done) and until lately we haven't had a real Summer in Minnesnowta.
The political thing has been the worst. Great Leader running aroung the country telling lie after lie in hopes that if he tells them enough people will think they're true. No matter how big the whopper, he throws em out there. All he does to people with questions is to do his Elvis grin and make fun of them. He thought the lady worried her insurance wouldn't cover internal organs was a real hoot. I don't think that lady thought it was all that funny. He got a laugh out of it on his comedy tour though.
You've got other politicians calling people racist, nazis and hate mongers. Politicians that are all above us dumb citizens. Specter was one of the worst. Standing there, letting people sound off in front of him, and all he can say is, "there's democracy in action." Not even understanding what that person was saying.
This health reform debockle is just too frustrating. You've got such a complicating system with all kinds of hands in the cookie jar belonging to people and organizations that don't want to give up, or want a larger cookie. What to do? Let San Fran Nan and the Cript Keeper (Reid) throw up a more than 1000 page monstrocity with (as Krauthammer puts it) additional curlicued complexity — employer mandates, individual mandates, insurance company mandates, allocation formulas, political payoffs and myriad other conjured regulations and interventions — with the promise that this massive concoction will lower costs.
Can you see why a guy would just want to not think about it for a while? It's why I was so happy to see a real news story finally. Chinese Politicians and Thai Transvestites. Yup, that's right.
From Breitbart - Chinese officials on a "study visit" to Thailand have triggered outrage after photographs of them at a transvestite show were posted on the Internet.
In one of the photos published in the Beijing News Friday, an official from Luzhou town in the southwestern province of Sichuan is shown dipping into his pocket for money to give to a transvestite performer.
"Going to see transvestites in Thailand is normal, the problem is whose money they used to go!" one angry Internet user said in a posting.
Shit's gonna hit the fan now, as the Communist Party secretary of Luzhou promised to investigate the affair and said civil servants who had broken the law and regulations would be punished. And, I think when they say "punished", they ain't talkin waterboarding. I'll let'cha know if I hear anymore about this.