Friday, May 04, 2012
The Moment Of Total Consciousness Impends
I have the flu, and no one should have to read a monthly employment report this bad feeling this sick.
Since you are not feeling well, I won't share the 39.6 Million Missing Jobs report with you.
Is all well? Would really like your take on what's going on with JPM, China, India inflation, California budget deficit... I feel like a lot has happened in the world and yet my oracle has been silent. That makes us at the foot of the mountain insecure.
Hope that the new baby is thriving.
Why does it seem like conservatives have a lock on Twitter these days? Of all the social media that can be used for political purposes, Twitter is the one that conservatives seem to own.
I was thinking about that, too. It must have something to do with the enforced brevity, but what? A few ideas:
a) The current administration has pushed Progressive policy-making to its ridiculous extreme. Therefore, a brief appeal to common sense is all that is required to highlight the ridiculousness.
b) Conservatives, going back to W. F. Buckley, have spoken in paragraphs while the left shrewdly speaks in bumper stickers. But enforced brevity is just the thing to unleash your inner Mark Twain!
c) A variant of b), the left has been relying on bumper sticker slogans so heavily for so long that they've got nothing new to say on Twitter. It's just "first against the wall", "Coexist", and pink triangles all day long. All of a sudden there's a surprising new batch of poorly-supported assertions of random facts from the right, and they're just not prepared for that!
I hope you're well and if I believed in a god I'd pray for you.
I remember getting the flu when I was a kid. My mom made a white cake with white frosting (just before the flu symptoms appeared). She also played Perry Como. That was a wicked combination.
One song got completely stuck in my head and to this day the thought of that particular cake makes me cringe. I certainly would not have wanted to blog!!