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Home - by - December 27, 2012 - 21:15 America/New_York - 19 Comments

This proves that a roomful of monkey’s banging away at typewriters would theoretically reproduce Hamlet, by accident, if given enough time.

Here’s what the  phallushead said -

Via Politico:

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“We’re at a point where politicians don’t really get any benefit from engaging with long-term issues. Instead, it’s all about the next election cycle. Those guys in the House don’t do anything now but run for office. So unless they can find some little thing that zips them up a couple of points in the polls, they’re not interested.”

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Remarkably, we agree on this point, but for different reasons and with entirely different long-term visions in mind.

What’s the answer? Term limits? I don’t think so. That would only ensure that we go head to head every cycle, spending bundles of cash, with a terrible ideology that shouldn’t be a part of our landscape in the first place.

No, like the penishead said, we need to think long-term. Our culture doesn’t get shaped from the government down. Our government is a representation of our education from the bottom up.

It sounds trite, but it is imperative to retake the schools, organizations, pop culture and journalism. Every kid you can mentor, do it. Even if it’s just a one-time small conversation.

Full disclosure -

I played Santa Claus on Christmas eve as a favor to a neighbor. They had a house full of kids. A few of the mothers tapped me on the shoulder and said that their kid wanted to say something to me.

The kids would mumble a question or a thank you, and then stare straight into my eyes, waiting, wanting some words that very well could have an impact on them for a long time. After all, I was Santa Claus. This carried a great responsibility. I wasn’t thinking of that responsibility at the time, and I merely said, “be a good kid, that way there will always be at least 2 good people in the world. You and Santa.”

I’m not sure I even understood what the hell I meant, but that doesn’t diminish the power of communicating with kids. Do it every chance you can. Try and think of creative ways that will instill at an early age the wisdom of self-reliance, and the folly of collectivism. Maybe the readers could give some suggestions. I’m out of ideas. You saw what I said to those poor kids!

» 19 Comments

  1. Menderman

    December 27th, 2012

    I fully agree with you on the term limits point. If a congressman was limited to just 4 or 8 years, he wouldn’t give a crap his/her last term and just vote for things that benefitted his personal future…voters be damned!

    and pretty good words there Santa.

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  2. old_oaks

    December 27th, 2012

    Myattttt Dayyyyymon, is just trying to come back a little center to cover his fiscal cliff hit.

    As for the kids, I find it best to remind them how small they are at every chance.

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  3. jclady

    December 27th, 2012

    @Fur –

    Santa will always prompt a child to be the best they can be for their community/school/home…whatever they can comprehend.

    A child’s mind is so different from an adult’s mind and the secret is connecting with the child.

    You done good!

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  4. Jethro

    December 27th, 2012

    “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching”.
    – C.S. Lewis

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  5. Mahtomedi

    December 27th, 2012

    The candidates are less of a problem than the voters. We now have voters with spider-web tattoos on their neck, piercings in their face and tongue, who wouldn’t know if Connecticut was a country in Europe or a U.S. state.

    We are fucked as long as these people can vote. The Left understands this and has exploited it. The beginning of this was the passage of the 19th Amendment (women’s suffrage).

    Democracy may possibly be the Antichrist. Only the Devil would think it rational for these idiots to vote.

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  6. grayscape

    December 27th, 2012

    “Be a good kid” is better than nothing. At least he might think it’s something to shoot for someday.

    …oops – I said shoot…

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  7. Nutjob

    December 27th, 2012

    Excellant job Santa!

    The world needs more mentors, when the adults start looking at the world as presents and what they can get, its no wonder the kids grow up lost, mislead, or misdirected.
    Just look at the innercities, ghettos or welfare reparations and what free presents has done for their humanity or civility.
    No civility, humanity, caring, compassion, or people with IQs above 80 to teach their kids right from wrong……….just give me mo free shit santa gubment.

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  8. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 27th, 2012

    Don’t know him.

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  9. Bad Brad

    December 27th, 2012

    How do you like them apples?

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  10. Hanoverfist

    December 27th, 2012

    Nuff said Jethro.;-)

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  11. eternal cracker p

    December 27th, 2012

    I communicate with my kid while helping him aim.

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  12. Alxandro

    December 27th, 2012

    No, it’s time to get rid of the life time politicians and term limits would be the way to go!
    Hell, the rest of The Constitution is getting demolished anyway, so why not do the same with the part that deals with term limits. Give them bastards two terms, then get them out. If they want to run again then have them wait for a term or two.
    Something wrong when these bastards are excempt from insider trading.

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  13. Bad Brad

    December 27th, 2012

    Alxandro, life time politicians, absolutely. We need citizen legislatures like the days of old. I think thats why everyone like Sarah so much. She seemed like one of us.

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  14. John Cooper

    December 28th, 2012

    There’s always the 28th Amendment:

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

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  15. Dano

    December 28th, 2012

    Take away the pay and the retirement perks and then we’ll get the people that actually CARE about our country! And reduce the deficit all at the same time! (Fantasy Land)

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  16. Carlos The Jackal

    December 28th, 2012

    Being a mayor, governor, senator or congressman should be an honorary position for which NO pay or perks are granted, bestowed upon a reputable person of moral character who have shown themselves to be intelligent and knowledgeable in terms of business and how a free market really works.

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  17. Houston

    December 28th, 2012

    I didn’t really think about the fact Menderman brought up. Basically we could have idiots like Obama doing exactly what Obama is doing.

    There is only one solution, education. We have to know our representatives and hold them accountable. We have to educate others on voting intelligently.

    Folks, we’ve got a tough job ahead.

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  18. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 28th, 2012

    If you want term limits, I think the best way is to have a specific number of years anyone can be in politics. Once you reach that limit, you’re out. Forever.

    Someone on the web recommended 14 years. I’ll go with that. The instant you take the oath of office (any office whether federal, state, or local) the 14 year clock starts and never stops. There are no sabbaticals and no interruptions in the clock. The clock runs for 14 consecutive years. At the end of the 14 years you are required to leave public service. No part of your salary shall be paid from any public treasury ever again. Neither you nor anyone from your family can be a lobbyist.

    The advantage to this is that the erstwhile politician now has to get a real job. If he screws with the economy the likelihood of his employment in the private sector goes way down. So, when the socialists propose something like ObamaTax, the outgoing class of socialists are not very likely to vote for it because their chances of employment are slim to none.

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  19. moarkdave

    December 28th, 2012

    When did Matt Damon start looking like Radar O’Reilly from M*A*S*H?

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