Thursday, November 11, 2010

America, That Was Then, This Is Now, Movin On.


Is it time to move the capitol of the United States? Wouldn't moving the capitol of the United States to the middle of the country create more access to our government by average American citizens? Could re location of the capitol's real estate, possibly change the culture of the United States capitol? What if we relocated the capitol to the center of our country? If the United States capitol was located in fly over country, our elected officials wouldn't be able to avoid the interior or heartland of our country. They would be forced by proximity to acknowledge the majority of their legislative decisions, don't take into account the every day life of average Americans citizens, the same citizens who employ them.

Historically there is a precedent the United States Capitol was not always located in the District of Columbia. The formation of the United States of America, began with the original 13 colonies. We have grown in land mass and states, since that original formation of the coastal colonies. Is it time to rethink the location of the capitol based on today's geographical reality?

Photobucket

The Democrat party after the last election has become a coastal party The Democrat party, has fallen out of step with the interior of the country. I have read where people satirically want California, and parts of New England to split off, and become separate countries. The geographical position of the capitol of our country has created power centers to be built up around, and surround our capitol. These power centers influence our elected officials. Moving the capitol would allow the rest of the country to influence decision making by making the capitol more accessible to other groups, that are not just from metropolitan centers - level the playing field. Often any part of our culture, that isn't metropolitan in nature, for example NYC, Chicago, Los Angles etc., is rejected as (Hickish). An example would be the recent remarks by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's opinion of the newly elected congressional freshmen, headed for our capitol in January.

There is a class of people in this country, who believe only they have a right to government input, they dismiss anyone who doesn't share their rarefied background. This leads to conformity, group think, and a rigid humorless political ideology. The last election shows they are in the minority. What is the threat of problem solving coming from outside of anything but the present slavish rigid progressive dogma? The so called ruling class has been doing such a bang up job up till now/Sarc. It's long past the time for fresh eyes, ears and ideas. Rigid conformity to only one's own perspective, does not breed creative solutions to anything.
On the other hand, it does denote a tendency toward self fulfilling prophecies.

Fox News: Bloomberg: Newly Elected Pols Can't Read

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, traveling in Hong Kong over the weekend, warned that the new crop of politicians elected to Congress last week could spark a trade war with China because their criticism of the Asian superpower is bred in ignorance.

The billionaire mayor reportedly said Americans who voted for these politicians may do a disservice to U.S.-Chinese relations because the incoming freshmen aren't worldly enough to grasp diplomacy or the economic upside of China's emerging economy.

"If you look at the U.S., you look at who we're electing to Congress, to the Senate -- they can't read," The Wall Street Journal quoted Bloomberg as saying.

"I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don't have passports. We're about to start a trade war with China if we're not careful here only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is," he reportedly said. Is it me or could Mike Bloomberg, use more cowbell GRIN.


Bad Company "Movin On"


Friday, November 5, 2010

Falling From Great Heights - A Cautionary Tale Of Son Worshiping.

Classical Fail.

Icarus in Greek mythology was the son of a master craftsman Daedalus. Icarus and Daedalus were being imprisoned on the Greek island of Crete by King Minos. In order to escape from their exile, Daedalus created two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son Icarus. Daedalus admonished Icarus, that he must not fly too close to the sun or too close to the sea. Icarus and Daedalus fled from the island. Icarus was not used to such great heights, and was overcome with the elation of flying so high above the earth. Feeling euphoric and not thinking, Icarus flew too close to the sun, and the sun melted the wax holding his wings together, eventually he lost all the feathers, and was flapping his bare arms. He plummeted into the sea.

What is the moral of this story?

Know your own limits, listen to the wise and experienced? Naked power will burn you? Over reaching can lead to steep declines GRIN.

Last Tuesday we had an election so far I can't tell that anyone has learned anything from the shift in power, from one political party to another. But I have read a lot about people lamenting their fall from power, and the power grasping of others. And still more, lamenting their political party didn't grab even more power.

There is a quote from the movie "White Man Can't Jump" as it turns out neither could Icarus.

Sometimes when you win, you really lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie, and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs.
Gloria Clemente

Barack H Obama "I Won" Obama, Obama, Obama.

Tuesday nights election was a repudiation of Barack H Obama Sr.'s son's polices. Worshiping someone's son, SEE "Dreams Of My Father" isn't really like worshiping the sun - one gives off light and heat, the other is reflected light. There are those who chose worshiping Barack H Obama, they were attracted to the artificial light, like moths to a naked light bulb. Many of them have fallen from positions of great heights.

Photobucket

Click On Graphics - For More Midterm Election Fall Out.

I am pretty sure there is a cautionary tale to be learned from Tuesday's Night's National Elections, if anyone survives the fall.

"Learn To Fly" Foo Fighters

Run and tell all of the angels
This could take all night
Think I need a devil to help me get things right
Hook me up a new revolution
Cause this one is a lie
We sat around laughing and watched the last one die

I'm looking to the sky to save me
Looking for a sign of life
Looking for something to help me burn out bright
I'm looking for a complication
Looking cause I'm tired of trying
Make my way back home when I learn to fly

I think I'm done nursing the patience
It can wait one night
I'd give it all away if you give me one last try
We'll live happily ever trapped if you just save my life
Run and tell all the angels that everything is alright. . .

Fly along with me, I can't quite make it alone
Try and make this life my own