Okay, I'm a Political Junkie.
True story: When I quit the Mortgage Biz because the company I had worked with went under and it was decided to try to melt into a Mortgage Banker whose level of service reminded me of treating jock itch with sandpaper, I walked out. But I needed some sort of income while I tried to find the next way I could afford a roof, four walls, dinner, and the the occasional fluffer. So I decided to work as a cashier at a freaking Grocery Store for a hot moment. After one month, the gig almost turned me Republican. I suppose seeing folks using food stamps to buy junk food and cell phones paid for by the Government who don't even say thank you after you just checked them out and bagged their groceries may do that to a lad.
I loathe the system but love the exchange of ideas. That's the beauty of America. The system is screwed up to an extent, but the exchange of ideas is unparalleled. And then I hear something that twists my nut in the wrong direction ..
When I heard today that Herman Cain is now (shocking, the timing and all) being accused of sexual assault ... you know what I say ... I hope whomever he allegedly sexually assaulted ends up in a Dustin Diamond Sex tape so they can really have their reputation and life screwed up. Seriously, you wait until now? If someone can rationalize that for me, please do. Otherwise, just another attack by those who don't want the guy to become President or an errant attempt by someone to garner sympathy for something that they may have voluntarily bended over for. I was molested by Margaret Thatcher, can I get my money now too?
It is a wonder to me how folks on the right are treating the Occupy Wallstreet deal the same as folks on the left treated the Tea Party. They act like one bowel movement of society is better than the other. To me, both uprisings have legit gripes and legit extremists who I wouldn't bring to dinner no matter how much I hated my Mother-In-Law. But don't lose your critical thinking skills over it. If you are a Liberal, fine. If you are a Conservative, fine. I'm a Pittsburgh Steeler Fan and can fully recognize when the other team makes a good play. That is the NFL and this is Life. Both are relevant. Your opinion has been considered but is not yet fact. And that's what fun about playing the game and living this life.
This one is personal. I've been called neutral, not taking a stand and appeasing all sides to try to reach a common ground. Fact is, I do take sides. But the sides I take aren't always the left or the right because I firmly believe in Gay Marriage and that Pro-Life means Pro-Life, even if you live in Texas. The reason I consider myself less than spectacular in the eyes of the beholder is ... I'm not an advocate of hypocrisy. Most of the folks I read here spouting it or promoting it in some way or another. "Individual Rights" ... right.
Unless it disagrees with your belief(s) ...
My other vice is I read too much Fran Gaspari and not enough Shark Dude. One I thought was a moderate who turned out to be rather extreme and the other turned out to be pretty extreme for being a moderate.