Kate at One More Thing is doing a weekly carnival of sorts, choosing a topic for other bloggers to write about.  This week’s topic is “Politics”.

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”  Groucho Marx

I resent every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every year of my life that involves reading about, hearing about, thinking about and worrying about politics.

I can’t stand world politics, national politics, state politics, county politics, city politics, school politics, work politics, playground politics, family politics nor relationship politics.


I would be an irresponsible human to put my head in the sand.  So I read, listen, think and worry about world politics, national politics, state politics, county politics, city politics, school politics, work politics, playground politics, family politics and relationship politics in varying degrees.

Politics are like hemorrhoids.  They’re there.  Nothing I can do about that.  I could get it removed, but the doctor says it would likely grow back and be even more of a nuisance than before.   So,  I avoid it as much as possible.  But every once in awhile they get inflamed and I have to deal with them – the biggest possible pain in my ass.


25 Responses to “Politics”

  1. The BoBo Carnival of Politics - August 9, 2009 Edition | The BoBo Files Says:

    […] presents Politics posted at Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know […]

  2. purecommonsense Says:

    Groucho was one smart dude.

  3. beckstruth Says:

    “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to office.” ~Aesop

  4. twawki Says:

    well i think we can replace them with better hemorrhoids

  5. Alonso Says:

    Yes politics is apart of our daily life, love it or hate it thats just reality.

  6. clairebea88 Says:

    I loved that Groucho quote! SOOOOOO true!


  7. ulrichschreglmann Says:

    Republicans can lie bigger because
    they get away with it. It is a certain personality type of people
    who are drawn to a conservative world view — people who think
    things are best the way they are, meaning others have already fig-
    ured out the best way to do things. People who are mentally lazy
    and wish to leave the thinking to others. People who don’t like
    fact-checking and rely on their gut instead.

    • rebuildingamerica Says:

      In reply to ulrichschreglmann:

      So basically you are saying that we “conservatives” are mentally lazy for believing that our founding father’s had the best ideas to help this country succeed and the constitution was put in place to keep the country succeeding. You do understand that our country was extremely successful with a free market and small government. But when the liberals started complaining businesses had to much power you began to heavily tax them which in turn led to our increased unemployment rate. Look at some of the biggest businesses in the world, they are 10 billion and 20 billion dollar companies, then look at our federal government a multi-trillion dollar “company;” which do you think has to much power? Liberals argue with emotions, conservatives argue with logic.

      • theinconvenientblog Says:

        I agree with rebuildingamerica. Of all the criticisms out there you can choose to throw at Republicans, “lazy” is one that should definitely be pointed in the other direction. It’s lazy to want to keep money one has worked hard to earn rather than giving it to others because the government has decided that earning a decent paycheck makes you some sort of demon to society? It’s lazy to support a free market that promotes hard work and competition? I’m sure there are many legitimate criticisms you could find about Republicans that aren’t true of Democrats, but laziness is NOT one of them.

        Yes, our government is a “business.” Unfortunately, a very large and very poorly run one. We need a president who can run the government like a business, rather than an enormous, all-ecompassing social program. There is no logic or responsibility behind the way things are being done now. Very well put, rebuildingamerica.

  8. gjmcrae Says:

    What makes a good politician or a better country ?

  9. gjmcrae Says:

    Vert true do you feel the current administration has that ?, and with the current state of the U S are we seeing more of that ?. Feel free to take a look at my blog or spread the word about it as i will yours. G J McRae

  10. Paul Wasserman Says:

    So what do you think are the top 5 most important things we need to do as a country?

  11. damonfillman Says:

    Politics are a necessary evil; a result of an ever-complex species that requires social control through a vastly shifting political spectrum. We all have to pay attention. If we can learn anything from history, it’s that those that ignore political happenings get screwed the most often. It may be difficult to get politically sold to, but we’d all be unwise to not listen.

  12. gjmcrae Says:

    Politics has been branded as evil now days, do you feel there is a shift in government or how americans view democracy.

  13. Robin Says:

    From day one it was written that government is a necessary evil because of man’s inclination to sin, give him power and the temptation is great.

    Believing the first shift from career politicians to non-politicians or those reluctant to serve is imperative to elect. They cannot be politically or socially connected. They should be of sound judgment with common sense and have a conscience. How tough is that to get?

  14. johncelestin Says:

    Is politics not what we make of it? Are the decisions of our leaders not a reflection upon us because we have the power to vote them in or out?

  15. Lisa Marie Says:

    Here is my point of view of politics: Where has common sense gone? I think our country has gotten so tied up by special interest, partisan, viewpoints that we’ve lost all ration el. Our very voting process.. the electoral college system, is completely ineffective and doesn’t represent the majority. It’s failed and full of flaws as are many of the representatives in government.

    The good thing about the Gulf Oil Spill is the overwhelming lack of impartiality & transparency between Big Oil and government. It appears that every elected official, especially judges and representative, have financial connections (vested interest) with the oil industry. It’s no wonder that the MMS is a complete farce and that off-shore drilling & our dependence on oil has not been eliminated or reduced.

    • John K McEwen Says:

      We have come a long way from the founding father’s vision of a nation governed by the people-elected officials. What would be the reaction today if someone wanted to overthrow a tyrannical government in the US? The government has a strong hand in every aspect of controlling the nation, its almost as if you need to file a form with an office to start a revolution, an office owned by the DMV!

  16. legalrobbery Says:

    Everything is politics now days. America has lost its spine to enforce any law. It is then called politically incorrect.

    Edited to remove link

  17. John K McEwen Says:

    I was much the same way for most of my life, hating anything to do with politics and ignoring any opportunity I had to be involved with them. In the last two years though, I’ve come around to the importance of being informed even if you hate what you’re hearing. It’s important to have a solid concept of what’s happening with the national leadership.

    Also, huge Marx Bros fan, great quote.

  18. Kennet Mio Says:

    Difference between a politician and a business man?

    Well there are a lot of differences. The one I’m thinking about:
    Businessman acts – politician talks!

  19. whatleaks Says:

    if you think that politics is bad you should meet his older brother-Jerrytics, he’s really annoying!

  20. Sasha Ashikhmina Says:

    Well without politics we will probably be even worse. You never know…there is no need to be involved in politics but I feel like we need to contribute to the society by trying to be a part of it and expressing out views – yes, it’s hard to get them through to the top but without trying nothing will ever ever change…
    Love the quote:))

  21. cleantvblog Says:

    Unfortunately, politics seems to be a necessary evil. There’s always going to be the need for compromise. There will never be a time when everybody agrees on everything the way it is.

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