Thursday, September 23, 2010

It’s the tick-tick-tick, Stupid!

Well, something like that.

It probably started with pigeons.  Or smoke signals.  Or signal flares.  Pony Express.  Telegraph.  Telephone.  Radio.  Television.  You get the picture.

Information now is the by-word.  No more Battle of New Orleans fought after the peace treaty has been signed.

All of that, however, is only the background in which the problems for President Obama are set.  Instant gratification has become the standard by which much of our lives are measured.

Health care now.  End DADT now.  Microwave meals now.

How did we come to this level of expectation for our wants and desires? 

Tone dialing.

Tick; tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick; tick-tick-tick; is how long it takes to dial my phone number on a land line if one were to use pulse dialing; and beep-bip-bop-beep-beep-bap-bup-bip-bap-bup for tone.

We have been programmed for now.  We find it entirely too frustrating to wait for discussion, debate, and compromise.

Anyone thinking things will speed up beginning on January 3, 2011?


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Thursday, September 09, 2010

She’s got…gonads

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The muckroom over at is ever the source of amazement.  OK, not amazing amazement, but at least a little eye-rolling.

Today, 9/9/10, we have this from the muckroom’s email.  It’s the teaser from an offering by Ann Coulter:

Ann Coulter: Bonfire of the Insanities
Gen. Petraeus objected to the Quran-burning protest on the grounds that it could be used by radical jihadists to recruit Muslims to attack Americans. If the general's main objective is to hamper jihadist recruiting, may I respectfully suggest unconditional surrender?

The article itself is the usual tripe.  Ho-hum.  Still, the teaser is great.  Smear the intelligence of the “hero of the Surge,” not to mention a hero of the Bush II war of choice.

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