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June 17, 2010

Cobb. Word.

Somehow Americans have come to think that they can put the right body in the Oval Office

and the awesome power of his rock and roll can deflect bullets, or turn beaters into Ferarris like something out of a ZZ Top video. They think that narrowing down the complexities of the world to a phrase like 'Axis of Evil' is a sign of arch stupidity and that they should expect failure after failure coming from a stupid man from Texas (a stupid state). The solution, according to such people, is to hire a slick talking dude from Harvard who can talk his way out of a paper or plastic bag. And they picked well. But what they didn't understand is that ... Well babies are bald, shirtless humans with bags of crap around their waists. But you don't get an award for not having them. You get an award for having them and working through the mess they create without the benefit of magic. Wars are bloody, awful, horrid affairs where you kill the enemy until he loses his desire to fight back. That's peace, when people are too bloodied to vent their deadly frustrations. Oil drilling is deadly dangerous work. That's why the people who work on oil rigs are called roughnecks. And guess what. There is no pushbutton solution. There is no single hole to plug. There is no neat collection of asses to kick. Huge parts of the world are inherently unpredictable, messy and chaotic and you can never control them from the White House. But neither this President nor the people who elected him believe that. -- Push Button For Security - Cobb

Posted by Vanderleun at June 17, 2010 12:50 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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In theory, there is no difference between theory and reality.

The smartypants that have never worked in the real world where things don't always fit and you still have to make them work think the only reason some easy and cheap solution isn't implemented NOW is because they haven't been allowed to do it. Once you hand them the wrench and you swap places holding the flashlight they realize, but never admit, you didn't fail to fix IT because of a lack of someone saying "hey, fix that will ya?"

Posted by: Acott M at June 18, 2010 2:35 AM

Hey - I got that same email. I didn't know we had a mutual friend.


Posted by: Obi's Sister at June 19, 2010 2:07 PM

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