Saturday, February 4, 2012

Chris Matthews' ( Cartoon )

Watching Chris Matthews a couple nights ago, he was criticizing Mitt Romney for the point he was making about listening to the generals on the battlefield  . . . After all, he continued, THAT is the whole idea of our forefathers, that the civilian president would be the one to make that decision, because you could not have too much trust in the generals . . . I am paraphrasing . . . .

Although most intelligent people would agree on the wisdom and truthfullness ( on its surface ) of Matthew's statement . . . I am quite surprised that a learned politically-savvy guy like Matthews would think that no one would remember when the CIVILIANS like McNnamara, in his own guilt-ridden book, " McNamara's War Reflections " doing a meoculpa about the stupidity of his actions on the Vietnam war . .. . the point is that there was at that time an abysmal ignorance that was present around the White House. ( When it came to any war experience ) . . .like there is now.

Shame on you Matthews, you know better than that. ( Or do you ? ) 

Now, don't you think you shouldn't have made that statement ?  And you wonder why your program is last or almost last in that time slot . . . THINK, THINK, THINK before you open your mouth.  The people out here, even where they hug their bibles and guns are not stupid.

Every now and then I check on him to see if he's  " gotten-it "  yet.  Sad.  He doesn't LOOK dumb .  I actually kinda LIKE the guy.

Maybe, this is what Sly and the Family Stone , in the 60's song was talkin' about, when in one of his lyrics Sly told us about " educated fools from uneducated schools . . "

It all started to make sense.


" Time is like a river of fleeting events, and its current is strong; as soon as something comes into sight, it is swept past us, and something else takes its place, and that too will be swept away. "

Marcus Aurelius,
2nd Century A.D.


" The chief malady of man is a restless curiosity about things he cannot understand; and it is not so bad for him to be in error as to be curious without purpose. "

Blaise Pascal
(17th Century


" The same thing happened today that happened yesterday, only to different people. "

Walter Winchell


" Suspect each moment, for it is a thief tipotoeing away with more than it brings. "

John Updike


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