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This morning I listened to a news program on NPR. The broadcaster actually said these words, "Sarah Palin's recent trips to India and Israel have increased her foreign policy experience". I am not making that up.

I suppose then you could say I have foreign policy experience because I have visited Canada and France. You could also expect that I am an expert on nuclear power because I once visited a nuclear facility and that I am an expert on medical issues and on the health care system because I nearly died last year and spent 8 days in intensive care!

I can hardly wait to get paid for my expert testimony.

But, in all seriousness, has the entire world gone mad? That statement should never have been made by any serious newscaster. Rumsfeld should never have uttered the words, "quite frankly, we did not anticipate this level of insurgency". Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Haley Barber. . .indeed, the entire cast of characters on the Republican side. . .should not even be considered serious candidates.

You have one major political party in which truth and facts mean absolutely nothing and where good science is entirely disregarded in favor of lunatic creation myths. Then you have the other major party which, if the representatives were to sit down together would not be able to agree on what to have for breakfast, where or even, what fucking time it should be held.

We have a world population that is currently at 6.85 BILLION people and we, as a planet, have yet to identify overpopulation as the most serious and pressing problem we are facing. . .indeed the impetous for every single problem facing mankind, whether it be energy, resources, crime, landfill overuse, over fishing of the oceans, pollution, or war.

I sometimes feel like I am the only remaining rational being left on the planet.

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  •  to answer your question first (0+ / 0-)
    has the entire world gone mad?

    NO just big parts of the US media.
    and dont worry to much about overpopulation, mother nature will take care , she allways does.
  •  Next Time You Get a Chance Watch the 2- or 4-hr (2+ / 0-)
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    gerald 1969, decembersue

    JFK assassination special on one of the History channels. It has no present-day commentary or content other than a few title captions labelling occasional moments or scenes.

    All the voices are public figures, reporters and anchors of the day, over the several day period from the shooting thru some of the funeral.

    The difference in basic intellectual competence is utterly jaw dropping. The other thing you might notice is how many reporters and anchors there were. There were many many times more journalists in those days; more print papers per town, and many or most broadcast stations had news staffs, because they offered news as the public service required for their licenses.

    The world hasn't all gone mad, and democracy is not necessarily in existential threat. But those things are probably true for the US.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 06:10:23 AM PDT

  •  Well, 0+ Anything = >0 (0+ / 0-)

    Just  going to a Chinese restaurant would probably increase her foreign policy experience.
    Don't worry about inane media blather, it's been going on since Guntenberg and still doesn't mean much

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 07:30:58 AM PDT

  •  You are not alone (0+ / 0-)

    Don't let mischevious trolls get you down with their half-witted comments, Sarah Palin and the rest of the idiots aforementioned, Barbour,Bachmann,Gingrich and the rest are all good examples of how low the political landscape has sunk to in the States.

    Openly racist, obese, inbred and ignorant morons have invaded the very halls of government and to keep the buzz alive we have to hear about these people that are as anti-American as you can get.

    I feel that every person has a right to believe what he or she wants to believe, but when lies are repeated so often that they become doctrine in direct contradiction to proven fact, that is the moment that I want to explode.

    If you want to read a great book about how dog gone simple it would be to straighten things out try : C'est Maintenant Trois Jours Pour Sauver la Planete (Right Now - Three Days To Save The Planet), the author's name is Jancovici and I think it's been translated to English.

    Do not despair common sense shall prevail (At least I freakin hope so!)

    God please flood rich people next that way we'll do something about the environment !

    by patrianostra on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 07:42:26 AM PDT

  •  Watching the Discovery Channel (0+ / 0-)

    ...would increase Sarah Palin's foreign policy experience.

    Probably by close to 200%.

  •  You probably shouldn't attribute to insanity (0+ / 0-)

    what can be explained by stupidity.

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