Walter Rhett

Skill Sets and Null Sets

In Perlo on November 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

First, two quotes:

1) “If reason be against a person, that person will always be against reason.” 2) “May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion?” (Both from John Wesley.)


The first cleverly but plainly states a residual truth about both GOP policies and the people who argue for them. The second echoes the patriotism once at the heart of the American promise–now willingly abandoned by those who are in the first null set.

After the 2008 election, many of these people went out and created a run not on Treasuries but on bullets. Six month order backlogs were common within 30 days after the results were tallied. This time, it seems petition is the choice of protest–mainly from states that take in more federal money than they pay out.

On top of the looped stories, we also have mass sightings (still unconfirmed?) of black people in voting lines in Maine; a website, Unskewered Polls, publishing entire charts of false data with wrong totals from precincts and counties in FL, OH, and elsewhere (I checked the data against the official county-reported results; the only pattern were false numbers posted for each fraud claim–the fraud was theirs!).

Here in South Carolina, a hack of state computers got a total of 4.45 million state residents SS#s and business tax numbers; Governor Nikki Haley has said she plans to tell Washington how wrong it was.

Remember when truth was a skill set of governance?

  1. Excellent. On point. I often marvel at the political trickery that constitutes our system and the lack of actual issue honesty

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