Politically Incorrect Reporting by Nevada Jack
The warm weather continues and I just can’t get back to sleep. They’re saying January has been one of the warmest on record here in the north woods—on average 25 some degrees above average—with some 40 days straight of above average temperture. We're suppose to get a few more warm days, with temps in the 40s, before an artic air mass brings down some sleeping weather... With things so balmy, I’ve spent my times sticking my nose in human politics;, it's more entertaining than the National Enquirer.
Folks say and promise anything to get elected. Take Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi. Talking with a conservative priest on a TV program, he promised not to have sex until after the elections, which are scheduled for April 9th. Why? This priest had just thanked Berlusconi for his defense of family values. But this overstuffed politician is married to a beautiful woman, Veronica Lario, a former actress. For more information on Veronica, check out this blog.
Being intimate with one’s spouse isn’t a threat to family values in most books. So what was he promising? It has been pointed out that Berlusconi is a dubious defender of morals. He’s been married twice and is known for his playboy past. Maybe he is promising not to have any illicit affairs until after the election. Or maybe he’s making a promise that no one, except for him and his wife, will know for sure if it's kept. Promising not to do anything that is done out of the public eyes is a lot safer than promising to do something like cut spending, which can be observed by running the numbers. Of course, in America politicians make a big deal about cutting spending then do the opposite, hiding what they’ve really done. If you don't believe me, read this blog.
If Berlusconi keeps his pledges and shuns the affection of this woman for a couple of months, Italians should question his sanity.
And then there is the case of President Bush. In the State of the Union Address, he chastised Americans for their addicted to oil. He’s right, of course. Only he should have been saying this since at least since 911 (after all, Carter said it back in the 70s). But Americans have gone on consuming more and more oil. Developing alternative energy sources is a good idea. It’s only that hearing Bush call for it, with his background and friends in the oil industry, makes him sound like your neighborhood heroin supplier lecturing you on the morality.
Of course, with big oil's surge in profits, I'm sure they'll be working on alternative energies. Well, probably not, they don't want anything to happen to the hen that lays their golden egg, but they at least have some ads which suggest they're busy doing research so that everyone can relax and get off their backs while their profits increase.