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2010 – The Year of the Red Herring

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The year 2010 had to set a record as the first yearlong snow storm, or more accurately, snow job. Here are four of the best in no particular order.

We got a blizzard straight out of Alaska by the name of Sarah Palin. Does anyone know what she is trying to do? First, she was campaigning for Republican candidates across the nation and next she is out in the wilds schmoozing with Kodiak bears. (You can bet those were conservative bears. Liberal bears would have had her for breakfast.)

She has her hubby putting up fences to keep the prying eyes of a journalist off her home and then she has her unmarried daughter, mother of her grandchild, out prancing around on a dance show on TV.

I am sure when Bristol finished third on the show mom did the matronly four ‘S’s. Smile, support, sympathize, and when she got home, strangle.

Presidential timber, not likely. Just imagine what the liberals are going to do if she is placed on the ticket. This has to be a misdirect if there ever was one.

And since we are in the body politic what was all this commotion about the Tea Party? There were no candidates from that party. There was no national organization. There was no national platform. It was just a bunch of conservative voters making noise.

The net result was lockstep march to the polls ending in a shift in the majority in the House of Representatives. Which is exactly what the Republican National Committee wanted. Come November 3rd it was, “Wham, bam, thank you m’am”, and the RNC went back to the laps of those who pick up the bill, i.e. big business.

Meanwhile, if you mentioned Tea Party one’s thoughts go to Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the March Hare. You disagree, has anyone seen a Tea Partier around lately?

Here is another something that is pure smoke and mirrors. It was the President’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Prez was on the job for less than three weeks and he got the award.

This is the same committee that voted the prize to Yasser Arafat. Arafat! Even in his coffin, he could not pass through airport security. So if given the choice between the Nobel Peace Prize and a $50 gift certificate at Tattoos’R’ Us I am going to be sporting a nice set of lips, guess where.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the ‘Here again, there again, gone again, Finnegan’ act put on by Brett Favre. If anyone was screaming for attention, it was he. I think he broke Frank Sinatra’s record for most retirements in a season.

By the way, Brett, the jeans company that pays you for the commercials wants you to keep your pants on. Also, the internet is not confidential and if you do not want to borrow a page from the Tiger Woods playbook stay away from Facebook.

Brett, as we say, “Write when you find work”.© 2010 Harmony County




Written by harmonycounty

December 30, 2010 at 4:42 p12

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