Hey kids and crazies. Sorry for not updating for a little bit. Busyness overtook me, other priorities, other concerns. But new thoughts for the offering below…
Only one thing’s been really compelling on the domestic front, and that is the possible death of progressivism in this country, at least for the foreseeable future, with the hemorrhaging of Obamacare. It’s too early, of course, to declare anything definitively but, after a meeting I had this week, something occurred to me that was so fundamental and so telling about this administration and possibly about the typical progressive mindset: the details and the grunt work are just all so beneath them aren’t they? I had a meeting this week with a group that is in the early planning stages of designing and rolling out a new website and, in the course of discussing that effort, I was reminded just how important it is to have a clear idea of what you want, and to be able to communicate that idea to the people that will actually be doing the developing. And what that means is: collaboration. It means you have to do some work, thinking about how you want your system to function and look, and what you want it to offer, because programmers are going to give you what they want barring that information. And, if they’re contractors, their priorities aren’t going to be the same as yours. And it seems to me that this administration didn’t want to do the work of engagement, preferring just to hand off the work and take the glory later. It further seems to me that this culture of victimization, to which progressivism in this country has always been tied, operates under the same philosophy. There are some things the elite shouldn’t have to worry about, so make everything the same so I don’t have to entertain the varied desires of the individual while I’m engaged in the activities befitting someone of my station in life.
Combine intellectual laziness with hubris and you get Obamacare. And my guess is, even though that formula is appealing to the wannabe elite who can’t stand the thought of dirty hands, it’s too expensive, isn’t kids? Awwww, you’ll figure out how to feel good about working. I think you’re going to have to…As an aside, one of the people I know who best represents that wannabe elite mindset told me once that as a very young child, he quite literally couldn’t stand to have dirty hands. Hahahaha! How’s that for a perfect metaphor. Anyway, I think it’s hilarious, as well. Because it’s funny when jerks are forced to face their own massive egos. Sorry not sorry. And my God, if this is your base, you’re bound to fail. What made you think that people who think like this could be relied upon?
On the international front, just keeping an eye on oil. Oh, and this. Because when the French think you’re selling out, you have a problem friends.
UGA plays Auburn Saturday. I’m sure we’ll be biting fingernails at Public if you get bored. You should really, really come by. It’s a good time and we need to talk. Then there’s Fake Friendsgiving Sunday (Bless you Corey, for that title) and I get to cook for people. One of my most favorite things…
Aw, opportunity costs are hard. Here’s the thing: it’s better when you don’t lie about it. About it, and everything else…
This is true. What people do in online arguing really does say a great deal about them.
Love them all. Fat Bastard is not good wine, but it’s worth the novelty of the label. Which is a good business model when you think about it.
I mean I guess better late than never but how did he not already know this?
Um, the winner is always Krispy Kreme.
Hahaha, underwear in space.
Finally watched Super 8. Loved it. A great deal. Here’s a song from the film, one I remember from my childhood, that’s good to start the weekend. Be safe over the next few days friends.