Posts Tagged ‘rules’

Weekend Edition: Politics and Social or, Anti Social Media

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Over The last few years, one thing has had a most definite impact on politics.

The Tea Party?

Well, yes but…

Obama’s ideology of division?

Well…yes, but…

There is something else. Something bigger than ideologies and bigger than a candidate or a political movement.

It’s social media.

Social media has changed the way we view, discuss and relate to politics.

I’m not just talking about Breitbart although, he did do more to bring social media to the forefront of politics than any other thousand people I know and while his personal impact was too short lived, his residual impact will continue to reverberate and shape the future forever.

I’m talking about garden variety social media and the people who utilize it in the most basic way.

Facebook and Twitter have provided a way to broadcast individual views like never before and just like politics…Social media can bring out the best, and worst in people.

We, as individuals, are able to share our thoughts, ideas, comments, images and yes, our blogs and websites with THOUSANDS of people and it’s real time, live and at times, overpowering.

Think about it. We have watched social media organize uprisings in Egypt, Iran, Syria and in Libya, we watched images and videos of the demise of Gaddafi just moments after he was killed.

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The Tea Party Effect at the Convention

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

With one night to go…It’s already been quite a Convention.

So far, Republicans have been showcasing the differences between  the Romney/Ryan ticket and the Obama administration’s ideology.

As it turns out, liberal/socialist loons have been all too happy to help.

It started even before the Convention with Chris Matthews yelling at Priebus about how Romney is a racist because he mentioned his OWN birth certificate and place of birth.

Then, there were the Code Pinko whackos dressed up like women’s reproductive organs.

Now, as the Convention has progressed, the bats are most certainly out of the belfry.

On the first night of speeches, the race baiting MSNBC decided NOT to show speeches made by conservatives who, just happened to be, minorities. This of course means that in the goo filled minds of liberals in control of MSNBC…If we don’t SHOW minorities speaking…They don’t exist.

This of course follows the 3 year old trick of closing one’s eyes and hence, being invisible.

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Who Will Chaperone the Chaperones?

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

GOOD GRIEF!!!

The most elite law enforcement detail in the nation now has to be treated like children because of their all too adult behavior.

It’s disgusting.

The Secret Service, while on overseas assignments, has been not-so-secretly-serviced. Carousing with foreign hookers, binge drinking and frequenting strip clubs. Those identified, some…Not all…are being allowed to retire or resign. So far, nobody has been fired.

But NOW…new RULES are being employed.

“Alcohol may only be consumed in moderate amounts while off-duty on a TDY (temporary duty) assignment and alcohol use is prohibited within 10 hours of reporting or duty. Foreign nationals, excluding hotel staff and official counterparts, are prohibited in your hotel room.”

Let’s be clear…the behavioral problems are not new, not confined to this current administration and so far, have been traced back over a decade. What is coming to light now, has been going on for a long time.

The issue I have; is how it’s being handled in the here and now.

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