That’s how Ted talks (that’s Nugent, not TED Talks, the counsel of geeks and elites with entertaining videos).
Everybody knows that he’s a hunter who talks in “hunter” terms and shooting a coyote is merely equivalent to voting against someone in an election. It wasn’t a personal threat against the president by any means, though he doesn’t always use the most velvet of gloves. Ted likes bravado and has a lot of bark, but Romney met him up close and knows the softer-gentler Nugent.
And of course, as Ted is doing what Ted does, Secret Service is doing what Secret Service does… except in Colombia. Normally, when someone talks big like Ted talks, Secret Service pretends to investigate, using no common sense, because, as everyone knows, if Secret Service demonstrated common sense, well, people wouldn’t respect them. So, like in Meet the Parents, Ben Stiller, “…said ‘bomb’ on an airplane.” Time for the security to waste their time on someone we all know is harmless, just so the bad guys don’t take advantage of common sense in the future. · · · →
The US considers Taiwan for a visa-waiver program. The current president, now entering election season, thinks it’s all about himself! America, you’re not the only ones with crazy politicians. View article here. · · · →
The next big division in America may be over how to deal with political Moderates. It’s become a big problem. But what caused it? Because we let the Moderate problem got out of hand, we have no one to blame but ourselves. We haven’t reigned them in properly. And using the same methods that gave them power won’t reverse anything.
On the one hand, we have the third-party voters. “I don’t like either guy, so I’m going third party! It’s about principal,” they say. Okay, but which principals? Make sure that you elect a candidate who is either 100% perfect or 100% wrong—that principal? If so, okay. But good philosophies need to work. All the ideals in the world are useless if the candidate can’t get elected. What’s the difference between a perfectly unelectable candidate and a liar who breaks his campaign promises? I’d say, the difference is typically about 45% in the polls—except Ross Perrot narrowed that gap in 1992, helping elect Clinton. · · · →