Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quick Hits 3

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

Watching politicians on C-SPAN or listening to them on the Sunday morning talk shows, it really does seem to me that when the camera is on, it is all about theatrics. The discussion isn't intelligent or respectful or considered, it is pure mind-numbing pablum. Often the most senior and tenured senators seem to be the most bloated with their vindictive rhetoric. What am I missing?

What do you think?