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Only one thing can be said with confidence about the upcoming midterm elections: that semi-retired lawyers will retain a majority in both houses of Congress.
Disgust with federal incompetence is seeping into our bones and Americans are not taking it in stride.
The National Speakers Association recently announced plans to change its name to avoid confusion with a certain intelligence agency that shares the same acronym (they subsequently abandoned the plan; coincidence?). I can’t begin to wonder why. The other major association in the events industry — the International Special Events Society — is commonly known as ISES. How long before ISES decides to change its name, thereby distancing itself from federal incompetence? I can see their new slogan: “ISES: Because we’ve always been varsity”.
The government, of course, isn’t waiting for private sector entities to change their names on their own. Look at the liberals’ campaign against a word so dirty, they think it shouldn’t be said on TV: Redskins. (By the way, if you think Redskins is offensive, remember that the capital used to have another sports team called the Senators.)
The president has characteristically felt it necessary to weigh-in on this Issue Important To The Nation, stating that, if he were the team’s owner, he would consider changing its name. Given his unpopularity I doubt nothing could sink the team faster than Obama replacing Dan Snyder.
Meanwhile, the Leviathan continues to chew people up and spit them out in the form of one scandal or another. “Federal incompetence” is quickly becoming a redundant term. At this point would anyone be surprised if the next White House intruder has time to sign his name into guest book?
Liberals, too, continue to do what they do: wax hysterical about the plight of America’s poor. The latest example is a study which concludes that 1 in 4 Californians is born into poverty. Liberals, being easily dazzled, latched onto this. And it does sound awful… until you realize that 1 in 4 Californians aren’t born in the United States.
Even the government’s few successes belie how out of sync it is with normal Americans, for example the NSA’s new app which stores all your passwords. But on balance, the non-stop Scandalpalooza of federal agencies increasingly reminds Americans of O.J. Simpson’s character flying down the stadium stairs in a wheelchair in the final scene of .
At least the media has something new each week to talk about. I look at it this way: if it weren’t for ISIS and Ebola, CNN would still be talking about that missing airplane.Published in