a reply to: TheRedneck
When grandpa(no ageism here, he and I are the same age) befuddles himself a couple of times now and then we all laugh. We did at my mother when she
reached this age. But after a while those ''gaffs'' continued and became more frequent until we had to admit the obvious. I'm watching this in myself
as closely as I can though who knows what is slipping through my own cracks. Yes it's normal, but should not be in the president of the United States.
This goes for Biden as well. He needs to step aside and the sooner the better. This however, to me was part of his thinking all along. He didn't want
to be president and that is why it took him so long to enter. Somewhere in him he must know this. No, his run, from my hopeful perspective was merely
a red herring with him stepping in to attract the immediate flack and ridicule from the right while others could gain some ground support from other
Certainly he must have known the power of name familiarity. Actually, that one thing alone seems to be an over -arching foundation for public office.
Trump has known this well for decades. Brand recognition. Thas all .
I used have a joke about this. The poor rice farmer in India, tending his rice paddies day in and day out. No media, no nothing but rice and bed, rice
and bed. So one day while kneeling in his paddies along comes a pollster and asks him who he is voting for. Him having no clue asks who is running.
The pollster names a few names but when he mentions a random person with the name Gandhi, the rice farmer's eyes open wide and he says, ''Gandi,
Gandi? Yes, I'll vote.
It's a sad state of affairs where there are so many important issues to deal with when that name recognition is so blindly important. Try, ah, BUSH or
As to the left laughing and moving on well... I don't speak for the left but myself, I'm tired of laughing at him. Have been now for a while. But
Red,, if what you suggest is the best avenue of reaction to these gaffs, why stop and putting it all on the left.
He himself seems to not give it up. He, instead of letting it roll off his back, returns the ridicule with defense after defense. And those defenses
are weak in themselves. How about that map he held up to show his source. It was days old and one of the earliest ''guesses at where that monster
might travel. That's ludicrous for the head of state who supposedly was receiving Weather Bureau on an hourly basis. If it was just something to laugh
at, could he not laugh as well and say, Opps. Nope that's not what he did. He defended and stretched his excuses to the max.
And yes, that social credit score concept blew me out of the water. I' can't even begin to research within my own parameters the social implications
of how that might work out across the board in the future. Talk about keeping tabs on people. Taking names and keeping score.
But I did not start one on that, for one reason being I"m actually working on a project right now re-doing my back deck and this post is being written
between applying wood putty to the new cedar hand rails and going back out to sand and stain them. The other reason is I just took it for granted that
any of our more ardent gun owners here would have done so already.
Off to sanding.