22 June 2010

The age demanded...

So we live in the age of twitter, which may in fact be perfect both as a communications means and a symbol of a pathetically shallow and simplistic culture. In an age where Obama's recent speech, written at a nearly tenth grade level, apparently is too difficult for most Americans to understand, Sarah Palin comes to the rescue with her twits, as reported by cnn.com:
"RahmEmanuel= as shallow/narrowminded/political/irresponsible as they come,to falsely claim Barton's BP comment is "GOP philosophy," Palin also tweeted in reply to Emanuel's comments.
Deep. Really deep. Her argument is ironclad, her support unimpeachable. Sure, you could go on and on detailing how Barton's comments, while completely at odds with the PR desires of the Republican Party, actually reflect the laissez-faire attitude of the party and its belief that corporations trump government, but I'm already beyond 140 characters and therefore way beyond the attention span of Palin's supporters.

Until I can pare that down to a series of grunts and hand signals, I'm afraid I will not be able to communicate with the right wing.

3 comments:

Lonnie Bruner said...

Hey man. Just wanted to let you know I'm glad you're still blogging. I've been reading this blog now for so many years -- wow, years -- that it would be a shame if you stopped.

cs said...

LB,
In a way I have stopped...I'm trying to get back into it, but as my year's post count shows, I'm having a bit of trouble keeping consistent. By the way, I'm not always commenting on your blog, but I do read it often.

Blue Dog Art said...

I'm still around too. Still not blogging myself anymore, but check in with you now and then. Sarah Palin makes me want to stick pencils in my eyes. Hope you and your family are doing well.