Monthly Archives: March 2012

Commandment #1 – Be Positive At All Times

My commandments begin!

And by positive I mean no “Venting”, whining, or complaining about things where you have no influence.  force yourself to be upbeat if you have to.   People have a limited brain capacity and naturally occurring bad thoughts crowd out anything else.  After a while you get talented at being negative, which is a road that leads nowhere good.  Go ahead and evict bad thoughts and negativity from your head as much as possible.  By and large a forced positivity is better than a natural negativity, and will crowd out negativity.

This is very difficult to and I do not always follow through on it, but nonetheless, that’s what you must do.

Two in the morning

Both dogs are laying at the same angle, oddly their feet mirror each other in position. The wife is asleep on the couch at the opposite angle. I check the baby monitor and she is at the same angle as my wife. John Prine plays on the stereo. I feel a sensation of deeper meaning with no cause or specific meaning attached.

The 2012 Circus: My problems with Romney

Problem 1: A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartenders says “Hi Mitt”. Bring unpredictable is not a good thing for a president.

Problem 2: Mitt had an eye for cutting deadwood, but he doesn’t seem to have a taste for it anymore.

The 2012 Circus: My problems with Gingrich

Problem 1: His magnificent faith in government. Whether it be moon colonies or a costless war with Iran, his optimism towards every government act would embarass most Democrats.

Problem 2: low moral character. Say what you will about the institution of marriage, but the rules are clear. As we’re living in a sluggish police state I would prefer a chief executive who is not talented at rationalization and comfortable living with contradictions. Divorce is acceptable in a candidate, but since his platform is based on making the government bigger and bolder then his adultery disqualifies him.

The 2012 Circus: My problems with Santorum

Problem 1: his primary focus is social issues, and he seems to have no problem running on a “like Sharia, but Catholic” platform.

Problem 2: He lost his election, and then stayed in DC, which is an appalling lack of loyalty to his constituency. Perhaps my mental model of a senator is flawed, but shouldn’t they be their state’s biggest fans? And with enough affection for their home state to return after they’re done instead of cashing in?