Lessons from a Tampa Tantrum

One of the lessons I’m going to teach my son one day is this: I have an apple and Mikey and Tommy both have an apple too, but they each want another apple. Joey has never had an apple and wants to try one, so I decide to give him mine. But Mikey and Tommy are big bullies, and Joey gets picked on, so if I give him an apple they’re just gonna take it away from him most likely. Tommy’s always been the bigger bully (at least that’s what Mikey always says), and so I might as well give my apple to Mikey instead of Joey because if I give it to Joey and Mikey and Tommy try to get it, Tommy might get it instead of Mikey.

What I’m going to teach my son is that it’s very important for me to give Joey my apple no matter what Mikey and Tommy say or do, even if I know they’ll take it away. Because there are four people who need to see it happen. What I will not teach my son is that giving an apple to Joey is the same as giving it to Tommy because he’s a big old bully.

If you need to reread this, all you have to do is scroll up to the top of the page.  If you need to review your maths, kindly check out a 1st grade math book at your local library.

I don’t have the time or the energy or the patience to tell you anything else.  I’ll let other voices tell you some things.

The First Take on Romney’s convention speech by David Gushee

Politics: Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital by Matt Taibbi
-makes you wonder if this guy really is a “lesser evil”
Ron Paul tells the truth: “I don’t like politics at all; both parties I do not support; end the empire”

And in case you’re all fired up about Clint:

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