The Political Coot is no more. A moment of silence for the show, please.
OK…that’s enough. Let’s not get carried away.
The Political Coot went on hiatus a few weeks ago, which is another way of saying that I got either a bit lazy or I wasn’t happy with the focus of the show…or both. Probably both.
So, both have changed. I’m going to quit being lazy AND the show is changing a bit to be more inline with what I am wanting to do.
Don’t get me wrong…I’ve enjoyed poking fun at the stupidity of government when they do something both stupid AND funny, and frankly you don’t have to look all that hard to find that combination…but it isn’t enough. Something my daddy told me a long time ago has been bugging me lately:
Son, if all you do is bitch and complain, without offering a fix, you aren’t part of the solution. You are part of the problem.
Even when it is attempting to inject a bit of humor, that is true, so…
Going forward, each week I’ll be highlighting a problem with government at all levels, proposing a solution that is as simple as possible ( a concept politicians and bureaucrats can’t seem to grasp), and giving a suggestion or two as to what YOU can do to help the solution actually be implemented, so you can be part of the solution too.
Today we are going to ease into it by attacking an easy…and timely, given the recent headlines involving the GSA…problem, that of the federal government wasting taxpayer money. The problem is obvious, and the solution is simple WITHOUT goring somebody’s favorite oxen by cutting a pet project or program.
- Krugman: ‘Tinfoil Hats Have Become A Common, If Not Mandatory, GOP Accessory’ (thinkprogress.org)