A Lesson Before Lying

mark kirk.jpgThe English language is such that certain phrases, through overuse, become cliches because they tend to contain some inherent truth, some life-lesson validity, something worth paying attention to.  That’s why when Momma says “honesty is the best policy”, you can be pretty sure that indeed, telling the truth is an excellent formula for leading a controversy-free life.

But this is US America, and in US American politics, the reverse seems to be most popular among the entitled electorate.  I mean, how else can we explain the pure idiocy that runs rampant among big-headed suits who think they can get away with chasing skirts, hooking up in airport restrooms and misappropriating federal funds, without someone figuring it out, eventually?

This is the INFORMATION AGE, people. Technocracy trumps everything.  Go ahead and lie to my face.  No, really.  Do it.  Just know that I can uncover your lies and ruin your reputation with just a few simple finger strokes on my smartphone. 

Yeah, my phone is smart, dude; much smarter than US Senate candidate Mark Kirk (R-IL), who once challenged on his myriad military record embellishments, is finally starting to remember what actually happened.

Yeah, he said he fought in Operation Desert Storm.  That’s a lie.

Yeah, he said he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Uh… yeah, that’s a lie.

And… yeah, Kirk also said he won the Navy’s award for Intelligence Officer of the Year.  Yep.  You guessed it.  That’s a lie, too.

Of course, Congressman Kirk is admitting to all this stuff now, because he’s being called out on it by the press — y’know, people with a lot of access to actual information.  The irony here is that now Kirk — who based on character alone was an excellent candidate to defeat mafia-tied Democrat Alexi Giannoulias in the Illinois US Senate seat race — now appears less appealing to the public than his allegedly corrupt opponent.

tim johnson.jpgGood grief, don’t any of these guys know who Tim Johnson is!?!?!?

This, dear readers, is just further proof that baseball is the game above all games.  We are adamantly vitriolic towards those baseball entities who lie about their past (Tim Johnson, Mark McGwire and Pete Rose come to mind initially), but in the political world, we’ve come to expect such shenanigans and are surprised by (or at least suspicious of) those who appear squeaky clean.

One thing is for certain: Kirk ain’t gettin’ my vote.  And neither is Alexi.  Yep, I feel another Frank Thomas write-in campaign might be necessary…

Hate me ‘cuz I’m known to flip out, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.

Peace,

Jeff

10 Comments

sh-it you mean politicians lie… god damn it, you cant be saying baseball players lie too, what is this world coming too, there’s a smart phone now.. geeez next you’ll be tellin us there’s an iPhone too…

-peter
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

iPhone, Peter? Never heard of that. Is that like… a Droid or something?
–Jeff

Don’t know Jeff, does the Droid have a death grip, you know the long name for the iPhone is “idiots Phone” …LOL

-peter

It seems that the bloodline of Illinois politicians is, indeed, intact. Seems Cap’n Kirk and Mr. Blagojevich have quite a bit in common!

http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/

Voting in this country simply comes down to the lesser of two evils, not the best candidate.
–Mike
‘Minoring In Baseball’
http://burrilltalksbaseball.mlblogs.com

Peter — The Droid is MY slave, not the other way around. Hehehe.
RFB — Yessir they do! And Alexi too! And Obama! It’s all comin’ out!
Mike — Unfortunately, that’s pretty true. If only Canada were a nice place to live…
–Jeff

I love my iPhone, but moving on…How about Blumenthal in NY who claimed he served in ‘Nam only to say “misstatements were made.” Gimme a break.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Jeff,
We got them everywhere. Here in LA, our mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is involved in another scandal, the latest one is a ticketgate.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

Jane — iPhones, Droids, we all look cool usin’ ‘em, and of course, that’s what’s important. LOL. And btw, I shot down luftwaffe in ’45. (that’s a lie)
Emma — Don’t forget the worst of them all: GRAY DAVIS! HA!
–Jeff

Jeff,
Always wondered why the Indians in all my old black and white films to us “White Man speaks with forked tongue” Never really understood it until I dabbled in the political arena in college.
Funny how half-truths and innudendo can take on a mind of their own and be somehow transformed into “God’s honest turth” , or plai old American fibbing.
I guess the Indians in those movies were right…Most men do have forked tongues, but I wonder if they stayed away from the men with two faces?

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

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