Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

Quotes I Like

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."

– Plato


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Don't let a crisis go to waste.

Another week of chaos and vitriol. Some paranoid schizophrenic, who, if he is political at all, is more to the left than the right, kills a child and several other innocent bystanders. The fact that he watches violent films, which Hollywood says have no affect on behavior, is into drugs and occult crap, has been a threat to teachers and others, is less of a concern than the fact that he ate a filet of fish sandwich at McDonald’s and Sarah Palin’s husband is a fisherman. So there’s the connection the loons need. It’s Palin’s fault. Or Limbaugh’s. Or George Bush’s. Or talk radio. Since the killer ate a fish sandwich, fishing should be outlawed. Who are these morons?

As Rahm Emanuel said, “Don’t let a crisis go to waste.” Are there still enough ignorant sheep left in America to buy into this manipulation? Unfortunately, I think the answer is “yes.”

When a democratic Congressman can look down from his perch at an Admiral during a congressional hearing, and express his serious concern that sending troops to an island base may add enough weight to cause the island to “tip over,” you know that those who voted him into office have IQ’s even lower than his. It seems inconceivable that anyone can be that dumb and still sign a ballot, but it must be true. If you missed that hearing, look it up on the internet. It happened.

Back to the murder in Arizona. This mass murder was a non-political event, perpetrated by a psychotic and deluded fool, who was influenced more by the skull he evidently worshipped, the drugs he took and the voices in his head than an article in Newsmax Magazine or Glenn Beck.

The trial will be scheduled in ten years or so, when the emotions subside and we learn how much potential the poor boy had, how he was kind to his mother and how much he loved his voodoo doll. And you and I will pay millions for his defense and incarceration.

Is this a great country or what?


  1. The murder of that 10 year old girl in Arizona by an psychotic {unhinged) madman has been politicized by politicians and radio talk shows on the right.
    Sarah took down that cross hair image off her web site almost immediately, knowing how her words and action look to the American people. This morning, Palin released a video portraying herself as some kind of victim.
    I'm not hearing anyone blaming Rush, Sarah or others for this mass killing but are showing concern for the level of hate directed against political opponents.
    I wish those on the right had a ounce of decency to at least admit that political retoric has crossed the line and show some sorrow,not for their own political careers but for the victims.

  2. Chuck - You've got to get off that Huffington Post nonsense. The guy is nuts. It has nothing to do with anyone other than a voice in a madman's head.

  3. "What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He's sitting there in jail. He knows what's going on, he knows that...the Democrat party is attempting to find anybody but him to blame. He knows if he plays his cards right, he's just a victim. He's the latest in a never-ending parade of victims brought about by the unfairness of America...this guy clearly understands he's getting all the attention and he understands he's got a political party doing everything it can, plus a local sheriff doing everything that they can to make sure he's not convicted of murder - but something lesser."

  4. Chuck -
    You and I agree on a lot of things, but no two people can agree on everything.

    Remember...we don't see the world the way it is. We see the world the way we are.

    You once said you hate mayonaise on any sandwich. My favorite sandwich is peanut butter, mayo and tomato. We can still have lunch together even if we order different sandwiches.

  5. As long as we can wash it down with that fine Italian beer, Moretti