The Friday Four

Friday four aces

Happy Friday! Rory has four more questions for us…

1. Do you think society could survive without governmental authority or structure?

No. I think most people would behave okay, but it only takes a few to ruin everything. As soon as bad people do bad things, victims and potential victims will naturally want to protect themselves. They’ll band together with weapons, demonize strangers, etc. Sure, people do that now, and unfortunately have been encouraged to do it by some terrible leaders, but as imperfect as our justice system is, widespread vigilante/street justice would be worse.

2. Do we really need all the technology we have?

Leading the witness, lol. Of course we do not need it all, or most of it. But the sad thing is that it has made us all more throwaway. If a thing breaks, we don’t bother fixing it. Toss it in the trash and get a later model!

Woman texting

3. Everyone has a passion that can absorb them for hours and that includes talking about it with others for hours if left unchecked – do you have such a passion and if so – what is it?

Writing, novels, poetry, lyrics, and words in general.

4. What have you found yourself thinking a lot of late and that seemingly will not leave your brain alone?

This stupid effing election. I want it to be over, but it will never be over. Even when the counting is done, our impotus plans to challenge the result and not concede if he loses (which seems likely now). And even if he does concede/leave in January, it won’t be over because he’ll still be tweeting and he and his fans will concoct new conspiracy theories. These aren’t all wackadoos we can ignore; some are otherwise intelligent and/or in the gobblement. Ugh barf… 🤮

That said, try to have a good day!

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32 responses to “The Friday Four

  1. Good answers Paula. This protracted election is driving everyone nuts!

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  2. I wish some wild gobbly turkeys rise up from the dead on Thanksgiving and eat some of the wackadoos, then take their weapons, march on the White House, and announce that pumpkin season is over.

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  3. If Trump doesn’t leave the White House after he loses, he will be forcibly thrown out by the Secret Service.

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  4. 1. Do you think society could survive without governmental authority or structure?

    No. Anarchy never works. But, then, neither does Government in any but the smallest doses. As an inherently necessary evil, the less government, the better. As a minarchist, I believe that (in broad strokes) the only legitimate functions of government are:

    a. Enforcement of Contracts and private property rights (courts);
    b. Protecting national integrity and borders against extra-national threats (military);
    c. Exclusive power to engage in RETALIATORY use of force in matters of physical infringement on personal rights by others (assault/murder/crimes against children/etc.) (police/courts);
    d. Recognition and assumption that the individual is the smallest minority whose right to be left alone to do as he pleases within that loose framework must be protected as a primary principle and ideal goal.

    2. Do we really need all the technology we have?

    “We?” No. But I do, because I like my life, most of which is not possible without the tech. You, on the other hand, can feel free to live in a cave on bugs and raw lizard meat you poke with a technologically-advanced sharp stick if you like. So I suppose YOU might not need it. I can’t imagine why you living a virtuous non-tech life would have to do with ME one way or the other, so, no NOT “we”.

    3. Everyone has a passion that can absorb them for hours and that includes talking about it with others for hours if left unchecked – do you have such a passion and if so – what is it?

    Jim Carrey’s “Dumb and Dumber” routine where he asks if you know what the most annoying sound in the world is, and follows it up with an ear-splitting screech which nearly gets him shot, and how that’s now been replaced by an even MORE annoying sound: “We just moved here from California…”

    4. What have you found yourself thinking a lot of late and that seemingly will not leave your brain alone?

    Amazement that the Democrats have consistently picked candidates of such shit-poor quality and appeal that they can barely pull off a showing against one of the most despised humans on earth. They’d literally have been better off running any other near-English-speaking, IQ-above-80 human picked wholly at random off the street in a national lottery than virtually any of the political hacks who have hijacked their party at the moment. In short, against all odds, they’ve found a way to be more embarrassing than Trump.

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  5. Oh, and PS, for all the doomsayers: Biden is going to win, Trump is going to bitch and moan and sue and cause drama, y’all will have plenty to whine about to keep yourselves entertained and suitably distraught, and on Jan 20, Biden will take office, and once again a peaceful transition of power will occur, just like it always does, even when we elect a fucking idiot.

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  6. Good answers Paula – thanks for taking part.

    Totally agree with the damned election. It reminds me way too much like the Brexit vote we had here in 2016 and all the whining!!

    Back then, Trump criticised us all and told the Brits to stop whining …….. as we had DUG our own grave….. wow if he had the balls to fess up, he might even say Karma’s a bitch! What goes around comes around.

    I hope to all good, that the shit storm clears up and the weather brightens. I hate the damn election and all the annoying advertising and newscasting and l am a Brit and the President doesn’t affect me directly – indirectly probably but not day to day directly ? He aint my President, he never was and he would never be – but l do find it somewhat comical how very surprised he is that he is not as much loved as he loves himself! That’s gotta hurt.

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    • Thanks Rory! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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    • “…he is not as much loved as he loves himself…”

      I don’t believe in Karma for a second, but assuming that it’s real, it’s a bitch with a double-edged sword.

      Let’s recall the reason that Trump took office in the first place is that Hillary found out that “she is not as much loved as she loves herself”.

      Remember her locking herself in her hotel suite on election night, singing the blues, and not even making an appearance say a few words to comfort her crowd of brainwashed drones right across the street? Sending a flunky over instead to tell them to go home, it’s all over? I remember it. It’s one of the highlights of my life, which in fact, being human, nearly convinced me that Karma WAS a thing..

      In point of fact, most of my political activity of late has been focused around getting that exact point across to the useless twats who think their “calling” is to step up and “lead” us (e.g., roughly 98.746% of all elected officials as well as near-on 100% of appointed regulatory agency administrators).

      Political service ought to be in the same category as the Peace Corps or the Army — mostly staffed by volunteers who step up for a few years and take on the annoying burden of service, then turn it over to whoever gets drafted next and GO THE FUCK HOME.

      This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that most of these self-involved Messianic assholes have about as much business running the place as I would have trying to dock an aircraft carrier. Further, based on the widely-touted “Blue Wave” pissing out into a sad purplish carpet-stain (YET AGAIN SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I TELL YOU!) it seems that it is also pretty clear to the MAJORITY of Americans. If either side comes up with an actual rational human to run for office in the next 4 years, they’ll probably run the place for the next 20 after that.

      I ain’t holding my breath.

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  7. Otherwise intelligent? As in, “Mrs. Lincoln, was the play otherwise enjoyable?”

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  8. I got sucked into the Black Hole of “media coverage” last night. Luckily HRH was still awake at 10:30pm and demanded I fulfill my peasant duties and I was able to disengage.
    It’s a long time til Jan… the “news” wanks are gonna be wetting themselves with all the hoopla between now and then🙄🤦🏼‍♀️💞

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    • Yup. Yet again they will demonstrate why in my world, the press, lawyers, and politicians are in a constant ratings battle to determine who can dive deepest into the outhouse tank. Every time I think one batch or the other has won, another steps up and says “Hold my beer…”

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  9. I think a lot about the question posed in #1, mainly because I know a lot of people who believe very small government is the best way to go. I can’t totally agree, though, because even though it sounds fair and just in its own way, it leaves out the function of government to care for its people. I mean, if you have 150 pairs of humans roaming around south of the European glacier 50,000 years ago, very small governments, loosely defined, probably did exist, and probably worked–since we can say that apparently we survived. Here and now, we have about 350 million people occupying half a continent, so I think “small government” can’t possibly work. Not without lots of people suffering. I think it comes back to the question, why did we invent civilization in the first place?
    I’ll stop. It’s too big a subject.

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    • Yeah. I hear you…

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    • It IS too big a subject to get into here. I will mention that we so-called libertarians are about as fractious on the specific form and defined function of government as Antifa and The Order are. The downside to personally-defined philosophies, really, is that coalitions tend to be small, thus the minuscule impact on a national level.

      Note, however, that they’ve put aside all that for just a bit and are begining to make some headway at the State level.

      As to one of the functions of government being to “take care” of the people, the only question is how far that cloud of kumbaya goes. I will say that any government that leans toward protecting its citizens from threats of physical force and increases their sovereignty in the face of pressures to Conform, and, finally, leaves them alone to make their best life as they see fit falls leaps and bounds closer to “our” philosophy than either of the existing toxic versions of crony-capitalist or “Nanny-knows-best” crypto-fascist ideologies currently holding the reins.

      Not that I have much of an opinion one way or the other.

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  10. Agree re impotus. His base are not happy and still believe his version of things. I feel like Trump has opened Pandora’s box.

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  11. You certainly have a passion for writing and I love your work! Your poetry and fiction is amazing! Hate that trump is still tweeting bullshit, he should fuck right off and just stop already! 😒❤👍😘

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    • Or we could just do what people do when I annoy them (which is usually) — stop reading the fucking things. The man’s an idiot, but what does that say about the smarts of the people force-feeding themselves his bullshit? Ain’t nobody got a gun to anyone’s head making them consume this thin-skinned, 14-year-old-girl-with-a-Twitter-account’s output. It’s like whining because you keep getting your face blistered by bending into the campfire to light your cigar. No one feels sorry for you. Just quit it, for crissakes.

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  12. Thanks Carol Anne!

    So true, Dusty. I have all the Trumps blocked on Twitter, so I’m generally free of them there. Unfortunately, I was lonely and rejoined FB. Love reconnecting w peeps, but I have gotten sucked into the political chat black hole 😝

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  13. Re: #1, Thomas Jefferson’s quote “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” comes to mind.

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