Common Sense

PERHAPS the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. -Thomas Paine (1737-1809). Common Sense, 1776

Thursday, December 27, 2007


A friend of mine worked at a relatively local Rockwell Corp. resort. Rockwell had myriad government contracts, and their claim to fame was that they had a factory in nearly every congressional district in the country.

Needless to say, when they needed a vote in Con gress, they could get one. But just to be sure, they ran a few of these "resorts" around the country to wine and dine the recalcitrant few. And reward the faithful many.

My friend Mike's job was, when the Con gress critters wanted to go hunting, to give them a successful outing. Even if they had only a half hour or so.

They did this by taking the politician to a pre-arranged blind, and then Mike and his crew would release captive birds from trenches until the "skilled" critter managed to bag one.


P.S. And what about Cheney's "hunting" accident?

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