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The View From The Top Of The Space Needle— Both Interesting And Instructive

Here is the scene from the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington on the evening of July 18.

What is seen in this picture is some of Downtown Seattle, a portion of Puget Sound, and the Port of Seattle.

The port and the ships entering the port are part of the scenery when considered from the broad vantage point of the top of the Space Needle.

Industry and technology are a large part of what defines us as people. Industry is just as much a valid part of the modern landscape as is nature.

The view from the Space Needle is not only interesting. It is instructive as well.

July 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Presidential Campaign Is An Industry That Consumes Your Time For Little Return

The ongoing Presidential campaign is an industry that consumes your time for little or no return, and ebbs your life energy with relentless stupidity. It’s a processed pre-fabricated product.

( Above is picture of facility similar to one where the campaign may well be produced.)

The campaign is about jobs for consultants and staff, finding material for 24 hour news channels, and winning over the 5% of all voters who are both undecided and living in a swing state.

Nothing of relevance is going be discussed in an honest fashion. Mr. Obama, who I support, and Mr. McCain, who I do not support, are going to gear every word to a narrow segment of the electorate.

And the campaign goes on and on and on. It steals your time. It informs you of nothing you did not already grasp.

The outcome does matter. It’s important who wins. But the process is a mess. Unless you are volunteering or donating on behalf of Mr. Obama, you’d do well to stay away from it all as much as possible.

August 6, 2008 Posted by | Campaign 2008, Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments