Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Dangerous Incompetence

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell

If it were easy to achieve all the goals you have set for yourself, you might be aiming too low. There is a difference between contentment and complacency…contentment tempers our cravings and hungers and desires… complacency dulls us into accepting the mediocre. A little denial, a little hankering for things just out of our reach is a healthy motivation for building, creating, and producing.

Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow put a “Dangerously Incompetent” placard on an easel on the Senate Floor Tuesday as a backdrop for dissing President Bush and the general philosophy behind the funding of Homeland Security. As it turned out, the sign served as an unintended caption for her comments on the floor of the Senate.

Funny thing about all these wanna-be problem solvers who are now piling on the administration—they’re all like sharks who think they smell blood in the water—they’re all teeth and muscle, with very little brain power to create reasonable solutions. It’s pretty easy to bite and tear apart—especially in a feeding frenzy or a herd mentality. But they're not offering any plausible alternatives. They're only creating a vacuum.

It takes a lot more skill and intelligence to find creative answers to problems we’re facing in America today. In fact, if these nattering naybobs of negativity used half of the energy and brain power they're wasting on blasting Mr. Bush, and instead applied it to constructive, positive, answer-seeking thought processes, we’d all be a lot better off.

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