Recently I said I was moving my columns in a different direction. I believe I have been fairly successful (showing how incredibly talented I am- I can bore you with politics, with entertainment columns AND with slice of life columns-a true triple threat).
However from time to time, I have to weigh in on politics.
My first thought- it's getting to be election season. And one of my favorite sports is to watch people on this site tie themselves into pretzels over polls. See....polls don't matter...unless they do. There's nothing funnier than watching one person post a poll and get blasted for it as it's a meaningless poll, and we get lots of explanations about how polls are meaningless. Then a day later, the critic posts a poll to support his position, and that poll is somehow different- it means something. Always great fun.
My second thought- the whole gay marriage flap. Generally I have no interest in being a politician. But I do know that if I were Obama, my answer regarding gay marriage would be pretty simple. 'Sure, I support the rights of two people in love to marry. What an odd thing for anyone to be worried about when we're trying to avoid a double-dip recession like Great Britain seems to be entering. I guess if you don't have any answers for the real problems facing the country, you focus on minutiae. I won't be saying anything more on the subject of gay marriage at this time as I don't have the luxury of focusing on it; I have real problems to address.'
Amazing the distractions we allow. It seems to me that the real issues facing us are the difficulty in doing business here (not helped any by the regulation- from labor laws where failure to provide the right number of shirts results in a large fine to sales tax laws where CUTTING a bagel is considered 'preparing' the bagel, to zoning laws that take away your right to use your property as you see fit, to the NIMBY crowd who scream about you trying to make a few dollars- THOSE are the real problems facing the country- not whether two girls can dress up pretty for one day and pay a lot of money for a cake)
-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)
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