New Reality TV Show – The Government Goes Wild

Just something to think about. I believe I have figured out how to pay off the national debt and have plenty of money to spare. Remember how the President talked about transparency in the government? Here is my solution. Reality TV!! Instead of showing everything on C-SPAN like he talked about and has not done, go with a live reality TV show. Have it on several times a day.

The White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, different departments (Justice, Homeland Security, NSA, etc.) and maybe even a few (in their minds) elite government figures like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. Here is the deal. sponsors. Get banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup to sponsor the shows. Throw in companies like GM, Google and IBM. Add some universities like Harvard and the University of California. Get some individuals to chip in some sponsorship dollars. Say George Soros, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Oh, and lets not forget the unions. They could charge any amount for the ad time. Would not matter since it is advertising and they can write it off as a cost of doing business.

This would be reality TV at its best. No holds barred, real life drama, name calling, whining, insults flying. It would play out like a high stakes game of chance. There would even be the scandals, all kinds, people tweeting inappropriate picture, people walking back what they said (a euphemism for being caught in a lie), and people that are in charge blaming other for their failures. I mean we can have it all. Maybe show a bit of gun trading with known criminals, or a raid by armed law enforcement agents on an animal shelter to prevent them from taking care of a 35 pound baby deer. Anyway, you get the idea.

Now I know it is hard for the government to do anything right, but if they do this right, watch out. We are on our way to easy street. Now you have to understand that reality shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (have never seen it), “Honey Boo Boo” (have not see this either) and others will be in danger and probably go off the air. Not sure about Duck Dynasty, they might make it as a nice break from “The Government Goes Wild”.

A Tail of a Broken Website

Just something to think about. ACA (Obamacare). Three years and hundreds of thousands of dollar of our money and it does not work. How do you fix it, simple if you are the current government. First you promote one of the contractors responsible for the broken website to oversee the repairs, of course paying them more money to do so. This after the top players blamed each other and then the administration for the problems. Then you send out people like Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to do a dog and pony show and state it is the Republicans fault for the failed systems because of the shutdown. Now think about this and how dumb it is to say things like that . . . 3 years and hundreds of millions of dollars, plenty of time to test the site and then the government suffers a partial shutdown on the day the site goes live and it is that issue that caused the website not to work. Give me a break. That is just wrong. It was not developed correctly and was not test correctly. She and others really had no idea what was going to happen when it went live and we all seem to have found out at the same time . . . It broke. Our government is so much fun to watch because no one is ever responsible or accountable for anything that happens.

Civility

Just something to think about. Based on what the President said this must be how the Democratic party understands what he means by civility. People like this should be ashamed of themselves and removed from office posthaste. But of course over the past couple of weeks the President accused the GOP seven times of demanding a “ransom,” and of “extortion,” of threatening to “blow the whole thing up” and “burn d…own your house.” He called them “ideological extremists,” knocked the “Tea Party’s extremist agenda” and said they were prepared to “cause a recession. Why would I really expect anything different from the rest of his party. It is truly ashamed what has happened to the politics in this country.

The Wrong Message

Just something to think about. Erin Cox tried to help a friend when they text her from a party that they were to drunk to drive. For her efforts she is being punished by her school. The school has even lied about her involvement saying she was arrested at the party. The police have said she was not arrested and had not been drinking. She has many supporters as she has started legal proceedings against the s…chool and a few of their officials. However, she does have at least one detractor.

“Underage drinking is so very dangerous, that’s why MADD appreciates this school’s effort,” said Withers, who praised Cox’s intentions but said she should have called an adult. “I’m not there and I don’t know all of the details, but indeed, their efforts to prevent underage drinking through zero tolerance are admirable”

Her intent was to prevent a person, a friend, from driving drunk and she would have if the events had not unfolded as they did. However, MADD thinks she should have called an adult. Let’s be realistic about this kids are not going to do this. The issue I see with MADD’s stance and the school’s is that the next time if a friend text a friend in this situation instead of them going to be the designated driver they will simply say no or just not respond. Their drunk friend is then likely to attempt to drive home, thus putting his life and everyone on the road in danger.

This person should not be punished, they should be looked on as a person that was willing to help, willing to go get a drunk friend and help prevent a potentially horrific accident from occurring. Decisions like these by the school and MADD simply discourage young people from helping. The message that both the school and MADD is sending is just wrong.