Saturday, January 12, 2008


"What do trees have to talk about, hmm... except the consistency of squirrel droppings?" (Gimli)

I notice that both right and left candidates in the US presidential race are making supreme effort to convince us that their views did not change over time, while accusing each other of changing views. If a candidate is found to contradict himself in another interview the fact is immediately on TV, and the candidate is convincing us that he/she actually meant something else - something he/she is saying now.

But wait a second. Since when never changing your opinion is a good thing? Person that never changes his opinion never learns. He is never inconvenienced by reality, his views are frozen in time and space, forever undisturbed by the entropy of expanding universe. He must be a God, or a cartoon character, or an idiot. And whatever is the case, and whoever wins, he is also the next president of the United States.

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