Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Basketball and Government

I don't like watching organized basketball. High School or College ball is not as bad as the pros. And I figured out why I don't like basketball. It's because the referees are such a big part of the game.

I mean think about the last game you watched - and how many times the game was stopped by the refs. It cannot be denied that they are a huge part of any basketball game. You might say that they are just doing their job - and that may be true - but it makes it far less enjoyable for me. They affect almost every play at the end of a game.

I'd kind of like to see a professional game played like a street game some time. I'm sure that at first it'd be total chaos. But after a while it'd settle down into a more or less reasonable game.

And here's where I make the comparison to government. We have an intrusive government, trying to regulate all aspects of our lives. We have cops only too willing to enforce whatever law they are told to enforce. The job of the cops is, when not to steal money from honest people, to coerce conformity (to paraphrase V for Vendetta).

And I hate our government. But I hate the government for the same reason that I hate the officiating of a basketball game. It's just too much for me. The government should let the people live their lives as they see fit - as long as they are not hurting others. And the refs should let 'em play the game.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Liberal Typicals

Reading HuffPo comments and then writing a blog post is a lot like drunk-calling your ex. It's generally just a bad idea.

I have to start out by saying that my sister is a 'Liberal' or 'Progressive' and yeah, she always knows what I need to do to fix my life. But I love my sister. And she is a good person, and caring and all. And she's the one who inspired me to try to figure out this whole 'liberal' thing. Heads up - I'm going to stop putting liberal in quotes as, from this point on, quotes will be implied.