Canard

I love words.  I suck at conjugation and punctuation. But, I love words.  Canard is a neat word.

ca·nard? ?[kuh-nahrd; Fr. ka-nar]

noun, plural ca·nards ?[-nahrdz; Fr. -nar]

1.a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor.
2.Cookery . a duck intended or used for food.
3. Aeronautics .

  a.an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
  b.Also called canard wing . one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
  c.an early airplane having a pusher engine with the rudder and elevator assembly in front of the wings.The one I want to discuss is #1; although, the second would be more tasty.  It seems the basis for “good politics” in this media age.   I don’t see ads about my congressmen.  Understandable, even that conniving bastard can’t afford Chicago ads.  We are state-liners and often don’t know we are Hoosiers.    So, I get the ads for Biggert andFoster which, evidently, is a hot race.  They don’t promote party; have you noticed that in your area?  It is almost like they are embarrassed to be a Red or Blue.   The canards in this on are laughable.  After watching it play out, you’d be a fool to vote for either.  Sadly, that is often the case.  Foster fires people at Christmas and doesn’t pay taxes; Biggert has a big pension and check from government.  Neither stands for anything.  Both are fighting to screw things up worse and enjoy the perks in the process.   Oh, they may actually stand for something but you won’t know until after the election.
As a  Hoosier, I barely know it is a presidential year.   Hoosier and our neighbor are “safe states” and the only race of note is for our retiring(kicked out) Senator’s chair.   It is a close race between two foot shooters.  I do hope he’s the Republican.  I absolutely abhor what passes for Senate leadership.  Not sure it will improve a lot but it couldn’t get worse.
As the voting approaches, I wonder.   When did politics become a religion?  Religion operates on blind faith.  None of us watched Moses bring down the tablets, observe Calvary or  saw Mohamed ascend to heaven.  Politicians are surviving on similar blind faith.   When we approach the poling booths, we should think about it based on saints and sinners.  Well, that is a lame statement; how about best of a bad lot.
Voting is private but I confess my errors.  I’ve voted Libertarian and I am a libertarian.  The case difference is intentional.  Well, I may vote for a mainstream conservative if it looks close or there isn’t a Lib candidate.  Fact is I voted for Goldwater.  He is the guy that lost worst in the modern era.  Surprisingly, I think he might pull it off if he were a candidate this year.  He at least didn’t need a focus group to say what he believed.
Candidates suck.  If it ain’t close and meaningful to you,  try a protest candidate.  I could live with almost any of the for that purpose.  The only one on our ballet is the Libertarian one.  But they total at least four nationally.
Ya All be careful on Tuesday.  It is a zoo out there.  If you’ve a candidate you respect, you are a lucky, unique fellow or dumber than a box of rocks.
Please remember that we have the secret ballot and, should you, on reflection, vote in secret for a candidate you would not endorse in public, you will not be alone.David Mamet 2012

ADDENDUM:

I am sort of watching the Bears game  where the defense is providing the scoring again.   Hell of a secondary that works based on the lines ability.

  1. November 6th, 2012 at 00:19 | #1

    Tuesday night should be excellent for armchair quarterbacking during the election results.

  2. November 6th, 2012 at 07:36 | #2

    You are the guy that gawks at car wrecks aren’t you?  I’ll be looking at the secondary channels or reading a book.  Hopefully, I will be sleeping before they declare it and I won’t have to know which loser is president until tomorrow.  I am more interested in the makeup of the Senate and House and that’ll like still be argued. 

  1. No trackbacks yet.