Monday, May 24

The Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the room by the British artist Banksy who also made this:

I've been thinking a lot about the phrase "Elephant in the Room" because this month has seen some real doozies in terms of ignoring the obvious, politically:

When Bernie Sanders asks Ken Salazar if the risks involved in offshore drilling are worth a three-cent reduction in the price of gas for 2030, the elephant in the room is that, three cents a gallon is billions in the pocket of a few.

When Neil Cavuto grills Michael Steele about how the Republican Party is being rejected by the Tea Party, the elephant in the room is that Cavuto's network created the Tea Party, and the Tea Party Movement is a perfect foil for distracting from the network's culpability in endorsing and promoting the party of George W. Bush for eight years.

And when Washington does a Push-Me/Pull-You on "spending," the elephant in the room is that pork is never pork, it's bread, the staff of everliving life, when it's being spent in your district.

The elephant in the room is what Gandhi said: “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed”. And Ted Kennedy never got an answer to his question and never will:


  1. 'Some people' never see the elephant in the room until it sits in their lap and passes gas, BG...And even then, they fan their faces and talk about heat vs. humidity.

    What a world.


  2. blue gals dad5:46 PM

    Let's revise the old Simon and Garfunkel song right now: "Where have you gone Teddy Kennedy..."

  3. Oh, Teddy was one of those people who got better with time, and in the end got the face he deserved, kindly and laugh-lined.

    Will there be another Ted Kennedy? I hope so.



  4. SteveUpNorth5:30 AM

    Wow...maybe it's just my lack of sleep, but I saluted my computer screen after watching the Ted Kennedy video...


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