There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet
If anywhere in Alaska can be relied upon for its lobstery redness, and overabundance of bootstraps and red pickup trucks, it’s the Mat-Su Valley – home of the ex-half governor, home of the State Rep who held up honoring the Girl Scouts because he heard a rumor on the internet they were in cahoots with Planned Parenthood, home of the former State Rep who tried to outlaw Sharia Law, home of the High School that covered up their 1% for art because it looked a little too much like ladyparts. The local paper, The Frontiersman, is a great read, and periodically features a reader poll.
Today, as I scanned the online paper, I saw that the poll question asked about the Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of what is commonly known as “Obamacare.” Do readers agree, or disagree with this opinion?
They may as well have been asking readers if they like the bubonic plague, or welfare queens, or migraine headaches, or cross-dressing Kindergarten teachers.
I mean, the same issue has a letter to the editor from a guy who laments:
…we are witnessing the death of individualism as over half the country now values group thinking and collectivism over being capable, self-sustaining, individuals. They have no interest in living a life free from interference by the government.
They want a world where their decisions, from the size of their sodas, to the health care they are given are made for them. We are evolving into a country where success is no longer something to be admired, rather it’s something to be jealously mocked, ridiculed and destroyed.
I chuckled to myself. “This poll is gonna be good,” said I.
The only way you can see the results of the poll, of course, is if you vote in it. Wondering if I’d be the only yes vote, I clicked, and then viewed the results. Would it be 70% 80% More?
Well, give me a bad wig and call me Sarah…
Perhaps there is hope.