23 thoughts on “Open Forum!

  1. Here was something I sent Jack:


    Thinking about this, I like the guy’s honesty. Instead of saying that this is not who he is, he acknowledges that sometimes he can be a jerk. He appears to have no delusions about his imperfections. We all like to have high opinions of ourselves and maybe we really try to be nice people, but we are very quick to excuse our own misbehavior, lest the cognitive dissonance force its way into our psyche. While this guy sounds like he is making excuses for himself, he is simply saying things that more people should have the courage and honesty to say: sometimes, I treat people unfairly and for no good reason.

    The first step is to admit that you have a problem.


    • I agree that being self-aware has its benefits and appears to be lacking in many public or wannabe public officials. So is this public statement in furtherance of self-improvement to just be a better person or is it laying the ground work to be a candidate again? I am fine either way as it is a step in the right direction.

      But regardless of stripe, I don’t think we want any public official who has a problem treating people fairly.

    • But, isn’t this the “Popeye Syndrome”? I saw his interview with Tucker Carlson last evening, and while it was refreshing to see a public figure own his actions without some statement that he/she was taken out of context or misunderstood, he basically said, “well, yeah, I blew it but it[‘s who I am.”: That doesn’t excuse him using his position of authority to try to scam his way out of a ticket. It is an abuse of power. If he is doing this at a traffic stop, then what is he doing behind the scenes? Tiger? Stripes?


      • My father earned the enduring skepticism of Mrs. OB by using his favorite line, “It’s my nature,” too many times.

  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20220307025102/https://www.theblaze.com/news/review-the-federal-government-paid-media-companies-to-advertise-for-the-vaccines#toggle-gdpr

    This article claims that their FOIA request revealed that HHS spent millions, possibly up to a billion, on pro Wuhan virus vaccine advertisement, and possibly getting pro Wuhan virus vaccine doctors interviews on news programs and talk shows.
    Is this an ethical and proper role of federal government?

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