The Inherent Conundrum of Operant Behavior
Thoughts, wanderings and questions. Often contradictory, but almost always within the shroud of my world.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Clinton should have stepped down. 
That's right - Clinton, the guy who was impeached, should have resigned his presidency. So why didn't he? I think about 90% of it was pride. After all, it took Nixon nearly 30 years before he started to become at least moderately credible.

And here's why -- The country was on the verge of being obsessed. When the lead story on all news reports starts with the status of Clinton's latest soap opera episode, well, that's bad. It's bad for the country. And when so much money, time and other resources are being spent on something that is relatively insignificant in the grander context of an entire country; And if all that wasted energy is a direct result of one man, then that man should be a bigger man, and step aside for the betterment of the country.

I am not a big fan of reality TV. In fact, I really don't like it. With that said, I tend to be a sucker for Fear Factor, and I have begrudgingly seen a few episodes of The Amazing Race due in large part to a good friend.
However, it is very hard to escape all of the sordid reality shows on TV, and I happened to catch bits of the last episode of 'Your Fired'. Apparently, one of the contestants was in charge of organizing a major function, and in the course of doing this, one of his people lied to him twice, and did a few other things (wrong) as well. His handling of the situation is largely attributed to him not winning, and was chastised at length over it. At one point, Trump commented that if any of his employees was caught in a lie, then they would be fired on the spot. It's simply business. If you damage the company, you're out. Period.

The Republican's are always taking the heat for supposedly treating the country like a business. So what's the tie in to all of this? No, I'm not insinuating that Bush should step down. However, I do believe that Rumsfeld should be removed from office. Voluntarily is of course preferable, but it needs to be done. Just like Clinton hurt the country, Rumsfeld is becoming the obsession, and it sure isn't helping Bush with the general populace. The Republican's are missing the 'treat the country like a business' boat on this one. Rumsfeld has been targeted as who is ultimately responsible. Whether it is accurate or not, him holding that office is having the same effect that Clinton had, and he should be out. Period.


Thursday, May 06, 2004

And yet another test. Looks like I'll never quite get past that Beta stage. 
Yes. I have returned. Not with a whimper mind you, but with a sigh. A sigh of 'why does all this html have to be difficult?"


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