Lost In The Void

Just a couple quick thoughts tonight, as I am up to my ears in a few things that some people call “real” life. I don’t understand why people separate their activities into “online” and “real” life.

I have been working with computers, BBS’s, and the Internet for so long that my “online” life and “real” life seem to be one in the same. I met my wife online, we found a place to live online, we both have businesses online, and our kids have their own laptops and blog, online.

If someone you know separates the two then you know something about them. Either they are hiding what they do online from their “real” life friends, or they are hiding their “real” life friends from their activities online. Some people may have justification (ie: abusive ex-spouses, jobs, etc) for doing so, but it’s all still real isn’t it? Just because they spent six hours in WoW doesn’t mean their butt wasn’t physically in that chair the whole time.

So, I was sitting here today and I read that the Obama administration is working to ban recreational fishing.

Led by NOAA’s Jane Lubchenco, the task force has shown no overt dislike of recreational angling, but its indifference to the economic, social and biological value of the sport has been deafening.

Additionally, Lubchenco and others in the administration have close ties to environmental groups who would like nothing better than to ban recreational angling. And evidence suggests that these organizations have been the engine behind the task force since before Obama issued a memo creating it last June.

While the article may (or may not) be stretching things a bit, Barack Obama has proven that anything is possible when you consider all of the other asinine ideas he’s come up with.

Is President Obama working to ban recreational fishing? Good luck with that Barry.

After reading that previous article, and wondering what I am going to do with all my tackle supplies if they do ban recreational fishing, I read that Senate Democrats are trying to add an overhaul of federal student loans into the health care reform package.

It seems they have a slight problem with scheduling and if they don’t act fast, they may just have to wait to do one or the other and you know they aren’t waiting on health care.

I don’t think they’ll add it into the bill. They’re having enough trouble getting the votes they need on health care, let alone opening that big ol’ can of worms.

If the Obama administration hadn’t been trying to ban recreational fishing those worms would have come in handy if we went fishing for the next moronic statement from Democratic leadership. Thanks to Nancy Pelosi, we don’t have too.

You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting. But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.

Did you catch that? We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in the bill. Get real, Nancy!

Banning recreational fishing, adding budgetary items to a bill they want to reconcile, and blubbering about bills that can’t be read. It sounds like some strange twisted alternate reality to me.

Maybe there is some separation between “online” and “real” life. If so, then I must be lost in the void between them.

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