Friday, February 17, 2017

Here is a question. When we talk about political ideology, just what are we talking about? Are we talking about political theoretical models, constructed by individuals engaged in ideas which we consciously modify over time and use as a tool to help us better understand what is happening around us? Or is it more like a set of political predispositions inherited from family and friends and teachers (and the media) that serves as an unconscious ideological filter turning intellectually passive individuals into ideological Pez dispensers? Or, perhaps, some of both?

Oh, and by the way, I bet that there is no way in hell that any of you guys will recognize the ballplayer above. I would be absolutely flabbergasted if proven wrong.


  1. Deer-Washing. Oh them sneaky Zionists

    "A picture of two deer has sparked controversy at the U.N. headquarters in New York because the photograph was taken in the Jordan Rift Valley, which is beyond the Green Line. “There’s no limit to the United Nations’ obsession with Israel,” said Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon in response."

    Biggest face palm evah.

  2. It's probably the first, adapated and modified by the second.

    Maybe that's what Cal Abrams would say.

    1. Get the fuck out of town.

      Are you telling me that you just recognized the guy?

      Wow. I am flabbergasted.

      My father knew Cal Abrams. He was buddies with Cal Abrams' brother, Artie Abrams, back in the day in New York.

    2. The days of knowing all things baseball are over. They don't even post averages in the Sunday paper anymore. Your flabbergast can remain in the bottle.