Gold standard Insatiable
Polistra The Metrologist likes to locate Standard Units for measurements.
Let's consider the two-way scale from Insatiable to Deplorable.
We have several notable candidates for the Standard Insatiable this week. Hillary continues to blame everyone else for her overwhelming ambition that pulled her into a position she couldn't sustain. Jeff Flake blames Trump for his ambition** that led him to lose the confidence of his own voters.
Winner without question: O'Reilly blames God
for the fact that his employer stopped paying protection money to sustain O'Reilly's predatory habits. Even champion Insatiable Murdoch had to draw the line somewhere, and $45 million in blackmail was apparently the line. But it wasn't enough for O'Reilly. He wanted INFINITE protection and INFINITE impunity, and when he finally lost it after 20 years, God is bad.
PERFECT INSATIABLE. Can't be beat.
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I'm not claiming perfection on the other end, but a little event this morning struck me as a nice contrast. Yesterday the grocery store was out of my preferred coffee, and the can in the kitchen felt nearly empty, so I resigned myself to making the trek to Safeway again today. After I boiled up this morning's pot, I took a good look in the can and realized it's not empty! There's enough coffee for two more days before a store trip is needed! Yay! Thank God!
This picture, first posted about two years ago,
serves as my Gold Standard Deplorable.
Picture was taken as part of an Urban Renewal project in Topeka around 1962. An old cafe in the black part of town. Dude on the right isn't even noticing the camera.
Got coffee. Got burger. Got money to pay for them. Life is good.
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** For clarity: Having ambition doesn't make you Insatiable. You become Insatiable when you don't recognize the limiting asymptote of your ambition,
when you assume that your upward path MUST be exponential. If you can quit while you're ahead, you're not Insatiable.
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