“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” - Albert Einstein
“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.” - Charles Manson
As soon as someone takes on the establishment, the first thing the establishment does is try and portray them as crazy. They said Jimmy Griffin was crazy when he fought against machine politics. They called Carl Paladino crazy when he ran against two career do-nothing politicians. It's funny how he wasn't "Crazy Carl" when he and Rus Thompson were fighting to get the unnecessary tolls removed from the 190. You know who was crazy? People like Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, who said at the time that we needed the tolls because of the "revenue" they generated. They were crazy. Crazier, were the people who believed him for years (as well as others) and kept reelecting him and throwing 50 cents in the bucket. Not me. I got off, drove through the ghetto, and then got on again by the Peace Bridge, whenever I had time. I guess that made me crazy.
WNY's latest person "crazy" person is Akron businessman Jack Davis. I'm not a supporter of Davis. I don't live in the district. However, spending his own money and being a 3rd party candidate does not, in and of itself, make Davis crazy. If you ask me, Jane Corwin's chief of staff, Michael Mallia, shrieking like a teenaged girl and trying to incite a 78 year old man, is much more of a threat to us than Captain Viagra. People like Mallia and Nick Langworthy should both be stocking shelves at WalMart, not running our government.
Oh, yea. Because I write (poorly, I might add) about news stories and offer my opinion on things, I'm crazy too. The people who say such things are usually afraid of their own shadows. They are followers, with little confidence in themselves. Back-up point guards. They were the people in The Emperor's New Clothes who told the emperor how great his new suit looked. Who needs people like them as friends anyway? While Griffin, Paladino, and Davis might have had their flaws, craziness was not one of them.
Now. Posting every single day since August of 2009? Some might say that is a little crazy. Others, persistent...
I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place...