Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Time to Reveal that Elephant Tattoo on your Ass, Joe
Savannah, Ga. Those feckless wonders currently holding majority status in the U.S. Senate have made this bed--now crawl under the covers and spoon with Joseph Isadore Lieberman.
Reid and his flaccid captaincy should have done any number of things regarding the Hypocrite from Connecticut. The Nevadan could have demanded complete and total obeisance from Sen. Droopy Dog in exchange for keeping his former Democratic party seniority. He didn't. He could have better courted the Mainers--Sens. Snowe or Collins; he didn't. He could have employed reconciliation, (despite foot-stomping from Sens. Byrd and Feingold) necessitating only 50 votes and quickly setting the Senate on a path to better match the House Bill. Again, Reid didn't.
So here we are. A whole lot of nothing. Something much, much less than a majority of us thought we were voting for a year ago. Oh, and about that November vote: where's the President in all of this? Cogitating. Collating. We may have thought we were voting for an FDR, but we got another Clinton after all. And not the better one.
Today the Tiger of the House, Speaker Pelosi, says Congress might have something for Obama to sign in time for the January State of the Union Address, again thanks to Reid's pussy-footing in the Senate. We also hear rumors that Leiberman may finally remove that rubber-mask of Independence and officially join the GOP.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Troglodytes on the Right have been insisting the approximately 900 Billion dollar cost of passing health care is a price too high, a burden which will increase the deficit, punish future generations and must of necessity pay for itself down to the dime. The Beck's, the baggers, the blowhards, the birdbrains, the boobs and boneheads have been bleating about this for months.
Let's see if we can make them squeal like little piggies: Tax the Rich.
General McChrystal's Afghan Strategy asks for 30,000 additional troops and support for a long-term commitment, costing about 900 Billion dollars,
Time to make the Birthers/Freepers/Jeepers/Creepers pay for their plan, too. A 1% War Surtax on incomes over $200,000 annually would go a goodly way to redress this inequity. Especially since so precious few offspring of the elite monied class have seen fit to make the sacrifice by volunteering to serve. Most of the burden of our Iraq/Afghanistan ventures are carried on the backs of America's less wealthy.
Make the rich kids serve, or make them pay for the privilege of sitting on their hands in the stands. This is a war, after all.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Savannah, GA. Let us be perfectly clear: The rights--the civil rights--of the minority should never be subjected to the tyranny of the majority. Full stop.
No tax-paying, law-abiding, American should be forced to ask permission of another if they may have equality under the law. See Proposition 8 in California, Referendum 71 in Washington, Question 1 in Maine, for example. Another example:
Yet this is exactly what is occurring within our Republic, today. An entitled majority is demanding and being allowed to vote on the rights of a disenfranchised minority, all in the name of democracy. This is wrong, this is perverse, this is evil.
It is time for America to accept civil marriages between two gay women, or two gay men.
Religious arguments against civil marriage for homosexuals absent a theocracy are irrelevant. Religious leaders and their followers have no place writing State or Federal law. Their freedom to believe in deities of their choosing is guaranteed by Amendment I, of The Bill of Rights, of the United States Constitution. That freedom does not allow forcing nonbelievers to have to live by the same.
Democracy has limits; it is not absolute. Majority dominion without restraint is nothing but rabble, gangs, mob rule.
We're better than that.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Cue Senator James Mountain ("Senior Moments") Inhofe R-Oklahoma. This paleolithic reactionary relic hasn't quite made it into the Holocene. A former real estate developer and failed insurance company president, this man lives in the past and legislates by hyperbole.
Inhofe's purple prose and pufferies include:
[There is] compelling evidence that catastrophic global warming is a hoax. That conclusion is supported by the painstaking work of the nation's top climate scientists.
[Global warming is] the second-largest hoax ever played on the American people, after the separation of church and state.
Still battling the Axis Powers in his head, Inhofe has compared the Environmental Protection Agency to the Gestapo and Clinton-era EPA Administrator Carol Browner to Tokyo Rose. He probably tries to buy Slim Jim's at his local 7-11 with WW II food ration stamps. Jim must toss and turn at night knowing President Obama appointed Browner Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change last January.
No friend of college-bound students, he was one of 12 Senators who voted to oppose lowering interest rates for student loans. He lost: 72-12.
In June of 2006, on the Senate floor, pointing to a large photograph of his family he trumpeted, ...As you see here, and I think this is maybe the most important prop we’ll have during the entire debate, my wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20 kids and grandkids. I'm really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we've never had a divorce or any kind of homosexual relationship. (Nothing cheerful about the Inhofes.) The Senate was debating the Federal Marriage Amendment, a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States. He lost: 49-48 on a cloture motion.
The Idiot from Oklahoma wants to drill for oil EVERYWHERE, (the contributions Inhofe has received from the energy and natural resource sector since taking office have exceeded one million dollars); he wants to make English the Official Language, complete with an English Proficiency Test for immigrants, and as a member of the Armed Services Committee, he was outraged by the outrage over the revelations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. You get the picture.
But it's his recent comments at a town hall meeting, reported by the Tulsa World that garners him several advanced dementia points:
Gitmo: There has never been a case of torture there. The people there are treated better than in the federal prisons.
I don’t know why President Obama is obsessed with turning terrorists loose in America.
Despite the fact the President has requested more military spending: Barack Obama is disarming America. (A pet pork project of Inhofe's--a cannon to be built in OK was scrapped.)
I never dreamed I would see an administration try to disavow all the things that have made this country different from all others...
I have never seen so many things happening at one time so disheartening to America.
Every institution that has made this country the greatest nation in the world is under attack.
Those of you who think like I do hope this country can hang on another 16 months.
Will someone wipe the drool from Inhofe's chin and give the poor man another pudding cup?
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
My question to the conspiracy fetishists known as 'Birthers' is this: Are these individuals fully-fledged citizens? Are they some kind of demi-American because their birth certificate has been altered by the State?
Friday, June 5, 2009
Now President Obama delivers a major policy speech in a major Muslim capitol, seeking comity among the less radicalized in the region, and the well-upholstered balloonicle Limbaugh, along with the talking pointed-heads on FOX have gone all Vidkun Quisling on us, collaborating with al-Qaeda in a mutual wish for American failure in these efforts of association to mutual benefit.
Their hatred for and shrill rhetoric against the best interests of America are shocking in their magnitude, if only for the sheer weight of the overlying hypocrisy.
Benedict Arnold, meet your 21st century counterpart: the Quisling Right Wing.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Completely the courtesy of Hebiclens/WMxdesign's Photostream on flickr
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Let us be clear: Followers of the evil god of Abraham may teach and preach wholly what they wish within their churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, tents and parking lots. Within their homes and apartments they may certainly raise their children to believe as they see fit. Welcome to America. What they may not do--and yet desperately seek--is to do the same in the public square. To reduce the "other" to secondary or demi-status. Too bad for them, but that's both outside of their homes and certainly, by virtue of definition, not their place of worship. Besides, I pay full taxes too; so I get to sit at the big table. Ride at the front of the bus. Enjoy equal rights under the law. Intolerant spiritual chauvinists, they can only see a binary universe; a sad existence of naughty and nice, black and white, right vs. wrong.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
He may be number one with his regularly listening audience, but for most of us, he's simply number two.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Savannah, Ga. "You Can't Handle the Truth," said Col. Nathan R. Jessep in Rob Reiner's 1992 film, A Few Good Men. The same should be said of the vapid idiots on CNBC--those cretins tub-thumping for Wall Street, Chicago Traders, et alii. You know the type: the Clueless Wonders who got us into this economic mess. The ones who taught us that hard, honest, work doesn't get anyone ahead--gaming the system does.
But that's a digression.
Let's draw our attentions back to the mentally and economically challenged savants of CNBC when confronted with knowledgeable experts on the current situation:
Cue: CNBC Pointed Heads
Truly amazing, yes?
Hat tip to SLOG
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sam Adams should resign.