Tuesday, October 20, 2009

George Bush ducking the shoes ends up being a good metaphor for his entire presidency. They said Reagan was the "teflon" president, but Bush makes Reagan look like an amateur.

When Bush was owner of his ball team in texas, he and his cronies cooked up a way to get a large number of acres taken into eminent domain so that a stadium could be built. That doesn't sound all that bad on the face of it, but when you scratch the surface you find that , although only around 10 acres are needed for a stadium, 50 acres were commandeered. 40 acres were kept by the buyers, who were then able to develop that property commercially and make another fortune.

As we know, eminent domain is a concept that has undergone an incredibly cynical transformation in recent years. This may be somewhat of an over-simplification, but essentially, developers seem to be able to go to municipalities and make the case that they, the developer, could bring in far more revenue, thus the property that they want should be condemned and sold to them.

Being able to own property and keep it as long as you pay the taxes has always been a huge part of the american dream...and the republicans have the nerve to call some of us un-american!

Bush just made all these metaphorical roadside bombs that always blew up in someone else's face, not his.

It has never been answered to my satisfaction why Bush 43 did nothing at all to prevent an al quida attack in the weeks and months before 9/11. We will never know if Al Gore would have prevented it, because the opportunity was wrested from him , but I'll bet he wouldn't have ignored a memo on his desk on August 14 or so that said al quaida wanted to steal our airplanes.

Could he just possibly have ignored it because an attack on our soil would be a tailor-made excuse for an invasion into Iraq?

It just doesn't seem to me that the Bush/Cheney family, minions and sycophants suffer much at all from the giant messes that were made. Only the rest of us.

And it continues. Those they don't agree with are labeled liars or sick puppies. The truth is denied daily. Bush' s presidency just went from one wtf moment to the next, and truthfully, they did expect us to believe all the malarkey. Stupid people think every one else is as stupid as them.

If we consider Katrina, the holes in all their stories become all the more apparent. I'm still trying to understand how they expect us to believe that Anderson Cooper could get into New Orleans but the richest country in the world couldn't drop some batteries on a hospital roof top. Could the neglect of New Orleans have been intentional? I wonder how many people lost their small but valuable chunks of gulf area real estate to developers.

I am getting way past tired of the way all of these lying crooks keep hanging around like a bad smell. They lost the election for a very good reason; the american people can tell the difference between truth and lies. If telling the truth makes you a sick puppy, call me a sick puppy too.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Perhaps the christian right should quit thumping their bibles and open them up and read them.

The book of proverbs lists " 6 things the lord hates and one his soul detests , namely, haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, a deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren."

I was thinking of the seven deadly sins first with regard to Karl Rove. Every time I saw him on the news he reminded me of gluttony and sloth. Actually he reminded me of the pillsbury doughboy because he always seemed so pasty-white and shapeless, not even all that heavy of a guy, but with this oozing, amorphous, complete lack of muscle tone as though he had never done an honest day's work in his entire life. From all reports, he also has a heart that devises wicked plots.

After I got done thinking about that, I realized that there was a perfect cast of characters for a modern version of the seven deadly sins: Glen Beck, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Karl Rove. How perfect; just enough sins to go around. And who among them has not or is not sowing discord among brethren?

The seven deadly sins are generally listed as Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.

Pride is also sometimes called vainglory. George Bush standing on the aircraft carrier declaring victory would have to be called vainglory.

None of these guys are even remotely sexy, but I would have to award lust to O'Reilly, and wrath to Dick Cheney. Rush limbaugh competes really hard with Karl Rove for gluttony and sloth, so they get to share. I will award greed to Sean Hannity, because greed can also be defined as avarice which includes disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason. When DO we all get around to acknowledging how treasonous all these media bastards are ? They are relentlessly working against President Obama , ignoring the wishes and the voice of the vast majority who voted for our president.

Glen Beck surely deserves envy. "Those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something that they perceive themselves as lacking ; they wish the other person to be deprived of it." I think Glen Beck cries because something beautiful has come into the world and he realizes he can never be a part of it, so he will just try and destroy it instead.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's not that I'm happy that the afghan (I can NEVER remember how to spell that) elections turned out to be a fraud, but, I do feel that we who are advocating for restraint are vindicated.

Are any of us really surprised that the Karzai government is not really trusted by the Afghan people? The Bush Cheney Whitehouse engineered Karzai's ascension to power in Afghanistan. They really never seem to vet anything all that well. Karzai's brother is apparently the biggest drug dealer in their country..should we spill the precious blood of our children for that?

If Bush had been able to stay on message and deal with the Taliban like he said he would, maybe things would be different.

But all of a sudden a huge portion of the resources of the armed forces were being squandered in Iraq, for reasons that most of us will probably never fathom.

The republicans were always claiming that they should be re-elected because they "kept us safe". Really? When was that? After theydidn't keep us safe? That has been their biggest lie of all.

They never got anything right, and they never did anything the way they said they would.

These are the same losers who are claiming that Mr. Obama hasn't accomplished enough.

Yet the voices of the world say otherwise.

The repubs and cons need to quit believing they can turn horseshit into champagne.

Mr. Obama's base is going nowhere, no matter what people like former Senator Crist say. We are all still firmly in his corner, believing in him and pulling for him to succeed.

Friday, October 9, 2009

So I'm up at the crack of dawn watching "Way Too Early" and it comes over that Mr. Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. I'm happy for that and I believe he deserves it, because he has changed the tenor of diplomacy. I'm happy for him too; anyone would like a little lift after the media bashing he's received the last few weeks.

Right on the heels of my happiness comes Joe Scarborough LAUGHING at the idea of Mr. Obama being honored with the Peace Prize.

What kind of people are you out there, who would attack someone for trying to make things better?

I'm very uncomfortable with the media in general right now. Even left-leaning shows such as SNL and Countdown have bellied up to the bashing bar. My first thought was "et tu, Brutus" .

The media was almost single handedly resposible for burning down Howard Dean, and look where that got us.....four more horrifying years of Bush Cheney...as the bumper-sticker said, "steady horsemen for the apocolypse".

George Bush-hole led us into a war in Afganistan which thus far has accomplished exactly nothing. The women are no safer; they are still being brutalized and terrorized, and Bin Laden is still hanging out with his friends.

I guess we went to war with Iraq so we could make things better for exxon-mobil. War with Iraq weakened America more than anything else up to now. It was also very convenient to hang Saddam Hussein before he could spill any of the beans about his relationships with people like Donald Rumsfeld , way back before he became public enemy number one.

The conservatives, dare I call them the christian-wrong, are clamoring for a war with Iran. I think it is worth remembering when the Americans were held hostage in Iran. Everyone came home ALIVE. Those people cannot be too barbaric. Of course I'm not happy that they were held hostage, but the Iranians were not happy that we had interfered in their country's politics. As witnessed by the recent elections in Iran , people are trying to break away from the poison fruit cake regime of their current leaders. How shall we help them? Shall we drop more bombs on an already brutalized people? Or shall we use diplomacy and friendship?

I'm gonna vote for friendship. I'm gonna vote for all those Iranian young people who use the internet and hope for a better world for themselves. And to paraphrase Bill Clinton, I'm going to vote for an America that uses the power of example, not the example of power.

My heart-felt congratulations to Mr. Obama.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The fastest way to have an efficient health care system would be to build it ourselves and separate ourselves from the insurance companies.

Health care for all children should be part of our school taxes. It should include children from birth to age 20, 23 if attending college, and pregnant women.

When we pay for car insurance, we are not buying it for maintenance and wear and tear. Homeowner's insurance also does not cover maintenance, etc. We should be able to get routine medical care at a fair price, and count everything that we spend as a tax deduction. Insurance should only be needed for injuries and diseases, and it should cost one tenth of what it does now.

There are plenty of doctors and nurses out there who are willing to simply make a good living, not a killing. So let them work for the government. We already have an Indian Health service. Why not a health service for the rest of us? We can provide educations to people who are willing to work for a good living. There are plenty of talented and compassionate young people out there who don't need to make ten times more money than the president and get rich off misery and suffering.

It would be cheaper to educate legions of healthcare workers than to continue to try to appease the insurance company monsters. The health insurance companies will never have our interests in their hearts.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I have never been much into conspiracy theories, and I have to admit that when Hillary Clinton referred to a "vast right-wing conspiracy"(during the Monica debacle), I kinda rolled my eyes. But then, when I started to think about it, I began to think that she was quite possibly right. And I am more convinced then ever that such a conspiracy does exist, and we have been engaged in a struggle to break this insidious right wing strangle-hold. It must exist, or agencies like Fox News would just never survive. They would not get away with the way they distort the truth, the way they try to package rumor-mongering and rabble-inciting into their version of the evening news.

This is the faction that has whipped the birther movement into a frenzy. But if anyone is an interloper here, it is Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox. He is only lately become a citizen, and that not so much for love of this country, but love of his monetary interests.

Just a few minutes ago I stopped by accident on Fox Cable News, and listened and watched as some lady newscaster tried to whip her viewing audience into a frenzy, implying both with choice of words and tone of voice that Mr. Obama is somehow negligent for not instantly falling into line and shipping another 40,000 young people into a war zone.

I think the major social ill that we are faced with right now stems solely from these right wing news agencies and the special interest groups that support them. All they do is take our collective energy away from solving the real problems; the same way they did when Mr. Clinton was forced to use all his energy defending himself against the likes of Ken starr et al, for something that amounted to bad boy behavior.

Very recently it was reported that it was known very well that Mr. Clinton would not be found guilty; they just went through with impeachment proceedings because they could!

We have to stop supporting these people financially. I saw an ad for Jos. A Banks on Fox this morning. Why buy anything from them? Buy it somewhere else.

There are plenty of good fish in the sea why settle for dead mackerel.
What kind of person gloats about someone else's loss or failure? It was never a foregone conclusion that Chicago would secure the olympics, and the fact that the olympics will go to Brazil should not for an instant be seen as reflecting poorly on Mr. and Mrs. Obama. But to hear Rush Limbaugh tell it, this is some huge cataclysmic failure.

Rush Limbaugh is simply a spiritually destitute man..no, I'll call him a man-shape, because real men don't act like this. I continue to have a really hard time understanding how people can listen to him and think he has any credibility. He is the worst kind of hypocrite, attacking those who have been busted for drugs while being a giant oxy-contin crack head. What do you suppose the chances are that he actually kicked his habit? Just about zilch...he completely lacks moral fiber. He doesn't have the ability to try that hard at anything.

Lindsay Graham finally stood up to contribute a few weak sentences toward doing the right thing, but really it's about 7 months later than it should have been.

The best part of the whole week is Mr. Grayson from Florida, getting up in congress and explaining the Republican Health Care Plan. The Emperors don't like being told they're not wearing any clothes. I just love the way those ninnyhammers start calling for an apology! Like Mr. Grayson was anywhere near the same category as Joe Wilson. But what a cup of delicious when he said he would apologize to the dead! I,m still belly laughing every time I think about it.