As the old saying goes (sort of) “If y’all ain’t pissed, y’all ain’t payin’ attention.”
Problem is, everyday there is more to add to the Pissed List and my head is crowded with things that are so unjust, untrue, unfair and against all that I believe this country was meant to be. I start to write and one personality reminds me of the Immigration debate, or another chimes in about the IRS. One is incensed at the people who say “Let the NSA listen to me. I have nothing to hide. They’ll be really bored!” (She had to be restrained and will not be contributing to this blog until she gets medical clearance…) I almost lost another one over the Fort Hood Shooter trial. It was close, but we talked him off the ledge. I hesitate to even mention Benghazi. You know – the imaginary terrorist attack on our compound that resulted in at least four deaths (of which we are aware). As a matter of fact, I have a photo of the imaginary emergency meeting Barry held in the White House Situation Room that very evening:
Yeah, that Benghazi. Or the ACA “train wreck” that produces new economic theories on why it will work every day (although no one can explain nor prove them). Oh, and I have a new member of the round table who took on the task of figuring out WHERE al Qaeda ran to. Far as he can tell, wherever the fuck they felt like as long as it was in striking distance of American installations, military personnel, embassies or civilians.
My most senior alternates are the Holderites. They have been busy bees since the beginning of the Anointed One’s first term and have had little time to rest. From the day he declared we are a “nation of cowards” – tell that to the families of the nearly 6,800 souls who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan bravely protecting our country and way of life – to his avoidance of anything “Fast and Furious” related, Sir Eric has continued to slither away from the serious repercussions that should be his fate. At the very least, a resignation after Barry’s first term would have been a gentlemanly way to exit. But, you have to have class to be a gentleman.
There are a couple of things that bother the group (and our recently hospitalized colleague) about those who accept the government’s attempt to manipulate our 4th Amendment rights. What if the NSA decided to come to your home for dinner – I mean, just eat, have some wine, share a joke or two but not interrogate you or read anything – at a moment’s notice? Would you let them in? What if they wanted to have an agent sit next to you at work? Or come to the Doctor’s office with you? How ‘bout they hang out on the playground with your kids? Would you let them go that far? Well, by opening the door just enough to allow access to some information, you have given them a way to access it ALL. Yeah, uhm, duh!?!? The second part of this is, if the government does not wish to read the emails of a couple of hundred million citizens (sorry, Seattle), why do they now have our passwords? Just a word to those who say they don’t care – take it from someone who has been through it. You will.
As for the imaginary Benghazi scandal…does this mean that Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are still alive? No, it doesn’t. And, the Potus insults the families and memories of all of those who were killed or wounded on that terrible day in September 2012 when he goes off on his little temper tantrums about those meanies, the GOP. I swear he reminds me of a three-year-old who puts his hands over his own eyes and believes that, because he can’t see you, you cannot see him. “If I don’t look at the real problems, if I pretend they don’t exist, they don’t. Hey, let’s talk about Trayvon Martin. How ‘bout that economy? Green jobs, green jobs, green jobs…Keystone Pipeline? Fifty jobs max! Green jobs, green jobs…Pay no attention to the real issues behind the curtain!”
Now that the sound of crickets has quieted in the Situation Room, and Barry is trying to act like he gives a shit, all of a sudden notifications of possible al Qaeda attacks are popping up faster than the news can report them. (Man, I’ll tell you what. Those buggers can terrorize like a son of a bitch when they are decimated, can’t they?) Why? What made Benghazi different? It was September 11th. Other embassies were on alert. Why have no survivors come forward? Aside from the man at Walter Reed, were there others? What made Benghazi different?
I have an issue (okay, I have millions of them, but let’s just concentrate on this one – smarty pants) with using the real names of the murderers of children, unarmed soldiers and other innocent people going about their daily lives. So, we will call the jihadist in Texas the Fort Hood Shooter. Clarify something for me if you can. Does the following handwritten letter now officially classify the scum as an enemy combatant so that we do not have to pay him and the wounded and families of the dead get the military benefits they deserve?
Once these letters were sent, why didn’t the JAG’s office go to the Judge and petition to have the charges amended? Isn’t it bad enough the surviving victims have to go through being questioned by the POS who killed their colleagues? They are still being left in the dust when it comes to receiving the benefits to which they are entitled.
So, not the most organized thoughts in America, but we are going through some organizational changes and things should be back to abnormal soon enough 🙂