Yeah, They Went There…

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“The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government,” – Senator Harry Reid, 2005.

“The American people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster – if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate – then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse,” – Former Senator Barack H. Obama, 2005.

“I say to my friends on the Republican side, you may own the field right now, but you won’t own it forever,” Biden concluded. “I pray God, when the Democrats take back control, we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.” – Former Senator Joe Biden, 2005 as quoted on Mediaite.com.

Now more than ever, Libertarians, Republicans, and Conservatives need to put aside their differences and show a somewhat unified front.  The only option left open to them is to ensure that they acquire a majority in the Senate and maintain it in the House if there is to be any hope that we retain some semblance of the nation our Founding Fathers fought so hard to achieve.

I cannot believe I am saying this, but screw Obamacare!  Take care of the constituents who have been harmed by this Socialist Manifesto disguised as health care.  Once Obamacare implodes (and it will) they all need to work together to ensure that the “fix” is not automatically switching to single-payer – which I believe was the plan all along.  I am not a conspiracy-type person, but there are so many aspects of our government involved in this abortion that it seems all but impossible that it was not their goal from the get.

Do not fool yourselves that the use of this option will be limited to secondary court judges.  History shows once the Anointed One is given an inch, he attempts to take the world.  It can now be used ad nauseum to pass whatever he feels is for “the greater good”.

We can only hope that the moderate Democrats who have been fleeing the sinking ship that is the Obama Administration stay the course and are not coerced into following the Democrats very narrow, very defined party line.  We can only hope that our fellow citizens in red states with Democrats as their Representatives and Senators in Congress stay angry enough to vote them out of office.  And, we can only hope that the Administration does not “encourage” those liberal Supremes who are close to retirement to do so within the next 3 years and use the nuclear option to push through someone who is even more Progressive than even Kagan or Sotomayor.

I fear that many Americans do not understand the dangerous path Harry Reid has chosen to take the Senate down.  Not only for our time, but for our children and grandchildren.  If I were to use a “what if” scenario to show just how much impact giving control to one party could have on this country, it would be this –

What if one of Osama bin Laden’s sons stayed in the United States after he attended college, became a citizen, married a citizen and had children?  What if he began a movement that resulted in courts across the nation recognizing Sharia Law as a right protected under the guise of religious freedom?  What if many in whatever party is in control in the future agree with those rulings and a bill was presented to accept Sharia Law as a federally protected First Amendment right?   Only 51 Senators would have to agree.  What if…

A Fly’s Butt hair…

I’m sorry, Secretary Kerry.  You impress me just about a fly’s butt hair more than Barry – but only because you don’t appear as condescending in your manner of speech.  (I can’t believe I actually said that.)  This awful situation in Syria should have been acted upon months and months ago.

Did the people who accused President Bush of lying about the existence of WMDs in Iraq ever wonder how thousands of Kurds (and other “undesirable” citizens) ended up buried in mass graves without a bullet hole, knife wound, etc., in one of them?  What – they died from a Febreze™ overdose?  Wouldn’t you agree that these people suffered “inconceivable horror” at the hands of Saddam Hussein just as the citizens of Syria are today?  What a damned hypocrite you are.  Did anyone in the UN (or US for that matter) take the time to follow the trail and see WHERE the weapons ended up when they were smuggled out of Iraq under cover of darkness – or however they secreted them – before the UN Inspectors were able to locate them?   Uhm, Ketchup Man, I think we found them.

Your buddy, Barry, can play his little Executive Order game when there is an immediate threat to the United States.  You know, like big planes flying into the WTC, Pentagon and Shanksville and killing nearly 3,000 people.  President Bush filed an Executive Order to invade Iraq and in October 2002 he consulted Congress so they could vote on a more formal document authorizing military action against Iraq.  What immediate threat is there against the US?  

Barry, you have waited so long that this has become a much more complicated issue that poses threats to some of our allies overseas.  Put the red Sharpie™ down and back away from your kids’ art table.  We are kind of stuck out in the Gulf with our thumbs up our asses because Assad has certainly been playing the Sarin Shuffle like a mad man.  Where is the bow of the ship you are going to fire across today?  Oh, and by the way, thank you so much for clarifying to this fucknut  that there aren’t actually going to be missile strikes.  Did you send him a note with little roses imprinted on it that reads “Dear Bashir, If a big shiny metal thing comes flying over your house, it is just us trying to look like we have balls.  Have a nice day and we apologize in advance for any stress cracks our phony show of force may create in any of your buildings.  Sincerely, Barry”

It might be a good idea to investigate why Russia and China walked out of the meeting at the UN. ( http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-russia-syria-warships-deployed-20130829,0,3436636.story )  Putin hates your guts, he’s KGB (you say ex, I call bullshit) and my personal opinion is that he has been working with Iran on something for a very long time.  China nearly owns us financially.  Do we sincerely need to piss them off?  Both have nukes.  If Bush were President I would have 100% faith that he could organize the right people to deal with all of the intricacies of this issue.  I get the sense that you probably have trouble figuring out your TV remote.

Oh, just a little piece of advice for ya – if one of our oldest, most loyal allies says “Fuck YOU!  You’re on your own on this one”, you may want to really, really take a moment and ask yourself why…

Just for S&G, I am going to repost something I wrote when you told the world our troops would be pulling out of Afghanistan.  Sort of like telling Assad you aren’t really going to hit anything, you know?  You need to read this.  It’s a real killer – literally…

After last night’s address to the nation concerning his Afghan Strategy, the Anointed One received many notes of thanks from around the globe:

Dear President Obama,

Thank you so much for the information concerning your projected date of withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Your advice is of great import to us as it will save our Brothers much time and effort.  We can now concentrate on training our troops, stockpiling weapons and recruitment for a future takeover of Afghanistan.

In the meantime, we will continue to rest in Pakistan.  This is sorely needed as we have been fighting for many years and our bones are weary.

In closing, we have one favor to ask you.  Do you think you might find it in your heart to send us a Wii?  The nights are long and television sucks here.

With great respect and appreciation,

THE TALIBAN

Here’s one from an unnamed Afghani National Guardsman:

Mr. President,

Thank you sooo much for letting us know in advance that we are SCREWED.  Your half-assed commitment to our cause is truly heartwarming.

Last night 200 recruits fled into the night.  I believe I heard them say they were going to Pakistan to play Wii with the Taliban.  I have no idea what this means, but it doesn’t sound good.

Anonymous in Afghanistan

Then there was this one from our European Allies:

Barack,

Are you f***ing serious!?!?

Good Lord, man, do you really expect us to commit more troops to Afghanistan when you have given up before you even start?  Why should anyone back your play when you are clearly not interested in victory?

We will have to think long and hard about putting more young men and women in harm’s way for a cause that even the United States of America does not believe in.  You will be hearing from us in, oh, ninety days or so…

And, finally:

Mr. President, Sir:

I am writing to express my deep appreciation for your commitment to our Armed Forces.  My fellow Marines and I were able to watch your speech on Fox this morning.

We especially enjoyed the part when you said we will be getting some relief by 2010.  I never realized what a funny guy you are.  Maybe you can invite my family over for a beer after my funeral.

A United States Marine

Through the Eyes of a Dreamer – The Speech President Obama Needs to Give

I don’t believe that the greatest dangers to the America we love lie in the big things.  Syria, Egypt, Iran, Russia, China – yes, there are major ramifications both militarily and fiscally if things cannot be dealt with, and soon.  Obamacare is another biggie.  So is the constant printing of more and more money to juice up confidence in the economy.  The NSA, IRS, Benghazi and Fast & Furious (“phony”) scandals are extremely important and creepy on a level that most conspiracy theorists have yet to fathom.  However, we would not have gotten to this point with the larger issues if we had been taking care of the smaller ones all along.

We need to mend from the inside out before we stop caring about our freedoms and allow the government to systematically take them away because we are apathetic.  We need to end our acceptance of responsibility for all of the faults we are constantly being told Americans possess.   We need to stop listening to the government and wake up the inner voice that made us the greatest nation on the planet for generations.  Furthermore, we need to call the POTUS on his avoidance tactics and hold him to working with us to solve the issues that have exacerbated this mess since he took office.

If Barry sincerely cared about his duties as President, he would restrain himself from making divisive remarks about cases that are best settled within the affected States.  He would surround himself with people to whom he owes nothing politically or personally – individuals with the strength of character to say “No” or to make suggestions that may not necessarily be popular with the West Wing crowd.  Maybe one of those people could honestly assess the tone of American citizens and the issues that are important to us would become important to Barry and Congress both.

So, with that being said, the speech Obama needs to give is this…

My fellow Americans, as President I have been to many states in this amazing country and spoken with people from all walks of life.  I know that I have not been as attentive to the small issues that affect our communities on a daily basis, and I could use many things as an excuse for this, but today is not the time for excuses.  Today is a time for working together toward becoming a whole nation once again.

Too many of our young people are dying from acts of violence, be they gang related or otherwise.  We must ask ourselves why these “children” are turning to outside influences such as gangs, television shows, video games and, on occasion, adults with bad intentions, instead of their families, teachers or members of the clergy.  Is it that these people are no longer available to them?  Is it that the constant use of race as a reason for violent acts on the part of people from all races gives the sense of justification to otherwise senseless acts?  Does it create hatred which spawns retaliation, which in turn creates more violence?  I believe all of these factors have contributed to the problem.  

Since most violent crimes involve illegal firearms, I am proposing today that all states, as well as Congress, review the laws concerning sentencing for those who commit violent crimes while in possession of an illegal fire arm.  I believe these laws need to be far stricter than they are and the length of the sentences should be increased with parole no longer being an option.  Sentences for those involved in the sale of these weapons, and those possessing such guns should be strengthened, as well.  Where the federal government has no jurisdiction, and as relates to non-federal trials in the individual states, I believe that the Department of Justice should not involve itself in those cases nor should we, the government, second guess the decisions made by the citizenry of any state.

When it comes to the private life of the President, my staff works diligently to allow my wife and children their private time, without the intrusion of the media, public or even the government.  It has become clear to me that every law abiding citizen deserves the same respect.  How can you have faith in me or the government employees you pay to protect us if you feel as though you are being treated as the enemy?  Common sense will tell you that America does need some sort of system in place to stop acts of terrorism before they occur, however, stricter controls should be in place to ensure that only those found to be – either through personal observation or electronic surveillance – potentially dangerous to the citizenry need be surveyed via high tech means.  Congress has already begun to re-write certain aspects of the Patriot Act that will be available for public inspection two weeks prior to a vote, giving you time to comment to your Senator or Representative about these proposed revisions.

Lastly, the condition of the education system is far from desirable.  In the beginning of my first term I ended the voucher program due to budgetary concerns.  After several years, I have come to realize this program is necessary if we want those who would otherwise not have a chance at a good education to get one.  It is especially important in those areas of the country that are suffering from bad economic times or are located a long distance from the more successful institutions available to other students.  Parents should have the right to choose the best possible education for their children.  That being said, the governors of all 50 states are being asked to create legislation to submit to their respective Congresspersons that provides for voucher programs.  I am confident that we will have a 100% success rate and vouchers will be available in all 50 states by the next calendar year.

There are many more issues that affect the personal lives of all of us.  I have touched on only a few today.  My pledge to you is that I will address more issues each month and give a reporting to the nation of the status of those solutions already being worked on.  No longer will I be the President who avoids the day-to-day issues of my fellow citizens.  I hope to be the President who jumped in with both feet and helped to heal our nation from the inside out.

Show of hands if you think this would ever happen…yeah, me either.

Martin Bashir Really Gets Me

Things have been weighing heavily upon my mind of late.  My conscience is not clear.  It is true that secrets can poison the soul and I have been keeping plenty of them.

Today I need to clean my spiritual closet lest Karma slam me three-fold into an oncoming bus.  I have a confession to make…

I am a racist.

Yes, I know you are all shocked by this revelation.  I was, too.  In fact, I denied it until Martin Bashir shone the light upon my dirty little secret.  Here are some horrid examples of my racist attitude that I need to share in order to feel cleansed…

  • I do not like Famous Amos™ cookies.  Lord help me, I prefer Pepperidge Farm™.
  • I buy Mrs. Butterworth’s™ syrup, not Aunt Jemima™, because it has a more buttery taste.  Mr. Bashir would most likely conclude that I am subconsciously denying the buttery flavor of Aunt Jemima’s™ product because I am racist.
  • I own a black cat.  BLATANTLY racist!  I know she owns me (as all cats do their humans), but fall back on the same slavery-based language of owning a being that is darker in color than I.  Unforgivable!
  • I have the audacity to adhere to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  I give everyone a chance to do right or fuck up – equally.
  • I believe that the New Black Panthers are no better than the Ku Klux Klan.  I despise them equally.
  • I do not trust or respect Barack Obama.  I feel he is a bad leader for this nation.  Mr. Obama’s policies have taken our nation down two thousand notches in the eyes of the world.  His stubborn refusal to remove people who have damaged our reputation and, either secretly or with flags waving and bands playing, sought to suppress the thoughts of those with opposing points of view disgusts me.  Pure racism.  How do I not end my life now?
  • Oh, and I am no fan of Bill Clinton, either.  Since he was our “first Black President”, I’m certain this adds to the repulsion you all must feel at my declining moral temperature.
  • I detest people who apply the label “Uncle Tom” to intelligent, hard-working, respectable people such as Dr. Ben Carson, Lt. Col. Allen West and Mr. Herman Cain.  They are men to be emulated, not ridiculed simply because they are African Americans and should “know better”.  They do know better – that’s why they are Conservatives. 🙂

Does anyone else see the absurdity in all of this?  Am I alone in thinking that you can dislike what a person does simply because of what they do and NOT because of the color of their skin?  Why is this always the fallback argument?

Barack Obama is not a delicate flower.  He chose to go into politics and he HAD to know that not everyone would agree with him every day.  Why can’t his supporters accept the fact that most people believe that his policies suck big hairy frog balls because they suck big hairy frog balls.  Not because he is half African American.  When he fucks up and the Liberals are mad at him (AP wiretapping, James Rosen, Verizon records seizure, Benghazi, etc.) is it then because he is half white?

Follow the RED Brick Road

Never being one to adhere to convention, when watching The Wizard of Oz as a child I always wondered where the Red Brick Road led.  I imagined that the horrors found on the Yellow path might have paled in comparison to those along the Red.

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As a “grown up in physical age only” (GUPAO), I find myself comparing the adventures of Dorothy and Toto on their mission to find the Wizard to the power of the current administration to deflect our attention from their true intentions.  Those she met along the way were either a) inherently evil; b) lacking empathy; c) unable to think without directions from a more “educated” or charismatic being; or d) fearful of speaking out against the abuses of power that grab at your gut and alert you to the dangers of usurping the true meaning of the Constitution.  The only good character spoke in riddles and did not reveal the knowledge she held until after they had been through hell and back.  Or Dorothy just chose not to listen to reason because she was awed by the pomp and circumstance, seduced by the Emerald City at the end of the road.

Of course, Dorothy did not begin her journey along the Yellow Brick Road without encouragement and testimonials from those gathered in the town square.  There was the Lollypop Guild (Union), The Lullaby League (an organization dedicated to lull her into a sense of security), various politicians, and the Main Stream Media (town crier).  All appeared to toe the party line.

What if Dorothy had decided that the information being fed to her in rapid fire confusion just did not sit right?  What if she chose her own path – the Red Brick Road?  Let’s suppose that a journey along that road began with a pocket Constitution and a print-out of the Declaration of Independence.  Of course, the villagers would walk away, shaking their heads in disgust.  Dorothy and Toto would be outcasts in a land of “group think”.

So, in choosing the path of free thought, freedom to worship whomever whenever you choose and the right to protect one’s self and his/her family, Dorothy set off with the belief that she was a free individual who could survive without government assistance or intervention.  This would prove to be more difficult than she imagined.

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The first attempt by the “Yellow Brick Roaders” (YBRs) to dissuade her from continuing was to play upon her familial responsibilities.  If Dorothy remained on her current course, and others followed her lead, who would pay for Obamacare?  Oh, Secretary Sebelius was doing okay with her fundraising efforts, but the tax dollars earned from the family farm were necessary, too.  Dorothy could be condemning Auntie Em to a life without food stamps, Medicare, Social Security and responsible physicians to evaluate when care for Auntie Em was no longer fiscally viable.  How dare she!  But, Dorothy knew her aunt quite well and ignored the ploy to cajole her to turn back towards the road to dependence upon government.

Along the Red Brick Road, Dorothy noticed people working hard, communities that supported each other and an overriding belief that the Constitution is the law of the land.  The YBRs would have none of that.  They unleashed their most feared weapon upon Dorothy and the villagers – the IRS…

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Of course, though orchestrated by the Witch, the flying monkeys did the dirty work.  They messed up paperwork, requested information to which they were not entitled, hid documents in trees where no one could access them and caused delays in processing requests for 501(c) 3 and 4 entities for months – even years.  With the Constitution as their guide, the villagers began a long, arduous fight against the witch and her minions.  Once Dorothy was certain they had things under control, she and Toto continued down the road.

For a day or so, the duo enjoyed a leisurely stroll down the Red Brick Road taking in the scenery and thinking of those they left at home.  To her left, Dorothy saw the most beautiful field dotted with colorful flowers and chose to veer off the path.  Toto tried to warn her, but Dorothy wanted some of the flowers to bring home to Auntie Em.

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As soon as she entered the field, Dorothy became extremely tired, lay down and fell into a deep sleep.  At first, the voice of the Anointed One sounded like that of an angel – soothing tones and logical rhetoric.  But, something changed.  His voice became more defensive and condescending.  “I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody”, “After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise.  It is the law of the land.”, “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” – Barack Hussein Obama.  This new tone of voice jarred Dorothy out of her slumber and back to reality.  She now knew, if only for a moment, what it felt like to drink the Kool Aid™.  It was an empty, desperate feeling she hoped never to experience again.

“I know, Toto, I screwed up.”  Toto looked up at Dorothy and wagged his tail.  Lesson learned.  If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Not long after the “Poppy Incident”, they came across a group of individuals who seemed quite lost.  A lion, a scarecrow and a man made of tin.  After what seemed like hours of round about conversation, Dorothy finally understood the dilemma the three found themselves in.  The tin man had lost all empathy after being forced to assist in a cover-up of the murder of an American diplomat and three others in Libya.  The words he was ordered to repeat to the world over and over again became truth in his mind and heart.  He was having a hard time regaining his humanity.

The lion was fearful of losing his income, pension and standing in the YBR community if he did not support the views of the administration both publicly and in private.  He knew of attempts to bypass legal channels in order to step on the First Amendment Rights of journalists who resided within or on the fringes of the YBR and he did not want that kind of misery to befall him.

The scarecrow had been a political appointee of the Anointed One and had lost the ability to think for himself.  He parroted their talking points regarding the Embassy in Libya on several news shows and his brain had atrophied due to constant misuse.

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Fearing there was nothing she could do for them, Dorothy brought the trio to the villagers in hopes that their faith in what the RBR stood for might help her new found friends get on the road to recovery.

Dorothy and Toto were coming to the end of their journey.  She had learned much about the strength of communities and the importance of maintaining your individuality.  She was even stronger in her conviction that the Constitution was meant to protect individual citizens from their government, not give the government a tool to oppress the citizens.  It was not a “living, breathing document”, it was written in a way that it could be applied – as is – today just as it could over 200 years ago.

When they got to the end of  the road, a mountain range was visible in the background.  The sun was setting behind them.   An eagle soared over the largest American Flag Dorothy had ever seen.  “Toto”, she said, “we are finally home.”

“…an arrogant Crown”

Is marijuana legal in DC?  I only ask because our elected officials can’t possibly think pushing health care reform through when a majority of Americans do not want it is a good idea…unless they are high on something.

Either they are stoned, illiterate, deaf or just plain arrogant.  I believe the correct answer is “all of the above”, but what do I know?  After all, I’m just an uneducated, trailer trash redneck living in the foothills of Colorado…or, at least, that’s what most of the Liberals who have commented on my blog seem to think.

I have been fairly quiet of late.  Doing much reading, listening and watching.  Some days I wonder if the government has forgotten the reason upon which our great nation was founded:

Freedom from an oppressive, arrogant Government

This is not to say that the men and women in office today are necessarily oppressive.  I would rather classify them as dismissive of and condescending towards the very people who put them in office in the first place.

Nearly 234 years ago, Americans attempted to communicate their dissatisfaction with the British in a peaceful manner.  Their words fell on deaf ears.  While reading The Real George Washington by Parry, Allison and Skousen I was struck by the similarities between the sentiments of Americans then and now towards the “Administration”.

Read these quotes and tell me that this is not reflective of the atmosphere of discontent in which we currently live:

When suggested that the Americans write yet another plea to the British government, Washington wrote

“Have we not tried this already?  Have we not addressed the Lords and remonstrated to the Commons? And to what end?  Did they deign to look at our petitions?  Does it not appear, as clear as the sun in its meridian brightness, that there is a regular, systematic plan formed to fix the right and practice of taxation upon us?…”

(Just substitute “taxation” with “health care reform”.)

This one from the authors of The Real George Washington –

“In late May 1774 the House of Burgesses had requested that Virginia’s counties hold citizens’ meetings on the rapidly deteriorating state of Anglo-American relations.  They recognized the vital need for a grass-roots movement, for an increased stirring in the hearts of the citizenry.  Only then could America unite.  Only then would an arrogant Crown – a stubborn Parliament – listen.”

Hmmm…sound familiar?

Even though Harry Reid won’t admit it, Reconciliation seems to be the tactic du jour.  However, unless the real reasons for wanting health care reform are money and power, Reconciliation won’t do them any good.  Reconciliation will only allow budgetary items to be push through, but will not help people with pre-existing conditions, etc.  Those things would have to be passed separately.  So, this being said – WHY NOT SLOW DOWN AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN LIVE WITH?!?!

You know, I thought the members of Congress were elected to represent the people of the United States, not the President.  Pretty naïve, huh?  When I heard Pelosi gushing on the Sunday “news” about passing so many items in the Obama agenda I nearly puked from the sugar overdose.  How arrogant of both her and Obama to ask Congress to basically ignore their constituents.  I’m thinkin’ the Anointed One is grooming his daughters for careers in public service.  If not, they will end up with the same crap plan he is trying to shove down our throats.

And, yes, I was one of the nerds who watched the entire health care summit last Thursday.  I have the liver damage from too many Excedrin™ to prove it 😉  Much of it was almost funny.  Almost.  Especially when Obama berated John McCain for “campaigning”.  Seriously? This from the perpetual campaigner himself?  He’s a funny, funny man our President is…

I guess what I would like to see is one freakin’ politician stand up before the American people and tell us honestly why this particular health care reform bill must pass yesterday, admit that he/she is totally ignoring the will of the People and explain the true political motivation behind their decision.  Yeah, right…whose smoking weed now?

Graveyard Politics

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In 1978 I registered to vote for the first time in my life.  I chose the Republican Party because I felt their ideology most closely represented my own.  Although I am Pro-Choice and Pro-Same Sex Marriage, the Republican Party’s stand on fiscal conservancy and small government, their strong support of our men and women in the military and support of the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans were important to me.  At the time, I believed that the Republicans adhered to the laws as set forth in the Constitution more often than the Democrats.

That was then…this is now. 

Many years have passed and Ronald Reagan is just a name self-serving politicians (both Republican and Democrat) throw around when they want to show “We the People” that they are acting out of true Patriotism and not personal greed.  I’m sorry, but simply donning a pair of boots worn by John Wayne does not make you the Duke, quoting the Bible doesn’t make you Jesus and wearing Dolly Parton’s bra is not going to give me a Triple-G bust line.

The other day I attended a seminar given by the Republican Party here in Colorado in an attempt to better understand the Caucus process.  I had attended a Caucus in 2008 prior to the nomination of John McCain as the 2009 Presidential contender for that party.  Having lived on the East Coast most of my life where we voted in Primary Elections by secret ballot, I found the process confusing and felt that my vote really didn’t count.  The seminar did nothing to change my opinion of the process. 

Being a registered Libertarian, I cannot participate in the Caucus.  Fair enough.  The Libertarian Party does not hold a Caucus.  The thing that struck me was how many people in that room considered themselves Libertarian, yet they maintained their Republican Party status so they could attend a Caucus.  The “instructors” told us how to get yourself nominated as a delegate by not associating yourself with a particular candidate.  Then you can go off to Denver and cast your vote your way once you are there.  In other words, even though a majority of the registered voters in your party want you to vote for Candidate X, you can vote for Candidate Y anyway.  Huh?  Call me naive, but isn’t that the kind of crap that got us into this mess in the first place

I felt decidedly out of the loop because my vote and my opinion are of no importance to anyone until Election Day due to the fact that I am an “undeclared” voter.  Uhm…if either party actually paid attention to what is going on in the world outside of Washington, DC,  they would notice that the “undeclared” voters have been the deciding voice in most of our local, state and national elections for the past few years. 

This is not what I envision as a way to change politics as usual.  If anything, it only serves to plant us in a different hole in the same graveyard. 

Just Wild About Harry?

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Looks like Senator Harry Reid will need to go to yoga classes.  He’s going to have to learn the “Bend over, put your head between your legs and KISS YOUR ASS GOOD-BYE!” position pretty damned quick.

Even though the Anointed One accepted Harry’s apology (purely for the sake of party unity, I’m sure), I don’t think the voters in Nevada will be so kind.  In their book Game Change Unabridged, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin reported the following:

Reid “was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ as he said privately.

Isn’t it funny how Obama’s typical “rush to judgment” tendencies were on vacation when that little faux pax by Reid was made public, but he instantly came to the conclusion that Cambridge Police “acted stupidly”.  Seems to me that Harry Reid’s comments were racist, period.  No investigation necessary.  Talk about “acting stupidly”.

Even my “favorite” little Liberal, Janeane Garofalo, has been remarkably quiet.  I fully expected to see her plastered all over the news crying foul against Harry.  After all, she has an uncanny ability to sniff out racism in places it doesn’t exist.  Here’s a no brainer, sweetie.  What?  No snarky Harry Reid jokes?

Racial remarks seem to be running rampant in the Democrat’s upper echelon.  According to Heilemann and Halperin, the ever-entertaining former President Hillary’s Husband is guilty:

[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

Hmmm, Billy.  Would he have been doing that from above or below the desk? 😉

Since Teddy is dead (oh, and by the way, so is Michael Jackson…in case you hadn’t heard…yup…still dead…), there is really no way to confirm whether or not these comments were actually made.  I tend to believe it, though, since they were spot-on about Harry.

I know my Liberal friends (and family) will be quick to point out that this book also contains stories about Cindy McCain,  Sarah Palin and others in the Republican party.  I can’t wait to read those myself.  However, my focus is on the two-faced attitude in Washington today.  The Dems have ripped Michael Steele for being an “Uncle Tom”, called Tea Party Protestors “redneck racists”, and taken every opportunity to attack any anti-Anointed One comment as racially motivated.  You see, we can’t just disagree with Obama because his policies are ridiculous.  There has to be some sort of ulterior motive.  We can’t possibly oppose his ideology and want an intellectual debate about the issues.  We must have a racial agenda (and white sheets hanging in our closets, if you listen to Janeane).

Two-faced party-line politics such as this do qualify as one of the Anointed One’s “teachable moments”.  I have learned that, more than ever before, we need to vote them all (Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike) out of office and start with a clean slate.

2009 “Bite Me” Awards

Welcome to the Inaugural Bite Me Awards show.  The Bite Me was conceived in my warped little mind by a majority of my alternate personalities during a marathon game of Beer Pong.  Obviously, I lost.  The award reflects my views on the major events that occurred during 2009.   So, if you don’t agree with my selection of Bite Me recipients, BITE ME 😉

  • The first Bite Me goes to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.   She hemmed and hawed when asked if she had reviewed both the Terror Watch List and No-Fly List.  Well, of course she didn’t have time to perform this “minor” task.  Secretary Napolitano was too busy compiling a list of her own.  This one included returning Veterans, members of certain religious organizations, members of the VFW and American Legion, members of the NRA and people affiliated with several grass-roots organizations throughout the United States.  It is entitled the “Domestic Terror Watch list”.  Janet – BITE ME!!!
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi – Poor thing.  She is obviously operating under the delusion that she is the be-all to end all in the world of…well, in the World PERIOD.  Speaker Pelosi gets a special Bite Me for equating Tea Party protestors to the hateful, anti-gay murderer of Harvey Milk in the 1970’s.
  • Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has earned an award for this enlightened statement made in reference to the special deals given to certain Senators in order to pass the Health Care Reform bill – “I don’t know if there is a senator that doesn’t have something in this bill that was important to them.  And if they don’t have something in it important to them, then it doesn’t speak well of them.”  Really?  I think this ignorance deserves a very special award for going above and beyond the normal degree of elitist bullshit – the coveted “Constitution?  We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution!” Award.

Harry, Harry, Harry…read Article I, Section 8, ¶1.  It appears to me that Congress is in clear violation of Constitutional Law.  Just to make it easy on you, I will quote the referenced section:

“The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises SHALL BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES:…”

In other words, darlin’, by making some states exempt from paying certain taxes, etc., you have created an atmosphere of inequity and, thus, are in violation of the law as set forth in the Constitution on September 17, 1787.  (Not to mention that little Tenth Amendment thingy.)  Hey, but what do I know?  I’m just a girl.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder gets a Big Apple style “YO!  Bite Me!”  for transferring the terror trials from military to civilian jurisdiction; a) placing undue burdens on the economies of both New York City and the nation as a whole; b) putting NYC residents, 9/11 Victims’ Families, first responders and, again, the entire country through the emotional turmoil of watching scum like KSM and his buddies spew their hatred in open court; and c) giving terrorists the opportunity to learn even more about our security methods and interrogation techniques.  I believe that you and your boss should be held personally liable if it is proven that any future attacks against American Citizens on American Soil were made possible as a direct result of knowledge obtained by terrorists via court transcripts from these trials once they have taken place.
  • A “Mini Bite Me” goes to both NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (whom I used to have a great respect for) and NYC Mayor Bloomberg for thinking the trials are a good idea.
  • No Bite Me Awards show would be complete without a Redneck, Racist, Gun Owning, Sea Kitten Hatin’, Tea Party Astro-Turfer Bite Me for my favorite Diva of Dementia – Janeane Garofalo!  Unfortunately, Ms. Garofalo could not be here to accept her award in person as she is currently undergoing treatment for depression after learning that both Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin made the New York Times Bestseller List.  We have arranged for a can of Dolphin-safe Tuna to accept this award on her behalf.  (Well, at least there’s a chance the Tuna might say something funny.)

Well, folks, we have come to the part of the evening you have all been waiting for.  In a moment we will award the most prestigious prize to the individual most deserving of our love and respect…according to Him, anyway.  This year’s recipient has had a lifetime of n0n-achievement that has spanned the globe – from the Menteng region of Jakarta to the State of Hawaii he has avoided, evaded, organized, lectured, campaigned and fundraised his way into the highest office in the land. Some of you know him as Barry, Bam, The One or Rock.  Here he is, folks…President Barack Hussein (Soetoro?) Obama II!!!!!!!  Excuse me…What?…Really?  Okay, okay…

Sorry, folks.  It seems the Anointed One will not be here tonight.  As with other important events, he has chosen to play golf instead of accepting responsibility.  Never fear!  We have done well without him so far.  I’m sure we can do without him now and in the future.

I will now present the Bite My Tattooed Ass Award to He Who Walks on Water in absentia.  Barack was chosen for this honor in part because of moments such as:

  • The Beer Summit debacle – His comments 6 days after this incident were classic:
    • “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts,…” (He should have shut up at that point, but NO!) “…what role race played in that [Gates case].  But I think it is fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.  That’s just a fact.”  (Jeepers, Wally.  Seems like the Beav was just a tad out of control there, huh?)
    • Apology Tours I, II and (who could forget Copenhagen) III.  Not to mention the pre-election, “I’m running for leader of the World” Campaign Apology-in-Advance Tour.
    • How ‘bout those heart-wrenching “get me some ICY HOT™ my back hurts” moments when our beloved President bowed before (oops, meant to say “ inspected the shoes of”) two foreign leaders.
    • Last, but certainly not least, the “Do I Really have to interrupt my freakin’ golf game for THIS!?!?” comments made during his oh-so-greatly-deserved vacation in Hawaii in which the Anointed One referred to the Underwear Bomber (gotta love the warm, fuzzy nick names the press gives to terrorists bent on the destruction of our society) as an “isolated extremist”.  Hmmm…that’s funny.  Nidal Hasan was also an “isolated extremist”.  But, didn’t they both communicate with the same Imam?  Gee, babe, they don’t seem so isolated to me.  I’m just sayin’…

That concludes our awards show this evening.  Thank you all for taking the time to be here with me to celebrate the accomplishments of all of our honorees.

I would like to wish each and every one of you (even Ben 🙂 ) a wonderful, safe and Happy New Year’s Eve.  My heart is with our brave men and women serving our nation overseas and at home.

Dirty Deeds

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap?  Not in Congress!

All of the closed door meetings, back alley deals, not-so-veiled threats and intimidation tactics seem as though they belong in a cheesy spy novel…not within the halls of the Capitol.  Can you imagine the fallout if a major corporation was caught using those methods to sway a Congressional vote their way?  (And don’t start screeching that they have.  That is why “caught” is blue.  We’ll just file it under “DUH!” and move on.)  The New York Times would make that a front page story for months.

If we have waited nearly 100 years for health care reform, a few more months shouldn’t hurt.  Note to Senator Harkin (D-IA) – many of those in opposition to this bill are not fear-mongering, they are being cautious.  Wouldn’t you be suspicious of a bill that was drafted in partisan meetings, a bill that has so far only been read by the authors?  Wouldn’t you be outraged by the payoffs and promises?  Sir, I do not believe Corn Husker’s Lotion was intended to be used to grease the palms of a Senator from Nebraska.

All of the in-fighting, personal attacks, late night sessions and midnight votes would be completely unnecessary if this matter could be settled in the most democratic and logical way We The People know.  PUT IT UP FOR POPULAR VOTE.  Allow us to decide our own future!  Then, there would be no question as to whether the American Citizens (you know, those pesky little people who put your sorry asses in office) want health care reform or not.  You wouldn’t have to up your blood pressure meds, spend money on Advil™ or Tums™, eat Chinese take-out or miss spending the holidays with your loved ones.  There would be no Louisiana Purchase, no bribes paid to Senators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, etc.  Just post the bill online and let us bear the burden of this all-too-important decision.  Sounds pretty cut and dried to me!

So, what are you afraid of?  Whether you pass this bill or not, I can almost guarantee half of you won’t be traveling to DC after the 2010 elections.