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Watching Democracy Inaction: A Political Farce

Haunted Fremantle Lunatic Asylum after midnight
Haunted Fremantle Lunatic Asylum after midnight (Photo credit: perthhdproductions)

Nation Taken Over by a Bunch of Lunatics,

THIS JUST IN:

Fresh escaped from the loony bin, body snatching aliens have taken control of Congress, or something like that.

Once thought to be sane and responsible as they were running for office; As the debate intensifies, members of Congress have resorted to drastic measures indeed.  Aside from sequestration, tantrum throwing has reached epidemic proportions resulting in mass “un-invitings” from birthdays…..

I Wish I Could Say This Was Far From The Mark

Butt It’s Not:

I can’t help being disgusted at the state of what we call “politics” these days. we can’t seem to agree on anything (aside from the obvious fact that whatever they’re doing, they’re doing wrong) let alone pass any legislation.  It makes me what goes on behind the scenes, away from prying eyes, and listening ears….. I’ll bet they just look at each other…..just look……and stare….emptily, watching for the paint dry in each others minds.  It seems like we can’t pass any legislation, not even the Violence Against Women Act is being actively resisted for making the mistake of covering too many women in it.

NEWSFLASH: WOMEN WHO ARE NATIVE OR LGBT  OR BOTH DO EXIST!

You can’t just creationism them out of your text-books like you did evolution.

We now sit at a political impasse; the budgets are due to be cut, and drastically; with seemingly little or no preparation.

The people in government these days are waaaay to busy playing a heated game of blame the other guy for thoughts like small business or the economy to occupy their mind.  Is that the game where you just stare at each other until one person blinks, or do I have it confused with something else?

Have we really become so bloated with government largesse and excess that our leaders blankly stare at budget documents dumbfounded like they were taking an advanced calculus test? RHETORICAL QUESTION

No need to answer, the answer is yes.  When combining this with their tendency for a good tantrum, it makes for a whoooooole lotta nothin! and plenty more where that came from.  They aren’t the Do Nothing Congress for Nothin

Here’s an example; John Boehner leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives held a press conference about butts, telling Harry Reid and Obama the Senate needed to get off its ass, to which Senator Reid responds

no no it is you who is sitting on your bum! AHA! Take that you dastardly devil, I’m rubber and YOU are GLUE!

Wow, aren’t we in such great hands….I’m not worried about this sequester business the slightest!

That’s really such a great example of family values, from the leader of family values party for you.  It must be an audible in the parents play-book.  If you see that your child has gone into a Grocery Store defensive package, and you expect to receive heavy pressure by way of a tantrum, you fake left, then right and then when you see an opening, you meet it head on!

Scream louder and longer than them, a war of attrition until finally the capitulate to your will!  Any of you parents out there go ahead  and let me know how that one works out for ya’.

We’re  the grocery store employee….just smiling and nodding, too polite and nice to say anything but the whole tantrum we’re secretly thinking;

“somebody shut that kid up” or “Would you two just shut that kid the fuck up already”

John Boehner - Caricature

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid

Thou Shalt Turn The Other Cheek; And By That I Mean Butt-Cheek:

His emphasis on the posterior was funny on many levels.  At one point I believe there was even a photo-op for Boehner’s oft neglected tushy where he made a solemn vow to a worried American public that he wouldn’t be getting off his until Democrats had struck first, even going so far as being seen he was seated comfortably in his chair when he next met with the press (he must not have wanted to catch a bum rap). And point goes to Boehner for originality.

When you consider the way small business owners, the middle-class, and the american worker were each sloganeered by both parties during the election cycle, I wonder how much consideration he gave before sliding behind them and sticking his president Johnson in their unsuspecting you know what….raw-dog with no lube

This is how I’d describe the Govt. fucked us, also leading me to believe at some point they must have done time…. in their you know where crack raw-dog with no lube and then bailed makes me think that at some point, he must have served time. Lets hope I’m wrong….

But it won’t matter if I’m right, despite the obvious joke that is our government or knowing we need and deserve better

We Must Be Gluttons For Punishment:

we settle

like a chick with little or no self-esteem,

we settle,

in politics as in life

we settle for less while hoping for more

walking away unsatisfied,

but asking for seconds

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I Think Its HIgh Time We Tell Congress To WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!

John Boehner

GRUMPY OLD PRICKS (GOP)

MOST AMERICANS FEAR  FOR FINANCIAL & EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS DURING DEEP CUTS OF SEQUESTER MODE:

CONGRESSIONAL SALARIES REMAIN UNTOUCHED IN “ACROSS THE BOARD” BUDGET CUTS: You Decide , Was It Accidentally on Purpose?

Reducing Budget of Congress for Duration of Crisis 

It looks like those budget cuts are shaping up to be not quite across the board like  they presented them to us, surely must have just been an honest mistake. we thought they were , Im sure it was nothing more than an honest mistake.  At some point we’ll get a courtesy “Ooops! Well I’ll be ….. it looks like those cuts didn’t make it across now did they?”  …..That’s ok, I’m sure they’ll make it up to us the next time they wanna hijack the country……

Im under the impression that congress is under the impression that “Do Nothing Congress” is to be interpreted literally, or they have mistaken it for being the job description.  Dammit!!!! I ran because  I wanted to do nothing!

Hahaha, it’s a good mental picture, and we have to at least try to keep laughing, otherwise we would feel even worse.

Rehash:

Official photographic portrait of US President...
Here’s Barry, say hello,  He’s had a rough week on the job.  He likes long walks on the beach and karaoke to unwind.

Ok, so our current  SNAFU involves a crises that was not only  entirely avoidable, but never should have existed in the first place! I don’t know, I’ll leave that one for now, maybe i  come back to it.  Obama wins and begins passing legislation that Boehner and Congress didn’t really agree with, so they’ve spent the rest of the time trying to kill that instead of fixing the budget….Does that sound about right?

In order to get Republicans not to commit what would have been economic suicide last go around, talking them off of the ledger and back to work.  Obama and Boehner come together and agreed on a number that needed to be cut from the budget by x date everyone agrees, shakes on it, the works, awesome it’s a miracle; especially for these two.

At this point we’re all shitting unicorns and pissing rainbows, for those of you layman out there, that means were really flipping peachy and ecstatic at this point.  When all of a sudden, the bottom dropped out  when the bottom dropped out  in being able to expect a painless solution going forward.  Despite the date begin marked on everyones calendar for importance, no one could seem to remember what day was.

Instead of getting together the night before a big game making sure that everything is fresh  everybody knows what needs to be done and they’re all well rested; I think The Executive Branch, and the Legislative have been out getting “shwasty” faced, and  debating  politics.

Not only were we, they, and anyone else involved who may or may not have a mouse in  who may have a mouse in their pocket…… we all knew what was at stake and we watched our elected representatives just stand there in awe,  watching the inevitable happen people in NYC on 9/11.

A train wreck so gruesome you can’t bear to watch but you can’t bring yourself to take your eyes off it.

Has Congress decided to go all jihadi terror cell on us? Are they waiting on us to get their general out of prison or something Like in Die Hard?  Or maybe us in the West Coast can finally get that secession from them.  The one they were talking about on and often as soon as they saw it would be Barack the “Muslim” Obamaaaaaaammmmmmaaaa assuming control once more?

What are their demands?  Aside from cutting funding for programs supporting the elderly or the weak ?  Do they have any? Or is that as far as they’ve gotten.

When people look back on our era, what will they say we’ve been able to carry out?   What will our legacy be ? Our major legislative victories What are our major legislative victories, and how have we cared for those victories won through the hard work of others?

IN EFFORT TO SAVE ON COSTS CONGRESS WILL FORCE AMERICANS CONTINUE PINCHING PENNIES INTO EXTINCTION

 SO, ABOUT THAT GRAND BARGAIN:

Despite conservative members of  Congress railing long and hard about the woes caused unto society by having a nanny state, with all these entitlement needing “welfare queens” or theives; people gaming the system for help from the government when they don’t really need it.  I mean the nerve to be getting paid and not to have to do anything for it……

hmmmmm…. that sounds kinda familiar…

Both houses of Congress are equally to blame for this mess, as is  the President, both current and past.  They all allowed this to happen,.  Party leadership especially.  Shame on leadership for allowing fringe elements to gain and wield undue influence, just as Washington had once  issued a warning to urging against political parties for that very reason.

I just don’t  get how having them doing all these theatrics is helping our workers, debt ceilings, showdowns and nonsense a debt ceiling showdown, or this nonsense now, in any way promotes a pro-business climate or helps our economy recover?  Isn’t This business about our loans defaulting, the budget slashed and the potential for the economy to crash down on their heads yet again, doesn’t really create a pro business climate now does it?

Eric Cantor headshot
Eric Cantor, who along with Paul Ryan was a leading impetus for pushing the sequestration on the the government.

Still, egomaniacs like Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan  seemed rather pleased with themselves.  Apparently the results must have gone as they intended.  It just makes me wonder how much you can  trust someone who’s repeatedly been untrustworthy.

When there was a deal on the table Boehner wanted to take it, putting all this distracting talk behind us.  But, Cantor and Ryan talked him out of it , convincing him that no retreat would somehow equate into being the very thing it would have avoided it.  If any deal is to be made, it will be on their terms, no one else’s.

Go Fuck Yourself Nation!”

Is what this tells me their saying to us.  Were they really so desperate to go from do nothing, to do anything even with an (*) on it.? What kind of leader would cut things from others,  while taking none of their own?

I’ve provided a link to a ballot that’s making it around asking congress to share in the budget reduction resulting from the mess they created.

I think we should go even further, changing the structure of their pay altogether, making it performance based like they want to do with teachers salaries.  If anybody comes across anything like that. let me know.  Let me know what you think

Heres Something Could Really Get Behind: Performance Based Salaries For All Who Hold Elected Office

In An Unsurprising Turn of Events, Palazzo Now Supports Sandy Relief: No Longer Looks Like Dick-head

After Touring Storm’s Damage, Palazzo Says He Will Support Next Round Of Sandy Relief | TPM LiveWire.

English: Official portrait of Steven Palazzo
English: Official portrait of Steven Palazzo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Congressman Steven Palazzo of MS was one of the House Republicans who had voted NO on the Hurricane Sandy relief package that went before Congress around the same time as the fiscal cliff  deal.  In light of the heated criticism he received from around the nation about his vote, It is little surprise that he has now taken it upon himself to tour the storm ravaged districts to “see firsthand the devastation caused….and to meet with my colleagues about securing immediate relief and assistance to those suffering from the storm”.  Apparently now, it seems, they deserve the federal aid

Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico near i...
Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico near its peak Category 5 intensity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was surprising that Palazzo would have given a no vote in the first place, especially considering he serves as a Rep. in the Gulf Coast, site of the worst national disasters in any of our recent memories, Hurricane Katrina.  When it was his state and his constituents in need, he relied on the decency of other members in Congress to do the right thing.  When it came time for him to lessen the hardships being faced by those suffering from Hurricane Sandy, he would not.  Regardless of the fact that he applied for federal aid to help recover from Katrina after the aftermath of Katrina, he voted to deny aid to those still reeling from Hurricane Sandy; their calls for help went unanswered by Congress.

Hurricane Sandy 2012
Hurricane Sandy 2012 (Photo credit: charliekwalker)

Following his visit to the hardest hit areas of NY and NJ, Palazzo has come 180, telling his colleagues in those areas they had his unwavering support in ensuring the next round of disaster aid to be considered in Congress passes.The amount proposed by the next round is nearly 5 times larger than the first (which he voted against), so it will be interesting to see what kind of opposition if any it will run up against within Congress, and whether he actually keeps his word, advocating its passage.  Hopefully those who voted against the bill have been sufficiently shamed by the public, and in the media that they will vote with conscience, providing these natural disaster victims with some immediate relief.

 

Turning Point? Media Backlash Continues Against Paul Ryan’s Misleading Speech

 

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tpm-news/~3/ajnHDEK9sM0/paul-ryan-media-backlash-continues.php

 

 

 

Official portrait of Congressman .
Official portrait of Congressman . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

So basically he’s saying that he won’t allow his campaign to be run truthfully and honestly?  Or he just won’t be bothered by those “pesky” facts?

 

Is it really so much to ask for at least like one politician who will just shoot straight for a change?  I don’t particularly appreciate the way they play fast and loose with the facts…apparently they’re holding him and Paul Ryan back in this campaign…what gets me even more than that though is the stuff that is said just to be incendiary and hurtful.  There should be absolutely no place for any of that trash in politics at all.

 

 

 

What do you guys think?

 

 

 

Someone didn’t get the memo « Resist racism

 

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/someone-didnt-get-the-memo/

 

I think that we have quite enough racism in the world, without young people doing there best to carry on that tradition for people.  I just don’t think there is any sense in that.  Here they are with the opportunity to better themselves at college, freeing themselves from the prejudices of their parents, their friends, or their families and they’re doing it because they think it’s funny.  Another glaring instance of just how prevalent racism still is in todays society was the CNN Camerawoman covering the RNC that had peanuts thrown at her and was told “that’s how we feed animals around here”.  Absolutely disgusting, but what was worse was the fact she said that it could have happened at either the DNC or the RNC, it could happen anywhere; we live under the assumption that society has progressed much further than we have actually allowed it to.  Unfortunately, she was absolutely right.

 

Amercia! Epic Mitt Romney App Gaffe: Is This Really The Guy We’re Looking For?

Mitt Romney has been turning up the heat, gearing up for the presidential election where he is to face off against President Barack Obama.  While this may seem like something silly to hold against him, Republicans ARE the party who RE-birthed birtherism, so I don’t feel too bad.  Check out what he did wrong here;

Amercia! Epic Mitt Romney App Gaffe Goes Viral Online [PICS].

Taken in conjunction with the fact that he has been getting especially cozy with Donald “the Chump” Trump, even going so far as to say he needed his support, it makes you wonder;  Is he really fit to lead?

Political Irony › Fair and Balanced

Political Irony › Fair and Balanced.

Republicans screwing America (making Santorum)
Republicans screwing America (making Santorum) (Photo credit: EN2008)

 

I think that the above picture about sums it up.  Honestly I think the female vote and the GOP‘s poor decision to make abortion their standard to bear for this election cycle will prove to be a poor one.

Taking Race Seriously

1992 Rick Santorum Photo By Ted Van Pelt "...
1992 Rick Santorum Photo By Ted Van Pelt "Rick Santorum" (Photo credit: Ted Van Pelt)

Conservative Josh Barro tells his fellow conservatives why they get attacked on racial issues so often:

Why do conservatives catch such heat? It’s probably because there is still so much racism on the Right to go alongside valid arguments on issues relating to race and ethnicity. Conservatives so often get unfairly pounded on race because, so often, conservatives get fairly pounded on race.

And this is the Right’s own fault, because conservatives are not serious about draining the swamp. In recent months, both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have gotten questions at public events that referred to President Obama being a Muslim. Neither candidate corrected the questioner. Santorum later told a reporter that’s “not his job.” PPP polls in Mississippi and Alabama have found that about half of Republican voters believe Obama is a Muslim, and others aren’t sure.

….There has been a clear strategic calculation here among Republican elites. Better to leverage or at least accept the racism of much of the Republican base than try to clean it up….My challenge to conservatives who feel they get a bum rap on race is this. Stand up for yourself and your colleagues when you feel that a criticism is unfair. At the same time, criticize other conservatives who say racist things, cynically tolerate racism in the Republican base, or deny the mere existence of racial issues in America today. The conservative movement desperately needs self-policing on racial issues, if it ever hopes to have credibility on them.

Former Speaker of the House at CPAC in .
Former Speaker of the House at CPAC in . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think it’s fair to suggest that liberals use race as a cudgel more often and more crudely than we should. The problem conservatives have is that this is pretty much the sum total of their take on racial issues: that liberals bring it up too often. When they write about race there’s usually a pro forma “to be sure” somewhere, but I can’t remember the last time I saw a conservative take seriously — either generally or in a specific case — the idea that racism against ethnic minorities is still a genuine and important issue in America. If you inhaled nothing but conservative media, you’d think that African-Americans are endlessly pampered; that racial animosity is simply an invention of the “victim industry” these days; and that the white working class is the real object of oppression.

Barro is right: if conservatives want nothing more than to appeal to the racial resentment voting bloc, they’re doing the right thing. But if they want to be taken seriously on racial issues, they need to take them seriously themselves. If they did, their criticisms would have a lot more force.

(Via Andrew Sullivan.)

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