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>"A Teabagging We Will Go,…"

April 14, 2009

>Not me, but conservative Republicans, led by David Vitter (who might know more about the subject than is proper) are set to hold a National Teabag-Off tomorrow across the country.

Republican Party chairman Michael Steele asked the organizers in Chicago if he could Teabag with them, and they refused him.

What’s the public teabagging about anyway?

Some say its a tax protest, held on tax day. But the taxes we are paying are the ones from the Bush era, since Obama hasn’t passed any taxes (and won’t).

Some say its a protest against the rising deficit, something they completely ignored during the Bush years. Also being ignored, polls that show that a large majority of Americans prefer to fix health care over reducing the deficit. And would rather spend more on education than fix the deficit. And this Gallup poll shows that 71% of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in President Obama when it comes to doing the right thing for the economy.

Some say its a protest against socialism. OK. Ask the teabaggers, if they are over 65, are they willing to give up medicare and social security? If they are under 65, are they ready to take those programs away from their parents?

Rachel Maddow and Ana Marie Cox on Teabagging:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/30145811#30145811

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What this teabagging tomorrow is really about is getting their rocks off because they can’t stand the fact that we have a successful well loved and respected president who happens to be black.

Teabaggers, enjoy your day. If you can’t teabag with your friends, who can you teabag? This is probably the only pleasure you will have for the next 8 years.

>Catching Up on Issues

May 22, 2008

>The voters had their way and (drumroll) the winner is ….David Cook. Good choice. In this song he “still hasn’t found what he is looking for,” but now he has. Let’s see what he can do with it.

Secrets
Victoria has decided that her secret counts and Victor’s secret doesn’t, in Kentucky. Even though the owner of the adult novelty store is named Victor (Mosely) a federal judge ruled he can not use his name in promoting his stores. Story He will just have to keep his little secret. Apparently Victor’s wife Cathy now has a secret, as the store is named “Cathy’s Little Secret.” Do you think these T shirts have just increased in value?

Syphilis

And I am glad to see so many letters in the Birmingham News about Larry Langford’s ill-conceived opposition to the syphilis ads on buses. The letter writers all make good points. Realistically, how many high risk people are going to go to a church or town hall style meeting to learn about syphilis? Yes the ads were certainly “in your face” and that is whole point about reaching people.

What strikes me in this morality play being staged by Langford and Bettye Fine Collins is that Collins is one of the six voting members of the health department board, but she didn’t attend the meeting when the syphilis program was discussed. She said “They have known the 5 o’clock time was a difficult time for me because many times I’m out in my district.”

Is that an excuse? “In her district” could just mean she is at home sitting on the veranda with a toddy at 5 o’clock. This board meets once a month, and has to do with the health of our community. Oh yeah, I forgot, Bettye Fine Collins doesn’t care about the health of the community and especially of the less fortunate. Remember, she wants to close Cooper Green Hospital. It’s kind of reminds me of former FEMA chief Mike Brown in his interview with Jim Lehrer on September 1, 2005 soon after Katrina.

The second part of my answer, Jim, which, I think, again, the American people understand how fascinating and unusual this is — is that we’re seeing people that we didn’t know exist that suddenly are showing up on bridges or showing up on overpasses or parts of the interstate that aren’t inundated, and that now we’re trying to get to them by Coast Guard helicopter to at least get them some immediate relief so we can start airlifting them out.

“Fascinating” that “we” didn’t know that poor black people existed in New Orleans. And Collins and Langford want to just ignore the needs of the underprivileged in our city and county. What quality leaders we have!!! They rank right up there with Brownie.

Conservatives

And while I am thinking about conservatives and republicans, watch this video of Kevin James, conservative radio talk show screamer, make a fool of himself with Chris Matthews on Hardball. It’s about 9 minutes long, but worth it to James get pummelled.

This is so typical of righties when they learn a new word (in this case “appeasement”) and make into the buzz word of the day without even knowing what the word means.

Appeasement! Appeasement!

Please.

I was accused by a reader of The Western Tribune of being “kin” to Neville Chamberlain a while back ( I wrote about it here ) and I wonder if the letter writer knows any more than Kevin James about the history in the 1930’s. Birds of a feather…

Catching Up on Issues

May 22, 2008

The voters had their way and (drumroll) the winner is ….David Cook. Good choice. In this song he “still hasn’t found what he is looking for,” but now he has. Let’s see what he can do with it.

Secrets
Victoria has decided that her secret counts and Victor’s secret doesn’t, in Kentucky. Even though the owner of the adult novelty store is named Victor (Mosely) a federal judge ruled he can not use his name in promoting his stores. Story He will just have to keep his little secret. Apparently Victor’s wife Cathy now has a secret, as the store is named “Cathy’s Little Secret.” Do you think these T shirts have just increased in value?

Syphilis

And I am glad to see so many letters in the Birmingham News about Larry Langford’s ill-conceived opposition to the syphilis ads on buses. The letter writers all make good points. Realistically, how many high risk people are going to go to a church or town hall style meeting to learn about syphilis? Yes the ads were certainly “in your face” and that is whole point about reaching people.

What strikes me in this morality play being staged by Langford and Bettye Fine Collins is that Collins is one of the six voting members of the health department board, but she didn’t attend the meeting when the syphilis program was discussed. She said “They have known the 5 o’clock time was a difficult time for me because many times I’m out in my district.”

Is that an excuse? “In her district” could just mean she is at home sitting on the veranda with a toddy at 5 o’clock. This board meets once a month, and has to do with the health of our community. Oh yeah, I forgot, Bettye Fine Collins doesn’t care about the health of the community and especially of the less fortunate. Remember, she wants to close Cooper Green Hospital. It’s kind of reminds me of former FEMA chief Mike Brown in his interview with Jim Lehrer on September 1, 2005 soon after Katrina.

The second part of my answer, Jim, which, I think, again, the American people understand how fascinating and unusual this is — is that we’re seeing people that we didn’t know exist that suddenly are showing up on bridges or showing up on overpasses or parts of the interstate that aren’t inundated, and that now we’re trying to get to them by Coast Guard helicopter to at least get them some immediate relief so we can start airlifting them out.

“Fascinating” that “we” didn’t know that poor black people existed in New Orleans. And Collins and Langford want to just ignore the needs of the underprivileged in our city and county. What quality leaders we have!!! They rank right up there with Brownie.

Conservatives

And while I am thinking about conservatives and republicans, watch this video of Kevin James, conservative radio talk show screamer, make a fool of himself with Chris Matthews on Hardball. It’s about 9 minutes long, but worth it to James get pummelled.

This is so typical of righties when they learn a new word (in this case “appeasement”) and make into the buzz word of the day without even knowing what the word means.

Appeasement! Appeasement!

Please.

I was accused by a reader of The Western Tribune of being “kin” to Neville Chamberlain a while back ( I wrote about it here ) and I wonder if the letter writer knows any more than Kevin James about the history in the 1930’s. Birds of a feather…

Conservative Stuff and Democrat Party Solutions

February 8, 2008

Is it Spring? Blooming in my yard:

Why is this man on TV and not in prison?

Oh wait. I remember, Republicans don’t go to prison. That is why Tom Delay was smiling when this mug shot was taken in 2005.

But yesterday he was smiling as he was interviewed from CPAC the meeting of conservatives where Mitt Romney shocked attendees with his “suspension” of his presidential bid (I guess “suspension until 2012” is what he means).

Delay is one of the growing list of potential “suicide voters” who say they may not vote for McCain because he is not conservative enough. He joins Laura Ingram, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, all prominant media types who see their influence and paycheck disappearing as the Republican party changes from within.

That video is from Fox, but on another network Delay’s comments caused my blood pressure to rise after he was asked to comment on McCain’s acknowedgement that human activity is contributing to global warming. Among other things, Delay said that there is absolutely no scientific evidence that supports that concept. That from somebody whose idea of science is figuring out how to keep the ice in his drink from melting when sitting in a hot tub.

When asked what the “official” conservative view on climate change is he said that it was arrogant for humans to think they could change the climate.

It is no wonder that “conservatism” is becoming a bad word, with uncredible spokespersons spewing incredible yarns.

Words related to “conservative:”

conservation: the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion.

That concept finds no place in the conservative movement.

Fiscal conservatism: a political phrase term used in the United States to attack government spending and advocate instead lower spending and a lower federal debt.

That concept finds no place in the republican party.

While Democrats are united in both philosophy and policy, yet divided on who they choose in their primaries, Republicans seem to be uniting on who they can choose in their primaries, yet divided in philosopy and policy. Only one thing seems to unite them, and that is war (with Ron Paul supporters as the exception. You don’t see Ron Paul being invited to speak at CPAC, do you?)

Democrats are worried that if they don’t select a candidate before the convention things could get ugly. Here are my solutions. Simple.

1. If the Democrats will just do away with the Superdelegates and let the voters choose who the candidate will be, the party will do fine.

2. Let Florida and Michigan hold new primaries that count.

If they allow the superdelegates make the decision, the sizzle will become a fizzle.

Work it out Democrats. Before June 7.

>Conservative Stuff and Democrat Party Solutions

February 8, 2008

>Is it Spring? Blooming in my yard:

Why is this man on TV and not in prison?

Oh wait. I remember, Republicans don’t go to prison. That is why Tom Delay was smiling when this mug shot was taken in 2005.

But yesterday he was smiling as he was interviewed from CPAC the meeting of conservatives where Mitt Romney shocked attendees with his “suspension” of his presidential bid (I guess “suspension until 2012” is what he means).

Delay is one of the growing list of potential “suicide voters” who say they may not vote for McCain because he is not conservative enough. He joins Laura Ingram, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, all prominant media types who see their influence and paycheck disappearing as the Republican party changes from within.

That video is from Fox, but on another network Delay’s comments caused my blood pressure to rise after he was asked to comment on McCain’s acknowedgement that human activity is contributing to global warming. Among other things, Delay said that there is absolutely no scientific evidence that supports that concept. That from somebody whose idea of science is figuring out how to keep the ice in his drink from melting when sitting in a hot tub.

When asked what the “official” conservative view on climate change is he said that it was arrogant for humans to think they could change the climate.

It is no wonder that “conservatism” is becoming a bad word, with uncredible spokespersons spewing incredible yarns.

Words related to “conservative:”

conservation: the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion.

That concept finds no place in the conservative movement.

Fiscal conservatism: a political phrase term used in the United States to attack government spending and advocate instead lower spending and a lower federal debt.

That concept finds no place in the republican party.

While Democrats are united in both philosophy and policy, yet divided on who they choose in their primaries, Republicans seem to be uniting on who they can choose in their primaries, yet divided in philosopy and policy. Only one thing seems to unite them, and that is war (with Ron Paul supporters as the exception. You don’t see Ron Paul being invited to speak at CPAC, do you?)

Democrats are worried that if they don’t select a candidate before the convention things could get ugly. Here are my solutions. Simple.

1. If the Democrats will just do away with the Superdelegates and let the voters choose who the candidate will be, the party will do fine.

2. Let Florida and Michigan hold new primaries that count.

If they allow the superdelegates make the decision, the sizzle will become a fizzle.

Work it out Democrats. Before June 7.