Thursday, March 31, 2011

Huckabee The Fool

If this doesn't sink Huckabee what would it take. How bizarre is this? Making a public statement like this one is so stupid as to be pathetic. Off the wall, right wingnut is what he is.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Joe Klein Calls It Perfectly

Here's a great quote by Joe Klein on the subject of GOPher candidates. Wish I had made it.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Eugene Robinson on Newt

Here's WaPo's Eugene Robinson on Newt and "shooting from the lip".


Roger Cohen's Vision

I've come to respect this man's vision.

Read about his vision for Arabs here.

Take special not of his advice on Libya. Stay out or be ruthless.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Newt, How You Talk, (See Update Below)

Here's an example of Newt Gingrich's hypocrisy. It is so blatant as to be pathetic. He should be exposed aggressively in the media as the lead hypocrite in the field of GOPher presidential wannabees.

But then again, he's got a lot of competition for that title, Lead Hypocrite.

Update: Here's Eugene Robinson's take on Newt. "Shooting from the lip."


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Uh Oh!

Time to stock up on that lamp oil?

Read why here.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Send in the Clowns; Don't Bother, They're Here

My impression of the potential GOPher presidential candidates is that there is not a genuinely honest leader in the bunch.

I define a Honest Leader as a person who is aware that he or she will be required to make decisions and take action based on his or her belief systems, whether or not they conform to those of his or her financial supporters, whose plans and agendas are likely to be in considerable conflict.

He or she would get my backing and admiration if she or he declared from the start a desire to serve for the legal term limit, with no expectations, and no energy and funds wasted on keeping the job for another four years. That doesn't precludeaccepting being drafted to go another four years.

That happened in the state of Maine, when I lived there. He was an Independent elected in 1994 who declared he would be a one term governor, but was drafted and re-elected for a second term, all to the benefit of the state of Maine. He name is Angus King, honest leader.

By definition such a person is a public servant, not a person who, like the proverbial elephant, who gets its trunk in the tent, and focuses more on using the trunk to intimidate those in the tent, and keep them in line.

These GOphers all perform like minor leaguers and major league wannabees, professional politicians with narrow minds, and limited visionary capacity. Even Romney, who might appear to have leadership traits,and experience is running against his own record as the one who got Mass Healthcare made law.

Some are off the wall, like Palin and Angle, who throw out some feelers now and then. Some are just plain hypocrites like Gingrich, Huckabee, Barbour, Santorum and Romney, to name a few.

Since money talks, and thus rules I suspect that all of them, though they aren't likely to admit it, would like to get the nod from the Koch brother and their ilk.

I don't believe that any one of them would have a problem accepting bribes which they conveniently label campaign contributions. I do believe that each of these potential candidates has no problem with the Koch brothers' agenda. It's business as usual, and in business money rules.

That of course would be off camera. What you will find on camera is these Jokers ruthlessly jockeying for the poel position, by parading around in American Apple Pie mode,( or ala mode)kissing babies and all those sickening photo ops we've been made nauseous by, at least for the seven plus decades of my life, so far.

As for Obama, I have to admit that my friends who were worried about him for lack of experience and a too idealistic approach to politics, were right.

He too acts as if he has been bought off by the military/industrial complex, the big pharma, big oil and Israel lobbies. He went on record on national television as preferring to be an effective one term president than a two term failure. He should put his money where his mouth is.

I make these observations with, and in full knowledge of, the reality that all of this is nothing new under the sun. I recall my dad, 1903-1970, wondering if America would survive the hypocrisy of his day.

I'm aware that my four sons are not all that worked up about what is going on, mostly because
they are attending to those perennial challenges we all face, getting and maintaining a job, doing our best as a husband and father, or wife and mother, enjoying and getting along with our friends who are probably politically like minded.

But, once again it seems that we will have to make a choice of least of all evils.
The way politics is done, really good, honest people are wise enough to eschew political office.


It Really is Class Warfare

This is a lengthy essay, but one which I hope you will stay with to the end of it.

It is clearly a one-sided diatribe against the "wealthy elite", but which your editor agrees to the extent that he understands all the examples put forth.

Generally, it is good to be suspicious of such a one-sided rant, but in this case, as I read each and every example, I was reminded of my own thoughts and feelings over time as the media has taken them up now and then.

Seeing all of them lined up in one document was, for me, very powerful.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

How Low Can This Guy Go?

Here's an article about a Texas politician's crying that Exxon/Mobil will go out of business if the
subsidies they get from the Feds are stopped.

Hard to believe how some people can rave and rant in support of a boondoggle for their constituents. It's not technically a lie because all companies either fail or are sold over time.

Joe Barton acknowledges that in his testimony, but he wants you to believe that a hugely profitable company like Exxon/Mobile is in danger of failing if the tax payers subsidies are withdrawn.

Utter Bullshit!!!


It's a Start

Illinois ends capital punishment. Read it here.

As a man said when asked for his opinion when learning that someone had thrown fifty
accordions into a dumpster, "It's a start".

OK, we've got a start on doing the right thing here. Just 49 more states to go.


Guns and Idiots

Be sure to read Gail Collins' piece in today's Times here.

She exposes the idiots and their idiocies in proposing laws
that are only wet dreams for the NRA.

You can't make this stuff up.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Qualification for Public Office: Intellectually Challenged

This particular story, on a stand-alone basis, is not especially significant. It does, however, illustrate that we seem to be electing people who regularly demonstrate that they are intellectually challenged.

Representative Peter King, R,NY, does just that in his comments regarding his past support for the Irish Republican Army.

In defending his support for the IRA and his jihad against Muslims,
he apparently is willing to back terrorists as long as they don't attack the U.S..

See Wasserman's cartoon on King here.



Monday, March 7, 2011

Standup Comic Line of the Day

"Corporations are treating the planet like we're in second semester senior year."

Saw and heard it on the Comedy Channel. Sorry his name was so long and unusual I can't remember it.


"The Lock of the Iron Triangle"; Obscene!

This should be required reading for all citizens of the world, and I don't think saying so is at all
over the top.

James Carroll is calling out the Congress, the Pentagon and the Defense Industry for decades
of conspiring to send our young to their deaths, "one by one" in unnecessary wars.

His argument, as always, is clear and concise. I dare any member of the iron triangle to state a
credible rebuttal.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Calling Out the Weak Kneed Democrats

Robert Reich continues his straight talk to the pitiful, weak kneed Democrats who cower before big money backed GOPhers.

People like the Koch brothers are morally bankrupt human beings who do really evil things with their Billions of Dollars. They also do some good things, but perhaps for the wrong reasons, one of which is funding a new cancer research center in Cambridge, MA. probably because it will be named after one of them.

President Obama just doesn't seem to have the stones to call out those who are keeping this country hostage, who vote the way their big money patrons direct them to, who are afraid of upsetting the Pentagon's military/industrial complex billionaires, and who cower before Israel backing lobbies like AIPAC.

Clearly politicians of both parties are more interested in keeping their jobs than doing the right thing. They prostitute themselves to the deep pockets for the huge funds needed to finance election campaigns.

A few weeks ago Admiral Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs said about DADT, "do the right thing".
We need Democrats to do the right things. They know what the right things are, but they are just too afraid to do them. So called public servants are really just courtesans to the kings of big money. Shame, shame.

Robert Reich has spelled out what they should do, if they ever find the guts to do them.

Read today's iteration here.



A cartoon is worth a thousand words.

Don't miss this one.