10 October 2011
Government, Observations, Political Theory, Politics, Public Policy, Society
Conservatives, GOP, Postaday2011, State Politics, States, Tea Party, Teabaggers
All the crap going on in Washington and through some of the states makes me wonder if there may be some master plan that these Repubs and Tea Party types are trying to install……and are the Koch Bros. (for lack of another front man) behind this new movement?
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, is getting a lot of press….why? He has become the frontrunner, ahead of Mitt, for the GOP in the next election (boy that did not last long at all)……and somewhere in his little mind there is a right to secession from the US written into the Texas constitution……first, I believe that Texas has the right to break into smaller states, but there is nothing about secession if their government is unhappy with the government or the policies of the US (if there are Texans out there and they are reading this…please clear it up for us)……..
Looks like the master plan within the GOP is to do away with the national government in favor of 50 state governments……this would be the best thing for business and the wealthy…..why? to begin with NO minimum wage enforced by a national government, the death of unions, mandatory education, no environmental policy, no national health care or a social security….in other words, the people become tools to be discarded when they become a burden in favor of the younger ones as they come of age…..
They would not need to worry about SCOTUS getting in the way of the takeover …it would not be needed….each state has its own and they are elected, in most cases, and that would be good for corporations…..they could get whatever they want for some bucks for a campaign…….
Is this what the Founders had in mind? Without reading about the constitutional debate and siding with the Repubs, then yes it is what they had in mind……but if one has read the Constitution and the debate surrounding it, then this is all so much crap and if they succeed then we can kiss the American exceptionalism thing goodbye…….and return to the days of the Confederation.
The Confederation…….states were printing their own money, signing individual treaties and trade agreement…..the country collected almost NO taxes and the weakness of the situation made foreign intervention possible….in other words, America was a f*cked up place and not capable of anything other than the cutting of each others throats……..the states were too weak to even protect their own territory……and with all the GOP/Tea Party crap about returning so much back to the states we are moving to repeat our failure with the Confederation….It will benefit NO one but speculators and corporations….the residents will be SCREWED!
Bachmann I realize that she is not the sharpest pencil in the box, but……) does not think were need any revenue as a country and the rest of the GOP field is lessening the amount of money that the country could have on hand and that would make the states the major players….individually with 50 separate agendas….what would that do to make the US a stronger country? NOTHING!
18 August 2011
Elections, Observations, Politics
2012 Elections, Postaday2011, Republican Candidates, Tea Party, Teabaggers
It has been less than a week since Texas Gov. Perry has announced his intention to win the nomination of the GOP and earn him a chance to run against Pres. Obama in 2012…..and already I am weary of his extreme and factually challenged campaign…..but put my opinion aside……he IS the perfect candidate for the radical right…..
Allow me to explain my reasoning……the Week website had a couple reason in a post recently…..
1. Calls Bernanke “treasonous”
The controversy: At an Iowa campaign event Aug. 15, Perry answered a question about the Fed and Bernanke: “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion.”
2. Floats idea of Texas secession
The controversy: In 2009, as he was fending off a GOP primary challenge from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R), Perry suggested to a group of tech bloggers that Texas could secede from the United States: “When we came into the nation in 1845, we were a republic, we were a stand-alone nation. And one of the deals was, we can leave anytime we want. So we’re kind of thinking about that again.” (Listen to Perry’s comments) A month later, Perry told reportersat a Tea Party Rally: “If Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that… Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”
4. Hosts prayers for rain, and the economy
The controversy: As Texas endured rampant wildfires and drought this year, Perry declared April 22-24 “Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas.” On Aug. 2, the governor led a national evangelical Christian fasting and prayer rally in Houston, called “The Response,” in which he asked God for forgiveness for the “fear in the marketplace” and “anger in the halls of government,” among other things. As many as 30,000 people attended.
6. BP oil spill may be an “act of God”
The controversy: During the record 2010 BP oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, Perry warned against halting oil drilling, saying that it was unclear what had triggered the massive oil leak. “And until we know that, I hope we don’t see a knee-jerk reaction across this country that says we’re going to shut down drilling in the Gulf of Mexico… From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.”
Those were a couple of the reason that I think Perry is the perfect candidate…….(pause here for effect)……He is the perfect candidate for the low information voter……the perfect candidate for the terminally stupid……with all that said….the perfect candidate for the Tea Party, which as we all know does not let facts get in the way of a good political lie….
I am sure we will hear more and more about this arrogant, self-centered Prick….oh my bad…that was suppose to be….Rick….as the campaign moves on…like his exaggeration about jobs, his denial of all climate change research, setting him self up as a demi-god in the Texas political sphere….but for now…he is the darling of the media and the savior of the Tea Party……He is…..the Perfect Candidate.
P.S. After publishing this post I found this piece on Political Wire….
Salon reports that a Texas supporter of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken out a full-page ad in an Austin alternative weekly newspaper publicly seeking women (or men) who have slept with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
“Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry? Are you a stripper, an escort, or just a ‘young hottie’ impressed by an arrogant, entitled governor of Texas? … we will help you publicize your direct dealings with a Christian-buzzwords-spouting, ‘family values’ hypocrite and fraud.”
21 January 2011
Education, History, Observations, Politics, Society
Educational Issues, Historical Events, Historical Facts, Postaday2011, Tea Party, Teabaggers
Since I am old….I can remember back in the days of the old USSR and their views on history……they were called “revisionists” because their views were NOT completely accurate or truthful…..and we know how bad those dang commies were and how they wanted to change the world….right?
Well, it seems that those bad guys from yester-year are not the only ones that want a “revisionists” form of history……this from the Newser website………
Tennessee Tea Party activists met with lawmakers yesterday to demand the state make a number of changes—including “educating students the truth about America.” What does that grammatically suspect phrase mean? It means that they want textbooks to stop criticizing the founding fathers for their treatment of Native Americans and slaves. “No portrayal of minority experience which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers,” the activists wrote in material distributed to the Commercial Appeal. There’s been “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another,” the group’s spokesman said in a news conference, and the group thinks texts should focus on the positive strides the founders made. “It was their progress that we need to look at.” The group is also asking the state to “reject” the federal health care law, and allow the people to elect either the state attorney general or an independent “chief litigator.”
It appears that Teabaggers want to use a tried a true version of history……we rational people call it…..LIES! And if one looks carefully at most political history textbooks the founding fathers are depicted as capable of walking on water and in at least one case….walking on water and turning bread into fishes…..most of the textbooks already give a revisionist view of the founders and now the Teabaggers want to make it even more so……if they lie along enough then the real history will be lost….they want to turn these men into some sort of god that cannot be questioned…that type of thinking and desire is for FOOLS!
10 December 2010
Observations, Politics, Society
Conservatives, MainStream Media, Sarah Palin, Teabaggers
Sarah Plain answers that probing question from her recent past……finally the mystery is solved!
Remember back during the ’08 presidential election when the disastrous interview that Palin had with Katie Couric? She was asked what she read and she stumbled and crashed loudly on the evening news, when she could NOT name one magazine, newspaper or book that she read or had read……that incident has haunted her and lead her to only do friendly interviews with softball questions…nothing too hard that she might have to use a little mental power…….this is where she started calling the media…the Lamestream media…..
But now after two plus years she can put the allegations to bed……(may we have a drum roll, please)
More than two years after Sarah Palin was stumped by the question, “What newspapers do you read?”, she told Barbara Walters in an interview to air later tonight.
Said Palin: “I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on as I have since I was a little girl… I’m reading the best book right now — Dean Karnazes’s book about being an ultra-marathoner. I read a lot of C.S. Lewis when I want some divine inspiration…I read Newsmax and The Wall Street Journal. I read all of our local papers of course in Alaska because that’s where my heart is.”
Of course, she would say Newsmax….last book was a gift to subscribers and the WSJ is one of the few papers that prints her op-eds….as I have said…it is about her, not the country…..
After two plus years and that is the best list she could come up with….not a lot of thought there…..That is great we now know that she reads fantasies, sports thingys and ONLY news that will dispute anything liberal…..does not sound like someone that would like a balanced knowledge of the world and its workings…..does she get her talking points from Newsmax or the Tea Party or the GOP? She definitely does not read enough to formulate her own talking points……
But, I guess, that is the average person in the ultra-right…..why let facts get in the way……..
Well, Plain may read anything and everything, but the public is NOT going that route…..in the first couple of weeks her first book sold about 700,000 copies and her second book is finding it hard to sell 100,000 copies in the first couple of weeks of its release …..then her first one has been released in paperback, in September, and it is struggling to break the 20,000 mark….looks like her books are destined to be sold in the Dollar Stores in the bargain book bin……
3 November 2010
Elections, Government, News, Politics, Public Policy
2010 Election, Conservatives, GOP, Political Stupidity, Tea Party, Teabaggers
And the real shame is that there is NOT a pill we can take to make things better…..we must live with the deformed entity that we have spawned……Congrats!
First of all, let us be completely honest…..the 2010 election was the voter punishing the party that they are disappointed in…to reward a party that they cannot stand…..there you are American logic at its best!
It is finally over! The 20120 mid-terms that is….and we have so much to look forward to in the coming months and years…..but the most fun will be from the CLOWNS that Americans have elected for their representation in Washington…..I am talking about the silly ones…you know who they are…Angle, Miller, O’Donnell and Paul……The American voter is so pissed at Washington that they would throw away their vote by voting for hypocrites and just plain crazies….nice job….with every election you guys just keep proving my case……
Yes I said silly and crazy!
Send in the CLOWNS!
First there is Joe Miller of Alaska (this race has NOT been called at the time of this writing and Miller is running second to the write in candidate)…..who thinks that we should do away with unemployment benefits because it makes people lazy to the point that they will NOT look for a job……but yet….his wife collected unemployment payments from the state of Alaska……was she lazy? Was she a sponge on society?
Next is Rand Paul of Kentucky…the son of Rep. Ron Paul with whom I agree on a few issues like taxes and war and foreign aid……but this is his son…..who believes that the Civil Rights Act was a waste of time and effort…that “free markets” would have solved the problem if given time……it had about 300 years and it was NOT solved…what makes one think that it would do so today?
Rep. Bachmann from Minnesota….though she is running for re-election and not a first timer….she is one of the clowns and quite possibly the lead clown….she has made statements like liberals are un-American….and her eyes…her eyes scare the living crap out of me…they are crazy eyes……
Then there is Buck of Colorado (this race also has not been decided and is too close to call….but most prediction say he will pull it out after a re-count and such)…..Buck has said some crazy things. He wants to abolish the Department of Energy and gut the Department of Education in a state that is a leader in education reform and the new energy economy. He believes women that women who have been raped or victims of incest should have no choices if they are pregnant…..
There is a few bright spots of the absurdity of the 2010 election…..several of the more scary of the candidates did not win….Nevada’s Sharon Angle or Christine O’Donnell (never fear…she is a perpetual candidate…she will try again)….this election may not pull the GOP more to the Right than they are now….but will they actually work with the Dems to save the American economy? That is the $64 question!
These people are truly CLOWNS….that prefer to LIE to the voters in a way to get into power….I am not talking about exaggerations….I mean out right LIES! There are several others but these will be the lead acts of the Tea Party in Washington……I understand the anger that has grown over your representation in Washington….but is electing Bozo the way to change things? Or for that matter…Crusty?
14 August 2010
Government, Observations, Politics, Society
2010 Election, Conservatives, Fanatical Right, Tea Party, Teabaggers
College of Political Knowledge
We have been told that the Tea Party is the way of the future….that this is going to be around form now on because the people see the problem in Washington and that the TP has the answers to the problems.
First of all, what are their answers and what are the problems as they see it?
We have some that want to give people a literacy test before they can vote or the repealing of the 17th amendment so that the people cannot elect their senators or the one that wants to barter health care with chickens or the one that thinks civil rights was a bad idea or………
And then there is the people that are profiting from the “grassroots” activism….like
Eric Odom: Odom, who appears regularly on Fox News and on other venues as a spokesman for the tea party movement, is at the center of tea party profiteering.
Allen Fuller: According to Tennessee business records, Odom’s Strategic Activism, LLC business partner is Republican new media consultant Allen Fuller.
Glenn Beck: Beck, the most powerful promoter of the tea parties in the media, often rants during his regular programming that investing in gold is the only way to hedge against a supposed deep inflation in the future.
Dick Armey: As ThinkProgress has documented, Armey has a long history of organizing conservative grassroots causes in support of his corporate clients.
These are just some of people that are using the anguish of the American people as their personal bank account…..not bad if you are a sleazoid….but with these people making lots of cash off the TP there is another problem…..
Some leading tea party activists are concerned that their efforts to reshape American politics, starting with the 2010 elections, are being undermined by a shortage of cash that’s partly the result of a deep ambivalence within the movement’s grass roots over the very idea of fundraising and partly attributable to an inability to win over the wealthy donors who fund the conservative establishment.
Many tea party organizations have shied away from the heavy-handed solicitations that flood the e-mail boxes of political activists. And the handful of tea party groups that have raised substantial amounts, either by embracing aggressive fundraising or through pre-existing connections to wealthy donors, are viewed suspiciously within the movement.
It seem that these are not all the problems….recently there were four primaries that had TP supported candidates and all but one failed in the voting…..is it possible that the American people are finally waking up to the game the TP is playing? I am sure that there are some in the TP that are truly concerned about the direction of the country…..but their spokespeople, whether official or not, are not convincing too many American voters.
22 July 2010
Government, Observations, Politics, Society
Tea Party, Teabaggers, US House of Representatives
From the VOMITORIUM
Actually that is a real question….it seems that everyone’s mouth of the ignorant Right has decided to try and form a caucus within the Congress for the Tea Party….but first….what is a caucus?
A faction within a legislative body that pursues its interests through the legislative process: the Women’s Caucus; the Black Caucus. Thgis is about the best for what Bachmann has in mind….yes Michele Bachmann is forming a caucus within the Congress……
Not surprisingly, Bachmann declared herself chair of the caucus, for which she filed paperwork on Thursday. “This caucus will espouse the timeless principles of our founding, principles that all Members of Congress have sworn to uphold,” she declared. “The American people are doing their part and making their voices heard and this caucus will prove that there are some here in Washington willing to listen.” From WaPo blog “Post Partisan” by EJ Dionne.
I love it! And now I wait for her to say just what principles our Founders had in mind……and I wait…….
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will preside over the inaugural meeting of the caucus, and she said she hopes the newly formed group will provide a voice in Congress for “real housewives, real farmers, real businessmen, real plumbers.”
A dozen House Republicans have announced they will join the new Tea Party Caucus, and the group will gather Wednesday for its inaugural meeting.
The caucus has attracted GOP leaders — Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, the third-ranking House Republican, and Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, who heads the National Republican Congressional Committee. But House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio said he would not join.
At last count….there were 25 members of Congress that have joined the caucus. And they seem to be the ones that cooked up the biggest lies during the health debate and are into the birther conspiracy and………well let us just say…the ones that bring down the collective IQ of conservs……
Now I would like to know why the need for a Tea Party Caucus? A political game is the best reason…….Bachmann says she wants to hear from the “real” people and their concerns….but is that NOT the idea of these dips having an office, website, telephone, email etc?
If the GOP stands for small government, fiscal responsibility and the rest of the conserv ideas….why does there need to be a Tea Party Caucus? What purpose will it serve other than to give the fringe right and better chance to hijack the conserv agenda, whatever that might be……
15 June 2010
Elections, Government, Observations, Politics, Society
Conservatives, GOP, Low Information Voters, Nevada, Primaries, Republicans, Right Wing Nuts, Tea Party, Teabaggers
From the VOMITORIUM
The Teabaggers are getting more and more air time during the present cycle of elections and primaries……and all their lunacy keeps coming out and out and the Low info voter keeps licking it up by the jug full…….
Take Nevada when the darling of the Tea Party won her nomination as the Repub candidate…..she wants to abolish Social Security, bow out of the UN, just to mention a few of her quirky little stands….but does it stop there?
Since she won the nomination more and more of her extreme right and extreme crazy ideas keep coming forth…..
The peculiar ideology of Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee challenging Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada, is perhaps no better illustrated than by her embrace of the patriot group Oath Keepers, whose membership of uniformed soldiers and police take an oath to refuse orders they see as unconstitutional — including enforcement of gun laws, violations of states’ sovereignty, and “any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
According to the SPLC, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, a former staffer for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) warns his followers against “a coming dictatorship” that will happen if “our brothers in arms go along and comply with unconstitutional, unlawful orders.” An extensive report on the group by Mother Jones in March suggests supporters of the movement believe they’re living through the first steps of the shift away from constitutional freedom. Members of the group — many of them in the armed forces — share the “belief that the government is already turning on its citizens, they are recruiting military buddies, stashing weapons, running drills, and outlining a plan of action [to stop it],” the magazine reported.
Early in her career, if we can call it that she had the John Birch ideas about Communist plots……
Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle earlier in her career spoke out strongly against fluoride, the substance known alternately for improving dental health and as a Communist plot to undermine Western democracy.
Poor thing, she just cannot catch a break….the mainstream media is after her butt or she could be just plain….CRAZY!
This next part has little or maybe nothing to do with Angle….but is just as crazy and just as much the Tea Party as the woman above…..
From Newser’s website:
Think the Tea Party rhetoric is getting a little overwrought? Then get a load of this video from Alabama House candidate Rick Barber, in which he has a kind of war council with various founding fathers. Barber calls for President Obama’s impeachment, then launches a mostly nonsensical rant about the IRS, which is making us “spy on ourselves” by asking us to report our income. “I can’t stand by while these evils are perpetrated!” Barber cries. “You gentlemen revolted over a tea tax. A tea tax! Are you with me?” To which fantasy Washington replies gravely, “Gather your armies.” Which is kind of funny because, as David Weigel of the Washington Post points out, Washington instituted the nation’s first federal tax in 1791—on whiskey—and organized a militia to forcibly collect it from anyone who resisted.
All this would be all the more humorous, if it was not so damn scary…….scary in the sense that there those out there that believe all this equine fecal matter…..and anyone with half a brain would be scared at the popularity that all these NUTS are receiving……
3 June 2010
Elections, Observations, Politics, Society
Campaigns, Paleo-conservatism, Tea Party, Teabaggers
2010/2012 Election Series
There has been a wealth of crazies in the upcoming elections….from a candidate that wants to barter with doctors using chickens to ones that hold signs that read “Grow A brain, Moran” to the hate for a sitting Prez to some that ….well I could go on but it would most likely bore the crap out of you…let us just say the Tea Party Movement.
Some are saying that the TP will be a driving force in the next elections….most of the ones saying this are TP supporters….but beyond that they are making a stand with the people of the country.
Rand Paul may not be a crazy but he is a Libertarian and his waffling on civil rights and calling President Obama “un-American” for keeping pressure on BP is stark evidence the Tea Party faces an uphill battle in the election cycle to come.
And then there is a real crazy, Republican leaders have declared open war on Tim D’Annunzio, a Tea Party-backed North Carolina congressional candidate who they fear may be insane. They’re publicizing documents from D’Annunzio’s divorce, in which his wife testifies that he called himself the messiah, predicted God would drop a 1,000-mile high pyramid on Greenland, and claimed to have found the Ark of the Covenant in Arizona. A doctor also revealed that he smokes pot almost every day.
Yes, there is a candidate that believes that the barter system can be brought back to help reform our health care system…her idea was to use chickens as money.
I hate to be a downer here but it appears that if one has a crazy idea of what government should do then the TP is the place to be, for you can have a shot at fame. I mean come on! In the past elderly TPers want the government out of health care but use Medicare or bitch about perceived gun control and then bitch about the ease at which “terrorists” can get a gun in this country, they want the government to do something. They do not want the government in control of their lives, but when something happens they want to know why the government is not doing more.
Sorry to pee on your parade but the Tea Party is NOTHING new…..Americans go through this type of frustration on a regular basis…they just change the name of the tune….
The TP is all so much crap! I understand anger….but this is NOT the answer…..it is just insanity disguised as a political movement.
May I suggest that if the TP wants to be a serious player in the world of politics they need to be more discriminating in their choices for support…..playing off the anger of the American people may not be the best way to qualify yourself as a major player.