It just amazes me at the depth of the ignorance of our elected officials and the ignorance of their words. It is NO secret that I have a deep contempt for anyone in the US Congress…..I will admit that there are a few that actually want to work and not do endless fund raising but they are few and far between.
The idiots seem to be concentrated on the GOP side of the road and even more so in the movement we call Neocons or war hawks. Babbling toads like Cotton, Gohmert, King and most idiotically Lindsey Graham of South Carolina…..pretty much the whole list of morons that were co-signers of the Iran letter sent by Arkansas’ Cotton.
This ignorance extends into the realm of foreign policy and world affairs……these people will say whatever gets them the most exposure which makes fund raising that much easier. I do not care about their begging for cash what I do object to is their obvious lack of knowledge about the rest of the world which they claim to protect as long as America is the cock of the walk.
Out of the mouths of these idiots flows the excrement of ignorance……..if they spent a little time trying to understand situations instead of babbling on and on they might not appear as stupid as they do now……
The most recent idiocy came from the mouth of Sen. Lindsey Graham……..while speaking at the Jewish group AIPAC he showed just how thoroughly ignorant he really is………
“Everything that starts with ‘Al’ in the Middle East is bad news,” said U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina at an AIPAC dinner in Boston on Monday. “Al-Qaida, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaida in the Arab Peninsula,” said the senator, who may be running for president.
Obviously pandering to the members of AIPAC with the hope that a check is in the mail……The problem – linguistically – with Graham’s comment is that “Al” is the definite article in Arabic (i.e. equivalent to English’s “the”), and usually appears before most Arabic proper nouns, especially place and personal names.
Yes, it is a small thing……but one that irritates the crap out of me……he is a person that has our foreign policy and military in his cash stained hands…..and to me that makes him a dangerous loose cannon.
I always find it amazing when this Congress decides to do something they consider constructive……most times it is not constructive at all. When they take on ways to cut spending it is always someone who is their bread and butter voter and they almost always get away with it.
Take for instance our military…..back when I was a soldier the re-enlistment talk was about how if you lasted until retirement that you would have all the benefits that you had in the military…..total medical, dental and a good pension and the big one, an education, for when you retired at an early age…..I never fell for the BS and now the Congress wants to stick it to the military once again……..
McClatchy is reporting……..
Congress is considering changing, for the first time in decades, the way service members get retirement pay.
Military retirement now carries an all-or-nothing pension plan that requires a minimum of 20 years of service. The new plan would cut those pensions to 40 percent of pay from 50 percent, and create a matched 401(k)-style plan open to all service members.
The new retirement rules would affect all troops enlisting after the new plan is put in place in October 2017, Military Times reported. Troops already in the ranks could opt into the new plan or stick with the current “cliff vesting” system, it said.
It is bad enough that Congress spends its time figuring ways to screw the veterans but now they are messing with the active military…..their educational benefits have fallen way short of the promises and now Congress, who does very little work and has their pay exempt is going to f*ck the soldiers and the families…….
Are you still proud of voting for these pricks?
HEY! America please tear yourself away from the Tube and the wondering what gender the Royal will squirt out! If this is your concern then I weep for my country.
The ink is barely dry on the Iranian compromise and there are some on the Right that are in a panic…..some aka Sen. Cotton are already calling for a limited airstrike at Iran’s nuke facility……I am sure if I kept up with Neocon think tanks they would be all over the use of this type of force…..like Heritage.
I bring all this up because of the “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF)……remember? That is that request the president has sent to Congress for them to do their duty and either approve the use of force or not….the process is that simple.
When Pres. Obama decided to go after ISIS with airstrikes the GOP went batcrap crazy…….demanding that he stop because he did not have the authorization to use force……all that made for great TV and great e-mails to supporters……Obama then decided that he would play their game and he sent an AUMF to Congress for approval…….and that is where it went to die.
To this day it is still waiting for some sort of action from the Congress…..and while we are waiting the Speaker of the House has brought up a good point…….
Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that American troops in Iraq should move beyond training Iraqi forces to take a more direct role in fighting against the Islamic State.
After returning from a spring trip to the Middle East, Mr. Boehner told a group of reporters that the Obama administration has placed “artificial constraints” on military commanders responsible for 4,500 members of the American military there rather than allowing conditions on the ground to dictate strategy.
Let see……want to expand the use of military force but do not want to go on record authorizing it…is that about it? The politicians are running scared….it is an election and they do not want something on record that could be used against them in an election.
This brings me back full circle……..without the AUMF how could dickhead Cotton use military force? All this person is doing is throwing red meat at the base. A typical American response to a problem….run from it and let someone else do the hard stuff.
Does everyone see why I feel I must keep pounding these people…..at best they are HYPOCRITICAL…….and at worse…….DANGEROUS!
American lives are at stake…….and NO one seems to care!
The Congress is ignoring the Constitution in its efforts to undermine the negotiations of this president…..not only is it unheard of but it is the lack of respect for the Constitution…..a document that they pretend to want to protect from destruction…but in reality all the document means to them is a political prop that they can roll out when things are going tough for them and claim that it is under attack……..
There is a time for the Congress to be involved in the treaty process….and it is NOT in the negotiations……it is the authorizing or not…….
So, just what is the Congress doing, you may ask……
Espionage, Treason, and the Congressional Fifth Column by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.
Friends have asked me why I no longer write on politics and political theory…..the easy answer is why? It is a waste of time and effort on my part when we have NO true politicians left…..just ego-centric twats that are in it for themselves……they are worse than clowns…..for clowns can be entertaining….politicians are not………but they are pathetic and disgusting………….as this post will attest……
Remember back, my friends……in 2008, I believe, this Dem. Rep from Louisiana was found with lots of cash in his home freeze…….and the right wing media went batcrap crazy. Then there was the Repub senator from Nevada that was bumping his employee’s wife while in DC…..and who can forget Weiner’s weenie? Let’s not forget the Repub Rep that threatened a journalist in the Capitol Building and was then caught with his winkie in the till.
My point is that the clowns we elect are not something to be proud of…….and now the most recent ego centric little prick has resigned……that Rep. from Illinois…..Rep. Schock…..the one that decorated his DC office like Downton Abbey, the one that was using campaign funds for joy rides in planes and the one that claim 175,000 miles of travel on his expense account when his SUV only shows 80,000 miles……does that refresh your memory?
Now that he is resigning he will continue to stick it to the American taxpayer even after he leaves DC……..
Schock, a Republican from Illinois, could eventually collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer-funded retirement benefits, depending on how long he lives.
Starting at age 62, he will be eligible for just under $18,500 annually, according to estimates by the National Taxpayers Union, a conservative nonprofit organization.
According to a June report from the Congressional Research Service, members of Congress who have completed at least five years of service are eligible for taxpayer-funded pensions beginning at age 62.
The amount of a former congressional member’s pension varies, but the payout is based on the number of years of service and an average of the member’s three highest years of salary.
Is it not about time that the US takes perks away from the morons that act in an unprofessional way? There should be NO benefits for being a disgrace to the American people…..PERIOD!
We are waiting to see how the AUMF vote will go….the problem is that the Congress in their limited mental capacity can only do one thing at a time and right now they are all twitchy about Clinton’s e-mails……maybe after that investigation they will actually worry about something that matters…..the e-mails are just a diversion from doing real Congressional work.
I am opposed to the AUMF because I feel that a lot more thought ought to go into sending Americans to die than politicians are willing to give it…..
This article list some pretty good reasons for voting against the AUMF…..some I agree with and others not so much…..read for yourself and say what you think……
Ten reasons to vote against the use of military force | Fox News.
Before I start I want to say that Lindsey Graham is a douche! (I feel better!)
We have all heard about that letter that 47 d/bag Congresspeople decided to sign then send to Iran…..and now with all the backlash staffers are saying that it was a “light-hearted” attempt to amuse……may I please see the hands of the pea brains that buy this excuse?
Continuing on the comedy tact….Graham, who has an eye on running for president, has made a funny….at least according to staffers………
Lindsey Graham is still talking. His latest headline-worthy quote: If he becomes our next president, the very first thing he will do is deploy the military. Against … Congress. “I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this,” he said yesterday at New Hampshire’s “politics and pies” forum, referring to the budget. “I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We are not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.”
As Vox notes, the quote implies Graham would use the military to force Congress to actually pass a bill, not simply to vote on one, since his stated goal is to “restore” the cuts. Sounds like a “coup” if taken literally, writes Amanda Taub. And though Graham did, indeed, use the word “literally,” his office later clarified to Mediaite that the senator “was employing over-the-top humor to win over his audience.”
BTW, some are calling Rep. Cotton a traitor for his letter…….but Graham’s tongue is more traitorous than anything Cotton did.
All these funny guys in Congress should maybe QUIT their day jobs and start on the stand-up circuit.
Sorry this is not something humorous that a possible presidential candidate should be saying in public…….am I wrong? At every turn Graham shows there is NO way he can be “A Man of the People”. After that comment would you trust this a/hole to safeguard the Constitution?
How long do I need to keep pointing out that these d/bags in Congress are unworthy of calling themselves Americans, much less a representative of the people?
This also illustrates that NONE of these morons are capable of governing….they are in it for the ego rush…..PERIOD!