What To Expect In 2015

Coming to a television near you…..the new Congress will be in session January of 2015…..and I expect great things…..HA….I just cannot say that with a straight face and lots of laughter…..

I have posted some pf the more outrageous issues clung to by the moronic right……now I think it is time to look at what will be the agenda of the GOP in 2015 now that it controls both Houses of Congress……

The magazine Mother Jones made some good points recently…….

  • Ban abortions after 20 weeks.
  • Wipe out all of Obama’s new and pending EPA regulations.
  • Repeal Obamacare bit by bit.
  • Figure out a way to obstruct Loretta Lynch’s nomination as Attorney General.

Oh, there’s still some desultory happy talk about tax reform and fast-track trade authority and other “areas of agreement,” but that seems to be fading out. Poking a stick in President Obama’s eye is very quickly becoming the order of the day.

Let’s not forget their lawsuit that they cannot find a lawyer to take…..and of course the old stand by for Repubs when there is a Dem president…..IMPEACHMENT!

Then there is the war…we know the neocons love a good war….but what about the coming 2015 session……..from a piece in The New American…….

“Republican control of the Senate = expanded neocon wars in Syria and Iraq. Boots on the ground are coming!”

So tweeted Ron Paul, the former Republican congressman from Texas, who was clearly not joining in the euphoria sweeping over Republican partisans celebrating Tuesday’s election results, giving the party more governors and a significant increase of the Republican majority in the House as well as GOP control of the Senate.

They will start their engine in the lame duck session but since they have only about 2 weeks of work for this session there will be very little done but talk……

What do you think 2015 will look like?

Just How Disgusting Is Congress?

We are told by the media that the American voter is disgusted with Congress, the president and the economy……and yet they will vote for the same worthless bunch time and time again……

But the question is….just how disgusted are they?

The first exit polls show that those who turned out to vote today are in a foul mood politically, and it applies to both President Obama and Republicans. Some highlights:

  • Obama: More than half, 54%, disapprove of Obama, a figure just shy of George W. Bush’s 57% in the 2006 midterms, reports NBC News.
  • Congress: A staggering 79% disapprove of the job Congress is doing, one percentage point shy of the all-time low in exit polls.
  • Both: About a quarter of voters say they’re unhappy with both Obama and GOP leaders in Congress.
  • Country: Two-thirds say the nation is on the wrong track, and just 22% think the next generation will be better off, reports CNN.
  • Trust: Only 1 in 5 say they trust the government to do what is right most or all of the time. Most (61%) say they trust DC to do the right thing only “some of the time.”
  • Economy: It’s still voters’ No.1 concern.
  • Health care: The AP notes that those who ranked it as their top concern were “about as likely to say Obama’s health care overhaul didn’t go far enough as to say it went too far.”

What  amuses me is that if the people polled told the truth….then why do we keep sending the same mental midgets to DC?

Is this a paradox?  Or is it just stupidity?

When will we ever learn?  (that is rhetorical because we all know the answer)……

What To Expect With A New Congress

We have a new Congress…… well in January…….. we will begin a whole new chapter of stupid!

NO!  Really what can expect from these gutless wonders?

Me?  I expect some silly, lame ass and outrageous bullshit coming out of the Congress…….

First, one of my fave pieces of right wing BS…Agenda 21

Agenda 21, a two-decade-old non-binding treaty on sustainable development methods, recently emerged as thelatestsourceofright-winganxiety.

Ted Cruz predicted that Agenda 21 will bring an end to paved roads and golf courses and Glenn Beck wrote a dystopian thriller about its dire consequences

Senator-elect Joni Ernst, a Republican of Iowa, shares their fears. Last year, Ernst predicted that Agenda 21 agents may start “moving people off of their agricultural land and consolidating them into city centers and then telling them that you don’t have property rights anymore. These are all things that the UN is behind and it’s bad for the United States, bad for families here in the state of Iowa.”

Second, ISIS streaming across the borders……

Never mind the fact that there have been exactly zeroofficialreports of ISIS members coming to the U.S. via the southern border, “closing the border” has emerged as a leading Republican talking point when describing how they plan to fight the terrorist group.

The conspiracy theory about ISIS infiltrating the U.S. through the border with Mexico first emerged on the conspiracy theory outlet WorldNetDaily and, as these things typically go, was then picked up by pundits on Fox News. Eventually, the fallacious claim became a great way for Republican candidates like David Perdue and Thom Tillis to attack their opponents on both foreign policy and immigration reform in one talking point.

Thirdly, during the blood moon the righties went into “stupid” mode……

While conservative politicians have denounced the science behind climate change as a big lie, some are very interested in the “science” behind “blood moons,” with more Religious Rightactivists arguing that lunar eclipses are actually signs of God’s impending judgment against America for policies such as abortion rights and LGBT equality.

Jody Hice, a Georgia Republican who just won a seat in the U.S. House, for example, told listeners on his talk radio show that the appearance of blood moons “have preceded world-changing, shaking-type events.”

I would be disappointed if the Right overlooked the dangers associated with blood moons….

Four, with the nationwide awakening on gay rights I expect to see more of their lies……

Are sex-ed classes just a secret plot to turn kids gay? Yes, according to Wisconsin state senator and soon-to-be U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, who once warned that some school classes are the result of an “agenda which is left unsaid is that some of those who throw it out as an option would like it if more kids became homosexuals.”

Grothman instead proposed that schools enact their own “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policies, lest growing support for gay rights in the U.S. lead to divine punishment.

Hice, as it happens, shares Grothman concerns about gay recruitment, once citing a satirical 1987 essay to claim that gay people want to “sodomize your sons” and “seduce them in your schools.”

Number 5……and finally the anti-Christ will be revealed……

At least one Republican candidate knows the true identity of the Antichrist, and it’s Hillary Clinton.

Ryan Zinke, the successful Montana GOP U.S. House candidate who helped launch the Super PAC Special Operations for America,told a Republican group that Clinton is Satan’s bride, and he knows this to be so because he speaks the truth:

There you have an agenda for the far Right wing….God knows they will not be working as a responsible agent of the people………

Thanx to Right Wing Watch for their thoughts on this issue…..

Yep they seem a bit outrageous but when you think about it….is it really?

Will The Cowardice Ever End?

I have been bitching about the gutless, worthless Congress for years now…..these lazy do-nothings have work little in this past year…..they spend most of their time on their knees with donors (take that any way you choose…..both are equally valid)…….you would think these people would care what the people think….oh wait!  That is a joke in itself……..why can’t these people just do some work like the past Congresses………

When you crunch the numbers, Congress looks pretty lazy. The Washington Post finds that both chambers have been in session only about 40% of the time since 1978—the first year for which online records are available—and they’ve both worked full weeks simultaneously a measly 14% of the time. Taken individually, the Senate has spent 42% of the past 37 years in session, while the House has been in session 39% of the time.

That period covers 1,917 weeks, 601 of which the Senate worked Monday through Friday. As for the House? Just 362 weeks. This year so far, both chambers have been in session all week together … four times. They tend to avoid working on Fridays, Philip Bump notes. Meanwhile, the longest period both chambers remained in session was 13 days, while the longest time neither chamber worked was “several months,” Bump writes. But he does point out that just because Congresspeople aren’t meeting on the floor doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not working. See the graphs and check individual dates here.

Crap!  My bad!  These twats have worked little in the last 37 years……..could explain why this country is sliding down the drain, well the Middle Class that is…..it is disappearing and we can in part thank the Congress…….and yet we will re-elect a good portion of these thieves.

This is one of th4e reason that I stopped being an analyst of American politics…….it is boring…..it is shameful……it is pathetic.  There is not one person in Congress that is worth listening to for any reason…….most of them have voices that just irritate me……..they are just not worthy of me to spend much time analyzing their actions and words……gutless needs no explanation.

How bad does the country have to get before we wake up and retire these gutless individuals?

Congress: Everybody Needs A Good Laugh

The US Congress has been a gutless, spineless and none productive organ of government…..it has sunk to its lowest approval rating EVER!

They are concerned about the gridlock….and they now have an answer……..wait for it!

A bipartisan group of over 90 congressmen today announced the formation of a caucus, expressly created to answer the burning, difficult question of our time: How can Congress solve problems?

For real, The Hill actually reported that the group announced its existence at a No Labels summit this morning, and vowed to find bipartisan ways to solve some burning problems, such as energy independence and budget-balancing, since it is so very hard for Congress to solve a problem.

There you have the big joke of the day…….Congress has formed a caucus to find why nothing is getting done in the Legislative Branch……..

And that is the humorous story of the day………the problem will find a solution…….yep, and your check is in the mail!

Iraq: The Great Beltway Freak Out!

In the past I have been none too kind to the media…..basically I think most are nothing but extensions of corporate America……they stopped being “fair and balanced” many years ago.  Yesterday all the players in our war on ISIL were on Capitol Hill to testify before Congress…..it was the usual theatrics but then the Joint Chief of Staff had something to say….

President Obama has been adamant that American military intervention against ISIS will not involve US ground troops. But as it turns out, the people who will be doing the actual intervening aren’t so sure about that. In testimony today before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said he’s all for the international coalition that the US is assembling, reports the New York Times, but:

  • “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true. But if it fails to be true, and if there are threats to the United States, then I of course would go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of US military ground forces.”

For example, Dempsey said that airstrikes might not be effective in heavily populated areas such as Mosul, Iraq. In that case, he might recommend what he called “close combat advising,” in which US special forces work on the ground with Iraqi military leaders and help them ferret out ISIS troops, reports the Guardian. He also said US “advisers” might have to be on the ground to direct airstrikes. Obama, he added, seems prepared for such requests. “At this point, his stated policy is we will not have US ground forces in direct combat,” said Dempsey. “But he has told me as well to come back to him on a case-by-case basis.”

With that statement the MSM went wild….CBS, ABC, FOX, WaPo, Politico…..their headline was that US general sez US troops will be used on the ground…..the freak out began………….and social media exploded………. as they pointed out Obama had said that there would be none…….it was breaking news for most of the afternoon as the MSM dashed to get their experts on to talk about this……..all it was was a slow news day and they decided to sensationalize this statement…….

Someone in the media forgot to point out that the general does NOT make policy…….all he can do is make a recommendation and the prez will either agree or not…….that is why were have a civilian commander in chief…..please return for a remedial training in Civics.