Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Considering that only about 25% of the stimulus package money has been spent, how can anyone determine the full affects of economic recovery at this point? The right-wing prefers to fan the flames of impatience by suggesting the plan is not working because its impact was not instantaneous.
Why not shed light on the Republican governors who refused stimulus money to extend unemployment benefits? And why weren't the right-wingers on top of the situation when Bush initially drove the economy down the drain with his governing practices, or when he injected the first stimulus package into the economy?
The following New York Times article written by Vice President Joe Biden perhaps explains it best:
[And] those hardest hit by the recession are getting extended unemployment insurance, health coverage and other help to get through these tough times. The bottom line is that two-thirds of the Recovery Act doesn't finance "programs," but goes directly to tax cuts, state governments and families in need, without red tape or delays.In another NYT article (President Urges Public Patience on Economy), White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said: "I think the public knows three things: We inherited a total mess; we're working hard on it; and we're not going to get out of it overnight. Here's the deal: The key to what this year is about is rescuing the economy from falling off the cliff and trying to put in place the building blocks of recovery."
I feel most informed Americans understand the gradual process of economic recovery, especially the time it will take to chip away at the mountain of debt initiated by former president Bush.
Glenn Beck "Obama is a Racist": This president has exposed himself, I think, as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or white culture. He has a, this guy is, I believe, a racist.
If Beck is the best Fixed News has to offer, they are more seriously damaged and bigoted than everyone realizes. Their "unfair and unbalanced" reporting is glaringly obvious on a daily basis, but when they let loose a moron like Beck they merely deepen their irrelevance as a cable news source.
There's more: After saying Obama has hatred for white people Beck claims: I'm not saying that he doesn't like white people.
I just have one question: Why is this even an issue? The right-wing seems determined to keep distrust between the races alive and thriving.
Beck is a typical Mormon Republican who claims to represent Christian values but feels justified in slurring the President of the United States with baseless accusations and outright lies.
Like most members of the GOP, he seems to have nothing better to do.
Monday, July 27, 2009
During the eight-year horror known as the Bush Circus, gobs of Democrats went after President Bush on political talk shows and in print media. They had good reason. The man was – and is - an idiot, plain and simple. Almost single-handedly Bush put the United States into the worst economic mire since the Great Depression by giving preference to the wealthiest of citizens in the tax structure. He ignored human suffering in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and he knowingly gave false purpose to the American people for initiating the war in Iraq.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. However, during the worst moments of Bush Junior's presidency the Democrats may have bemoaned his stupidity but in my recollection they never attacked him with the bitter hatred and divisiveness that the right-wing now heaps upon President Obama on a daily basis.
The anger is very much alive in the GOP, and is akin to a bitter, simmering and gangrenous stew. The right-wing simply won't accept Barack Obama as their President. They are in a constant fervor to try and bring him down, no matter that their political rhetoric, propaganda and non-action hurts the very people they were elected to represent.
At the nucleus of this self-imposed rancor and bitterness – disguised as a difference of political ideals – is a hatred steeped in racial bigotry. I am convinced of it. Very few people will say it aloud, but most members of the GOP are keepers of a fanatical racial split that should have died a natural death a long time ago, or rather never existed in the first place. They mask their prejudice with loudly spoken "differences of opinion and ideals," but they are fooling only themselves and the select uneducated right-wing masses who blindly cheer them from the sidelines.
It infuriates me. People as mentioned above are not true espousers of moral values. Instead, they are non-Christian enablers of mutual denial that manifest their ignorance with repugnant self-righteousness, fanatical behavior and nonsensical dialogue.
My biggest fear is that the most mentally unstable of the extreme right-wing, spurred on by continuous GOP mumbo-jumbo idiolect, might decide to take matters into their own hands by physically harming the President.
On a related note, during the inauguration of President Obama former vice-president Dick Cheney did not rise from his wheelchair for the duration of the event. The formal excuse given was that Cheney injured his back while packing boxes and was unable to walk without pain. What a load of codswallop. The angry and deranged little bastard was simply determined not to show his respect for the newly-elected President by rooting his useless arse in a wheelchair.
To me, the action began a shameful and loathsome derision against President Obama that permeates the right-wing to the present day.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Have members of the GOP forgotten that the American people pay their salaries? The right-wing "beach party" is like a slap in the face to people waiting for some small sign that Republicans actually give a damn about the people of this nation rather than chasing their own twisted political agendas.
As they chortle over their self-claimed superiority, I hope they gag on their Mojitos and choke on their beach wieners-in-a-bun.
What a bunch of predictable losers.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
- Jindal Tours Louisiana Attacking "Washington Spending" While Handing Out Jumbo-Sized Stimulus Checks
It stands to reason the right-wing, insurance and pharmaceutical companies are against him. If his proposed health care reform passes, it will mean less money in the greedy pockets of the aforementioned and the hell with actual benefits for the American people.
Elected members of the right-wing will not participate in the business of serving the American people. Instead they spend their time – while on salary paid by the people – trying to convince the populace that the President is not an American citizen and out to destroy the country with his policies.
How do these idiots get elected in the first place? And from what hideous woodwork did they crawl from?
Monday, July 20, 2009
The typical guest-caliber at Fixed News:
Rather than report the news in a fair and balanced manner, Fixed News prefers to dredge-up a lowlife who feels "the Taliban can save us a lot of legal hassles and legal bills" by simply killing the American solider now in captivity.
Even if it is found that the solider in question walked away from his post, the extremism perpetuated by the right-wing once again sits square on the fanatical fence with little human regard for anyone who isn't as brainwashed as they are.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Judge Sotomayor is perhaps the best-qualified candidate for the Supreme Court I have seen or heard in my lifetime of recall. The right wing may grumble, hem and haw but they know they have no concrete "mud" in which to credibly block her appointment. Besides, I believe their motivation in the hearings is not to piss off the Hispanic vote in reference to future elections rather than their mock disgruntlement over statements and judicial decisions she has made in the past.
I have always viewed the GOP as lacking in basic standards and integrity, but perhaps the absence of political direction within their own base will lead them down the right path this time.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
What is there left to defend in the Republican party? Their hypocrisy speaks loud and clear, and has for a long time in my opinion. The GOP is comprised of greedy politicians who prefer lining their own pockets rather than listening to and taking care of the people who elected them to office. They are also a predominant group of self-righteous fanatics who spend most of their time trashing President Obama because they have nothing to offer in the way of their own practical solutions.
How can rational, intelligent people still continue to support their jaded ideals and borderline extremism? It boggles the mind, but then nothing about the GOP surprises me anymore.
The uninformed and fearful seem to prefer hitching a ride to the nearest right-wing throng rather than using their brains to figure out the truth.
Friday, July 10, 2009
If it wasn't for false stories and ridiculous claims perpetuated by the Republican party, numb-nut Hannity and his ilk would not have their so-called jobs.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Republican congressman Peter King from New York wonders why anyone cares about "a dead lowlife who may have been a good singer (and) did some dancing." He continued: "And to be giving this much coverage to him, day in and day out...what does it say about us as a country?"What does it say about us as a country that an elected official can publicly scorn a man who was never convicted of a crime and who in fact was acquitted of all criminal charges? Will congressman King do the same to someone in his own constituency because of the way they look or behave in public?
I think it says more about the antiquated disconnect within the Republican party, not only with people in general but in all aspects of American life, including our culture and musical heritage.
The last paragraph of the NBC New York article by Scott Ross perhaps sums it up best:
If this is part of King's strategy to position himself for a run at Kirsten Gillibrand's Senate seat in 2010, he may want to reconsider so viciously and publicly attacking a man who was second only to Elvis in the history of popular music.And as I've said before, no matter what one's personal opinion of Michael Jackson, there was no denying that the man had extraordinary talent. If anything, people should respect the dead and let the man rest in peace.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Her rambling, lurching and nearly-incoherent "resignation" on Friday was an embarrassment to women in politics and those attempting to gain entry into politics across the nation. I hope she finally exits the national stage and disappears into obscurity, where she belongs.
I'm not even curious about her future plans. Who really gives a damn, anyway?
Good riddance to shallow rubbish.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Can't they at least pretend they are working for the people in their collective states rather than following their own agendas?
Unlike they would have us believe, PP&J are not standing up to the stimulus as a matter of principle as much as they have their beady little eyes on potential political futures.