Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away

Earlier this week the mother of all storms crashed into New Jersey and New York in particular.

Governor Christie started off basically telling his constituents that they were on their own.  He was still his arrogant annoying self.

Then something strange happened.  Sandy came through and washed him clean.  He got to actually spend time with the POTUS.  He got to see him in action and as the internets are saying a bromance budded.

What Christie learned which ignorant bastards like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh will never know is that Obama cares about this country and the people living here.  His team was ready to go and sprung into action.  There was no “you’ve done a heckofa job Brownie” moments.  FEMA was properly positioned and is getting real help to victims on the ground.  Victims.  You know, that 47%.  Victims.

If you heard Romney’s comments, you might notice what I did, which is when he actually mentioned the victims, he mentioned their financial loss first.  It’s what this guy cares about.

Here is the telling video.

Yes, the financial loss is devastating, but I can tell you, the loss of home, family members, jobs, community…all worse than the financial loss.  Insurance companies will compensate for some of the financial loss.  It just shows what this guy is made of.

Christie saw something else.  And quite honestly, I saw a different side of Christie.  He’s a guy I have loved to hate, but I would say today he’s a changed man.  For the better.

There is so much political crap out there.  For the first time in four years a Republican worked…really worked, with a Democrat and it is making a difference in New Jersey.  None of the he said she said bullshit that happened in Louisiana.  None of the incompetence.  The Government did it’s job.  Is doing.

If you listen to FEMA’s mission, it doesn’t involve being everything to everybody, but it does involving giving a hand up in emergencies, and that’s what they’ve done.  That’s the role of government.  To give a hand up.  Some would call that a hand out, fine.  Don’t accept the help then.  There are plenty of teabaggers in New Jersey.  Show me one that told the National Guard “Move on, I don’t need a hand out” and I’ll show you a six foot rabbit named Harvey.

And this is crazy

Two posts in two days?  You gotta know something is really pissing me off.

Chevron.

Complete asshats.  This is why Citizens United was total bullshit.

We just got it up the ass here in the Bay Area to the tune of $4.90 per gallon.  And then we got it up the ass a second time when Chevron donated $2,500,000. to Romney’s campaign.  Total bullshit.

As much as I would like to pick on Sheldon Adelson, the truth of the matter is he’s in the gaming business.  And people are stupid.  That’s why he’s so freaking rich.  I don’t have a problem with him participating in the political process.  I have a problem with a guy with that much money buying his political influence.  And that goes to the renting out of the Lincoln room too.  Don’t believe in it.  It’s wrong.

BTW, Jeffrey Katzenberg is Obama’s largest contributor at around $2,000,000.  Yeah, I use all the zeros just to make you think.

I think political campaigns should be like the NFL and the NBA and have salary caps.  Then it’s an even playing field.  You can spend whatever you want up to X.  Not a penny over.  Then you have to spend your money wisely and get your message out.

There are a lot of nitwits freaking out because if you look at the lists Obama’s largest contributor are UC and the government.  It’s just where the employees are sourced to.  So government employees and employees of the University of California are big supporters of Obama.  Not really a surprise.  They both stand to be axed in a Romney Administration.  Why wouldn’t they support the guy that has their back.  Makes sense.

Once the NFL stopped Eddie D’s cheating ways the dynasty was over.  It doesn’t help that it took years for the Yorks to figure out how to run a football team.  Looks like they finally figured it out.  It’s possible that Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Esteban might have figured out how to run an NFL team too.

You’re welcome

 

And then she lost her mind and did the ultimate

I love Colin Powell.  In answer to the question “Who would you like to sit down and have dinner with?” my answer would be:

  1. Wes Clark
  2. Colin Powell
  3. Bill Clinton
  4. Cher (I’m serious)
  5. Arnold

Not in any particular order.  What to they have in common?  They’re all extremely intelligent and deep independent thinkers.  Cher was the only one that came from the middle class, the others all made it from nothing.  I really wish someone would give Wes Clark a high level position in government.  I know he went mano e mano with Clinton, which I bet was something to watch.  I saw Clark speak in person when he ran for President.  He was way too smart to have ever been elected in this country.  At the time I thought “This guy’s done.   America is too stupid to understand him.”

Clark proposed that no one making under $50k pay income tax.  I thought that was too generous at the time, but in thinking it out it makes sense.  You lift up the impoverished and the lower middle class and the tide lifts all boats.  Give a lot of average Joe’s back 20% of their income and they dump it in to the economy.  We all win.  And he is a Democrat.  I have one of his books on war.  I can barely get through a couple of pages at a time.  I’m not used to reading at that level.

Colin Powell.  That poor sonofabitch.  Bush used him.  I think we all know that now.

Bush, Cheney and their neocon cronies set the negro up.  I’d love to spend an evening hearing what he had to say off the record.

Facts are fun.

Ouch.

Bill Clinton.  Nuff said.  He’s the kind of guy you can sit and have one of the esoteric conversations that lasts all night.  Not to mention he’s a guy with absolutely nothing to lose.  And you would come away a better person.

Cher.  She’s smart and opinionated and she’s been through it, every way you can imagine.  From the early Sonny & Cher days to watching her first born very publicly change gender identity.  That shit changes you and Cher defends Chaz like the Momcat we all knew she was.  It couldn’t have been easy for her.  Actually most of her life wasn’t easy for her.  Yet she made more money that God.  $180,000,000 in 2008 at age 62 for a run at Caesars Palace.  And all those Mackie gowns.  There is no one else like her and I think it would be fascinating.  Not to mention that house in Malibu is the shit.

Actually I could add Dolly Parton to the list for similar  reasons.

Arnold.  Another one namer.  I think he’s one of the reasons that strength training has perserved all of these years.  He brought bodybuilding in from the cold.  Joe Weider certainly was trying but Arnold was the catalyst.  He came here with nothing and lived the America dream.   He took the bodybuilding prize money and bought a ton of real estate.  Then he said he was going to get into the movies.  And he did.  Then he said he was going to marry a Kennedy.  And he did.  And he held the highest office that he could, even though I think he helped create the mess that Governor Moonbeam is cleaning up now.

I could add Will Smith to the list too.  I should.  I think a conversation with him would be amazing.  Catch one of his interviews, he just goes off on his own tangent any more.  It’s a long way from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain’t coming back to your hometown

OK, maybe the Presidential debate drinking game wasn’t such a great idea.  Or maybe drinking whenever someone said “middle class” was a bad idea.

Not to worry, this morning we have a whole new kettle of fish to shoot in a barrel.  Or rather, binders of women.  What does that mean?

Maybe not that.

Not like that Bubba.  Jeez.  Now Hillary is going to want to…

Doh!

This morning’s stop over at Politifact.com, they rated most of the debate was at least half or mostly true which is a big improvement.  Romney should not have gone after the Libya thing so hard, he was wrong.  The thing is, to any thinking person, the President can’t come roaring out and rattling swords and be wrong.  They called it terrorism right away but didn’t point to exactly where it came from.  Then Hillary took responsibility for the lapse, whatever that really was, I don’t think there was one.  I think shit happens in hostile environments.  Those guys were stationed in the belly of the beast.  Shit happened and one of our Ambassadors and some of his staff were killed.  It’s an international incident for sure but what would Mittens really do that would be any different?  It’s not like he didn’t piss off England and France in one innocent little trip.  Just think the wonders he could work with Libya with that sort of negotiating skill.  And they got the transcript.  And Obama called it an act of terror the next morning.  Do you think he’s not doing something right now about this?  Ask Osama bin Laden.  Oh, never mind, he sleeps with the fish.

And Hillary.  I don’t think she needed to step up to the plate on that one, but she did.  Was she the sacrificial lamb for the Administration?  Doubtful, she’s too smart for that.  It was probably a miss.  But she stepped right up to the plate just like Condi did after 9/11.  Oh wait a minute!  OK, Obama took responsibility because they all work for him just like Bush did after 9/11.  Oh wait a minute!  To this day neither Bush nor Rice have taken responsibility for their lapses.  Obama’s team didn’t beef up security.  Bush’s team ignored a report that said “OBL determined to attack America”.  Yeah, STFU Mittens.

The only “pants on fire” was the apology tour comment.  Sorry, I think apologizing for this country being a bunch of barbarians is wise.  We have bullied our way through this world for over a hundred years.  We should apologize.  I’m sure the Teabilly Republic doesn’t get that, but if we were better world citizens they wouldn’t be burning effigies of our Presidents, like that have for years.  I can remember that back to Johnson.  Maybe there’s a reason?  Ya think?  Mending fences is not a bad idea Mittens.  Of course he’s a guy who just has his butler call a landscaper to fix his fence… if they didn’t self deport.

Obama’s only outright falsehood was when he said that Romney called the Arizona immigration law a “model for the nation”.  It was out of context.  The Romney quote was “You know, I think you see a model here in Arizona. They passed a law here that says that people who come here and try and find work, that the employer is required to look them up on E-Verify. This E-Verify system allows employers in Arizona to know who’s here legally and who’s not here legally. And as a result of E-Verify being put in place, the number of people in Arizona that are here illegally has dropped by some 14 percent, where the national average has only gone down 7 percent.”  Obama’s factcheckers took the day off after the first sentence.  Fail.

Romney’s thinking is why my old job is being done by some guy named Singh in Bangalore.  I’m sure they are now paying him more than $16 a day.  I know when Fidelity went in there and started stealing First India’s employees the labor rates went up, and it’s been a few years so even Singh probably got a raise.  He’s why we now have QC checking the prelims when they arrive back here.  Even if he wasn’t an erratic self absorbed out of touch lying douchebag, I could never support him.

 

Praise the Lord I have a plan

Old Title Guy wanted me to pick on the Catholic church.  It’s as if the Bishops read PBE.

The Bishop of New Jersey, hereinafter referred to as Bishop Snookie, has said that if you support gay marriage you should not take communion.  Seriously dude?  Let’s break this one down.

Catholics don’t believe in birth control so they multiply in larger numbers than say, protestants, or snake charmers.  So there’s more of them, good for the Bishops, that means more people to have control over, equals more power.  Now, the ratio for gay kids to straight kids is one in ten.  Therefore out of every family of three, who each has three kids, probability is that every family like that has one gay kid.  And now Bishop Snookie has told them to ostracize that one kid or not take communion.  I don’t think that’s going to make God happy.

Of course that reminds me of my Irish client who told me every 9th kid born in America is black.  Since he was the nineth, he’s black.  But that’s a Pandora’s box of a different color.

I don’t know how or when we got the church so wrapped up into the running of the State, but it needs to stop.  Want to talk about the break down?  Bush’s faith based charities.  That should have never happened.

What would this country look like if the Catholics and the Mormons who can’t seem to stay out of politics had to pay taxes?  They aren’t using the money to minister to the poor and downtrodden.  They are using it with PAC’s for political capital.  Enough.  Enough.

Next week, the Westboro Baptist assholes.

 

Y’all remember to wipe your feet

Let’s see, where to start?

Back to the Mormon agenda for a minute.  When was the last time a faggot knocked on your door and tried to recruit you?  Yeah, never.

Hypocrites unite.  Maryland delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr. the guy who thinks gays are a threat to children crashes his boat into…yep a boatload of children.  Injuring 4.  Blood alcohol level?  .20.  Legally drunk at .08.  Let’s do the math.  .20 divided by .08, 2, carry the 4, 2.5 times the legal limit.  Well played asshat.

The 47%.  For once, Mittens is right.   47% of this country don’t pay taxes.  That is because they are under the poverty line, dipshit. Lessee.  Do I know anyone who doesn’t pay taxes?  Oh yeah.  MY MOM.  Yep, Mittens, that little old 84 year old lady doesn’t pay any taxes.  She can’t even take advantage of her mortgage interest deduction.  And yeah, she sucks the life out of those government programs, like Social Security that she paid into for let’s see, freaking forever, and that Medicare shit you want to make a voucher system.  Yeah, the one that actually benefits the people who can take advantage of it.  I’m voting for my Mom whether she gets it or not.

Mittens.  You are so freaking far out of touch with the average American it’s obscene.  Let’s see.  Who else doesn’t make enough money to pay taxes?  Enlisted grunts.  Disabled veterans.  Those leaches on society.  Sorry Mittens, you’re the leach on our society.

He paid taxes at a rate of 13.5% to 14% depending if you ask Faux News or Cnn.com or NPR.org.  Needless to say CNN and NPR agree only Faux news changed the numbers to 20%, which is…a lie.  But facts don’t matter, we’ver heard Mittens say his campaign is not going to be influenced by the facts.   My tax rate is 20%.  Now who is the leach on society?  He should be paying at least what I pay.  Period.

To quote the Brother “You are entitled to your own opinion.  You are not entitled to your own facts.”

From Neil Newhouse of the Romney campaign “Fact-checkers come to this with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs and you know what? We’re not going let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”  Huh?  Facts are facts dipshit.  It is, or it isn’t.

That’s not to say the DNC hasn’t blurred the truth a bit themselves.  That’s why my new favorite website is http://www.politifact.com/.  Go see who’s pants are on fire.  Seriously.  There’s a trend.

Let’s revisit the Mormons, because I like picking on them.  Because they’re a bunch of liars with an agenda.  They are going to tear off their lizard masks and it’s going to be too late.  Y’all are worried about the Muslims and for the most part they are a peaceful bunch.  Kind of like the Christians.  If you don’t take the assholes into consideration. . . but both religions are rife with assholes so what do you do?

Remember the house across the street with the Yes on 8 sign?  The sanctity of marriage fergodsakes.  Well, she left him two years ago, about six months after the Prop 8 neighborhood debacle.  Yep, Miss Sanctity of Marriage left her husband.  Now I’ve always had a congenial relationship with her now ex-husband.  He’s a nice guy.  He’ll help me dig something up, push the Mustang back in the garage, helped me unload a .357 once, genuinely good guy.  Here’s the kicker.  The kids stayed with him, they did not leave with her.  About two months ago the divorce was final and she got the house.  He packed his shit and moved up the street and all of these Mormon guys started swarming around the house remodeling the whole thing.  New everything.  Then Princess Rhoda Olive Emity Eliza Mary Zina Louisa Emma, moved back in.  Sans children.  They stayed with the father.  The nice guy.  Dear Princess, I have much contempt for you and your LDS asshole friends.  And  your asshole Presidential candidate.

And God bless Billie Joe.  In a minute. That’s how a rockstar properly loses his shit.

I’ve been very hungry but not enough to kill

Yesterday was a weird day.  As I drove to the real estate marketing meeting, I heard tons of sirens above me on the 680.  Friends of mine said that they were shocked at how many cars that appeared normal in traffic, whipped out a light and magically became police cars.  It was an 11-99 call.  Officer down.  Some shit stain shot a CHP in rush hour traffic.  Luckily there was a second officer available to unload his weapon into said shit stain and eradicate him from this life.

Bay area commuters being the thoughtful oafs that they are, complained about traffic.  You people are assholes.  While I am consistently conflicted about the police, and guns for that matter, a man is clinging to life at John Muir this morning.  I am not conflicted over that.  He has a wife and four children and he was just doing his job.  If you don’t like the way a cop does his job, go to court.  That’s what I do.  You don’t shoot them, they are just doing their jobs.  And bitching about traffic in that situation is the epitome of selfishness.   Traffic was terrible yesterday, downtown Walnut Creek was gridlocked all day, so I went into my office and went to work, and stayed inside yesterday.  One client wanted to see a house, I put her off until today.

I heard a ridiculous amount of bitching about the 11 hours it took to reopen the highway.  By about 2pm the shit stain was dead and it was now an officer down and a shit stain greased on that stretch of highway.  “Hurry up” is not an appropriate response to that investigation.  “Get it right”, which is what the numerous agencies involved were attempting to do.  I hope they do.  And if the shit stain’s family attempts to sue the CHP, it is my hope that the investigation is so air tight that their legal existence is eradicated from the planet as well.  I want a proper collections of the facts that will stand in a court of law.  I don’t want some attorney confusing Mark Furman when we all know that was O.J.’s glove.  If, as a taxpayer, I’m going to pay for an investigation, I want all of the facts collected as facts, not a case built on theory in the field.  Collect the facts, build the case.

This morning the officer is in critical condition and on life support.  I would hope for his family’s sake that he rallies and recovers.  The human body is an amazing thing, we read stories about it’s resilience every day.  I’m just not sure what to do about the greased shit stain that shot him.  That turd hasn’t been identified yet.  I don’t know what we have to do as a society to rid ourselves of the mentality that causes this sort of thing in the first place.  He was pulled over for tags and the officer was going to impound his car.  Annoying but not worth dying over.  I suppose if he was wanted on something and going to go back to the big house when the cop figured out who he was that would be one thing, but otherwise, it’s pretty stupid.

What makes people so ignorant that violence is their first choice?  What is wrong with us as a society?  Why do we keep saying how great we are when this is how we behave?

When in doubt, play the Clash.

Update 9/5/12 7:15a.m.: The CHP is saying this morning that the officer has no hope of survival, he is being kept alive for his family currently.

Come on now we’re marching to the sea

I can’t help but think about magic underwear when I see Mitt Romney.  I went to check out “temple garmets” (apparently magic underwear is considered to be derogotory) and to my surprise, they’re sold out.  Or maybe they just didn’t pay their ISP.  No matter.

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What I’m really wondering about is at what point does this country wake up and start talking about the Mormon agenda?  We’ve been told how terrible the gay agenda is, which is kind of funny.  This is not the gay agenda. This is the rantings of a guy like Caleb Hesse. The gay agenda is more like mimosas, tea dances, I want to marry my honey and don’t tase me bro.

Now the Mormon agenda concerns me.  The Mormons came in to the State of California and dumped a chunk of their massive wealth towards advancing and then establishing in to law Prop 8.  Prop H8.  The Mormons wanted to marginalize a portion of the California population, deny them rights that shouldn’t really matter to any one except the consenting adults who have chosen to love and marry one another.  We’re not talking a man and a donkey.  The donkey can’t consent.  We’re not talking pedifilia, we’ll leave that to greasy right wing haters like Caleb Hesse.  We’re talking about two consenting adults.  In America.  Don’t tell me you want to create smaller government and then start telling me you’re going to amend the Constitution to define who can marry who based on your religious beliefs.  Don’t do it.  The gay agenda doesn’t involve telling any one who they cannot love or marry.  Don’t want a gay marriage?  Don’t marry a gay.  Michelle Bachman has a gay marriage.  She just doesn’t know it yet.

The gay agenda hasn’t chosen a candidate and used their massive fortune to campaign him to the highest office in the country.  The Mormons have.  All with money that is not taxed in this country.

Yeah, that’s just a tiny sampling of their real estate holdings.  They don’t tell anybody what they really own in the United States.  And they don’t pay taxes on it.  Sound familiar?  Where have I recently heard that someone didn’t want to disclose their taxes….oh yeah.  Mitt.  He says, now, who knows what Mr. Etch-a-sketch will say tomorrow, or 20 minutes from now for that matter, that it has to do with his religion, read tithing.  My call is that the slimy bastard didn’t tithe his required 10% to the Mormon church and he does not want the LDS to know it.

His one year of released returns shows that Romney donated just less than $4.1 million to the LDS Church on an income of more than $40 million.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-tax-returns-rate-policy-release-mormon-tithes-2012-8#ixzz24wHgRR1X

That Mittens.  He’s just like you and me.  I bet if we gathered up everyone that reads PBE and pooled our resources we might come up with $4.1 million but we would never come close to $40 million.  This guy has no idea how the rest of us lives.  He gave more to the Mormon church on the one year worth of taxes he disclosed than most of us will make in, ten years.  He deducted more for Ann’s horse than most of us will make this year.  Who’s paying for this guy to run?  Mormons.  The Mormon agenda.

He has already said that he will push for all new computers to have blocks for porn on them.  I don’t care about the porn business, but it’s not his place to say who can and who cannot look at porn.  It’s that consenting adults shit again.  Of course long time PBE readers will remember when I got hacked and PBE was filled with bad Chinese porn, but I digress.

What they are trying to collapse is the Jeffersonian wall of separation between church and State.  They have the support of the tea baggers who are too stupid to understand what Thomas Jefferson meant when he wrote.

To messers Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson, a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.

Gentlemen

The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. [Congress thus inhibited from acts respecting religion, and the Executive authorised only to execute their acts, I have refrained from prescribing even those occasional performances of devotion, practiced indeed by the Executive of another nation as the legal head of its church, but subject here, as religious exercises only to the voluntary regulations and discipline of each respective sect.] Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association assurances of my high respect & esteem.

(signed) Thomas Jefferson
Jan.1.1802.

Pretty clear.  The Mormons are trying to change all of this.  While the religious right would scream that the gays are trying to recruit, the Mormons really are.  When was the last time a faggot knocked on your door and asked you to come to a tea dance?  Yeah never.

In spite of anything Michelle Bachman or the pray away the gay asshats might say, no one can choose to be gay any more than they can choose to be straight.  Because that’s not a choice, it’s science.  And genetics.  And shit the right wing just doesn’t get.

I really don’t understand why I am the only one that sees the Mormon Agenda.  It’s real.  What is wrong with our liberal media?  Why can’t they report this?  I’m calling Fox News right now!

Your body won’t be injured but in your mind you’ll get scared

For the record, I have several rants brewing, so that’s going to be the theme for a while.

Bubba is a head case.  We all know that.  He’s my head case.  I love that dog but sometimes he can work your last nerve.  Like jumping on Norman and starting the brawl to end it all when Norman was down with an abscessed anal gland.  Really Bubba?  Extraordinarily dickish.

So I spent $275 taking him to an animal behaviorist.  In this particular case I would have been better off with a witch doctor.  The idiot I went to, first words out of her mouth were about his prong collar.  I knew the conversation and the appointment were doomed.  The next person that pops off at me about my prong collars is going to get punched in the face.  And then while they are laying on the ground, I’m putting my prong collar on them and proving to them that they are an ignorant pile of parrot droppings.  A prong collar properly used does not hurt the dog unless a situation arises where a stern correction is needed.  When might a stern correction be needed?  When my dog is fixin’ to swallow your Yorkie.  Do you want me to say “Now Bubba, it’s not nice to swallow the Yorkie?” or do you want me to jerk him out of his dog suit and save your Yorkie the trauma of being swallowed by a 75lb Doberman?  They are dogs, we cannot predict what they are going to do.  We do our best to train them and hope for the best.  Every now and then, NATURE get the best of them.  So all of you Jean Donaldson wannabe asshats, kindly STFU.

He’s Bubba.  He is not the bastion of good decision making.  He’s Bubba.  There’s a reason he got that name.  Does he mind?  Yeah about 90% of the time.  Do you want to take that chance on the street?  I don’t.  So kindly shut your pie holes all of you so very concerned think you know everything there is to know about dogs types.  You don’t know me and you don’t know Bubba.

And can you hear the sound of hysteria?

Politics have really changed in this country.  I used to think if my guy didn’t make it, I wouldn’t like it but we’d get by.  Generally on the first Wednesday in November you might hear me say something like “I hope he doesn’t start World War III” or “at least I always do well financially under a Republican President.”   But then came Reagan.  You think about the stints where I lost my job and it took a long time to get back to work.  1981, President Reagan.  2008 GW.  I did get back to work under Reagan and did quite well after a year and a half jobless and then baking cookies.  Bush?  I had to find another way.  No one in modern history has screwed this country up more than that moron.  And I’m not so benevolent about this election either.  I’m sick of the rhetoric and I’m sick of the stupidity.

Todd Akin just needs to go away.  Go away.  You are an idiot, a misogynist idiot.

Paul Ryan.  Here’s a guy who has worked his entire life for the government, gotten everything he has due to our government and now wants to take that away so, well why?  It did him well.  Is it “I got mine you’re on your own?”  Paul Ryan is a government employee.  As a member of the House he enjoys a salary of $174,000 per year.  He is fully vested in his retirement plan after five years and his health care plan is the best in the world.  It’s not the one that we get, it’s the best in the world.  It’s like Ayn Rand collecting Social Security.  Or Ron Paul for that matter.  Or let’s talk about Koch Industries accepting government subsidies.  I’m just amazed at the people who defend these asshats.  There is no defense.  They are hypocrites.  They are all getting theirs while telling you to reject yours.  Yet there is a part of this country that is so stupid that they are allowing this to go on unabated.  Part of me says they deserve what they get.  The problem is I don’t deserve what they’re advocating.

How do you advocate less government and defend military spending?  The largest single cost to our government is the military.  While I strongly believe we should defend our country, I don’t know why we were in Iraq but the right wing rank and file was all over that.  And here we are ten years later and they still haven’t found one single WMD.  Or the Easter bunny for that matter.

Yesterday I was sent the list of the ten most depressing States in the union.  Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Tennessee.  Let me help here.  Blue State, red state, red state, red state, red state, red state, blue state, red state, blue state, red state.  70% Republican.  Nevada is a no brainer.  Gambling plays a huge part in that.  Arkansas, the people who work for the Waltons are a depressed blue state.  Is it a wonder?  West Virginia isn’t a surprise at all.  It’s union and it’s work is in the mines.  And the mining companies are such good corporate citizens.  Notsomuch.  That can’t possibly be depressing.  But the other states?  Yeah.

Politicians have always embellished things, that’s part of the gig.  Between Ryan and Romney, it’s hard to tell what the hell they’re talking about.  Ryan is all for less government unless you’re a woman.  Then he wants the government to tell you that you have to carry any child to term whether you want to or not.  Because that’s what fits with his personal code of ethics so it should fit with yours.  That is a one way street and does not work both ways.  The latest?  Obama wants to strip the work requirements of the welfare reform law signed by President Clinton.  Because he’s a black man and everybody knows black men don’t like to work hard.  In truth, the Obama administration granted a waiver requested by Republican and Democratic governors allowing each state more flexibility in administering the welfare work requirements in their states.  Dear Dipshits, that’s a good idea.  If you haven’t noticed we’re coming out from under the biggest financial disaster since 1929.  Who was President in 1929? Hoover, a Republican.  Who presided over the latest?  Bush II, a Republican.  And no, it wasn’t a result of Clinton’s policies and no Obama isn’t milking it.  It took Roosevelt over 10 years and a war to dig us out of that one.  Obama turned this bitch around in three and while we aren’t singing Happy Days are here again yet, many people are back to work.  Yes, we’re all making less money, unless you’re part of the 1%.

Seriously.

Everything we are being told in the mass media is tainted by 1082 people.  Everything.  They own all of the media outlets and they are controlling what you see.  And then they are telling you what you’re seeing and what’s right or wrong with it.  It’s become a massive propaganda campaign.  A friend of mine wrote a movie that was barely seen back in the 1980’s.  It starred Dennis Hopper, because it was the message he believed in.  A bunch of Viet Nam war vets fly around in an old B-29 and interupt television shows with their message against a particular female political candidate.  In the end, it turns out that she is a he and he became exactly what the polls said the American people would elect…a woman in her 50’s with certain physical and political attributes.  Here we are nearly 30 years later and art becomes reality.

And I swear to God, I am going to punch the next birther I run into.  Right in the face.  Because they are too stupid to live.