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News Briefs – Lying Losers and the Lying Media that Lifts Them Election Edition

election 2014 1I haven’t done a “News Briefs” for a while as I have been generally just posing individual pieces.  It seemed like a good time as we are just under a week since the 2014 midterm elections where the Democrats got swamped, dumped, blown out.  If you have read any of my stuff you’ll know that this pleases me.  If you read any of my stuff you may also know that having main-stream Republicans in more power does not make me comfortable.  So these new briefs have multiple subjects;

Utopia

The following is a video clip from some folks putting together a movie about the Obama years…It’s not complimentary.  In this clip the documentarian visits the woman who was made famous after the 2008 election when she gleefully exclaimed that Obama was going to take care of her needs.  The clip shows the old clip and a short interview with her some five and a half years later.

Her house and furniture look very nice.  I sense that she’s done alright in spite of this Administration and probably will be audited by the IRS soon.

Post Election Grief

I can either cry or laugh.  I’ll laugh first and probably cry sometime around January   15 when we hurl off the “fiscal cliff.”

Stage 1 – Denial: This hit me around 10:00 Tuesday night as I listened to Karl Rove point to his dry-erase board trying to show how Romney still had a chance,
Stage 2 – Anger: This hit me around 3:00 am on Wednesday morning when I woke up to see Romney not only lost, but lost his home state, Ryan’s home state, and many more.
Stage 3 – Bargaining: This hit me the next morning when I began to feel better and how important it was that we kept the House of Representatives.
Stage 4 – Depression: I have flashes of this off and on usually when I see Obama on television or watch my stock tank.
Stage 5 – Acceptance: This was in the afternoon on Wednesday and read Red State’s blog/email and realized that we have achieved the status quo.

Update -Wimpy Washington Economics

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends

We’re so glad you could attend

Come inside! Come inside!

Come inside, the show’s about to start

guaranteed to blow your head apart

Rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth

Guaranteed to blow your head apart

– – Emerson, Lake and Palmer (edited)

Too (Tu)

The dictionary defines too as:

  1. In addition; also:
  2. More than enough; excessively:
  3. To a regrettable degree:
  4. Very; extremely; immensely

Synonyms:  devilishly, excessively, exorbitantly, inordinately, intolerably, monstrously, overly, overmuch, unacceptably, unduly

“Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair”

– – George Burns

“You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.”

– – John Kenneth Galbraith

“Oh, I don’t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I’d be irresponsible, too.”

Sunny Side of the Street

As we limp through this arduous winter toward spring I look forward to warmer weather and sunshine. Something about shining light on stuff has a healing affect. Perhaps that is why laws requiring that government meetings and hearings are open to the public are referred to as “sunshine” laws. A common rule-of-thumb about personal behavior used to be for you to consider whether you would want your mother to read about your actions in the local paper. Today I guess it would translate on whether she would learn about your activities on FaceBook.

True American Hero – Rep. Allen West

I first heard Congressman Allen West about a year ago when he was a guest on a local talk radio show.  In an election year it might not be too surprising to have someone running for office appearing, but the show originates from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Rep. West was running for office in Florida.  The radio hosts; Quinn and Rose, were enamored by West and I soon shared their enthusiasm.  His matter-of-fact style and forthright message is, unfortunately, refreshing.  It’s only unfortunate that an elected official (he won!) is so open and honest; that he is the exception rather than the rule.  Even the politicians that I like often seem to care too much about appearing civil when confronting the other side. 

Pale In Comparison

One of the topics likely to take center stage this summer is going to be the crowd that will seek to get the Republican Party nomination to take on Barrack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. I have no doubt that there will be a crowd as many sense Obama’s weakness and a country tired of the poor economy, big government spending, and Washington in general.

True American Hero – Senator Jim DeMint

Forget about the John McCains, the Mitt Romneys, the Newt Gingrichs, the Rudy Guilianis, the Mike Huckabees, and dare I say it…the Karl Roves.  These politicians had their day, but now it is time to fade away.  These folks have done their damage to the Republican Party and seem to enjoy the lame stream media limelight too much for my taste.  I no longer want a party that goes along to get along.  I want a party and leaders within that party who FIGHT for American values of small government.