I 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;
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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.
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.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
– – Alexis de Tocqueville
The dictionary defines too as:
- In addition; also:
- More than enough; excessively:
- To a regrettable degree:
- 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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