Sunday, September 18, 2011

More Idiocy from the Right

OK, so Warren Buffet says tax millionaires, and in the current economic situation that only makes sense, but the Republicans are fighting Obama's plans to tax the wealthy - why, because that's tapping their financial base!  Even the wealthy understand, whether they like it or not, that they are getting a free ride in an economy that is killing the middle-class, but the Republicans can't see it.  Why am I not surprised, given what has transpired for the last 12 years?  Bush put us in this mess, Obama hasn't necessarily improved it, but he's tried - what have the Right done to help?  Gridlock and block every attempt to move forward -- yes, that's the party I want leading our country into the future, sure.  You had better be able to see the oozing sarcasm dripping off and oozing out of that line, my friends!!

And all the Right can do, while the President is trying to start the employment growth we need, is try to upstage him with more of the help the rich, so it will trickle down to the poor --- we learned that didn't work when Reagan tried it!  Get real, people, stop voting on the basis of catch phrases and nice sounding rhetoric.  Start looking at who is REALLY trying to help this country and start supporting the President as he tries to help!!

Monday, August 8, 2011


I have had several disappointments lately, starting with the knowledge the President and the Democrats had the chance to face down the Republicans and the Tea Party using the 14th Ammendment to end the debt ceiling crisis.  Yes, I understand the President's desire to work with both sides of the aisle, but it's time to wake up and realize the other side doesn't WANT to work with him on anything - and progressives are starting to become disillusioned with the direction things are going.

My second disappointment is the misinformation that is still floating around in the community about what is, has and could happen because of the deal struck, and the downgrading of the nation's credit rating.  Sadly, too many are willing to let talking mutton heads like Limbaugh figure out their understanding of what's happening.  I NEVER found Limbaugh to be anything but a rude, arrogant SOB who was more willing to fuel the fires of hatred than to try to actually make the country better.

My delight in the President and congressional leaders finally lifting DADT in the military has been dampened by hearing current enlistees talk about the violence and disruption they anticipate as the number of gays increases - have they not listened to people who served with gays in combat situations that noted there was no disruption of morale, that the gay members performed their duties admirably and well in keeping with mililtary protocol?  When we will pull our collective heads out of the sand and realize gays and been among us all the time, and didn't do all the horrible things religious bigots keep telling us they will?

I've also had to transfer employment due to the financial crunch the country is caught in, and saw my pay drop yet again!  From a corporation that is reporting sizeable profits, but continues to try to push out full time workers in favor of part-timers that don't get benefits.  The business community needs to take off their own rose-colored glasses and smell the coffee, or this country could be in for another wave of union organizing and strikes that will really open a can of worms we don't need.

These are indeed tough times!  May we all wake up, and start to work together for the betterment of all humankind!  That is the ONLY way we are going to stop some of this nastiness that is so prevalent in government anymore!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Score One for the Good Guys

Well, Mr. Murdock, I guess the vast conspiracy caught up with you, huh?

Yes, sir, that bastion of conservative media moguls is caught up in a scandal that closed one newspaper, and has besmirched that name of that fine "gentleman" of the media moguls.  Such honest and caring concern that they hacked the cell phone of a dead young girl, bribed officers of the law -- generally acted like scumbags to sell papers -- really caring, right!?!?!

Yes, sir, score one for the good guys!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


The legislators of NY deserve a huge amount of credit for doing the right thing - passing the Marriage Equality legislation put before them!  It's love we are talking about here, not the government's right to snoop in your bedroom!  Perhaps more states will stop playing the ages old game of let's stick our heads in the sand and pretend nothing has changed in many centuries!  It's about time people wake up and pay attention to science and start living in the 21st Century!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sad! Surprise?

It's is, as my son said, sad, SAD that a man robbed a bank of one dollar, just so he'd be arrested and sent to jail, where he could get needed medical treatment he couldn't afford on his own -- in the "greatest" nation on earth?  Really?  Yes, my son, it is indeed SAD!

Are any of you progressives really surprised that Republicans pulled out of budget negotiations and started blaming Democrats?  Really?  That was as predictable as the sun rising in the morning.  But I think it will backfire on them again!  I'm hearing more and more people complain about the approach they are taking to control the country.  I've been surprised before, but I think this one is going down like the last time the Republicans tried this tactic.

Anybody agree?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Surprise, surprise!

Mitt Romney can't tell the truth as he runs for the White House!  Looking at news this morning, there is an article entitled, "FACT CHECK: Romney miscasts economy in GOP debut."  What a surprise!  The GOP hasn't been able to tell the truth about the economy or their plans to fix it - just keep repeating the same broken record they have for years, and still some people buy it?!

Time to wake up, people!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Why is it . . .

that the Right can make outrageous comments about people and no one blinks, but when one on the few who speak loudly and powerfully for the Left does so, it's a big deal and there is either a suspension or a firing in the offing?

First, Olbermann, now Ed Schultz.  Come on, people!  Just listen to Rush or Glen for a while, and figure out that while we don't need to stoop to their level, occasionally something slips out in the heat of the moment - make an apology and go on, for crying out loud!

Think about it!