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Monthly Archives: September 2012
Wake the #&@% Up
Disclaimer: This video contains salty language. Fair warning to my family and friends on Facebook who are Christians. 🙂
Tinny over at Beneath the Tin Foil Hat had this on his site. He has a great blog and is funny as all get out. Check it out!
I’ve always loved Samuel L. Jackson. I especially loved him in one of my favorite movies – Jackie Brown. And, of course, Pulp Fiction. He’s a great actor…who made an awesome video for Obama. Totally hilarious.
Oh and even though I’m publishing it now, it’s going to be for last Thursday the 27th. I failed to post, but mainly I don’t like the way the calendar looks with a non-clickable date in the middle. Thank you. I already know I’m weird. 😉
Paul Ryan Asks Ron Paul Supporters not to Vote for Ron Paul
If Ryan thinks he can reach out to Ron Paul supporters and get them to vote for Romney/Ryan vs. writing in Ron Paul’s name, I have this really beautiful, orange bridge in San Francisco I’d like to sell him.
I’m going into the confessional with the open mic for a few minutes. I like Ron Paul. There. I said it. It’s his foreign policy. God help me, but it makes me swoon. Ron Paul in 1987:
Throughout the 20th century, the US has steadily drifted from the traditional policy of nonintervention, neutrality, and independence to one of interventionism in the internal affairs of other nations, covert foreign activity, and broad international commitments. This dramatic shift in policy, one of the major US blunders of this century, is responsible for all of our overseas military conflicts of the past eight decades, which have resulted in more than 650,000 Americans killed and 1,130,000 Americans wounded…Policy shifts have since occurred, but reassessment of the overall foreign intervention policy has not taken place. Reassessment must occur if the senseless killing is to be stopped.
If we had reassessed our foreign policy back in 1987, there would be no Iraq War (Part I and II). The war in Afghanistan could still be possible, but only because we were attacked. There would be no involvement in Libya.
Neutrality on Israel-Palestine
It is sort of a contest: should we be pro-Israel or pro-Arab, or anti-Israel or Anti-Arab, and how are we perceived doing this? It is pretty important.
But I think there is a third option that we often forget. Why can we not be pro-American? What is in the best interests of the US?
I believe that it is in the best interests of the United States not to get into a fight, a fight that we do not have the wisdom to figure out. I would like to have neutrality. That has been the tradition for America, at least a century ago, to be friends with everybody, trade with everybody, and be neutral unless someone declares war against us.
The perceptions are yes, we have solidarity with Israel. What is the opposite of solidarity? It is hostility. So if we have solidarity with Israel, then we have hostility to the Palestinians.
I have a proposal. We should start by defunding both sides. I think we can contribute by being more neutral.
He’s like the pied piper to my non-interventionist side.
Thing is, he’s the pied piper to a lot of people. For a lot of different reasons – whether it be the legalization of drugs or his serious dedication to slashing big government.
His truly radical ideas explain why Ron Paul’s supporters are die-hard and unwavering. Just like Ron Paul. Ryan can’t come in, give a few examples of how his views are similar to Ron Paul’s, and expect them to vote for the ticket. It’s not going to happen because they don’t see much difference between Romney and Obama. A Ron Paul supporter, “Calvin,” on the Yahoo! comments section said it all:
Who does Paul Ryan think he is to even try to reach out to those of us who supported Ron Paul in the primaries? It was only over the past few months that the party establishment openly violated its own rules to squash Ron Paul’s campaign. The foul play ended up going all the way up to Tampa Bay. The GOP establishment has made it very clear that they do not want reformists to play any meaningful role in the nomination process, yet now the establishment asks us to vote for the candidate that it rammed through come November? Forget it!
And of course, that is just on top of the fact that Romney and Ryan are nor really better than Obama. Romney signed Romneycare, was involved in the negotiations for the RGGI, and voiced approval of the Wall Street bailout and the NDAA. Paul Ryan voted for No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, the Wall Street bailout, the Detroit bailout, and the NDAA. Ryan’s budget plan would not touch military spending, and it would not balance the budget for three decades. What would Ron Paul say about those things?
If Romney and Ryan win in November, the only thing that those of us who supported Ron Paul will gain is lip service. Our goal is not to send someone who gives us lip service sent to the White House, it’s to get send someone to the White House who actually believes in limited government. We want Obama gone, but we also want him replaced by someone who is genuinely different.
Message to Paul Ryan: If you did you your homework on Ron Paul supporters, you wouldn’t have bothered. Seriously. Getting Obama to vote for you would be easier.
Happy Friday Funnies 9/21/12
PRESIDENT Barack Obama Works for 100% of Americans
I loved how he explained how as the President, you work for everyone. He reiterated that 47% voted for McCain in 2008. On election night he acknowledged those who didn’t vote for him and said, “Even though you didn’t vote for me, I hear your voices, and I’m going to work as hard as I can to be your President.”
That’s what you expect from a President – someone who cares enough to listen to your concerns, whatever your ideological/political background.
MITT ROMNEY IS NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL!!
He doesn’t care about and looks down on half of this country. He might listen to what you have to say – if you are one of the 53%. If you were disabled from serving this country and are receiving benefits, or if you’re a senior citizen who depends on that monthly Social Security check (from the program you paid into), don’t bother. You’re probably SOL.
Mitt Romney and the Power of Video
Video captures moments you either want to relive or erase. Its power is immense.
We saw evidence of its power in the Rodney King video. Police officers treat everyone the same, right? They don’t discriminate on the basis of race, right? And four of them surely wouldn’t beat a man with batons (after tasing him), leaving him with lacerations, bruising, a facial fracture and a broken ankle, right?
There it was. Evidence of police brutality and racism in grainy black and white footage. That’s what I love about video – its power to expose.
The Mother Jones video of Mitt Romney at a Florida fundraiser did just that. It exposed Mitt Romney for who he really is. And it showed his absolute disdain for 47% of the country. Too harsh? Read part of it for yourself:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what…who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it…These are people who pay no income tax…And so my job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
Who is he talking about? Democrats and Liberals? Trust me, that stereotype is older than dirt.
Think about it. Who doesn’t pay income tax? Disabled veterans. People who work low paying jobs that don’t add up to the minimum amount to be taxed. Middle income Americans who don’t pay taxes because they are able to use child credits and the marriage penalty tax relief. And senior citizens on Social Security whose payouts are too low to be taxed.
So, my parents are senior citizens. They worked 30+ years and paid into the system, only to be called entitled parasites who refuse to take responsibility for their lives?
Since my mom might read this, I won’t tell Mitt Romney to go…himself.
I hope those who are on the fence about Romney watch the video. He really doesn’t care about the financial struggles of Americans. It’s not even the fact that he’s never had to – so he doesn’t know what it’s like. It’s all about him. He wants the power to protect his self-interest and the interest of those like him – which would be to have the lowest taxes possible on the gajillions of dollars they have. As far as insulting almost half of Americans? It wasn’t necessary, so was he just being gratuitously cruel? From what I saw, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Hey Netanyahu! Take that Red Line, and Shove…
I really want to finish that sentence. This guy has an itchy trigger finger. That’s fine – until he starts calling on the United States to draw that “red line” for Iran not to cross.
This is what trips me out. Last week, he said that since Washington refused to put strict limits on Iran, we lost any “moral right” to keep Israel from acting. Now, he says:
“We always reserve the right to act. But I think that if we are able to coordinate together a common position, we increase the chances that neither one of us will have to act.”
Oh so it’s, “you can’t tell us what to do but please help us do it?” What the hell?
Thank God Israelis and members of Netanyahu’s cabinet are divided on his stance, too. It will be harder for him to get the go signal to launch a strike against Iran. Still, he pushes us:
“You have to place that red line before them now, before it’s too late,” Netanyahu said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program.
Bull crap. We don’t have to do a damn thing just because you said so. I’m irritated as hell that he’s trying to bully us into taking this hard-line stance.
We should tread very lightly here since we’re talking nuclear weapons. I don’t want the US involved in some who’s-got-the-bigger-jimmy? contest, even if together with our “ally” Israel, it’s obvious we do. Why? What if they don’t give a crap and start firing? It would be, “Welcome World War III. We should have known you were coming.”
Happy Friday Funnies 9/14/12
A special Happy Birthday to my niece, Isabella. I remember holding your hand through your first speech therapy session when you were 4. Hell, I remember when your mom was pregnant with you – and craved Almond Roca and Corn Nuts. Now, you’re 14?? I hope you are enjoying your first year of high school. I heard you were qualified for more honors classes than just biology but didn’t sign up for them. We’ll talk later. 😉 Happy Birthday Isa! I love you!
I’m totally addicted to dogshaming.com now. 😆 Have a great weekend everyone!