the debate (the criminy perspective)

July 24, 2007

  Well, that was fun.  It wasn’t a debate.  It was a forum, but thats a semantic thing.  I have a few observations.  Some of them might even come off as intelligent.  We’ll see.

The I look presidential, I sound presidential, and I will be the next president award goes to (someone just shoot me now) Hillary Clinton.  She did look presidential…except for the female and we’ve never had a female president thing  I was pretty impressed by her.  I still don’t like her, but you have to admit the pantyline made her seem more human.  I would bet against anyone that underestimates her. 

Universal healthcare may be the hammer that destroys the democratic party.  How about limiting it to health care for the indigent, children, elderly and handicapped?

The I don’t really know how this works award goes to Barack Obama for saying he would directly meet with Chavez,Castro, Kim Jong Il, Assad, and Ahmadinejad.  Hillary and Edwards we’re quick to jump on the diplomatic faux pas.  It worries me a little that I knew all their names…my memory should be shot by now.

Who I could vote for award goes to – Joe Biden.  He makes sense.  He’s been around the block, he isn’t some rich fat cat looking to pad his fortune, and he’s been serving this country through a ton of personal strife.  I like the idea of partitioning Iraq, since there is no other idea that has any chance of working.  If it wasn’t for his voting record in congress he’d be the man.  I loved “If thats your baby, you need help” and the followup “I hope he doesn’t come looking for me.”  I also like his position on troops to Darfur

The “surprise criminy” award goes to Bill Richardson for not reciting his diplomatic resume no matter what the question was about.

The I not only look crazy I am crazy award goes to Dennis Kucinich for suggesting that people alive today deserve reperations for something that ended 142 years ago.

The I’m in control (anyone remember Alexander Haig) award goes to Anderson Cooper.  This is no Wolf Blitzer.  He handled things as moderator impeccably.  This guy really never looks bad no matter what he is doing, and I can think of a gazillion journalists(sycophants) that need to watch him and try to emulate him.  If you don’t believe me go over to you tube and get a copy of Sean Hannity’s interview with Huffington.  He is the only idiot on the planet that could make her look intellectual.

The whineass award goes to Mike Gravel…even though i really like this guy.  The reason you are not asked a lot of questions is because you are a marginal candidate.  I liked his firm stance on the died in vain controversy.  I know it’s hard to take, but if you die fighting for a cause, and have no affect on future events…then you probably from that perspective died in vain.

I’m not giving chris dodd an award.  I’m just going to say that I was wrong to judge this guy by his behaviour in senate hearings.  He’s lucid, earnest, and has a reasonable vision for the future if you remove all the stupid I have to say this to please my base rhetoric.  Nice job Chris.

minor notes:

I think it’s cute how they all rail against special interests and corporations.  I particularly liked the corporate carbon penalty idea.  What I think a lot of people don’t realize is that the more we regulate our industries, and force them to pay the costs…the less able they are to compete in the global market that these same public officials created.  I know it sounds good, but we are flat getting our asses kicked in global trade, and it’s because the countries that are eating our lunch are not being regulated the way we are.

Bill Richardsons 40K minimum wage for teachers.  That sounds nice don’t it…ok…i have a confession…I’ve been working at my current job since January.  I will make substantially more than 40K this year.  Here comes the good part.  I’m a painter.  I don’t know about you, but I think a society that pays its teachers less than it pays its painters deserves whatever fate hell can dream up for it.

I want to find fault with healthcare for illegal aliens but i can’t.everyone should receive medical attention if they need it, and under current law, believe it or not…you do.  Hospitals can not refuse to treat you.  They can transfer you to another facility, but you have to be treated.  Insured or not.  In theory.

   The gay marriage issue I’m going to do a flip flop on.  It’s not governments business.  I think what Obama said was right.  If churches wish to honor gay marriage thats fine.  It is a civil matter.  I do think that they should have all the same rights and privileges as married couples, but think they should have all the same costs.  Once entered into a civil union they should have to get a divorce to break it, and pay all the appropriate alimonies child support etc that the court deems appropriate .  Thats what I call getting kissed before you get f%$ked.

I thought it was nice of all these wonderful religious people to think it’s okay for people not to be religious, and to think they should still have a voice in our society.  It was very inclusive of them. *smack*

All in all it was entertaining.  Some of it was funny, some of it was sad, some of it was just plain stupid.  A typical presidential candidate forum.

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Why there aren’t more anti- Ron Paul blogs

July 14, 2007

   Man, I want to make this a humor peice because so few of the pauliacs have any sense of humor, but it deserves to be handled with some degree of decorum.  I saw the above title on one of my search engine hits, and gave it a little thought.  With a brain the size of a frogs, you can’t give much more than a little thought to something without forgetting to breathe.  I started turning blue so I stopped thinking, and started typing.

   Why aren’t there?  I can come up with several reasons.  Let’s start with the one that will cause a pauliac smooch fest on my blog.  There just isn’t that much wrong with the guy.  I mean, not much that they can’t justify with that ever credible phrase “it’s not in the constitution, so I voted against it.”  It’s incredibly good cover.   There are flaws to the reasoning, and I’ve discussed them here before.  I was a little vilified for being a non believer, but i don’t believe in astrology, tarot, and George Bush either, so it bothered me not.

  Another good explanation is that the best way to bring attention to someone is to criticize them.  Ron Paul is the Mike Gravel of the republican candidates.  Did you watch Mike Gravel chew up and spit out the other democrats on the debate? they didn’t argue with him.  They folded their hands and smiled no matter how he attacked their records.  Why?  For the same reason girls ignore you guys when you walk up to them, and start talking to them in a bar.  Because if you ignore someone they may go away.  Those competing with Ron don’t want him getting noticed.  All publicity is good publicity for Ron.  Even me.

   another good bet is that the blog world appears to be either apathetic or liberal for the most part.  So, they either don’t care, or they don’t dislike him.  Ron Paul is someone the democrats think they can beat handily because they think he is about a turnip shy of a truckload.  They don’t blog against him because they don’t know he hates them.

   My last plausible cause for the lack of anti Paul blogs  is they require work.  I write about Paul maybe one post out of five on the average.  There just isn’t that much out there that you don’t have to work to find.  He only releases the feel good Ron Paul is the messiah crap on his blog, and the news organizations say as little as possible about him.  People are lazy.  You want an easy cheesy punching bag you nail Clinton or Romney.  They have plenty of history to attack, and all Ron has is his whole anti-government thing.

   Well, you can zap his followers pretty good.  Most of them appear to be thumbsuckers, and mouth breathers, with the occassional thumbsucking, mouth breathing militiamen thrown in.  Although I did meet an anti-zionist (self proclaimed) muslim who loves the guy.  His blog is at ahmed Ismael I believe…check out oldephartintraining if you want to find ahmed. 


the popularity contest

June 25, 2007

   Woohoo, who’s got it going on?  Not congress.  They’re the stray dog in a hen house kind of popular.   Just basic favorability rating in the mid twenties?  Confidence at 14%?  Wow, thats worse than George Bush.  Do you suppose it’s because once again the electorate was hoodwinked by a bunch of scoundrels?  Say it isn’t so.  How many times in a row is that?  Ever since the contract with America.  Thats been excoriated by the opposition for years, but it was their fair haired boy, the most popular president in decades, Bill Clinton that made it happen.

   In, what, 150 plus days the only thing they’ve accomplished is raising the minimum wage?  Well hallelujah.  That has to resonate with the electorate.  Who does that benefit?  Illegal aliens…can’t vote….teens…..can’t vote.  Maybe somewhere in the country other people make the minimum wage, but here in Indy, if you’re an adult you’re syatying out at at least $7.00 an hour anyway.  Still not enough to liveo n, but right in line with that smoking hot new minimum wage law.

We any closer to out of Iraq? nope.  Any closer to cleaning up that outhouse? Not one bit.  We gave the keys to the coffers to the biggest scalawags available.  It’s a lot of fun to run against the unpopular, but not so much so trying to do their job I reckon.

   The senate is a piece of work.  How many hours have they spent trying to ram through an illegal immigration bill that makes nobody but the elite happy?  Who really wants this thing?  Immigrants don’t.  They got here the hard way.  Illegal immigrants don’t.  They’ll lose their jobs if they go home.  The middle class don’t.  They’re tired of fighting off people for jobs that used to pay decently, and funding the social programs for the same people competing for their jobs.  The only people that want this are corporations and the politicians they support.

   So with congrees less popular than dick cheney; (gawd that makes me chuckle) , who’s running for president? Congress for the most part.  Not just any of them either.  Some of the worst of them.  You got Dr. No, Ron Paul perpetually hiding behind the constitution to keep from looking like the ultra conservative that he has always been based on his voting record.  You have Hillary Clinton, the democratic front runner that is so crooked the new miracle corkscrew was designed based on her character.  This woman has committed more felonies than Charlie Manson, and her ethical breaches could fill the encyclopedia brittanica.

breathe, criminy breathe….Barack Obama has decided to be our religious leader from the left, and his position on the issues are so muddled that if he’s standing on anything its quicksand.  It’s an awful scary thought but the only candidate I feel is trustworthy is Mike Gravel.  Damn was he a dick at the debate or what?  It was fun to watch them all sit silently uncomfortable as he berated them for being nefarious on issue after issue.  Hell, he called hillary a liar to her face and she just sat there, hands folded with that smile that looks like she just sucked on a lemon.  That was damn good tv.  If you missed it go find the you tube clips….priceless.

   Joe Biden is one that I would kind of like to vote for.  He however has already made the gaffe that keeps on giving; insulting black people everywhere with his characterization of Barack Obama as the first intelligent clean (paraphrase) african american to run for president.

I keep coming back to Ron Paul.  He seems like a decent enough guy, he says all the right things about the 5 or 6 issues that the media finds important. (has anyone in the media said the words Social Security in the last two months).   What he stands for though is the impossible.  The militia’s dream candidate.  States right, and lets go down with the ship like the fathers of our country planned it 26,00 intellect years ago.

   I’d talk about more of these clowns; about Rudy and his doper staff, and about Fred  “toe in the water” thompson, but whats the point.  They tend to make me sick to my stomach, and I have a rabbit that wants to hump my leg.

Oh yeah, michael bloomberg.  Why not?  Smart enough to make enough to fund his own campaign.  Successful republican mayor of NYC though he is pretty much a centrist democrat?  This guy could work.

Wonder if he needs a slightly dilapidated, cynical, hate- em- all Hamas member for a running mate?

I’m not really in Hamas, but right now they’re the only team that’s winning.