Followers of Ron Paul unite, at Braden’s

August 29, 2007

     The following of Ron Paul has always been part of the issue with me.  I try not to associate with nutjobs, whacko’s and knaves.  Lately it seems I’ve been running in to a high number of not only literate, but intelligent, and welll intentioned people who support him.  This is good, and I’ve tempered my attacks on the pauliacs.  Then I went by Braden’s to stomp him inot the verbal mud for alleging I’m a neo-con.  Talk about fighting words.  While I was there I read the always insightful work he had posted, and then the comments that followed it.  I am now fully aware of what exit all the nutjobs took.  That brodie fellow can make you positively vibrate with his banal take on …well, appparently whatever he’s talking about.

   I also got several hits from stormwatch.com.  You should check out the site.  It was…..ummmmm…..reason to shower.  Hard to make a president without some whacko’s showing up, but the herd has turned out in full force on this campaign.  Good luck Dr. Paul, and keep that firearm handy…you’re in strange company now.

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defending the indefensible #1

August 4, 2007

   I was thinking today how often we just attack those that we don’t care for, and then ignore them altogether when we tire of it..  We seldom take the time to see things from their perspective, or try to understand what it is that makes them so repugnant to us.  Today I thought I’d give it a shot.  Defending them I mean.  I’m not that much into attacking people.  Lets start with a toughie

George Bush –   Can you imagine growing up the son of a famous and powerful right wing conservative in the state of Texas?  Can you even begin to contemplate the extra level of hell that would add to being a teenager?  Especially in Texas.  All the funner parts of being a teen in Texas would be off limits.  No ungulate sex, no target practice on the Rio Grande, no brokeback mountain moments at summer camp?  Poor kid would’ve been better off in Arkansas, where at least the animal sex isn’t frowned upon.  

George also had to live with the perpetual realization that mom and dad really did like Jeb better.  C’mon, you got one kid that passes for retarded in social settings, is wrong most of the time and never admits(or realizes it), and walks around with a “dummer’n a stump but I can out smirk you” look on his face: and then you have a kid who is bright, articulate, charismatic, and reasonable.  Which do you like better? Yeah, whatever…tell yourself that.

   Is it really so hard to understand that a George just starting to find acceptance in a world full of  Visigoths and Stoners(yeah, Yale…what did you think I was talking about?), would leap at the chance to join an all male secret society?  Thats like being invited to play in the treehouse when you’re an outcast kid.  Of course he joined, and wore his underwear backwards for easy access just like the rule book says.  George was metastisizing from “Thats George we don’t really like him”  To “That’s George, we don’t like him at all, but we can maybe use him in the future.”  Being used is better than no acceptance at all so George was happy to take a seat on the bench where the smart boys played.

    It served him well to later on, but not before a nice long haitus into the world of sowing his wild oats.  Hell, who wouldn’t.  You get tired of being in the shadow I would suppose, and George decided a little hard drinking, whoring, and an occassional coke  binge would help level him mentally.  Now I ask, in all seriousness, who hasn’t felt the need to do this once or twice in  a lifetime?  I know the everybody else does it excuse is weak, but everybody else uses it, and if everybody else uses it then, it’s ok by George.

   So George meets god, finds girl, and becomes preesident.  Almost as simple as that.  A couple of stints as a wildly popular and successful governor of the great northern territory of Mexico (Texas) and it was off to the White House.  Dick Cheney and Karl Rove as caretakers have been in attendance ever since, and poor old George isn’t even allowed to touch the Porridge if it is to hot.

     Here’s the thing.  Other than a rich daddy this guy was an average  no plans for the future, waste of life thirty year old guy.   And in the span of 25 years he became the President of the United States.  Without any particularly amazing skills as a diplomat, no overamped intellect, no credible history of leadership ability.  He was Re-elected as a governor, he was re-elected as the president, and he has, for better or worse, controlled the agenda for almost a decade in american politics.

   I know that the man has a lot of smart people around him making him what he is, for better or worse.  He still is the one who is in the bullseye, and has handled it quite effectively (this does not imply that I feel he did so successfully, just effectively) for going on two decades in the Texas State house and the White House.  He has done so in the face of a withering storm of livid commentary, with a level of aplomb that is kind of admirable.   He has suffered some of the lowest levels of popularity in presidential history, and still has outscored the congress over the same time period.

   He does it because he believes exactly what he is saying, or being told to say.  He doesn’t doubt that his chosen course in regards to the middle east is the right thing to be doing.  I and a lot of folks disagree, but he hasn’t equivocated in his desire or his efforts to forward his agenda.  His administration has altered (again, for better or worse) the course of American politics.  They have changed the way seperation of powers work, and in fact several articles of the constitution.  His war on terror has forever altered the landscape of American life, and our position in the global world.  May god have mercy on his soul.

Point being, if he’s such a pathetic cretin, what’s your story?  What have you done since you were thirty?


observations

July 26, 2007

Chavez, Castro, Assad, Ahmadinejad, and Jong Il.  Yeah, I know the leaders of venezuela, cuba, syria, iran, and north korea…did you watch the debate?  Hillary’s list of the five leaders went as follows “chavez, castro, the leaders of Iran, Syria, and North Korea.”  I’m not sure I have the nations in the right order, but that is essentially what she said.  ummmmm…maybe it means nothing, but then again…

Her position was right on that issue, and that idjit freshman senator from Illinois better have someone teach him something about how the international stage works, or if he is elected he will look dumber than Jimmy Carter did.

I don’t care what anyone else thinks.  Accepting food into our country without it being checked is as close to negligent government  as you can get.  Will it take a botulism epidemic, or even worse before we start limiting what these “free trade” pirates are allowed to do?  It’s unconscionable of our government not to protect the food supply.

Nuclear power is cheap, clean, effective, and makes a hell of a mess when it goes kablooey.

I’ll say it one more time.  Al Gore has missed the boat.  The problem is Global Wetting

If you are an American, and believe that all people be treated equally under the law, then The John Birch Society should really piss you off.  If it doesn’t you are either so far gone to the right that free thought is no longer in your vocabulary, or you know nothing about them and their history.

F@#k Ward Churchill.  He is a pathetically inept college professor who got caught cheating, and was fired.  I don’t really care what he said about 9/11.  He is your common everyday assmonkey, and I would have no problem fustigating him.

look it up.  It was yesterdays word of the day at work.

  The more hispanic immigrants I come into contact with the more I like them.  I still have a bit of a problem with our government taking the easy way out and shooting for amnesty.  Here is something I can live with.  Charge them for their crime at a felony level, and let them carry that gorilla on their back.  That’s what is done to Americans, and if they wish to be Americans then that is the correct thing to do.  Oopsie, but then they can’t vote in federal elections.  Bummer for the politicians.  Bet my idea is a non-starter.

The more I see of Ron Paul the more I like him.  He would make a great grandpa.  I still would rather eat mucous eggrolls than have him for a president.

If you can’t run with the wildebeests then stay your ass on the porch.

a daddism..I used to cry because I had no shoes, until I met a man that had no feet.  I had shoes and feet, I wanted a bicycle.  i bought my own.  To hell with his podiatrist whimsy.

Well, it would appear that Ms. Lohan is either incredibly stupid, or has a bit of an addiction issue.  Bet she blames daddy when “i’m innocent” wears out.

All men are not created equal.   If you don’t take my word for it, ask the ladies.

Rasmusson is out, and the Tour De Farce has been quite the little nest of cheating vipers.  If you told a professional bicyclist that sucking cow urine through a pigs intestine would make them better they would be lining up to try it.

Barry Bonds either has or will break the home run record, and he used steroids or other performance  enhancing drugs to do it.  Bud Selig’s refusal to be there when it occurs though is the cowards way out.  He allowed it  to go on under his watch, and did nothing to keep this situation from happening and he should have his old rickety ass their to congratulate mister bonds for setting the record under Mr. Seligs version of baseball.  I no longer watch the sport myself…nor follow it, hence not knowing if numbnuts has broken the record or not.  Go Hank Aaron.

I think that will do.  I’m bored, and you quit halfway down.  All my readers haveADD or intellect, and there is no way any of you made it this far.  If you did I do not wish to know.