Monday, April 1, 2013

I've been a bad, bad, boy

This is but a partial list of the people I've offended, causing them to block me.  I've been a bad, bad, boy.

  1. @brithume
  2. @Coldwater56
  3. @SoGoSwell
  4. @PeaceLibLady
  5. @noprezzie2012
  6. @tark31
  7. @newprezz2012
  8. @sklappenbach
  9. @Lillibees_mom
  10. @SunnySebastain
  11. @ButcherEmma
  12. @BamaLady10
  13. @prfekrdumbrella
  14. @irritatedwoman
  15. @slone
  16. @NoInfidel33
  17. @Pamdorasbox (three frikin' times)
  18. @REALBROTHER0003
  19. @mrfisher81

Friday, January 18, 2013

Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions (with subsections, don't forget the subsections)

Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions:

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. Subsection 1b. And not just a sticky note either. A real memorandum with the word 'memorandum' in big bold letters right on top.

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. Subsection 2b. Obama: Actually this one is total crap. We just stuck it in there to make it look like we're tough on trial lawyers. Seriously, I spewed chunks when I read this one.

3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. Subsection 3b. Obama: And by “incentives” I mean FREE OBAMA PHONES! Did you see they got pink guns now? I got Michelle and the girls a whole bunch of em'. They use em' to shoot squirrels in the rose garden late at night.

4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. Subsection 4b. While at the same time giving Holder the opportunity to once again call whities racist. However carried out with his usual deftness so as to be imperceptible.
5. Propose rule making to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individuals before returning a seized gun. Subsection 5b. Obama: Now I know what you're thinking “propose”, BFD. Wait, you didn't let me finish. When I “propose” it, I'm gonna wave my finger like Clinton. “I. Did. Not. Have. Sex. With. That. Woman”
6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers. Subsection 6b. Obama: I'm gonnapublish it in The New York Times and maybe even NewsWeek (are they still around?) not just on my FaceBook page.
7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign. Subsection 7b. But not like the other 25,000 programs already in existence. This one's gonna have my logo on everything.

8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission). Subsection 8b. Obama: Review, take another look at, scrutinize, blah blah blah. Sometimes I'd like to just bitch slap Biden. I'm gonna wait on this one cause it seems like a lot of work. Probably do it during March Madness. Ya know, spoon full of sugar and all that.
9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. Subsection 9b. Obama: I know, I know, Fast and Furious. What the right wing nutjob's don't tell you, is we couldn't track 'those' guns. Someone told us Mexico uses 220v. Couldn't conceal the converters without it being obvious.
10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement. Subsection 10b. Obama: Release... report, analyze..., whatever. Did you know Secret Service and I play 'war' in the hallways when Michelle's gone. I always win too. I'm like the best Secret Service guy in the whole Secret Service. Except for maybe Theron. He's really good.
11. Nominate an ATF director. Subsection 11b. Obama: I'm gonna nominate Theron.
12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations. Subsection 12b. Obama: This one actually caught me a bit by surprise. Turns out they currently have no training for active shooter situations whatsoever. Basically just watching marathon episodes of Cops. I know, right?
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. Subsection 13b. Obama: I can't believe no one ever thought of this before. Sure, efforts were made. But did they “maximize those efforts?” They did not. I'm starting to feel like Shaft.
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. Subsection 14b. Obama: OK ya caught me. Another “memorandum”. I'll admit this one's pretty weak. But we gotta have at least twenty!
15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies. Subsection 15b. Obama: Sounds pretty bad-ass, don't it? “Direct”, no questions asked. I'm gonna call Holder and the private sector into the Oval Office when I do this. I'll be like: Holder! issue a report! private sector! read the report!
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes. Subsection 16b. Obama: LaPierre can kiss my ass. And don't even think about bringing up that Constitution garbage. Constitution, Constitution.
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. Subsection 17b. Obama: “Release” meaning I'm not just gonna simply write it, I'm gonna “release” it too. Probably on a Friday night though.
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers. Subsection 18b. Obama: Resource officer? That one we threw in there as a total lark. Try and make people think we might allow armed police in schools. It's actually just the guy that restocks the custodian closets'. I came up with that one myself. Idk, I was just on fire that day.
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education. Subsection 19b. Obama: Now many of you are probably asking: wouldn't this be best handled by the individual entities themselves? Answer: no. If there's one thing I've learned as President, it's that 'one size fits all solutions' are always the best.
20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover. Subsection 20b. Obama: Notice how I snuck in the word “must”. Hey, I won the election. I get to do what I want. Did you see those cute kids I trotted out to sell this thing? I got like three whole binders chock full of cute kids.
21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges. Subsection 21b. Obama: I insisted we use the word 'finalize' here. Makes me sound like a take charge kind a guy. And I am. I really am.
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations. Subsection 22b. Obama: Now you might be saying: this sounds like a lot of wiggle words. But I'm really really gonna do it. Just might have to wait til after the midterms.

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health. Subsection 23b. Obama: Well that's that. Maybe I'll cure cancer next. Presidenting isn't really that hard once you get the hang of it.

The scary part about the “Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions” is this Administration actually intended them to be taken seriously. We're just supposed to ignore they read like a third grader whipped em' up at the last minute for a homework assignment.

But perhaps even more frightening is when you realize this is how the Obama Administration handles everything. A bunch of worthless proposals and directives and legislation that solve nothing. They sound pretty, but in the end most only make the situation worse. This country really is being run by a clueless community organizer. Someone who has no business being within a hundred miles of the White House.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MBF (Morris Bullshit Factor)

"click here" for the audio of Dick Morris blowing smoke up your tookus. Follow along on the chart below showing the all-knowing-all-seeing Dick Morris predictions compared to the Real Clear Politics state averages.  We've also included the MBF.

Morris Bullshit Factor
CO Romney +4 or 5
FL Romeny +4 or 5
Romney +1.4
VA Romney +4 or 5

NH Romney +2
Obama +2
PA Romney +3
Obama +4.7
Oh tie
Obama +1.9
IA tie
Obama +2.3
WI tie
Obama +2.3
MI tie
Obama +4
MN Obama +3
Obama +5.3
NV Obama +2
Obama +2.4

Friday, October 26, 2012

Romney Will Lose If He Continues To Play It Safe

If you only listen to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh you believe Romney is winning. He's not, he's losing. Both Real Clear Politics and Intrade have Obama with 281 electoral votes with 11 days til the election. You only need 270 to win. Intrade predicted every state correctly in 2004 and had two states reversed in 2008.

Move your cursor over each state “click here” to see the candidates chance of winning. Notice Virginia has moved back toward Obama and has more chance of going for Obama than Ohio does of going for Romney. There have been a lot of one-off polls showing Pennsylvania and Michigan in play, however Intrade shows otherwise. Colorado is a toss up and currently leans Obama. Iowa and New Hampshire are trending Obama, while Wisconsin and Nevada are currently dark blue.

This is a far different picture from the one being painted by Sean Hannity, Dick Morris and Karl Rove. So then why is Romney pulling his punches on Benghazi? It's becoming clearer every day Obama refused to send in a rescue mission because he's haunted by the Jimmy Carter failed rescue attempt back in 1980.

I believe the Benghazi scandal has the potential of becoming one of the biggest in U.S. history. So again, why is Romney sitting with his arms folded? Because he's just as risk averse as Obama. He's terrified the media will again accuse him of politicizing the death of these four men. What, and Obama is not playing politics by withholding virtually all information, for nearly two months, until after the election?

Forget about the politics for a moment, only Romney has a megaphone large enough to force the media to get off their butts. The families deserve the truth and the American people deserve the truth. Once the truth comes out, the political consequences for Obama will be well deserved. If people knew Obama did nothing for seven hours while four of our men were being murdered, the election would be over. The problem is most people don't know. Now imagine how you'll feel on Nov. 7th if Romney loses because he played it safe by letting Obama off the hook on Benghazi.

Monday, October 22, 2012

How To Keep From Having A Stroke On Nov. 6th

This post has been going around Twitter for the last couple of days.

ROMNEY NOW HAS ELECTORAL LEAD!!!!!!!!!! RCP Polls: Romney takes 1st LEAD in electoral college: RCP industry bible

If you click on the link it takes you to this RCP map "click here"
It shows Romney with a 206 to 201 electoral vote lead. However in order to get there they have to show 131 toss ups.

If you simply click one link to the right it brings you to this page, "click here" the electoral map with no toss ups.  Now Obama is winning 277 to 261.

On Saturday I pointed out to someone on Twitter that the obscure poll she was touting "click here" was about as valid as the Lincoln Elementary poll.  She didn't like that so she blocked me.

My point is simply that if you only accept positive news, it still doesn't change reality.  Too many on my side are ignoring anything that might upset them.  Romney has been on an unprecedented surge lately and very well might win this thing.  But ignoring any negative news and only believing right-wing hype, just might cause you to have a stroke on Nov. 6

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Replace Romney With Whom, The Ghost Of Reagan?

Ok it all started when I harmlessly pointed out that Obama was up by two points in Rasmussen and five points in the Fox News poll.  Then I get this twitter reply:

Wow. Let's just skip the election! You probably watch MSNBC too, right? #pollworship

Now was it really necessary to be snippy right off the bat?  I mean what ever happened to small talk? "You look like you have a nice follow through" or "I like your shoes" ya know, a few pleasantries. The MSNBC quip was a bit harsh but then to follow it up with the #pollworship dig was way over the top.  Am I right?  Do I look like a pollworshipper? C'mon.  That was followed by:

"Polls are easily manipulated. Many polls in 1980 showed Carter ahead. They are meant to moralize opposition"

I think he meant 'demoralize' but I let it go because I knew what he meant and I didn't want to come across as snippy.  However I still had to point out the myth of the Reagan comeback, because it was just that, a myth.  So I posted this article, "click here"

I don't think John cared much for the article because of this:

"Gee, thanks. I'm just gonna not vote" to which I replied:

When u say "Gee, thanks. I'm just gonna not vote" do u mean I read it but it made me sad bc I don't want 2 believe it's true?

Ok I admit that might have come across as a bit snippy, but even someone as mild mannered as myself can only refrain from being snippy for so long.

The heat was turned up when he said something about feeling bad for my defeatist mentality and that the pollsters had me right where they wanted me.  So now you're probably thinking I lashed out with another snippy comment, but you're wrong.  I calmly said:  we have a problem, ignoring it solves nothing. What's sad is so many on my side act like dems. "Well my intentions were good, I tried"

The larger point I was trying to make is we have to defeat Obama.  Our problem is Romney simply doesn't have the skill set or the temperament to win.  Simply crossing our fingers and closing our eyes is going to give us the same result as four years ago.

John told me to do something other than just complain.  So then I got super snippy and said: "John, no offense but I'm going to put u in the click your heels twice, fairy dust, unicorn column, but again no offense."  Ok perhaps I'm not always so mild mannered.  Especially seeing as how I followed up with: "so your plan is to ignore the polls, chant U-S-A, U-S-A, have i got that about right?

Now I have to admit John did respond with a good question.  "Replace Romney with whom, the ghost of Reagan?" Granted I could have done without the 'ghost of Reagan' snark, but still a valid question.  I said: "Romney should leave the campaign trail and turn it over to Ryan.  After the election Romney steps down and Ryan picks a new VP."

I'm serious.  Four years ago we knew weeks before election day, it was over.  We still have a month before judgement day. Are we really just going to sit quietly with our arms folded while we once again head over the cliff?  We've been told for the last year and a half if Obama wins reelection we won't survive.  Was that just hyperbole or did you really mean it?  Because if you really meant it, we do what ever it takes.

Things turned sour again when he went off on another 'manipulation of polls' rant and something about the evils of excess salt in our diet.  I may have called him a half baked wackadoodle, I really don't remember.  But I do remember comparing him to an emotional former girlfriend, during that time of the month.

I also told him earlier in the day Rush Limbaugh was talking about republican enthusiasm being 16 points higher than that of the democrats.  Listen to this Steve Deace interview of republican pollster Rick Shaftan.  Rick says the exact opposite. "click here for audio"

The reply:

WI recall polls had Scott Walker down 8%. How'd that work out?

This is probably where we reached the point of no return.  I said: "I don't know why in the era of Google you think you can make shit up and get away with it."  PPP is a dem pollster,  "click here"

Yup, a bridge too far.  Perhaps I should have said 'crap' instead of 'shit'.  These were the last words I ever heard from John: "Go watch a skin vid, sir. I'm finished with you. Adios"

So what can we learn from this tragedy? First, relationships are hard.  Second, if you're headed over the same cliff two presidential elections in a row maybe it's time to say: "AW HELL NO!!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Battered GOP Voter Syndrome

'Battered wife syndrome' the wife tolerates being mistreated and abused because she fears dealing with the situation would only make her life worse. “Ok so he cheats on you and mistreats you, do you really want to raise the kids on your own?”

'Battered GOP voter syndrome' is exactly the same. “Yeah the GOP's candidate ran to the left of Ted Kennedy, signed socialized medicine into law and proclaimed his views to be progressive, do you really want to cause the destruction of the entire planet by allowing Obama to be reelected?”

Chicken Little Karl Rove and the boys have been telling us for over a year that Mitt is the only one electable and if we dare stray, the world will fall off it's axis, spin out of control and explode. Every time I hear a Romney rollover parrot a variation it feels as if my middle finger instantly receives a jolt of Viagra. The GOP establishment like clockwork pulls out the fear mongering playbook with time tested oldies like: “justice Kennedy is 106, justice Breyer is 108 and Ginsberg is already on life support”, in other words it's always too risky to nominate a conservative”.

The Karl Rove types have to be laughing at just how easy it is to simply say 'boo' and then watch half the base dive under the bed. Ever ask yourself why leaders of the professed conservative Republican Party fight against conservatives with the same furor as the dems? Could it be that the GOP is just blowing smoke up our tookus in order to get back in power. It could.

So what is gained by electing Romney? zip, zero, nada. This week Romney said there should be no cuts for the first year, keep the bloated Obama budget in place for a year and then maybe we'll convene another blue ribbon panel. So before he's even nominated Romney has sold out one quarter of his term. He has also made it very clear this week he is determined to turn the GOP over to the McCain, Mike Leavitt, Lindsey Graham wing of the party. We already have enough girly-men in the republican leadership unwilling to stand up to the dems on the budget, Romney will only empower the girly-men to be bigger wusses.

Final point. The rollovers say we can't afford another four more years of Obama. Can we afford eight years of a liberal republican? Or four years of a liberal republican and then four years of a liberal Hillary Clinton? Ever since Reagan we have been too afraid to stand up to the phony GOP establishment. At some point on our current path to becoming Greece we will have to stand up to the GOP, this is that point. Romney cannot be the nominee. Four more years of muddling through with Obama is doable, empowering the GOP to act like democrats for another thirty is not.