Thursday, October 17, 2013

Let's Get This Done

President Obama Speaks on Reopening the Government


 "So let's work together to make government work better, instead of treating it like an enemy or purposely making it work worse. That’s not what the founders of this nation envisioned when they gave us the gift of self-government. You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president, then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it. Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That's not being faithful to what this country is about."

Monday, October 14, 2013

You Cannot Say

My niece @jhw2212 & Jennifer on this blog posted these "rants" on her Facebook page, but I thought they were blog-worthy. I know she speaks for so many of us. DCNM

 "There is no logical reason to say something has to be traded in order to end a furlough. It is unjustifiable for it to be up for compromise. You can't force people into an economic hardship, harm the economy (which you say you are the guardian of), and create global panic, then say the only way to end all of it is for something else to be sacrificed. Willfully harming your own country in order to get something in return is illogical. On every level. There's no reason. There is no sensible, realistic way to say this is a good idea. It even goes against the Republican Party's platform. And it's illogical to say there is a parallel argument that refusing to barter is a factor. You can't ask for something when you are doing everything wrong. It is groundless to imply that a trade-off exists. 

I have been dumbfounded by the Tea Party from the beginning. I have said they aren't laughable. I have said they shouldn't be underestimated. The very people who shout "treason" and insist they arm themselves should a rebellion be necessary, have created this situation. They claim "Don't Tread on Me" is a cry for liberty. Yet they have been treading on everyone else's liberty. This treading, known as a furlough, should be the last straw for Americans. 

It's no longer an option to compare all politicians, it's no longer acceptable to lazily brush off both parties as equal players, it's no longer acceptable to ignore these problems until they go away. 

I'm fucking mad. I'm fucking sick of this. Everyone should be."

And this

"There are some things you CANNOT disagree with. You CANNOT disagree with me about my gender or that the earth is round or that the sun is hot. "I disagree" is NOT a valid part of a conversation when disagreeing is rejection of fact. Differing "opinions" is insufferable when "opinions" or "disagreements" are passive aggressive ways of not wanting to be bear reality. It's a throwaway excuse to avoid enduring fact. I refuse to accept "I disagree" as a sustainable position anymore. You CANNOT refuse fact because you don't like that Barack Obama is right."

And this comment she made on a thread

"People can be the nicest people in the world and still be harmful in other ways. As a society, it isn't enough to just be good for a family. I have no idea what transpired elsewhere, but I do know it's time for some Americans to stop being so stubborn and accept that one faction of our political system is causing hardship for the rest of us. Even smart people are contributing to the problem. Even smart people willingly give in to the deception perpetuated on the country. Even smart, kind people have been manipulated into thinking their own opinions are equivalent to reality.

I know smart, good people who have done nothing to accept true responsibility or accept fact. I don't know if it's solely stubbornness or fear or something else. I, personally, have always identified those who are smart and those who are ignorant. And the smart people are the ones who bother me the most."

Depth of Ignorance in America

The depth of ignorance in this country is breathtaking. One of the greatest contributors of this is FOX & RW talk radio. 
*If you think the deficit has grown instead of being cut in half
*If you think Pres Obama closed the WWII Memorial
*If you think Obamacare IS the insurance
*If you think the majority of ppl on food stamps are lazy African-Americans
*If you the Red States aren't dependent on the tax dollars from the Blue States 
*If you think the right to own any gun you want supersedes the 1st Amendment
*If you think GOP gives a shit about you
*If you think there is wide-spread voter fraud
*If you think Bush & GOP didn't tank the economy
*If you the GOP represents family values
*If you think unions are destroying the economy
*If you think GOP has done more for vets than Dems
*If you think GOP has passed one jobs bill
*If you think the photo of PBO & staff watching take down of OBL is really the attack on Benghazi 
*If you think Reagan didn't raise taxes or increase the deficit or raise the debt ceiling
*If you think raising the debt limit is anything except paying debts already incurred
*If you think the USA govt is like a household
*If you think households don't run on deficit spending
*If you think PBO can dismantle Obamacare 
*If you think the Dems are responsible for govt shut down
*If you think Obama is a Kenyan socialist fascist communist Marxist Hitler-like Muslim
Then you are not as smart as my 12 yr old granddaughter & you have been brainwashed by FOX & GOP propaganda. 

This is far from a comprehensive list so please contribute.  After a week or so I will add your comments to the post, and you can email the list to all your friends and relatives who are FOX viewers. Just consider it payback for all the bullshit emails they've sent you. DCNM