Sunday, April 29, 2012

Money, after all, IS the root of all evil

I used to laugh at that old saw (the headline) but certainly in our political life, it is all too true. I am so sick of being begged to give money to these millionaire congresspeople (and that's just the Dems). Where do they think I would get all this money? Why didn't they pass single-payer health care; why didn't they pass campaign reform with some teeth; why didn't they stop all these horrifying killings and the degrading of our wonderful Constitution (they did have a majority in both houses when Obama was first elected)? And now they ask me for money--Fuck off is about all I can say. And that's perhaps the most printable of my responses.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Filibuster Scam

Democrats can't enact Buffet Rule because they don't have 60 votes? Give me a break. Is a 60-vote margin ordained in the Constitution? I don't think so. I know that if they wanted to force a filibuster, they could, so why don't they? Maybe because then all those Senatorial fat cats would have to raise their own taxes? Could it be? Otherwise, why not make the Republican filibuster the raising of tax rates on the rich--wouldn't it be good to make them do it--for the election, I mean? Something smells rotten here and I think it's the Democratic leadership.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

On Children's Novels Being Published by their Parents

“What’s next?” asked the novelist Tom Robbins. “Kiddie architects, juvenile dentists, 11-year-old rocket scientists? Any parent who thinks that the crafting of engrossing, meaningful, publishable fiction requires less talent and experience than designing a house, extracting a wisdom tooth, or supervising a lunar probe is, frankly, delusional.”

No, Tom Robbins, what's [immediately] next is a self-financed Presidential candidate. He's old enough, yes, but he has way too much money. If you think Barack Obama is bad, wait for this one: Mitt Romney--sadistic, dishonorable and loony (he just seems sane by contrast with the rest of the Republican field).

And does the press ever mention that this would-be emperor has no clothes? Oh no they just search for stories to put his "beliefs" (as if he had any) in a sane context. We had a Constitution once, remember?