When I ran out of gas on side of the road recently, I had a frustrating experience. I called roadside assistance and spent 20 minutes on the phone with them getting set up to have them bring me 3 gallons of gas. Turns out the idiot woman was sending the gas to my home address and not to where I was STRANDED ON SIDE OF THE DAMN ROAD!
I hung up on her FURIOUS and got out the truck and started walking. It was broad daylight and we were right near an exit.
Andrea Mitchell just asked David Axelrod where is Joe Biden during this shutdown stuff and why it seems that Harry Reid is keeping Uncle Joe out of all this. Axelrod answered as a true political person should answer.
We all know the truth. Uncle Joe would go in there and start slinging F-bombs and talking 'bout folks' mamas.
As I watched the news segments of the tea party ignorant bastards taking elderly veterans to the memorials on yesterday and make a mockery out of them by grandstand removing barricades...I got so pissed I think I was growling.
Who uses elderly veterans like that?
Joe the plumber wrote a post on his blog saying that it's not racist to want a White, Republican for President. It's American to want that. America Needs a White Republican President
Sarah Palin, that ignorant witch, said yesterday:
"We are here to honour our vets," she told a crowd at the national mall, which has been fenced off since 1 October. "You look around though and you see these barricades and you have to ask yourself is this any way that a commander in chief would show his respect, his gratitude to our military. This is a matter of shutdown priorities."
Obama could lift the barricades if he wished, she said, adding: "Our veterans should be above politics."
FALL IN A HOLE, PALIN. Make that a priority.
Larry Klayman is calling for Obama to put the Quran down:
"I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up," said Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, a conservative political advocacy group.
This MF Ted Cruz? Lord...Texas...PLEASE, PLEASE stop him. His level of ignorance, bigotry and ridiculousness is simply EMBARRASSING to say the least. Yall have to do something about this wacko yall sent here. You can't REALLY believe the shit he says can you, citizens of Texas? CAN YOU?
That MF is straight up loony bird. LOONY BIRD!
14 days of government shutdown.
This comment makes sense:
Ok, so I'm an active duty soldier, and my husband's a veteran. And the thing is, there are SO MANY people worse off than us during this government shutdown: federal employees who aren't getting paid, kids who go to Head Start, people whose SNAP and WIC benefits are in jeopardy... so take it from the start of this that I count myself very, very lucky here and that I am in no way complaining.
But IF the Tea Party morons actually wanted to focus on veteran and military issues, and how they're being affected by this shut down, the God damn war memorials would be the last thing on my family's list. Here's our list. My college tuition assistance, which is paid for by the military, is on permanent hold until funding is passed. Which means I am no longer going to college and working on my degree. My husband's veterans disability judgment is in limbo, since the people who process the paperwork are furloughed. My husband's GI bill benefits are on hold, so he is no longer able to get his college tuition payment paid, and his stipend that covers living expenses and books is suspended until a funding measure is passed. And the head of the VA is testifying that all veterans disability payments will be suspended on 1 November if funding isn't passed before then, which will affect millions of families.
So I mean, there is stuff here that matters people, even though, as I said earlier, there are people much, much worse than us who deserve the attention more. But even so! The Tea Party can't even be bothered to focus on the few military and veteran's issues that do matter! They're whining about a damn memorial barricade. It's gross, it's cheap, and it's boring. These guys disgust me.
From this article:
...they were unsuccessful.
But the Tea Party has been successful.
Domestic terrorism with a racist outlook.
They have succeeded in shutting down our government protesting AN ALREADY SIGNED LAW WHICH GIVES AMERICANS MORE AFFORDABLE AND WIDELY AVAILABLE HEALTH CARE.
The Tea Party is America's public enemy number 1. They need to be stopped. Democrats and Republicans need to stand together and shut them down. NOW! Ted Cruz? PUHLEEZE! That man shouldn't lead carnival won fish.
Yall...we have to stop this. You need to find out what's going on in your state and work to keep them out of office. We're stuck with some for now...but they will have to be re-elected. DON'T LET THAT ISH HAPPEN! VOTE THEIR AZZES OUT WHENEVER YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY!
I can't believe this ish is going down. I can't believe we are being held hostage by domestic terrorists and folks expect us to negotiate through this ish. We don't negotiate with terrorists right?
At least that's what I always thought as an American.
Obama...I need yall to stand oak mighty. Don't negotiate with them. THEY ARE TERRORISTS. Let the American people, at large, finally see those fuckers as they really and truly are. A bunch of ignorant bullies who only give a damn about what they want, which is NOT what the majority CLEARLY wants.
So...who's been furloughed?
Warning...do NOT read the comments on YouTube. You've been warned. Seriously.
The other day I was watching Secretary of State, John Kerry, on something and was struck by how much he's aged since taking over his post. I was like...wow...he looks stressed out BIG.TIME. That job is nothing nice.
I just read that article and it proves my point...they are under a TREMENDOUS amount of pressure right now. We need to collectively pray for our leaders. Heck...pray for the leaders of the other countries too. We need them to ALL prevail and rule with good sense and humanity. *sigh*
Are you following this? Thoughts?
(*********At 13700 the thought is that since it seems we won't have the votes to strike Syria...Iran only said that to make it seem like they punked us. Interesting. HOWEVER...Iran saying that could piss off members of Congress enough to make them change their votes and it could backfire because we'll strike and Assad will be like...say bruh...I was almost out of this and you go and poke the damn bear with a stick. Do me a favor and don't do me no favors mmmmmkay?)
Do you think an undocumented person who live sin the United States should be allowed to practice law (or other professional services) even if they were educated here in America?
I did a lot of unfriending on FB since Saturday. I was slicing folks left and right.
No tears for thugs? DELETE.
Using that word I DESPISE? DELETE.
Talking about rioting and the revolution? DELETE.
I didn't want to hear shit.
One young man used the word I despise twice. All caps. He was mad and calling for folks to rise up and get mad.
Quite frankly...she's a BAD.AZZ.
She's the woman who wore these:
...and talked for almost 13 hours straight starting at 11:18 am yesterday to derail a vote in the GOP-dominated Senate. She had to keep speaking on the bill until midnight, which was the deadline for the end of the special session. She lectured, read testimony from women, doctors etc. At one point, during one story...Senator Davis almost cried.
But she kept going.
There are specific, tedious and archaic rules to filibustering and Ms. Davis never even SKIRTED on the side of wrong during the first three hours of her REMARKABLE and just flipping AWESOME stand for women. She is the perfect antithesis to Rick Perry and I damn sure hope she runs for Governor of Texas as soon as possible. TURN TEXAS BLUE!!!!!!!!
Ms. Davis became a single mother at the age of 19. She's the first person in her family to graduate from college. Upon graduation from Texas Christian University, she went to Harvard Law School and put in her time clerking, being a business owner and then got involved in local politics. Senator Davis is 50 years old.
She has championed bills which mean something, in my opinion. Everything from payday loans to protecting sexual assault victims. The bill she was attempting to derail was this one: Texas Anti-Abortion Bill - SB5
The Republicans succeeded in pausing her filibuster since she had three strikes. One of the strikes she received was for receiving assistance in putting on a back brace while speaking:
Was Ms. Davis successful in stopping the bill from becoming law? AB-SO-FLIPPING-LUTELY. Why? Because the vote was recorded at 12:03 am AFTER THE DEADLINE.
THE BILL IS DEAD.
"Today was democracy in action,” Davis said. “You all are the voices we were speaking for from the floor.”
Senator Davis is the reason I didn't go to bed last night until midnight thirty knowing I had a 6:15 am flight this morning and would have to get up at 3:30 am. Senator Davis...I thank you for being a WOMAN WHO ROARS and for the exaggeration of the already heavy bags under my eyes this morning. #TomFordSunglassEmergency
Did you watch? It was sooooooooooooooooooo awesome! It was like...AMAZING! The energy, her steadfastness...yeah...all of that. DRAMA!
Supreme Court strikes down key voting rights provision
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/supreme-court-voting-rights-act-ruling-93324.html#ixzz2XEwn5lkg
Do YOU understand what just happened?
Dear Mr Kirk
I appreciate very much your support of my defense policy. I believe I also can understand why you think me a “closet racist.” Certainly there has been a constant drumbeat of propaganda to that effect ever since I took office. Some leaders of Black organizations have joined in this whether to enhance their own stature by arousing the membership to anger or not I don’t know.
You of course would have no way of knowing the truth about me. May I point out a few things on my own behalf?
I was raised from childhood by parents who believed bigotry & prejudice were the worst things a person could be guilty of. My father once slept in his car during an Illinois blizzard rather than stay in a hotel that wouldn’t allow Jews. He was Irish Catholic.
As a Sports announcer broadcasting Big League baseball in the middle ‘30s I campaigned against the rule that prohibited Blacks from playing in organized ball. As Gov. of Calif. I appointed more Blacks to executive and policy making positions than all the previous Gov’s [sic] of Calif. put together. I too have a dream, a dream that one day whatever is done to or for someone will be done neither because of or in spite of their race. We are equal in the sight of God – we should be equal in the sight of man. By the way I was raised in poverty.
We've all heard the scrutiny of Chris Christie being dubbed too fat to be president largely because the American people are too shallow to accept it on the whole. Apparently, we like our Presidents to be slim and trim with a good head of hair and a Disney sparkling white smile.
What say YOU? Do you CARE?
I've been staying as far away from the specific details of the latest tragedy as I can. When I heard about it I burst into tears horrified, simply horrified for all those poor babies and then...I stayed as far away as possible. No news, no news channels, no NPR.
I just couldn't. I found that I couldn't deal with any additional details. I didn't want to know anything else. Some say this was sticking my head in the sand. I say thank God I'm not so desensitized about life and humanity where hearing about every detail of this horror isn't something I'm able to do without internalizing some major pain.
I just couldn't.
In the days which have followed, starting, unfortunately, on Friday, folks started a debate about gun control. All over Facebook people were posting about their right to bear arms being in the Constitution. Almost as an afterthought...the debate about mental illness awareness began as well as the details of the shooter's history of mental illness surfaced.
And some folks had drawn a line in the sand calling for either/or.
Better gun control.
Better assistance for mental illness.
My father was a gun enthusiast. You name it...he had it. I've very comfortable around guns because I've always known how to properly handle them. I was taught at an early age to break down, clean, oil, put back together and properly store several types of guns. He had a locked cabinet for his long barrel guns and a lock box for all but one of his handguns.
And he slept with one under his pillow.
My two cents? Romney did much better than I thought he would even though he still can't give SPECIFICS as to what he would do to get us out of the crap we're in.
Obama stayed the course and focused on specifics. He didn't get as many jabs in as I believe he could or SHOULD have but we all know our President is far more classier than I could ever hope to be.
I haven't been an undecided voter since 2007 (yup...I knew in 2007 that I was voting for STRAIGHT Democrats) so this debate really wasn't for me. That said...nothing changed for me.
C'mon...whatcha got by way of a hashtag for this one?
So...given recent revelations...how are you feeling about the election?
Have you changed your mind about your candidate?
Do you discuss politics with people who are supporting the candidate you're not supporting?
Do you actively turn OFF when politics are brought up?
ARe you tired of it all yet?