Daily Archives: May 25, 2010

Some percentages and impertinent Facts for your perusal

According to Rasmussen, 63% polled favor repeal of the HCR bill.  Not repeal and replace…REPEAL. My feeling is it would be just as unconstitutional for Republicans to replace the current law with one of their own making as it was for the Democrats to MANDATE,( force) health coverage.

72% polled say Congress is absolutely clueless on the economy. That’s a no-brainer.

48% Blame Bush and 43% blame Obama for the economy. How about we put the blame where it belongs…on the clueless fu@ks at Fannie and Freddie.

The staunch defenders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Mssr’s Frank, Dodd and Schumer are put in charge of  the Wall Street overhaul…WTF?

Pay for government jobs is outstripping private jobs.  Damn, who’da thunk it?

The president wants 30 Billion,( with a Bee), for jobs aid. Hmmm…wasn’t that  what the 800 Billion stimulus bill supposed to be fore? ( That’s damn near a Trillion with a Tee!)

Oh yeah…and the Obama White House investigates itself and finds no impropriety in it’s investigation of the supposed job offer to Joe Sestak if he would drop out of the race for former RINO senator Arlen Specter’s seat. Investigate yourself and find nothing wrong…damn, why didn’t I think of that.  Oh yeah, I have scruples and a strong moral upbringing.

And Obama is finally coming under fire from the Main Stream Media for his lackluster response to the disaster in the gulf with the oil spill. Even his one of his staunchest supporters,  James Carvelle who lives in New Orleans, thinks Obama has dropped the ball and kicked it into the gutter on this disaster.

Picked from the headlines at BigGovernment.com

My thoughts, what are yours?

Political Bell Curve

Saw my learned Uncle the other day and as usual, we started talking about politics. I was stating my position and he would play devil’s advocate. I forget how we got on the subject, but all of a sudden out of the blue, he said, ” I’m a firm believer in the Bell Curve”.( Besides having a lot of common sense, my Uncle is a retired college professor. He has 4 degrees including a doctorate.) Anyway, I started thinking about Bell Curves and how people use them. Here’s my version of a Bell Curve.

Sojournors trying to profit off the LA oil spill!!

Did you know that God is against oil consumption?  Did you know that greed for profit caused the oil spill in Louisiana?  Well y ou would if you were on The Sojourners’ mailing list!  My recent discussion with my new friend Steve here got me to investigating exactly what the Sojourners believe and what they support.  I went to their website in order to see what they are all about.  I signed up for their emails.  The very first one I opened was this verbatim email:

Dear [John],

You’ve seen the images of the Gulf and God’s creation suffocating under crude oil.While these images are another symptom of our energy greed, we can also work to inspire personal and communal transformation.

Join the Sojourners Sustainers Circle!

I don’t know about you, but my reaction to images of the marbled, oily waters in the Gulf of Mexico is a significant shudder.

With every headline, I am challenged again – as I’m sure you are as well – to reconsider my own lifestyle. Where do I draw the line on my energy consumption? How can I educate others about the effects of energy greed? How do I advocate for strong climate change legislation?

I make personal choices each day to reduce my own energy dependence. And I’ve made one easy choice – to be a member of the Sustainers Circle – to be part of a movement I believe in, and to inform and challenge myself and people around me to action on this and all social justice efforts.

I want to invite you to join me – to become a Sustainer. Sustainers can choose a gift amount that works for their budget and can give either monthly, quarterly, or annually. It’s easy, flexible, and comes with perks!

Your membership allows Sojourners to forge ahead, inspiring the transformation we need in our communities, our country, and our world – through personal choices and through regulation and legislation.

Just this week, Sojourners’ message has been spreading:

  • In SojoMail, Jim Wallis reminded Fox News commentator Glenn Beck that churches advocating for environmental justice are not being used by politics, as Beck claimed, but are being used by God.
  • Speaking to the press with our partners at Oxfam and The Nature Conservancy, Jim reminded all that creation care is a moral and religious issue.
  • We are working to convene a national faith leaders meeting with key senators on the new “American Power Act” bill in Congress – providing an opportunity for the political establishment to hear from leaders in the church about concerns and encouragement with their legislation.

Decide today to be a Sojourners Sustainer – to be the anchor behind our successes. Join now.

When we see fish washed up on our beaches after an oil spill or the tears of children whose fathers are dead because of violated safety standards, when we know that these tragedies are connected to our own greed, we cry for repentance and then shout for reform.

At Sojourners, we’re encouraged by the passion and activism of our followers. But we need to share this message with more people to build a stronger faith movement for social justice. Your gift as a monthly Sustainer makes all our teaching and action opportunities possible. It’s vital to reaching new ‘Sojourners’ across our nation and world.

Join our Sustainers Circle today.

Blessings,

Leah, a Sojourners team member and a proud Sustainer

P.S. As part of my personal transformation, I strive to live as simply as possible – creating edible landscapes, watering from rain barrels, biking and using mass transit in my daily commute, and living in the smallest house possible for my growing family. Being a Sustainer gives me the opportunity to see others transformed through Sojourners’ work, and I receive a complimentary copy of Sojourners magazine to share with others! Click here to learn more.

 Back to this humble blogger’s opinion:  Can. You. Imagine.  Just think if some conservative group, or Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh started hitting people up for money after 9/11.  “When we see fish washed up on our beaches after an oil spill the twin towers in ruins or the tears of children whose fathers are dead because of violated safety standards those Islamo- fascists, when we know that these tragedies are connected to our own greed, we cry for repentance and then shout for reform.” 

Yeah, that would go down well…

I don’t know about “Leah” the dumb bitch who wrote that e-mail, but my “own greed” had nothing to do with that well blowing up and leaking.  I’d say she is the one with the greed problem. I’m not hitting up people for money while using a terrible disaster as an excuse. 

John Doe

Barack Obama’s student loan records: Some American citizens are “more equal” than others…

Helen Jones-Kelly gave the maximum allowed to B. H. Obama

Snoop in computer records about student loan applications regarding Barack Hussein Obama–get charged with a Federal Offense, and be at risk for a year in the slammer and/or $100,000 fine.  Snoop on tax records of Barack Hussein Obama’s political opponent, “Joe the Plumber,” you might get “suspended” from your cushy state job (after political pressure finally forces the issue), and if you get sued for violating Joe’s privacy, the Attorney General of the state of Ohio will defend you.  Even the Governor will defend your actions:  “The administration of Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland has said the information was not improperly shared and that there were no political motives behind the checks.”

Accessing a presidential candidate’s records used to be what the press did routinely.  Hell, it used to be our right to know about candidates.  Now the press doesn’t even bother to ask them questions.  And when a few bother to ask, the President does not even bother to respond. 

Can’t you almost hear what happened when Helen Jones-Kelly got caught?  Shush little Obama backer-honeybuns, The Won will look after  you.  And thanks for the dirt on “Joe the Plumber.”  Hey, it’s “the Chicago Way.”