Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Jim DeMint for President!

I’m going to go out on a limb here and endorse Jim DeMint for President in 2012.  Mitt? Too New England. Sure, Mitt,  you’ve learned to tack right during the primaries and to say the right things, but I don’t trust any Republican from Massachusetts, sorry.  Sarah Palin? I love how she sticks it to the man, but come back in a few years, when you aren’t so beautiful, and when you’ve had more seasoning. Ronald Reagan waited several decades before he sprang on the scene.  Huck? Are you kidding? He should be selling snake oil, not running for President.  McCain? Puke. In. My. Mouth.  I don’t even support  him for Senator.

This Politico article sealed the deal: 

….”Examples of his senatorial poor form keep growing. DeMint has refused to endorse some of his fellow Republican senators facing intraparty challenges from the right. [Oh! The horrors!] He openly backs some candidates opposed by his party’s Senate leadership [Such as Rubio over Crist and Hayworth over McCain!] . And he is unabashed in announcing that the best way to win influence in the Senate is not by making friends and patiently massaging the legislative process but by exerting public pressure from activists and the media to bear on his colleagues. [Let the People decide!? God forbid!]…

“His new stump speech mantra: “I’d rather have 30 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters.”

What do you guys think? If not DeMint, then whom?

Get your Jim DeMint for President t-shirts here.

 Maybe we can get “Mom” to be the DeMint Girl and make a sexy video for him??

9/11 firefighter gets sick three years later, claims it is all due to toxic exposure during rescue efforts

First, his story is tragic, and I believe all those rescuers acted heroically.  But I have a hard time buying that  the pollution from 9/11 caused his current problems.  From AOLnews: 

“A firefighter who started working with the city’s fire department when he was only 21, [Ken] Specht was hands-on at ground zero for months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Although he wore protective equipment, Specht said, everyone on his crew had no choice but to pull their gear off while in the contaminated areas….”

“Three years later, Specht was rushed to the hospital for emergency gallbladder surgery. He’s since suffered from chronic gastrointestinal problems, including ongoing heartburn, digestive trouble and stomach pain.”

“And that was only the start of his health problems. At 37, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Specht has undergone three surgeries, including removal of his thyroid gland, but the illness is still ravaging his body. Today, as U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein reviews the $657 million settlement, Specht will be meeting with his doctor to review his latest round of blood tests….”

Ultimately, it depends upon what the medical doctors say, but in my opinion it is all speculation.  Now, if somebody wants to just give him a million dollars or more because he is down on his luck and has been dealt a shitty hand, I’m all for that.  But just because somebody gets sick three years after an event does not mean the event caused it.  My niece is almost as sick as he is with a variety of maladies and she was a thousand miles from ground zero on 9/11.  Unless there are many others who suffered this same malady or simlar maladies, I’m not buying the causation thing.  Good luck, though.