I’ve made an executive decision about the nature of this blog which I started back in December. Instead of writing about one thing and stretching it out to the usual 800 word average, I am going to limit myself to around 550 words and chat about things (like music, politics, spirituality) which interest me and hopefully you. The blogs may include two or more stories (like this one) which have some connection with each other. That way the blog will be less dry as it goes on and on and on. Today’s blog is #143 since I started trying to wean the electorate away from the party of “no” to progressives. I hope you like the shortened version and I hope you will comment more. I’d like real comments not like the spam I usually get offering me drugs to optimistically enlarge my penis (as if…). So where shall I start….
The ever-entertaining Sharron Angle (the Tea Party candidate for the senate from Nevada) says the Democratic agenda violates the first Commandment. She reasons that the dems worship government as a God. “I know people are very frightened about what’s going on in this country,” Angle said in an interview that originally aired on April 21 with TruNews Christian Radio’s Rick Wile. “And these programs that you mentioned — that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward — are all entitlement programs built to make government our God. And that’s really what’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government. And you’ve just identified the real crux of the problem.” Well I do agree with her about the idolatry part, but it isn’t with government it’s with money. That, Ms Angle is what is the root cause for corruption, the worship of the Golden Calf.
She does, however, represent the hollowness of the Republican/Tea Party. There is no there there. It’s kind of like trying to find the real Los Angeles. There just isn’t any there…there. Speaking of nothing there, Mitch McConnell doesn’t want to tell America until late in September what the Republican Party’s plan is. Now this could be for a couple of reasons, 1. they are saving all the good stuff to dump just before the mid-terms, or 2. they don’t have a plan. Right now, after 18 months I am leaning towards the no-plan option. Sometimes I think they want the country to fail so they can step in, over the bodies I presume, and take over. Meanwhile, while the country is failing, people are hurting…no wait…maybe that IS their plan. Clever.
I don’t know, but it sounds as if the “strict constructionists” want to de-construct the constitution again. The Attack of the 14th Amendment coming to a theater near you. You know, that pesky first point about automatically being a citizen if you are born here. We all know who that is directed towards, no not Obama silly, Hispanics. Who else? Germans? Swiss? Canadians? Nah, it’s the Hispanics. We are saying…in so many words…”We don’t like you. Go to your other country.” (You know the country you would have been born in if you had been born in that other country)
Finally, it was Barack’s birthday yesterday…and here they come…the Birthers ride again. A recent survey among Republicans found that Twenty-seven percent of Republicans say he (Obama) was probably not born here, and another 14 percent of Republicans say he was definitely not born in the U.S. Almost a 3rd of Republicans. Way to go FOX and Rush! If you say it often enough, people will believe almost any bat-shit as the truth. This all ties in with the 14th Amendment discussion. The right-wing is out to destroy President Obama, not for what he has done, but for who he is. He is not one of us. And it’s been this way since he was elected President by the people of this country. This is just another example of the me first versus country first philosophy espoused by the right. And you know what, as much as I kid or point out the hypocrisy from the Tea/Republican Party, it is hard not to get caught up in the hysteria they seem to generate and want to go do something juvenile like stamping my feet and saying “no!”
…and so it goes…