Thursday, June 7, 2012

Louie Gohmert Kisses Israel's Ass

I'm not a big fan of Israel's. I'm pretty sure that I'm not anti-semitic either, though anyone who doesn't profess their love of Israel will be accused of that. But what with the Lavon Affair, the USS Liberty and the current Iran hysteria, we all have reason to dislike them. And I don't mean the Jewish people, I mean the people who run their government. Sort of like the people who hate America might really only hate the American government, and not necessarily the people.

All that having been said, I know that I don't live in Israel. I live in the United States of America. And if I were elected to the U.S. Congress, I'd know which people I represent. (Hint: I would not represent the people of Israel.)

While watching CSPAN the other day I was treated to a particularly disgusting display when I watched Texas' own Louie Gohmert figuratively kissing Israel's ass. I find it extremely uncomfortable to watch a grown man grovel. But to watch him grovel at the feet of a foreign power was truly disgusting.

This video is not for people with weak stomaches. In the video you'll see the honor-less Mr. Gohmert chastising President Obama for what is an apparently insufficient job of ass kissing. Mr. Gohmert shows us all how it is supposed to be done.

Now I don't like Mr. Obama any more than I liked Mr. Bush before him - or Mr. Clinton before him, or Mr. Bush before him or having a sharp stick shoved into my eye. If Mr. Gohmert was right or not is not the point here. The point is that Mr. Gohmert is chastising a sitting President for being insufficiently Pro-Israel.  And he does it PROUDLY, on live TV.

It's twisted.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ron Paul is not going to be the Republican Nominee.

"Paul is not going to be the Republican nominee for president, and he knows it." You hear this all the freaking time about Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. And I have to ask myself why? What are they actually saying?

It seems to me that these arrogant bastards are saying "I'm smart" because I say that Ron Paul will not be nominated and anyone who thinks he will is a moron. And that may be a part of the reason.

But there's more to it than that. It's like there's a script or something. I doubt there's an actual script. It's probably more like - someone liked the way another guy said something - and they repeat it ad nauseum.

My question, then, is: Are they trying to sound knowledgeable or are they trying to convince you of something?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Hunger Games - Liberals and Libertarians

I enjoyed reading "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. It's a quick read, but she does a good job. Not too much detail to accommodate the quick pace of the story line. The characters develop quickly as well. One observation, not actually a complaint, is that the author spends a lot of time describing the food and the clothing. It's something I'm unused to.

But I wanted to write about the part that sticks with me. The character of Rue, the girl tribute from District 11. And the line that got me then and has stuck with me since: 'Rue holds up her extra pair of socks. “I have these for my hands.”'

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Basketball and Government

I don't like watching organized basketball. High School or College ball is not as bad as the pros. And I figured out why I don't like basketball. It's because the referees are such a big part of the game.

I mean think about the last game you watched - and how many times the game was stopped by the refs. It cannot be denied that they are a huge part of any basketball game. You might say that they are just doing their job - and that may be true - but it makes it far less enjoyable for me. They affect almost every play at the end of a game.

I'd kind of like to see a professional game played like a street game some time. I'm sure that at first it'd be total chaos. But after a while it'd settle down into a more or less reasonable game.

And here's where I make the comparison to government. We have an intrusive government, trying to regulate all aspects of our lives. We have cops only too willing to enforce whatever law they are told to enforce. The job of the cops is, when not to steal money from honest people, to coerce conformity (to paraphrase V for Vendetta).

And I hate our government. But I hate the government for the same reason that I hate the officiating of a basketball game. It's just too much for me. The government should let the people live their lives as they see fit - as long as they are not hurting others. And the refs should let 'em play the game.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Liberal Typicals

Reading HuffPo comments and then writing a blog post is a lot like drunk-calling your ex. It's generally just a bad idea.

I have to start out by saying that my sister is a 'Liberal' or 'Progressive' and yeah, she always knows what I need to do to fix my life. But I love my sister. And she is a good person, and caring and all. And she's the one who inspired me to try to figure out this whole 'liberal' thing. Heads up - I'm going to stop putting liberal in quotes as, from this point on, quotes will be implied.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's All Fun and Games Until Rick Santorum Gets Nominated

It's fun to bash the current crop of Republican presidential candidates. We can ridicule Romney's hair along with Romneycare. And the Newt jokes are almost too easy. He provides a fertile field yielding a miriad of options. And don't get me started on Ron Paul; his ideas are so different from everything we're used to - that all he has to do is open his mouth and opportunities for mockery just fall out. And it's all just good, clean fun.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bradley Manning Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

While I don't put much stock in the Peace Prize, I take my hat off again to Iceland Parliament member Birgitta Jónsdóttir. According to RT, The Movement of Icelandic Parliament (of which Ms.  Jónsdóttir is a memer) nominated Bradley Manning - whose actions “have helped to fuel a worldwide discussion about America’s overseas engagements, civilian war casualties, imperialistic manipulations, and rules of engagement.” There's a more detailed piece at the International Business Times

The story of Iceland and Birgitta Jónsdóttir and what she did to get her country out of the trouble it was in is inspirational. It seems fitting, to me at least, that such a courageous woman would nominate an American Hero, Bradley Manning, for the Nobel. That is just too perfect.