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.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Sheep Grazing at Best Buy

I don't know the whole story, but I overheard enough to get this: The customer at the "Customer Service" counter at Best Buy was talking to the manager. The customer was (apparently) complaining because his credit card had been billed twice for the same item. The manager was there - explaining - he must have said it 10 time - "Sir, I'm telling you, there is nothing I can do about this"

And the people in line are rolling their eyes and grumbling about the stupid customer. I mentioned to the guy behind me in line - "I miss the good ol' days, when the customer was always right!" to which, the guy responds that the customer isn't always right.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ron Paul at the Renaissance Denver Hotel

Tomorrow at 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. I'll be there and I'll try to get video. I'm pretty sure I know what he's going to say, but I don't mind hearing it again. I just hope it's not too crowded. Ron Paul Rocks!

UPDATE: Video embedded -
So I went, and they say there were over 1000 people there.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gracias a Marti

Este es un asunto serio. Como he dicho antes: si Thomas Jefferson tenía razón, y "el precio de la libertad es la eterna vigilancia", pues, entonces, podríamos estar jodidos. Yo desde luego no ha estado prestando atención - pues, al menos hasta hace poco, de todos modos. Y los que han sido vigilantes, todo el mundo se ríe. Es un poco deprimente.

Pero yo estaba actualizando mi perfil de Blogger, el otro día, y he cambiado de intereses para incluir la "liberty" y, como especie de un chiste, he añadido 'Libertad' y - que, por supuesto, es la 'liberty' en español. Y por alguna razón, cuando me di cuenta que era un enlace, se le hace clic y se crió otros bloggers que utilizan Libertad en sus intereses. Y así es como me encontré con el sitio de Martí: "Comunicación y Letras" Aviso: ella es de Argentina y si habla Inglés, que está teniendo que a sí misma. Sin embargo, Google hace un buen trabajo de traducción, si usted lo necesita.

Si tienes la oportunidad, visite buen dia;) Tal vez te ayudo, ya que me ayudó a poner las cosas en perspectiva. Después de todo, ¿de qué sirve una revolución sin baile?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Rick Santorum Creeps Me Out.

I swear, I was looking for a better word than creepy, and I guess if I come up with one, I'll change the title. That's probably why I'm not a writer :) But the guy reminds me of Greg Stillson from "The Dead Zone" by Stephen King. I read that book a long time ago, but the impression that I got from the Stillson character has lasted. And that guy is always played by Rick Santorum (google Santorum)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ron Paul and the Schadenfreude of the Left.

I wish I spoke German. It seems to me that those Germans have a word for everything. My all-time favorite word is "spannungsbogen", which, if Frank Herbert hasn't lied to me, means "span of the bow", or "the time between when you realize you want something and when you reach out to grab it." I suspect that's not a real meaning, but I like it all the same. (You gotta love the internet. It knows everything! ["Spannungsbogen!". Waff rolled the ancient word on his tongue: The span of the bow! How far back you draw the bow before releasing your arrow.])

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ron Paul being blamed for classless Huntsman video.

So there is a lot of chatter regarding the Jon Huntsman - Manchurian Candidate video. There's a somewhat fair piece over at CBS on the issue, including an update (why wasn't it included in the original?) stating "Though there is no evidence the Paul campaign is involved with the ad,...". Ron Paul has come out condemning the video.

Well, while reading the comments over at Politico, one of the commentors, named Joe Gennaro, pointed out some interesting evidence indicating that it was "likely that the video came from a source within or closely tied to the Huntsman Campaign". In addition to this report, someone at the Jon Huntsman forum bragged about doing it.

While the evidence is far from conclusive, it looks even more damning than the "NHLiberty4Paul" handle used to post it.

What I find even more reprehensible than the Huntsman campaign trying to smear RP, (after all, which candidate but Ron Paul is honourable?) is the lazy media reporting the video as if it were fact! How low can they go? It would appear the depths are being plumbed as you read this.

Ron Paul - Freedom, Peace and Prosperity in 2012!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ron Paul's New Hampshire Debate Performance

It was a pretty wide ranging debate, and I'm not sure that I saw anybody being a big loser. And, before I get into RP's performance, I'd like to recount just s few of my initial impressions.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Iran Propaganda

You probably have a pretty good idea about how I feel about our current wars. But watching the Republican debates reminds me that the Neocons are still out there, and some of them are running for President, and may win.

So anyway – the gist of the Iran propaganda goes something like this:

  1. Ahmadinejad gave a speech threatening to “wipe Israel off the map”.
  2. Iran supports insurgents in Iraq. , and this from the evil CFR.
  3. Iran is developing nuclear weapons to achieve #1.
  4. Iran is a sponsor of terrorist.
  5. The Muslim caliphate will take over the world (this is more of a meme than a published idea).
Therefore, ipso facto, QED, we must bomb the hell out of them.