December 19th, 2009

Peter G

"Those Are My Principals. If You Don't Like Them, I Have Others" -- Groucho Marx

It's another one of those "I fucking hate the world" days.

Next election, I don't care if they are Republican or Democrat.

I will not vote for a single incumbent.

Not.  One.

Senator Ben Nelson, a Democrat from Nebraska, has decided to support the Health Care Reform bill, becoming the 60th vote that is needed to pass the thing.  In order to get his support, he got limit the availability of abortions in insurance sold in newly created exchanges, as well as tens of million in federal Medicaid funds for his home state.  In short, the health bill will create a new futures exchange market (remember Death Futures from the late 80's?  Here they come again) and means his constituents will not feel the cuts others will (the draft already has a provision sticking Illinois with paying for Nevada's stuff because the state is hurting from the loss of business, and I recall three other states getting shafted the same way).  Way to stick to your principals, and apparently the biggest is, "Money talks."  "I know this is hard for some of my colleagues to accept and I appreciate their right to disagree, but I would not have voted for this bill without these provisions."

The Founding Fathers thought they were creating a democracy, but in actuality, they created a republic.  The elected leaders do not heed the voice of their constituents.  Obama himself, instead of addressing concerns of people like myself about government intrusion, continues to railroad things through.  He ignores Freedom Of Information requests, especially about ACTA, appoints Content Mafia-connected people to the AG spots, won't tell the DoJ to make M$ comply with its settlement terms, bailed out big companies like banks and car companies while letting the little guys die (they were too big to let fail, and you were too small to let survive), is pushing green policies despite incontrovertible evidence that the data is faked, and now is pushing health care reform guaranteed to tax Americans into the poor house while all the politicians continue to live high on the hog with the kickbacks and graft.  He is the worst President ever, even worse that Shrub with his Patriot Act bullshit.

And a special "fuck you" to the Republicans.  Realizing John McCain's proposals meant their pork barrel projects would get shut down, they left Obama unchallenged since he was going to extend government spending, meaning more cash for them.  Instead of standing up to bad ideas from the opposition party like they say they do, they threw their reform-minded candidate under the bus.  Now, they're opposing the spending in health care reform.  Too late to convince me you have principals now, you already took your paycheck.

Admittedly, it's not over.  The Senate bill is just a proposal, now they have to merge the one the House passed with the one the Senate passed and send it to the President to sign.  Concerns about the elderly and abortion and that can still derail it.

But I don't care.

I hate them all.

They do not represent me.

I don't want them representing my country.

I want them out.  And I want their pensions revoked, too.  You get that for serving your country.  They are not.

Hell, I'd have them impeached if I had my way.
Bill Nye

Playing Along With A Holiday Meme

* Famous Christmas movie

I have two that I watch every year.  The Patrick Stewart version of "A Christmas Carol" (Best.  Evar.) and the MST3K version of Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.

* Christmas movie character

John McClain in Die Hard.  Watch it again, it is technically a Christmas movie.

* Least favorite Christmas movie

Any of the bullshit feel-good flicks.  Currently in front of the pack is Santa Buddies.  Gin is proof that God wants us to numb the pain.

* Least favorite movie character

Ernest in Ernest Saves Christmas

* Favorite Christmas song

Kylie Minogue's "Santa Baby" or Red Peters' "Holy Shit, It's Christmas"

* Least Favorite Christmas song

Easy.  "The Carol Of The Bells."  Something about the different keys for all the different parts triggers a fingernails on chalkboard reaction out of me.  Anything by the Chipmunks runs a good second.

* Favorite Christmas decoration

A nice, sedate, humble little Nativity set.

* Favorite Christmas food
* Favorite Christmas drink

I don't really have any holiday exclusives on this front.

* Favorite Obscure Christmas movie

The Mexican "Santa Claus" movie

* Most favorite part of the holidays

Giving the gifts and watching the eyes of my friends and family go "WOW!"

* Least favorite part of the holidays

The stress and timing issues with coordinating family gatherings and activities

* Favorite holiday (from any time of the year)

Independence Day.  Patriot 'till I die, and you get to blow shit up.
  • Current Music
    Carl Hatmaker -- "I Think Monroe Shot Rudolph"
Peter G

Boycott These Jokes!

EDITTED to fix the formatting LJ stripped away when I posted.

I have been hearing these jokes way too often, so in the name of decency, I request you not tell these jokes anymore.

What's the difference between a 3 iron and an Escalade?
Tiger can drive a 3 iron further than an Escalade.

Did you hear what it will say on Tiger Woods' tombstone?
He convinced 15 women to look at his putts.

Phil Mickelson contacted Tiger’s wife to pick up some tips on how to beat Tiger.

What were Tiger Woods and his wife doing out at 2.30 in the morning?
They went clubbing.

Tiger Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree. He couldn’t decide between a wood and an iron.

What’s the difference between Tiger Woods and Santa Claus?
Santa stops after three hos.

The police asked Tiger’s wife how many times she hit him. She said ” I don’t know exactly but put me down for 5."

After scoring a couple of beautiful birdies earlier on, Tiger finds himself in serious trouble at the last hole, coming home.

I
f Elin really did whack Tiger a couple of times with a golf club, it would have been in line with the rules of golf: there's a 2-stroke penalty for playing the wrong hole.

Tiger and Elin have signed a new prenuptual agreement.  According to the new contract, the next time Tiger plays a round, Elin will hand him his balls.

Gatorade dropped their Tiger Woods sports drink. Because it'd be tasteless to say, "Is it in You?"

Most sports advocates believe Tiger Woods' incident with his wife will actually improve his golf game.  Let's face it;  when you get hit in the head with a seven iron, you're going to see a lot of birdies."

Thank you, and God bless.