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A tiny piece of my mind about this “government shutdown.”  Don’t negotiate with terrorists!

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From the article “The House of Pain” by Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker, March 4, 2013:

“A poll in January deemed Congress less popular than cockroaches, head lice, and colonoscopies (although it did beat out the Kardashians, North Korea, and the Ebola virus).”

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Hillary ClintonFinally, someone had the balls to stand up to those Republicans in Congress and say: YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!

Do they really think they are gaining points with the American people by blaming her for all the people in the world that hate us, and would kill us if they had the chance?

Here is my response to Senator Rand Paul’s comment that Hillary should have been fired for not protecting our people in Benghazi.  If Clinton should have been fired for 9/11/2012, than most certainly President Bush should have lost his job IMMEDIATELY after September 11th 2001.  I only wish President Obama had said this when he was being attacked.

Did you know applications for our foreign service actually went up after these attacks? 

Secretary of State Clinton: “Our men and women who serve overseas understand that we accept a level of risk to protect this country we love.  They represent the best traditions of a bold and generous nation.  And they cannot work in bunkers and do their jobs.”

I know we cannot protect every American in the wide world.  The Congressional Republicans want to blame everything on Clinton, but the mature, adult response is to take responsibility for your own actions or lack of them, just like Clinton has done.

Would it be too much for Congress to actually do something now, after doing absolutely NOTHING for the past four years?

It seems the Republicans, who said their only purpose was to dump Obama, have failed miserably.  That is why they have stood in the way of ever attempt at progress on improving our economy, stabilizing the jobless rate, or lowering the deficit for the past four years.

And it is only because they cannot put off doing their job any longer, that they are now squawking about how hard it is.

My response?  Yes, your job is difficult.  That’s why you get all that great free health care and get paid the BIG BUCKS!  Now get your shit together and DO SOMETHING!

Quit giving the richest Americans the best tax breaks, while trying to figure out how to make the poorest among us pay more.

News Flash: Those living on very little or social security will not be your best source for building up revenue.  You have bled them dry now.

I know you and your rich friends sure hate to pay taxes, but hey, it is for a good cause… the future of your own country.  Time to find a little Christmas generosity and patriotism inside!

This is not brain surgery, which is a good thing because Congress has certainly proven that they are not the sharpest pencils in the box.

Unfortunately, Congress does not understand or represent the circumstances of most Americans today.  Most in Congress are millionaires, but they have also proven, again and again, they are not particularly good at understanding basic math.

I’m 57 and somehow I have made it through my entire life without an app.  In fact, I have never even owned a cellphone as far as that goes…

The other day I overheard a young woman putting down her friend for having a two year old phone.  “I can’t believe you still have that old phone..”  EXCUSE ME???

Am I the only sane one left on this planet who thinks a cellphone is a complete waste of time and money?  PROBABLY!

Every time I check into the possibility of getting one the contract prices and monthly charges have doubled AGAIN.  Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) shows that cell phone expenditures increased rapidly from 2001 through 2007, with the total cost of owning a cell phone surpassing the cost of residential landline phone services beginning in 2007.

Cell phone providers must be working under the assumption that they will just continue raising prices until the consumer stops paying… but they never do!  Talk about a dysfunctional addiction!

I must say, I appreciate everyday the fact that I never jumped on that gravy train for cell phone service providers!  That is one seriously expensive technology addiction that just about everyone has swallowed hook, line and sinker.

Next time you use your cell phone, think about what else you could do with those thousands of dollars per year you spend on just having a phone.

I decided to try and stir up a little controversy today over on my writing blog.

Here’s a little economics lesson on why professional writers are on their way out!

In case you missed it, billionaires worldwide put all of their money behind buying the presidency this week, and were angry and truly astounded to find that it did not work.  How could they have God and billions on their side and still lose?

Just to be clear about what really happened here, Obama won a larger margin of the U.S. popular vote than JFK, or Nixon, or Carter, or George Bush in either of his elections.

If Florida finally goes democratic, Obama will have won 332 electoral votes, and over 3 million more votes than Romney in the popular vote.

It is quite fun to watch the “conservative” pundits grovel around now, trying over and over again to make the point that this is no mandate from the people.  However, when you have spent millions upon millions to buy the vote, and you still lose by this much, I say there is some important message here.

John Nichols, a writer for Nation magazine, sees this election as a referendum on austerity and reform, and hopes that the president understands that the people fully understood the choices before them. This was a conscious choice to push back against right wing economics, and various other limitations on our freedom.

The progressive agenda is to pass legislation that benefits ALL of the people, not just the richest or most powerful among us.  We demand that secret sources of corporate and big money get out of politics, and let the people decide their own fate.

The American people are smart enough to control our own government and do not need those richer than us to tell us what we want.

It seems there’s nothing quite like a gigantic natural disaster to get just about everyone behind the idea of government!  Check out Romney’s most recent about face. 

I know we learned the hard way here in Colorado this past summer when we lost over 500 homes in gigantic unpredictable wildfires!

Funny how most of us don’t have access to wildfire fighting helicopters, properly trained personnel or, say, the Coast Guard when hurricanes hit.  But we sure are glad when the unexpected happens!

That’s what government and being prepared is all about.  But then we cannot expect someone running for the presidency to understand that!  Especially someone who instead expects the Mormon Church to assist in disasters.

“Nothing is scarier than nothing.”

Did you know that a major industry has grown up around getting us all to hate our president?  There were five hate books produced against George Bush.  We now have over 60 produced to cause us to fear and hate President Obama.

We received a hate video at our home yesterday which portrays our president as the devil out of deepest, darkest Africa.  How desperate are those who feel the need to discredit Obama at every turn?  VERY!  They are certain they can buy this election with their fear mongering, and they just might be right.

If they had any interest in reality, they would know that Obama never lived in Africa, and basically never knew his Kenyan father.  He met him twice for a few days in his early childhood, and then when he was ten.

But pure and simple racism gathers an easy audience among the uneducated.  The Koch brothers, the third richest billionaires in America, are bankrolling this effort to make us fear and hate our own president, as Obama struggles against an obstructionist Congress and hate-mongers everywhere, to bring us out of the worst recession since the Great Depression.

In contrast, the expert propagandists have created an artificial dichotomy, one which tells us that Romney is a safer, whiter choice for America.

I have to wonder how many of those voting this year know anything about the history or power of the Mormon Church?  How many truly understand what Mitt Romney represents in terms of a woman’s right to control her own body?  How many know that Mitt’s grandfather had 5 wives and 30 children, and had to move to Mexico to avoid prosecution as a polygamist?

I have lived in Utah and seen the world that Mormonism hopes to create, and frankly, it scares me!  In my only experience living in a complete theocracy, I learned that barefoot and pregnant is still alive and well in that culture.  Women there are brainwashed to marry by age 20 and then quickly begin producing at least five Mormon kids, which they then raise in the faith.  If you don’t believe me, go read Ann Romney’s life story.

To the Mormons, Mitt’s election equals the next step in their fight to dominate America and then the world, and in case you don’t understand what’s going on here, this equals a giant step backwards for all social justice in our country.

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