Monday, January 18, 2010

Ok, this and that...

First, I'm doing OK. I still have my moments, when I think about someplace I wanted to take Lauren and now can't, or think of a place she wanted to go, but then I pull myself together and go on.

Second, you are all wonderful, and I appreciate your good thoughts and prayers, they are always appreciated.

Third, it's about time for me to start annoying you again, so let's get on it. We're going to lose Ted Kennedy's seat to a GOOPER? WTF???? Who are the morons who thought this would be a good idea?

It is very apparent that the Washington Beltway crowd learned NOTHING from Howard Dean or the 50-state strategy or the people behind it. One gets the feeling that the only reason the Democrats wanted the majority was so they could suck the money tit of the lobbyists, and that was NOT why we voted for them.

Failure to do the right thing evaporated the base vote in 1994 and will do the same in 2010, and we do NOT need another GOP Congress that will destroy whatever is left of the American government due to ineptitude and outright malfeasance.

Rahm Emanuel, I'm talking to you. If you don't get your head out of your ass and realize it's not 1992 any more, I hope you quit and run for Mayor of Chicago, losing to Spanky the Clown or whatever he calls himself these days..

Mr. President, why are you listening to this SOB? We voted for you because you WEREN'T a Clintonista (and I say that even though I still like Bill Clinton). Sir, you HAVE to take on the moneyed interests, because that is the default Democratic belief. You HAVE heard of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, right?

EMBRACE THEIR HATRED, MR. PRESIDENT. Show us all that you really meant those things you said all of 2008 and weren't just bullshitting us. Show us some of FDR's guts and remind us what a Democratic President is supposed to be, and not a weak imitation.

THIS is what I am talking about, the SECOND BILL OF RIGHTS from FDR's 1944 State of the Union:

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation; The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.

Get the picture, DC Democrats?

Rant over, I feel better and, what's more...


1 comment:

callmeishmael said...

"Failure to do the right thing evaporated the base vote in 1994 and will do the same in 2010, and we do NOT need another GOP Congress that will destroy whatever is left of the American government due to ineptitude and outright malfeasance."

Your equation of the government with American society is as dubious a leap in logic as your polar opposites who advocate that the government is somehow akin to the "V" aliens among us. The question remains, as it always will, does the government or the market provide the best means of distributing the goods and services to insure the "second bill of rights." We have spent trillions of government dollars in a myriad of centrally-run government programs with those "rights" as their aspiration. After all these years and all that money, what are the results? Your call to action, ironically enough, provides it. An article in today about looming state budgetary disaster provides re-enforcement to your posting. After 70 years and several trillion, all you and your fellows can do is say "we haven't spent enough trillions. Spend more, tax more, consolidate more in the Great Capitol of Disinterested Benevolence in Washington, DC" and economic "justice" will somehow appear on our societal doorstep. If it hasn't worked by this point, just how many more trillions will government planning need to actually do so?