Posts Tagged politics
White smoke at the Vatican indicates new pope announcement imminent, reports state.
Far be it from us to tell folks what to have faith in or not and why. Folks need to believe what will aid them in getting thru a day/month/year/life time and, our general position on it is more power to you.
What we wholeheartedly fail to understand is how a pope resigns his life-long post midst allegations of a scandal of a sexual nature and all avenues redirect to the election of a new perv in some Prada shoes.
History teaches that where there is smoke, there generally can be found some type of fire.
It isn’t that we don’t believe in a higher being – assuredly there is the plausibility of some celestial being out there somewhere – we simply don’t subscribe to the ‘pay, pray and obey’ practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
Our personal detachment to this practice dates back to our Catholic School sentence as a child. We innocently enough asked why the man was in a dress at a holy Friday mandatory service and it all went to hell thereafter.
Seriously, it was like we had demonstrated the anti-Christ insignia.
Fast forward to present day and our view is still reservedly on this avenue… Drag queens get chastised for donning cross-gender attire yet these men wear dresses everyday and we are supposed to view them as deity.
What with the altogether recent scandals of inappropriate activity at the hands of pervy Priests one would think that the initial mention of impropriety, as far up as the Vatican, would merit getting down to the nasty details of what there lies beneath but NO!
How does that happen?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected as new pope, to be called Pope Francis
Four more years! YES, today is inauguration day for Barack Obama who was officially sworn in for his second term yesterday. Generally when one utters these words grouped together its something preceded with a word like ‘damn’. This happens to be that amazing exception to the general rule. And it would appear its in honor of the man undertaking another four years of dealing with the daily throws of DC politics.
We are all gleeful that the man we voted for is going full steam ahead – and on MLK day no-less.
Well, we too have a dream. That the American people as a whole learn to vote into office politicians who are actually out to do work for the people instead of heading their otherwise lazy asses out to the nations Capital to spend their time filibustering and getting greased over by lobbyist who ain’t got no one’s well being at heart other than to figure out how to raise their profit margins at the expense of the very people who put those lazy asses in their cushy spots with the best health care imaginable!
That’s our damn dream. And that one day, like a dear friend Elease so eloquently put it, we don’t have to work on MLK day!
Congress gets to take off for weeks on end and the people can’t have MLK day? WTF!
But today is about celebrating history – one that will run another four years! And for that, we think, MLK must be smiling from the here-after. Cuz for certain some of what he preached – not all, we ain’t no idealist – has come to pass.
So here’s a Northern congratulatory mention to President Obama. We don’t volunteer to brave the cold for many but we’d gladly do it for you. But since we can’t, please know we’d be there with the masses today if we could.
Putting our wanton thoughts aside for a brief moment. It does happen. We woke today to a disturbed posting by a fellow blogger, over at So Let’s Talk About, on how accused murderer George Zimmerman – you might also know him as the all around scum of the earth – is presently selling his John Hancock as if he were Kim Kardashian.
And our stomach turned while still on empty.
You can’t make this type of shit up. We kid you not.
You can go walk around a gated community packing heat; think your CIA, follow some black kid in the rain and pursue a confrontation based on a personal biased motivation – after 911 has instructed you not to do so – and then get into a physical confrontation which your punk-ass can’t handle and then shoot said kid only to result with you sending out “Thank You” cards to the many like-minded bigots that are “donating” $$$ to your racist ass.
Only in Florida folks!
Far be it from us to tell folks how to squander their presumably hard earned cash – we hear New Orleans is still not fully recovered, say nothing of Sandy victims – but we daresay that this avenue of Zimmerman’s is less than honorable.
Just a thought…
Meet Lemon Juice of Brooklyn, NY. He is Hasidim worshiper presently accused of snapping a shot of a 17-year-old victim in court during trial investigating pedophilia at the hands of Prominent Orthodox leader Nechemya Weberman. All in an attempt at intimidating and hindering the witness in a case where suspected acts have already been identified.
Sound like a holy man and devout worshiper to you?
‘To each their own’ has been our general rule when it comes to religion. We ain’t regressing back to it ourselves but far be it from us to tell others how to interpret a book written by men.
But we can say that we have always disliked those who hide behind their religion and purport a self-righteous pious stance.
This act, to us, is right up there with politicos who tout a Family Values stance while they do the do in bathroom stalls and/or demand their mistresses abort the product of their indiscretion.
Religious fervor, as with Family Values, comes to pass being deeply based in bullshit. But to each their own.
Juice however is a whole-nother level of scum.
The wayward acts of married scribe Paula Broadwell – biographer of four-star general and now ex-CIA Director David Petraeus’ “All In: The Education of Gen. David Petraeus” – are everywhere.
And our simple-mindedness wonders how is it that time and again the extra-marital affairs of some tramp with an aged poon-hound in a position of authority and/or power manages to grip a nation so tightly.
Seriously, it’s as if this woman were privy to the secret of performing Penis Captivus!
Newsflash: She isn’t the first & assuredly wont be the last.
Sure, we understand that as Broadwell was literally taking him “All In” she was afforded the opportunity of procuring sensitive materials that she may not have otherwise been privy to extract while she was extracting, but that assuredly should be a private investigation as opposed to making it front-page fodder.
And, if she may have possibly obtained classified intel during her time taking him All In, than why give her a green light to such intimate proximity with one holding such material? There are pictures of her on a jet with him for fuck sake! Mile high anyone? (We told you we were simple!)
Now y’all know this story will be going for quite sometime. Cuz, well, you know for sure its more important than Hurricane Sandy’s destruction of a coast-line, the debt-crisis or actually having politicos work at fixing the countries persistent problems.
But let’s be frank, we can’t wholeheartedly blame the powers that be – Networks are in it to sell advertisement time and manipulate what holds your attention.
The real fault lies with the dumbass public who hangs on every trifling tid-bit that is newly “uncovered” of the liaison and its goings on as opposed to notifying the networks and Washington of a desire to handle this matter swiftly and efficiently and get back to real pressing problems.
We don’t mind tell the CIA, FBI, White House, CNN, MSNBC, The Times – et al – that we don’t give a ripe good fuck about what these two did unless there is a sex tape to accompany it for our review.
And as there has been non uncovered, please exercise some tact and quit the bullshit developing story alerts!
We have expressed our relief at President Obama defeating the double-talks of ex-Governor Romney. It should rightly feel like a win over the 1%, for many across the USA, as that man sleeps on $$$. But one win does not problem erase make. That’s for damn sure. This very sentiment, in as much, was poignantly addressed in a moving acknowledgement speech live from Chicago.
And now that the position has been secured we thought we would share a message from our dear Dive Master Mashak with our re-elected leader – a sentiment of the people of these here United States as it were.
Dear President Obama:
We are happy that you have been re-elected for four more years.
We worked diligently to remove every obstacle we could see. To that end, we are partners with you in this success.
Your first term was marred by the fetid, lingering odor of the former regime: epic economic downturn, and stiff-necked obstructionism. We understand the difficultly one might face as a President to engage and inspire with such conditions extant; a notch short of anarchy…
Today has a different outlook!
Put it down hard and fast my brother and let’s, together, make this country the place it ought to be: Strong families, strong education, and an optimism for the future!
The haters are gonna stay haters, we will never get their support. Time is now and the place is here that we take our stance and build that legacy; “That we may tell it to generations following!”
Well, we couldn’t have scribed that better ourselves – at least so eloquently. So Bravo to you Mashak. You hit that mark on your first try and Romney should’ve come to you long ago for how-to tutorials on getting to the straight of it.
As for the Networks – well – CNN pointed to the very fact, during their Election 2012 results last night – how voting across the country pointed to a very divided sentiment between the Red & Blue. Hardly a new phenom, one would say… But one that, hopefully, we can, for once, overcome and steadfastly do as our leader called for in working not for politics sake but for the sake of the people that put those politicians in their very cushy posts.
Lets (try) to move forward!
We can’t begin to express the relief showering upon us presently! Barack Obama has won his re-election bid, guaranteeing us FOR MORE YEARS to move the country out of the mess Bush dug the country into!
This is better than our first orgasm. And certainly will have a longer duration. Cuz thinking back on that moment, all those years back, it was like it came and went! Although to our own defense we did have an immeasurable recycling resilience.
Word is the Romney is not ready to concede defeat – as if that is of any surprise.
We personally hate it when folks don’t know to acknowledge when the party is over and its time for them to take their raggedy ass back to their compound to further plan changes to their annual and personally shifted Olympics!
The ole adage “out of the mouths of babes” has never been stronger than today with this here photo of cutey-petuty Zoe Sophie on Election Day 2012 proclaiming: “Everyone Poops!” She is not only a beauty but a smart little cookie that one is! The question is, in all sincerity, who’s poop is just simply wretched!
Ain’t little surprise to y’all that we are Team Obama. That man has steadfastly fought an uphill battle of partisan politics in Washington – at times in the face of his own party. But as his beautiful wife so eloquently stated in Des Moines last night, he’s “never waivered.”
But that is not to say that we wouldn’t pay attention to a Republican candidate who came along shooting straight from the hip. We like to keep options available.
Romney, however, ain’t him!
Shape-shifter that he is, we have watched him, time and again, brush his aforementioned statements under a convenient rug as he panders to a people who deserve better but, should he be elected, will likely be the ones made to sweep up and swallow said lies. With no sign of shame for for the fib he is selling.
The NY Times, being the high-brow folks they are, broke it down nicely:
“PolitiFact has chronicled 19 “pants on fire” lies by Mr. Romney and 7 by Mr. Obama since 2007, but Mr. Romney’s whoppers have been qualitatively far worse: the “apology tour,” the “government takeover of health care,” the “$4,000 tax hike on middle class families,” the gutting of welfare-to-work rules, the shipment by Chrysler of jobs from Ohio to China. Said one of his pollsters, Neil Newhouse, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.”
To be sure, the Obama campaign has certainly had its own share of dissembling and distortion, including about Mr. Romney’s positions on abortion and foreign aid. But nothing in it — or in past campaigns, for that matter — has equaled the efforts of the Romney campaign in this realm. Its fundamental disdain for facts is something wholly new.”
So you see! Zoe Sophie is right, at her tender age. We all poop. But here is a concise totaling of who’s poop is stacked the highest!
Well today is that day to take it to the polls.
So we urge y’all to vote – wisely – & do your math. For us? We personally gear to brave the cold frost hitting NY to do as we preach to y’all.
Keeping with a political tone, we dutifully stayed out asses glued to our laptop to catch the 2nd (of 3) Obama vs Romney presidential debates. We did this, in large part, to see how our president would tackle a man with so many character and political flaws that it begged the question of why he is still in the running. But we are all too familiar with there being no actual shame in political arenas. And dumb-ass is ambitious if nothing else.
We can’t say that Obama disappointed – and handled himself with respect and tact – but we were still left with the deeply rooted desire that someone – anyone at last nights debate – simply confronted Romney with a basic question of “tell us what the breakdown of your plan entails” instead of the rhetoric of repeated catch phrases he seems so good at.
Criticizing is to be expected but please follow it up with something better – in detail – is our position.
But there were points to marvel at. Like, for example, we especially love how post his video debacle where he wrote off 47% of Americans as needy hand-out wanting lazy asses, he now cares about everybody equally. Wow!
Must be that Mormonism.
We also loved Obama’s quip on the portfolio jab… For sure Obama’s isn’t as big as Romney’s but daresay that is likely the only large member Romney has.
We are still left with the desire that our present Commander in Chief would throw away his tact and diplomacy and would turn and shut Romney down and reduce him to the level he ought to be brought down to!