We all know that the will of the people doesn’t really get any traction these days in the Senate and House floors these days. The fact we are still waiting for a balanced budget, immigration and gun law reforms, and a real plan for job creation to become a priority is evidence of that. I know I am tired of hearing about fruitless attempts to repeal Obamacare and legal abortion. I am dismayed by the power Monsanto wields over and in concert with the legislative and executive branches of American government.
With that said, enjoy the latest dispatch from Represent Us regarding the latest efforts to get big money out of our politics.
The United States Postal Service is the finest, most reliable postal service in the world Everyone knows this, and the fact that we can send a letter to any place in the United States to any other place for forty-six cents is frankly amazing. I appreciate the ease with which I can ship packages all over the country with a minimum of fuss or trouble, and the certainty that my numerous internet purchases will make it to my door safely. The USPS workers are our friends and neighbors; it is and always will be a large part of the fabric of American life and business. So why all the fighting over the state of the USPS on the House floor?
Correct me if I am way off base, but aren’t we guaranteed a Postal Service in our Constitution? And aren’t most retirees unlikely to live seventy five years past retiring, let alone all? Why was the United States Postal Service saddled with that stupid rule rather than businesses in the private sector? You can imagine the furor if Fedex or UPS were federally mandated to pre-fund seventy five years of health benefits? Continue reading →
How’s the sequestration treating you? Most may ask, ‘What Sequestration?’. Alot of folks stopped paying attention to this sort of thing, due to fatigue, so it is understandable that they would not know. It’s a state of broad departmental budget cuts to government programs and services. We are gifted with this albatross because the last Congress could not pass a budget. The doomsday scenarios the White House and some Democrats warned against haven’t happened. Yet.
The country has not imploded yet, nor been invaded by a foreign entity.Personally, I haven’t been affected at all by sequestration, which I think is indicative of the experience of most Americans, because I am self sufficient, I have no special needs that require federal aid. Unless you need a service of any kind…..that you depend on to eat, take care of yourself and family, to educate children. You know, nothing of real importance to the media, or the average Senator and Congressperson. Like booking a flight home from Washington!
This is kind of tardy, but its still funny! After the president issued executive orders on gun rights, conservative pundits make a compelling case for Barack Obama being both a ruthless fascist and a communist dictator.
I love how they abandon all semblance of logical thinking. Creative conspiracy theory crafting should be listed on the “skills” part of these guys resumes.
Wow…..All I can say is crazy is as crazy does. And apparently crazy gets you a television show on FOX News! And we thought Ross Perot was dotty, bet many folks long for those simple times!
Once again, the country is held hostage, all because of a pledge given to a humorless minion of the super rich. Which is exactly the reason to not stop applying pressure, even if the election is over! Not as fun as the “kick Grover Norquist in the dick” petition, but I think its well worth signing! Had to share with you, Kids!
Grover Norquist’s iron grip on Republicans in Congress is so strong that they’re afraid to raise taxes on billionaires even one red cent.
But now some Republicans claim they’re coming to their senses about Grover and his anti-tax pledge.If you agree that it’s time to stop protecting tax cuts for the rich, then sign our petition to Boehner, Cantor and the Republicans.
I don’t care what anyone says, America loves a good O!
Or, at least I do. Watching this speech, I fell in love with my president all over again. I’ve posted President Barack Obama’s victory speech here, just in case you missed it last night just like I did. Enjoy!
I woke this morning to the good news. President Obama had one a hard fought, long battle to stay in the White House for four more years. I cannot stay up late, I have to man my post at work very early, so the news came as a pleasant start to my day.
As someone who believes in good sportsmanship, I refrained from crowing my pleasure, only giving in to one positive tweet:
After all the ups and downs, dog-whistles, and ridiculousness of the GOP Primary, and horribly divisive Romney campaign filled with fact averse statements, and the most pumped up media coverage of a presidential race to date, America chose to stay the course. Continue reading →
Election day at last!!! Like a good little citizen, I went to my local polling place, waited in line, got my ballot, made my selection, and exercised my civic duty and precious right to vote. The whole process took less than twenty minutes to my surprise, perhaps due to the fact my district enjoyed a short ballot this year. I hope your experience was as pleasant! Now all that’s left to do is wait for the results, the continuation of the Obama administration, or a less clear path under Mitt Romney.
I really got a kick out of the people from other nations, whose curiosity about the way Americans vote, made me think about the whole process in a new way.