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The Obama/Cuba Actions

December 20, 2014

My Opinion
by John

CUBA:  A lot of the right nothings are running around raising hell about Obama’s actions to try to get some normalized relationships with Cuba again after 50 effing years – – fifty years of a sanction that never worked – – and what the hell are we supposed to expect from some of the Right know-nothings?

Isn’t their “Thing” to say whatever kind of nasty sh*t they can say about President Obama and to try to get in his face and prevent anything happening that he ever thought about wanting to happen?  That’s what a lot of those sh*twads in D.C., are about and I don’t think there is much of a question about it at this point – – – after they have been busting their balls for more than 6 years now trying to decimate the President’s total legacy and agenda.

O.K., I have an opinion about the Obama/Cuba move:

I think it is probably one helluva lot better to have normal relations with Cuba than it is to have Russian or Chinese oil wells and missiles just 90 miles off our southernmost coast.

Christ, folks – – when are some of these right-leaning idiots up in D.C., going to get their heads out of their a**es about the security and best interests of The United States of America?

You may have noticed I haven’t been posting much here lately and there is a reason for that – – maybe more than one reason.

I have gotten so damned tired of reading all the insane, asinine, garbage that comes out of a great many right wing radical websites and other media and I have gotten so damned weary of watching them defend their failed policies and a$$hole positions on issues – – especially when their rants and raves are proven to be faulted or false – – I am getting to the point where I might have to get some duct tape to keep my head from exploding.

For example:  It hasn’t been all that long ago since some of the rightist basstids were all over Obama because they were accusing him of causing high gasoline prices at the pump because of some “conspiracy” he was supposed ( alleged by the right azzoles) to have cooked up to put the American People under a tyrannical thumb – – (or some such horse shitowski as that ) – – but now that those gas prices are on the skids, I don’t hear one God-(expletive) word of gratitude or praise for the President’s part in bringing them down again.  I ask myself the question, “What’s up with that, righties?”

I suppose after spending years of accusing Obama of being the “High Gas Price” culprit they are now going rub salt up their anal cavaties and  try to deny he had a damned thing to do with getting those prices down again – – which, in all reality he probably didn’t have a direct influence because gas prices are always dependent on the available supply of oil and not necessarily on something the President does or doesn’t do.  And the sad part is that every second or third grader in elementary school knows this stuff – – except perhaps in some of those states where the school textbook publishers have revised History to pump up the effing right wing fantasy about things.

I don’t even read right wing verbal defecation anymore because it never seems to change and it sure as hell never has anything worth listening to.  I know some of them will immediately jump my hump over what I am writing here but that is alright – – I will never see it because I don’t intend to dirty my eyes by looking at their journalistic obscenities anymore.

Sure, they have wormed their way into power again and I just can’t wait to see who they will put the ultimate “F” to once they are seated in their new offices after January.  I am sure they are hard at work getting some pretty big physical evidences of libidinous stimulation – –  thinking of the crap they plan to lay on the middle class and the working classes of this country and I can almost certainly predict that whatever they are cooking up as their legislative agenda will amount to little more than a manure sundae for the rest of us.

That’s enough ranting for today.

If I get a worm up my rear end about something I might do some more later today or tomorrow – – or maybe not!

I just do not feel driven any more!

So once again the bywords become, “Cuba Libre!”

Righties went on the rampage against President Obama again yesterday after the President showed signs of being favorable to normalizing relations with the Island Nation of Cuba once again – – after decades of sanctions and other measures taken since the 1960s.

I found a blogger who offers three shining examples of words that I think every American should memorize – – keep on their refrigerators – – paste on the side of their land-line telephones – – write on a label and stick it to the back of their smart phones – – write the words on their foreheads and tee-shirts – – -

And what are those three words that should remind us of how positively we should respond to any hint of normalization in Cuban/American relations:

The three magic words to remember as a buffer against Right Wing objections to normalizing relationships with Cuba are . . . “MADE IN CHINA!”

And are there other words we should be thinking about when considering any possibility of normalizing these relationships?

How about this string of words: “Russia may be showing a desire to drill for oil right off the Cuban Coast.” – – ( 90 miles from our own shores here in The U.S.)

How about if we normalize relations with Cuba and get a deal of our own to drill for oil right off The Cuban Coast? 

Wouldn’t that be a tad better?

Read more about it – – – ( RIGHT HERE FOLKS )

President should go to Congress if he wants to get something done ?

I cannot believe there are still right wingers out there who are dumb enough to suggest that if President Obama wants to get something changed he should go to Congress instead of using executive orders. – – – – – Is there anybody out there with their heads screwed on straight who actually believe that if President Obama went to Congress and asked for anything he would get it? – – – – – I guess there are still a lot of head-up-their-ass Righties who haven’t been watching the interactions between our “We’re going to make our number one priority seeing to it that Obama is a one term president” congress and the first African/American President in the nation’s History? – – – – – Hey there, Rightie!  What I’m telling you is that President Obama probably won’t get anywhere by taking his requests to the current clown wagon with the words, “Congress” written on it! – – – – – You don’t know this by now? – – – – – Where have you been hiding for the past 6 years?

I kind of had it in the back of my mind – – -

- - –  that the very minute President Obama announced a new government initiative to improve trust and cooperation between police departments and citizens – – – – – a program that would include a requirement for police officers to wear body cameras while on duty – – – I just knew down deep inside that some right snarker would jump on the idea and use it as a basis for saying a lot of nasty things about the president. – – – – – Stands to reason, doesn’t it? – – – – – Par for the course isn’t it? – – – – – That’s what the radical Rightsters do, isn’t it? – – – – – so what else is new?

Yeah – – – – the radicals and the Obama Haters are already on the web about this new presidential initiative and their remarks tend to be anything but congratulatory – – – – encouraging – – – – or helpful . . . . as anybody familiar with the imbalances associated with rightwingassholism might well imagine. – – – – – I am not going to glorify any of the trash talk going on from the Righties about this initiative or about Obama right now because I think most of the country has heard enough of it by now. – – – – – But I will say this: “It is my opinion . . . . my very firm opinion . . . . . . . that the only folks who would be against this new initiative by the president to seek more and better ways to secure much-needed trust between civilians on the street and those who wear badges of law enforcement would be criminals, crooked-police and – – – -a certain rancid little element among the Radical Reichties – – – – of  course!  

My personal opinion is that the Right Wing ought to be fully supportive of this initiative because if police have nothing to hide then a requirement to wear body cameras shouldn’t bother them at all.

But I can already see where the Right is not going to let this be about “Police” or “Trust” or anything else – – – I can already see where the Right is going to try to make this all about . . . . Obama!  – – – – Screw the safety of the people! – – – – I believe “They” want this to be all about Obama . . . . as usual!

Amnesty for illegals is not uniquely an Obama thing!

Ever since the problems began with the civil unrest at Ferguson, Mo., over the police shooting of unarmed black teen-ager Michael Brown, I have not heard the idiots on the radical right moaning and bitching too much about President Obama and the Immigration thing.

The last time I got into a discussion with any of “Them” about Obama and Immigration they were insisting that the executive orders on Immigration Reform – – – Amnesty – – -passed by Presidents Reagan and Bush were nowhere near the same as the ones being signed by President Obama.

Of course I guess it needless to say that anytime anybody besides President Obama does or says a damned thing it is never the same as something anybody else has said or done according to the airheads on the Right – – – with that bunch it seems to me that everything the President says or does is truly unique and always somehow unacceptable to them and their kind.

But being the bullshitters I have found most of them to be, I guess they are either unaware of what the hell they are talking about or they say shit just because it sounds good to them – – – or they say crap just because it seems to line up with what they might have heard some of their intellectual leaders – – – talking heads – – – say about something.

I have come to the conclusion in the last few years that a lot of the Right Wingers actually do not have the capacity to process intellectually laden information to any appreciable degree and they have to act either like parrots (Mouthing the talking points of their leaders) or they have to engage in confrontation on issues because screaming and yelling is about the only way a lot of them have of trying to win any kind of argument that requires a modicum of common sense or understanding about issues.

I think I can safely say that if a Rightie doesn’t know something or if he or she doesn’t understand something then they are prone to try to make their points in arguments by shouting the other person down.

I have seen this on a lot of talk shows – – – when knowledge fails them they either get really nasty-tempered or belligerent and hateful and start screaming trying to out-shout whoever is speaking in opposition to them.

The radicals who respond to me on my own blog have their own infantile mechanism for arguing – – – they simply resort to calling me nasty names – – – and I suppose that is designed to show the world how much smarter they are than I am – – – but when the rubber meets the road the only thing they prove – – ( to anyone who actually counts for anything) – – is that in calling the nasty names they are only revealing their own lack of character or knowledge – – or both – – and so when it is all said and done they have shown their asses by calling the names but they have proven no point because they refuse to address issues or to give answers to anything . . . . other than the screaming and the cursing.

Right Wingers will deny it but in 1986 then-president Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to 3-million illegal undocumented immigrants and his actions did absolutely nothing to strengthen our borders or to solve the problem of run-away immigration – –  nothing at all – – nada!

The border security provisions of Reagan’s “Immigration Reform And Control Act Of 1986” were reportedly never properly enforced and the lack of enforcement was not lost on other people who had been thinking about entering The United States illegally and the end result of the Reagan Immigration Amnesty Order was the more than Eleven Million illegal aliens – – probably a lot more by the time I am writing this – – – who decided to come here and who – – – by every ounce of information I have been able to glean – – – are still here somewhere. – – – It seems they came and never left and were never deported or anything else like that and according to all the information I have been able to find about it there are almost Two Million of them living in The State of Texas alone. – – – – -

God only knows where the rest of them are residing right now but I imagine they are well scattered throughout the states by this time.

So the thing with me, folks is this:  If President Obama signs some kind of unilateral action to allow certain numbers of undocumented individuals to continue to live here, he is doing nothing unique because both Presidents Reagan and Bush did much the same thing when they signed their own versions of amnesty bills.

The Rightwads who hate the President and the Liberals will argue til their faces are blue and their bodily chemistry fails them that the actions Obama has considered taking on behalf of undocumented residents of The United States is entirely different from anything that has been done before and that whatever Obama does is somehow in conflict with The Constitution of The United States but when the entire spectrum of actions and decisions are studied with any sense of History or with any kind of expertise I think it will be found that (A) The President is working well within his constitutional authority – – (after all he is a constitutional lawyer is he not?) – – and whatever the president does will be pretty much the same as presidents before him have done and I think the damnable loudmouthed “Haters” on the radical right ought to just shut the hell up about it and find something else to bitch about.

Now along will come the nay sayers who will remind us all that Reagan and Bush acted in accord with the wishes of Congress when they got their amnesty bills passed but I have to say the result was the same if the method was different – – – we still got millions of undocumented people covered by a form of amnesty. – – -

O.K., so now we have to concede the point that Obama’s amnesty plans will most likely not have support of very many in the Congress and if he does anything about immigration he will probably be forced to do it by executive order – – – – and of course executive orders are perfectly constitutional so I really can’t see a problem there . . . . but I think I can assure you the rightwads will find plenty of problems with any executive order Obama might sign on Immigration Reform – – – – -

I ask you, “Has anything the President ever wanted to do had much support in the Congress?

Has this not been called the most “Do Nothing” Congress in History and did not the leaders of the Republicans say at the beginning that their number one priority was going to be to see to it that Obama was a one-term president – – – and haven’t they been obstructing everything he has tried to do since that time – – – and haven’t a lot of them been complaining that much of the stuff the President actually has done has been — (In their view) – – – unconstitutional?

Does anybody with an ounce of sense in their body believe that the obstructionists in this clown car would ever agree that anything this President does or says might be anywhere near in accord with the Constitution? Of course I guess we all know that isn’t going to happen, don’t we?

So I guess in the end it all boils down to, “Do we want to see millions of families split up in this country by deporting a few million people who came here without permission years ago and who have since raised families, paid taxes and supported the nation or do we want to see the President do something that he might be legally able to do with executive fiat in the face of a situation where a reluctant congress – – – who already has a bi-partisan Immigration Reform bill before it – – – – – ready to be signed – – – – – – but who for some reason will not apparently sign it? – – – – – -

Yes, folks – – – – – I hear the Congress has been sitting on a bi-partisan immigration reform bill that has already been approved by both houses of Congress and I also hear that if the congress would simply do what they have been elected to do and would take that bill that has already been approved by a majority of members of Congress and get it over to the President for his signature then the whole mess about immigration reform would take a giant step toward being solved.

So what do YOU think ought to happen about this Immigration Reform thing?

I would be interested in hearing your comments about this one, folks!

Satisfaction guaranteed

I am pleased to note that almost the entire scumload of complainers and obstructors from the radical politically extremist right wing in America are screaming and moaning and bitching and griping and yelling and crying in their beer about President Obama’s decision on Immigration Reform which he announced on television last evening. ………. It feels good to me to see them all squirming again because after all ………. what can they do about it? ……… they can scream and threaten to sue and threaten to impeach and all that garbage but in all reality there isn’t a damned thing they can do about it that really matters or that will change a thing and I, for one, am overjoyed!

Now what happens … government shut down … impeachment …more right wing obstruction?

I am pretty sure the right wingers will be wanting to punish the President for his executive action on immigration reform … that would be a “Given” in the world in which I live … the “Real” world that most Righties aren’t even aware of. … I know they will probably do something but I am not sure exactly what it is they will finally decide on but one thing remains certain:  Obama did nothing more than a couple of presidents before him did no matter how much the Righties might scream that the actions of the other presidents on immigration reform were “different” from what Obama did. …. I guess the resolution of that question will have to take place in the courts. … But like I said I am expecting to see some blow back from the Righties over the president’s decision not to break up a few million families. – – – – check it out: (President shields 5 million people from being deported).

So what is the reaction from the obstructionist Right liable to be?  It remains to be seen and I am not making any predictions but I did find something that was written about it that I thought was interesting ….. (Other Presidents Have Done It Before Obama). …….

Do I have to say here in this blog post that the right wing media have been wrong about what the President has been saying and doing about immigration reform?  Surely anybody with an ounce of common sense can see that the Righties have never gotten much of anything right and I sometimes think they do it on purpose because, after all, isn’t their main objective ….. their reason for even existing ….. to denounce everything Obama ever says, thinks or does and to make sure his legacy has an asterisk next to it in the History Books of the future? ….. check it out here: (How Righties Have Been Getting It All Wrong).

As I have been sitting here writing this post I started to think to myself a little bit and I thought, “I wonder why in the hell I am even talking about what the righties do or don’t do about anything?  I know they have their own set of ideas about how things should be and I know that for some strange reason known only to God the righties have managed to worm their way into the seats of power again ….. for the time being anyway ….. and so what is the use of trying to tell people anything about righties at all because I wonder if anybody really listens anymore?”

I realize that trying to reason with right wing obstructionists and intransigents is nothing more than wheel spinning ….. that it gets nowhere and accomplishes nothing because the only people the Right Wingers actually listen to is their own kind ….. when they are not fighting among themselves about who is not right wing enough that is ….. The one thing that really turns me on about the idiocy of the Right is that given enough time and a long enough rope they might actually fight among themselves enough that nothing else can ever get done ….. and that would be a good thing as far as I am concerned.

So History is going to have to be the arbiter of what has happened with the Obama decision on immigration and/or deportation of 5 million souls and the rest of us peons are going to have to ride out whatever storms may come because of this action by the executive branch because there isn’t a single one of us “Little Guys” who are going to be able to do anything at all about anything that goes on in Washington because it has all been bought — lock, stock and barrel — and nobody really listens to small potatoes voters like you or I anymore …. do they?  

I could be wrong.  

I hope to God that I am wrong.  

But quite frankly folks, it looks more and more to me like I am not wrong about the Big Money Crowd “Owning” the government anymore and so I am reduced sometimes to wondering, “So what the hell?  

What am I supposed to do?”  

The Right Wing is going to do what the Right Wing does come hell or high water and since they cannot be reasoned with ….. having what I consider to be little or no reasoning capacity at all beyond some kind of strange obsession with power and greed …. the outcome for the “Little Guy” is going to be more or less what it has always been — the “Little Guy” is going to end up with the short end of the stick and will end up working his or her tail off to pay for all the excesses of the Rightist Elites ….. and that means that nothing has ever changed …. and I don’t think anything is ever going to change …. unless there is that ground-swell of grass roots intellectual and ideological revolution that a lot of folks talk about but which nobody seems to have the power to spark or to ignite and the whole thing ends up in an endless merry-go-round of useless speculation and talk ….. but it does get interesting from time to time, doesn’t it?

This is just going to be another one of those moments in History when something ground-breaking has happened in America and only Time will tell what will eventually happen because of it.  

Hopefully everything will work out in the end and at least a few people will end up happy ….. or at least a little happier than they were before all this political mess exploded ….. but I can almost guarantee it won’t be any of the Righties who come out of this with any hint of happiness because I truly believe they are incapable of experiencing anything upbeat or positive beyond their eternal quest for the almighty dollar or for the temporary satisfaction that a little bit of political power can bring to them.

Posted by the outrageous liberal pundit at 9:30 PM

Obama and the Immigration Issue!

Some members of the American Political Right (Conservative) Wing would have us believe that if President Obama uses executive orders to address certain deportation issues for some resident immigrants he will be doing something totally unprecedented.

I think there are a lot of “Them” who would also like to make the argument that a unilateral presidential move to protect some immigrant family members from deportation is either illegal or unconstitutional as well ……. but “Illegal” and “Unconstitutional” are their usual arguments about a lot of things isn’t it? …….. Just because some people want to think something is “Unconstitutional” or “Illegal” doesn’t make it necessarily true either, does it? ………. I think that some such “Thinking” is often really “Wishful Thinking” on the part of some folks who find themselves opposed to something or the other ……. and it works just as well when the situation is reversed too ……. wishful thinking and dreaming works forward as well as backward on most issues.

My opinion is that if the president does make a unilateral move on this issue through issuance of some kind of executive action then if there are proper and legal challenges to whatever the president does or does not do it will be up to the courts to decide the legality and the constitutionality of whatever is done or not done and it will not be left to the self-styled political geniuses on either side of the aisle to decide. ……… I think that is the sum total of it — it will be up to the courts to decide. ……. period! …….. end of story! ……. I also happen to believe that is the way it should be ……. I like the idea of the courts making the legal decisions about things ……. I would hate for the final decisions to be left to individuals who may have certain extraordinary or over-riding interests in the way things turn out —- or in the way things do not turn out. …….. I like having courts authorized and capable of making difficult legal decisions. …….. Try to imagine if you can what it would be like if either the Right Wing or The Left Wing had the absolute power to decide legal issues for this nation?  …….. If that ever happened I think we would be in a lot worse mess in this country than we are already in. …….. I sometimes think some of the Righties would rather see it that way …… and maybe even some on the Left might want to see it that way too ….. especially if it was them who had the power. …… Some people might thing it would be a lot easier to govern if the country were a dictatorship but thankfully it has not come to that just yet …….. but I sometimes think that  is what some of the people on the Political Right would like …….. I mean I sometimes get the impression that is how a lot of them act when they get a little power in their hands  …… but even that idea might sling both ways when you think about it …… there might be some Lefties who think the same thing. ……. Like I said I am glad we have a more or less balanced judicial system to deal with these kinds of challenges.

What would anyone expect some of the Righties to say other than to be in denial about their own presidents having done much the same as Obama may be contemplating with the Immigration thing? …….. It looks to me like some of them are in total denial about the fact that two Republican Presidents did much the same thing as Obama might be considering doing ………. but the fact that some people are in denial about it doesn’t make it true does it? …….. I am pretty sure the Righties will scream and shout and moan and whine and whimper and make all kinds of threats about impeachment or government shutdown or whatever else they can dream up …… like I believe has always been the case …. ( In my Humble Opinion) ……. but like I said and like most everybody I have talked to or read about has said at one time or another ….. Obama is not the first to think about such things and if he acts on this he will not be the first to have ever done anything like this.

Here is a story that might clear some of the confusion up for certain of those who embrace the conservative view on this issue as well as for those who hold the more Liberal view —– (ARTICLE ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL IMMIGRATION ACTIONS).

Gasoline prices have fallen dramatically under Obama’s administration!

Outrageous Liberal Pundit

Outrageous Liberal Pundit

My Political Opinions
by John Liming
The Outrageous Liberal Pundit

While I am waiting for the electronic ax to fall and cause “American Liberal Times” to go dark for a few days ……. while I negotiate for a new Internet Provider ……. I want to remind people of how paranoid the Obama-Hating Radicals on the American Right Wing have been about gasoline prices …… at the pump ….. and how they have twisted every available noun, verb and adjective in the English Language to try to make it look like The President ……. (Obama) ……. has been personally responsible for what appears to have been never-ending escalations in the price of gasoline at America’s gas stations.

Yes …… blaming Obama for escalating gasoline prices has been a favorite pastime of a lot of rightscum over the past few years …… but there is something a lot of them are missing ….. forgetting …… or simply refusing to admit.  And what would that little detail be?

It would be this little detail:  “By July 7, 2008 the price of a gallon of gasoline had risen to $4.11 in some areas of the country …… (“It’s all Obama’s doing,” the righties squawked) ……but today, Friday, October 31, 2014 the average price of a gallon of gas at various stations in Dayton, Ohio is …… $2.74! ……. That would be Two Dollars and Seventy-Four Cents for the righties who can’t read numbers.

As a little aside for the education of those who don’t know or those who don’t remember or those who don’t understand …..or those who would rather forget ….. Talking about Right Wingnuts here folks …… . When gas prices had hit that high of $4.11 it was still another 6 months until Obama would be sworn in to become President. ……. So if gas prices hit the high of $4.11 six months before Obama became President, guess who the President was when gas hit its high price of $4.11?  Hmmmmm? ……. Could it have been somebody from the Right Wing? ……. President George W. Bush perhaps?

Geeze ….. I guess we can’t blame Obama for the high price of gas ($4.11 on July 7, 2008) because he wasn’t even president yet! ….. Wow!

So what I am waiting for now is to see some Rightscum come onto the Internet and give President Obama a little credit for the …. “Falling” gasoline prices.

How long do you expect we might have to hold our breath before that happens?

I do not expect any stubborn Rightscum to come on and give President Obama any credit for falling gas prices …… but I do expect one or two …… (maybe more) …… of them to come one and tell us all what a dumb-assed pile of Liberal ass I am!  ……. Yes I expect something like that because I have discovered that when one or more of their fantasies is exposed as a lie …. or as a twist of truth …. or as a fabrication ….. or as a convenient ignoring of reality ….. they are often more than pleased to rail at me with the most vicious and demeaning verbage they can muster from their limited intellectual resources.

Oh well …. what the Hell?

They are never going to change, are they?

Added Note:  This has nothing to do with the post I just wrote but I would like to remind my friends that “American Liberal Times” might go off the air without warning …. because there is some problem being worked out with an Internet Provider ……but I expect that difficulty to be resolved in fairly short order …. a few days at most …..We have gone through this before and I am sure we will go through it again in the future ….So if it happens, please keep your bookmarks active because I am sure we will be back up and running in very short order and in the meantime, thank you all for your patience and forebearance.

Posted by John at 7:33 AM on 10/31/2014

Right wing sees great economic hopes in “Trade Agreements” now awaiting presidential signature

File this one under:  “Positive Wishful Wet Dream Thinking For Conservative Skid Marks”

I have no choice but to agree the “Bill” awaiting the President’s signature would create thousands of new jobs ……. I have no problem believing that at all!

There is what some of the less-knowledgeable of the right wingers think is a “magic bullet” jobs-creating bill awaiting the President’s signature and  those right wingers maintain that  this “Bill” will create a minimum of  250,000 jobs the minute the President signs it ……. the  bill is a trade pact …… agreement …… with Columbia ……. Panama …….. and South Korea. …….. Just what we need …….. another “Trade Agreement” with foreign countries!

My opinion is that if the President signs this “Trade Agreement” it will definitely probably create the 250,000 jobs the right tards are expecting that it will create ……. I believe it will create 250,000 jobs that U.S. Business Firms will open up in or ship to Columbia ……. Panama …….. and South Korea …… and perhaps it will also open up a few temporary jobs here in the United States as well …… temporary jobs tearing down factories and boxing them up for shipment to Columbia ……. Panama ……. and South Korea.

So my advice to American Workers …….  if the President signs this “Trade Agreement” is this: …….. “If you are looking for one of those good old American Jobs you have heard so much about for most of your life you can maybe soon  find them in  Columbia ……. Panama ……. and South Korea.

Can’t argue with the right wing on this one, can we?  The “Bill” would create thousands of new jobs alright  ……. on foreign soil ……. for foreign workers …… at foreign wage scales …… which are so far below our poverty level as to be almost completely out of competition for the title, “Wages.”

Yep! …….. Let’s all vote for those right wing job-creation bills and then let’s all pack up and get ready to move to …… Columbia ……. Panama and South Korea.

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer ….. Oh happy day!

It’s all a matter of how you look at things I guess!

John

John

I am still trying to figure some things out and since I am what some Right Wingers like to call “A Dumb Ass” it may be quite some time before I can wrap my head around some of the things that happen in this old world of ours.

For instance:

The team of George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfield didn’t seem to have a problem in the world when it came to mounting a “Shock and Awe” campaign on Iraq when they announced to the world Iraq was in possession of “Weapons Of Mass Destruction” that might cause all of us to awaken some day to a “Mushroom Cloud.”

So America went to war in Iraq and spent thousands of lives — caused horrendous collateral damage — spent billions of American Taxpayer dollars — stayed in the conflict for years beginning in 2003 and only just recently winded  down the military action there to any significant degree —- And all that was done on the idea there was this tremendous threat to our safety and national security from an Iraqi dictator and his regime — and in fact — no weapons of mass destruction were ever discovered there — at least not the number, kind and amount that we might have been led to believe were there — and now the whole thing seems like a bad dream that should have never happened in the first place to a lot of us.

That was how America reacted to what a lot of people think of as an “Imaginary” threat.

Now here we are — confronted by some bunch of head-lopping terrorist assholes calling themselves “The Islamic State” and it is advancing throughout large portions of the Mid East killing and killing and torturing and generally making barbarian bastards out of themselves — issuing threats to America — beheading captured Americans — using American military equipment stolen from the Iraqis — advancing on a more or less militarily helpless Turkish town — Kurdish town — and all we can do is a few air strikes to stop their murdering asses?

Unlike the old “Weapons of Mass Destruction” threat that turned out to be more or less bullshit, this ISIS thing is “Real” and needs to be stopped in its tracks and we still have not committed to doing anything more than supporting local fighters who are out gunned and out-numbered and who reportedly don’t have a pecks chance in hell of stopping the butchering advance of probably one of the worst bunch of out-of-control c**k suckers in human history with some — air strikes?

It really bothers me when I hear supposedly “Expert” military strategists and tacticians saying shit like, “Air strikes will not be enough to stop ISIS.” That bugs the shit out of me, folks!

That sounds kind of defeatist to me!

What’s up with that?

You gotta read this story — RIGHT ABOUT HERE FOLKS!

I guess this ISIS (Islamic State) thing — which everybody I have heard talk about it claims has nothing to do with Islam at all — even though the guy that heads it up is said to be a high-ranking college-educated practicing Muslim — and most of the “Fighters” who have joined the ranks of this onslaught are reported to be one degree of Muslim or another — oh yeah — it has nothing to do with Islam at all —I think even President Obama has said ISIS has nothing to do with Islam — I guess I can beleive it — others may not believe it — but I guess I can — because the government I trust is telling me so — right?  — nope!  No Muslims in ISIS — None — Nada — Not a single one — nowhere to be found — tell me that again in a few months or years from now — I might be more apt to believe it at a later date — right now those details are not as important to me than some other things about this bunch – – – right now all I can think of is, “Why in the Hell do we not seem to see the real danger in this outfit and why are we not committing the effort and resources to stopping it that we were more than willing to spend on the Iraq thing that turned out to be a farce for the most part and out of which we got nothing but a lot of grief — military casualties and a bill to pay that we will be required to keep on paying for generations yet to come.

I don’t know but I think there is a big fat nose stuck to the ground somewhere in Lempuria or somewhere and some dude with no face is running beneath it toward a green-colored ocean and another guy is standing by watching while the feces runs down his left leg from underneath what looks to me like some brown-colored leather shorts with suspenders of some kind.

I think I would much rather watch the scene I just described as see an entire region of the Mid East fall to the rampages of something that looks to me to be extraordinarily evil and something which I think could actually do harm to us on our own home soil here in the Land of the Free if we don’t get our own heads out of the sand and send enough military might into the fray to kick their asses really good — enough to stop their advance and maybe enough to discourage them altogether — or to totally neutralize any threat they might pose.

Or — alternatively — I guess we could all relax and discount their threats to raise their shit flag above the White House and to content ourselves with the fantasy that no terrorist asswad would ever be able to come here to The United States and cut somebody’s head off on a public street.

Yeah — we could do that! — if we really want to! — If we dare!

WTF, America — WTF?

Posted by the outrageous liberal pundit at 5:04 PM

A few words about President Obama’s outrageously expensive vacations

John

John

Let’s see now — should I try to emulate the empty-pigheadedness of some of the radical right wads and try to exaggerate the cost to American Taxpayers of the various vacations taken by President Obama while he has been in office or should I simply post a couple of references to articles that totally debunk all the claims of the Obama Haters and go on from there?

Of course if I decide to provide links to the debunking articles the Righties will do nothing but go into some kind of a fit of angry denial and will attempt to blow smoke up The American People’s rear ends with a lot of ridiculous, contrived mis-leading “Facts and Figures” they have invented to make their arguments look valid — which any thinking person knows is a pile of bullshit — so I guess I will go ahead and offer the links to the real story behind President Obama’s vacations during his time in office:

(1)  Link No. One —- (WHO TOOK MORE VACATIONS?)

(2) Link No. Two — (COST OF OBAMA TRIP DWARFED BY )

(3) Link No. Three — (OBAMA’S MARTHA’S VINEYARD VACATION )

(4) Link No. 4 — ( THE TRAVELING PRESIDENT)

(5) Link No. 5 — (MYTHS ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL VACATIONS)

(6) Link No. 6 — (WHAT DID BUSH SPEND?)

(7) Link No. 7 — ( OBAMA HAD FEWER VACATION DAYS THAN CONGRESS)

There!  That wasn’t so difficult was it?  Just a few “Real” facts and figures to counter the Right Wing Radicals’ phony claims.

I sometimes wonder why it is that some of the Righties never quite find out some of the things that most other people know for certain to be the truth?

Nature of the Beast I guess.

Maybe it boils down to some kind of fact that Righties only hear what they want to hear or they only believe or accept what advances their agenda of gaining more and more political power — which I have always thought is more important to them sometimes than the air they breathe … and pollute at will —  for a few million dollars profit.

Posted by the outrageous liberal pundit at 3:41 PM