We learned a long time ago that it is sometimes best to keep your mouth shut, but when it comes to presidential candidates it seems to be an impossibility. We’ll start with Michelle Bachmann who made a slighted comment about the recent East Coast Earthquake and Hurricane Irene – both of which were a sign from God that Congress should heed the warnings and change the country. Good call Michelle – Every time it rains it means God is taking a leak on our heads and we should repent. We find it bizarre that most politicians not only speak but speak out and about things they think will be helpful for them in winning an election. Sometimes it works, sometimes it backfires. All we know is that the way the country is right now – God should send a plague (like a man-made government introduced epidemic) that wipes out everyone but those who hide below ground like Morlocks until the rapture finally comes.
Then we have Governor Perry who believes that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. Alright, we get it – you don’t like anything run by the government unless it’s your government and all of those people who have collected Social Security for the last… 50 years were really ripped off. Funny thing is that unless our beloved leaders pillage the account it is financially solvent for the next 25 years – long enough for Perry and all of the other GOP candidates to collect – not that they need it – they’re financially fit anyway. So if you believe it is a Ponzi scheme, then don’t get rid of what works, get rid of what is wrong with it – like the millions of millionaires who collect from Social Security because they are old enough to collect. That ought to save enough by itself to fund it for another 10 years at least.
It happens all of the time. Ronald Reagan did it, John McCain did it and it even happened to some Democrats, but Michelle Bachmann got the letter pretty quick – the dreaded “Cease and Desist” order… from rock n’ roll icon and Gainsville Florida native Tom Petty. It seems that Presidential hopefull Michelle Bachmann used the Tom Petty classic “American Girl” to open her walk on speech before a crowd of loyalist supporters and it didn’t sit well with someone. It didn’t take more than a few hours for the Tom Petty management team to get the message across… STOP USING MY SONG!
Now that she has put the tea party loyaists on the high road to religious spiritualism and salvation by ruinning for president, she’s backtracking on calling Obama ‘un-American’ and now she just supports calling the white house officials ‘gangsters’. She stopped short of calling them ‘the mob’ so she didn’t ruffle the feathers of the Italian-American community (but it’s okay to piss-off the African-American community). Michelle Bachmann is building the reputation of white supremacy through the tea party supporters, hailing God and ultra-conservative values as the moniker of the 2012 campaign. Good for her!
In a strange twist of fact fate, the 97% of scientists who went to school, studied the intricacies of science, reality and the path of proof have been dismissed as irrelevant by the GOP and nearly all of the political candidates running from (or toward) the 2012 Presidential election. What? Let’s set the record strait. We’ll bring it up… we’ll even mention it by name… Global Warming! It seems that recent polls indicate that 97% of scientists believe in global warming. Not only do they believe in global warming but they have contributed to or supported the voices dedicated to reducing emissions and cutting back on green house gasses. But what do they know? The politicians are the ones who run the countries.
Michelle Bachmann, Mitt Romney, John Huntsman, Newt Gingrich and other Republican politicians have back-tracked (or flip-flopped if you’re a Democrat) on any past position they may have had to indicate that the warming trend is just ‘normal’ and part of a natural cycle of heating and cooling. This particular observation allows open-ended opportunities to end any cap and trade possibilities because they are ‘irrelevant’. So let’s see who is right… the politicians or the scientists. Do we have a historian in the house? Can anyone see if political sway can outshine the truth and facts? Oh, yes! Oh yes it can. It seems that almost every time we want to change a mindset, ask a politician not a scientist.
So politicians can blame GOD for the catastrophes and extremes, but not actual fact. It’s easier to have illicit affairs and blatantly lie to the American public with misguided truths than to own up to the remote possibility they could actually be wrong. Don’t ask a politician what direction is up… you might not get the answer you want and start believing everything you thought was wrong. It’s not the sky that is falling – it’s the earth that is rising.
Let it be said right off the bat that we do not support the senseless death of anyone by an alleged gunman or gunwoman who should or should not have the right to carry, wield and use a firearm for the protection and preservation of themselves or those around them. With that said… who’s pulling my finger? Or the trigger for that matter? Sure, in passing we all of sensible minds laughed over the cross-hair targets presented by the ‘crazy’ politicians who think they know better than anyone else, but come on! We’ve still go Obamaphobia, Beckaphobia, Palinaphobia and countless other insecurities that cause the weak minded to take arms against civilized society. Call us crazy, but at what point do rational people take over the country?
Right wing – Left wing – uptight insecure emasculated self righteous bigots who feel it is their God given and divine duty to force the pretentious and quivering masses into directions they have chosen for whatever immoral and personal beliefs they have convoluted in their own minds. And we- “THE PEOPLE” find only fault with other people who don’t see, can’t see or are unwilling to see a particular point of view. At what point did America become so self absorbed with our own altered conscience that we stopped believing in anything that made sense for someone other than ourselves? Are we so single minded that the institution of government has become nothing more than a dueling match to see who can fire first and take out the opponent before the next zombie drone comes along?
WE DO FEEL BAD for the recent events in Arizona, but did any of us really not expect something at some point? Sure, we all hope the police and security are doing their jobs and that nothing really does happen, but let’s see a show of hands… how many thought something like this was bound to happen? We just didn’t know where and when. So what’s next… everybody plays nice for a few weeks while the mainstream media plays to death (no pun intended) the recent events and interviews the next ex-great godson of the late and former person who saw what happened from across the street? COME ON!!!!
A little respect for the dead. A little empathy for the accused. A little scrutiny for our own selves… Who really is the sick one here? The person who pulled the trigger? The people who didn’t see the problem? The parents who were un-aware? The society that turns a blind eye? Or the masses who feel the need to grieve for something they can’t even remotely relate because they need some release form the mundane and tortured life they have not been able to escape themselves. Our condolences…