Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More odd news!

(so many odd things to talk about - so little time)

Gee, the news just keeps getting odder and odder!

Let's see, first there are the endless Sarah Palin interviews. Barbara Walters actually asked her with a straight face who she might consider for her Vice President, and managed to keep that straight face when Sarah went on to praise Glenn Beck. Good lord.

Very odd.

Then, there's the endless process of health reform. I heard yesterday that there are 4 members of the Democratic Caucus who are threatening to filibuster THEIR OWN PARTY'S BILL. Has this happened before? Aren't they supposed to filibuster bills from THE OPPOSITION??

Very odd.

As a little side note, I heard that Mary Landrieu sold her "yes" vote for $300 million. I definitely need to get into politics. I would sell my votes for way less than that.

And last but not least, there is the question of where on earth our President has gone?

I mean, sure, we all saw him bowing in Tokyo the other day. And we hear that he's working on Afghanistan and global warming. But look. When was the last time you saw the guy? Where did all those inspiring speeches go? And why does he look all fuzzy and far away in photographs these days?

Surely the real Barack Obama wouldn't let the health reform debate flounder like this. Surely he wouldn't allow Wall Street to continue its reckless ways while Main Street suffers. Surely the guy that I voted for wouldn't sit back in silence while the critics have a field day with the decisions being made about the Guantanamo prisoners.

Barack? Is that you?

Very odd.



  1. Lesley.
    hmmm......velllllie interestink...........turkey fever maybe? Turkey health care program.........
    Palin pecan pie.........Joe and no stuffing.....

  2. Odd. Very odd and scary. Palin and Beck. I think I better get a passport. Looks like I may have to move to Canada.

  3. canada is a good choice. we can form a canada blogger meetup there.

  4. I'm a newbie to your blog and couldn't stop laughing. I'm sitting here, reading and reading. Palin.... seriously, on Oprah then Barbara. C'mon. I couldn't believe she was even asked the President question.
    :) Bravo on the Blog from your newest follower. :)

  5. Palin & Beck in 2012... I say bring it on and Barack Obama has a second term guaranteed!

  6. Bob: Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I'm glad I "discovered" you.

  7. Rae and Sarah: If only it was warmer in Canada ... sigh ...

  8. Rae and Sarah: If only it was warmer in Canada ... sigh ...

  9. Bren: Welcome!! I'm always so excited to get a new follower! I look forward to getting to know you. :)

  10. Jim: That's true! And I'd have ENDLESS blogging material.

  11. "The fact is, this country's going broke....We're spending money we don't have and passing it onto our kids, and at some point somebody's got to say, 'Enough is enough'"

    John Boehner

    Where was this jackass when the halfwit from Crawford, Texas was spending the United States into a bankruptcy so paralyzing there is no precedent for it in all recorded human history? Where was his outrage when when the Bush Mob plundered the nation's treasure by making war on a country (Iraq - just in case it slipped your mind) that was a threat to absolutely no one? Is he really serious? That's the really funny thing - he is.

    John Boehner is as crooked as they come. Since the departure of Tom Delay he has become the corrupt politician's corrupt politician. He is the new face of organized political sleaze. Someday we'll all realize this. As hard as he may try, he'll never be able to escape the wrath of history. The fact that he has always been (I'll be polite) "ethically challenged" should not surprise anyone who's paid even scant attention to his career these past twenty years.

    In June 1995, at a time when Congress was deliberating tobacco subsidies, he was busted handing out checks (bribes - let's be honest) from the cigarette industry to various members in a naked attempt to influence their votes. This incident occurred in plain view right on the floor of the House of Representatives. Is this a great country or what?


    Tom Degan

  12. Tom: Welcome, kindred spirit!! John Boehner is a flat-out liar. Can't stand the man. I'm with ya.