Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Oh yes, Johnny Barrasso is at it again.
Why is it that everytime he opens his mouth he shows the world how ignorant he really is about politics? Why John, WHY? Because that is what Johnny does, as he is a talking-point sock-puppet for the right. Yes, Barrasso has Right-winged Talking Points Tourette's, or RTPT. Just watch his 72 videos on YouTube, but do it on an empty stomach, as getting nauseated on a full stomach is not a good idea. Johnny just loves to be on TV, part of his illness!
Now, constitutional scholar Johnny B. said this bit of vetting wisdom, “In light of the recently passed health-care legislation, I look forward to speaking with Ms. Kagan about the constitutionality of the new health insurance mandate. Her response will shine a light on her fundamental judicial interpretation of the Constitution.” Umm... Sounds a little like he wants Kagan to tell him how she would rule on the mandate, doesn't it?
Now, as a nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy, a nominee really can not discuss an issue, like the healthcare legislation or health insurance mandate in the new law, because there is the possibility that it may come before the Supreme Court in the future, a Supreme Court in which she may be an Associate Justice. Just like previous Justices during their vetting and confirmation hearings. Sure, she can talk in judicial abstracts and philosophies, but she is not going to talk to you about the constitutionally of the health insurance mandate, or any other specific piece of legislation. I think that he thinks that just because he is a doctor, he is the unconfirmed and absolute expert on all healthcare issues and legislation. I don't think so. He has a Chief of Staff, Shawn Whitman who might inform him of the little peculiarities about this vetting process of a nominee for the Supreme Court, and the nomination process. Just a thought. But, who knows Mr. Whitman's bona fides? He has been a Chief of Staff for a Wyoming Senator (He was Chief of Staff for Craig Thomas before he was Barrasso's.) since October 1, 2003, so he seems to have some experience with previous Supreme Court nominees. Maybe he just forgot to tell know-it-all Johnny?
These types of comments that Johnny blurbs out validate my opinion that he is an extremely ignorant Senator, particularly about the law, politics, public policy, proper vetting of possible Supreme Court Justices, etc. How he got to be our Senator just baffles me. Did he have something on those who originally chose him? Initially that is? Or all the people who actually voted for him? Sure he may be smart when it comes to doctoring, as he did go to Georgetown University, but still? The man hasn't a lick of commonsense.
Here he is talking about free speech, and Bill Ayers, and other things.
Remember, there was no uproar on the right when the University of Wyoming named a building after Dick Cheney, just because he donated millions from the blood money he got from Halliburton. Go figure! And let's not forget Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride said in 3 different e-mails that Ayers’ visit could possibly cost the university “millions” from their big money donors. So, I guess in Wyoming, getting money from politically powerful moneyed right-winged elites trumps free speech at a "Public University". What a warped sense of reality, and the Constitution these fools have.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Palin, who made this comment, "Soldier pay decreases in the midst of overspending elsewhere and government union pay raises? Seriously? What are our priorities?" on her FaceBook Page, actually failed to read the article she was making reference too. This lady is so, so ignorant, and so are her followers. Those who pointed out this discrepancy had their comments deleted, and were then banned from commenting on Palin's FB page. So, all that is left there are fools who haven't read the article, but just follow blindly like the Paliban that they are. Every word is Gospel to them, regardless if it's a lie, or more misinformation. And the 3000+ comments are based on this ignorance. And, FYI- I followed Palin on FB because as the old saying goes, "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."Here are a few examples:
Conrad O'Connell What else can you expect from obama who is hell bent on turning this country into the United Socialist States of AmericaNow, no where in their article did they say they were actually getting a reduction, but they did reference the Washington Post article,
But Newsmax.com did say, "The Pentagon wants a pay raise of 1.4 percent for service members next year, an increase based on the Employment Cost Index, which the Labor Department uses to measure private-sector salary increases. Congress, as it has for the past several years, has indicated it favors a slightly bigger bump, of 1.9 percent."
So, the way I read that is that the military will get a raise, unless Congress decides otherwise to give them a larger raise, against the recommendations of the DoD, and Gates., based on the ECI. I see no pay reduction here, but then again I don't have the mental acuity of a Palin, or a Newsmax.com reporter. They just do this to rile up their base of blithering idiots, and get them into some frothing rage-like frenzy.
The Washington Post said, "Health care alone is projected to cost the military $51 billion next year, nearly one-tenth of the Pentagon's budget, excluding the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2002, wages have risen 42 percent, compared with about 32 percent for the private sector. Housing and subsistence allowances, which troops receive tax-free, have gone up even more.
But Congress -- including members opposed to the wars -- has made clear that it considers military pay and benefits sacrosanct, especially when service members and their families are struggling to cope with repeated deployments to faraway conflicts." and,
The Pentagon wants a pay raise of 1.4 percent for service members next year, an increase based on the Employment Cost Index, which the Labor Department uses to measure private-sector salary increases. Congress, as it has for the past several years, has indicated it favors a slightly bigger bump, of 1.9 percent.
Todd Harrison, a defense budget expert at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said the extra half of a percent may not sound like much, but it would accrue annually and cost about $3.5 billion over the next decade. "If you continue doing it, it becomes a huge burden on the defense budget in the long term," he said.
In February, the Pentagon abruptly shut down a new tuition-assistance program for military spouses after it was overwhelmed with applicants. Defense officials had set aside $61 million for the program, which reimburses tuition costs of up to $6,000 per person, but discovered they might need as much as $2 billion to satisfy unexpected demand.
Congress chastised the Pentagon for mismanaging the program, which has since resumed, though defense officials aren't sure how they will pay for it."
Newsmax.com also interpreted the Washington Post articles by saying, "The Obama administration is “pleading” with Congress to give military personnel a much smaller increase in pay than lawmakers have proposed." But, a 1.4% increase is not that much smaller then a 1.9% increase, just my opinion. But 19 paragraphs later they say, "Congress, as it has for the past several years, has indicated it favors a slightly bigger bump, of 1.9 percent." So, on one hand it says slightly bigger, and on the other they say, much smaller. So which one is it? I report, you decide. I'm being fair and balanced. Besides, Newsmax.com just copied word for word portions of the Washington Post article, but just gave the link to the story in the second paragraph, referencing their story. They didn't give credit to WashPo for the parts they copied word for word, but copyrighted it as their own. Go figure.
Palin is just plain dumb, and a liar, but her cult, who do not bother to read the articles, make comments that are absurd at best, and totally ignorant and racist at worse. Are these people our country's future? I sure as hell hope not, because having a theocracy/idiocracy is not what our Founding Fathers wanted, or wished for for our country.
The simple act of researching, and reading the article, either one, albeit Newsmax.com's headline is a major spin on reality, (What else is new?) will let one see that what non-reader Palin stated was wrong. One begins to wonder, when Katie Couric asked Palin what newspapers she read, and she really couldn't answer, except for the idiotic, "I read everything" comment, was it a precursor of what was to come? Is she happy as a pig in shit leading a happy band of ignorant, non-reading, and bias, prejudice, and racist Palinistas? You betcha!
Read! Sarah! Read!Good night and good luck!
So, remember when Sarah Palin says, "Soldier pay decreases in the midst of overspending elsewhere and government union pay raises? Seriously? What are our priorities?" she is lying again. It is the only thing she knows how to do well, but the sad fact is that there are thousands, if not millions of Americans who actually believe every word she says. It really does not speak well about their intelligence or moral character either. Shame on them for their self imposed ignorance. Reading is fundamental.
Monday, May 10, 2010
So, on my first day back, I'll go with something less serious, as my congressional delegation is at it again, especially WY Senator TV Guy- Dr. John BadAss. I could write a book about how bloody ignorant that man is, but here is the abridged edition- "Idiot".
Now for some fun.
This really is interesting...and now you are smarter.
After reading it, you'll go "Duh,I didn't know that."
Is the longest word typed with only the left hand,
Is the longest word typed with your right hand.
(Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)
No word in the English language rhymes with
Month, orange, silver, or purple.
'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'MT.
(Are you doubting this?)
Our eyes are always the same size from birth,
But our nose and ears
Never stop growing!
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog",
Uses every letter of the alphabet.
(Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?
The words racecar, kayak, and 'level' are the same whether they are read
left to right or right to left (palindromes).
So is my dog. FredDerf
There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous':
Tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
(You're not doubting this, are you?)
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.'
TYPEWRITER is the longest word
That can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
(All you typists are going to test this out)
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
(Some days that's about what my memory span is.)
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A snail can sleep for three years.
(I know some people that could do this too.!)
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that also)
Babies are born without kneecaps.
They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast,
The line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
The cruise liner, QE-2 Moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
(Good thing he did that.)
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Now you know more than you did before!!