Tuesday, May 21, 2013


This is starting to be like a broken record. Every day the right wingers come up with some new, off the wall notion that they claim to be "science," but hardly ever is. Take this gem: ultra-wing and Birther site WND, claims that a recent poll by Wenzler Strategies shows that 50% of this country wants Obama impeached. This flies in the face of numerous other polls that say most of America don't care about any of this and the best show no change to Obama's approval ratings. This is just more shit hitting the fan from the right using rigged polls to alter the outcome of reality. We saw it in full force during the election where the right used altered polls to show their candidate ahead, even though he was way behind as the more accurate polls demonstrated.

Unfortunately for all of us, the one scandal that actually is upsetting, the bugging of reporters, is the one getting the least amount of coverage. The other two bullshit ones, Benghazi and the IRS, are pointless and time consuming. Benghazi stone throwers have yet to prove what this mythical scandal is they keep beating that dead horse over and the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, for which none were denied tax-exempt status, is more horse manure from that same dead horse. The bigger scandal is that recent documents show Apple paying no taxes anywhere on Earth due to the resources they have access to and, even by own governments standards, no laws were broken. The other scandal is all these non-profit groups that are not supposed to be political in nature for tax exempt status, which then turn around and spend 49% of their money on political ads, are just skirting the law as well. Where's the outrage over that?

Fox news is capitalising on these fake stories as their ratings have gone up as MSNBC and CNN have dropped. In Fox's defense, at least they have news on their channel, as fake as some of it might be, rather than MSNBC's zillionth episode of "To Catch A Predator," or CNN butchering news on a near daily basis. The fact that CNN hired Jeff Zucker to run the network, who previously ran NBC into the ground, is equally disturbing.

As for impeachment, I would support that if, and only if, 99% of Congress goes with him, including all the Republicans. They have been a treasonous group of vipers who are destroying this country in ways Barack Obama wouldn't dream of. If Obama a great president? Hardly. Have the Republicans been even worse? God yes. The GOP has actively tried to kill Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, overtime pay, worker safety and even the defense of this country. That is what anyone on the right is voting for and it has to stop.

Take Oklahoma for example. These past few days have seen a dramatic increase in dangerous tornadoes that have killed at least 24 people so far, seven of which drowned in their basement. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has said he will not support any aid to these families who lost everything unless cuts are made to offset the balance. As one of those who also voted against help for Hurricane Sandy victims, I have to admit, at least he isn't a hypocrite. I could call him a fool who lacks a basic understanding of how government works and a guy who doesn't care about the suffering of others, but at least he has principles.

Representatives from NY and NJ on the other hand have taken the higher road and, rather than punish Oklahoma citizens for the actions of their politicians, have signaled they will vote to give aid to the disaster victims. That is class and something I don't know if I would have been so quick to join with. But that's why I type here and not run for office, which would never happen as all the skeletons in my closet would clog the airwaves stat. When you been arrested a few times (falsely both times but still), that will come back to haunt you.

While all this nonsense is going on, a war is heating up between Syria and Israel with both sides shelling the other. Iran is using proxy warriors to turn the tide against the Syrian rebels, and many claim a massacre is right around the corner. The US, Europe, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have all seemed to have abandoned the rebels and not without cause. Many of the rebels seem to be Muslim Extremists who want another country to call theirs in what can only be described at this point as dangerous. If Muslim extremists take over the Middle East, oil will be used as blackmail and war, a massive one, will be in our future. As some countries like Pakistan have nukes, should they fall, the world is in real danger.

But instead of focusing on either external or internal threats, we are still talking about Benghazi and the IRS, which mean less than nothing. Benghazi was caused by mistakes by all and the IRS wasn't targeting any group in particular for retribution as none were denied tax exempt status. Until we start talking about things that matter (jobs, the failing economy) nothing will ever get better. As a matter of fact, they will get far, far worse.

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