Cause I know you all missed me...

a little rant

Posted: Dec 11 2006, 12:48 PM
There is part of me (oh I don't know maybe 25% of me) that is happy Democrats took both Houses of Congress back. There are alot of shit Republicans have done that pissed me off, and they didn't seem to want to make them right either. Arrogance among the Republican leadership in both House destroyed their credibility in my opinion. This Congress did less than the "Do Nothing" Congress of 1948 (I think thats the right year). Social Security...nothing. Immigration...nothing. Energy policy...nothing. I could go on and on but you get my point. It doesn't mean I preferred the Democrats policy, but I prefer action to inaction anyday. Hopefully this will get Republican's back to the policies that swept them into power 12 years ago. My mid-term vote didn't make a difference, I'm in a safe Republican congressional district, and the Senate race was a joke here. But if I had lived in Tennessee, I would have seriously considered voting for Harold Ford Jr. If I were in Montana, the same thing for John Tester. If I were in North Carolina, I would have thought about voting for Heath Shuler. There were several moderate Democrats who caught my eye in this last election that I believe would make fine legislators.

But...you knew it was coming...there are two reasons that I probably never could have voted for them. They are Nanci Pelosi, and to a lesser extent Harry Reid. I have a pretty low opinion of alot of politicians on both sides, George Allen, Bill Frist and George Sensenbrenner on the right to just name a few. But I rate dogshit just above Nancy Pelosi. The women makes me sick to my stomach. Her actions to attack a loyal Democrat within hours of the parties victory in support of a corrupt, windpag politician disgusts me, and apparently her party didn't agree with her as they overwhelmingly shot her down. Her attack on anybody that has not voted 100% against the president is just wrong. There are a few instances I can name, but I want to talk about just one. There is a Democratic congresswomen from California named Jane Harman. She was the senior Democratic on the House Intelligence Committee. A women I have learned to respect, who also worked hard on re-working the Patriot Act when it was renewed. As a Republican, I appreciated a Democrat who realized the importance of the act, and didn't want to abolish it, just reform it. At the time Democratic leadership was pushing for its abolishment, but Harman worked with Repubicans and renewed the Patriot Act. When Democrats took control of Congress, she was in line to be its chairmen. Looking at all of the new chair's for the House's committee's, I was eager that at least one person I liked would be in charge of such a powerful committee. It was right about then that Nanci Pelosi wielded her revenge against her and moved someone else above her to the position. Someone else that was completely unqualified for the position, but had been Pelosi's bitch in Congress. On Friday, Rep. Reyes, who will be the new chair of the intelligence committee, showed his complete lack of knowledge of intelligence and Middle Eastern affairs by not being able to differentiate between Shiite and Sunni, among various other issues.

http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politica...ence-chief.html

I'm going to give the Democrats a chance still, hell if they wanna do something about my student loans, that'll make me happy. But I promise if Nancy Pelosi keeps acting like this on issues of national defense and intelligence, she better not get too comfortable with her new title.
Posted: Dec 11 2006, 12:59 PM
i don't care about that crap, but i did miss you!!
Posted: Dec 11 2006, 07:53 PM
Yeah, I wasn't that heartbroken that the Dems won either. What I was pissed about was that the Republicans over the course of 12 years had completely abandoned their principles. The '94 revolution was supposed to be about fiscal responsibility, smaller government, and getting rid of pork barrel politics. Prior to 2000, they did a pretty damn good job on all of those things. Hell, the GOP even got Slick Willie to jump aboard and sign off on welfare reform and a huge tax cut. Somehow, after Bush got elected, the GOP lost its way and returned to the bad old days of earmarks and no bid contracts. We funded pork barrel projects (like the bridge to nowhere in Alaska) that put Robert Byrd to shame. It's a shame that it took an ass whipping like this one to make the Republicans realize that they had gone completely off track.

I've kind of lost faith in the two party system at this point. Maybe someday a third party that isn't completely off the reservation will come along. Until then, I'll stay a registered Republican.
Posted: Dec 11 2006, 08:01 PM
QUOTE (junkiecosmonaut @ Dec 11 2006, 07:53 PM)
I've kind of lost faith in the two party system at this point. Maybe someday a third party that isn't completely off the reservation will come along.
 

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Posted: Dec 11 2006, 08:21 PM
QUOTE (ibbangin @ Dec 11 2006, 09:01 PM)
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I said third parties that aren't completely off the reservation. rolleyes.gif
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 02:51 AM
yeah ...

im not readin that



and fuck you hett. smile.gif
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 08:57 AM
QUOTE (umm_mickey @ Dec 12 2006, 03:51 AM)
yeah ...

im not readin that



and fuck you hett. smile.gif
 

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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 08:57 AM
dangit.
as of 5something yesterday, no one had posted in this thread except fatty.
i was hoping you tardos could practice a little bit of self-control and not reply to 'im.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 10:54 AM
but you replied too...
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 10:56 AM
tardo, it doesnt matter now.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:00 AM
oh...I figured it wasnt too late to not post in this thread...

it hasnt reached 2 pages yet...
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:03 AM
one post is fine, its still embarassing for him.
this many, hes going to feel like he was missed.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:10 AM
But it's just not true.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:12 AM
QUOTE (junkiecosmonaut @ Dec 11 2006, 08:53 PM)
The '94 revolution was supposed to be about fiscal responsibility, smaller government, and getting rid of pork barrel politics.
 

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I just want to know what happened to unbiased journalism. Everyone seems to have their own preconceived notions and adds their own two cents to every report. I know certain programs are designed to where the reporter has carte blanche to trash the government as he/she pleases. I just want to get a neutral view on certain topics without having the facts skewed. So I go to Jon Stewart.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:19 AM
QUOTE (TylerDurden @ Dec 12 2006, 10:12 AM)
So I go to Jon Stewart.
 

Plus, he's a funny fuck.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:37 AM
and here i prefer good ones... rolleyes.gif

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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 01:22 PM
I saw the report from CNN too and my first thought was fan-fucking-tastic. I feel safer already. Our current two party system is a joke.

ps Hett - you need an editor. tongue.gif
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 02:25 PM
QUOTE (TylerDurden @ Dec 12 2006, 01:12 PM)
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I just want to know what happened to unbiased journalism. Everyone seems to have their own preconceived notions and adds their own two cents to every report. I know certain programs are designed to where the reporter has carte blanche to trash the government as he/she pleases. I just want to get a neutral view on certain topics without having the facts skewed. So I go to Jon Stewart.
 

That is very true, during one of my mass media broadcasting class we watched clips from various news channels and made a chart to study the details given and they all seem to have their own different spin to the same story( leaving out details, word games,brushing over important details). The least bais for the story mentioned was from the BBC.. J. Stewart was a close second but won my vote since it had comic relief as well.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 03:10 PM
QUOTE (Spazstic @ Dec 12 2006, 12:22 PM)
I saw the report from CNN too and my first thought was fan-fucking-tastic. I feel safer already. Our current two party system is a joke.

ps Hett - you need an editor. tongue.gif
 

You could always move to Canada & find out what a joke our system is. smile.gif
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 03:14 PM
QUOTE (empresss @ Dec 12 2006, 03:10 PM)
You could always move to Canada & find out what a joke our system is. smile.gif
 

Isn't it still a monarchy? Who is the king of Canada?
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 03:31 PM
It's a Parliamentary Democracy
They have a Queen, Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada is the repository of executive power, which she normally does not exercise herself. Kind of like England.
The Government of Canada is divided into executive, legislative and judicial branches like our gov't.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 03:38 PM
QUOTE (SW645 @ Dec 12 2006, 03:31 PM)
It's a Parliamentary Democracy
They have a Queen, Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada is the repository of executive power, which she normally does not exercise herself. Kind of like England.
The Government of Canada is divided into executive, legislative and judicial branches like our gov't.
 

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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 03:44 PM
QUOTE (mr_money @ Dec 12 2006, 11:19 AM)
Plus, he's a funny fuck.
 

Actually, his writers are funny. He has a good delivery.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 03:49 PM
QUOTE (TylerDurden @ Dec 12 2006, 11:12 AM)
I just want to get a neutral view on certain topics without having the facts skewed.
 

Good luck with that. Let me know if you come accross one. No profession bangs its drum louder then delivers less than journalism.
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 03:57 PM
QUOTE (Spazstic @ Dec 12 2006, 04:38 PM)
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Well...you asked. Don't roll your eyes at me!