Wednesday, January 06, 2010

First post of the new year

Took almost a week.  I would have made a resolution to blog more consistently, but I hate making promises I can't guarantee.


Looks like we've got all sorts of do-gooder idiots in the news.

There is a bunch of Bible-thumpers who think it is there duty to go to Uganda and preach.

For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. The visitors discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” whose goal is “to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”

What a bunch of self-righteous jerks.

Over in the Southern Sea, a group against whaling have gotten themselves in a pickle.  They claim that a whaling ship rammed them, which scuttled their boat.  Looking at the video, I'd say it was their own fault.  It appears to me that they tried to cut them off by going across the whaler's bow, and timed it wrong.  That's what happens when idiots try to play in traffic.


If you're not in the mood for a rant, skip this section.

Looks like some major Democratic players are retiring, and the Democratic Party is getting all antsy about the elections later this year.   This is almost comical.
The Republicans spend several years getting everyone pissed at them and their POTUS, and so a big portion of the populace decides to throw the bums out and replace them with Democrats.
“This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history.”
–Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi 

This bunch had it made.  All they had to do was try to keep things above board, and represent their people better than the Republicans did.  They could have come off as heroes, and made all kinds of point with the public.
As soon as they get in, they immediately start emulating the people they replaced.   When the economy starts going bad, both party's solution is to go with a stimulus package which is stuffed with pork.
Now they have a "Healthcare Package" that is a misbegotten hodge-podge of new bureaucracies, new agencies, and enough pork and plain-ass bribes that even the voters can see there is something fishy going on.  They managed to dirty up their reputations, screw over the voters, and pump the already bad national debt to a mind-buggering level, and with all this money, the economy is still going down, and health reform is years away.
And now they are getting all butthurt because the polls show the the voters have an abysmally low opinion of them.  That's what happens when you overdo it guys; most of the populace expects a certain amount of bullshit from the federal government, but you idiots are trying bloat the government to the point where John Public has noticed.  You guys shit in your bed, now sleep in it.
Just my opinion.


Well, it finally got up to freezing around here, looks like Europe and a lot of the eastern States are getting some nasty record-cold weather.
Good thing we have the global warming...


Has to be something in this bunch that someone likes.

         "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell
         "Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen
         "Back Where You Belong" by .38 Special
         "It's Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty
         "Who Am I" by Country Joe & the Fish
         "Down in Mexico" by The Coasters
         "Bad Company" by Bad Company
         "99 Luftballons" by Nena
         "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey
         "Perfect" by Sara Evans

The first and the last songs, below:


James Higham said...

Hit the ground running, Bob. You're in good form.

Kenny said...

I agree with you 100% about the government, both parties are dirty and both want complete control over our lives.

I disagree with you about my Bible thumping brothers and sisters. But after reading your blog for a few years I figured we would disagree on the subject of faith.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful New Years.

BobG said...

James: hopefully I can keep running without stumbling.

Kenny: I have no problem with religious people, but these characters are going over to another country and pushing homophobia and telling people it is a personal choice that can be undone. What has happened is that there is that they have introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 which has a minimum sentence of seven years on prison for gay acts.

meleah rebeccah said...

"What a bunch of self-righteous jerks."


terri said...

I've always loved that Conway Twitty song, and of course, anything by Sara Evans.

Stay warm!

Nate said...

Bob, you post the BEST videos! I don't know Sara Evans but she is beautiful and that song and video are terrific.

Happy New Year!