Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Yep, it's me again

Finally got around to posting again; you'd think I could do it more often, but I tend to get writer's block a lot. When it comes to talking to people (even strangers) I have no problem at all, but give me a pen or a keyboard and I choke up. If any psychologists out there have any explanations or ideas why, please let me know.

If you don't like political rants, skip to the bottom.

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It appears that General McChrystal made some derogatory remarks (he has now apologized for the remarks) about some of the POTUS' appointees, and now Obama and his lackeys are acting all butthurt and whining about it. I guess he hurt their little feelings...
You know, that's the sort of reaction I'd expect from a twelve year old girl, not an adult. The civilian sector and the military sector are always going to bump heads, it's just the way things are. The politicians are always dumping on the military, but when one of them says anything bad about politicians, all hell breaks loose. Hey, personally I think most of those same people are a bunch of assholes, and I'll be damned if I'll apologize for feeling that way. How about we get some adults in office, for a change?
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."
-Mark Twain

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"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."
-Rahm Emanuel

Saw the president's speech the other day about the oil disaster down in the Gulf. I was not impressed.
Basically, he used it as a platform for his energy-climate bill; some how windmills and solar power are going to cut down on our use of petroleum. What a total crock of bullshit. Most of the power in this country comes from coal, oil has nothing to do with it. He is using the oil disaster to say that we need caps on carbon emissions, and a system for carbon permits. Oh, and by the way, it's all Bush's fault!
Damn, I'll be glad when this egotistical idiot and all his tax-evading buttmonkeys are out of a job.

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Some so-called watchdog group is suing McDonald's for putting toys in Happy Meals. Evidently this causes the children to uncontrollably buy them, and their health is ruined.

"Such a meal gives a child age 4 to 8 years old half a day's calories, two days' worth of saturated fat, two days' worth of sugar, and a large dose of salt."

Tell me, those of you who have children, how many of you let children in that age group decide everything they want to eat, and give them the money to spend on it? What ever happened to the idea that the parents decide what the kids will eat, and take responsibility for it? We have enough goofy do-gooders in the world who think it is their job to tell everyone else what to do "for their own good".

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"Pretty Ballerina" by The Left Banke
"In the Mood" by Glenn Miller
"Fire at Midnight" by Jethro Tull
"Maggie's Farm" by Bob Dylan
"This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis & the Playboys
"Moon River" by Andy Williams
"Ain't No God in Mexico" by Waylon Jennings
"Take on Me" by A-Ha
"Short Change Hero" by The Heavy
"Sun Is Still Shining" by The Moody Blues





4 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

"What ever happened to the idea that the parents decide what the kids will eat, and take responsibility for it?"

EXACTLY. As a single mother I know that I AM in charge of what my son eats and when. And excuse me if I want him to have a toy with his happy meal! People really need to calm down.

leeann said...

It's not that I don't like political rants, it's that I don't understand them most of the time. I do know on an instinctual level what I trust, like, tolerate, etc.

As to the food police... they can bite me where the sun never shines.

terri said...

I love that a random watchdog group can just up and sue McDonald's. Is this not a free country where we can choose to eat artery clogging, super-calorie, greasy foods if and when we feel like it? McDonald's Happy Meals were a rare treat for my kids, just like a treat from Dairy Queen was a rare treat for me as a kid. I'd hate to think that somebody who "knows better" than me would have the power to take away those kinds of things.

I remember that A-ha video. That was a good one.

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

Article 88 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice:

"Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct."

What McChrystal did was a felony beef. Rather than being permitted to retire with his general's pension, he could have been brought before a court-martial and been thrown out of the service with nothing.

The gravity of what McChrystal said is reflected in the point that the GOP congressional delegation, which is normally all fired up to oppose this president on everything, has largely been silent or, if they have said anything, has been supportive of McChrystal's firing.

Maintaining civilian control of the military is a big deal. I would have expected no less of a result if one of the generals had spouted off about "that moron Chimpy" in 2007.