Rand Paul ends his presidential bid

I know from experience that politicians have people that work for them that have the most useless job on Earth, political advisers.  I say this partly from experience, mostly from observation.  Take for instance this week’s example:

I don’t think Rand’s political adviser told him it was a good idea, in the middle of a crowded Republican primary, to go on MSNBC and trash Republicans.
Just call that a hunch.

Another hunch:

See that sixth place position?  Kiss it goodbye forever.

 

A bird doesn’t sing……

This is precious.  And so illustrative how the government works.  And, why I think it’s important that we keep the the reins on the federal government.  Follow me here.

From the LA TImes

Maya Angelou’s new stamp features quote that wasn’t hers

She never wrote those words.  It’s attributed to Joan Walsh Anglund in her book, A Cup of Sun.  However, that’s not even what SHE wrote.  This quote, by the US Postal Service, IN QUOTATION MARKS, changes it to be gender neutral.

When informed that the attribution to Maya Angelou, on their forever stamp, wasn’t actually Maya Angelou, the USPS decided to go with the stamp anyway.

So, the USPS changed a quote, and attributed it to the wrong person, and decided that was OK.

<a href="http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/the-us-postal-service-got-their-maya-angelou-forever-stamp-wrong/question-4778344/" title="The US Postal Service got their Maya Angelou "Forever" stamp wrong">The US Postal Service got their Maya Angelou &#8220;Forever&#8221; stamp wrong</a>

Now, my opinion is, this is all kinds of wrong. They have effectively stolen Anglund’s product and “given” it to Angelou. And, they have committed plagiarism by altering Anglund’s original quote in the name of fascism. If an individual did any one of the three, they’d be in serious trouble, If an individual does it in the name of the federal government, there’s not a whole lot you can do about it.

All about Selma

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Alabama.  Often referred to as “Bloody Sunday” due to the violence that occurred during the march on March 7, 1965.  Apparently the events were so dramatic, President Obama, then candidate Obama, felt compelled to tell the world how the events of March 7, 1965 were so inspirational, his bi-racial parents felt compelled to do the deed and plant the seed that would become baby Barack.  Who, would become the first African-American president of the United States.  Selma was THAT important of an event.

It’s such a moving and inspirational issue that Obama’s voice even changes when he spoke.

Just for the record, Obama was born August 4, 1961. He was nearly four years old when Bloody Sunday occurred.  He very obviously made that whole story up.

Hillary Clinton on Hillary Clinton secret emails

A lot of opinions have been tossed out there regarding the sudden revelation that Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, had a bunch of secret email addresses that she was hosting on a private email server in her home. She’s decided now it should all be swept under the rug by simply giving the emails she wants to give to the federal branch she wants to give them to. The ones that were deleted won’t count. The opinion that sticks out to me the most is this one given a few years before THIS revelation occurred.

Of course you say there’s a big difference. Of course there are. In the video she’s making the unsubstantiated claim there were secret emails. In her case, it’s documented. And, of course, although Bush was being blind-sided by her undocumented accusations, she condemned the practice while doing it.

Whatsayou Hillary supporters?

<a href="http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/why-do-you-think-hillary-clinton-used-a-private-email-and-personal-server-while-secretary-of-state/question-4735302/" title="Why Do You Think Hillary Clinton Used a Private Email and Personal Server While Secretary of State?">Why Do You Think Hillary Clinton Used a Private Email and Personal Server While Secretary of State?</a>

Marie Harf has ISIS all figured out

It’s not that they really WANT to run around beheading people and burning them alive, they just really want a good job is all.

( You thought I was joking, didn’t you? )

Marie Harf is a spokes person for the Obama State Department.

Just curious, exactly how good of a job would it have taken to have made Osama Bin Laden not want to kill as many United States’ citizens as he possibly could?

The First Presidential Election

On March 11, 2014, Sheila Jackson-Lee spoke of our enduring Constitution that has lasted over 400 years.

Yesterday marked the 225th anniversary of the passing of the First Electoral College electing it’s first President.  They used the guidelines set forth in the US Constitution Ms. Jackson-Lee is talking about, the very same one, that had been passed two years before.

She only missed it by a couple of hundred years, give or take a couple of decades.

Just to be clear, she got her college degree from Yale, in political science.  Yes, that’s right.  Political science.  To this day, her husband is employed by, drum roll please, the University of Houston.

Michael Moore thinks Chris Kyle was a coward

Confession time, I hate Michael Moore.  Seriously, I detest the guy.  In the last ten years all he’s done is whore for publicity regardless of who he offends doing it.  So, given the success of American Sniper, it should have surprised no one when he tossed this tweet out there:

My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse

First of all, he doesn’t name his uncle in World War II.  I doubt he had one that was killed by a sniper.  Really, I do.  The guy is truly that classless.  The only guy we do know for sure who got killed and can’t defend himself is the guy Moore is slamming here, Chris Kyle.

<a href="http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/michael-moore-thinks-chris-kyle-was-a-coward/question-4672162/" title="Michael Moore thinks Chris Kyle was a coward">Michael Moore thinks Chris Kyle was a coward</a>

 

January 20, 2015 update: Dean Cain, who knew Chris Kyle, responds to Michael Moore, who obviously didn’t. Seth Rogen decided to jump into the fray as well, calling the movie “Nazi propaganda”. So, Dean responded to him as well.

@Sethrogen Seth...I like your films, but right now, I wanna kick your ass. Chris is an American Hero. Period. Go to war. Then we'll talk.

@MMFlint Disparage #ChrisKyle to my face. We'll see who is a coward. #Disrespect #Coward

I was on the fence whether I was going to watch The Interview or not. Seth made my decision for me. I’ll skip it.

Sheila Jackson-Lee’s two Vietnams

Two Vietnams, living side by side in peace?

Just curious, how many Vietnams do YOU think there are?

How many Vietnams are there?

SPOILER:

According to Wikipedia, there is only one Vietnam.  That’s not really a new thing, it’s been that way since 1975 when the US pulled out and let the communist North Vietnam invade the South.

That speech by Sheila Jackson-Lee was possibly the most embarrassing speech by a Congressperson in 2010.

Immediately after that speech, she had to defend herself in a local election. She got about 70%.  In 2012, after her people had a chance to consider the intelligence of their representative and make their opinion known, 75% voted for her anyway.  By 2014, when apparently more people had a chance to ponder what was representing them, she only got 72% of the vote.  So, the impact of being really ignorant of stuff fifth graders know pretty well is you gain 2 to 5% percent in Houston.

Sheila Jackson-Lee has given the world a profound amount of inane comments and very obviously racist opinions.  But, that’s apparently what the people of TX-18 want.

Houston, you have given us a problem.

This will be a thread on my blog.  I don’t blame the very stupid politicians in office as most people want to do. I blame the people that put them there.  Politicians are not Illuminati or assigned by some deity.  It is you, the voter, who puts them there.  And, in this case, and many others you’ll see here, it’s the voter that ignores the obvious and votes for them regardless of what they do as an elected official.  So, don’t blame the party, don’t blame the media, don’t blame some generic label like “good ole boys”.  It’s you, the voter, who’s 100% at fault.  In TX-18, there are about 650,000 people.  The most votes Jackson-Lee has ever gotten as 146,000+ in 2012.  In the last race she got 76,000+.  That means less than 12% of the voters determined what the other 88% got.

If you don’t vote, you get what you deserve and you can’t blame it on anyone else.  Period.

Now you’ve got a good idea where I’m coming from on politics.  Keep reading at your own risk.

Corey Booker drove to Hawaii?

This was during a debate on global warming. He recovers by pointing out Hawaii doesn’t have New Jersey diners.

Two questions for ya:

This poll is about to
start on 2015-08-06 16:14:52
and will end on 2038-01-01 23:59:59

And,
Is Man-Made Global Warming a serious problem?