My Aunt Doreen once visited our house for a party where my mother served a middle of the low-end wines named “Cold Duck” – like Mateus and other temporarily trendy vintages from the past it was marketed to appeal to people who’re intimidated by wine knowledge. Let’s face it, who isn’t intimidated by useless and effete wine trivia? So Aunt Doreen, armed with the name of a wine she could remember went to the liquor store and asked the clerk if he could give her “Good Goose”. After the man picked himself up off the floor, he figured out she wanted “Cold Duck”. She paid for the bottle and left the store red-faced never to return again.
My aunt’s understanding of the wine she was ordering is not dissimilar to the ‘vintage’ recently voted-in through the naïve political fervor of the Tea Party. The Tea Party people are understandably discontented. We’re all discontented, but it helps to know how and where to constructively focus that discontentment. At least get the name right – ‘Tea-baggers’ – because you’ve got something dangling over you that you’re about to be asked to swallow – and it’s something you hadn’t counted on.
A John Boehner-run House of Representatives adds up to congressional constipation. A bowel obstruction by any other name would still produce gas. NOTHING is going to happen, or nothing of a constructive nature for at least the next 2 years. Fools.
Now, during the ‘Lame Duck session’, voter punishments have already been levied – so the waning democratic majority need to use their remaining days to push-through whatever shards of the progressive agenda are still breathing.
‘Don’t ask, don’t tell‘, needs to be reversed permanently by executive order for starts.
And take the gun away from Sarah Palin.
The President’s Bipartisan Commission to Lower the Deficit rolled out a comedy act yesterday that was so offensive to all thinking people, that only the Tea Party agenda can be held responsible. I can’t blame the president for being in India while that turkey was rolled out. Seniors, horns-waggled by the far right “Tea Party” machine voted to preserve sacred cows like Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare which are on the chopping block. They wasted their vote because they listened to FOX, only to learn they, themselves were living in the hen house. What never occurred to that noisy half-wits is the phrase: “be careful what you wish for – you just might get it.”
The momentarily mighty ‘Lame Ducks’ need to kill the tax cuts for the uber-wealthy, and do it NOW. Remember, Democrats still hold the White House and the Senate. The House has fallen into the itchy-sticky hands of the asylum’s own Republican inmates, but the Senate is secure for the moment. On a cheery note, perhaps we’ll get to see John Boehner cry again. It’s almost as comically satisfying as watching Glenn Beck saying or doing anything.
To those of you who failed to vote in the last election, register if you haven’t already, and next time, vote as if the quality of your life depends on it. It does.
Americans need to start paying attention. Who gives a rat’s ass what Suki and the “Situation” are up to? Who cares if Bristol Palin is transforming into a moose right before our very eyes on ‘Dancing with the Stars?’ Since when is Bristol Palin a “star” anyway? OK, she’s the closest thing we have to a contemporary virgin birth – hehehe. Speaking of which, do NOT allow the holidays to distract you from what is really happening in the world. Pay attention. The Roman emperors didn’t use bread and circuses to dull the awareness of the masses unsuccessfully. That’s why the same technique is used today. And this particular ‘Lame Duck session’ is critical for our future. If there’s something, anything stuck in your craw – write or email your own ‘Lame Duck’ representative TODAY. There might be time to push something worthwhile through the intestinal blockage known as “Congress” while they’re cleaning house anyway.