Taking My Time


    The last few days I’ve really been rushing the writing, like somehow there is some deadline here, or as if I am a slave to the clock.    I’ve begun writing relatively late the last few days, due to being busy the rest of the day, between looking for a job, running, working out cleaning up the house, etc,etc,etc. and it honestly feels like I have been giving less than my best effort writing wise.  My apologies for that.  I promise a better brand of rant today. 

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   Rush Limbaugh is in a hospital in Hawaii in serious condition after suffering chest pains.  No other news is available at this time.  As much as I think of this man as an enemy of all that is good in America, I cannot wish anything bad on the man.  Get better you stupid bastard, maybe this’ll jar that terminally softened brain of yours into caring for more than just the republican/right wing agenda. 

    I can’t say that he deserves this, or anything like this.  No one does.  Haven’t heard anyone wish anything bad on the man, despite years and years of bashing half of this nation without surcease.  That, more than anything else, speaks of the goodness of heart of the American people.  That however is not stopping a few extreme weirdos from saying that people are in fact wishing the man ill.  I am reading comments on the politico story I linked to above, and ALL of them are wishing Rush well…. with the exception of fans of his decrying the fact that liberals are wishing him ill.  I didn’t see anyone doing that though.  There were a few people saying he was a fat addict, but no one actually wishing ill on the man. 

   What can you do? People will see ill in their political opponents whether that ill is there or not.  I think Al Franken was right, Limbaugh IS a big fat idiot, even with all the recent weight loss, but I don’t want him dead.  No one does. And any of the Pro-Limbaugh forces who think otherwise are out of their minds. 

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     I am hearing a lot of noise from the right about how the President is doing things wrong…AGAIN.  I don’t see it though.  Dick Cheney, Pete Hoekstra and the rest of the gang that couldn’t think straight are charging that America is less safe.  Cheney claims that the President is pretending we aren’t at war.  Pete Hoekstra is just plain fear-mongering, and I have to tell you the man is funny.  Truly funny.  He took the Napolitano statement about the system working out of context, as have all those who have attacked her in this instance. 

    Before I get back to Hoekstra and Cheney, I want to address this simply and in a straightforward manner.  Watch the Video. 

   What she is saying is that ONCE THE SHIT HIT THE FAN, everything ran smoothly, NOT BEFORE.  If you listen to her talk it is plain that is what she meant.  If you can take anything else out of that statement, you are in fact putting something extra in it that wasn’t there beforehand.  

      Back to mauling Cheney and Hoekstra. 

     To Mr. Cheney first:  Where do you see pretending?  Show me, because I do not see it.  He does things differently, THAT’S WHAT WE HIRED THE MAN FOR, to do things differently that you.  For you to sling shit when you and your boys did worse is absolutely and utterly stupid.   The president has said time and again that we are at WAR. which part of WAR don’t you get, Dick? 

    Cheney talks about the President releasing prisoners from Guantanamo bay.  Interesting he should bring this up.  Very interesting, because it was men who were released from Guantanamo bay by the previous administration that went on to work with Al-Qaeda in Yemen, and perhaps even gave training to the “Underpants Bomber”.  Curious that.  

    But I am leaving “The Hoax” out of the conversation, and I really shouldn’t. 

The Hoax

 

    He is the one who passed on the Janet Napolitano Everything worked just dandy bullshit.  Again, watch the video above if you have questions about the veracity of the statement.  And on the strength of that single purposeful misstatement of his, the lie he put in Janet Napolitano’s mouth, he put out a campaign fundraising letter asking for money, playing on both the fears of terrorism, and anti-Americanism that is the hallmark of the conservative wing of the Republican party.  

    The Hoax even claimed that a pending court-martial against some Navy SEALs is “prosecuting Navy SEALs on the word of wanted terrorist and his lawyer”  Entirely untrue.  A navy seal punched a terrorist in the face.  His two buddies lied about it in a report, and it was found out.  He could have walked away with a reprimand if he had admitted to doing it, but refused, and as a consequence he, and the two men who were with him face a mandatory court martial hearing, for among other things, dereliction of duty and falsifying reports.  

    That doesn’t sound to me like “prosecuting Navy SEALs” on the word of a terrorist.  This is a Navy matter and will be dealt with by the Navy in accordance with navy rules.  I wonder how the department of the navy feels about aiding terrorists, which is the essential charge being brought forth by The Hoax here. What else would you call prosecuting Americans on the word of a terrorist?  

     The Hoax here is aiding and giving comfort to the enemy by assisting them in undermining the confidence in this government.  Nice job, Pete. 

     He is playing upon the fears of a fearful people, and the weakness of a people he thinks he can prey upon for easy cash.  

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    Gotta tell ya, before I call it a night, that my favorite part of the entire letter was the first line:  “We don’t have much time, so I will get right to the point.”   Right up there with ” I know you can’t read fast son, so I am writing this slowly”  

    Who is the very hurried we, Hoax? I had time to read it.  Your constituents have the time to read it, the unemployment rate in Michigan being what it is.  Maybe if you spent more time trying to do something for your constituents employment, they really wouldn’t have the time to read the shit you spout. 

   And why ask people with no money for money?   Maybe your rich friends have cash, but We The People are broke.  Maybe you can give us some money, ya cheap bastard! 

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     And something for the kiddies.  Talking of morality and God, and whether you need the second to have the first. Pretty obvious you don’t, and the beginning of the viddy eloquently makes that point. 

That’s it from here.  Later! 

Today’s nuggets, Via wikiquote:  Men go to a fire for entertainment. When I see how eagerly men will run to a fire, whether in warm or in cold weather, by day or by night, dragging an engine at their heels, I’m astonished to perceive how good a purpose the level of excitement is made to serve.  Henry David Thoreau 

But the great Master said, “I see
No best in kind, but in degree;
I gave a various gift to each,
To charm, to strengthen, and to teach.”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things.  Rene Descartes

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