“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Sunday, January 27, 2013

They Feel No Pain

They work eight months a year, get cut-rate health insurance, have a basket full of perks, and, and, they had no recession - pay checks on time, 95% of them have job security, annual cost of living increases, free airport parking, dedicated lines to make reservations, free child daycare, free meals at the legislative dining hall, and on and on. Congresscritter Boner's wages are $223,500 a year plus a big pension. Almost half of congress are millionaires.

Are they worried about that poor shumk that's been out of a job for two months, six months, two years? Do they care about the family going bankrupt trying to pay a hospital bill for a family member?

Congress has not been in a recession - they've had theirs' all the time! - and the Dems aren't fighting hard enough.

Remember the repub's motto "I've got mine - I'm not worried about yours!

The Liberalator

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Walk and Chew Gum?

What is wrong that our congress and senators can't work on more than one thing at a time? They holler about the debt ceiling . . . or weapons safety laws . . . or immigration . . . or the budget . . . or, well you get the idea.

Back 30 years ago congress worked 48 weeks a year - like all working folks (except those who didn't get 4 weeks a year off for vacation!), and now they are in Washington 32 weeks a year, and even then work only 2 or 3 days a week - Friday travel home, weekend at home, Monday travel back to Washington - and then if they are not called into session or have committee meetings nothing happens. One other thing - the DNC and RNC are asking them to dial for dollars FOUR HOURS A DAY - let's get campaign finance fixed! Begging for campaign money does nothing for the country!

Come on folks - put in an honest week's work and get to the country's business. We're sinking fast and not enough of you are bailing!

The Liberalator

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

No, really, where ARE their hearts?

Well, congress voted last night to help out the citizens who were absolutely devastated by hurricane Sandy, and guess what?

You guessed it - the vote was 241 to help and 180 against helping. That's 192 Democrats (plus 49 r's) voted yea, and 179 repubs against it! (the one crazy Dem was Jim Cooper).

I can't imagine the heartlessness and callousness of people like those repubs that will place party and office before helping our people that are desperately in need!

The Liberalator

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rates Going Up?

Help me with something. I've always thought that the cost of a product or service that a consumer pays is to either get a better product or get better service. I'm trying to understand why I am asked to pay for transmission lines to other states or other parts of Texas by the electric monopoly that benefits me NONE AT ALL! Isn't everyone glad that we deregulated the utility industries so we have hardly any say at all in the service we get except through a congress paid off by the utilities?

The Liberalator

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

They (he) Did It Again!

Well, John Boner, the repub with a heart of gold, just kept thousands of East Coasters in the cold and dark by not allowing the Superstorm Sandy relief bill to come to the floor.

What a Guy!

How do you think he and his repub cohorts will handle the automatic gun massacre? Pass a weapons regulation bill?


The Liberalator