“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"

Monday, October 28, 2013

Let's Get It Straight!

It's amazing how convoluted and twisted the repubs can write their talking points, either not understanding or more likely intentionally distorting statements by Democrats. When Harry Reid commented about repubs not having the right to "pick and choose" which departments get funded it was in reference to the panic repubs went into, after they shut down the government, when some of their base discovered what they had done (for instance closing the federal park system) and the TP's wanted none of that. So the repubs wanted to start opening select departments that their base was ticked off about to placate them. Of course congress can select what bills to debate and pass, but not just the ones to make only the teapartiers happy! And our local nameless editors in the local rag jumped right on it, using the same distorted talking points!

The Liberalator  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

More Promises

Greg Abbott in town yesterday bragging about keeping Texas  number one in job creation. The only problem is that Texas leads the country in the number of minimum-wage jobs, and most of them don't offer health care! (Texas, by the way, shares this honor with Mississippi.) Come on down for a minimum wage job, rankings at the bottom in education, health care, poverty, and the list goes on and on.

We would certainly like to see continued increase in employment, but in jobs that offer a good standard of living.

The Liberalator

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free Tickets!

Isn't it nice that our congress critter 4 price sees nothing wrong with accepting free football tickets to Texas University football games? He said he took them so  he could get to "know the school." After all he said it is a "common practice" amongst Texas legislators." I wonder if he sat down in the bleachers where he would come in contact and "get to know"  the student body or in a glass enclosed $1000 suite with buffet, beverages, and wait service?

I worked for a state agency for twenty years and a basic rule was that the staff was to accept nothing, even as inconsequential as a stick of gum from a constituent. Obviously our upstanding legislators have a different standard. I wonder how many other "gifts" (aside from cash) are accepted without a blink of an eye.

Could old 4-P not afford to buy his own ticket? HAH!

The Liberalator

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Will He Ever Sober Up?

Ole Teddy the Cruiser is still shouting at the world that "Obamacare is hurting millions", Obamacare will triple your healthcare premiums, blah,blah, blah, etc.

Teddy boy, the Affordable Care Act won't go into effect until January 1, 2014, and NO-ONE has paid a cent or been hurt by the plan - just who is getting hurt?


The Liberalator

Monday, October 21, 2013

How To Begin fixing the Budget

What kind of military does the U.S. need now? Do we need huge armies of foot soldiers armed to the teeth, massive aircraft carriers plowing the seas, monstrous armored tanks by the thousands (by the way all presently parked in storage!), planes the air force don't even want and a HUGE arsenal of atomic bombs, enough to annihilate continents?

Or would extremely mobile and well equipped response teams, available at a moment's notice anywhere in the world, and only the size needed for the situation solve the problem? Personnel trained in counter-espionage, with the ability to search out difficult to find terrorists world-wide and with a support team of tech savvy computer knowledgeable staff working 24/7?

Who is our enemy? Are we confronted with invading hoards of armies overrunning our country? Aircraft unable to be detected and destroyed threatening our cities? Giant sea craft threatening our shores?

Of course not! Terrorists, single and in groups constantly plotting to harm our citizens and country are the principle threat.

The military budget must be cut drastically, not by giving to the massive military, command, support and infrastructure, to bases not needed around the world, to costly and unworkable weapons systems and a to huge uniformed military personnel all over the world, but to fund the type of military we need - small, smart, quickly available, top shelf equipped and supported unequivocally and totally by our U.S. citizens.

The Liberalator

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Do you think it will work?

I read in the paper yesterday that our congress critter ole Mac the Thorn voted against paying our country's outstanding credit bill and it gave me an idea. I've always been under the impression that our monetary system is based on trust and faith that we'll pay what we owe on our bills on time, but I'm going to write Visa and tell them that I have been spending too much money and charging it on my card, so I'm not going to pay them until I can figure a way to cut back on my spending and then I'll send them my payment. Do you think it will work? Mac the Thorn does!

The Liberalator

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Too Gracious

Why do you think the prez felt he needed to thank speaker boner and the turtle for passing the budget and debt ceiling bills? After all the lies, distortions, fudging, side-stepping and down right meanness they did to make sure they didn't pass them until their backs were against the wall, the least they deserve is a snub and really ought to get a tongue lashing for what they did to the country and our fellow citizens. He's got to have a bigger heart than I have!

The Liberalator

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Long Absence

How hard it is to sit down and write on a blog! I make notes of what I could write about, clip articles, LTEs and columns, all kinds of ideas, but I never make it to the computer - willpower is a short commodity with me. I am going to make every effort to write something, no matter how short every day, hopefully something of more value than this note! We'll see.