Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Draining Poison



We didn't send you to Washington to make intelligent decisions. We sent you to represent us.
    -- Kent York, Baptist minister to US Rep. Bill Sarpalius


This seems more true today than ever before. I’m not just talking about the people who voted the politicians into office, but also the people who really control the actions of our public servants from the local level up to the highest office in the land. You know the one with the ventriloquists dummy in it. Eisenhower, on his last day in office warned us about them.

I’m talking about big business of course. If a local town or city will not cave in and give a company big tax breaks and other incentives they just don’t build their plant or store in that community, and if they are already there they close up and go elsewhere.

This has happened a lot in Ohio. Here where I live we have had at least 6 major employers close up shop and move their operations elsewhere, mostly down south or overseas. We lost a planed Honda plant when the Mayor and City Counsel refused to give any more tax cuts and other bribes than had already been agreed upon. Haven’t heard a word from them in a couple of years.

Everyone knows how the lobbyists for all these organizations buy influence (a nice way to say bribe) and how the politicians run their charities and non profits as welfare funds for their friends and relatives and finance their own parties operations.

Funny, it makes them rich and costs the taxpayers billions now and far into the future.

What is really nifty is that they have appointed congressmen both in the House and Senate to plan reforms who are some of the biggest takers of money and special favors from the lobbyists. They are giving back the few thousand dollars that Abramoff made as personal contributions to their war chests and keeping the millions that his clients have given to both parties.

If their not doing the bidding of big business they are busy pandering to the most vocal segments of the population. They are usually the most extreme right or left wing organizations or some that defy being categorized.

Well, this rant is just for me to get some of the poison out of my system. Every time I think the people in government have done something hard to believe, they manage to top themselves by doing something even more unbelievable.

Besides, Jackiesue told me I had to come back and post something and stop being so lazy, and I’m scared of her. LOL!

My health is getting better, but everyone else in the house has chest colds and sore throats. I am surprised that I haven’t caught something with my suppressed immune system.

See ya in the funny papers!
 
posted by Nit Wit at 8:23 AM | Permalink |


3 Comments:


  • At 12:44 PM, Blogger Brilliantmadness

    Yep- Don't mess with Granny- Be afraid..Be VERY afraid..:)
    Nice to hear from you though :)
    mad*

     
  • At 9:20 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    good thing too, i was "fixing" to come whup yo'ass...i like reading your blogs too much for you to lay about sick...my daddy said if you go to the dr.and get medicine for your cold it will get better in a week.and if you stay home and drink lots of fluids and chicken soup you'll get better in 7 days...so your time was up...and thanks for blogging about exactly what i think...them aholes..

     
  • At 6:31 AM, Blogger Babs

    Hey- did you know you posted???
    Damn corporate assholes like they don't already make a huge fucking profit and give their CEO's bonus checks of millions of dollars while the minimum wage in this country remains at below poverty level.
    Ahhhhh....that felt good to let out. You should post more often, it allows me to spew venim....
    Hope you don't catch the family bug!!!