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.
Monday, October 04, 2010
I HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE US

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin









Pretty funny stuff. 
I've always liked Bill Maher though I don't always agree with him. His show is the main reason I have HBO since George Carlin Died.

In this case I do agree with him though a lot of people seem to think it's over the line calling the Republicans the enemy. I say call a turd a turd.

It seems to me that most people forget what happened during the Bush march to destruction. From the very beginning of Republican majority there was a constant attack on anything that was good for anyone other than the richest 10 percent of Americans or multinational corporations. Not to mention the U.S. Companies who pretend to be international by having a mail drop in the Cayman Islands or one of the other countries that make it nice for their money.

We got attacked and need a crusade against the terrorists who did it. So were going to attack Afghanistan
because they camp out there and spend the Saudi money that finances them. Besides look at all that copper gold and other raw materials just laying around for someone to pick up.

You want to file bankruptcy? Hold on their,are you an individual? Sorry, if you were a big company there would be no problem. You have a large pension fund for employees? Forget about it we'll take care of that you just take your money and disappear it into your magic bookkeeping.

Gee, that last war went to quick so were going to attack Iraq. I'm sure there's something bad their doing there and we have all these bombs and tanks and the US defense industry wants to make more money.
Besides look at all that Oil just laying there for someone to pick up.

You want to save money on drugs from Canada? Nope, can't do it even though their made here and shipped there. We're also going to fix the Medicare drug plan so it costs you and the government a lot more. We gotta take care of those pharmaceutical companies after all.

You have one credit card you were late on a payment on. Don't worry we'll just raise the rates on all your cards. Oh you'll find out about it a couple of months after it happens.

Hey! What do you mean your going to take that poor woman's feeding tube out. You can't we just called two members back and passed a resolution that says you can't. The President even took time away from his vacation to sign it.

OK guys go ahead and lay off all those workers and set up your factories where slave labor is legal. It'll save a bundle and you can go buy that 5th house and private lake.

Wow! Bush just got elected to his second term by maybe a 180,000 votes if we don't have a recount. That gives him a mandate to Privatize Social Security. It says so right in the game rules.

Well that seems like it was the straw that broke the Democratic paralysis. 
It's one thing that didn't happen. 
That would have been really neat when the stock market crashed.

The Republicans steamrolled almost everything they wanted until 2006 while the Democrats caved.
Then the Democrats won control of the house back and nothing much happened.

Now I see two types of Democrats running for office. There are the ones who pretend they don't even know who President Obama is and then there are the ones, Congressmen and Senators who brag about how much water they have carried for the president and how they deserve to keep their jobs. The only trouble with that is, yes there were great things done in the last two years but it seems like for every bucket of water delivered there is a half a bucket slopped on the floor for no reason.

Bipartisanship doesn't seem to make much sense if it's one sided.

Now we have the Tea Party, If there was ever a reason for Progressives to get out and vote this movement is it. Also people should remember that besides the Tea Party the same old gang of George Bush Republicans are still out there and many of them are still in office.

Enemy. Damn straight. I don't think there is any doubt. We're in a war of the rich and the poor and like all other wars the casualties are the middle class (if there is such a thing anymore) and the poor.

But as usual I could be full of shit.
 
posted by Nit Wit at 2:43 PM | Permalink |


5 Comments:


  • At 3:15 PM, Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY

    you are not full of shit. I keep waiting for some tea bagger to say 'let them eat cake'..they are the enemy, but they're not us..they are bat shit crazy and we're just a tad off...you as always are right on the money.

     
  • At 3:20 PM, Blogger Nit Wit

    AWW Shucks. I almost didn't write it because you posted the video last night. I saw the show and it bounced around in my noodle all weekend.

     
  • At 4:16 PM, Blogger Charlene

    I watched the program, almost always do. Lots of times I think Bill's too irreverent, but I also laugh.

    Candidates who supported the progressive legislation that the President lead on and then won't campaign on it, are idiots and should be kicked out of the party. If we go back to a GOP majority it will be open season on the citizens. I don't want to see the US become a 100% servant of the rich, as it once was. Before the 17th Ammendment it was crony politics and we had no voice. With unlimited unaccountable donation to nonprofit advocacy groups, it's heading back in that direction.

    We still have our votes let's use them!

     
  • At 7:24 PM, Blogger billy pilgrim

    the koch brothers were big financial backers of the libertarian party but it was getting them nowhere so i've read that they're now throwing their money at the teabaggers.

    bill maher always talks about being a libertarian, i guess that might make him a teabagger now. ron paul got real popular by saying he was a libertarian and that he was going to end wars and balance the books. i thought he was a wolf in sheep's clothing now i'm pretty sure he is a wolf in sheeps clothing after seeing his kid espouse the teabag rhetoric.

    i think getting elected is the prime directive for all politicians and they'll sell their souls for a nickel.

    but this might all be a dream and i'm really the king of iceland.

     
  • At 9:21 AM, Blogger McRaven

    If you were full of shit I would of put my boots on but I am sitting here bare footed typing thinking why didn't I visit you when I drove through Ohio???