Thursday, April 29, 2010

NOW they're mad??

We are told by the Tea-Party   that they are “mad and can’t take it anymore” and that the rest of us should be too!

Folks, we had eight years of Bush and Cheney, but NOW they are getting mad  ???REALLY ? !!!!   NO, REALLY?  !!!!

  • They didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
  • They didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.
  • They didn’t get mad about gas prices when Bush and Cheney friends at the oil companies raised a gallon of gas price to more than $5 and posted highest profits in the history of U.S for 8 years straight (Bush presidency).
  • They didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative identity was revealed.
  • They didn't get mad when the Patriot Act , which allows torture and disregards personal rights for Americans, got passed.
  • They didn't get mad when Bush and Cheney illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us, Iraq.
  • They didn't get mad when Bush and Cheney spent over 600 billion (and counting) on said illegal war, Iraq.
  • They didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.
  • They didn't get mad when they  found out about torturing people.
  • They didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
  • They didn't get mad that Bin Laden was not caught when Bush had a chance to do so.
  • They didn't get mad when they saw the horrible veterans conditions at Walter Reed.
  • They didn't get mad when Bush let a major US city drown like a 3rd world country.
  • They didn't get mad when Bush gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.
  • They didn't get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars was redirected to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage, which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides.
  • They didn't get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark (when during Clinton presidency we had almost a Trillion dollars surplus), and our debt hit the thirteen trillion dollar mark.

They finally got mad when a government decided that people in America deserved the right to get treatment if they are sick and can not afford to do so.

Yes, an illegal war, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with the Tea party. They are partying not with tea, but with sucking the blood of the ordinary Americans.

Sure!  NOW, THEY ARE MAD!!!  Helping the ordinary Americans...” oh hell no!  They have  to be MAD!!!”.

Teabaggers are hypocrites and clowns. Period.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Back and Forth

Saw a response by Melissa Engelhard to Kaye Fissinger's article 'Hatriots' over at Voice of Longmont.

Long response and largely focuses on not using inflammatory language - sounds like a great idea. Sure wish other bloggers in Longmont could listen to her - maybe if they'd stop screeching...

Frankly, I think Kaye's earned the right to speak her mind any way she likes*. The hatred and vitriol heaped on her at every turn by GOP sympathizers using pseudonyms is shameful and cowardly.

I don't want to pick the entire response apart but a lot of it seems to be 'we're not like that' - I'd agree. Melissa doesn't seem to be like the people Kaye's talking about. However, there are those in Longmont that have made their undying hatred of anything 'liberal' or 'progressive' quite abundantly clear (sometimes via screaming threat-calls or ominous legalese-filled emails). No, I'm sorry but I won't offer up any apologies for Kaye's tone - the people she's writing about have earned it.

Speaking of 'earned' - Guess who's the biggest benefactor from Longmont's far right? Mr. Tom Tancredo** - by a mile... suddenly his appearance at this meeting comes as less of a surprise. That kind of grease makes the wheel turn on command I'm sure.

* as have I - harrassed out of my own Rep's town hall? There's some classy GOP behavior. All because I wanted to videotape Musgrave's remarks. What is UP with these people and recordings? Michael Jackson was less touchy. Public means PUBLIC folks.

**It's fascinating reading really.