…the Bleacherman has entered the conversation…
Just some quick thoughts before I disappear for a few days to contemplate Passover, Easter and –what I expect to be another disappointing season of – Chicago Cubs Baseball.
WHERE’S WALDO (TED CRUZ): It seems that the smart people at Politico took note of the fact that the mouth that keeps on condemning – that be Senator and Presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, plays hooky at lot when it comes to attending Senate Armed Services Committee hearings. I guess he is too busy running around repealing, abolishing, eliminating and destroying to actually sit down and do what he is getting paid to do. According to the record keepers, the male version of Sarah Palin has attended only three out of sixteen public hearings. Either he already has all the answers and knows everything there is to know about our Armed Services or he does not take seriously the fact that he is being paid to actually legislate, not run around the country seeking higher officer.
We hear a lot a talk about a Balanced Budget Amendment; how about an Constitutional Amendment prohibiting sitting Senators and House Representatives from running for another office while still serving in Congress? They hardly work to begin with and should they start running around the country groveling for votes, their time in Washington – legislating – is minimal.
WHERE’S GOD? (Specifically the evangelical Christian God:) It seems that the almighty omnipotent one is the subject of a lot of attention these days. The dude’s flock of followers and other hypocrites feel that their right to be selectively religious and ungodly discriminatory is being compromised by those bad liberals, heathens, Satan worshipers and atheists in Washington. So this pot of pious pinheads are demanding that their state legislatures enact laws that protect their god-given right to hate and alienate. Religious Freedom Acts are spreading from state to state with all the speed and vigor of a measles epidemic.
So those with deep religious beliefs can now, with impunity, hate gays and lesbians and love adulterers and serial divorcees. God is somewhere scratching his head in disbelief. ‘What have I created?’ he keeps asking himself.
WHERE’S OBAMA’S BALLS/ : Somehow it felt odd from the very beginning. I’m not quite sure who or what Iran is these days. It seems that they are our allies in Iraq fighting ISIS but the are our enemy fighting government forces in Yemen. This schizophrenia thing is giving me a headache.
As are the nuke talks going on with Iran in Switzerland. several days ago, President Obama reaffirmed his belief that Iran should not be allowed to develop nuclear weapon technology. Then, later in the afternoon, Secretary Kerry’s people inferred that the goal of our negotiations is to keep Iran nuke free for a period of ten to fifteen years; after which it will be okay for them to blow up the Middle East.
So the question is whether or not President Obama has the backbone to stand up to Iran and give them a one time take it or leave it offer. If Iran takes the deal, we can only hope that it is a treaty that makes sense and accomplishes our over-riding goal of a stable and lasting peace in the Middle East. If Iran walks away, fine; let them face further and more restrictive sanctions. But the President needs to show some balls. Walk away from the table. Impose new and more effective sanctions. Let Iran know that we are deadly serious in our efforts to keep nukes out of their country.
WHY IS CLIVEN BUNDY BACK IN THE NEWS? Well it seems that old, I-want-everything-for-nothing Cliven Bundy and his band of sovereign nation seeking heretics are back trying to kick the federal government out of Nevada. It seems that a bill sponsored by Nevada Assembly woman Michele Flore would require that the feds get state permission to use state land. The not-so-wise bill would strip the feds of water rights as well.
At a rally, old Cliven proudly announced that he was protesting to take back his land and as sovereign citizens it his right to do so.
I say give him back the land. Let him assume responsibility for maintaining and managing the land. I also advocate that the feds move out of Nevada and take their military bases and civilian jobs with them. Let the sovereign folks be sovereign. Let them take responsibility for caring for themselves. Let them see how easy and cheap it is to control 60 million acres of land and administer the parceling process for mining, logging and various other industrial enterprises. Let these Tea Party enthusiasts sell the land to the rich, the powerful and the explorative and then, ten years later, see what is left of the land once corporate profiteers finish with their rape of the area’s precious resources.
So enough of my grumbling..to all a great Easter, a Happy Passover and – forgive me for the sin of a life long affliction – but Go Cubs Go!
…the Bleacherman has left….hot dogs, pizza and baseball next on the agenda.
PEACE, LOVE AND BROTHERHOOD….