Maxine Waters. Wow, just wow! Hey, I thought Pelosi was going to “drain the swamp…”
Archive for July, 2010
Rangel to resign. Yeah, they hope he will because the timing on this ensures that there will be a huge impact in the November elections. They really just want this to go away.
But there is another issue. What does Rangel know? My guess is that he knows quite a lot and could really damage some dems in congress right now. So part of what keeps dems from throwing Rangel under the bus is not just political hackism, but pure blackmail. Huh.
america ripe for revolution. Honestly, I sure hope not. But Obama is certainly not helping things. But there are many of us who depend on things remaining in the status quo. I’m worried about Obama screwing things up beyond recognition.
That seems to be the case. That ain’t good for the democrats. If Feingold loses…
ethics charges against him. Looks like the trial will be in mid-September. Could that be any worse for democrats? Hard to image a worse scenario.
Rangel is a dirtbag, no question about it.
dead? Well, I certainly hope so. It was a combination of piss-poor science and political hackery from the beginning. But this article says that Reid’s energy bill seals the deal.
people are starting to hate congress. Yes, I know, politicians have always been an easy mark, but they are behaving worse than usual. And that is a real problem for the health and longevity of the republic. It’s hard to imagine what will happen when people hold elected officials in such low esteem that they no longer follow. A big part of the reason America even started was because men like George Washington were totally unselfish. When Nancy Pelosi complains about not having a big enough plane (at taxpayer expense, of course), we know we are very far from that. A lot of early thinkers said that virtue was essential to the establishment of government (long term), and they were surely correct. When virtue is gone, gov’t is close behind. My worry is that virtue has become uncommon in Washington. And I’m not talking about fake, manufactured virtue that plays on the evening news. I’m talking about real sacrifices (and we certainly don’t see that in our elected officials today).
The ancient Assyrian empire was based in Nineveh, and lasted nearly 2,500 years. Then it crashed in a VERY short time. I doubt that anyone there thought that there could be a problem with their civilization after so long. I mean, the last king started out like all the others and by the end was saying, “Why are my days these days?”
Believe me, I’m not engaging is some doomsday stuff, but with federal spending what it is, there are those who are talking like this now. But I do think that we need to be very careful, and continuing down the path we are on right now will likely lead to disaster.
If we think that we are the final version of society, we are foolish and confused about the cycles of civilization in history.
The only good thing is that the American people may be ripe for a transformative leader like Reagan. Like an alcoholic, we may actually have “hit bottom” and may be willing to make a huge change. I’m not sure we’re there yet, but I certainly hope so. Reagan talked about it being “Morning in America” again, and he was truly able to change some things, but in a very short time we are back in the soup, like a dog to his vomit.
I don’t think we’ve hit bottom yet. Obama may be willing to turn on a dime a la Clinton, but I doubt it.