05 November 2014

Humpday Happenings...
Twas the day after the elections and all through the house, the dems were all claiming their boss was a louse...
Okay, so it ain't Shakespeare, but it sets the tone in D.C. for the next 2 years, right?
Welcome to Wednesday, and all the fun that comes with it.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with partly cloudy skies today to start with, giving way to more sunshine, and a high maybe reaching 55 degrees
We did get that rain yesterday, but I don't think we're in for any more until later this week (and the weekend, of course).
So, sit back, take it easy, fill up that morning cup of fortitude and let's meander around and see what's going on...
*** First out of the spare parts bin is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
Sounds a lot like what we see, hear and read about in our capital these days.
So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at Valley Forge...
*** And, it's also time for our feature "What the hell happens toay, Bob?"
November 5 -
The USofA gets a "day off", so....we trek across the pond to the UK.
Today is GUY FAWKES DAY and here is the WIKI to go along with it.
It's also called GUNPOWDER DAY (in the UK)
Now, if any have you have seen the movie V FOR VENDETTA, then you know something about November the 5th.."...a day which should never ever be forgot". as the protagonist in the film exclaims over the airwaves in a future dystopian England.
One of many nursery rhymes goes like this:
(From the movie)
Read the history and know the WHY behind it all.
Moving on...
*** So, the GOP has wrested back control of the SENATE, and made it's majority of the HOUSE even larger...well well well, now let's see what THEY can do with this clusterf$ck that the dems have created over the last several years.
Don't let the door hit 'ya in the ass...
Harry Reid will no longer be the senate majority leader -(boo-f$cking-hoo).. Now there's reason to celebrate all by itself - break open some bourbon and pour three fingers.
Personally, if this were times past, he might have been hanged for TREASON...along with a LOT of others in D.C. (and I think you know who they ALL are).
But, is Mitch McConnell any better?
Oh, God...they LOOK ALIKE...!
I don't really know, but I'm not betting the farm on that. Just a feeling I have.
McConnell doesn't appear AS conservative as a conservative should be...meaning he seems more the (very) moderate, so I won't be holding my breath to see ALL the stuff that Obummer and his minions forced upon us to GO AWAY any time soon. Some have cited the same gridlock.
Not to mention (as I already have) Da Prez will no doubt use that nasty "executive order" BS to shove a crapload of things we don't want PAST CONGRESS, to the chagrin of the informed masses.
He STILL has a pen...and a phone (damn).
He's probably already "warming up those pens" of his.
Don't think this has not already been foreseen (Cripes, now I sound like the emperor from Star Wars...lol) and has been a contingency plan BY the dems for some time...just as a way to stifle ANY of the GOP plans to undo wasteful spending, failed plans and the like.
We shall certainly see, won't we?
*** Now before any of you bestow the moniker of "Prophet" upon me...DON'T.
I'm just a "messeneger" and yes, perhaps also a voice in the wilderness, but it doesn't take any level of prophecy to see through certain things and make a good call.
Case in point, today's METRO section in the J-G, and here's the story link:
Yep...the headline reads: ANNEXATION BID OFF US 30 DRAWS FIRE.
Now, who could have seen this coming?
((Raises hand))...ME, that's who.
And, I just said it YESTERDAY...imagine that.
THIS is what the city does...time and again, and few seem to figure it out.
They want to put an "upscale corporate office park" in the NORTHWEST area now containing farmland. Thought we NEEDED more farmland?
But, according to Greg Leatherman, Community Development Director (ad infinitum) it's an"idea" and no REAL plans have been set.
Hey it's not where I live...
So, we tell the people ONE thing...then do ANOTHER, after we get this thing passed...is THAT it? (got it)
Now, how much you want to wager that City Council rubber stamps THIS one (as they seem to do to damn near everything else)?
Meanwhile, what about the SOUTH side of town?
There IS farmland SOUTH of the city...just as ready for something else to be stuck there.
What about areas around the airport? Got farmland THERE, too.
Nope...sorry, not in the "masterplan"...
Annexation...to INCREASE an eroding TAX BASE...typical fall back plan in every city that has a growing number of immigrants (legal AND illegal) most with a welfare mentality, adding into those already sucking at the government's teat (for decades).
We call that institutionalized poverty...manufactured welfare for those too damn lazy to get off their asses and become as productive as those NOT playing this perverse game.
Well, you read about it here...first.
*** Last back to the "Fortress"...this whole take back of the Senate by the GOP should not be without the republican party embracing those in the TEA party, because they helped vote these people in.
THIS is why you won.
Enough with the animosity directed at the tea party and all true conservatives in general.
The people have spoken, and in some way a "sleeping giant" has been awakened once again.
The GOP has the ball, the clock is running, and it's "third and long"...time for some REAL game-play.
We need to hold those newly elected accountable to do something to change the course this nation has been set on for the last several years.
No compromising...no caving in...basically zero-tolerance.
This is an "all hands" situation that needs to be taken care of ASAP.
Hopefully, we, the people have learned MUCH from 2008 and with democrat "rule", in that what they proposed and offered was NOT in the best interest of this nation.
And perhaps, such knowledge can be put to much better use moving forward.
We can but hope.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

Oh, you literally had me rolling on my side with the Mitch versus Harry look alikes. I am still laughing. In fact, at a certain age...do all politicians look the same. Great post!

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
While I might not think the whole "look-alike" gig may pertain to AGE (per se), I DO positively think it has to do with the LENGTH of time SPENT IN OFFICE...!

And that needs to change - no more "career politicians" for life.
Don't keep voting in people that aren't doing their job.
Fire the slackers!
(works for most police departments, doesn't it?)

Thanks much for taking time to roll up today and comment.

Stay safe down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

Nice clue to the quote, you left there...

I have been thinking the same v-a-v McConnell Dingey Harry. I find it hard to believe that two men of such similar circumstances could be the same kind of gold-plated, Union-labeled, MVP caliber penis, but I guess we'll find out.

If nothing else, we can tell Dems, "Now you know how it feels!" (Unless, he's really John McCain in disguise...)

And your talk on the development and farmland on the southside reminded me of the old commercial where the rap group's bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, and they're fighting their way through a cornfield when the leader says, "Homey's gotta cut his grass!"

Bob G. said...

There were SO many great quotes to choose from...it was hard to puck JUST one.
And that clue was pretty much a "gimme".
McConnell & Dingey Harry...separated at birth???
(nah, don;t think so, but...)
LOL...wish I had seen that commercial. SOunds like a winner.

But mark my words, this city IS becoming a lot more "predictable"...must be my "Holmesia" method of solving crime...lol.
Simple DEDUCTIVE REASONING, my dear Christopher.

Hey, thanks for stopping by to comment.
You stay safe up there, brother.