Besides Wheaties, a good day starts when real information gets disseminated amongst the masses in an easy to read, short and to the point, breakdown of the bottom line and the behind the scenes negotiations of our money every time. can I get a thankya, Jesus. amen.
The thing is, and I'm going to get right to it this morning, I am wondering if congress -- as one body -- has any clue as to how they are being perceived right now.
They are doing it again!
They are trying to justify more of the same all over again...recollecting the "corn-husker kickback" and "Louisiana purchase" as we draw to a close yet another year with a rampant rush to legislation, having a total flashback on the health care bill fiasco.
I don't know about you, but I see this ending badly.
And to think, this is our money.
The taxation element, in running our government, is not the problem -- it is the spending; while this compromise in question, morphing into a really bad episode of let's make a deal, is hardly what the American people had in mind. We may have everything but the kitchen sink in our handbag, but that doesn't give you political license to empty it, right before our very eyes, and take of it whatever you want...as we don't see any semblance of a prize, windfall, or even so much as a handsome ransom, waiting in the wings.
And besides, there just might be an emergency, a real crisis, down the road; we may need that bobby pin, that roll of floss, that mangled piece of gum attracting whatever extra fuzz it can find at the bottom of the bag -- we might need it.
But nooooooooooo, there they are again today, discussing all the ways and means possible -- and cleverly disguised, too, in quite the compromising but partisan fashion -- of every which way but loose in stuffing this tax bill with anything they can get their hands on; whatever deal needs to be made, whatever devil in the details needs to be done. This is the way congress operates, day in and day out.
This is Lame Duck at it's worst; and this is about all we can expect from the people who stole our purse, in broad daylight, holding America's future in their hands -- and boy, are they ever running with it, all the way to the Treasury and back, a trillion times over.
If only it were just a movie, a game show, anything but the reality that it is.
Are we now in some kind of twisted plot, following along the lines of a pop culture phenomenon, like The Big Lebowski, failing terribly in making any real money, but in the end, the congressional cult following overrides the dueling realities, leaving us with the stupid scenes of a rolled up rug in mind, sitting on an empty purse, wondering what just happened; it would be real funny if all that mattered was a good laugh; if it were simply entertainment, no harm, no foul, only a belly full of popcorn and junior mints, life goes on.
"we have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work."
The way I see it, right now, we are subsidizing something that no longer works.
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment
of freedom of the people
by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power
than by violent and sudden usurpations."
Yes, first it's the safety pin, then it's the Tic Tac, and before you know it, they are grabbing for the lipstick -- and you know there will be trouble if you lay a hand on that...
"a wise and frugal government,
which shall leave men free to regulate
their own pursuits of industry and improvement,
and shall not take from the mouth of labor
the bread it has earned --
this is the sum of good government."
G's motto for the day: "Good Government. Good People. Grow the Good and all else shall be added."
thank you, thank you very much.(say it with an Elvis accent, if you will).
The framework of our political house is being held hostage by a bunch of buffoons.
The only thing we can hope for, is a tighter hold on the purse strings, a kicking and screaming if they dare so much as try to take one more thing, and a full on backlash if they continue this sid-vicious assault upon everything this country stands for.
For most of us, we don't play in a band where we do something stupid and the manager bails us out, we don't make loads of dough living large in the little town of Make Believe acting like somebody else, while still, only the lucky make it on a game show or even win the lottery. And most of all, most of us don't hold positions of power spending other people's money, carelessly, recklessly, thinking the bottom of the purse is just an imaginary subjective line, decided by the guy holding her purse; no no, that good gig if you can get it comes from none other than our U.S. Government.
We are a republic, incorporating the rule of law into the fabric of our lives, encapsulating everything Self-Reliant, with liberty and justice for all; and everything would be just fine if we paid more attention to growing the good -- increasing the honorable, our gratitude, a conviction of faith and service, sheltering the everlasting freedom for all, equally and fairly under the rule of law -- as this nation was intended.
Remember the difference living in a budding republic makes -- and not a phony, made for TV republic, a real one, with real people using real money and everything, oh my gawd. A mediocre democracy, with so-so principles, a corrupt congressional body, lousy values, and a growing irreverence to anything resembling our foundation, including every bit of their best intentions, is way different. Going to another original script of Jefferson:
"a democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."
and then there is this:
"the Constitution only gives people the right
to pursue happiness.
You have to catch it yourself."
Back to an image we can work with, featuring a long awaited movie trailer of the American Girl and the Bandit. Earth to Washington, if 'said happiness' is holding a commoner's handbag, Gucci notwithstanding, you best let go and walk away. just walk away and nobody will get hurt.
Make it a GOOD Day, G
your youtube feature on Dear America is a Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious, favorite...but it is a horrible version, bad sound, and everything...but the beauty of it, meeting up with the reality in the streets of London over the last 24 hours is brilliant, if I don't say so myself. Anarchy! yeah, yeah yeah!
Screw the queen, just grab her handbag... hey, throw a few eggs at the car... maybe break a few windows... punk the prince...and they say whatever happens in Europe doesn't stay in Europe, it all hops over the pond eventually...all in due time my pretty...might I suggest a few self-defense classes.