so we have to talk about a few too many things today...what else is new?
But first, let's pause for a commercial from my fine state of California -- who came up with this?
find yourself here.
Do we really have to be a magnet for the lost, forlorn, the unemployed and insecure?
Here's another thought -- if the truth sets us free, what do flat out lies do to us?
And another -- how can this Propagandist-in-Chief sleep at night?
And another -- will G be able to keep this up and end every sentence with a question?
Yesterday was simply amazing, wasn't it?
The full text can be reviewed here; however, allow me to hit some of the highlights:
"Now, if Congress allows this meat-cleaver approach to take place, it will jeopardize our military readiness; it will eviscerate job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research. It won't consider whether we're cutting some bloated program that has outlived its usefulness, or a vital service that Americans depend on every single day. It doesn't make those distinctions."
"Emergency responders like the ones who are here today -- their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded. Border Patrol agents will see their hours reduced. FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country. Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find childcare for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings."
LIES. LIES. LIES. LIES. But keep on keepin' on chicken little. Perhaps when all these people have lost their purpose in life they can all flock to California and smoke pot, liberally dispersed from our medical marijuana outlets, and find themselves all over again.
Leadership decides what gets cut; but nice touch with throwing everything you can think of into the mix, including that last thought there about "[losing] access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings." Didn't your 2.7 trillion dollar Obamacare law just fix all that?
And what about what you said in November of 2011? Didn't you "vow" to veto any bill that would undo the sequester spending cuts? Now that's a good question. And a big shout out goes out to "sweetness and light" for a little help with supplying a honey of a video backup.
But there he is -- standing with a backdrop of "first responders" -- backtracking on a pledge...
"So these cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy. They will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls. This is not an abstraction -- people will lose their jobs. The unemployment rate might tick up again."
Now, we have talked about this 85 billion dollars in cuts already; we poked a little fun with the idea that if they are so draconian, why are we committed to doing them at all?
But seriously -- 85 billion? That is like a drop in the bucket when we are running over a trillion dollars in deficits each year, no? The pencil pushers have already figured out, it's less than two percent of the budget. And really now, wouldn't leadership -- department heads, czars, the president -- make the final call? Who's really in charge here? DO we really have to start with the emergency responders, or do you think we might be able to cut other people, places, and things first?
Clearly, yesterday's performance was all about the Radical-in-Chief being the first responder of demagoguery. His plan is to use this sequester battle to bury the GOP into the ground, even while he has no intention of making cuts to anything; he wants America to go down, in flames, if possible. This is what he has dreamed of all his life. [Of course, most Americans see him as the outsider and savior in chief, not the destroyer; fool me once, shame on you -- fool me twice, shame on me...but I digress]
In other words, make way for ducklings which leads to fundamental transformation. that was easy.
The thing is people -- We, the people, are no longer free people.
WE have already lost our liberty. Our freedom and liberty died when we began to accrue serious debt, debt we will be unable to pay back in our lifetime, in our children's lifetime, in many lifetimes to come. Freedom goes right out of the equation when we are chained to a debt so great, it is inconceivable and unimaginable to see the way back.
As a people we have reached our limits -- emotionally and intellectually. We are seeing, witnessing in the everyday, the unintended consequences of our lack of attention to keeping our word, keeping our faith, keeping our solvency, keeping our hearts and minds healthy and vibrant and good (without the use of questionable prescription or recreational drugs).
WE are a mess.
WE are lost.
WE need to be found (not sure California is the place to start...just sayin'. and I live here, so I should know, right).
I have to end with something funny or else I may go mad before the clock strikes ten...
Remember that moment in Legally Blonde, when Elle goes off on her argument something like this:
'exercise gives you endorphins,
endorphins make you happy,
and happy people
just don't shoot their husbands.'
just give me a courtesy laugh and we can all go on with our day...but no lie, there's a pretty good message in there somewhere. look, seek, find it yourself.
Make it a Good Day, G