Nobody Knows if Obama and John Boehner solved how to pass amnesty this morning at the White House, but what Alex Sink, a democrat running to represent Florida, showed in her almost blatantly funny statement, is that most democrats are just worried about WHO is going to landscape their mansions. It’s a concern.
“We need to bring these people out of the shadows so that they’re paying into social security, paying into Medicare, they’re paying federal income taxes,” she said. “So they’re not security issues, but they have to earn their way, but we need immigration reform.”
Nobody Knows, but nobody can guess that if the immigrants stopped coming, Americans would be doing those jobs…and wages would, just by free market demand, have to go up. And that’s what the big companies don’t want now do they?
Nobody Knows, but– we are finding out, Obamacare demands that all calories of food must now be listed by restaurants. So, is Obama going to excuse all the pizza delivery places from spending the money and listing the calories on their pizza boxes until AFTER the 2014 elections to save his butt? No doubt, he will. And nobody knows if listing calories is going to keep anybody from getting extra cheese.
Nobody Knows that the Supreme Court has ruled that the police can gather DNA from anyone whenever they want. And nobody is pretty certain they already have most everyone’s. Anyone born in America has their blood taken right after birth, illegal or not.
Nobody Knows why Chuck Hagel, our Secretary of Defense, is taking our military back to pre-WWII levels when he says we are in more danger now than we have ever been.
Oh, that makes sense.
Hagel stressed that such changes entail risk. He said—
“We are entering an era where American dominance on the seas, in the skies and in space can no longer be taken for granted.”
So therefore, we can’t win, so we should just retreat. Nobody Knows why the democrats hate the military, but they do. Bill Clinton did such a fine job of downsizing our military it took George W. Bush almost 9 months to build it back up enough to attack Iraq. Going to the U.N. was just a stall. (That’s my opinion)
Nobody Knows where Hagel is going to ‘store’ all our unused military hardware, sell it to China?
Nobody Knows that I actually heard reported today on the radio that “hate groups’ have gone down in the last year. ‘Hate groups” being those white conservative radicals who were all in a hussy about Obama trying to take their guns away. Right. You cannot not hate anyone who tries to deprive you of your rights.
Nobody Knows when anyone who hates anything, will be arrested. (First they came for the Jews…and I said nothing….)
Nobody Knows how Eric Holder can tell the state attorney generals to just ignore the laws in their state and go ahead and sanction gay marriage and rights, and then have the audacity to say our founders had gays in mind when they wrote our founding documents.
Nobody Knows how John McCain got to be a Senator from Arizona. Somebody enlightened me.
Nobody Knows why some people are night people and some people are day people, a subject that I can’t seem to find an answer to. SCN?
And Nobody Knows why the heck we are talking about “gay rights” all day long and into the sunset when America has MUCH bigger problems…like a Marxist President who is completely gone off the rails and plans to destroy the country beyond all recognition. Tell me, what’s more important than that?
Nobody knows how Congress became so corrupted that nobody will impeach him.
And Nobody knows that unlike Jane Fonda, I noticed butterflies, polar bears, kittens, pregnant women, baby elephants and all the beauty all around this planet when I was about…four.
Nobody Knows where Obama is going to get the money for his latest “Hey, I’ll buy your vote, because I can!” idea. He wants to give every child that is born in America, $500 to put in a government savings account. Hispanic women have the lead in that area: 4 to 1. Nobody Knows just how much that will cost if Obama decides to give amnesty all by his lonesome pen, but he figures since he is losing his base, he has to give the Hispanics a free-be. Add that to the $17 trillion.
Nobody Knows, that since 2009, we have been giving millions of dollars to Mexican prostitutes, (men) to study AIDS…it is suppose to end this year. Nobody Knows just why our taxpayers should be paying so much to gay prostitutes in Mexico, but we can only guess that Obama thinks it’s very important. This is about keeping the Mexican prostitutes from disease….remember that on tax day, and also remember that Obama really FEELS the male prostitutes pain..in Mexico.
If I was a male prostitute here, I’d write my Congressman. Remember, it was in Mexico that the FBI got caught hanging out with…prostitutes…when Obama was there.
Nobody Knows that Bill Clinton once pardoned an ex Congressmen from jail, but he’s back in it again tonight: Former Illinois Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds was arrested Monday in Zimbabwe for making pornographic films in hotels where he had accumulated $24,500 in unpaid bills, and had overstayed his visa by two months. Mel is good friends with Jesse Jackson, and so Nobody Knows why Obama has not pardoned Jesse’s son, yet. Where’s Bill when you need him?
Nobody Knows why Obama has decided to start demanding EPA get onto fixing the omissions on trucks, but if you think your bacon is high now…just wait…
Nobody Knows why Obama is always absent, when freedom calls. The good people in Kiev are giving up their very lives because they don’t want to be ruled by Russia..ever again. And in shame, Obama and the EU don’t even want to take sides. It’s too shameful to even witness. Reagan would have made a strong statement, but then again, Reagan fought for freedom. Obama’s idea of freedom is how much freedom he has to rule everyone’s lives.
Nobody Knows, that my most favorite quote yesterday was from a man who was Johnny Carson’s top joke writer. He had this to say about Jay Leno, and the other comics on late night TV:
His competitors haven’t exactly hammered President Barack Obama, hardly a smidgen. The paucity of Obama jokes is the dog that didn’t bark. Like their news anchor counterparts, our hosts go gentle into that late night, despite the target-rich environment of this administration. With his pen and phone, our selfie-absorbed president is one whacked uncle away from appointing himself Supreme Leader.
Somebody—PLEASE—- whack that uncle.
We all know who won the Superbowl game…it was a blowout. But…who won points on the Bill O’Reilly interview? Let’s review it, point by point:
1. Obamacare: Bill starts the kickoff with the question of WHEN did Obama know about the terrible problems with the Obamacare rollout? Obama came back with he knew there would be ‘glitches’ because he’s such a savvy tech guy of course, and then said nobody anticipated the problems, but they fixed it in just three months, and now it works fine, and 3 million people have signed up.
SCORE: First down. Bill got slammed to the ground the 10 yard line on that one.
It’s NOT fixed. Not only are people STILL having trouble getting on, and the site is as insecure as Target at Christmas, the costs will be enormous. It’s destroying jobs, but Obama makes it sound like they just had a small problem. And since Obama had 3 years to ‘get it right,’ a good reporter would have asked about the jobs being lost, why they made the 30 hour a week penalty, and if Obama is hoping, like he once expressed on video, that he should go to a one payer system. but he didn’t. Obama scores 10 points.
2. Fire Sebeluis: Bill gets the ball…make a long pass…wants to know why he as a taxpayer has to pay for Sibelius salary since she was the cause of the fault of Obamcare. Obama flashes a big smile, intercepts the ball, and switches the subject to what his job is in the future, avoiding even talking about her, and says he just wants to concentrate on making Obamacare works.
SCORE: Second Down: Obama now has the ball. Obama scores another 13 points.
Bill should have asked why his administration is so incompetent and can we continue to expect such incompetence for the rest of his term? He didn’t.
3. Obama’s Biggest Mistake: Bill comes back with a harder play: Did Obama think his biggest mistake was telling everyone they could keep their doctor? Obama zigzags over that question like pro. “You have a long list of my mistakes–” he tells O’Reilly, and goes on the attack. ”It’s in the past.” he says. And THEN makes sure he reminds Bill that he once said that Obama —” looks pretty good” ! Yes…Obama reminds Bill that he once said Obama was doing good.
SCORE: O’Reilly is losing by this time. He is so caught off guard by Obama’s slipping out of every question…he’s not sure where to go. Obama knew that nobody was gong to be able to keep their doctor. It’s been proven that he knew. He just lied about it, and then lied again about it to Bill O’Reilly.
Score another 10 points for Obama
4. Benghazi: You have to admire the spirit of Bill O’Reilly. It’s becoming obvious that he had to submit the questions he was going to ask Obama before Obama would even do this interview, therefore Obama was prepared to dance around every question: But Bill does NOT give up. He remarks that a General testified that Leon Pannetta KNEW Benghazi was a terrorist attack within minutes, and wants to know IF he told Obama. But, Obama got his game. He says that there was a mix of people there that night, and nobody knew what was going on: Clowns, probably midget, maybe a few terrorist, but come on…it was some kind of attack, and he admitted that the next day Bill. Fox News does nothing but tell lies and deceptions, and basically doesn’t know facts of any kind…insinuates Obama.
SCORE: Wow. Bill can’t get pass the 50 years line. What he should have asked was WHY did Obama, Susan Rice, and Hillary Clinton swear for three whole weeks that it was just a bunch of people out walking who were upset by a video? And when Obama starting explaining that nobody knows that places are dangerous, Bill should have said, “Obviously YOU didn’t know, or YOU would have protected them…so how can other people know, when you don’t?”
Obama blamed Fox news, and scored another 10 points.
5. IRS: Bill then asks about the IRS. No time in history did the head of the IRS visit the White House 157 times. He was trying to get the President to admit that the White House was involved in going after his conservative enemies. Obama said there was not a smidgen of corruption in the IRS. But, bonehead decisions are allowed. Oh…and he doesn’t recall every meeting with that IRS agent. Of course he doesn’t.
SCORE: Bill should have asked: So you’re saying you don’t watch anything that happens in the White House? You never know about anything that happens…ever? How can you be President and not know anything? But he didn’t.
6. Fundamentally Change America : Bill reads a question from a reader. It’s the longest pass of the night. And the question stands alone –as a touchdown. Bill asks the question why does Obama fundamentally want to change America? After all…Obama said it. Then Obama goes into his next “We need to get jobs, work hard…” speech.
SCORE: Even though Obama dodged the question, the question alone was great:
O’Reilly scores 8 points.
And in the end, Bill conceded victory to Obama by saying, “I think your heart is in the right place.”
Joe Wilson, he is not. It takes more than just talent and practice to win a football game: it takes courage. And it takes even MORE courage to go up against a corrupt leader as powerful as President Obama and call him on his lies.
All I can say about Bill is: “I think his heart was in the right place.”
Last week, Rush Limbaugh was really excited…and he it seems was the only one…BUT…Scott Walker had great news. Not only had he managed to fight the big unions in Wisconsin, but he took a blue state on the way to being Detroit, turned it around, and put so much money in the State Budget he plans to give it BACK to the people.
PROOF…that with the right leaders, America can come back!
So, congratulations to Governor Scott Walker! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week.
And —-If Jeb Bush runs for President: Go ahead and jump into the race Scott…we need fresh blood.
(This has been a word from our Sponcer)
—Why FOX news downplayed this obvious overreacting of a Republican Congressman threatening to end the life of a reporter, but they did. CNN didn’t though—all they talked about today was the ice traffic jam in Georgia, and this incident. Right after it happened, he said this:
“I was extremely annoyed because I was doing NY1 a favor by rushing to do their interview first in lieu of several other requests. The reporter knew that I was in a hurry and was only there to comment on the State of the Union, but insisted on taking a disrespectful and cheap shot at the end of the interview, because I did not have time to speak off-topic. I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect, especially when I go out of my way to do that reporter a favor. I doubt that I am the first Member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last,” read the statement.
Nobody Wonders if this is the new norm: our elected power-inflated officials just have an overwhelming desire to pick up reporters and throw them off tall buildings and watch them splat.
Good thing there was a camera there.
This clearly was New York Union thug-like behavior towards a reporter. But then again, Obama had Larry Connors, a well established newsman here in St. Louis, fired after he interviewed Obama and later said that he was audited.
I’m so glad he didn’t have him thrown him off a 4-story building.
It’s been a while since I touched on probably my most favorite politician in the whole wide world: Daniel Hannan. (thanks to amforatas for putting me on to him.)
If only the world was filled with more of these men, earth would be a better place. In this speech, he delivers a uplifting speech for England to be its own country again.
Watch in awe— this man of intelligent perfection: And enjoy.
If England was smart, they’d make this man Prime Minister.
Men are always complaining that women are just a mystery, and this woman has got me baffled. Barbara Bush, does not want her son Jeb, who she insists IS the most qualified person in the world to be the next President to run, to NOT run because she agrees with the rest of us? That it’s time we end the dynasties?
Jeb of course tweeted the next day: “What Day is Mother’s Day this year?”
Mmmmm….how do we interpret this? First: All the men in the family have come out and endorsed Jeb to run, but not mom. You have to ask yourself…what is the biggest thing going against Jeb Bush running as President? I bet if you took a poll (and you can bet you’re grandmother’s social security card that she keeps in a box on her dresser) that the Bush’s have done extensive polls on this matter, you would find that very few people in America think we should have 3 presidents in our lifetime from the same family. Therefore, this is not the first, or the last time you will hear mom saying this: Don’t fool yourself, Jeb will be running and this is a psychological ploy to have mom help by saying she knows the problem, and she agrees with us all. She feels OUR concern.
Notice also, she mentions her family are all ‘public servants’. Give me a break. The ‘public servant’ business has served the Bush family very well. Notice how she mentions the Bush women as being the servants of the poor and global health. There’s the upcoming ‘women’s’ issue. Women are strong in the Bush family. Strong public servants like the men. You could go farther and pay attention to the “governors” she thinks might run (Christie wish?)
Why doesn’t she want him to run? Because it will be just so rough on the poor kid. He will have all those enemies. (I can see why Laura Bush and Barbara don’t get along.) Politicians don’t let ‘mom’ go on C-Span to do this sort of stuff unless it’s going to benefit them. And this is not the first time Barbara has said this. Barbara is campaigning for Jeb, pure and simple. And she is setting the conversation for everyone to come out and say, “Hey Jeb! Forget your mother…run!” It’s to set up the “mom is mean to you Jeb, of course you should run!” scenario.
And then there’s Michelle turning 50. The media let us all believe that she was going to party her birthday away in Hawaii, but now we find out that, no…she’s having a party at the White House and the Obama’s will NOT be putting out their own money to feed everyone. So, that means, hip-hop, big Stevie Wonder party time, lots of drinking, and campaigning for the Obama’s nest egg Mansion in Hawaii. I’m wondering if they are going to let the press in, or if they will just pick and choose what pictures they will let the public see?
Michelle now has her AARP card, and well she should. AARP helped push Obamacare through.
As IF she is going to use it.
Two political women from two different parties: Two sneaky political peas in a pod.
We are ALL being manipulated.
Nobody Rants on a Saturday
I have been really out of it since last Monday, it seems I caught the usual “flu” of the season, and I can tell you the exact moment…I was coming out of the bathroom at my local Wal-Mart, the one that I HATE to shop at but have to due to “lack of competition.” They are the only place that sells certain items…anyway, I had washed my hands, put on anti-bacterial hand lotion, stepped out into the store, and then I heard it: the deadly cough…from a kid. Right there in front of me.
“Oh boy, I’m doomed.” I thought, and sure enough —while going out to pick up the mail in minus 3 below zero a few days later, it didn’t take long for the sore throat to start. And what they are saying is right: the new bugs are oblivious to everything: It didn’t matter what I took from my medicine cabinet, nothing worked. The only thing that worked was daily trips trapped in a steam filled bathroom, thanking god that I had hot water…
And speaking of hot water, I don’t think I ever remember a town’s water supply being contaminated so badly that 300,000 people are told not to touch it, do you? Can you imagine not being able to wash your face, your hair, your teeth, or cook as the poor people of West Virginia? And yet, have you noticed, whole towns can be wiped off the map by tornadoes or floods, or spilled chemical disasters, and what does the media repeat over and over and over?
The latest political scandal…whatever it is. As if, politics are the most important thing in the country. And last week it was Chris Christie’s email. It’s no secret that Chris Christie wants the Republican nomination. He showed that at the last Republican convention down in Florida, when he gave a big speech about himself instead of Mitt Romney. As I remember, he even looked very pissed at Romney that night, probably for not picking him to be his VP. And so everyone remembers Christie gawking over Obama right before the elections, and his obsequious behavior to Obama after that hurt Romney really bad. He knew it, and really didn’t care.
He is vindictive…no doubt about it. He’s as ruthless as they come. I don’t buy this “big heart” he puts on. Bill Clinton was good at that too.
Beware of puppy dog faces.
Nevertheless, Hillary is such a weak candidate, and Chris is about as big as a liberal as she is…they have to get rid of him early. Watch for some more nasty attacks on the big “bully”. Christie’s apology speech was much too long, and that was a stupid political move on his part, but so typical of egotistical politicians..
And speaking of egotistical politicians, since I was in bed last week, I even watched the Obama “promise Zones” speech, and I got something very different from everybody else. What I heard is that Obama is giving money to poor Hispanics and future democratic voters in economic zones (he left out Detroit…why?) where big corporations will be needing future workers, and he is going to make sure kids get government care from birth if necessary. The Promise Zone is early childhood state nanny help. That’s what I heard. Just more of the agenda that Hillary wanted on the plate since she stated it in “It Takes a Village.” Hillary stated in that book that she thinks the state can take care of the babies in the first year.
Don’t believe me? Read it.
Just his week in St. Louis, the last Macy’s North of St. Louis closed down. Eight thousand jobs were lost. The mall it was attached to died in 2009, so it’s a wonder it held on that long. For every ‘job’ created, five are lost.
By the way, did ANYBODY hear how great the retail sales were during Christmas?
I never did.
What kind of idiots base their GDP on how much people spend?
Anyway, the good news is, I did not cough ONCE while typing this! The old cantankerous woman is coming back!
If I seem a little scattered in the next few days, blame it on the Nyquil that isn’t working.
Any home remedies on “how to kick the flu in less than 3 days” would be really appreciated. (It’s now been 6 days, I’m ready.)
A few more thoughts on New Year’s Eve…basically, this is what’s coming to America.
And here’s more from Thomas Sowell….
What ObamaCare has done, thanks to Chief Justice Roberts’ Supreme Court decision, is reduce us all from free citizens to cowed subjects, whom the federal government can order around in our own personal lives, in defiance of the 10th Amendment and all the other protections of our freedom in the Constitution of the United States.
ObamaCare is more than a medical problem, though there are predictable medical problems — and even catastrophes — that will unfold in the course of 2014 and beyond. Our betters have now been empowered to run our lives, with whatever combination of arrogance and incompetence they may have, or however much they lie.
This means that Republicans have to decide whether their top priority is internal strife among the different wings of the party — another circular firing squad — or whether either wing puts the country first.
And last but certainly not least…thoughts from the past, still relevant today…
Some people just put their foot in their mouths every other day. And some people actually THINK before they speak. I’ve done more of the former than the latter. For instance, once after I had played and sang at a funeral for a friend who had lost his mother… Jesse (that actually was his name) went out of his way to thank me sincerely for making the day so special: And I said in my most sincerest voice—”I’d be happy to sing at any future family funerals Jesse.”
What I MEANT was: Anytime you need me, to do it again, just call, but whoa…he took it to mean, I couldn’t wait for his whole family to drop dead. Not what I was trying to say that…but to this day, I don’t trust myself when I speak…my brain goes faster than my mouth, and I’m totally bored with whatever I was thinking, on to the next thought I go, and my mind is usually on another subject by the time I get to the second word. Which means, I’m not paying a bit of attention to what I’m saying.
(Anybody else have that problem?) We’ve all been there. And THIS year, the media has published the most famous quotes of the year, many of us would like to forget, including the people who said them. Listed below are the “not so perfect” and then a few gems. My Nobody’s Perfect column fits perfectly with the last day of the year. Imperfection is at least one thing that we truly do, all have in common.
The Not So Perfect Quotes of 2013.
“My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes.”— Alaska Republican congressman Don Young
I missed that one. I think it would be a good name for a football team. Wetbacks. Maybe the Indians would feel better about the Redskins.
Nobody bothered to ask Rob how MANY drunken stupors Bob has had. But then again, it’s Canada, where everybody is drunk most of the time because the beer tastes better there. He’s perfect for them.
I can give assurances to the public’s in Europe and around the world that we’re not going around snooping at people’s emails or listening to their phone calls.”— President Barack Obama
B.S. —Before Snowden
“Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” Joe Biden
“There is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation. If the hood fits, wear it.”— U.S. Representative Alan Grayson (D-Florida)
I have a hood?
“I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”— New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
The most intelligent thing ever uttered by a New York Mayor.
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”— President Barack Obama
He didn’t really say that. What his mind was thinking is: You can’t keep your plan, I am getting rid of it, it’s just that my mouth wasn’t listening to my thoughts…
“embrace the suck.”
Nancy Pelosi telling the world, that we are going to be sucked dry of everything. And she sucks. Good to know.
“I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line.”- President Barack Obama
And then, it crossed it again and again, amazingly not disturbing the many flights of Air Force One. Maybe he got confused. Obama has crossed too many red lines to count. In fact, I think he could be color blind, and everything is black and white. There IS no red.
“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me”- President Barack Obama
No he’s not.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”- Hillary Clinton
The difference it makes, is you want to be President.
“Not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier, but everyone is entitled to a chance” Leon Panetta
Hey, I’m a woman….can I try out for the New York Yankees? I understand I won’t even have to warm up!
I get calls from the government all the time: I’m worried.
“The era of the lawn in the West is over.” Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. at the University of Wisconsin.
Congress is exempt from this one too. All Congressmen and women’s lawns WILL be watered. Daily.
“Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages supersize.!” NY city fast food workers.
“I was Hannah Montana’s mother…Where did I go wrong?” Brooke Shields
Where every mother goes wrong: It’s all about the hair. Did you tell her the cut was all wrong for her?
The Perfect Quotes:
“I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded.” —-Edward Snowden.
“Twenty years from now, if there is some obscure Trivial Pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.”— Ted Cruz.
And thanks to you, I WILL remain the King of the Trivia Pursuit in my family: Green eggs and ham.
“Some of us feel like we are in a circular firing squad.”—– GOF P Virginia, Shelley Moore Capitol
The shutdown insanity….where local people survived but GOP representatives. Got shot with Obama bullets of blame for something he caused. Welcome to our world Ms. Moore.
“It does give you a perspective on humanity…they just came in, they helped, and they left.” —Boulder resident Kim Schuler after the epic flooding in Colorado.
Boulder resident find out white (probably republicans) humans are actually kind and good, and are great to have around in a crisis. Who knew?
“Obamacare is really the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. It is slavery, in a way.”— Neurosurgeon Ben Carson
“So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will,’” wrote comedian Patton Oswalt on Facebook after the Boston bombing.
Taken without political correctness…one of the best quotes of the year.
“The Fed manages what has become the biggest transfer program to the rich, channeling cheap credit to the government and big business. It comes at the expense of small businesses where most fit entry-level jobs are created. The fed has gained colossal new discretionary powers to micromanage the whole financial system. The Fed gives it whatever money it wants. It comes under no congressional control.. This is all blatantly unconstitutional but that matters less and less these days.” —Steve Forbes
Nobody Notes: I really hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year’s celebration!
My advice: Don’t drink and talk. You might end up here next year.
UPDATE: WAIT…let’s add one more favorite quote:
“Just remember, the harder they squeeze, the more we’ll slip through their fingers.” snopercod
Cocaine. The rich get a little money, and they just can’t seem to help themselves—- They love to do cocaine. Obama did so much cocaine throughout his life, his sweat is being collected by his buddy Mr. Love and being sold on e-bay for over a $1000 dollars a drop. (Just kidding, his poll numbers are going down. His sweat has dropped in value.)
And last week, we had Rob Ford, who had so much coke flowing through his blood, he was knocking over old ladies.
So this week, on our Nobody’s Perfect list of losers, we have a somebody (a politician) vs. a nobody. (not sure what this guy does) The world is filling up with somebody’s and nobody’s and comparing the two is always educational, don’t you think?
Let’s start with the politician first: Rep. Trey Radel, simply because he’s from a city that is close to my old home town of Naples, Florida:
(Newser) – A freshman Republican in the House now has much bigger worries than a re-election campaign. Rep. Trey Radel, who represents Florida’s Fort Myers area, has been charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession in DC, reports Politico. The Miami Herald describes Radel as a “libertarian-leaning” Republican in line with the Tea Party and says the 37-year-old might have caught a break by getting busted in Washington: He would have faced felony charges in Florida. His maximum penalty in DC would be 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.
Right! He got busted in D.C., where, as far as we know, half the city is on crack! They sure act like it. He has a wife and a son, and I’m sure two very proud parents somewhere in Ft. Myers wondering how this could have happened.
And then there’s the nobody: Jermaine Lloyd, who was busted because he was running around naked with a turban on his head.
Deputies had to use force Sunday to subdue a naked man wearing only high heels and a turban after spotting him hiding behind a tree trying to put on pink women’s panties and pantyhose.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week? Aha! My first tendency is to give the award to Jerome, because Trey was just cokin…not running around naked with a Turban on his head.
On the other hand, Trey is being paid to represent the good people of Ft. Meyers. As a tax-paying citizen of Lee Country, I’m offended that my representative is hanging out with the people in Washington.
Unlike the motto of Las Vagas: What happens in Washington, doesn’t stay in Washington. In fact, it usually ruins the whole country. He should know that.
So, Congratulations Trey! You win, the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week, for basically not knowing that Obama is out to get anyone who is associated with the Tea Party. Everyone else is allowed to do cocaine…just not you. Trey is already being audited as we speak.
I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry at this. Okay. I’m laughing. Dave Wilson didn’t really lie about not being black, he just did the same thing that Obama does and did to get himself elected. Vote for me…because I’m black like you! That’s all you need to know!
Nobody Wins when black Americans are so uneducated that they will vote for anybody, not for what they stand for, but because they like his skin color.
Nevertheless: Pretty funny Dave! (even though it’s kind of sad)
The right of a nation to kill a tryant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.—John Adams
I am a BIG fan of Thomas Sowell, and I don’t think that I have ever read a piece by him that I could disagree with: But this week, Thomas sided with the progressive Republicans in saying that Ted Cruz did damage to the party by trying to defund Obamacare. Nobody has a different opinion on that matter, so Mr. Thomas, forgive me, but I must protest. (Read his article here.)
Thomas: The tea party’s principles were clear. But their tactics can only be judged by the consequences.
Nobody: Tell me Thomas, you are basically saying that the only time to fight for your principles is when you are sure to win that fight…right? I don’t think there were many men that signed the Declaration of Independence that thought America had much of a chance of winning that fight…and yet, they stood together on principle. You don’t win a fight with just one battle. Instead of attacking the one lone man who did, we SHOULD be attacking the rest of the men that didn’t stand, and that was most of our Congress.
Thomas: Since the tea party sees itself as the conservative wing of the Republican Party, its supporters might want to consider what was said by an iconic conservative figure of the past, Edmund Burke: “Preserving my principles unshaken, I reserve my activity for rational endeavors.”
Nobody: You reason here that because the democrats are in the majority, they can pass Obamacare and therefore fighting to defund it was “irrational.”
Irrational? If you know something is going to destroy America, do you stand aside because you don’t have the legislative power? That’s irrational. Your rationality depends on honest and fair elections, something that NO one has the power to verify since elections results are now done in Spain, in secret, and reported to an elite few. Where have you been Mr. Sowell? Vacationing? The whole process of our elections have been changed with technology. This is not the America you remember. Not to mention, the power of the Feds and the corporate lobbying. The ‘people’s voice is very little right now. We are being boiled like frogs.
Thomas: Most people outside the tea party recognized that defunding Obamacare was also beyond their power — and events confirmed that.
Nobody: Right…we knew we would lose, so don’t fight. We also knew that Obmacare had other nasty goodies in it—like establishing civil armies in our cities, and that it would doom us to poverty, and in many cases death, but hey, it will die of its own accord, right Mr. Sowell? With only a handful of men opposing it, why should we feel confident about that? We can’t. Ted Cruz looks like a hero right now with all the people losing their insurance. John Adams would have been right up there with him..
Thomas: With the chances of making a dent in Obamacare by trying to defund it being virtually zero, and the Republican Party’s chances of gaining power in either the 2014 or 2016 elections being reduced by the public’s backlash against that futile attempt, there was virtually nothing to gain politically and much to lose.
Nobody: Okay, what you are saying that since our principles are just, we should compromise them, in order for the progressive members of the party to remain in power. Right now, there is no public backlash against Ted Cruz. The public backlash is against Obama and his lies. You, dear sir, are still on page one.
Thomas: However difficult it might be to repeal Obamacare after it gets up and running, the odds against repeal, after the 2014 and 2016 elections, are certainly no worse than the odds against defunding it in 2013. Winning those elections would improve the odds.
Nobody: We have lost the last two Presidential elections with your kind of thinking. The power of the President trumps all of Congress at the moment. And the tea party will not vote for another loser, especially if they believe in Obamacare as Mitt Romney did. The Democrats will successfully smear all republicans because they are just better at it, and their people have been brainwashed by years of liberal education, and they are being supported by the government. This is all by design.
In the meantime, Mr. Sowell, people will die waiting for the RIGHT time to defund Obamacare. Tell me, if I have cancer, and lost my doctor, do I have to wait until 2016 to get my treatment? I could very well be dead. Does that matter to you? Or does the success of the ‘party’ matter more?
Thomas: If the tea party made a tactical mistake, that is not necessarily fatal in politics. People can even learn from their mistakes — but only if they admit to themselves that they were mistaken. Whether the tea party can do that may determine not only its fate but the fate of an America that still needs the principles that brought tea party members together in the first place.
Nobody: It’s just your opinion that the tea party made a mistake. From our side of the isle, because Ted Cruz was honest, and right to oppose this horrible death sentence to America, we are proud to follow his example. You’re the one making the mistake by siding with the progressive Republicans, who are run by the corporations and banks, and you have given in, probably to keep yourself employed. Don’t worry, Peggy Noonan did the same thing.
When Hitler was in power, would you have told the Jews to just wait to the next elections to protest?
Nobody Wonders what happened to Thomas Sowell great thinking cap, and if he will ever admit HIS mistake in taking political expediency to principle. Our founders didn’t wait, and one of the reasons our country has gotten to this horrible point, is because more good men did not stick up for principle. No, they WAITED until the NEXT election. They sold out their principles every single time.
You might want to live in a country like that Thomas, but I don’t.
You admit the tea party is right on principle, but wrong on ‘tactics.” I disagree, and probably because I have much more to lose than you.
Only time will prove which one of us is right.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that Hillary Clinton is lining up her generals in Virginia, Terry McAuliffe and his pick for Lieutenant Governor, Dr. (I won’t shake your hand if you’re a Christian) Ralph Northan, both won in Virgin last night.
During an on-air debate, Ralph Northam, the McAuliffe-backed Democrat running for Lt. Gov. in Virginia, refused to shake hands with E. W. Jackson, his GOP opponent, who happens to be a black minister. Democratic Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam on Friday stressed during an interview with the Washington Blade that he feels ending anti-LGBT discrimination in the commonwealth is good for the state’s economy.
(The state economy? That’s stretching it a bit too far don’t you think?) Is that going to be the democratic platform: The economy is bad because people just hate women, blacks, AND gays?
Of course, they had loads of help from Karl Rove and the Republican Party, who want to back Chris Christie in 2016, because they know he will lose to Hillary. This will force the true conservatives to run on a third party ticket (which they are hoping for) and therefore when Hillary wins, they can blame it on the tea party.
Nobody has always Wondered why the Bushes and the Clinton’s have always been so close.
It’s all about the global. Remember, Jeb Bush just gave Hillary an award.
In the meantime, a democrat can refuse to shake the hand of a black man, and still win, on points that the black man is conservative. If a white Republican refused to shake the hand of a black Democratic opponent, we would never hear the end of it.
Nobody Wonders if that race in Virginia’ didn’t come down to who had the most money and who played the dirtiest?