I bet you’re thinking that I was going to start with Ted Cruz, John Boehner and Eric Cantor. Nope, I’m not going there. These are cinematic villains. Who are the top 10 bes- acted villains in cinematic history? I saw this wonderful video on YouTube and I needed to share it with you. Can you name all the villains in the movies that they come from? I had trouble with a couple.
Well, hell, let’s shut it down. Everybody’s reporting that a government shutdown is just around the corner. We don’t need any stinking government. The government has only brought me pain and misery. Good riddance. Now I can do what I want. I can go where I want and I can drive as fast as I want. It is like Mad Max.
“We will do everything we can to protect Americans against the harmful effects of Obamacare. This bill does that. We’re united in the House as Republicans,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said shortly after unveiling the plan to his rank and file. “Now it’s up to the Senate Democrats to answer.”
That response came quickly. Even before the House had a chance to vote on its proposal, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) blasted it as “pointless.” Democratic aides said the Senate would procedurally set aside the House amendments first thing Monday, leaving GOP leaders with a stark choice: approve the simple funding bill the Senate passed Friday or permit federal agencies to close.
“As I have said repeatedly, the Senate will reject any Republican attempt to force changes to the Affordable Care Act through a mandatory government funding bill,” Reid said in a written statement. “After weeks of futile political games from Republicans, we are still at square one.”
I’m sorry, I really can’t talk about this anymore. The bottom line is that one side as being completely and totally unreasonable. They want to play the game exactly their way or not at all. Our government was built on the proposition of compromise. In order to get anything done in Congress people have to compromise. If you don’t want to compromise, you don’t want our system of government. That is a monarchy. I am positive that the GOP does not want a monarchy with Barack Obama as king. Oh, they want a monarchy with somebody they like as king. Think Progress has a nice article on the GOP’s three-year history to a government shutdown. Continue reading News Roundup – Government Shutdown, Texas Rangers→
There seems to be a lot of buzz over an agreement between labor leaders and business leaders which should clear the way for immigration reform. The media’s painting a picture where everyone is popping the champagne corks, but I’m not so sure. I believe that conservatives have not only said no, but hell no to any type of immigration reform. I’m not sure than an agreement between labor and business is going to change that. The recent reaction of John McCain to a constituent illustrates the point. Basically, conservatives believe, and rightly so, that these undocumented workers came here illegally. The problem is that they are here illegally and therefore you have to deal with the illegal aspect of their presence first. Any thought that these “economic refugees” (I still believe that this is a better term to describe the immigrants who have come here because of their economic status in their own country) are going to voluntarily go back to their home countries is laughable. I have a better chance of twitching my nose and making millions of dollars fall from the sky than you have of these undocumented workers simply packing up and going home. It simply won’t happen.
Rush Limbaugh is upset that Doctor Ben Carson is stepping down as commencement speaker because of his anti-gay statements. What really has gotten to Rush Limbaugh is the fact that medical students are bent out of shape. Unfortunately, what he doesn’t realize is that medical students are young, idealistic and liberal. It’s only later when they become old, seasoned and grizzled physicians, who are stuck in their ways, that they move on to the conservative side. I’m not sure what happened to me. I am clearly old. I’m clearly grizzled. I have yet to embrace conservatism. 🙂
I’m just wondering why I haven’t stumbled across buried treasure like an old Spanish Galleon filled with silver. Of course, I live in Asheville, North Carolina. There are not many Spanish Galleons here in Asheville. Then there’s that day job that I have that seems to take up a considerable amount of time.