Archive for December, 2011
Dear President Obama,
When Republicans make their move to block your (albeit a bit late, but appreciated none the less) environmental protection attempts to stop the Keystone XL Tar-Sand Pipeline and at the same time bolster the EPA mercury reduction plan to end the pollution of our air with Mercury and other deadly byproducts from the coal mining industry by saying your actions will kill off jobs, in spite of the fact that these actions will obviously be saving the lives and the health of present and future generations of Americans, perhaps a simple “cut to the chase” reply from you will do the trick.
I’ll take “Name a moron, a weasel, and a dry drunk” for $100 Million Alex!
“My Republican friends, after due consideration of your never ending attempts to bypass the EPA and cancel or reduce many protective measures that protect the environment and our citizens, I have to ask you, should we just go ahead and eliminate the DEA and the EPA?”
“After all, it’s straightforward logic, one can easily see that the combined work of these agencies has resulted in the loss of many high paying jobs in the illicit drug industry and low paying dangerous jobs in the energy industry. Of course some of those DEA affected jobs were located outside the borders of the United States with many of them held by non-Americans, but there are also quite a few of our own countrymen and women who have lost employment and subsequently had to give away huge homes, fancy cars, and huge amounts of money here at home, all due to our drug interdiction actions. At the same time, the actions of the EPA have hit at the other end of the financial spectrum in their attempt to reduce the obscene profiteering that has gone unchecked for decades and enabled the financing of lobbyists to allow that often mentioned 1 percent to exponentially ‘double down’ on their profits.”
I thank you for your time….
That’s all you have to say on this, but be sure that your statement is simultaneously distributed to the news media, even though far too much of that industry is owned or controlled by the same people that run the career fields mentioned in the first paragraph, perhaps the news will get out.
At the risk of digressing one more time, run on sentences like the one located at the top of this post that you may have mistaken for a paragraph shouldn’t frighten you, if you manage to keep them grammatically correct they may even help you blow out those cobwebs you secretly fear may be indicative of early onset Alzheimer’s.
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Mitch McConnell, the senator from Kentucky who is often called “Turtle Head” for at least two reasons explained below, has proclaimed that the Canada to Texas oil pipe line is a natural for the unemployed, as it’s a “shovel ready” project set to get people working again. For some reason, he left out the part about how most of those employees will freeze their collective asses off and risk their lives for chump change, and how the owners of it all will see an increase in their stored off shore billions. This windfall will make the few million dollars said owners paid out in bribes (more commonly known as campaign donations) by their lobbyists, and can be seen as yet one more wise business investment for them.
Reason # 1: Well, there is more than a passing resemblance to a turtle.
There but for a pair of glasses………
Note, Mitch is for once on the left.
My apologies to turtles everywhere.
I can’t seem to find a photo of an actual “Turtle Head”#2 to post here, but since I’m calling it “Turtle Head” #2, that should give you a hint of what kind of #2 I’m talking about.
So my questions for Mitch are, exactly how much (in cash) will “we the people” have to come up with to buy you out of your contract, and if you’re in search of a new experience, have you considered doing some work for actual Americans? I’m talking about the kind of Americans with (usually) two legs who aren’t corporations, who are not citizens that can offshore their huge income. To cut to the chase, I mean the ones who vote, not the kind that are able to buy votes (and Supreme Court Justices).
And I don’t mean that bullshit contract that you signed with Grover Norquist decades ago, that one containing a promise to protect the holdings of the moneyed class and for ever keep them out of the sights of the tax collectors. I’m writing more about the one that those Krazy Klown Koch brothers have you so deeply vested in….
To borrow the punch line from one of the oldest jokes around, “We already know what you are, now we’re just trying to lock in the price…..
Another whore who makes hot calls on the phone
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It seems that there was some sort of class action law suit that recently took place against eBay, a legal action that for reasons beyond my understanding had chosen to include humble little me as part of that class.
Well, that drawn out legal battle is finally over and, whoo hoo, we won.
Yes grasshopper, that check’s for (pre-tax) damn near 70 cents
I have no way to prove it, but I’m reasonably sure that a large clot of lawyers who were involved on both sides of the deal were able to take home a lump sum payment that was somewhat larger than sixty eight cents, one that could enable each of them to buy a chalet or two in the South of France if they decided that was in their interest. Also likely, there was enough pocket change left over to pick up a new Mercedes for each of them and each member of their families, including those ingrate remora-like bastards step children they have to feed. As you may already know, most lawyers don’t actually have children of their own, the basic attorney personality is a very strong (if odious) and proven form of birth control and most court imposed restraining orders will usually function as a powerful contraceptive device.