The Democrats in Wisconsin got stomped yesterday, only winning two out of six Senate seats that were up for recall—and two of their own seats will be up for recall next week. They only needed three to regain the majority; after next week, it’s conceivable that they will be worse off than when they started.
Which just goes to show you how useless the Democratic Party is. This is nothing new—it’s been that way for years—but to see them lose after making such a goddamned fuss earlier this year … well … it’s just sad, is what it is.
I have been trying to keep my hopes up for 2012, refusing to believe that people could go on making the same brainless mistakes, but I’m starting to detect the stench of defeat in the air. Obama has made a colossal mess of his presidency and shit all over the people who got him elected in the first place—he might just get a third-party candidate into the White House.
But probably not. If you’re not red or blue, you don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of making it that far in politics. What’s more likely, is that Butterfingers Obama will deliver the top spot in government right back into the greedy, waiting hands of the Republicans—and God help us if Michele Bachmann somehow wins the nomination.
Yes, it’s been a very depressing day for news—not a lot of smiles. For instance, the GOP has picked its six members for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (super committee); they’re all crackpot extremists who would rather be castrated than raise taxes, so we all know how it’s going to go in November. This is not a surprise, either; but it is kind of disheartening to see it printed in black & white.
The GOP appointments “will make sure that you don’t get any tax increases,” said FBR Capital Markets policy analyst Ed Mills, speaking to people making more than $250,000 and all of the other poor dumb bastards who can’t grasp the fact that they don’t belong to that elite 1.5% of the population (and probably never will).
John Boehner, as usual, made his own remarks; Dr. Evil spoke out of the side of his mouth, all the while attempting to suppress an impish grin. “This joint committee presents an opportunity for both parties to bring to the table their best ideas, debate them on the merits, and ultimately come together to do what’s best for our country,” he said.
Well … shit. What fucking planet is he living on? He and his cronies were the ones who refused to budge on new revenue in the first place; for him to come back and talk about “coming together” is a horrendous insult and a lie.
Meanwhile, Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) is once again taking on big issues and being all but ignored for his efforts. His latest crusade is against the ratings agencies that downgraded the United States’ credit score and were at least partially responsible for the housing and credit bubbles by issuing AAA-ratings to “toxic waste” investments for hefty fees. Read the article here … and for more information on how these agencies (such as S&P) work, go here.
Things in Iowa are getting interesting. Rick Santorum is reportedly “worried” because no one is taking him seriously; according to some, if he has a poor showing in the Ames Straw Poll, his campaign will likely be “doomed.” Besides all of that, he has ruined his voice with all of his hateful, anti-gay rhetoric, saying things like calling same-sex marriage a marriage would be like calling a cup of tea a basketball.
Yeah, the man is a wreck—all anyone wants to talk about is the fact that his surname has been defined as “Santorum 1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum.” What’s worse, is this hideous definition is the #1 search result when one Googles “Santorum.” It’s enough to make him want to cry. He was practically driven out of office in Pennsylvania by a torch-carrying mob, and now every time his name is mentioned, it is done so right alongside anal sex.
Respected sex columnist Dan Savage is responsible in part for the ex-senator’s woes—but when you get right down to it, he has no one to blame but himself. Still, he said this: “It doesn’t deserve any kind of recognition. This is the kind of disgusting discourse in our society that coarsens our society and doesn’t add value. Because we have a society now with the Internet that anybody on the extreme fringe can post things and be heard, it doesn’t mean that should be paid attention to.”
Well, I wouldn’t say that Dan Savage is on the “fringe”—a hell of a lot more people pay attention to him than they do Rick Santorum. But so what? After Iowa, we probably will no longer have to worry about poor old Rick—or Tim Pawlenty, for that matter.
And what about Sarah Palin? That cuckoo bitch is getting back on board her bus and touring … where? Iowa! But she’s still not a candidate … which makes me wonder: just what in the royal stinking fuck is she campaigning for?
There’s all kinds of ugly things in the papers today—it’s the kind of stuff that makes a person just want to go back to bed and try again tomorrow. Speaking of which, I’m hoping to have more news for you in regards to water-fueled cars and the like by then. I was distracted by some heavy, feature-length films on the nature of the New World Order and all of the ugliness that it entails. I’m going to post a couple of those at the end of this column, even though I have not had a chance to get through the entire things. Trying to keep up on all of these topics is both exhausting and time-consuming …
… which is why this weekend is going to be so pleasant. I’m going to take my family and go sit in the woods for a couple of days. Unfortunately, I’ll be back on Monday.
One final thing that I would like to address is the fact that we are just one month away from the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 … and as far as I can tell, the people responsible for that horrid act have not even been identified yet, let alone brought to justice. I’m not about to start getting into why I believe that—it’s a topic more suitable for a book, and a number of them have already been written—but I will invite you to watch these videos and look at another series which I found even more convincing: 9/11 Coincidences, a 19-part series available at NufffRespect’s YouTube channel.
So, until tomorrow….