Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Observations from the Edge 9.21.2

If you have read any of this blog before you can probably tell that I can be cynical to the extreme at times and it seems to get worse with every passing day. But after doing some thinking and reading tonight I thought I would add to my previous post (l). Surprisingly my thoughts have a slightly more positive tone now. I wrote that post in the library just after the Senate vote that killed for now the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ and showed the world how down right hateful and ugly the GOP can be. That in itself is something positive, they can’t pretend to support the troops anymore when they are willing to hold them hostage to there homophobia. Let the world see them for what they are.

It was also nice to see all the rallying around each other that people did whether in twitter, Facebook, or just through email or talking. Yes talking, that old-fashioned form of communication I shy away from.

Than there is John McCain who said after the vote “This is a blatant political ploy in order to try to galvanize the political base of the other side which is faced with losing an election.” I have to agree with part of that statement. Hopefully the Democratic base was galvanized some today but it wasn’t by any blatant political ploy. It was by seeing what the future holds if we allow ignorant bastards like you to run this country again. And I should add there was a time I liked you some.

And finally there is Lady Gaga speaking at a rally in Maine. Ill just let her words speak for themselves ….

“….I am here today because I would like to propose a new law; a law that sends home the soldier that has the problem. Our new law is called "if you don't like it, go home." A law that discharges the soldier with the issue, the law that discharges the soldier with the real problem, the homophobic soldier that has the real negative effect on unit cohesion. A law that sends home the homophobe, a law that sends home the prejudiced. A law that doesn't prosecute the gay soldier who fights for equality with no problem, but prosecutes the straight soldier who fights against it. Or perhaps that was a bit spun. ... To be fair, it sends home the straight soldier who fights for some freedoms, for some equalities, but not for the equality of the gay ….”

Full Lady Gaga speech on CNN

Observations from the Edge 9.21

You knew it had to happen soon, my venting political side just had to raise its head on this one. In a 56-43 vote earlier today Senate Democrats failed to stop a Republican filibuster on the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, the first time since 1952 that the bill failed to pass. Now the lockstep nazified Republicans will tell you that it wasn’t because of the amendment that would have repealed ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ but rather a matter of Senate procedure. I honestly can’t believe they can stand there and say with a straight face that it was a matter of Senate procedure. What bullshit.

I cant even say that it was that it was done to once again punish President Obama because the man has been strangely quiet on the issue. So much for campaign promises. Thankfully Vice President Joe Biden tries to keep his. So that leaves only a couple of options. Either the Republicans truly hate gays or they have all been drinking that tea flavored kool aid in the backroom.

I just wanted to write something quick so ill just say one more thing. One day these 43 Senators will have their final hour and when they do I hope each and every one of them can look themselves in the mirror and make peace with themselves. Tell themselves they truly voted their conscience and didn't hold the entire US Military hostage to their damn ignorance and fears. Than I hope they have a fun hot ride down the escalator ....

Alexander (R-TN), Barrasso (R-WY), Bennett (R-UT), Bond (R-MO), Brown (R-MA), Brownback (R-KS), Bunning(R-KY), Burr (R-NC), Chambliss (R-GA), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Ensign (R-NV), Enzi (R-WY), Graham (R-SC). Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Hatch (R-UT), Hutchison (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Kyl (R-AZ), LeMieux (R-FL), Lincoln (D-AR), Lugar (R-IN), McCain (R-AZ), McConnell (R-KY), Pryor (D-AR), Reid (D-NV), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Snowe (R-ME), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Voinovich (R-OH), Wicker (R-MS)

And a special salute to one tard who couldn’t even vote. Sorry you lost in your primary to a wingnut but jesus do your job! Than I guess Alaskan politicians tend not to finish what they start. Murkowski (R-AK)

I'll finish with my fav tweet of the day which says it all,
@Shoq Dear Republican Party: Fuck you