Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Note to Democrats: What Goes Around Comes Around.

“If you’re a Democrat running for office and trying to figure out what Republicans are up to,” Wally suggested in a recent tweet, “you might give a listen to Undecided, an old Ella Fitzgerald song from back in the late 30s.”  And if the saying, “No good deed goes unpunished,” has any truth, according to Wally, “Democrats are being both screwed and betrayed.”  

As part of their Ryan budget, Republicans are in favor of cutting the social safety-net, and Social Security benefits are at the top of their list.  But if you watch their latest television ads, you’ll surely believe that it’s the Democrats who are out to screw over your grandmother and other seniors.  Take this ad, for instance, put out by Georgia Republicans saying that Rep. John Barrow wants to cut Social Security benefits and raise the retirement age to 69.  Another ad, put out by Karl Rove’s Cross Roads GPS accuses Kay Hagen (D), Arkansas of also wanting to cut benefits and raise the retirement age.   There are also a ton of other Republican ads accusing Democrats of wanting to do-away with mortgage deductions and other middleclass tax relief as well.  Meanwhile, Lori Montgomery’s article in The Washington Post, goes into this Republican flip-flop quite well and it is worth a read.

What Republicans say and what Republicans do are two very different things.  Back in the day when everyone was talking deficit, the Ryan Budget favored the slashing and eventual privatizing of Social Security.  And the free market was their answer.

Now, with the election only days away, the GOP still wants to cut and eventually privatize Social Security.  But you’d never know it if you only pay attention to their ads.  They’re trying to come off as champions of seniors and the middleclass, but they aren’t.   Worse yet, they are not even being honest about their beliefs on abortion and contraception.

Meanwhile, Wally wonders what’s up with Colorado’s candidate for U.S. Senate, Cory Gardner.  Although he is sponsoring the personhood bill,  the Life at Conception Act, Gardner denies that he is totally against birth control and shamelessly pro-life.  But that’s a story for another time.



Monday, October 27, 2014

What If Republicans Take Control?

Wally recently had lunch with several left leaning friends and every one of them, Wally included, were down in the dumps.  “There’s no getting around it,” said one.  “Republicans ran a better campaign and put the Dems on defense.”

“I’m starting to think that they’re just smarter than us,” said another.  “After the way she dissed Obama, I know a lot of my sisters and brothers back home won’t come out for Ms. Allison Lundergan Grimes, the bitch.”  Update, Kentucky’s two largest newspapers have recently endorsed Ms. Grimes, but that may not be enough.

Then there was the Bruce Braley campaign in Iowa.  If nothing else, they all agreed, you don’t tell folks in Iowa that they’re not capable of understanding something because they’re just farmers and not attorneys.  “And what’s up with Massachusetts Democrats and Martha Coakley,” Wally asked.  “She can’t relate yet they keep running her for office.  Shit, she was the one who created Scott Brown, the asshole.”

But all agreed, bad times are ahead for Democrats and others of the 99%.  And although, if Republicans win, they will not have the 60 votes needed for a veto proof  congress, but between the House and the Senate, they can create a lot of havoc and stalemates. 

And the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, will constantly be under attack in hopes of an eventual kill.  Consumer Protection, financial regulation and oversight, environmental protection, voting rights and that all makes this country what it is, will likely be diminished, if not totally taken out.


Meanwhile, every crazy idea that the Republican House tried to pass, might eventually pass the Senate, causing a Presidential veto and once again, there will be obstruction and blame.  “Only this time,” said Wally, “we’ll all be watching.  And better yet, we’ll know who all the players are and which team the're playing for.  Just in time for 2016”

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Louie Gohmert Page(s)

The initial plan was to include an “Asshole of the Day” page, but during a recent editorial meeting, Wally pointed out that there were enough Asshole of the Day blogs already on the internet.  “Besides.” he said, “That means someone would have to find and post a different asshole every day and since that someone would likely be me, I have a better idea.”

Thus, “The Louie Gohmert Page” was born.  After all, a man of his limited stature and lack of scruples deserves his own special page on Weird Wally’s Worldview.   “And if there’s one thing you can count on, Louie Gohmert is gonna be an asshole at least once a day, every day,” Wally exclaimed.  “So here’s how we do this…”

1.        The Louie Gohmert Page will be open to public submissions.  Like much of what Mr. Gohmert says, submissions need not have any bases in fact, can be totally made-up and sound as silly as duckshit.   As a matter of fact, the more bizarre, the better.  Click here for a perfect example.  Although this example is true, your submission doesn’t have to be.  Either way is fine with us.
2.       Like Louie Gohmert, we have no rules governing what appears on this page or its links.
3.       If your submission has any bases in fact, we need to know.  Our readers might want to follow-up.
Please send all submissions to zendance@aol.com

Meanwhile, our first post for the Louie Gohmert Page pretty much speaks for itself.  Kind of like words from the asshole’s mouth.  Can you top it?  Text, images, and videos are all welcome!





Go to Page 1 of the Louie Gohmert Pages

Economic Inequality: How it Got Here and How It Works.


If you believe people like the Koch brothers are here to help you, then you're really fucking stupid!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christie wants GOP to “control voting mechanism.”

Chris Christie is a pretty scary, but what’s making Wally really paranoid is that Christie is telling us something we really need to hear.   But as usual, neither Democrats, progressives nor liberals are paying attention.  “While we’re busy counting senate seats,” Wally said, “the Republicans are trying to grab state governorships.”

The theory behind this GOP move to grab voting mechanisms in as many states as possible is to snatch away the voting rights of as many non-Republicans as possible.  And that is another thing Wally says is driving him crazy.  “Democrats are already strategizing for 2016 and they ain’t even done with 2014.”  Meanwhile, if Christie has his way, only white Republicans will still have the right to vote by then.

Seems as if the Democratic Party leadership has its head up its ass.  In 2008, they ignored state elections, according to Wally.  “And as a result we now have a gerrymandered congress that’s going to stay in Republican hands for decades.” 


At a recent Chamber of Commerce event in Washington, Christie asked a series of questions:  “Would you rather have Rick Scott in Florida overseeing the voting mechanism, or Charlie Christ?  Would you rather have Scott Walker in Wisconsin overseeing the voting mechanism, or would you rather have Mary Burke?  Who would you rather have in Ohio, John Kasich, or Ed FitzGerald?”

It’s all pretty obvious to Wally.  “When an Italian-American with a Jersey accent tells you that he’s coming to get you, you’d best listen-up and choose a weapon, fast,” he said.  “And in this case, an ounce of 2014 may just be worth a pound of 2016.  Or better yet, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Is Louie Gohmert (R-TX) a Total Clown?

Wally’s philosophy is, “If he looks like a clown, walks like a clown and talks like a clown, then he’s a total clown.”  More to the point, how does a total clown actually get to be a congressperson?  “The fact that he represents a district in Texas,” Wally said, “pretty much answers that question.”

But there is something about a silly little man making silly little statements and being taken seriously that Wally finds highly annoying and he said, “The man gets on my last reserve nerve and then some.”

Most friends feel that Wally is being a bit weird in his extreme dislike of the Honorable Mr. Gohmert, but those old enough to remember, admit that there is a strong resemblance between Louie the Congressman and Clarabell the clown.   “But at least Clarabell kept his mouth shut until the very end,” Wally insisted.

Now Gohmert is saying that the nurses infected with Ebola are part of the "Democrats war on women..."

             

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sequesters and Budget Cuts. And We Eventually Learn that We Get What We Pay For.


 
Of late, Wally’s been mystified about how we American citizens can demand that our government do so  more with a heck-of-a-lot-less less.  “It worked for a while,” he recently said.  “But now we’re seeing the actual costs.”   Although it was fun to cut taxes, increase loopholes for the top 2% while cutting spending for programs aimed at poor and middle class citizens, most of the rest of us got no benefit and mostly pain from the sequestration and budget cuts. The Koch brothers and other billionaires, meanwhile, made out like the bandits that they are. 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for instance, had its budget cut nearly $600 million since 2010.  In addition, the National Institute of health has had its budget cut nearly $1 billion.   Back in 2010, some conservatives were screaming about a high deficit and insisting on cutting government while slashing taxes for the top 2% or, as they like to say, “The job creators.”

And now that the Ebola shit is about to hit the fan, deficits don’t seem all that important.   But Wally remembers what happened with Veterans Affairs back in May and “the same exact principles apply with this mess,” he said.

Wally’s been watching as Ebola has played out in the media.  “I’m confused,” he said.  “There are so many spokespeople, all contradicting each other.  In the old days, we would have had a single person telling us everything we needed to know, and that would have been the Surgeon General.  But thanks to the National Rifle Association (NRA), we don’t have a Surgeon General.    Not only would the SG be the face health and safety, this person would also help set medical policy during this emergency and perhaps, most of the many mistakes that were made, would have been prevented from the get-go. 

Fun with FoxNews:  First, Fox News smears theSurgeon General nominee for saying that guns were a public health issue and then smears Obama for not having a Surgeon General.  Actually, Republicans are doing something very similar.  First they refuse to confirm the nominee for SG, then complain about the fact that Obama does not have a Surgeon General.  Neat trick



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Who is the Goddess Isis? Not the Army of ISIS

In the typical form of her myth, Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, goddess of the Sky, and she was born on the fourth intercalary day. She married her brother, Osiris, and she conceived Horus with him. Isis was instrumental in the resurrection of Osiris when he was murdered by Set.

Isis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis

This is what you’re likely to get if you do a google search on “who is the goddess Isis,” but first things first.  The goddess Isis has absolutely no connection with the Islamic State: IS, ISIS or ISIL.   A lot of decent business are named after the goddess, many of them metaphysical and some, specifically for women.

Having always thought that people who used abbreviations like ISIL or IS were snobs, Wally used to cringe whenever he heard someone use the them.  “Why don’t they just say ISIS and do without the uppity attitude,” he'd often ask?

Recently, however, even Wally refers to the unholy warriors as IS.  The way he explains his linguistic conversion is, “I do it out of respect for a very old goddess and way of worshipping, as well as for modern business who have taken on that once sacred name.”


And when it comes to his choice of IS instead of ISIS, Wally finds himself agreeing with, at least, one aspect of the way in which the Obama Administration is dealing with the so-called Islamic State, albeit for different reasons.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Where’s Wally?

No one has seen him in almost a week and unfounded speculation is running rampant.   The Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Denver Field Office is insisting that Wally has run off to a foreign country in order to engage in “some kind of weird version of jihad,” Mr. Ravenelle is rumored to have said.  Detectives assigned to Denver’s police intelligence unit, however, dispute the feds’ assumption.  “Since Wally doesn’t believe in much of anything,” said one Denver detective, “he cannot possibly engage in any kind of jihad.”

Meanwhile, a CIA contract employee in North Kora reports that both Wally and Dennis Rodman are secretly vacationing in North Korea and partying-it-up with Kim Jong-Un. 

Although unable to confirm Wally’s current whereabouts, the CIA Station Chief in South Kora made unofficial note that both Weird Wally and Kim Jong-Un are missing at the same time.   Additionally, the station chief also noted that he has no interest in the current whereabouts of one Dennis Rodman.


Update:  Late Friday afternoon Wally is rumored to have tweeted, “#UniteBlue My Colorado friends, Vote No on 68 and Yes on 105."

Sunday, October 05, 2014

What Will SCOTUS Pull Out Of Its Ass This Time?

For most of his life, Wally paid minimal attention to the Supreme Court.  After all, they were just a bunch of trusted old men and woman who always did the right thing.  “That’s what I learned in high school and until recently,” he said, “had no reason to doubt it.”

But Wally realizes how different things are now.  Although appointed by politicians, the justices were above politics and held those lofty positions because of their character and integrity.  “But lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas,” Wally said in a recent tweet.

And he is not alone, recent polls are showing that the decisions of SCOTUS are turning people off, big time.  Because of four prosperous old white men and one crazy black man, according to Wally, those of us who aren’t in the top 98 percent income bracket are going to get screwed.
According to Gallup, people started losing faith in the Supreme Court back in 2000, with their 5-4 decision to hand the presidency to George W. Bush.   And how they managed to declare that corporations are people is still a mystery.

Right now, the Court has already gutted the Voting RightsAct and will likely inflict more damage this session.  It is also looking to inflict damage to Fair Housing, Environmental Protection Agency, birth control, financial regulation, consumer protection and so much more.  Worse yet, they may succeed in gutting Obamacare, a Republican’s wet dream.


Wally is among many in his opinion that SCOTUS Justices are no better than politicians and term limits for them is a good idea.  Just watch and see as the US Supreme Court takes us back to the fabulous 1950s in full black and white with analog sound.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

What Does the GOP Think is Their Biggest Idea for 21st Century America?

 During a recent oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit regarding North Carolina’s latest attempt to keep blacks and other potential Democrats from voting, Judge James A Wynn, the only member of the four judge panel who actually lives in North Carolina, asked, “Why does the state of North Carolina not want people to vote?”

The best answer to that question came from Dr. William Barber, who is president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and organizer of the Moral Mondays protests, when he speculated that the GOP "must think we’re pretty powerful to go through all that trouble just to keep us from voting."


Meanwhile, upon hearing the decision, Wally Tweeted out, “So many states, so little time.  So VOTE LAMF!”