Make Texas Better...Without DeLay!  

frogger1995 39F
4342 posts
12/17/2005 4:54 pm

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Make Texas Better...Without DeLay!

One of the rare but delicious thrills I get from living in Texas is seeing bumper stickers with the above statement on them. It renews my faith in the American people...even in the South!

I am currently reading a chapter on Tom DeLay in Al Franken's new book. I have to take the entire book in stride otherwise I get so mad I can't think straight. But Tom Delay's misdeeds just top the cake. Should I bore you with the details? Suffice it to say that he has done a lot of low, dirty, underhanded things while in office and everyone who knows him thinks he's a son of a bitch. Read the book to learn more!

About the present case? Well, I believe in innocent until proven guilty...but in this case, I am willing to make an exception. In the usual fashion of the (usually guilty)right, Delay has chosen to attack the opponent rather than defend himself. If you have the stomach for it, you should take a look at his very own website, where he gives you "the facts" (See? I am willing to view both sides). You'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about Ronnie Earle's "partisan" attacks...and nothing about DeLay's actions. Hmmm, could it be that he wants to cover his guilty actions up with emotional babble using political buzz words like liberal, bias, and partisan? Sigh!

Before coming to Texas I knew nothing about this bastard, DeLay. When I moved here, it was no surprise to find out that the people who voted him in (and not surprisingly still support him) hail from Sugarland. For those of you in Southern California, Sugarland is to Houston what Orange County is to LA...only worse (this being Texas and all). Ironically enough, Spielberg did a neat little movie about another criminal in Sugarland many many years ago. Wouldn't it be ironic if....? Tee Hee

Thanks to Bush, DeLay and the other bastards on the right, this country is more divided than ever. I used to be opposed to republicans, now I can't even say the word with out spitting afterwards. Spthetew!

P.S. I encourage all of you Left and Right to read Voodoo's post, Longest post EVERRRRR!. I am currently blinded by anger from Al Franken's book so I am unable to be as erudite tonight.

Things to be Happy About:

Liberal Bumper Stickers
Cheddar Cheese
The Kids Next Door
PJ Bottoms

rm_Ptalk1155 34M
3450 posts
12/17/2005 8:18 pm

I've never liked writers like Al Franken (on either side of the political spectrum). All they do is spend their time writing books about people in politics who are crooks, and since pretty much every politician in Washington D.C. IS a crook, I don't really see the point. It's just a matter of who gets caught. DeLay is no better and no worse than his potential Democratic counterpart, who is probably just as dirty. Further, how do I know anything Franken says is any more true than what DeLay says? (I would assume it's true just because of the above statement about all politicians being crooks.)

The Republicans are no more responsible for the divisions in this country than the Democrats. Both parties are a bunch of whining inconsiderate jerks who have nothing but their own interests in mind. The Democrats spend all their time trying to screw up Bush because they're pissed that he managed to steal another election from them. The Republicans spend all their time screwing up and defending themselves from the Democrats. If the Democrats were in power, the situation would be reversed.

Either way, I'm glad to see you discussing the issue here in your blog, since most people don't even bother to think about it. But, I do hope that you, as a very intelligent woman, do recognize that heaping the problems of this nation onto one side of the political spectrum is silly and futile, because both sides are guilty of the same infractions.

Franken's (and your) time would be better spent coming up with solutions to our country's problems and getting people to embrace that solution, rather than pointing out the obvious fact that politicians are greedy assholes.

sillyperv 54M

12/17/2005 8:41 pm

The greatest trick pulled by ruling democracies is convincing the public that "there's nothing you can do about it". This attitude has separated the public from the government: convinced us that they are two isolated units. This way we constantly vote against our interests and needs in confusing acts of revenge against manufactured fears - internal and external. The finest line in the U.S. constitution, no, not the right to bare arms, (though nice in the summer when you don't want to wear long sleaves) but "For the people, by the people, in order to form a more perfect union--."(I think that's close, if not the intent) As soon as we regain the understanding that we, the public, are the government, not the owners, DeLay, Bush, Cheney, Buscaloni(?), Blair, Harper, Thatcher, Regan, will no longer leave their dark marks on the history of the world.
You could make that line bumper sticker and give it away by the thousands, to both Republican and Democrat - that's a happy thought.
My eyes don't cross reading Chomsky, Orwell, or Lapham. It's reading The Toronto Sun, listening to Fox news or a talk in show on the radio that makes me chew my tongue in a rage - but still I moniter as much as I can cause you have to know what the enemy is spewing!
I've rambled! I stop now!

easy_8 56M

12/17/2005 9:12 pm

Bush is an idiot....he does what idiots do...stupid things...

trustno01 55M  
2364 posts
12/17/2005 9:31 pm

The republican party has DeLay to thank for obtaining power in the house and the senate. With redistricting in TX he created additional seats that ALL went republican. Hence, the shift in power to the republicans. That is why he was so strong a player on the hill.

2xmrclean 59M

12/18/2005 12:09 am

Girl with brains, reads...... and looks!!!! how hot is that.... what a package..2x

danteszippo 52M
3896 posts
12/18/2005 1:24 am

Republicrats, and will someday realize that the bogus two party system is pointless labels that virtually mean nothing. when you take in all the facts about either they really mean nothing. argue it all you like, but you will see in time...

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
12/18/2005 3:25 am

And now Bush has decreed DeLay to be innocent of all criminal charges.

Frogger, you're the expert here... isn't a high profile political figure declaring this in public a crime? Jury tampering or something?

Never had a permanent residence in CA, and I've never seen an episode of the show, but I'm very familiar with "The OC." I worked on a project to help bail them out of that financial crisis back in '95. "Those bad New Yorker's tricked us into buying derivitives! We're just simple California folk." Heh - we used derivitives to help get them out of their fuck-up.

Thank you for the plug, Frogger. Here's the link: Longest post EVERRRRR!

... And what do you mean by "exiled?"

frogger1995 39F

12/18/2005 5:10 am

Ptalk1155: Well said. I wouldn't bother to read Al Franken except 1) I am a die hard (and admitedly biased liberal) and 2) he's damn funny (though not as much in this book)

As for both sides being bad, I would agree with you. However, Bush is so unabashedly opposed to any bipartisian compromise it's insulting. What should he and all the others on the right who are playing the same game expect us on the left to do but go into attack mode?

sillyperv: I think the last election provede to us all that there is something we can do about it. It sickens me when I hear why people voted the way they did even in the face of voting against their interests as you pointed out. Hopefully the mess that is left once Bush leaves will open some eyes.

easy_8: Yes...yes he is.

trustno01: I have a slim hope that the Supreme Court will take care of that mess...but with Bushes two new additions I doubt it.

danteszippo: They are labels and normally I wouldn't even be a Democrat. It's just that there is one label I would vote for that can beat the only other label that I wouldn't vote for. I wish I could change things without giving the repubs a leg up.

frogger1995 39F

12/18/2005 7:04 am

VoodooGuru1: Since when has Bush cared about the law? I remember that fiasco, us Angelinos were laughing our asses off over that one.

Since I became celibate ( or at least my blog has) I am no longer in the favorite blog list.

sleeplessknight1 68M

12/18/2005 7:40 am

I know very little of American politics......
Know only some about UK politics....

Here, as in rest of world, polticians, seem to be
there for one reason..themselves... and nothing to do with democracy......

we vote then in, they say wise words, how they are here to represent our views, and then all they seem to do, is be in it, to climb the career ladder...
and yu get thrown off theladder if yu disagree, even when your own constuents may suffer......

so guess its the same there frogger.....

great post....

BEVO1972 44M

12/18/2005 8:08 am

You are an extremely deep and articulate woman.........What a turn on. But any way, you're right, the more I read about Tom Delay the more I get disgusted as well. Doesn't it seem that the politicians and white collar criminals go through a totally different judicial system compared to someone who is being prosecuted selling drugs. It's like two different judicial systems. I agree the country is more divided than ever, and the bad thing about it, it will probably never change. This country was founded on greed. But I do hope Tom Delay gets what he deserves. I have just one message to him.........How long? not long, cuz what you reep is what you sow. Thanks for your time baby girl.............Randy

mygmyg 59M

12/18/2005 8:55 am

Oh Learned One, filled with frustration as you say, that is some defense, attacking the charges like an eight year old, whining about anything but not focusing on his own actions.

As far as Bush defending Delay, lets hope it is the kiss of death, afterall Bush thought his FEMA boy, Brownie, was doing such a "great job".

Very frustrated with the way these good ol' boys re-districted Texas before the last round of elections, and the manner in which the objections to the plan were stifled by the partisan appointees in the federal election commission. This was quite the manipulation or "cooperative effort" of Delay and Bushes henchmen.

Texas, is just a pawn, in their game, and as long as our state legislators voting record is not 100% recorded and made public, we, the people, will be misled. Our concerns, the education funding bill comes to mind, will continue to go unsolved, because none of these voices of the people, can be held accountable as they hide behind a curtain of political game playing.

Frogger, the Beauty of the Truth is often Exiled by issues of no consequence.

Greenguy96 43M

12/18/2005 2:33 pm

My favorite bumper sticker is "If your not completely appalled you haven't been paying attention."
I've been listening to the BBC world news myself. The Iraqi people call us an "occupying force" and say we are holding up the peace process. Also that the US government lied to go to war. Whether it is true or not doesn't matter right now. As time goes not more and more of the world hates us. I'm not too sure what to do, but the first thing is getting ride of basterds like Delay and voting in honest politicians.

frogger1995 39F

12/18/2005 2:59 pm

sleeplessknight1: All I know about UK politics is that the Tories are like American Republicans and thus suck!

BEVO1972: Thanks...I too am waiting for his comeupance

mygmyg: I would be more upset with the redistricting if I thought it would help...Texas is a red state...he just made it more red.

Greenguy96: my favorite: "The road to hell is paved with republicans" on a car in Texas no less! But it is just plain mean so I refrain from sticking it to my car.

TalonDuddyTonks 47M
659 posts
12/19/2005 4:31 pm

It is unfortunately when those elected to office do underhanded things for their own or their donors gain. This is not something that is exclusive to republicans though. They happen to be the party in power so they can make more things happen. If the dems were in power, there would be plenty of democratic scandals as well. Neither side is above dirty deeds.

kimochiE 33M

12/20/2005 6:53 pm

Hahahah. I have this same problem when reading Al Franken's new book, so it's taking me forever to get through what would otherwise normally be an entertaining and light read. There's one chapter in particular that says it all for me, "How Bush Won: Queers."

TTigerAtty 62M

12/20/2005 8:12 pm

Frogger ... We'll see where the Tom Delay endictment ends up. It's not over, my dear, until the 'fat lady sings'! Proud to support President George W. Bush and many other 'bastard Republicans' you seem to loathe! See you and your ultra-liberal friends at the polls!

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