Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's No Joke

Are you kidding me??  Are you f**king kidding me?  We are going to have to sit by and watch the Republican-run Congress to threaten and/or default on raising the debt ceiling.  Really?  Again??  It is unconscionable and unbearable.  I don't understand it at all.  Can anyone out there tell me what exactly Congress has done in the past year?  Have they just consistently said, "no?"  Have they lost their moral compass?  They throw around ethics and values all the time, but where are theirs?  I don't understand it!  It makes no sense.  If Congress wants to make cuts in the budget, start with themselves. Cut pay, staff, and lifelong packages.  Cut bag on their incredible lifelong pensions.  Cut back on their first class insurance plans.  Only get perks while you are a sitting Senator or Congressman.  These politicians aren't suffering.  They just sit back and watch the rest of the country scramble.  This bunch of "do-nothing" politicians are so incredibly stubborn and uncompromising.  If their plan is to sabotage the President so he doesn't win re-election, then what happens to all the broken pieces if Romney wins?  

Clearly, there is a part of me that believes in "an eye for an eye," so if a Republican becomes President and the Senate and Congress become Democrat, do we spend the entire four year term trying to tear him down?  Obstruct every bill?? I would want to, but where would that get the country?  I would hope that the Democrats could see the larger picture and work with the White House to pass bills and amendments.  That would be the adult way to go, but honestly, I would love to give them back a piece of their own medicine.  

If only this was a movie....We could all have our fantasies met.  It's not.  It's real.  American lives are hanging in the balance.  The pols are not doing the job they were hired to do.  Really, maybe we should amortize their salaries over each term and subtract dollars for all the bulls**t.  Maybe that's the answer.  Clearly, all they seem to understand on some black and white scale is money, so let's change things.  Make them financially accountable.  If a member of the Congress has to leave in disgrace, no pension, no insurance.  Over. Done.  There's a little money back.  What else can we do that effects them?  They need to feel the burden and strife.  They need to!  

At this point, it's just painful and mind-boggling. It's not right. It's not how it is supposed to be.  It needs to change.  Again, I say, come on people!

Sidebars:  My secret television show is on a station called ION.  It's called Flashpoint.  It is shot in Toronto. It is produced, written, and acted by Canadians.  I am obsessed.  It's true.  If you are looking for something new to try, check it out.  Howard Stern premiered on America's Got Talent.  He was good, fine.  Not earth-shattering at all.  Professional. So all the pre-premiere Howard Stern haters, dial it back.  You were wrong.  I do think there is a talent show glut going on.  Getting a bit tiring.  Doesn't mean I will tune out, but doesn't mean I will be devoted either.  Fashion Stars finished its first season.  Really a great, new format.  Hope to see the new designers introduced find success.  Clearly, the winner will.  The Bachelorette began again.  I can't say much more at this point. How are they going to gently remove Ann Curry from The Today Show?  Now that the big networks announced their new Fall season line-ups, seems fairly dull.  It is official for me, The Big C jumped the shark. House is limping to its series finale.

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