Friday, July 11, 2014

Boehner's Bomb

All this bulls**t out of Washington, D.C. continues on.  First, we have the religious, partisan Supreme Court majority screwing women again and again.  Now, John Boehner wants to sue the President of the United States??  Really??  That's how your spending your last few days before your August recess?  You could pass immigration reform or at least take an up or down vote.  There's the incredibly sad and desperate border crisis with tens of thousands of children living in makeshift camps.  Do I have the answers to this tremendous problem?  No, but I am not getting paid to pass laws and help the people of the USA.  Congress has done so little good for all the people of this country, so what does John Boehner think is a good idea?  File a lawsuit against POTUS because he thinks he went around Congress to get things done.  Well, duh!  Who could blame Obama?  Congress has proven to be useless, mean, and detrimental to the people.  They are paid to do something.  They've done nothing and somehow the President gets the blame.  Look, I am not an Obama lover as many of you may think I am, but no one can get things done if no one will compromise.  If the purpose of your tenure in Congress is to stop the President from getting anything done, then it makes it hard to negotiate.  Is Obama blameless? No. He should have, from the outset, gotten his hands dirtier, but sue him?  That's a good use of our tax dollars.  

Time and time again, I keep saying it's hard to rant because it all feels so bleak and useless, but John Boehner, stop it!!  Don't add to it. Lead the members of Congress.  Take risks that will help the future of the American people.  I want changes in Congress.  If it takes term limits, so be it.  If you are an elected member of Congress and not doing your job, then your should not be able to re-run.  If you are a lifer and fighting day in and day out for the people in your district, then great, keep running.  When you are stacking the deck for yourself and against the people, you need to go and when you go, forget your lifetime pension from the tax payers.  Do you realize what an incredible package our Congressmen and Senators get regardless of what they do or don't do?  Do you?  If you lose your job, do you get money for life?  If you don't do the job you were hired to do, do you get money and benefits for life?  We have set up a terrible system.  There are no checks and balances.  You may say, what about elections?  Isn't that a system of checks and balances?  Except I have little faith that most voters know more than what's in television commercials and flyers in the mail.  People, take long, hard looks at your Congressperson before the next election.  See if they voted the way you wanted.  See if they showed up at all.  Check how much time they took off.  Did they come up with ideas or just obstructions?  Some of this is still in the voters hands, but you have to do the work.  

So John Boehner, stop it!!  Stop spinning useless wheels.  Start making a difference in the lives of Americans.  Stop being a coward.  Start being the leader that you are supposed to be.  Stop running for cover.  Start stepping up to the plate and that does not mean pandering to the ignoramuses you call your Party.  This Congress under your leadership has been a disgrace.  It's time to dig deep and be brave.

Sidebars:  Saw Jersey Boys.  I give it a thumbs down.  If you didn't see the Broadway show, maybe it doesn't matter.  Thought the screenplay was terrible, dragged, and should've been fun.  The Broadway musical was a blast from beginning to end, movie, not so much.  The World Cup is finally coming to a close.  It's between Argentina and Germany.  Hard for me to take sides, so after 3 weeks of incredible match ups, I have no horse in the race.  :-(  Summer television is in full swing.  Too many new shows on too many hard to find stations.  Did you see the Emmy nominations?  My quick overview is that the networks are in big trouble.  If the Emmys are any reflection, the networks are getting more irrelevant.  Hey, anyone watch Rizzoli and Isles on TNT?  They said shit twice in last week's episode.  Doesn't shock me, but does because it's not HBO or Showtime. It's TNT, channel 3 in NYC.  Okay, it's Friday, it's gorgeous and it's time to get outside.  Happy weekend!!

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