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3.03.2010

Same Old. Same Old.

For almost a year, I've sporadically listened to Jeff Bolton on KLIF who has promoted BlowOutCongress.com -- a site which advocates defeating every incumbent in Congress regardless of party and regardless of merit. The whole idea is wacky on its face, but everyday the show would target an incumbent somewhere in the nation with this call to arms: At 11:00 a.m., all those supporting the movement would call or email the Congressman who was in the cross hairs and tell them "we aren't going to take it anymore, and we are targeting you for defeat." (Like that served any purpose whatsoever.) The talk show host is a right winger. The idea was so mindless that he even advocated the ousting of right winger Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling one day. So how did it work in Texas last night? Nearly half of the 32 Texas congressional members faced an opponent. How many lost? None.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe Bolton: BlowhardboutCongress

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/weird/Coach-%27Proud%27-of-Players-Stealing-Papers

mzchief said...

The psychotic nature of most voters never ceases to amaze me. People have spent the past several years, hissing and spitting about how much they hate "career politicians" and there should be term limits but, without so much as the need for a runoff, career politician, Rick Perry is awarded the republican nomination for Governor and every incumbent, seeking multiple term re-election, was awarded their party's nomination.

As for two of the five republican referendums, leave it to the raging, religious, Christian variation of Sharia law loving, republicans to decide the state has the right to require a woman to undergo a medical procedure of the religious right's choosing. What religious folk fail to understand, if they insist on putting God/religion in their politics, there will come a day they will have to fight over which God/religion is granted dominion over politics.

There is NO place for religion in politics. If someone wants to acknowledge God at a public gathering, let them make the PERSONAL CHOICE to go to the church of their choosing.

God is not mentioned, so much as ONE time, in the US Constitution. No, the United States Constitution is NOT based on Christian ethics. The US Constitution is more associated with the Code of Hammurabi which was created ca. 1790 BC in ancient Babylon.

From the looks of things, the public are getting the government they deserve because VOTERS keep voting for the SAME OLD BS.

Anonymous said...

Nice concept, but... sometimes the lesser of two evils just gets you less of what you wanted in the first place

Anonymous said...

Mz - this country was founded on Christian values so there is a place for God in politics.

Anonymous said...

Mzcheif is right. We have the right to religious choice, but the govvermen should not make religious choices for us. I do not wat someone else to tell me howto beleive. That is a choice between my God and myself.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 1:09...
You are not only a little mistaken, you are WRONG. Just a hint at how wrong you are, Thomas Jefferson was NOT a Christian. TJ was a deist.

Go educate yourself, regarding the intent and religious history of the framers of the US Constitution and while you are at it learn the history of Christianity, then get back with me once you have a clear understanding of the origins of "Christian values."

Rather than merely regurgitating the opinions of talking heads and/or people who have something to gain due to your mindlessness,
EDUCATER YOURSELF so you can formulate YOUR OWN informed opinion.

Ignorant people who spew the tribe they have heard from other idiots are among the most serious problems with the US.

Anonymous said...

I agree, you should EDUCATER yourself.

Anonymous said...

Nice work Mzchief. I completely agree.

mzchief said...

Typo repair kit
EDUCATER = EDUCATE

tribe = tripe

You people have no idea how difficult it is to tap out a rant on a BlackBerry while baking a cake and making lasagna at a friends house not to mention watching their 3 young children.

Anonymous said...

Last time I checked there were about 30 some odd different recognized denominations of christianity all of which can't seem to agree on many insignificant things such as music and dancing. In an age where extremism seems to win out, I really, really want to keep religion as far from politics as possible. Who knows we will probably wake up one day and have the president playing and praying with rattlesnakes in the oval office--but I bet he/she has great hair and talks real purdy!

Anonymous said...

WE AS AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRAISE WHEREVER WE ARE , BE IT AT HOME, CHURCH, SCHOOL,OR IN A GOVERMENT SETTING. WHO ARE YOU TO TELL US WHERE AND WHEN WE CAN WORSHIP OUR GOD? iF YOU DO NOT LIKE OR AGREE YOU ARE FREE TO MOVE ABOUT AND DO YOUR OWN THING EVEN IN THE SAME ROOM.

Betty Crocker said...

Mzchief, what kind of cake and lasagna?

Anonymous said...

Mz - 1:09 here. PLEASE hold your breath while I'm out educatering myself about Christianity and TJ. This blog will be better for it. You need to get some educatering yourself.

Anonymous said...

Keep it up Mzchief. I'm with you!

Anonymous said...

Hey mzchief, I disagree with your comment about Jefferson. While he didn't agree with the parts of the New Testament that involved miracles or the deity of Jesus, he did agree with the Christian values. Don't get me wrong, I'm completely on board with the separation of church and state. But I think you overstated Jefferson not being influenced by the moral lessons of the New Testament.

Two more questions, then I'll hang up and listen:
1) What internet sites do you peruse for most of your information? (Assuming it's not this one.)
2) Is that photo you use really of you?

Anonymous said...

There will be a number of incumbents that will lose in Nov. if the Dems use reconciliation to push their health care bill through. This rope a dope thing that Obama tried (the bipartisan meeting) is not going to work. A new bill including Repub. ideas --give me a break. Bigger turnover that the "contract with America" election during the Clinton mid-term.

Anonymous said...

OK Rick Perry haters. Can you honestly tell us what he has done for that State of Texas that made Texas a horrible State. Seems to me you haters are idiots yourselves. Who did you vote for Medina? Hutchinson? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH That's stupidity right there!!!!!

Anonymous said...

OH, and I'm not a religious person at all.

Anonymous said...

1:09/2:06........that was a pretty lame comeback. Not a word about the subject at hand.

Anonymous said...

The deists basically believed that there was a God but that he wasn't interested in the affairs of our day to day lives and they based a lot of it on reason and logic, looking at the world, they didn't really see how a supreme being who was loving and engaged would doom whole segments of society to abject poverty and primative existence based mainly on geography. It also helped with getting around the acceptance of slavery. But a lot of the country's founders were Christians and Thomas Jefferson isn't as influential during the creation of the Republic as you might think. He was during the revolution and could turn a nice phrase but the Constitution which is the actual legally binding document, was a more or less the creation of James Madison and the Federalists. Jefferson was an anti-federalist and leaned more towards the kind of weak central government enshrined in the Articles of Confederation...which basically didn't work. I think being free allows people to insert their religion or non-religion wherever they want.

Anonymous said...

2:47, I think yu missed the boat. eing free doesn't give you the right to force anything upon someone else against their will.

wordkyle said...

Eugenics on demand! Does anyone seriously believe that the gene pool has been improved (à la Margaret Sanger) since Roe v Wade?

We are already major contenders for the title of "The Worst Generation." Our self-indulgence has already impoverished our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Perhaps we should rethink some of the decisions we've made as a society. Since there is a debate as to exactly when human life begins, is there something wrong with erring on the side that gives an unborn baby the benefit of the doubt? Why do abortion advocates bristle at such a suggestion?

Anonymous said...

blow...is a good way to start a catch phrase...like...blow...POP

Double Fake Kettle said...

You look like you've indulged quite a bit yourself, wordbyle.

Anonymous said...

Barry,the two dominant political parties have gamed the process. How difficult is it for a new party to start? What's with a Democrat or Rebublican primary only! What's with voting straight ticket? Talk about mindless. I don't advocate throwing out all of our corrupt incumbents; only the ones that voted for the bailouts. We need a third party alternative to these idiot Democrats and corrupt Republicans.

wordkyle said...

The Libertarian Party chooses its candidates by convention rather than by primary. I don't understand the hostility toward the primaries. They're simply a way for those parties to choose their candidates for November. What's wrong with Republicans choosing the Republican candidates and Democrats choosing the Democrat candidates?

Anonymous said...

"So how did it work in Texas last night? Nearly half of the 32 Texas congressional members faced an opponent. How many lost? None."

Are you so 'effing stupid that you can't see the irony of you sarcasm?

Allow me: "Oh, that stupid right-winger is so stupid that he wants to vote everyone out of office, even other right wingers. That is sooo stupid! Ha, ha...guess what, no Texas politicians were voted out of office! There, see how stupid this guy is!

Couple months later..."Our gov't is stupid! Why don't we elect some people who will CHANGE things. Man! These voters are so stupid."

'Effing MORON!

Anonymous said...

Organized religion keeps child molesters gainfully employed.

Anonymous said...

Damn 205, do you think everybody here is hard of reading?