Greetings from Calico Blackie!
Another cold “woodstove morning” here on the Klamath River and our warm weather is a distant memory. The leaves are all shades of red and yellow and are falling like snow everywhere you look.
Election fever is gripping the area with most of the people around here responding to my question of “Who do you think will get elected come November” with a resounding “Who cares?”
It’s kind of sad that our views have boiled down to a “who cares” type of attitude, and yet I can understand it.
People feel powerless, cast adrift without a life preserver on their own by a government that couldn’t give a damn about them. So why should they care about our leaders?
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer and what’s left of the ever-shrinking middle class pays for it all.
Our politicians and public figures say anything, no matter how absurd or crazy, and when they’re called on it, they offer up a half baked and insincere apology and we accept it as “business as usual.”
CROOKED BUSINESS AS USUAL, but business just the same.
The public figures/politicians apology reminds me of a confessional used by a Mafia don who orders a killing one day, attends the victims funeral the next, and then goes to confession to cleanse himself of the sin.
If the don wasn’t afraid of Hell, he wouldn’t confess the sin. In the same way, if public figures and politicians weren’t afraid of losing votes or listeners, they would NEVER apologize.
Try this on for size……
McCain Accepts Mourdock’s Apology
An aide for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday he hadn’t seen Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s press conference when McCain told CNN that Mourdock had to apologize for his statement about rape, conception and God’s will in order to keep McCain’s endorsement.
“Senator McCain was traveling yesterday in Florida and did not have an opportunity to see Mr. Mourdock’s full press conference before he taped his CNN interview,” McCain spokesperson Brian Rogers said. “Senator McCain is glad that Mr. Mourdock apologized to the people of Indiana and clarified his previous statement. Senator McCain hopes the people of Indiana will elect Mr. Mourdock to the U.S. Senate.”
At his Wednesday press conference, Mourdock stood by his words and accused his opponents of “twisting” them. He said he was sorry if people had misinterpreted them the wrong way.
Calico Blackie says:
What bullshit. John McCain accepted his apology like a priest accepts the apology/confession of a mafia don. First, it wasn’t an apology and second, you know damn well Mourdock meant what he said and still does mean it. Do we accept his apology?
HE DOESN’T GIVE A DAMN, as long as we forget about it and vote for him.
Then, there’s this…..
It’s like a viewing of “Politicians Gone Wild”!
Palin accuses Obama of ‘shuck and jive shtick’
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin released a statement on her facebook page accusing President Obama of engaging in “shuck and jive shtick” regarding last month’s attack in Benghazi, Libya.
“Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end,” Palin wrote.
For those who aren’t familiar with the phrase, “shuck and jive” is a racially tinged expression. According to the user-submitted Urban Dictionary, the term “originally referred to the intentionally misleading words and actions that African-Americans would employ in order to deceive racist Euro-Americans in power, both during the period of slavery and afterwards.”
Calico Blackie says:
Shuck and jive? I’m speechless!
And, just when you thought it was beginning to be safe to get thrown back in the water without a life preserver………..
Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent
Complete with a newly coined, creepy Orwellian euphemism – ‘disposition matrix’ – the administration institutionalizes the most extremist powers a government can claim
A primary reason for opposing the acquisition of abusive powers and civil liberties erosions is that they virtually always become permanent, vested not only in current leaders one may love and trust but also future officials who seem more menacing and less benign.
The Washington Post has a story this morning by Greg Miller about the concerted efforts by the Obama administration to fully institutionalize – to make officially permanent – the most extremist powers it has exercised in the name of the war on terror.
Based on interviews with “current and former officials from the White House and the Pentagon, as well as intelligence and counterterrorism agencies”, Miller reports that as “the United States’ conventional wars are winding down”, the Obama administration “expects to continue adding names to kill or capture lists for years”.
Specifically, “among senior Obama administration officials, there is broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at least another decade.” As Miller puts it: “That timeline suggests that the United States has reached only the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism.”
In pursuit of this goal, “White House counterterrorism adviser John O Brennan is seeking to codify the administration’s approach to generating capture/kill lists, part of a broader effort to guide future administrations through the counterterrorism processes that Obama has embraced.”
All of this, writes Miller, demonstrates “the extent to which Obama has institutionalized the highly classified practice of targeted killing, transforming ad-hoc elements into a counterterrorism infrastructure capable of sustaining a seemingly permanent war.”
There’s an election coming and it seems as if our “choices” this time have narrowed down to a pick between “Hitler lite” or “Stalin lite” and by god…..
They’re sure acting like they care!
Here’s a good one:
Boomer women — courted by candidates — struggle in recession’s wake
Meet Patti Di Pino, 56. She’s single, she’s unemployed and she lives in an RV. She’s one of the many women voters being courted by President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney in the waning days of the presidential election campaign.
If she’s being courted, she’s wondering: Where are the flowers and chocolates?
“I listened to the speeches by the candidates for president and I hear them talking about college kids, finding jobs for them and helping them with their student loans and such,” Di Pino told NBC News in a recent interview. “I hear them talking about helping vets get jobs. Not once have I heard about helping baby boomers getting jobs.”
A generation of women who flooded the paid labor force in the 1970s has spent the past four decades overcoming a host of obstacles to win its fair share of the American economic pie.
Calico Blackie says:
Did you notice how the article title says: “struggle in recession’s wake”? What wake?
It’s a sly way to say “happy days are here again” for most, except for a very few.
For all but the 1%, we’re still in a recession.
And, as far as the women being “courted” by the candidates……
This reminds me of the times I’ve seen a pack of male dogs following a female dog and all of those male dogs had the same goal in mind. Then, after the election, they don’t give a damn about you!
Respect you in the morning after the November erection? Hell, they don’t “respect” you now!
Did you hear this?………….
Colin Powell Endorses Obama For President
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday.
“You know, I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I’ll be voting for he and Vice President Joe Biden next month,” he said on CBS’ “This Morning.”
Asked whether it was an endorsement, he said, “Yes.”
Powell praised the president’s handling of the economy and ending of the Iraq War.
“I think we ought to keep on the track we are on,” he said.
Powell said he had the “utmost respect” for Mitt Romney but criticized his tax plan.
He said Romney’s foreign policy was a “moving target.” “One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan, but then on Monday night he agrees with the withdrawal. Same thing in Iraq.
Link is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/colin-powell-endorses-obama_n_2011162.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=102512&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NewsEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief
Calico Blackie says:
More “shuck and jive”!
That’s just slang for “BULLSHIT.” And that’s all we have to look forward to if we don’t start doing something about it.
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Calico Blackie @kidakita