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Get out and vote!

VOTE !

VOTE! If you’ve never done it before, do it now! This election will determine the future of the country…that’s NOT hyperbole, hype, or exaggeration. Many people see politics and are repulsed by them. In the past, a significant percentage of the US population has told themselves, “Why bother? Things just stay the same.” This time that won’t happen. The citizens of this country are faced with a formative decision. Shall we continue on the path we have followed for over 200 years, that of focus on individual freedom or shall we proceed down a path trod by others, that of the collective state. History tells us, when it’s allowed, the outcome of both forms. It’s a simple choice. Do what you WANT, or do what you’re TOLD. What makes this election different is that one course may make it nearly impossible to return to the other.

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I thought I’d show you my ass. I see humans doing it on TV constantly.

I thought I’d show my ass. It’s a nice intelligent ass. It has a IQ higher than most politicians and TV commentators!

I have a simple piece of advice I’ve heard my human give to others at times. I hope someone will pass it along to the humans I have to endure on the TV every d—-d day! You know those talking heads and politicians you hear screaming on the tube. The only thing you know when they finish is they’re lying to you.

I truly hope that I may find,

Enough wisdom in my mind,

Too understand that others thoughts may be,

Equal to those that arise from me!

 

Things are so bad this week I find it difficult to bear. I had to bark something. One of my canine friends says his humans are mounting their TV on the wall at a 45 degree angle, so when they watch … things aren’t so slanted.

 

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Does this remind you of politicians’ offers?

Anybody for lunch? Any body? Any body at all?

Anybody for lunch? Any body? Any body at all?

Goodness! It’s October 12, 2015! If I’ve calculated correctly, that’s 394 more days until the next presidential election. I don’t know if me and¬†my humans will maintain our sanity if we have to be subjected to the insanity¬†spewing¬†from TV, Mags, Papers, and the I-net. Maybe it’s a new strategy: If the media bombards us with enough manure, we’ll lose interest and elect another loser of their choice. Have you seen some of the BS they’re putting out? Some of the best fantasy writers of our time are masquerading as journalists. I can’t help but think of the old cliche “Liar, liar, pants on fire,” when I hear these idiots scream at each other. They twist the truth like Superman makes pretzels out of steel bars. Election fatigue is here with a year to go.

When it gets here … Whoever gets elected … Please start by draining the great dismal swamp called Washington. My human says if we can get somebody, anybody, elected from outside corruption central, there’s a chance for the country to make it. As he points out, when the swamp dries, the bureaucrats and elected officials will be of some use. The skins from the rats and reptiles inhabiting the place now can be converted into something more usable like shoes, purses, fuzzy slippers, and fur-lined toilets.

The picture above is a reminder to be careful that when all those promising politicos tell you, “I’d like to invite you for lunch,” be sure you aren’t the main course.

 

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My Christmas lists #2 – Some tough ones for Santa

Here’s my second installment for Santa. I plan to mail this off immediately since¬†these wishes will take some time.

#1 – For the store owners and other innocents damaged by looting and malicious destruction of property in Ferguson – Santa how about getting Missouri’s Governor and/or the Federal Government to provide grants to those harmed by the thugs rioting in that city. State and¬†Federal executive branches did little to nothing to stop a predictable disaster and in some cases made it worst by fanning the flames with their emissaries. Don’t we give billions in foreign aid to Middle East countries that hate us? Seems we could re-channel some of that to our Midwest.

#2 – For all the rotund humans I know – Santa ask some prestigious university to develop a “calorie sucker.” It has to be strictly mechanical, not one of those pills that has 45 seconds of a 60 second advertisement explaining the various ways the side effects can kill you. You might start looking at MIT, Santa. I understand at least one of their professors might be looking for side jobs. The guy’s big mouth might be an advantage when testing treated food.

#3 – For those who rely on movies and TV for their entertainment –¬†Santa, please, please, please¬†bring them some actors and actresses who realize there’s more to their profession than being a shill for an agenda and¬†taking their clothes off; writers who don’t keep copying Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games, Dumb and Dumber, Friends, Twilight, and NCIS; directors who lose the keys to the pyrotechnic locker and don’t try to find a new way for flesh to rot off a skeleton; and producers who never have heard of “reality series” and are more interested in entertaining folks than indoctrinating them.

I know those are tough Santa, but do your best.

PS – Santa check my humans blog for his appearance and speaking schedule – dlhavlin.wordpress.com

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Trying to stay above the fray….Damn it’s hard!

There are a few things that come to mind, triggered by current events, that I asked the Geezer to comment on.¬† Some of the things are questions I don’t like to ask, hate in fact, however, things have gotten ridiculous. ¬† The Q and A follows:

1.¬† Q…..”What can you humans do about the terrible tornadoes that kill so many of you and destroy so much property?”¬† A…..(after a lengthy hesitation) “Not much, if you choose to live in a spot that is subject to natural calamities. It’s a risk you have to be willing to take. The brave people in Oklahoma and other places in the tornado belt have made that choice. We have in Florida where hurricanes pose a similar threat. There are earthquakes in California, super storms like Sandy, no offense old girl, in the Northeast, floods in Illinois and the whole Midwest. If one lives where tornadoes are bad and frequent, one must accept the risk or build their homes underground.”

2.¬† Q…..”When a vicious dog from a strange neighborhood tries come into our community and wants kill and beat up on us, we form a pack and keep them out. Seems to me terrorists do the same thing. Why don’t humans keep them out?”¬† A…..(no hesitation) “Because dogs have better sense than bureaucrats and politicians.”

3.¬† Q…..”After listening to folks like Chris Mathews, Bill O’Reilly, Lois Lerner, Dick Shulman, John Boehner, Heinrich, sorry I mean Eric Holder, and Barack Obama, do any of the media folks, bureaucrats, and politicians have anything in common?”¬† A…..(after a moment of thought) “Yes, they do.¬† In fact, four things. Contempt for the intelligence of the people they claim to represent. Unfettered, unlimited arrogance that allows them to be dismissive and to disregard others. They’re unmitigated liars with no consciences. And in most cases you cited, they’re perfectly willing to try to impose their ideals on others without thought to law or the constitution. That’s their commonality, but like Satchel Paige said, A man can’t help being born average, but he don’t have to be common.”

4.¬† Q…..”After hearing about all the government spying and coersion, aren’t you concerned about the IRS or the Attorney General’s office going after you?”¬† A…..”No. the American people and military will put up with just so much before the advocates of the totalitarian state end up in an honest court, are tried and have their necks stretched.

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These are the times that I’m glad I’m a dog!

I asked my human, “What are you working on, Geezer?”

He chuckled, “I’m thinking of going back into business.”

“Doing what?”

“Custom tee shirts.¬† I’m thinking of taking advantage of all the political mud-slinging.¬† I’ll sell them on the Internet.”¬† He held up three fingers. “One web site for liberals, one for conservatives, and one for folks with common sense that are sick of both of them.¬† Of course, that last site will be large.¬† Unfortunately, the slime bag politicians have been successful in transforming our country.¬† We’re now the Divided States of America. Hate and stupidity, now the norm, are quite a combination.”¬† He shook his head sadly.¬† “I think there are a lot of folks out there that want to scream.¬† I’ll give them a way to do it.”

“Give me some examples,” I said.

“I’ll give you a couple for each one.¬† For the liberals how about a picture of Bush being held on a water board with the caption, How do you like it George?¬† Or how about a tee saying, Big Business or Big Government, which can you vote for? The conservatives would like a poker hand printed on the tee’s front.¬† It would be four aces with the faces of Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Obama where the suit logo goes in the card’s center. The caption, Four of a kind.¬† Or, try one with a picture of Barack on one side of the shirt with his nose extending across the chest and around the side to the back with a sign hanging from it saying, The new Pinocchio.”

“I’d say you better issue a statement with each sale that you’re not responsible for the riots they’ll cause if anybody wore those in public.”¬† I thought for a second.¬† “Hey!¬† You could introduce a premium shirt with a Kevlar liner inside.” I paused for another second.¬† “You know the whole thing is…well…kind of stupid…you’re pulling my tail aren’t you?¬† You aren’t really going into business.”

“Of course you’re right on both counts, Sandy.¬† That would just be stirring the pot.¬† I can’t think of anything dumber… with the exception of the whole Washington mess.”¬† The Geezer shook his head sadly.

“Amen,” I said.¬† “Things like today’s politics make me glad I’m a canine.”¬† After a few seconds of thought I asked, “Just for giggles…what were the ones you were making for folks like you?

He grinned.¬† “My two favorites.¬† The first one shows a cow’s rear end and on the ground under it is a big soupy pile of manure.¬† An arrow points to it with a one word caption.¬† Washington.¬† The second is Bush and Obama, tied to a stake in the middle of a bonfire with devils poking them with pitchforks.¬† A sign on the stake says HELL.¬† Under it the caption reads, A dream now, but just wait a while.”

“Gosh, Geezer those would be million sellers!”

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June 5 – Lie detectors, pedals, windmills, and Beano – A solution to the worlds problems?

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Why do you do that?”¬† I watched the Geezer Gator get his tide marker out for his monthly update.¬† Each full moon he measures the level of the high tide from the top of the sea wall and records its height on a strip of wood.¬† He’s done this since I’ve been here in our Southwest Florida home– that’s 2 1/2 years.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“It’s my version of a lie detector, Sandy.”¬† The old boy looked at the stick and grunted.¬† “I’ll set this out so I don’t miss marking it.¬† Full moon is on the 7th.¬† I forgot last month.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “You okay?¬† You haven’t fallen and bumped your head?¬† Or developed malaria?¬† Maybe we should take your temperature.”¬† Once in a while I get concerned about the old boy’s mental state.¬† I figure there must be rust on that brain of his.¬† “How on earth can that serve as a lie detector?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Geezer Gator laughed.¬† “I can understand your confusion.¬† This started ‘BS.’¬† That’s ‘before Sandy.’¬† Five years ago when the flap about global warming was peaking, I decided to do a little survey for myself.¬† I’ve owned this place on an ocean-connected canal for 29 years.¬† I hadn’t noticed any difference in the water level,¬†but unless you recorded the actual height would you really know?¬† It’s pretty important since the information some folks have been putting out is that this property will be under water in a few years.¬† I decided to find out for myself.¬† Was the book “An Inconvenient Truth” fact, or just “A Politically Motivated Lie?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “And the answer is?” I asked.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Geezer shuffled¬†through a stack of papers stored by the stick.¬† “In the 63 observations I’ve made, the net¬†increase is 3/16 inches.¬† That’s in about five years.¬† Actually, it’s gone down a couple times.¬†¬† Since the average high tide level is 29″ from the seawall top, and if I use the 5 year rate of increase it means the seawall top will be breached in 773 years.¬† What do you think, Sandy?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Liar, liar, pants on fire!”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“That’s my deduction too, Sandy.¬† But, lets remember there are a lot of factors that may change.¬† And, while the increase is insignificant, it is an increase.¬†¬†Things could get worse.¬† China and India are just really getting started on putting autos on the road.¬† The global economy is developing¬†new industrial capabilities and power requirements world wide.”¬† He got his sly,¬†‘my tongue is in my cheek,’ look.¬† “And of course, there’s the continuing problem of animal life producing all those pollutants.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Sounds like none of that is going to change.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Let the liars, I mean politicians, have some time to dream up¬†ways to make it appear like they’re working on the problems while at the same time strengthening their political power and padding the pockets of their friends and business partners.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “That sounds pretty cynical to me, Geezer.”¬† I have to keep the old boy in line.¬†¬† “Just how would they go about that?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The old boy rubbed his mustache and looked into space hoping a friendly alien would beam down an answer.¬† Amazingly one must have.¬† He smiled and said, “Bicycle pedals, Windmills, and Beano.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I couldn’t believe my ears.¬† “Geezer, what are you talking about?¬† How do those three do anything to solve the problems of more cars in the emerging economies, the need for more power, gases in the atmosphere?¬† For example, China and India already have huge numbers of bicycles.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Did I say bicycles?¬† I didn’t say bicycles.¬† It’s pedals, pedals, pedals.¬† In fact, the politicians will tell you that pedals solve the unemployment problem as well.¬† We’ll hook up those pedals to electrical generators, have the unemployed turn them in shifts, convert all cars to electric, and have GE make the conversion kits.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I enjoy a spoof as much as the next canine.¬† I played along, “What if there aren’t enough people unemployed?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “No problem.¬† The government will simply decree that ALL people must spend two hours, or what ever it takes, on the power tread mills.¬† Freedom is no longer an issue, government can do anything, like set salaries, cancel debts, bankrupt businesses, make value judgements of a persons¬†mental judgments¬†based on race and gender.¬† Why not tell us we have to do our part for the collective?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No sense reasoning with the Geezer when he gets those hypotheticals rolling.¬† He always seems to come up with another tale.¬† I decided to move on.¬† “The windmills are for generating power, right?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Yep.¬† GE will have a¬†monopoly on that, too.¬† So that fits.¬† Might be able to use some of the unemployed to blow on the blades.¬† The government is creating more of those folks in the auto industry by producing more cars in China.¬† They could set up a couple windmills in the studios of MSNBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, FOX, and NBC so that something usable comes out of those blow hards.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “I’ll drink to that!” I had to agree.¬† I cautiously asked, “Butttt..What about the Beano?¬† Explain that.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“Sure, Sandy.¬† We can get the government to hire Haliburton to clandestinely put Beano in all foods for humans and all domestic animals, world wide.¬† Think of the impact.¬† Less methane to attack the Ozone layer.¬† You can eat leftovers without fumigating the house for roaches.¬† Cows won’t poot in pastures¬†decreasing the mating urges of bull frogs and crickets thereby eliminating those surplus populations.¬† I won’t ever have to worry about cutting a fart¬†in a crowded elevator, having to look at the guy next to me like he did it, while waving my hand in front of my nose and saying, “Some People.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I shook my head and said, “Geezer, really.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† He laughed.¬† “Okay Sandy, I take it all back except for one thing.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† My paw covered my squinted eyes because I had to ask.¬† “And…what’s that?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Politicians are liars.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† You can’t argue with a universal truth.

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November 5 – Thank goodness, it’s over !! … ??

       Wow, it was beautiful on the dock this morning.  Pleasant November coolness surrounded me and my friend as we watched the early morning sun reflect and dance off the gentle ripples lacing the canal.  The fish must have slept in for none disturbed the surface.  Something very fresh, very exciting, and very new filled the day; it was as though an unseen entity was being born.  
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The mystic’s¬†arrival¬†was peaceful and quiet.¬† Very Quiet!¬† I guessed the Geezer was depressed and that caused his uncharacteristic silence.¬† The election,¬†one where¬†he¬†disliked both candidates but supported the one which he considered the much lesser evil, is history.¬† Bad history as far as the Geezer Gator is concerned.¬† As ardently as the old boy had supported the non-communist candidate, I was glad to see him seem to accept the outcome.¬† Though his usual smile¬†wasn’t present, there was a serenity in his countenance I hadn’t seen in weeks.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† He didn’t ignore me; he never does that.¬† The usual praise came when I did my morning sashay around the yard.¬† The pets and pats that accompany the words were there.¬† But, the conversation he¬†inevitably starts wasn’t forthcoming.¬† I sat at his side and joined his stare at the canal.¬† He put his hand on my shoulder and stroked my coat gently.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “You feeling sad this morning?” I asked.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “No. ¬†Why, should I be?” he replied.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “You’re awful quiet and the election didn’t turn out like I know you wanted.¬† I thought, well…”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Geezer grinned.¬† “Better?” he asked.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Yes.”¬† It was a great relief to see my friend wasn’t distraught.¬† “I’m glad getting defeated that way didn’t get you in a funk — you know, depressed.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Geezer smiled, cocked his head to the side, and raised an eyebrow.¬† His eyes burned bright with an inner fire I see from time to time.¬† “Do you think I’m defeated, Sandy?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I looked at the Geezer.¬† His posture, expression, and demeanor didn’t contain a hint of loss or surrender.¬† “No, I don’t think you are.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“Good observation,¬†gal.¬† Remember this, Sandy, you’re only defeated when you allow yourself to be.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “And, you don’t choose to be, do you?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “I sure don’t.¬† Yesterday’s battle is just that.¬† Today’s preparation for the next skirmish is the important issue.¬† Licking wounds and self-pity do nothing¬†to enhance what must be done in the future.¬† A wise general plans and prepares while his enemy celebrates, sleeps, and tries to assume control.¬† Our adversaries have done that.¬† That’s what I’ll do.¬† That’s the course I’ll encourage those who share my convictions¬†to take.¬† Those¬†compatriots are not defeated unless they choose to be.¬† They can, should, and will dedicate themselves to have their ideals reborn”¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Strange you should say that, Geezer.¬† Right before we started talking I had the definite feeling that this day brought a new possibility, a birth if you will.”¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Geezer took a deep breathe of fresh, new, cool air.¬† “I believe you’re right, Sandy.¬† Thank goodness today is the day we begin again!”

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October 19 – Is salsa the only thing made New York City?

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Hi!!¬† I’m back.¬† Geezer returned my blog¬†to me.¬†¬†I’ll fill you in on today’s conversation we had while sitting by the canal.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“Geezer, is New York City better than the rest of the world?”¬†I asked the old boy.¬† We were walking to the dock to watch the schools of mullet idly swim¬†around the¬†tanin stained water after our morning TV watching session.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“Why did you ask that, Sandy?”¬† The Geezer looked at me like I was crazy.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“Oh, it was something that was said on that TV show you watch most mornings.¬† They were talking about a bunch of women that were angry that another lady was running for vice president.¬† The people talking on TV made it sound like a disasster.¬† They said women were wanting to jump out of windows, want to kill the candidate,¬†and the commentators seemed concerned that these women were upset.¬† It sounded to me that those women more important than others.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“They made it sound that way.”¬† The Geezer stepped down on the dock and plopped his rear onto the seawall.¬†¬†“Let me answer your question by asking you one.¬† Do you think you’re inferior to the dogs that live in Naples or Sanibel?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “No way!¬† I’m just as smart, just as ethical, just as good looking, as those hounds.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Sure you are.¬† How about those that live in Cincinnati, or St. Louis, or Dallas?”¬† I knew the Geezer was espousing equality, but I wasn’t sure I knew what his end destination would be.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “I don’t know any dogs from those cities, but I can’t see why there would be any difference between them and me.”¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The old boy pointed to the plethora of mullet swimming around the canal.¬† “I wish I had my cast net.¬† I could toss it once and we’d have fish for a month.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Yuk!¬† I’m not a fish eating affection-ado.¬† Let’s get back to the subject.¬† What’s your point?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“Oh, yes.¬† New York City.¬† I take it that you wouldn’t feel inferior to a New York City dog, right?”¬† He looked at me as though he had a hidden agenda.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “You’re trying to trick me, aren’t you?” I asked.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “No.”¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I rolled my eyes and tossed my head.¬† “Okay, I’ll bite.¬† No, I don’t feel New York City dogs are any better than me.”¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “And you’d be right!¬† Those dogs are the same as you and the people that live there are the same as me or Mrs. Gator.¬† No better, no worse.”¬† The Geezer lifted his eyebrows.¬† “I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with New Yorkers.¬† There’s many brilliant, educated, and wonderful people there.¬† And, there’s narrow minded, unintelligent, vicious folks in that city, too.¬† You can say the exact same thing about people in Bokeelia, FL, Walled Lake, MI, or Folsom, CA., and the percentages are¬†similar. ¬†Want to know why many New Yorkers have an attitude?”¬† Geezer cocked his head to the side.
       I nodded.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “The networks, publishing companies, and other media organizations are based in New York.¬† The difference is that people living in that city get more press than the rest of the country, and due to this many, not all,” he paused as he cautioned me,¬†“have deluded themselves that they’re more important than those of us living elsewhere in the country, or for that manner, the world.¬† They think they’re better educated, smarter, and so on.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “Are they?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “No.”¬† Geezer laughed.¬† “They think they are.¬† They’d tell you about their Harvard educations, their control of finance, their control of media.¬† Think about that in terms of whats happening today.¬† Those folks with their Ivy League degrees and control of Wall Street have created the crisis this country is in.¬† The rest of us Americans are having to clean up the manure they’ve made.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“That’s true.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “And, think of this.¬† All those¬†New Yorkers who are publishers and network mouths¬†want to tell you how¬†they’re for truth and the American way.¬† Would you call a person that¬†is so intolerant of someone whose ideas are different from theirs that they want to kill them, get physically sick that person has a chance to succeed, and lash out with personal attacks that have nothing to do with the issues, 1. intelligent, or 2. ignorant.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “No brainer!¬† Ignorant.”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “You win the prize, Sandy.”¬† The Geezer smirked.¬† “Still think those folks are better than the rest of we Americans?”
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“Nope.¬† Let’s talk about something more important than how the New York City¬†ladies are upset with that Palin woman, like the price of manure in China.”

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October 8 – Where’s the bailout today? Striking back at those that screwed us. A list of those who voted for the bailout.

       So how are things for you today?  A whole lot better?  Has that 700 billion dollars of Wall Street Welfare that had to be passed immediately by our slime bag congress, solved the problems?  Remember, Fox and the other networks said the world would perish tomorrow, has it?  Has the Market stopped tanking?  Have you seen the effort made by the networks to justify their propaganda effort to support the bailout for their Wall Street friends?  Have you noticed that Paulson appointed a Goldman Sachs henchman to be the czar for the distribution of the spoils?  How about the $400,000 celebration party held by one group of execs (AIG) after they got their bailout?  How about the fact the same group was then given ANOTHER $30 billion loan after this?  Had enough yet?
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† What we can do is vote out the manure that voted for the bill to restore¬† wealth to the very idiots that caused this problem for us.¬† No matter what your political philosophy a vote against these folks is a vote to insure you can¬†maintain your democratic rights to practice being a liberal or a conservative or a centrist.¬† The House and Senate members who supported this gift for their power broker friends obviously don’t care about the will of their constituents and justify¬†their vote by saying that, “I had to do it¬†to save the economy because the people don’t know enough to understand the problem.”¬† Oh yeah?¬† We understand the problem, its the large number of lice in congress.¬† And the bottom feeders and traitors in the media that are their allies.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Here’s a list of things we can do.
1)¬† Find out if your Representative or Senator voted FOR the bailout and VOTE AGAINST them in November!¬† There is a list of all the thieves at the end of this post.¬† If they’re unopposed, write in “Mickey Mouse,” as a protest.
2)¬†¬†Call your senator, if he voted for the bailout, and ask… what is¬†required to recall a sitting senator– a constitutional amendment?¬† How do we get started getting this done?¬† These SOBs feel because they have 6 year terms they have a license to steal. They’ll either get the message or we’ll have a way to get rid of them.¬†
3)¬† Equally important is to support those honest and principled congress members that voted against the bill.¬† Give their office a brief call.¬† It’s important to let them know we appreciate their statesmanship.¬† They keep track of such things.
4)  Email both presidential candidates and tell them how despicable you think their lack of courage was for failing to oppose the bailout. 
5)¬† Contact your representative¬†and ask her/him to do what should have been done when the original bill was up — pass rules as to how the bailout gift is distributed, including: a mechanism to force the funds to be released into the credit market directly, that the current czar appointee (part of the problem industry) be immediately removed and someone like Buffet or Romney be put in place,¬†remove Paulson from any future involvement, and be sure that no one gets big comp packages and paid vacations like AIG.¬† (Send those folks to jail)
6)¬† Let people like FOX News know your anger with the congress extends to them as well.¬† Deluge their email sites with scalding remarks.¬† Don’t support their new projects like their new business channel, the books (probably ghost written) they sell through name recognition of their personalities,¬†contact cable and dish companies about dropping them, and contact their advertisers to protest.¬† TUNE OUT FOX PROGRAMS FOR ONE WEEK STARTING 10/12 to show them our rejection of dishonest journalism.¬†¬†
7)  PASS THIS INFO TO EVERYONE YOU CAN.  To make it easy, copy this address and send it on to friends and associates.    SandySays1.wordpress.com 
      

Here is the list of those voting for and against the bailout.
VOTING FOR THE BILL.  These are the folks to vote out.
       Senate-
Murkowski AK, Stevens AK, Pryor AR, Lincoln AR, Kyl AZ, MCCAIN AZ, Boxer CA, Feinstein CA, Salazar CO, Leiberman CT, DODD CT, Carper DE, BIDEN CT, Martinez FL, Isakson GA, Chambliss GA, Akaka HI, Inouye HI, Harkin IA, Grassley IA, Craig ID, OBAMA IL, Durbin IL, Bayh IN, Lugar IN, McConnell KY, Kerry MA, Cardin MD, Mikulski MD, Collins ME, Snowe ME, Levin MI, Klobuchar MN, Coleman MN, McCaskill MO, Bond MO, Baucus MT, Burr NC, Conrad ND, Nelson NE, Hagel NE, Sununu NH, Gregg NH, Menendez NJ, Lautenberg NJ, Bingaman NM, Domenici NM, Ensign NV, Reid NV, Clinton NY, Schumer NY, Brown OH, Voinovich OH, Coburn OK, Smith OR, Wyden OR, Casey PA, Specter PA, Whitehouse RI, Reed RI, Graham SC, Thune SD, Corker TN, Alexander TN, Cornyn TX, Hutchison TX, Bennett, UT, Hatch UT, Webb VA, Warner VA, Sanders VT, Leahy VT, Murray WA, Kohl WI, Rockefeller WV, Byrd WV,
THOSE SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BAILOUT¬†–¬† THE GOOD GUYS!!!!¬†
Sessions AL, Shelby AL, Allard CO, Nelson FL, Crapo ID, Roberts KS, Brownback KS, Bunning KY, Vitter LA, Landieu LA, Stabenow MI, Wicker MS, Cochran MS, Tester MT, Dole NC, Dorgan ND, Inhofe OK, Wyden OR, DeMint SC, Johnson SD, Sanders VT, Cantwell WA, Feingold WI, Barrasso WY, Enzi WY. 

Those House members voting for the bailout.  VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT!!!
 

Abercrombie
Ackerman
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arcuri
Baca
Bachus
Baird
Baldwin
Barrett (SC)
Bean
Berkley
Berman
Berry
Biggert
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blunt
Boehner
Bonner
Bono Mack
Boozman
Boren
Boswell
Boucher
Boustany
Boyd (FL)
Brady (PA)
Brady (TX)
Braley (IA)
Brown (SC)
Brown, Corrine
Buchanan
Calvert
Camp (MI)
Campbell (CA)
Cannon
Cantor
Capps
Capuano
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carson
Castle
Clarke
Cleaver
Clyburn
Coble
Cohen
Cole (OK)
Conaway
Cooper
Costa
Cramer
Crenshaw
Crowley
Cubin
Cuellar
Cummings
Davis (AL)
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
Davis, Tom
DeGette
DeLauro
Dent
Dicks
Dingell
Donnelly
Doyle
Dreier
Edwards (MD)
Edwards (TX)
Ehlers
Ellison
Ellsworth
Emanuel
Emerson
Engel
Eshoo
Etheridge
Everett
Fallin
Farr
Fattah
Ferguson
Fossella
Foster
Frank (MA)
Frelinghuysen
Gerlach
Giffords
Gilchrest
Gonzalez
Gordon
Granger
Green, Al
Gutierrez
Hall (NY)
Hare
Harman
Hastings (FL)
Herger
Higgins
Hinojosa
Hirono
Hobson
Hoekstra
Holt
Honda
Hooley
Hoyer
Inglis (SC)
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson, E. B.
Kanjorski
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kind
King (NY)
Kirk
Klein (FL)
Kline (MN)
Knollenberg
Kuhl (NY)
LaHood
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (GA)
Lewis (KY)
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mahoney (FL)
Maloney (NY)
Markey
Marshall
Matsui
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum (MN)
McCrery
McGovern
McHugh
McKeon
McNerney
McNulty
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Melancon
Miller (NC)
Miller, Gary
Miller, George
Mitchell
Mollohan
Moore (KS)
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Murphy (CT)
Murphy, Patrick
Murtha
Myrick
Nadler
Neal (MA)
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Ortiz
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peterson (PA)
Pickering
Pomeroy
Porter
Price (NC)
Pryce (OH)
Putnam
Radanovich
Rahall
Ramstad
Rangel
Regula
Reyes
Reynolds
Richardson
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Ros-Lehtinen
Ross
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Ryan (WI)
Sarbanes
Saxton
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schmidt
Schwartz
Scott (GA)
Sessions
Sestak
Shadegg
Shays
Shuster
Simpson
Sires
Skelton
Slaughter
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Solis
Souder
Space
Speier
Spratt
Sullivan
Sutton
Tancredo
Tanner
Tauscher
Terry
Thompson (CA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tierney
Towns
Tsongas
Upton
Van Hollen
Vel√°zquez
Walden (OR)
Walsh (NY)
Wamp
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watson
Watt
Waxman
Weiner
Welch (VT)
Weldon (FL)
Weller
Wexler
Wilson (NM)
Wilson (OH)
Wilson (SC)
Wolf
Woolsey
Wu
Yarmuth

These are the heroes that voted against the bailout — send them your thanks !!!!!

Aderholt
Akin
Altmire
Bachmann
Barrow
Bartlett (MD)
Barton (TX)
Becerra
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blumenauer
Boyda (KS)
Broun (GA)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Butterfield
Buyer
Capito
Carney
Carter
Castor
Cazayoux
Chabot
Chandler
Childers
Clay
Conyers
Costello
Courtney
Culberson
Davis (KY)
Davis, David
Davis, Lincoln
Deal (GA)
DeFazio
Delahunt
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Doggett
Doolittle
Drake
Duncan
English (PA)
Feeney
Filner
Flake
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gillibrand
Gingrey
Gohmert
Goode
Goodlatte
Graves
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Hall (TX)
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Heller
Hensarling
Herseth Sandlin
Hill
Hinchey
Hodes
Holden
Hulshof
Hunter
Inslee
Issa
Jefferson
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Jones (NC)
Jordan
Kagen
Kaptur
Keller
King (IA)
Kingston
Kucinich
Lamborn
Lampson
Latham
LaTourette
Latta
Linder
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Lucas
Lynch
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Matheson
McCarthy (CA)
McCaul (TX)
McCotter
McDermott
McHenry
McIntyre
McMorris Rodgers
Mica
Michaud
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Moran (KS)
Murphy, Tim
Musgrave
Napolitano
Neugebauer
Nunes
Paul
Payne
Pearce
Pence
Peterson (MN)
Petri
Pitts
Platts
Poe
Price (GA)
Rehberg
Reichert
Renzi
Rodriguez
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Roskam
Rothman
Roybal-Allard
Royce
Salazar
Sali
S√°nchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Scalise
Scott (VA)
Sensenbrenner
Serrano
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Shimkus
Shuler
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Stark
Stearns
Stupak
Taylor
Thompson (MS)
Tiahrt
Turner
Udall (CO)
Udall (NM)
Visclosky
Walberg
Walz (MN)
Westmoreland
Whitfield (KY)
Wittman (VA)
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

The house results are courtesy of   williamssoapbox.wordpress.com    If you want to find out who your local rep is, check your phone book or one of my previous posts that give state and district.  Its easy to find out who they are.

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