Sunday, September 26, 2010

Zany Zoe

Congress, apparently having abandoned any attempt to better its pathetic 16% approval rating, has redirected its efforts to boosting C-SPAN’s Nielsen ratings by bringing in comedian Stephen Colbert to testify on agricultural reform.

I’m a big fan of the Colbert Report – because it’s great satire. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who invited Colbert to testify before her subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugee, Border Security and International Law, obviously doesn’t understand the difference between satire and reality.  Indeed, Colbert’s sole qualification for testifying on the illegal immigration of farm workers was picking beans for a day.  No, really, I’m serious.

I could write a book about the waste of taxpayer money in such a ridiculous hearing (and to think I thought the MLB steroid hearings were a waste) and Lofgren's confused priorities. What strikes me the most about a comedian helping to set public policy, however, is the parallel to the movie Idiocracy, a comedy set five hundred years in the future where morons run the country.

Clearly, with this Democratic Congress, the future is now.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cornucopia of Craziness

So many things to blog about, it's hard to choose just one.  Here are the nominees:

*The never-ending hypocrisy of President Teleprompter in appointing Queen Elizabeth Warren as a "special advisor" to get around a certain Senate confirmation defeat, where even the Washington Post condemns the move.

*Justice Beyer's Ice Cream saying the constitutional rights must yield to accommodate Muslim terrorists.

And, from  the local scene

*Sally Kurtz's continuing desperate plea for a do-over of her mindless "for" vote on a road widening when it should have been "no" -  despite hours of debate.

and the winner is (and it's really not crazy -just awesome) 

* "I'm exhauted of defending you, Mr.President."

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Buckley Bows Out

In a noisy exit in which she expressed her clear disdain for the local political process, Susan Buckley announced this week that she will not seek a second term on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Of course, if you have to deal with the likes of Stevens Miller and Eugene Delguadio, you’d quit, too.

Buckley certainly would have been a formidable candidate for reelection; she had great constituent service and definitely carried the appearance of a professional and intelligent politician (not to mention, she beat the pants of Mick Staton last time). Despite the loss of her professionalism and civility, it’s a welcomed development. Twice she disingenuously voted against property tax increases, stating that she did so because the increases weren’t HIGH enough.

Her departure leaves a golden opportunity for Republicans to pick up a seat on the board in the traditionally conservative Sugarland Run district. However, given that the Republicans are on track to nominate a polarizing extremist through an insular convention process, don’t expect to put this one in the “win’ column.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Latest Republican Loss

With Delaware Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell winning the Delaware Republican Senate primary, write off what would have been another Republican pick up.  Mike Castle, a moderate and well-respected Republican, would have kicked the tar out of the Democratic nominee Chris Coons.  Problem is that the whacked out Tea Party-ers don't care about winning. Like some Loudoun Republicans, all they care about is being "pure."  Unfortunately, that's a recipe for disaster for Delaware just like in the Nevada Reid-Angle Senate race.

This November is shaping up to be one very,very painful lesson for the Republicans

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Obama Needlessly Steps into It Again

Really, does he need to get involved in this issue about the Quran burning?  I'm not saying I agree the book burning, but doesn't President Teleprompter think he should spend his time on our 10% unemployment rate and a multi-trillion dollar deficit?  And all he does by mentioning this guy is promote his platform.

And look at the hypocrisy here. Doesn't the minister have the same first amendment rights as those who are building a mosque at Ground Zero?  Apparently, Obama believes it's a one way street.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Over-Under

The real Larry Sabato, and not Not Larry Sabato, predicts the Republicans will pick up 47 seats in the House of Representatives this November.  Given that the football gambling season is upon us, I'll translate that to  "Rep +47."  As much as I'd love to see that, you can't gamble with your heart.  And my head says, "Take the under."