Tuesday, October 14, 2008

20 Days to RAIN Day

RAIN Minus 20

Item First – Let it RAIN: From now until the presidential Election Day we will begin each post with a review of the Remove All Incumbents Now (RAIN) campaign. A good rain washes clean all the road scum, dust and filth. We hope that a cleansing of Congress will result in the firing of the legislators who are part of the group that bailed out Wall Street with nearly a trillion dollars, at least 150 billion of which was blatant authorized pork by Democrats to appease Republicans who had previously rejected the bill then changed their vote allowing it to pass after being seduced by pork. We are not sure how much of the bailout, if any, was actually needed.

April in Paris; Paris in November: That darling of the horny teenage boys, Paris Hilton has struck again. To refresh your failing memory, assuming you’re a typical U.S. voter, the good Senator McCain’s campaign ran an ad some time ago referring to his opponent as a rock star. The ad overlaid (no pun intended) the Divine Ms. Hilton (sorry Ms. M) to imply, I guess that she and other groupies are the only ones who support Rock Star Obie. Paris, in a move that stunned those who saw her as a typical blonde airhead (the world) struck back with a fake ad of her own that had her discussing real issues in a tongue-in-cheek fake run for the presidency. Well, she apparently hit another one out of the park. With her political advisor – fake president Martin Sheen (not to be confused of that late night idol of old, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen), Paris talks about her Fo-Po, “That’s Foreign Policy, silly.” You can view the full video on funnyordie.com. The scary part is that some of her comments make more sense than those of the real candidates.

She fought the law and the law won: While not exactly the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Orange County (Florida) Sheriffs apparently got their man – uh woman. Her lawyer painted her as a half step behind Mother Teresa and at least close to sainthood but the smokeys just went ahead and slapped the cuffs on her anyhow. Who was the object of the gendarme’s attention? Casey Anthony. Doesn’t ring a bell? She’s the Florida mother of toddler Caylee Anthony who disappeared. Authorities have believed for some time that Casey was complicit in some manner but she’s been able to evade arrest. However She’d been indicted by a grand jury and was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child and four counts of providing false information to police. An undercover car observed her as she drove home on the pretext of turning herself in then quickly hopped into another car in what appeared to be a possible escape attempt. So they nailed her. The body of little Caylee has not yet been found.

Sex drugs rock and roll by the barrel: As the gentle Pacific breezes waft through his island cottage, Bobby Maxwell reflects on how his life has changed since he blew the whistle. For more than 20 years Bobby was an auditor for the government – ours, not OPEC’s. It was his duty to monitor the goings on in the oil industry. He along with others in his department were charged with keeping the oil flowing to the American public honestly and smoothly. Bobby took his job seriously. He claims others did not and his version of the “cult of corruption” that he tried to derail is backed up by a recent government report. The tiny agency within the Department of the Interior is called the Minerals Management Service, which manages the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral resources on federal lands. The Interior Department's inspector general report was released earlier this month. It found that between 2003 and 2006 employees at the agency received improper gifts from energy industry officials and engaged with them in illegal drug use and inappropriate sexual relations. After receiving an award for saving the government a half billion dollars by collecting unpaid royalties, Bobby’s job was eliminated. Shortly after the Bush administration took office the improper gifts of sex, drugs, and rock and roll began to flow. Add one more reason to vote every incumbent out of office November 4 and hope that those who participated in the above do hard jail time.

All hail the passion pit of days gone by: Back in the days when men were men and women were glad of it many children were conceived at the drive-in movie. A popular bumper sticker from the 1950s read “Baby made in back seat of car with automatic transmission grows up to be shiftless bastard.” Let me set the stage; he wore a form fitting t-shirt – that alone was brazen as the tee shirt was considered to be underwear by the older generation. He also wore Levis – not just any brand of blue jeans, and engineer boots – big black clodhoppers that were so ugly they were cool. He drove an old Ford with a “necking knob” on the steering wheel. It allowed him to turn the wheel easily with one arm in those pre-power steering days. She wore a hoop skirt and blouse. Together they went on a date to the drive-in movie (admission 35 cents) but he was determined to not watch the film. The speaker was a little metal box that hung over the window and had one button for volume. Before the movie started he played tag on the movie screen with the spotlight attached to his car’s door, but once the lights went down and the music came up romance was the main feature. First base, second base, third base… use your imagination. After 75 years the drive in movie still exists but today’s patrons are more likely to be families in pickup trucks. It just isn’t the same.

The bailout – why every incumbent needs to be dumped - NOW: We are so easily led. George Bush and his administration took advantage of the panic after the 9/11 incident to lead us into war with a country that posed no threat, had nothing to do with 9/11, has cost us billions of dollars and the lives of four thousand of our bravest young soldiers. Yet congress applauded the furor-based tripe like so many seals clapping their flippers. Nearly every Congressperson followed in lock step. But they learned from the fiasco that followed, right? WRONG! Slick Georgie Boy tried it again. When the investment banks run by his buddies began to stumble his Treasury Secretary joined him in another sky-is-falling panic speech. A $ 700 billion bailout was needed NOW! Hurry! If we wait even 24 hours the entire country will collapse. This time the conservative House Republicans said uh-uh so Happy Harry Reid bribed them with another hundred billion or so in pork. Both presidential candidates voted “Aye.” Now that’s bipartisanship not seen since they marched lockstep into the Iraq quagmire. Ten days later the U.S. Treasury has decided to give banks another $ 250 billion. If Congress was a comic strip character they’d be Charlie Brown and W would be Lucy snatching the football away each time he kicked at it. Sadly Congress is not a comic book character, although some of their antics belong in the funny pages, and your grandchildren and their grandchildren will be paying off Bush’s Bungles. They all need to be fired and you, the voter have the authority to do that. I urge every reader to join the Remove All Incumbents Now (RAIN) campaign. On November 4 vote for the presidential ticket you believe will damage our country least, then vote against every Senator and Congressman who is running for reelection.

A little blogging music Maestro…”Deal With the Devil” by Judas Priest.

Dr. Forgot

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