Monday, September 7, 2009

CNN: The Blonde Leading the Bland

In a commentary written for CNN by Rudy Ruiz he asks us to '"keep an open mind". It appears on the surface to appeal to our better nature and consider the opposing point of view. He compares it to a national illness of closed minds:

"As people shout over each other and tune out diverging views in town hall meetings, the health care debate is proving to be symptomatic of a major ailment threatening our nation:

A contagious culture of closed-mindedness threatens to suffocate our progress as a society."

There are times when we aren't justified in doing something just because we can. Sometimes the only reasonable answer is "NO". If the people have made their will known, who has the right to second-guess them? Should the legislature ignore the citizens and vote for the bill? Do they know best what's good for us?

Mister Ruiz writes a pretty good plea. It appears that the socialists have been reduced to pleading. Well, I'll keep an open mind.

I just won't let my brains fall out.

The answer is still "NO".

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Congressmen and senators, most notably from the left side of the aisle, have complained of citizens at town hall meetings. They have called the protesting people AstroTurf (meaning a false grassroots movement) or a mob led by the right wing.

Now, by definition a mob is leaderless. So, if we belong to a mob, we don't have a leader. Our congress is supposed to show leadership, so by calling us a mob, they imply they don't lead us.

Now THERE'S a conundrum only a beltway lawyer could untangle.

Frankly, I'm disappointed. I guess I give too much credit to the legislature. I gave them credit for more than calling there own constituents names and denying them a voice. Is it any wonder the most recent Gallup poll shows 66% of those questioned disapprove of the job congress is doing? There are only about4% undecided.

What does that tell us?

It tells us the 30% that do approve must live in Ron Paul's district.

Ron Paul speaks to packed houses while other congressmen have canceled their town hall meetings or have retreated to scaled-down, staged, scripted events and phone conferences!!! Ron Paul attends enormous public picnics and barbecues while his counterparts are hiding in their offices and sending out for MacRibb sandwiches.

Again, what does that tell us?

It tells us the mob is getting louder and more effective every day.

To quote a Kenneth Mars line from Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein": "A riot is an ugly thing...and its about time we had one!"