Monday, December 28, 2009

Yes, that's Senator Baucus (D) Montana. The more cruel among us might say he is channeling Ted Kennedy. Now, this is no freshman senator. No, this is the architect of the health care reform bill. This senator doesn't just sit on the senate finance committee, he chairs it. If you or I showed up on the job in this condition, we would be peeing in a cup and almost immediately fired! Why are these clowns held to a different standard? What I'm getting at here is; this is supposed to be a leader of our Senate and representative of his constituents. He crafted the health care bill. He is chairman of arguably the most powerful committee in the senate.

Oh, yes. I'm aware it happens on both sides of the aisle. Because legislators from both sides of the aisle show up drunk doesn't excuse it. Senator Baucus better hope his stay in rehab is covered by the Senate's health care plan. But then, the senate in its foresight probably provided for that a long time ago.

This little episode gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk on power".

Somebody do an intervention.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My fellow Americans, I’m proud to bring you this announcement, one that I believe will be of great import to the people of Florida and in particular those citizens of the 86th district. I have to thank Ginny Brown-Waite, Representative for the 5th congressional district. She uncovered and reported a gross waste of nearly eighteen million dollars of taxpayer funds used to develop the website that is providing erroneous and inaccurate information. Congresswoman Waite used an example of $3 million dollars spent that supposedly created five jobs in Florida's 86th district. The problem, she pointed out was Florida has only twenty-five districts.
According to web site, the administration not only created jobs for the 86th district of Florida, it created the district itself! Miraculous!
And so, it had to happen. I’m so encouraged by recent support for my platform (both people who read it agree) that I have decided to run for representative for the 86th district of Florida. If our president can claim to have campaigned in all 57 states, I can run for the 86th district.
Hell, yes! I can’t lose, running on the assumption that no one will run against me. After all, how many people in the 86th district will disagree with my political philosophy? That is, throw the bums out and give me a chance (to be YOUR bum).
If you don’t like that philosophy, I have others.
I pledge that if elected, I will find those five workers, the 3million dollars and the answer to your question: “Where the Hell is the 86th district?”
I can hardly wait to represent those upstanding, hardworking people.
To quote the late, great Pat Paulson, “I’m just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny."
And I’m a community organizer!
And I don’t need a teleprompter.
I’m Mike Florey and I approve this message. And that’s one for the Republic.

Monday, December 21, 2009

By accepting compromise on the health care reform act, both sides of the aisle have merely watered down the evil. Starting out with bad legislation, it was stripped of the most egregious crime and left a gutted, rotting corpse of a law no one wants now, not even the left.

I've said it before and I will repeat it until someone proves me wrong: The old paradigm is dead. There is NO REASON TO COMPROMISE on law that makes no sense. There is no reason to compromise on bills that are unworkable, unwieldly and ultimately unconstitutional. The age of compromise is dead (or at least it should be).

Of course, if you question compromise as a political tool, you'll hear things like "We've always done it this way.' or "That's the way things are done." as if that was an unwritten rule of the go-along get-along lawmakers without the spine to just say "NO!"

Because "we've always done it this way" is the worst possible excuse to keep doing something wrong.

It was a pyrrhic victory for the administration. It was passing law for the sake of appearance. Just because you can pass a law doesn't mean you should.

I strongly suggest the lawmakers go home for the Holidays and grow a pair! Don't come back until you can demonstrate the courage of your convictions and stand up for your principles, if you still have any.

For the Republic

Mike Florey

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Baroken O'Rolex

According to Bret Baier writing for Fox News “court documents say White House party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi tried to pay off a $2,000 landscaping debt with an expensive designer watch that turned out to be broken — a fake — and worth only about a $100.”
That’s seems symbolic of everything associated with this entire administration. “While the president was missing from the Copenhagen concert and many of the other Nobel events, a replacement was found. A cardboard cutout version of the American leader was seen on stage during a charity benefit concert Thursday.”
I’m surprised anyone noticed the difference.
This entire administration is like that Salahi watch; a fake Rolex.
Maybe more like a ‘tribute’ rock band. NOT THE REAL BEATLES, BUT AN INCREDIBLE SIMULATION! You’ll hear what you expect, but somehow it isn’t quite right. Something doesn’t ring true.
At the Nobel peace prize presentation an appropriate band would have been a ‘tribute’ version of WAR. It wouldn’t be Lonnie Jordan and David Archuleta but “an incredible simulation!”
Just like the war in Afghanistan, this president would have you believe it’s not a war, but an incredible simulation.
On the very face of it, trying to justify war while accepting a ‘peace prize’ is the ultimate hypocrisy.
Trying to justify astronomical deficit spending in the midst of a depression is just as bad.
Continuing to spend our treasure and spill the precious blood of our troops on people who don’t appreciate it is worse.
And just like that watch, this administration is broken—a fake—and worth less than $100.