Saturday, December 31, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/31/2011

For the last entry of 2011, I found a blurb on the Drudge Report that really sums up the liberal mentality for me.

A "veteran" reporter, Keith Koffler, has a web site, White House Dossier, in which he says he holds the White House accountable via his postings. And today his comments address the president's Hawaiian vacation.

According to Koffler, the vacation cost $4 million, most of it taxpayer funded, and from there Mrs. Obama asked "Do any of President Obama’s supporters have $3 to spare for his reelection?" He goes on to suggest that "This is approximately like coming upon Warren Buffett on a street corner with a McDonald’s cup asking if he can have 15 cents." Koffler also reports her request was part of an email sent to the Obama 2012 list today.

As for me, I have no problem whatsoever in believing the reporting's accurate, I write about the parasitical frauds making up the Democrat party quite often. Except, my questions aren't so much about the party leadership, because it's obvious that they're all self-serving elitist thieves. The one's I wonder about are those dumb enough to buy the BS over and over, year after year, and wind up paying dearly for the self-destructive quagmire they continually put themselves in.

So I guess what it all comes down to is the same old phrase by PT Barnum, that there's a sucker born every minute, which I surely don't doubt. But I can't even come up with a description for those who are not only gullible the first time they're fleeced, but willingly keep going back for more despite how much they've been duped. And therefore I can only scratch my head in wonder that, apparently, folks really can be born with such low IQ's.

That's it for today folks.


Friday, December 30, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/30/2011

Perusing an article on the web this morning,  from the Des Moines Register about protesters, I had to go back and re-read it again. Because I naturally assumed it contained the usual incoherent, unfocused drivel these types spout, that I've never understood from the start. However, today's points seemed very clear, made some sense, and struck me to be important, but once again, I wondered why these folks were at a Republican caucus since the issues were all Democrat faults.

Then, as I continued reading, I found out that these protesters are actually anti-Obama and are seeking support from whoever wins the Republican presidential nomination. The demands they're making include:

"1. Ease the mortgage crisis by ending foreclosures
2. Stop accepting campaign contributions from Wall Street
3. Restore civil liberties by ending indefinite detentions
4. Finally step up as President and start listening to the issues of the 99% instead of the issues of Wall Street."

The reason I mention the subject is, I think it's quite interesting that the first coherent demands I've seen, whether one agrees with them or not, came from those calling themselves protesters but they aren't Democrats. And what that re-confirms to me is that Liberals generally make all kinds of noise and very loud demands, but never have viable solutions to problems other than satisfying their needs by taking all they can from somebody successful.

But now, perhaps, there's evidence that the protest issue isn't just a one-way street and that the solutions will come quite soon, in the voting booths.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/29/2011

Browsing the web this afternoon, I came across a short article on the Drudge Report, excerpted from an article by, Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, on a site called Big Government.

According to Mr. Shapiro, House Minority Leader and former Speaker, Nancy Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra, told him that her mother wants to leave Congress. In a phone interview the younger Pelosi said Nancy only remains in Washington at the behest of her campaign donors.

Her direct quote was "She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left. She’s 71, she wants to have a life, she’s done. It’s obligation, that’s all I’m saying."

The reason the item caught my eye was that it's right in line with a theme I've noticed recently and have mentioned several times before. Because there seem to be indications of unexpected retirement, or other types of withdrawal from office, by many well-known, and in some cases quite entrenched politicians.

The explanations for leaving vary all over the map and sound quite reasonable, except, I'm not so sure I should readily believe them. That's so because these same types of politicos have traditionally held their posts for eons, unless or until they either expire on the job or something unexpected befalls them leaving them no other choice.

However, today we have far more information available to the voting public, and similarly, incumbents get deluged with immediate feedback regarding their performance. So, what I think is really going on here is that these former life-long office holders no longer have guarantees of re-election as they had in the past, and for many of them they'd rather quit on a high than lose in a landslide when the tide turns against them.

But, when you sort it all out and look at the result, I don't think it really matters what the cause is so long as more and more formerly entrenched incumbents quit. Because the only important factor is, they're finally gone.

That's it for today folks,


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/28/2011

There's considerably more evidence piling up as to why the "Occupy" protesters are idle, and have so much free time on their hands. Because if you read about why they're presently gathering in Iowa to heckle Republican hopefuls, you realize that these outcasts not only have no clue as to where the nation's problems stem from, they know nothing about politics either. But, worse than that for them, they prove each and every day that they are un-hirable, because there just aren't any jobs available for the terminally stupid.

According to the Associated Press, one "Occupy Des Moines" organizer Jess Mazour, 24, said protesters wanted candidates to address issues ranging from campaign finance reform to college debt to the home foreclosure crisis. She said the week-long set of actions marked a new phase for the nationwide Occupy movement, and would be a test of whether activists could flex political muscle as one group.

While the issues she mentioned actually do present some cause for concern, as a practical matter the protesters rarely choose to discuss them but simply disrupt every event they can instead, and most often, seem quite incoherent and confused.

Nonetheless, in this case, let's assume Ms Mazour is really serious this time and genuinely wants to make her point. So, in that regard, as I've mentioned many times before, she and her cohorts are in the wrong place. Because all of the problems she mentions were caused and encouraged by Democrats in the White House and Congress, who are still seeking more ways to fleece their constituents.

And, in the end, that's how the Dem's keep their power. They seek out masses of the weakest, least informed, poorly educated among us and then fill their heads with biased drivel, pointing fingers at all who oppose them. And in time, we all see the disastrous results of their efforts, because they've managed to take what once was the most successful nation on earth and turn it into almost third-world status.

That's it for today folks.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/27/2011

While scanning the news websites just now, an article on Fox News caught my attention. And it wasn't specifically the subject itself that got me typing, it was where the story was positioned...the very last item on the list.

According to the article, Kevin McNulty, was "quietly" nominated to a federal judgeship in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey on December 16th. And the nominee just happens to be married to Chuck Schumer's sister, Fran. He was named to the post by the White House on Friday, December 16, because the president believes McNulty's a "distinguished individual" who "will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice."

Right after that, New Jersey's two US senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez followed with their own news release heaping praise on the nominee.

But here's the part that interested me most. According to the article's author, no one mentioned that McNulty was the last-minute choice of Lautenberg, who had been leaning toward other candidates until "surprisingly submitting McNulty's name to the White House." And no reason was given for the choice, "even though McNulty had never been publicly touted as a contender for the job, which carries life tenure and a $174,000-a-year salary."

However,  one person involved in the nomination process said, "No one knows why he did it. Everyone thinks it's all about 2014 and Frank making sure he has Chuck in his corner."

So, now back to my first thought upon reading the item.

Years ago, a blatant political bribe or payoff like this would have been front page news and a headline. But for the scum holding office today, such things are not only every day occurrences, they're actually expected to happen to the extent that their mention is practically an afterthought. And as you go down the list of household names supposedly leading our country, you realize that in one way or another, just about every politico's either a crook, or in some way dishonest, and we just sit there and accept their behavior as normal for them.

It's also said that many of political ilk do so because of the "power." But, I wonder if that's really true today because although they may be able to cause others some grief now and then, how much power can these self-serving frauds actually have when not a soul respects them and knows they're all lower than dirt?

That's it for today folks


Monday, December 26, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/26/2011

It's the day after Christmas, but for most the holiday goes on because many businesses and banks are closed, and there's no mail. Nonetheless, the Internet is always working, 24/7/365, which means I can always get the news, even though there's not very much to report.

I did see a story on the Fox News website, however, wherein Mike Huckabee offered his opinions regarding the upcoming Iowa caucus. He presents several alternatives, because he believes that many things other than only policy have an affect on voters, such as the weather (i.e. he says a warm, dry day helps Romney.)

He also thinks folks have to make up their minds as to whether they want to stand firm on social issues at a time like the present, or vote their pocketbooks, which he thinks will over-ride many other factors. But, regardless, on sentiment alone...the real front runner here, Huckabee says, is Ron Paul, and has been for quite some time. 

Now, after I read all this stuff I sat back and asked myself the same question I have every time the Iowa vote comes up. My simple query is: Who cares about what happens in Iowa?

The caucus itself isn't even a real primary election, and even if it was...the winner rarely becomes the candidate because Iowan's tend to prefer hard core conservatives with little national appeal. In fact, last time around, Huckabee won it himself and shortly later dropped out of the race altogether and became a commentator on Fox.

And now having typed all this, because there's nothing else going on at the moment I have to say that I guess the caucus does have some value after all. Because if I hadn't found the article about it this morning, my blog page for today would be blank.

That's it for today folks.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/25/2011

 I've mentioned this phenomenon before, but today's a good opportunity to bring it up again. Because I always find it amazing that on major holidays, newsworthy events just never seem to happen. And I guess that simply goes to reconfirm that in reality, nothing really worth writing about happens most of the rest of the time either -but on all the other days the press keeps scrounging around and tries to make headlines out of basically meaningless drivel.

As for me, I've tried to avoid writing about sports because my readership drops off dramatically whenever I bring up any kind of athletics. However,  today being Christmas and with absolutely nothing going on anywhere that caught my eye, I came across a blurb about Tim Tebow.

I mention him because I've been a University of Florida football fan for many years, thanks to a close friend who graduated there and drafted me into the legions who root for the Gators. However, as much as I love the team, and former coaches, Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer, I never had any kind of respect for Tebow.

My primary reason for disliking Tebow's because I think he's a one-way street and act's like the game's all about him. In that way, he's a lot like Bret Favre who took full credit for every win and spread all kinds of blame on teammates for losses. In Tebow's case, it always seemed to me he handed off the ball or tried to pass it, only when he couldn't find an opening for himself, so he had no other option than to try to get the ball to somebody else.

When Tebow got to the NFL, and in recent weeks when he became the Bronco's starter, there was all kinds of noise made in the press because of his style, which was dramatically different than just about all other quarterbacks. Because most of them, and especially the best ones, are generally very adept at hand-offs and passes, confusing the opposition by their play calls and getting the ball to intended receivers. But not Tebow, who continued to keep the ball, choosing to run it himself as often as he could, and likely would have passed it more if he'd been able to find a way to catch it too.

During those few weeks after Tebow took Denver's helm, I spoke to friends and said that I thought his style -which was loved by the press and was said to be setting a new trend for mobile QB's- was sooner or later going to do him in. Because when thousands of pounds of opposition lands on your back repeatedly, it's got to be quite wearing, and after once around the league, defensive coaches are going to prepare for his style of play and simply eradicate him. However, I thought that the planning would take until sometime next season.

Now it seems, the result's what I expected, because he's been figured out and is losing games, but it happened much sooner than I thought. In fact, yesterday he was intercepted four times which may be why he tries to keep the ball in the first place. But now it seems, everyone's got him figured out and he's either got to change or go back to the bench, which leaves me with only one last question.

Now that he's shown all these imitating fans, and especially kids, that perhaps his kneeling ritual after good things happen doesn't always guarantee complete success, what's he going to do or say next? Because lately it seems to me that many, if not most of the rest of the folks in the league have just as much, and some maybe even more, clout upstairs than he does. 

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/24/2011

'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the news,
not one thing of interest for anyone to muse.

So, I thought I'd mention a holiday related item I just read in a book by, Amanda Kyle Williams, a new novelist. The heroine in the story, The Stranger You Seek, is a private investigator who'd previously been employed by the FBI.

Told in the first person and filled with anecdotes, heroin, Keye Street, mentions her mother who in discussing her husband regarding something he did which she thought was foolish says: "Damn fool. It's not enough that he spells out Leon on the roof every year in Christmas lights. Now this!"

She then explains that her father was dyslexic but wouldn't admit it.

I went back and re-read those sentences three or four times and laughed out loud each time I did it. What's more, I thought the whole novel was quite good. You'd probably like it.

And with that, wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and to all a good night.


Friday, December 23, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/23/2011

Both parties did a great service for the American people during the past few days. Because, by blowing a payroll tax-cut that in reality could not be adjusted in any way -because there wasn't enough time to implement the changes technically- they've once again proven that everyone presently holding office should be voted out ASAP, regardless of affiliation.

The most interesting to me was that this childish demonstration, which further proves how far politicians have sunk, had very little to do with what was good for the country or its population. The primary concern on both sides of the aisle was simply how the situation could be used for their own political advantage. And, as each new situation arises it seems more attention is paid to appearance than to substance.

Proof of the political bias and absolute disregard for those they supposedly represent becomes blatantly clearer every time legislation is negotiated, because plain, everyday common sense illustrates how moronic and self-serving incumbents have become -starting right at the top. Because how stupid do you have to be not to realize that being economically victimized and stolen from by foreign oil producers has harmed more of our population than have world wars. Yet, for political and personal gain, the thievery's allowed to go on.

We've stood by and watched politicians kill the world's greatest educational system, destroying whole generations chance for personal improvement and financial success, simply to protect worthless union members because of their united voting strength. The same can be said about the likely ruination of our health care status, because votes are more important to low-life political slugs than the health of the nation. And what's worse is the legislation that passed a stacked Congress was based on mis-information and blatant lies.

As the list of totally inane decision-making by legislators goes on, it becomes increasingly obvious that there are only two possible explanations for the magnitude of the malfeasance. On one hand, perhaps political survival does in fact far outweigh simple logic for incumbents and they choose to self-serve rather than govern honestly, or perhaps, which is more to my thinking, they're too dumb to grasp their mistakes.

But, I think either answer doesn't matter as much as it used too, because the voting public's finally waking up. So, regardless of the motivation for those holding office, whatever side of the aisle, all of their days are now likely numbered because I think we've all had more than enough.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/22/2011

Since I write a considerable amount of the time, words, language and phrasing are quite important to me. So, consequently, when I read I often analyze text more carefully than others might. And that's why some things, Newt Gingrich, said recently got me to thinking.

As I understand Gingrich's campaign, he's made a promise that he won't permit "negative"comments or actions, either from himself or anyone else involved on his side. And as a result he claimed to be upset when, Mitt Romney, had some things to say about him that he felt weren't very nice  That's why I looked up what Romney actually said, because I was curious about it.

What I found out was that Romney simply repeated facts which demonstrated that Gingrich has flip-flopped fairly often, sold himself out for cash and had a mercurial performance record when in office, to list just a few things from his past. And that's when I had to laugh.

Because if stating the facts, taken from public record, is taking a negative approach, what's an opponent supposed to do? Are they supposed to help their contenders hide the truth?

And that's when it hit me that it's exactly what Gingrich wants to do. He wants to  run a campaign based solely on whatever his spin is today, as if his past never happened. Primarily because he knows that his record will sink him were it to be exposed.

However, right now he's trying to sell the idea to the wrong opponent, because Romney's going to keep on disclosing information documenting Newt's actual past. So that means the only likely one to accept Newt's ground rules is the current president. Because the only prayer the incumbent has for re-election is some miracle happening that expunges his entire disaster of a record in office, which is even worse than Newts.

That's it for today folks.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/21/2011

I've often heard it said that when it comes to the nation, there are two worlds. One lives inside the Beltway in D.C. and is made up of those holding national political positions, along with those connected to them. Then there's the rest of the country, where the real people reside.

The reason I mention it today is, there's this ridiculous war going on between Republicans in the House and Democrats in Congress regarding a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut bill. The reason it's ridiculous is, the extension itself not only has no meaning, because it isn't long enough, but according to the Treasury Department, it can't even be implemented because it takes more than two months to program the equipment that prints the paperwork.

However, when it comes to doing things right, such as sitting down and negotiating a real solution for businesses that will give them some sense of stability in legislation so they can make real plans and financial forecasts that can be relied on, office-holders ignore them, preferring to use the problems to try and score political points.

However, as I've been predicting for quite some time now, I think this time it's different for incumbents because, regardless of political preference, folks are tired getting whip-sawed by legislation that's designed to help someone's agenda instead of the public at large.

And that's why next November a lot of office-holders are going to find themselves unemployed,  making it extremely ironic for them because -its highly likely that the very same market they killed via their short-sighted self-absorption will preclude them too from finding new jobs like almost 20% of the public does now.

That's it for today folks.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/20/2011

With the news headlines just about as boring as I can remember them ever being, I actually read an article regarding the presidential polls. I usually pay them no attention because they've never made much sense to me. Especially because professional pollsters can slant their questioning to prove any point they choose. With years of behavioral science experience regarding personal and public sentiment, by now a good pollster could devise a series of questions to prove that Pee Wee Herman will win next year's election.

Regardless of bias in polling techniques though, I thought the article's author, Chris Stirewalt of Fox News highlighted some interesting points. First and foremost he noted that according to the, Associated Press, citing a Gallup Poll released on Monday, 52 percent of all adults thought the president should be voted out of office, up 9 points since May and leads the percentage of adults who think he deserves a second term by nearly 10 points.

However, when asked whether he'd win a second term, the gap evaporated, 49 percent saying he'd win and 48 percent saying he'd lose. But, says the author, that's not a paradox but simply reflects the Republican's conclusions that all of their candidates are duds.

The same poll also showed that, Newt Gingrich, after front-running for four weeks, dropped 15 points since the beginning of the month and is now tied with Mitt Romney at 24 percent. It's said Gingrich's fall is due to his history surfacing, and although it's believed Republicans had forgiven him of the sins most offensive to them individually, they've also been "inundated with reminders of the breadth and variegation of his past transgressions." So, if you had come to terms with the personal stuff, you get reminded of his ethics problems, and if you’ve gotten past the non-lobbying lobbying stuff, you get reminded of the mercurial leadership from his days in the House, and so on.

But, here's the part where the author loses me. Because he says that an "irony for Republicans is that the more formidable they believe Obama to be, the less satisfied they are with their own party’s offerings." And that "the rest of the contenders have withered or stayed stunted as Republicans have imagined them confronting a $1 billion, scorched-earth campaign by Obama backed up by boosters in the establishment press."

I, however, believe that all the gyrations to date within the Republican nominating process are all part of the game. Candidates come, candidates go and the polls go up and down as that happens. But, the presidential contest really begins after the nomination.  Consequently, to date the Republicans have been battling each other and leaving the president alone.  So, what that means is, without even having a firm candidate, and without taking any steps toward him, according to Gallup, he's still currently tied with "any" contender they offer.

What all this comes down to then is, when all the so-called frustration subsides amongst Republicans and they finally have a nominee, their guns will unite and turn outward instead of inward. And when that happens, I don't think it matters at all how many billions the president has to squander on ads and hype. Because any one living here during the past three years knows precisely what he's all about, and no rational voter will willingly go down that same road again. And to me, that's means he's over, no contest, regardless of who runs against him next year.

That's it for today folks.


Monday, December 19, 2011

BloggeRhytms 12/19/2011

Scanning the news a few minutes ago, I had to read the following item three times before I was sure it actually was a comment from, Eric Holder, Attorney General of the U.S.

However, according to, The Daily Caller, this morning, Holder "accused his growing chorus of critics of racist motivations" in a Sunday interview published in the New York Times. The paper went on to say the Department of Justice provided no evidence to support the Attorney General’s claims that some unspecified faction -what he refers to as the “more extreme segment”- is driven to criticize both he and the president due to the color of their skin. He didn't elaborate on who he considered making up the “more extreme segment.”

He went on to say, "This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,  both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

Now,  I agree, there's plenty of criticism about, Eric Holder, and even more about his boss in the White House. In fact, almost every day, I've listed plenty of  things they both do I disagree with myself. But the reason I had to re-read Holder's comments was, until he brought up the subject of race, I'd actually forgotten about it. Because these two guys could be black, white, blue, green or plaid and they'd both still be doing lousy jobs in my opinion, no matter what color they are. 

Aside from that, the president rolled into office on a tidal wave of praise from every corner of the country, regardless of color, and was not only given huge support across the racial boards, he had both Houses of Congress on his side to boot.  However, it's his policies that are in dispute today and the disastrous state of the nation in almost every respect, which has nothing to with anything except a continuous flow of bad decisions.

Consequently, reading Holder's comments really took me aback because if I understand him correctly, and I think I do, that if a person of color makes horrendous mistakes and performs poorly on a continuing basis, anyone who finds fault with the miserable results is obviously a racist. Therefore, in order to prove you're not a bigot, you've got to accept whatever you get, win lose or draw and keep your mouth shut.

But I think, aside from myself, my lifelong, all-time hero would disagree with the Attorney General too, because he was a guy whose professional survival depended totally on his performance each and every day of his career. And if I had to bet, although I obviously wasn't alongside him, Willie Mays never said anything like " he struck me out because I'm black."

That's it for today folks.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/18/2011

According to the Fox news website, during the president's weekly radio address he praised our troops, then said,  "Iraq's future will be in the hands of its own people."

What that equates to me is, that we spent billions of dollars,  lost thousands of troop in battle, invested huge numbers of hours and resources in helping get a nation out from under dictatorial leadership and now are leaving them high and dry, because I doubt they're any more capable of leading themselves at this point than is a kindergarten class.

So, maybe that's what we should do in the future in all kinds of situations. Because it's far less expensive in just about every way to walk away from responsibility and to make the easiest choices. In fact, we can see a perfect example in another current situation Democrats support.

Because rather than trying to help themselves and get out from under, the Wall Street protesters want somebody else to take care of them instead, since it's much, much easier to carry a sign and complain than it is to go and find work.

And, as you go down the line it becomes more obvious at every turn that avoidance of responsibility and taking as much as possible from the successful is the Democrat mantra. Yet when they encounter another nation that clearly still needs significant help, their answer is something like, "Sorry Jack, you're on your own."

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/17/2011

The administration's treating the troop withdrawal from Iraq as a major achievement, particularly because it fulfills a campaign promise to the leftist of supporters of the incumbent. But, as a practical matter, and in terms of how it weakens our nation's position in the Middle-East, it's a huge mistake.

There's no doubt it sounds good to say that the U.S. is a peaceful nation, and doesn't seek  enemies anywhere in the world. It's also preferable to keep our troops at home and out of harm's way. In fact, it would be ideal if we had no need for troops at all.

But, to anyone aware of reality and having an ounce of common sense, it should be obvious that the world's changed significantly and there are enemies who seek to destroy us any way they can. Consequently, we put ourselves at great risk by putting our head in the sand (no pun intended) and walking away from Iraq. Primarily because it won't be long before hostiles, likely Iran, will do their best to undo all our rebuilding of the nation and reduce our gains to zero.

Beyond that, from a military and intelligence perspective we're far better off with our own foothold in the Middle-East, because the area's so volatile and subject to confrontation and upheaval. Therefore, our physical presence gives us closer access when problems arise and a much better chance of preventing disasters, and containing enemies on their own turf before they can get here.

It also might interest those who think we're doing the right thing by withdrawing troops to consider that it's about sixty years since the end of World War ll, and we still have troops in Germany, Italy and Japan. And somehow or other our presence, aid and assistance has made two of those nations among the strongest and soundest in the world, and the third may not be doing so hot financially right now but it's still a Mecca for tourists and certainly knows how to make great food.

So, I guess we can add this short-sighted foreign policy step to the growing list of poor decisions made by an incredibly inept administration.  And when you add it to the ineptitude shown regarding the economy, education, trade relations and health care, to name just a few disasters, I guess we have to wonder what's left for them to screw up next, especially because there really isn't very much left.

That's it for today folks.


Friday, December 16, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/16/2011

As noted yesterday, didn't watch the debate and from recaps, don't think I missed anything much by not tuning in.  But, I did find a couple of things worth typing about this morning, because they re-confirm for me my opinion of most of the contenders, which is a very low one. 

The first that caught my eye was a comment by, Rick Perry, who said,  "I'm ready for the next level. Let me tell you, I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucus." And maybe Mr. Perry believes it's good for him to be Tebow, but for the rest of us, I don't think that's what we want. Because, as I've noted before about number fifteen, he's a total one-way street. His whole world revolves completely around him and his lord and nobody else counts a whit.

While at Florida, he kept the ball more than any quarterback I've ever seen, abandoning others who had as much talent as he did at their positions, but were ignored if he could carry the football himself. And now he's doing the same thing at the pro level, except it's not the same kind of league. And once or twice around the horn and his NFL competitors will learn to adjust their defenses to his game. And when that happens, it's quite likely he'll spend a good part of his life in traction. Because when a thousand pounds of defensive lineman land on your body over and over again, something major's going to break, it's only a matter of time. 

Consequently, if Perry thinks it's a good idea to be like Tebow, he's telling us a lot.  Primarily that he'll do everything himself, whether it's good for others or not. And more importantly, he sounds like he thinks the presidency's all about him and nobody else.

And then there's Gingrich, who said  if electability had been the question for primary candidates in 1979,  Ronald Reagan would have never become president, stating that his debating skills against President Obama will "outshine any earlier fouls he has made."

To me, there couldn't be a better example of what Gingrich's delusions are all about than his own comments.  Because to my recollection, personal aura, communication skills and rapport with the public were Reagan's greatest assets. In fact, many of his detractors claimed he was all flash and polish. In addition to that, debating against him was like running into a buzz saw, because he glossed over his mistakes in a very folksy manner, bringing listeners closer to him.

Career wise he'd been a movie actor, a TV pitchman and governor of California, all of which helped round out his rapport building skills as well as preparing him for a leadership role, which he performed extremely well. So, if Gingrich, who's nothing more than  a political hack, truly believes he's in the same league as Ronald Reagan, he's got some serious delusional problems.

But more than that, if Gingrich also actually thinks that the presidential contest comes down to how well he can do in debate versus the incumbent, then what he's really saying is that the presidency boils down to who does best at piling BS. And if that's truly the case, and total BS production counts the most, then it's time to bring back Trump.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/15/2011

Iowa debate. Iowa debate. Iowa debate. That's all I see headlining the news, and I still don't get it.  For the life of me I can't figure out why anyone on earth would care a whit about a bunch of politico's hot air.

Perhaps, years ago when we didn't have instant and continuous coverage of every breath a candidate or incumbent takes, a debate might have shed some light on a participant's qualifications, beliefs and presence, but today we see these folks performing live 24/7/365 in the real world.

And I still come back to square one in terms of what politico's actual capabilities are about when it comes to performance on the actual job, because if you went to every men's store on the planet you couldn't find an emptier suit than the guy in the White House now. But boy, he sure can sure sling  zillions of words.

So, to me it doesn't matter what Gingrich says, or how well he can compose and deliver a sentence. His track record tells me clearly what he is, and that boils down to loose cannon. Would he be better for the country than the guy in office now? The likely answer is: absolutely. But then, so would almost anyone who could fog a mirror.

But, as far as credentials go for the abilities required to run the country, the only one currently in contention is Mitt Romney. He may not be the Conservative's dream of a perfect candidate in regard to their platform, but that's not what the president's job entails. Presidents are supposed to do what's best for the nation, not grind the axes of particular factions.

Romney's also the only one who's not only had many years in public office, but he's also succeeded in business. And his Achilles Heel regarding health care really ought to be looked at the other way around. Because he's already been down that road, had the experience, and now knows more about what not to do than anyone else around. Consequently, it's not only not a negative, it's really a great advantage.

So I guess what it all comes down to is all these guys standing on a stage trying their best to one-up each other while looking presidential, which I find extremely boring. And I truly believe that if debate performance was something that had anything to do with someone's real capability in office, at present we should have the best president who ever lived holding the president's job. However, as we see each and every day right now, when it comes to having to really perform in office...his real world results are the exact reverse of all his BS. 

That's it for today folks.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/14/2011

About an hour ago, the phone rang and my wife took the call, hanging up in moments. I asked her who'd called. She replied, it was a charity seeking donations for curing a disease. In fact, the disease was one I'd had myself. 

Now, we don't get a lot of solicitations by phone because our number's on the "Do not call list," which works pretty well. But, every once in a while one does come through. And, frankly, I don't think about the subject much. However, today's call really frosted me.

Because it's been a very long time since I've thought about pestering calls, and was actually the first time I realized that these people are running a business based on my illness. And, I don't know who they are, don't know what they do, and really don't care except for the fact that they're calling folks up making some kind of plea and scamming all that they can, but I'm not aware of a single soul any one of them's ever helped.

When I was ill, we did research and fortunately found medical practitioners and facilities that were able to cure me.  Everyone I know who's come down with some kind of affliction does the same kind of thing. So where were these organizations who say they care so much when you need them? And, if they showed up, what would they do for me? I doubt it would be very much.

Many say they're working on cures for diseases. However, I can't think of one they've stopped. But in the meantime they keep dialing for dollars and spending the bulk of what they collect on themselves. And for me, I really have a problem with folks who can't figure out any other way to make a buck than to ride the back of my illness. These folks make leeches look good by comparison.

That's it for today folks.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/13/2011

Came across this article in Fox News by, Patrick Summers, that says,  Gentry Collins,  former RNC National Political Director, "bluntly" stated that "This President has failed," when commenting about Obama. Which is why Collins believes the president has had to to go negative about the opposition while campaigning, since there are no plusses on his side. 

But what struck me most was a rebuttal from, Penny Lee, a former senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Apparently she tried to counter Collins' charges by pointing to the stimulus packages and health care law as Obama successes, saying the best advice for him at this point would be to go back to his message of hope.

So, my question for her today is: Hope for who? And about what? Because if there's one thing anyone with half an iota of sense is hoping for today it's that somebody replaces the president ASAP, and it almost doesn't matter who that somebody is.

The stimulus packages have proven to be practically worthless, doing nothing more than increasing an already out of hand national debt. Meanwhile, unemployment's still around nine percent. And as far as health care goes, the bill's such a disaster in all it's aspects it's going to go before the Supreme Court.

And as you go down the line, from the economy, to education, to foreign affairs, not to mention the unbelievable damage caused by our dependence on imported oil, there's pracatically no aspect of our lives that haven't been negatively affected since this president took office.

Consequently, as I sit here typing, I've got to wonder once again how anyone with a grain of sense and access to factual information can possibly believe that our nation hasn't deteriorated significantly over the past three years due to its leadership at the top.  But what's stranger than that is, there are apparently quite a few masochistic politcal zealots who'd willingly do it all again.

That's it for today folks. 


Monday, December 12, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/12/2011

Scanning the headlines, I came across a name I haven't seen in what seems quite a while: Al Sharpton. And maybe I'm not the only one who's forgotten that he exists, because according to Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein of the The New York Post, he's got some financial troubles so the extortion business must be down.

According to documents obtained by the paper, Sharpton’s nonprofit paid him nearly $242,000 last year although it had $1.6 million in debt. And as far as his "empire" goes, including the National Action Network (NAN) and two for-profit companies, the entities were $5.3 million in the red.

But what I thought most interesting was where the debt arose from. Public records indicate that most of NAN’s money woes rest in more than $880,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes, interest and penalties. More than another $100,000 is to settle two lawsuits, byproducts of the unpaid bills.

Aside from that, it still owes $206,252 in loans to Sharpton’s for-profit Bo-Spanky Consulting Inc. and Sharpton Media LLC.

Tax filings show that Sharpton himself drew a $241,732 salary and perks, including first-class or charter air travel. Yet he also owes the IRS $2.6 million in income tax, and nearly $900,000 in state tax.

His entity, Rev-Al Communications Inc., is defunct but still owes the state almost $176,000, and Bo-Spanky is $3,500 behind on state-tax liens. Sharpton has said he is on a repayment plan with state and federal-tax authorities

I mention him because he's another guy who has the answers to everybody's problems, and is the first to point fingers, make accusations , and slam anyone he can if he thinks there's something he can gain for himself. But when you take the screen away and see the real Reverend Al, you've got nothing but a fraud and failure ducking out from under his bills .

So perhaps the answer for him is to form some kind of joint venture with Donald Trump. They probably still won't make a quarter, but they'll likely produce an awful lot of worthless noise.

That's it for today folks.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/11/2011

Half-time for the Jets, who have a 28-3 lead over Kansas City. But I'm sure they'll figure out a way to let the Chiefs back in the game, so I'll write today's entry now, before my hands start to shake and my eyes aren't blinded by Jet rage.

The thing that has me confused today is partly the same old, same old, but nonetheless I simply can't understand how the Democrat party can watch the economic devastation caused by our dependency on foreign oil and still do their best to block the transcontinental pipeline.

They tout fuel and power alternatives that don't exist, pour money down drains such as ethanol projects, and watch the mainstream of their voters, which includes droves of the unemployed, practically starve to death in one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Additionally, since so many other things are dependent on fossil fuel, the costs of travel, transportation, commutation, and all the products, services in any way oil-related are considerably more costly than they ever should be.

What's more, if  the environment really needs all the over-protection it's already getting, why not fix the problem the other way around. There are plenty of safeguards that can be employed to insure we have clean air and water, which can easily be paid for by petroleum producers, but first they have to be allowed to produce right here at home. And, if that happens, I think the booming that will occur in the economy will provide more than enough capital for investment in practically any safeguards the environmentalists want.

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/10/2011

You know there's not much going on in the world when after scouring the Web looking for items of interest, all you can find is a meaningless article in New York's Daily News about Donald Trump's planned debate.

And, as I've noted many times before, although he's really a waste of keystrokes, his brand of over-the-top self-promotion often riles me into typing. And what irks me the most is how the media in particular, give him a favorable forum without ever mentioning the fact that his track record indicates he knows less about how to run a successful business than your average Cocker Spaniel. Because almost every operation he's ever headed has either filed for bankruptcy or simply closed up, hanging other investors and lenders out to dry in the process.

What's worse, he isn't even a true entrepreneur in my view because he had a $400 million head start in inheritance from his dad, Fred. And though I could be wrong because I have no access to hard or certified information, my best guess is, the losses he's taken that are public record are far in excess of that, which logic says must be driving his actual financial worth closer to zero.

Nonetheless, I'm highlighting him again today because the News says he's considering cancelling his much-hyped presidential debate because, except for Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, nobody else is willing to show up. Even Michelle Bachmann who's apparently become close, according to him, has said "nope."

But, here's the part that intrigued me the most. Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have slammed the event as a circus.

So, maybe I'm not the only one who thinks this bag of hot air is worthless which makes me feel somewhat better. But, I'd still like to see him truly exposed. Because as for me and all the folks I truly respect, we've all tried to play by the book, win, lose or draw. So, when someone else tries to skate through on BS and has no respect for my integrity or his own, it makes me smile just a little to see the seams start to split and cover my ears against the coming implosion.

That's it for today folks


Friday, December 9, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/9/2011

Ever since the purported Republican candidates for the presidential nomination started lining up, we've seen a parade of hopefuls appear, have their fifteen minutes of fame and then go up in smoke or simply fade away into the dust. And through all of it, so far, the only one to remain consistent throughout is Mitt Romney, who continues to average around 25% in the popularity polls.

And now another front runner's emerged due to Herman Cain's departure, as Newt Gingrich has shown a recent spurt in numbers which, for now, have put him in the spotlight. And that's likely a bad place for him to be, because his record will sooner or later be microscoped and he'll be shown up for the vacillating, pompous pile of overbearing fluff that he is.

But, for me, Newt's sudden surge poses a question that's arisen for quite some time now as to what Republican voters really want. And it seems that the conservative faction of the party may very well sink them again, by demanding that every "i" in their agenda be met by candidates and that every "t" be crossed which is unlikely to produce a contestant that can win a general election.

At this point, I think the hard core party-liner's might better be served by supporting Romney, who has considerable general appeal, and who very well might be elected handily, and then promoting their agenda points with him after he's won the White House. Because, if nothing else, for the most part, he's one of them already, and will certainly be more amenable than anyone in the other party.

But by backing a guy like Gingrich, who'll scare off considerable numbers of moderate folks, the Republicans greatly reduce their chances of a win and might just as well prepare themselves now for another four years of total hell with the present incumbent.

Consequently, it makes much more sense to me to stop standing on ceremony and reaching for unattainable goals, by instead endorsing someone with better than a reasonable chance of winning and simply taking what they can get.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/8/2011

Next Thursday, Jon Corzine, former New Jersey senator and governor, plans to tell a House committee that he "simply doesn't know" the location of $1.2 billion of clients' money that vanished from his failed investment firm, MF Global. The firm's bankruptcy is the eighth-largest in U.S. history.

He also apologized to "all those affected" on the House Committee on Agriculture's website, and in prepared testimony says in part, "I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date. I do not know which accounts are unreconciled or whether the unreconciled accounts were or were not subject to the segregation rules."

Saying he was "stunned" to learn the funds were missing, he went on, "Considering the circumstances, many people in my situation would almost certainly invoke their constitutional right to remain silent -a fundamental right that exists for the purpose of protecting the innocent. Nonetheless, as a former United States Senator who recognizes the importance of congressional oversight, and recognizing my position as former chief executive officer in these terrible circumstances, I believe it is appropriate that I attempt to respond to your inquiries."

Then he added, that his involvement in the firm's clearing, settlement, payment mechanisms and accounting was "limited."

So here we have a guy who was CEO of Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 1999, then entered politics to become a senator and then governor of a state who claims he knows nothing about more than a billion bucks that somehow vanished from an investment firm he headed, an amount large enough to rank eighth in history of bankrupt organizations of its type.

Now, I certainly understand that folks like Mr. Corzine are very busy, with lots of things on their plates. And that's probably why many items get overlooked or simply fall through the cracks. Because agendas full of places to go, people to see and things to do take up considerable time and effort.

Which is why someone like the president doesn't know what's going on in the economy, and Attorney's General like Eric Holder aren't aware that millions of dollars in weapons mistakenly wound up in enemy hands. And people from the EPA can't approve new pipelines that will save citizens billions versus foreign oil.

But it still seems to me that as busy as these folks in power are, if they don't start paying attention to what's going on around them regarding other people's money...things are going to get pretty expensive for the rest of us pretty soon.

That's it for today folks.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


According to Ken Thomas and Ben Feller of the Associated Press, the president gave a speech on Tuesday in a high school gym in Osawatomie, Kansas. The article didn't provide a head count, but my guess is that all forty town residents showed up along with a couple of cows and a wandering goose or two.

Evidently, Theodore Roosevelt spoke there too in 1910, at which time he addressed the question of whether economic opportunity for all was evaporating, saying "This is the defining issue of our time."

Apparently trying to identify with Teddy, yesterday the current president said that, "This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class and all those who are fighting to get into the middle class. At stake is whether this will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home and secure their retirement."

And that's the part of the article that stopped me. Because, once again, this guy who's done everything he can think of to kill the American economy and dream has the gall to yammer about middle class hopes and aspirations. And anyone who's read my entry's going back for almost two years has surely seen the list of roadblocks this administration has erected to block business growth and entrepreneurship at every turn. In fact, the only thing they haven't done is to ask Attorney General Holder for a few thousand of his stolen guns, so they can hold up any businessperson who's still got a couple of bucks left.

But the bottom line for me, as I've written here many times before, is the incredible insult directed toward anyone possessing an iota of intellect by spouting outright mistruths and deceptions as if they were fact. However, what's even worse is, there are still some brain-dead amoebae who'll believe him.

That's it for today folks.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/6/2011

I'm not surprised by an item I tripped over on Drudge report this afternoon, taken from the New York Post. But nonetheless, I sometimes can't believe when all the suspicions about hustlers and crooks proves correct.

Because it seems that even as Jon Corzine’s MF Global was collapsing, Teneo Holdings, a firm having Bill Clinton in a senior post was taking huge fees for public-relations and financial advice from the business.

Clinton’s office insists he didn't profit from the relationship between MF Global and Teneo, where he's chairman of the advisory board. But the company was paid $125,000 a month for at least five months in one of MF’s biggest consulting arrangements, according to sources there.

The relationship was controversial in MF Global even before the company’s financial problems became publicly known, and executives questioned why an outside firm was needed for work that had long been done in-house. One MF source said, "I don’t know what they did. It was always unclear.” Another said,“It was very controversial and other consultants we had work for us for years were upset.”

Apparently, Teneo served as a personal PR firm and political consultant for then-MF Global CEO Corzine, and also offered advice on European financial investments —like the ones that ultimately led to MF’s collapse in October.

A Clinton spokesman, Matt McKenna, said “President Clinton does not advise clients on the firm’s behalf.” Clinton does make money from Teneo, but has declined to disclose the sum.

The Post also reported that Corzine and Clinton have been close for years. Clinton campaigning for Corzine repeatedly and Corzine, in turn, became the first sitting governor to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bid for the presidency when she ran in 2008.

So, I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same. And for Corzine and Clinton its always been follow the money. So this is one more example of how they both continue to rip off anybody they can 24/7/365, using past government jobs and ties to provide them access.

That's it for today folks.


Monday, December 5, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/5/2011

I read today that Newt Gingrich is planning to meet with Donald Trump, which immediately led me to ask myself: Why?

While it's true that I wrote a couple of blogs about Trump, fully realizing he wasn't worth the keystrokes, I wanted to note that I not only thought he was the emptiest of suits, I couldn't imagine how anyone could care about him at all. I do know, however, that he's apparently host of a popular TV show I've never watched and perhaps that makes his endorsement worthwhile. But then so would be the blessings of Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Pee Wee Herman and Monty hall.

As far as the real world goes though, I'm not sure I'd want to be touted by a guy who tanked almost every deal he ever touched including his bankrupt real estate companies, some casinos and an airline.

But, as far as the public's concerned, they often don't dig into details and readily buy the smoke, mirrors and hype which is why lot's of high profile names keep their image intact despite their travails and failures. And I guess you don't have to look much further than the Clinton's, the Kennedy's and the Obama's to understand how that works.

That's it for today folks.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/4/2011

I don't know about you, but for me the news of the day's lately been more boring than watching a Volkswagen rust. I suppose I could type some stuff about the hapless Jets, but even a fan like me who's been around since their inception really doesn't want to waste the effort.

So, in my hopeless scrounging around this morning, I came across an item on Drudge, reprinted from CBS Boston, regarding a 7-year-old boy who's being investigated by his South Boston elementary school for possible sexual harassment, because he kicked another boy in the crotch.

Now, in my day, kids fought in schoolyards all the time. And if you were harassed or banged around by a bigger bully, you either got some of your friends together, chased him down and got even, or else you did your very best to avoid him in the future. But, if a fight erupted, and you were caught, there'd be a reprimand, detention or some sort of penalty paid and life went on. The whole scenario lasted twenty minutes.

But not today, where we have political correctness and folks in authority who haven't a clue regarding real world events. The answer now seems to be to take everything to it's farthest limits and blow it all out of proportion.

According to the victim's mother, “He’s 7 years old. He doesn’t know anything about sexual harassment." While her son himself said, the boy he kicked had been bullying him on the school bus ride home from elementary school last week. Then the mom went on, “He just all of a sudden came up to him, choked him. He wanted to take his gloves, and my son said, ‘I couldn't’t breathe, so I kicked him in the testicles'.”

As far as the school's concerned, the mom described a call she got explaining that the case will be treated like sexual harassment, due to what it considers "inappropriate touching," putting it this way: “Your son kicked a little boy in the testicles. We call that sexual harassment.” She said she’s been asked to attend a disciplinary hearing at the school Monday.

And there we have it, a case where a kid was cornered and fought back the only way he could without a weapon, and now he's being prosecuted for it, which reminded me of an old story.

It seems that in Ancient Rome, some guys were rounded up and thrown in dungeons as heathens. Their penalty was to face unfed lions in the arena, an event that always drew huge crowds. Then one day, the guards dragged this scrawny little guy from his cell, buried him up to his neck in the arena's midst and uncaged a gigantic, very hungry lion.

And, as the lion approached the buried guy and began to circle before pouncing to attack, the guy angled his head in a way where he bit the beast in the same place as the kid hit the bully on the bus. Then, as the lion jumped up in pain, squealed and ran away, the crowd of Romans began chanting and screaming, "Fight fair, heathen! Fight fair!"

So, in that regard, I guess things haven't changed a bit since ancient times where hopeless losers banded together and ranted against the very few who wouldn't give up and figured out a way to win against overwhelming odds.

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

BloggeRhythms 2/3/2011

Herman Cain bowed to intense media pressure today and "suspended" his run for the presidency. I don't know why he used the word, "suspended", because to me that implies he might be back again. However, his comments certainly sounded like he'd packed up for good, including saying he'd endorse someone else in the presidential primary.

As for me, the reasons for his departure, involvement with other women as a married man, haven't been proven by any means, and may never be in the future. And I haven't a clue as to whether they're true or not. In the long run, he might very well overcome the accusations in that regard. But I think, as I've written several times before and mentioned today by Fox News, "under the glare of the national spotlight he fumbled policy questions, leaving questions about whether he was ready for the presidency."

And that's the real rub. Because the nation simply can't afford another inexperienced amateur in the White House. We're all paying dearly for a neophyte's delusions right now. And although Herman Cain is light years more seasoned, competent and proven in economic and business issues than the present incumbent, the job calls for far more than that.

Therefore, as much as I'd like to see someone like Herman Cain in office, bringing a new and refreshing change to the Washington scene, thanks to the horrendous hole we're in, now simply isn't the time. And while I have no idea of what Cain's next position will be, Secretary of the Treasury under President Romney, sounds pretty good to me.

That's it for today folks.


Friday, December 2, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/2/2011

I write a lot about politicians in these entry's because they get so much exposure in the press. And also because of the nature of their jobs, which have great effect on all of our lives.

But what I find most interesting, if not utterly astounding, is how little regard they have for the public's intellect, because they spout distortions and untruths about themselves and their doings so blatantly that one has to assume they believe either we're all mindless dunces or that their BS can undo the facts.

In that regard, the president was speaking at a small campaign fundraiser at the home of, Jack Rosen, chairman of the American Jewish Congress. The president's now seeking to prove his commitment to Israel, because Republicans and Jewish voters are skeptical about steps he's taken. So, here's what the president claimed: "This administration has done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration."

He went on: "Whether it's making sure that our intelligence cooperation is effective, to making sure that we're able to construct something like an Iron Dome so that we don't have missiles raining down on Tel Aviv, we have been consistent in insisting that we don't compromise when it comes to Israel's security. And that's not just something I say privately, that's something that I said in the U.N. General Assembly. And that will continue."

And while it's true that the president demonstrated his commitment to Israel in September, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly opposing Palestine's U.N. bid for statehood, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu effusively praised him for taking that position, what's he's left out is why the Palestinians sought statehood in the first place.

One of the things the president suggested regarding the Israel/Palestinian situation was that the nations go back to the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war to establish a Palestinian state. However, when he said that he had to be aware that the idea was totally unacceptable to Israel who's invested hugely in developing and populating the land to be given back, as well as to Israel's supporters all over the world.

Additionally, he's also done nothing material whatsoever to stop Iran from developing nuclear capability when it's well known to all where their bombs and rockets will be headed as soon as they're functional. Nonetheless he's also warned Israel to leave Iran alone.

Now, while its also true that The Clinton's were no friends of Israel either, and to find a president who really stood up for Israeli's you have to go all the way back to Nixon, none of the others tried to campaign on the great friendship they'd built either. At least the others had the good grace not to try to lie.

But, now that this president's concerned about his poll numbers and knows his track record's a miserable failure altogether, he's got to grab every straw he can find. But if he thinks he's going to bamboozle typical Jewish voters with some hustle about his love for the Israeli's he ought to call Anthony Wiener, former Congressman from New York.

In Wiener's case, they wouldn't buy hype and smoke from one of their own, electing Bob Turner, a retired cable executive, instead. Which says to me as far as most Jewish voters go; the president's just about dead.

That's it for today folks.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

BloggeRhythms 12/1/2011

Caught this item on Fox News website just now. It says that since former President George W. Bush is traveling in Africa this week to promote AIDS relief efforts and raise awareness of cervical and breast cancer, Amnesty International, is urging three nations to arrest him during his visit for "crimes under international law."

AI is the largest human rights group in the world and said Thursday that "there is enough evidence in the public domain" to justify either Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia arresting the former president during his expected visit to the region, which started Thursday and lasts until Monday. He's traveling with his wife, Laura, and daughter, Barbara. The group said, "the three nations should investigate "his alleged involvement in and responsibility for torture."

Matt Pollard, senior legal adviser for the American branch of AI, said "All countries to which George W. Bush travels have an obligation to bring him to justice for his role in torture." And he went on, the president's visit is "notable for its public awareness campaign on women's cancer," but the humanitarian nature of the mission does not "lessen the damage to the fight against torture caused by allowing someone who has admitted to authorizing waterboarding to travel without facing the consequences prescribed by law. International law requires that there be no safe haven for those responsible for torture; Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia must seize this opportunity to fulfill their obligations and end the impunity George W. Bush has so far enjoyed."

What intrigued me most, aside from just the idea of arresting a former U.S. president on foreign soil, are the nations he'll be visiting. Because the first thought to pop into mind was the famous Peter Sellers movie, The Mouse That Roared wherein the following scene took place:
Prime Minster Count Rupert Mountjoy of the tiny, financially strapped country, Fenwick, says: We must declare war on the United States.
Benter: But we can never win such a war!
Prime Minster Count Rupert Mountjoy: Of course not, but we could win the peace. I've given this a lot of thought gentlemen and I'm perfectly positive that I am right. You must remember, the Americans are a very strange people. Whereas other countries rarely forgive anything, the Americans forgive anything. There isn't a more profitable undertaking for any country than to declare war on the United States and to be defeated.

Another scene has the United States Secretary of Defense saying: A fine thing, the United States and the Grand Duchy of Fenwick are at war, and it takes the F.B.I. to find out about it.

So, I can just imagine any, or all, of these three little African countries arresting "W" and throwing him in the slam, and then the U.S. sending in the military to get him out. I doubt it would be done as dramatically as the Kuwait invasion and Desert Storm, but would likely be called something like Operation Flyswat and involve a Navy Seal and a Piper Cub.

But nonetheless, I think it's remarkable that folks like this Amnesty guy go around shooting their mouths off without fear of retribution and have to wonder exactly what they'd do if they ever had to back their BS up.

That's it for today folks.