It’s comforting to me to know that even during a time when our nation seems to be hell bent on following a path that leads to self destruction, I am supplied with something from the half who want to lead us there that makes me laugh. The greatest handicap any person can have you see is the amputation of their sense of humor. So, in keeping with that template being placed, I give you Maxine Waters and Keith Ellison, two of our nation’s elected leaders, who wish to replace Hank Johnson as the world’s dumbest democratically elected national legislator. (Hank Johnson if you’ll recall, was the man who asked a Navy Admiral if the Navy had taken precautions to prevent the Island of Guam from tipping over and falling into the sea.) It may not appear so at first blush, but these two have said something here that is even dumber than that.
Special note to Maxine Waters: One of your very few actual Constitutional Duties Madam Congress Woman is to establish a budget for our nation to operate on. If there is no budget in existence, or being considered, that can only be so due to your personal incompetence. Thank you for making my point for me, you idiot.
As a small lad of five, I once admonished my parents to just toss the bills in the trash. A simple solution to the pieces of paper delivered by the mail man which never seemed to be greeted as happy arrivals into our home. Even at five, I could make my parents smirk. That solution it seems would not make the source for those unwanted pieces of news go away, only our immediate thought of them. We would still have to pay those bills, they told me, just because you ditch the notice does not mean that the debt would no longer be ours to pay. That bill was just a reminder of our obligation, a courtesy to us by our creditors to remind us that we stilled owed for what ever good or service that we had already purchased.
I am no longer five, and as such I can see the error in my logic. In fact, I pretty much understood the concept by the time I gained the ability to read and write, certainly by the time I paid my first bill as an adult. Maxine Waters and Keith Ellison it seems never learned that valuable life lesson. They, as adults have simply determined that the bad news delivered by the all too persistent postman must be forever vanquished to the circular file. In their childlike minds, if they are not told about the national debt, and it’s staggering proportion you see, then it simply must not be so.
As a five year old child, my parents had the good sense to not give me my very own credit card in their name. “Ponies and water slides for everybody!” was a proclamation that they wisely made the decision to avoid hearing. It would seem that my parents, who were younger then than I am now, realized that supplying me with my own credit card, thinking that I could just throw the mail in the trash and never have to worry about the bill, could in fact lead to potentially terrible consequences.
Maxine and Keith unfortunately have each been granted 1/870th control of the world’s highest limit credit card. An even scarier thought is that they share that control with the aforementioned Hank Johnson, and they are not alone in their thinking. Just last week, I heard a quote from one of the leaders on their side of our political divide, one Steny Hoyer. “We don’t have a spending probem, we have a paying for it problem,” he blustered in response to a question about the upcoming sequestration. Please take a moment to allow that to sink in.
After years of telling us all that the bag full of free goodies promised from the government largess would never have to be paid for by the American taxpaying public, combined with years of about half of all Americans believing it, Steny dropped the bomb that there is no such thing as a free lunch after all. These jerks have flushed a staggering amount of money down the collective toilet. So much in fact that they needed to borrow about $16.5 Trillion so far that we do not have. At the same time that we are told to please just throw the bill in the trash rather than force them to read the bad news brought in the mail, one of them is chastising us for not being willing to pay the tab, that none of us seems to have wanted run up in the first place.
Anger does not begin to cover it. Laughter does better. Close your eyes and repeat to yourself aloud three times, we lost the popular vote to these children in 5 of the last 6 Presidential elections. Do you still believe that the Republicans are not the party of Palookas? Maybe Karl Rove should join the Democrat Party, our nation would be better served were he on the other side.
Oh what the heck, it’s still a funny second place finisher, so enjoy!