Sunday, November 25, 2012

We Won!!!

"Democrats now see the election win as a mandate."

Well duh!!!  Hey President Barrack Obama, you have just been re-elected, what are you gonna do next?  "Well, I am gonna thank my wife."

Really?  That's it?  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the First Lady, she is easily more palatable than the democratic national platform, but is thanking HER really our first priority?  Is there ANYTHING, in the world more important?  I would think maybe peace in the middle east, energy independence, maybe creating a renewable economy?  Oh, I've got one, how about building a high speed rail system?

Nah, let's thank the family for their support...then what???

Hey, how about a couple of words about the war in Afghanistan, or how about global climate change? Like many other liberals, I want for 'progress'.  I want to wake up in the morning to a plan.  I want for there to be something for me to work on, as a progressive liberal.  But there isn't...  I wake up each morning wondering, "Well, what now?"

First, let's address these "secessionists."  Please, pack up, and find another country to plague with your talk of disunion.  This is a united we stand divided we fall world, people.  We need now more than ever, to be united to a wider broader world, and not be cut off from one another.  Comparing Texas to island nations or even Australia is utterly devoid of the reality of ending our union with the U.S.  Our current trade policy with Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana is most ideal, right now.  Changing this would almost certainly cause a 'trade tax', and this is just my first thought as to what such a reality might mean.  This entire venture is being perpetrated on the populous by less than .3% of the population of Texas.  A few ten thousand can embarrass and otherwise tarnish a state of over twenty-five million sound minded rational adults, just for fun.

What is there to gain by holding back the progress of a nation?

If only the President had something better to do...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Disaster Relief and F.E.M.A.

"We need to cut back on disaster relief programs as a way to balance the budget."

Romney actually said during the debate that he wanted to send disaster relief programs back to the States, or better yet to the private sector.  I don't understand how anyone can say that with a straight face.  Hurricanes can consume "States," and quickly overtake municipal or 'private' resources.  Some catastrophes are so bad that even Federal resources are stretched to the point of ineffectiveness.  Why would anyone even consider arguing that we should cut disaster relief?

There are right now fellow Americans homeless, without proper clothes, shelter, with loved ones declared missing or dead.  They need our help.  Now is not the time to cut funding or undermine our domestic aid system.  To do so would be a crime of the highest sort against general civility.  This is a united we stand, divided we fall world.  All that we have is each other.

In parts of New York and New Jersey there are gas lines miles long, so why don't we have a fleet disaster response helicopters that can air lift in whatever resources are needed for that area at that moment?  We have the technology to deliver M1-Abrams Tanks to the front lines of a battlefield, why can't we get a tanker full of fresh water or gasoline to an isolated town?

We can set up a complete hospital in the desert in Iraq, but we have Americans living in the streets without a roof over their head, right now.

Americans are in need, why aren't we using ever available resource to offer them aid and comfort?