Bleah

I’m a bit bummed. There is plenty of news today—all bad. Harry Reid, as expected by everyone with half a brain, blocked the amendment to the Democrat Voter Recruitment bill that would block citizenship for illiegals until the border had been secured.

The so-call Gang of Eight are oblivious. The ‘Pub members, including Marko Rubio, are worse—willing accomplices.

In the House, 70 ‘Pub representatives are forcing a meeting with Boehner over immigration and other issues. Will my local congresswomen, Vicky Hartzler, be one of them? I don’t know. However, given her record as an establishment rubber stamp, I tend to doubt she’ll be there.

I think I’ll pass for today. Maybe I’ll be in a better mood tomorrow.

Another day off, too

Once or twice a year, I get the blahs. By that, I mean nothing seems appropriate for the blog. One such time was after last year’s election. I’m in another now.

You’d think, with all the scandals being investigated in Washington, that would not be the case. Instead of pounding the Obama, Holder and the dems, the ‘Pub establishment injects their usual stupidity to screw up any actual gains we may have achieved.

Establishment stupidity? How about this. It appears our local congresswoman is about to sell us out, again, on the Food Stamp bill. Of course, it isn’t named for what it is. No, they call it a Farm Bill. That’s a strange name for a bill tha 80% of the massive spending is for food stamps. The remaining 20% is mostly pork for corporate farms—not the kind that runs on four legs and you find in the supermarket as ham, bacon and porkchops.

So, I’m extending my vacation. I won’t be posting next Monday or Tuesday, either. I haven’t had a complete physical in…well, I don’t remember the last time. The first set of examinations is next week. There will be more in a month. I don’t expect anything adverse to be found. I’m in excellent health, some minor arthritis aside. But, it will make my wife feel better.

Maybe my muse will return next week.

Reflections

My wife and I didn’t watch the debates last night. It’s just as well. Twitter kept my phone and tablet beeping. We watched some video excerpts later. It was a pitiful performance by Obama—an example of an amateur meeting a professional.

The dems were so outraged they attacked their own—Jim Lehrer of PBS, the moderator.

Obama’s Stephanie Cutter knocks Lehrer

DENVER, Colo. — Obama spokesperson Stephanie Cutter took a swipe at moderator Jim Lehrer’s largely passive debate performance tonight, saying the PBS anchor had allowed Mitt Romney to act as the moderator.

“I sometimes wondered if we even needed a moderator because we had Mitt Romney,” Cutter told CNN shortly after the debate, though she told POLITICO that Lehrer did his job as moderator and that her comments were strictly about Romney.

Pitiful! But, I’m not in the pitying mood.

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Univision had an expose’ over the weekend—on Fast and Furious. It was the first many in the Hispanic communities heard of it.  They aren’t happy.

Fast & Furious: Univision Continuing to Ask the Tough Questions

On the heels of staging a successful presidential forum, Univision, the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S., has uncovered more information on the failed Operation Fast and Furious.

Fast and Furious resulted in nearly 2,000 high-powered weapons travelling across the border to be used by Mexican drug cartels that has resulted in the deaths of dozens, if not hundreds, of innocent civilians.

As we have been reporting, Administration officials have been less than revealing about what they knew about the ill-conceived Fast and Furious Operation, including the strong possibility that Attorney General Eric Holder may have contradicted himself in sworn congressional testimony.

It was embarrassing to Obama so he took steps to correct the situation.

He selected the wife of the owner of Univision to be an Ambassador. I guess if you can’t refute the facts, try bribery.

Obama appoints wife of Univision owner to UN diplomatic post

By El Nuevo Herald Staff Report

President Barack Obama appointed Cheryl Saban, wife of the owner of Univision, as U.S. representative to the United Nations, according to reports from various news blogs.

According to the Politico blog, Haim Saban, owner of the television network, backed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but during the summer donated $1 million to groups supporting the campaigns of Democrats. And according to another blog in Spanish of Yahoo, the appointment of Cheryl Saban to the diplomatic post was made last Wednesday, the day before Obama appeared at a forum at the University of Miami hosted by Univision.

Quid pro quo?

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As a parting shot today, I’ll give you this link.  I’ll not quote it. But if you follow the link, I think you’ll agree with the article.  We’re suffering from “Obama fatique.”

EDITORIAL: Obama fatigue

Familiarity with the president breeds desire to vote for someone else

The summer blahs…

Tam had it. I’ve got it. I’m sure others have it, too. The summer blahs.  That time of year when we’d all like to be doing something—if only we could figger out what it was.

I’m sitting here, trying to think of something to post, and that little spark that says, “This is it!”, has flitted away.  The temp here near KC has been hovering around 100 since last week and the forecast is more of the same for the near future.  It’s been too hot to go out walking. The temp was in the mid-80s when I woke up this morning.  To walk in the evening, I’d have to wear a reflective vest to be visible to the teenagers who race up and down our street.

I don’t want to stay in and watch TV or read, the usual suggestion for the blahs. I want to go out!

I dropped by my gun club’s indoor range last Friday.  There’s been considerable improvements made there this year. But, it has no A/C.  There are exhaust fans, required for indoor ranges to pull the lead dust and powder fumes outside.  That doesn’t help with the heat.  It was hotter inside than outside.

There’s always the outdoor range some 40 miles away.  There is an air conditioned club house at that range and shaded shooting positions.  That’s an option but I really hate shooting alone.  Not only that, if something happened, there’s no cell coverage there.


So, I’m stuck. The blahs are well entrenched.  I’ll try again to think of something.  

I have to.

The walls are closing in!