Reality Unchecked

November 16, 2011

Sometimes it’s nauseatingly obvious Republicans have abandoned normal and compassionate discourse and are just blubbering nonsense.
On Monday, Republicans allowed health for children to be dipped in a money pie:

The spending bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now.
The department’s proposed guidelines would have attempted to prevent that.
The changes had been requested by food companies that produce frozen pizzas, the salt industry and potato growers.
Some conservatives in Congress have called the push for healthier foods an overreach, saying the government shouldn’t be telling children what to eat.

The GOP sleeps in the cheesy hot-pocket of who’s got the cash.

(Illustration found here).

Think Progress added this on the veggie upchuck: “We are outraged that Congress is seriously considering language that would effectively categorize pizza as a vegetable in the school lunch program,” said Amy Dawson Taggart, the director of Mission: Readiness, a group advocating for healthier school lunches. “It doesn’t take an advanced degree in nutrition to call this a national disgrace.”
The whole affair is more of the typical Republican bullshit on real governing and instead reveals the Grand Old Party is so out of whack with the US public, it has become normal to see them perform as if on strings — follow the money, the old saying.

Even Mark Kelly, astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, finds the indifference displayed by GOP House Speak John ‘The Boner’ Boehner pretty much lacking:

“Considering that she was a member of Congress and he was the highest-ranking member, we thought he’d ask to visit Gabby or at least give a call to see how she was doing,” Kelly writes in Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.
“Our only contact with him had been a simple get-well card he’d sent a few days after Gabby was injured.”
But they didn’t hear from the Speaker.

The Boner had slobbered last January that public peoples have to go out and mingle with the public and sometimes bad things happen: “We’re out in the public. We’re talking to our constituents, out talking to the American people,” he said. “We have a very open society in America. There is risk with our job.”
Ha!

Although Democrats are spineless, don’t-shake-the-boat-wieners (see President Obama), as a whole they aren’t creating bullshit flying in the face of what US peoples need and are after — mainly a decent life.
America knows there’s a much-deepening inequality, worsening stratification, fragmenting families, weakening social mobility, and a failing criminal justice system.
But who out there in the GOP ranks has the sense to do anything — we hope the great wad of US peoples can see through the cookie-cutter bullshit offered up by those nit-twit clowns supposedly running on the GOP ticket for president.
A future uncertain.

Yet, to anyone with any kind of walking around sense can see what assholes the GOP.
Maybe the bullshit NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg offered up by ‘cleaning’ Zuccotti Park yesterday was a torch signal for political change, starting with down on main street:
Some insight from Sam Smith at CounterPunch:

A short list of constituencies that Republicans have recently offended include supporters of 9/11 responders, the AARP, Americorps, black men, children with pre-existing health conditions, college students, cops, disabled people, earthquake warnings, employed women, EPA, ethnically mixed couples, gays, ill people who need medical marijuana, immigrants and their children, jobless people, journalists, Latinos, Medicaid recipients, Methodists, minimum wage workers, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, NPR & PBS, the Postal Service, public school students, public workers, scientists, supporters of separation of church and state, Social Security recipients, state workers, and women generally.
That’s not a bad base around which to build an electoral rebellion.

Reality might just be revolution.

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