Since today was an off day for vacationing, I have time to do a bit of a political rant. And it starts out with an observation I made to Laurie:
"Illegal immigration isn't this country's problem, the economy isn't the problem. The problem is, Ted Cruz can be lied to by the Majority leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, and when he bitches about it, he's told he's acting improperly."
We don't have Republican leaders and Democrat leaders, we have "government leaders", and as hard as they try to tell us it's different, it all ends the same. Obama runs on closing Gitmo, it stays open. The last election turned the Senate Republican running on repeal of Obamacare, and not one serious effort has been made. And you know what it reminded me of? Tom Brady.
For those not in the know, Tom Brady is the QB of the New England Patriots football team. Last season, he was accused of directing team personnel to adjust the air pressure in game balls to his liking. The league suspended him 4 games of the upcoming season and fined the team a million bucks- which would only be a slap on the pinky of Brady, let alone the team. He appealed to the commissioner, and this week the commish upheld the suspension. Among the things convincing the commish to leave the suspension in place was the "surprising coincidence" that Brady got a new cell phone and destroyed his old one at the exact moment that he was told the League was going to ask for that phone and search 10,000 texts in a three month span for evidence. Brady went onto Facebook to protest his innocence, and here's part of that "defense":
I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances. As a member of a union, I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward, nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. Wells investigation, that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.
"My attorneys made it clear...my actual phone would not be subjected... under ANY circumstances..."
"As a member of a union..."
Translate, "As a member of a union, I am ABOVE the law."
This is the same elitist crap we get from Washington (and in Fort Wayne, from the Mayor's office). As endemic with the New England God-blessed Patriots as it is in the magic Beltway. And it is top to bottom in both. Witness team owner Bob Kraft:
...Yet, for reasons that I cannot comprehend, there are those in the league office who are more determined to prove that they were right rather than admit any culpability of their own or take any responsibility for the initiation of a process and ensuing investigation that was flawed...
You can't comprehend. You, the man who owns the team already penalized draft picks for spying on opponents' practices. The team that gave a murderer a million dollar contract on his promise he'd changed. In the end, if Tom had given the phone, odds are the investigation would have ended and people would have said, all this for an ounce and a half of air? But you guys didn't obstruct the investigation because Tom was innocent. You obstructed the investigation because he's Tom Brady, and as such above the dreary affairs of mortals.
Just like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.
And what of the mortal rabble? Here's a gem recently posted by Occupy Democrats on Facebook:
How about a little honesty. I have not seen a case of a black politician being lynched lately. I've not heard Boehner refer to "that stupid N---" or anything like that. Nor has his character, surprisingly enough, been brought up by Congress at anytime I can remember. He's rejected for his policies. Pelosi and Reid rejected his trade bill (because of that same union label that Brady quivers behind), has anyone accused them of racism? Only a group of true agenda blind idiots would believe in this statement, but there you have it. The gods are all on the same team, and remain on that team because of "what fools these mortals be". Reminds me of Prometheus Bound:
There now, indulge your insolence, keep on wresting from the gods their honors to give them to creatures of a day. Are mortals able to lighten your load of sorrow? Falsely the gods call you Prometheus, for you yourself need forethought to free yourself from this handiwork.
There too, you find the reason I personally oppose Obama, as well as Boehner, McConnell and Brady- though I'm sure it is lost on Occupy Sheeple:
I see, Prometheus; and over my eyes a mist of tears and fear spread as I saw your body withering ignominiously upon this rock in these bonds of adamant. For there are new rulers in heaven, and Zeus governs with lawless customs; that which was mighty before he now brings to nothing.