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The Migratory Habits of the Tufted Southwester Tea Bagger

Some days are just meant for bitching. Don’t lie to yourself; you’ve had’em. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed and someone’s going to have a worse day than you. It doesn’t have to make sense. It doesn’t have to be fair. The first person who falls into your sights is toast. If my wife (who is as close to uniformly charming as anyone walking) gets out of bed and does a crab-walk to the bathroom first thing in the morning, I’m outta there. Sometimes I might have to throw her a piece of raw meat to distract her while I sneak out the door, but whatever it takes to find a cave in which to hide is what I’m going to do. No one’s immune from the wishfully rare, but all too common human ailment.

A small percentage of people seem to have been born to bitch. It’s not a once in a blue moon thing. They get out of bed every day intent on making everyone who crosses their path into road kill. They’re constantly negative. They delight to bringing people down. It’s as if they find it easier to elevate their own mood by making everyone else’s lower than their own. We all know a few of them and if possible, we avoid them like the social boils they are. Their complaints don’t have to make sense. They don’t have to think things through. They can’t seem to take responsibility for their own actions. They live as perpetual consequences. They are victims. Everything that happens to them is beyond their own control and everything that happens is bad.

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John McCain to Enter Nursing Home!

Alright, alright . . . that may not be the appropriate headline, but it should be. The man has truly lost it. He has gone over the edge and is looking back at senility from the other side of the fence. It’s time to wipe the drool from his chin and strap him into his wheelchair. We knew he had fallen into the abyss when he picked Alaska’s State embarrassment, Sarah Palin, as his running mate and thus blew himself out of the race for the White House. But now, John McCain has truly cracked.

John finished at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy so he has never been viewed as an intellectual behemoth. But just like rock breaks scissors, honor and character trump cranial horsepower, hence John prospered. Despite his well documented character failings over the years, I believed in him enough that I not only contributed to his 2000 campaign for President, I actually worked on his campaign team. But that was 2000 and ten ticks on the birthday calendar have gone by since then. Aging takes its toll on all of us lucky enough to live long enough. John is no exception.

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Babs’ Quote of the Day – 2010.02.24

Joe the Plumber is pissed at John McCain for using Joe as a poster child to reach Middle Americans during McCain’s 2008 Presidential bid. Hmmm. And this is a surprise, Joe? To what do you owe this epiphany? That you’re only now realizing you were Team McCain-Palin’s ticket to connecting with those feeling disenfranchised, disillusioned, and disconnected speaks of a remarkable talent for self-deception. One can assume that life under a microscope while sitting in a hot seat of political intrigue, missteps and backbiting was not as rewarding as, say, a reality TV series. Your fifteen minutes of fame went down the drain with nothing to show for your trouble. How convenient to blame McCain for “really screwing up” your life. Climb down from the cross. Someone could use the wood.

John McCain means well, but . . .

John means well, bless his heart. Senator McCain continues to prove the American electorate made the right choice last November. He criticized President Obama’s recently announced plan to press the conflict in Afghanistan because of establishment of a deadline for beginning the removal of American forces from the region. Admittedly, the Senator was baited by one of Fox’s consummate windbags, Sean Hannity. And admittedly, the “maverick” still has a level of obligation to march along with the Republican Party’s vacuous position of divisive adversary of all things “liberal”. But the man who wanted to be president should be strong enough to stand above the crowd when it comes to issues critical to our nation’s future. Shall we consider his position?

With regard to the deadline, McCain says, “Well, the danger is that it’s hard to get the loyal support of the people who have to live in the neighborhood after you leave. They’ll hedge their bets, whether it be governments or people in the region. Also, the threat is that the Taliban and other Al Qaeda just stay back in the weeds until we leave. That is the danger that’s always been associated with setting arbitrary dates.”

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Shame on John McCain – The House is on Fire

I received John McCain’s latest request asking me to sign his petition opposing the stimulus package proposed by President Obama.  Senator McCain and the rest of the Republicans are clearly putting self-serving partisan interests in front of the interest of our nation.  There is a time for partisan politics and there is a time to come together as Americans.  Now is the time to act.  Senator McCain, the house is burning.  The time is for action, not bickering.

During the past presidential campaign, it became fairly apparent that you were unquestionably a war hero and that you were not an economics expert.  The position you’re taking on the stimulus program goes a long way to support the belief that economics is not your strong suit.  But, your obstructionist approach to putting out the fire that is burning down the house brings your hero status into question.  Where is the sacrifice for Country? 

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The Reasons McCain Lost – Reason #3 – The Smut

You can’t expect the race for one of the most powerful positions in the nation to be taken lightly. The stakes are higher than most of us can begin to imagine. When a pair of candidates square off with the power hundreds of millions of dollars command, rest assured you’re in for Herculean efforts from both sides.

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The Reasons McCain Lost – Reason #2 – John McCain

You remember John McCain don’t you? He looked a lot like the McCain running for President this year, albeit a little more energetic, enthusiastic and vigorous than today’s McCain. If the John McCain of 2000 were running today, Barack Obama would have a far more formidable opponent and the race might have had a completely different storyline.

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