Okay, I have been silent long enough. It is time to get back to blogging and sharing my thoughts with all my blogging friends.
While I have enjoyed my own self-induced sabbatical and I have enjoyed everyone else's writings. I am ready to get back to it. Sometimes burnout just comes and you just have to step away. And that is what happened here.
Now I have been reading alot of stuff. Sports, news, blogs and even funny stuff. But this one things has caught my eye. And I think you should see it for yourself. Depending on which side of the political fence you are on. You will either find this disgusting or you will enjoy it. You will also find a transcript of the video for you if you are unable to download the video.
Lady in the audience asked the question of Van Jones the White House "Green Jobs" Czar on February 11, 2009 at Berkeley, CA
When Bush was in office they had the majority it was isn't 60, they didn't have more than 60 but they still were able to push through all of these bills, but, when we have you know 58, we seem not to be able to, move things, um, as progressively as many of us here would want, as Obama wants, (Jones in background "right") and I don't, know he has this strong interest in bipartisanship. (Jones in background "right") But when nobody in the Republicans, the Republicans are voting with him. How, how, how are the Republicans able to push things through when they had less than 60 senators, but somehow we can't?
Jones "well the answer to that is they are assholes".
Crowd erupts into laughter and clapping. With many including the lady who asked the question shaking their heads in agreement with Jones.
The woman "I was afraid that was the answer."
Jones "As a technical, political science term." Crowd laughs.
Jones "Um, and, and Barack Obama is not an asshole. So, um, now I will say this, uh, I can be an asshole. And some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting alittle upiddy."
I looked up the definition of "Asshole" just to make sure I had the right definition. http://www.yourdictionary.com/asshole
Webster's New World College Dictionary
2.Slang a person who is stupid, foolish, despicable, etc.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2005 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Date: 14th century
1 usually vulgar : anus
2 a usually vulgar : a stupid, incompetent, or detestable person b usually vulgar : the worst place —used in phrases like asshole of the world
After seeing this video I must say Van Jones has it wrong! It is not the Republicans who are A-holes, but the Democrats. After all like the lady said, the Republicans had less than the 60 majority senators and they were able to pass legislation. While the Democrats have the 58 majority and they cannot not pass legistion through.
It is the Democrats who are stupid and incompetent. But that is good for this country. Because the more incompetent and stupid they act, the less damage that they can do to this country.
It is all of the name calling that has me unhappy! But their lack of being able to get things done in Washington, D.C. is really something to celebrate.
Until two weeks ago, I had never even heard of Van Jones. But since then, I have heard more about him than I want to. And none of it is very favorable. I must say my opinion of him is very much like my opinion of Obama, Pelosi, Reid and most of the Congress and the Administration.
It is people like Van Jones, Rahm Emanuel and Eric Holder that is going to go along way to destroying this country. But that is for another blog at another time.
I know this probably doesn't make much since to most. But that is okay, it is just my way of letting off some steam. lol