All posts by Dave Speck

Telecoms Own Your Government

by
Dave Speck

[Updated below]

With the latest pandering by the Democrats in Congress (yes Reid, I’m pointing at you), it is painfully obvious that the telecoms have infected the Democratic party. This is unacceptable, but painfully obvious.

Reid knows that it’s wrong to grant the telecoms blanket immunity for the crimes they’ve committed in spying on Americans. But, he’s trying to help his “base”, knowing it’s wrong and knowing that the vast majority of his party is flatly opposed to it.

Why are they voting against the good of their own party? Because someone else owns them, of course.

We have got to force our representatives to pass election reform that makes all Congressional and presidential election publicly funded. It sounds like it would be a great strain on our taxes, but it doesn’t have to be. We could easily pay for all the electioneering by fining the lobbyists 500% for every dollar they spend to bribe our government.

On that note, we should phase out lobbying from businesses. This is such an obvious crime, we need to get it stopped, now. There’s nothing wrong with individuals petitioning their representatives. That’s the American way. However, no paid lobbyists, and no gifts, period!

Without these two fixes, we will never be able to wrest control of our government from the crooked businesses.

[Update] Call Reid’s office at 202-224-3542 and let him know that the law isn’t just for some of us to follow.

Stop Apologizing!

by Dave Speck

My gosh! Stop apologizing, already. Finally, a Democratic politician shows a little ambition, a little passion, and so many of the rest of the Democratic Party runs and hides their faces and starts apologizing for the “over the top” comments.

That’s exactly why the Republicans call you spineless. Heck, even the Democrats call you spineless. If we all showed this much passion, we’d be out of this awful train-wreck of a presidency; we’d be out of this awful war, we’d have the Democratic voters showing a little ambition as well.

Hurray for Stark, and keep it up! America needs passionate leaders to show how awful this really is. With the wimpy, whiny, cry-babies apologizing, it’s really hard for the rest of us to get ambitious.

And, yes, we voters still need to show the ambition, if nothing more, then just to continue to show our leaders that we need more passion. A passionate leader can help energize this country. A spineless electorate will continue to put us to sleep. Grow a spine and show some passion!

America, the Country of Warmongers

by Dave Speck

Yes, you heard me, warmongers! Ouch, does that hurt?

No, I’m not talking about being so easily lied into a war of aggression. I’m not talking about the deaths of 3000+ Americans, and the countless hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis. That’s bad, but that’s not the war I’m talking about…

America, you could apply your resources to solve the Iraqi problem, but, no, let’s wage a war.

Let’s wage a war on terror, too. Yes, that’s a good reason for a war. Let’s do that! Let’s wage war on global terror. No reason to fix it, just start a war and then wonder how it will ever end. You do want to “win” don’t you? You’re not thinking of “cutting and running”, now are you?

Yes, war’s the solution. No reason to put our resources into finding the cause of the problem and working to correct it. Let’s go to war!

I know, let’s have a war against the middle class. That’s a good cause. No point in solving the problem, let’s have ourselves a little war. When will it end? Who cares, we’re at war! How about a war on poverty? Oh, yes, let’s war.

Ya, those Democrats who are soft on crime — what we really need is a war on crime. Yes, let’s have another war! WAR!!! No point in finding the cause of the crime and a solution, let’s have a war and wait for it to magically solve something. Oh, yes, WAR!!

While we’re at it, America, let’s have a war on drugs. That’s a good one. The war will be over when we win. You want to win don’t you? Stay the course. No point in trying to solve anything, let’s have a war, oh yes, oh YES, a WAR!!

WARGASM.

America, is this really us? Are we really this wrapped up in endless wars? Are we really this stupid? We need to know when to say no to war. Any time we hear a politician selling war, be it a war on drugs or a war on the innocent children of a foreign country, we need to stop and say NO to war. By the way, it’s okay to impeach, too, if the mood strikes.

To be a Republican you need to believe

by Dave Speck

To be a Republican you need to believe:

1. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton

2. Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush’s Daddy made war on him , a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Bush needed a “we can’t find Bin Laden” diversion.

3. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Viet Nam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

4. The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.

5. A woman can’t be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational drug corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

6. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans’ benefits and combat pay.

7. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won’t have sex.

8. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our longtime allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

9. Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism. HMO’s and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

10. Global warming and tobacco’s link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

11. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

12. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet .

13. The public has a right to know about Hillary’s cattle trades, but George Bush’s driving record is none of our business.

14. Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you’re a conservative radio host. Then it’s an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

15. Supporting “Executive Privilege” for every Republican ever born, who will be born or who might be born (in perpetuity.)

16. What Bill Clinton did in the 1960’s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the ’80’s is irrelevant.

17. Support for hunters who shoot their friends and blame them for wearing orange vests similar to those worn by the quail.

If you don’t send this to at least 10 other people, we’re likely to be stuck with more Republicans ’08.

Friends don’t let friends vote Republican

White House Missing Emails

by Dave Speck

So — the deadline has come and gone for the White House’s missing emails. So what?

Will the Democratic congress do anything about it? What’s that you say? Another non-binding panty-waist threat. Will the Democrats get their crap together before they get voted out next November?

If you ask me, I’d say probably not. And, that’s exactly what the Republican machinery wants. Their hate and fear filled followers will come out in droves to vote where the real Americans will stay home in utter horror of what as come of their country.

If there was ever a time for the Democratically controlled congress to do something, it’s right now. Today! Do something!