statusQUObama opens the first envelope, again and again…
Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well Cricketeers, there’s a great old baseball story involving two envelopes. Back in the day Billy Martin was the zoo york yankees manager on and off, because he was repeatedly fired and then later rehired by team owner george steinbrenner. On the occasion of one of these firings of Billy Martin, Yogi Barra a long time coach with the yankees took over as manager. On his first day as manager, Yogi got a phone call from Billy Martin. During the phone call, billy told Yogi that in his desk were two envelope. When the prone to winning and losing streak yankees started a loseing streak Yogi was to open envelope numbered one. Sure enough, a few weeks into Yogi’s management tenure, the yankees hit a losing streak. Yogi got the call that the boss wanted to speak to him. Yogi knew that his job was already on the line, so he opened the first envelope. In it was a hand written note from Billy Martin instructing Yogi to blame Martin for the losing streak. Yogi took billy’s advice and when steinbrenner demanded to know why the team was losing, Yogi blamed Martin. This worked and Yogi got to keep the manager job. The losing streak ended and things were good at the house that Ruth built for a time, but only for a time. I will finish the story further down in this post.
DAGNABIT! statusQUObama has been using the first envelope excuse as relates to the economic and other political and military messes we in the u s of a have of late been suffering. This from the washingtOOn post:
Obama’s New Tack: Blaming Bush
President Points to ‘Inherited’ Economy
By Scott Wilson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, March 14, 2009; Page A01
In his inaugural address, President Obama proclaimed “an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.”
It hasn’t taken long for the recriminations to return — or for the Obama administration to begin talking about the unwelcome “inheritance” of its predecessor.
Over the past month, Obama has reminded the public at every turn that he is facing problems “inherited” from the Bush administration, using increasingly bracing language to describe the challenges his administration is up against. The “deepening economic crisis” that the president described six days after taking office became “a big mess” in remarks this month to graduating police cadets in Columbus, Ohio.
While it is very much fair game for the bush crime family and their filthy repub ASSociates to take much blame for the sad state of our country and our world. It is simply not true that statusQUObama, his neolib klinton klan hillbillies, and the dirty dems are without sin. The dirty dems were in full control of both houses of congress during the last two years of laBUSHanostra rule, and did NOTHING to put a stop to the waste, fraud and abuse perpetrated by that criminal regime. It is also only fair to note that many of the economic and military problems faced by g’dubya were “inherited” by him from slick willy who preceded him in the oval orifice. This blame the last guy act can be traced all the way back to george washingtOOn who blamed king george for all the problems facing our young nation. But at a certain point it is going too far. We are now at that point! Blaming the last guy just ain’t gonna cut it in the here and now.
SONOFABUSH! statusQUObama and the rest of the dirty dems must accept their fair share for what has transpired in washingtOOn. That goes double for the filthy repubs. There is plenty of blame to go around! Enough of the finger pointing! Now it’s time to get to work fixing what THEY ALL BROKE and they ain’t doing the right thing! For statusQUObama to have campaigned on the promise of “hope,” “change” and “responsibility” and now dash our “hope” (for those that had any, not I!) with lack of “change” and a refusal to take “responsibility” by blaming the last guy is not acceptable in these our troubled times!
Here’s where I finish the two envelopes story I started at the beginning of this post. So the yankees under manager Yogi Barra Suddenly hit another losing streak. Yogi figures that since Billy Martins first envelope did the trick and saved his job the last time, the second envelope should now be opened to see what Billy suggested this time. When Yogi opened that second envelope there was another hand written note from Billy Martin. It said “PREPARE TWO ENVELOPES!”
That’s were we are getting to with statusQUObama. If he thinks that using the “inherited” from laBUSHanostra blame game (opening the first envelope again and again) is gonna work for him, he should know that the election of 2010 is really right around the corner. If there isn’t a clear move away from the current attempt to sell the same old failed and failing corpoRATe agenda as some how “new and improved” there is gonna be hell to pay in the midterm election! There are a whole host of dirty dems in the house and senate that should be ready to “prepare two envelopes” on their way out of washingtOOn!
There need be a full out SLAP DOWN of the filthy repubs, blew dogs, centrists, and other corpoRATeers. Only a truly PROGRESSIVE AGENDA can save us now! That goes double for the dirty dem control of the house and senate come 2010, and statusQUObama’s chances for a second term come 2012. On the present disastrous course, continued dirty dem control is not gonna happen.
Here’s what need be done!
- the complete failure to end the war and instead not only continue it in iraq, but escalate it in afghanistan is not gonna cut it. There are many like myself here in the u s of a that want the war to end, and no new wars started. Time to cut budget busting pork barrel military spending by 50% and bring ALL our young people in uniform home! u s of a OUT OF EVERYWHERE!
- the loose change poetics and excuse catechism is simply not playing well with unions, and other interested parties. The entire neolib klinton klan hillbilly agenda is dying a thousand deaths because it is the self same pro-war failed corpoRATe agenda laBUSHanostra screwed us with! That goes double for ethically challenged slick willy and co-president hillary dillary doo and their admins failed agenda, ten and now!
- the “down payment” health care plan is the continuation of the corpoRATe wealth care insurer and corpoRATe big pharma drug cartel controlled system that has been failing us for decades! We need a universal single payer health care plan!
Here’s my FAVE endorsement for single payer universal national health care, from the ethically challenged neolib who now refuses to give it to us:
Let’s see, in the video statusQUObama had a step by step process to get a single payer health care plan:
- dems take back white house CHECK √
- dems take back senate CHECK √
- dems take back house o’reps CHECK √
- PAY UP BITCH! Mauhahahahahahahah
The ongoing ClapSotronics serving suggestion:
EAT THE FUCKING pig corpoRATe rich!
laBAMAnostra and laBUSHanostra agree:
- That the disaster of a war should continue indefinitely. laBAMAnostra has the same exit strategy as laBUSHanostra did, no exit strategy what so ever! The corpoRATe pigs agree the current war should be escalated and additional wars should be started whenever possible!
- That the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel spending on ever larger pentagon budgets should continue and money “should be no object” when it comes to the funding of military death and destruction! paygo my ass!
- That the thieving corpoRATe insurance companies (the rotten aig being only the tip of the corpoRATe iceberg in the insurance larceny business) should be able to continue to pocket almost half of our health care dollars via the waste fraud and abuse filled current “free market health care system.” This ripoff comes in the form of over the top corpoRATe insurer “administrative costs” and corpoRATe drug pusher profiteering even as the rest of us are badly served by their wealth care, NOT REALLY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM!
- That the wal-fare system (click this link to see how I defined the wal-fare system in an earlier post) started by the klinton klan co-presidents slick willy and hillary dillary doo (she a former walmart board member and both former co-presidents are now made members of laBAMAnostra) and made ever worse by the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel funding of so called “faith based” organizations should be able to continue to poverty pimp we poor folks into ever deeper poverty! Punitive policies that force us into slave labor, low wage “jobs” and sermons are no replacement for the basic human needs based system we should have!
- That the inherently dishonorable corpoRATe criminals should be allowed to continue to “self police” as the idiots in washingtOOn chant the tired deregulation mantra!
It’s time to put an end to deregulation and the kid glove wrist slap treatment they get by regulating the corpoRATeers and RICO statute CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS OF THE corpoRATe THIEVES!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I have no hope the idiot neolib klinton klan hillbillies and statusQUObama will listen to reason, but we gotta keep trying…
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer