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Cheering Death—Tea Party/Republican Party Candidates Tell You Who And What They Are

Let us appreciate some folks in the crowd at the Republican debate last night cheering the idea of an uninsured person dying just as we welcome Rick Perry’s lack of concern — and the crowd’s roaring approval—that any of the 234 people he has executed may have been innocent.

Let the American people have clear choices in 2012 and we can decide as a nation what we want.

If you think that Social Security is unconstitutional as does Rick Perry, then you can support Mr. Perry for President and let the stock market and that steady 40 hour job you’ll always be able to count on provide for your retirement.

At least these Tea Party/Republican Party candidates don’t pretend they care and then do nothing.  They tell you who and what they are.

September 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 7 Comments

Post Full Of Distractions—Giving The People What They Want

Here is a post full of distractions. In America we like distractions to take us away from the fact that we are a second-world nation in decline.

It is easier to be distracted than to take part in politics and in public affairs.

I want to give the people what they want.

The text in the post is for people who want a distraction from the distractions.

Above is a running donkey. Sometimes you run and run in life, and yet it feels that you have not made much progress.

It might also be said that the donkey symbolizes the Democratic Party.

We vote for Democrats year after year, and yet we do not appear to be moving ahead.

At the same time, our Republican Party has gone far-right crazy.

Like in Egypt and in Wisconsin, everyday people will have to do the hard work of freedom.

Below is the spinning Earth. We are all sisters and brothers on the spinning Earth.

Don’t be fooled by folks who tell you immigrants are trouble or Muslims are bad.

That kind of talk is just a distraction.

Below is a house being built.

You don’t see that much anymore.

Next is a pink heart and gay pride symbol indicating my support for gay marriage.

We should let people be with the people they want to be with in this brief life.

Gay marriage harms nobody.

Here we have a boat and a bridge. Regular readers of this blog will know I like water and boats.

We can stay the course even when there is an obstacle ahead.

Below is Franklin D. Roosevelt. F.D.R was a great President who helped bring us Social Security.

Your belief in so-called limited government will be of cold comfort when you are old and broke.

You are crazy if you think the private sector will help you get by when you are old.

Finally, we have a tree with one remaining falling leaf.

Life ends with death. But then there is renewal.

February 22, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Just As Ayn Rand Took Social Security, Have You Seen Any Conservative Sacrifice Anything?

Does it surprise you at all that the novelist Ayn Rand accepted Social Security benefits?

(Above–Ayn Rand looking on as Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act in 1935. Ms. Rand is glad about what she is seeing because she is going to take the money.)

Ms. Rand talked about rugged individualism in her novels, but she took the government money when it suited her purposes.

Ms. Rand fits in well with today’s fiscal chicken hawks.

Have you seen any Republican/Tea Party voters refuse government benefits? Have you seen Republican voting government employees volunteer to give up their job so budgets can be balanced? Have you seen any Tea Party backers organizing volunteer parties to build roads and maintain public parks so the role of government can be scaled back?

We’ve not seen any sacrifice at all. What we’ve seen is an attack on children, the sick, the poor, and anybody else who reminds bullying people of human frailty.

What a bunch of lies from the right.

February 2, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Do You Trust The Private Sector With Your Retirement?—Henry Hudson Would Liven Up Any Saloon

Picture Of The Day–After driving by the place for many years, I recently stopped at Henry Hudson’s Pub near the intersection of Highway 6 and 290 here in Houston.

I had a beer.

I might not have noticed the place but for the fact it has the name of the great explorer Henry Hudson.

If I had my way, all bars and taverns would be named after figures from history.

The Daniel Webster Inn. Oliver Cromwell’s Saloon. Plato’s Pub. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Bar & Grill.

Driving past Henry Hudson’s Pub over the years, I had wondered many times if they had a picture of Henry Hudson in the place. I did not see such a picture.

If my name were Chester Arthur and I opened a bar, I’d hang up a picture of Chester Arthur.

Here are some facts about Henry Hudson from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.

Below is a drawing of Henry Hudson. I think he would liven up any watering hole.

Link Of The Day—Nobel Prize winning economist  and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes that Social Security is in good shape and that Republican efforts to cut Social Security are about hatred of government instead of strong public policy.

Does anybody really think the private sector will look after them in retirement? How could anybody think such a thing?

Texas Link Of The Day—The Austin American Statesman says that Democrats have at least a decent shot of winning control of the Texas House of Representatives in 2010.

Blogger’s Note—Because I have some other projects I want to take on, I’ll be offering up shorter and more formulaic posts for the remainder of August. These posts will still be quite good and will merit your visiting the blog each day. Yet at the same time, shorter posts will allow me the time to accomplish other objectives. Thanks for reading Texas Liberal.

August 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment