Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Criminality of Teapot Republicans

Money buys power in these United States and power corrupts. Koch brothers petroleum money -- more money than god -- is behind the imbecilic behavior of the Republicans in Washington.  They can't help being imbeciles but having run for the House of Representatives, and somehow been elected by their comrades in ignorance, they need to be held accountable for their crimes.

For it is indeed criminal that they are refusing to perform what has always been a routine function -- approving the payment, and authorizing the borrowing required for the government to do so, of the costs of government programs they have already voted for.  It is criminal because, as a result of their actions:

-- The United States is powerless to join other countries in the desperate search for a Fukushima solution before the earth is rendered unfit for habitation.  Water contaminated by more than 7,000 times the maximum tolerable amount of radiation is flowing into the Pacific Ocean.  Flotsam from the tsunami that hit the Japanese nuclear plant has already washed up on the shores of other countries, including our own.  The killer wastewater is on its way and en route nobody can even guess the devastation it will wreak on marine life, let alone people on the coasts.

--No responsible government entity or individual is working on the biggest threat to mankind since Biblical times: climate change.  Most of the same morons who brought us the government shutdown deny that there is such a thing, or that humans caused it, or should attempt to stop it and save the human race.  Such insanity simply cannot be tolerated in a crisis of this magnitude -- yet it's happening.

--Our illegal wars continue around the globe, and our illegal military incursions into sovereign nations (Libya, Somalia) continue as well, and our Secretary of State proudly declares there will be more.  But the Veterans Administration doesn't have money even for burial costs of our slain military, can't pay benefits to our disabled veterans and the imbeciles in John Boehner's cuckoo's nest do not give a damn.

--Families living below the poverty line with children cannot get assistance to buy basic food. The infantile asses who shut down the government think their problem is lack of good old American ambition.

--Hard-working American citizens who are fortunate to have a bit of discretionary money to spend cannot use our national parks and monuments, our national museums and cultural institutions, our memorials to the dead of yesteryear's wars,  Yet the exploiters of public lands, the drillers and diggers in our natiional parks and monuments, the polluters of the waterways that run through them and the exploders of their mountain majesties -- these makers of billionaires like the Kochs, takers who pay no income tax -- are able to come and go on public lands willy-nilly to extract and transport their spoils.

--People with terminal diseases have been cut off from the experimental drug treatments that  are their last desperate hope.

--The Slimeballs who caused the government shutdown say they want to control the deficit -- which actully has been shrinking for months -- but their shutdown is costing us as least $300 million a day.

None of this needs to have happened.  Millions of Americans  are suffering and some -- too many -- will die because a relative handful of amoral fools, wrapped in the flag and shouting the praises of a vengeful Old Testament god, full of hatred for all the "others" in this world, clinging to the material wealth of their class and jealous of the aspirations of those others to live in health in decent houses with adequate food, spiteful and juvenile and resentful and angry all at once, these blind and bloated  ignoramuses just do not care. They have no sensitivity, no empathy, no compassion.

But we let them control our destiny.  And so we are criminal, as well.


  1. And we can tell how important an issue this is to Princess Pelosi - Minority Leader from California and Prince Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader of Nevada.

    OOPS I forgot to mention they are Democrats! Maybe they want to wait for the nuclear waste to lay major damage to our beaches and then they 'can see what's in it'.

    Come on Mr. Pianist please spread the wealth for the stupidity we have in both parties. Perhaps Senator Reid can put it in his proposed Senate Budget....OOPS again, he and the Democratic Senate have forgotten over the las 5 years how to write a budget. :-)

  2. .The "enough blame to go around" shrug-off -- often valid in Washington -- is pure bullshit this time around. This government shutdown is entirely a Republican shutdown, and especially a shutdown by the Cowardsly Orange Man. One pundit accurately remarked yhat his cajones are in a mason jar buried somewhere in rural Virgini

  3. This shut down is no better than the shut down during the Carter Administration when a democratic congress shut down the economy during a democratic president tenure.

    The Pubes (republicans) are a rudderless ship that never should have taken the 41 or so blatant stabs at the ACA under the guise of 'I/we tried' for their constituents.

    The have/had the power of the purse. They simply could have restricted the funds for a vary poorly written bill and allowed it to fail. THE FEDERAL GOVT. CAN NOT RUN ANYTHING EFFICIENTLY!!!

    Most of the rest of your rant I agree with. We are poor custodians of our planet. Instead of funding projects like bail-outs of Solendra, Chrysler, GM, etc. that money could have gone to find viable options to conserve our precious resources including our water.

    As you well know from your beautiful hacienda, we do not need yards full of grass that we water fruitlessly to sustain just to have what some call a nice yard!

    Much of the money we waste could be better served for employing or re-educating our unemployed or under employed. The % that simply do not want to work can rot or wake up. Oops that's right the Democrats do not want that because they want poor masses beholding to them! As for the spreading the wealth.....instigate the Fair Tax and make everyone pay their fair share whether it is the Koch's or the elitists of Hollywood.

    What the Pubes in their ineffective way have tried to demonstrate via the Tea Party influences is there is massive government waste including the IRS that needs to go away. Also many of the National Parks should go to the states and/or private management which can do far better than the Federal Government.

    Mr. Pianist, you may not know this but one of our bail-outs that we are still owed $1.2 billion from known as Chrysler, is moving some production to Mexico. Even though it is now owned by Fiat now, that is our money and UAW jobs going away. This should make you angry Mr. Pianist. I know it does me! How many jobs would $1.2 billion buy? How many jobs could we support if we were not attacking other countries? How many people are protected and need to be locked up or held accountable for Bengazi, Fast & Furious, IRS, etc.?

    I do not know who the Orange Man is you talk about, but I do know most of the Jack Ass's and Elephants need to be thrown out of Washington!

  4. In a sense I wish that China would pull their markers and tell us they want to reposes the capital and the White House and make it their embassy. As a country the way our government is operating we should take a page out of the movie 'Network.'

    "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!"

  5. Yes, we should. But would anyone in DC listen? Japan and China hold more than two-thirds of our debt. They've issued stern warnings -- very close to threats -- to Washington to end this childishness, but nobody in the zoo seems to have heard them.