I just have to read the headlines and my posts are written for me.
For example, let's scan the Google newsfeed:
Headline 1: Key Part of Voter ID Law in Pennsylvania Delayed for Election.
Is anybody really surprised? Think about it. If the judge in question had actually stepped out of the way of the rule of law – the representatives of the people voted for it and the governor signed it – instead of legislating from the bench, the possibility of voter fraud in this November's crucial election would have been greatly reduced in Pennsylvania. The same state where the Black Panthers were intimidating voters during voting in 2008. Oh wait – the DoJ says that never happened. Or something like that.
"Democrats accuse them of seeking to suppress the votes of the poor and members of minority groups who tend to have neither the needed ID nor the means to go to state offices and obtain one and who tend to vote Democratic." (NYT 10/02/12)
Funny. They can seem to get off their asses to go get their "food stamp" cards and WIC coupons. They can order a taxi to take them to the nail salon. But they can't be arsed to get a state-issued ID card. Riiiiiiight. Must be that 47% thing again. (Unless you buy the numbers from the Quinnipiac poll cited in the story, which I don't, that poll being notoriously oversampled in [ahem] certain percentages.)
If I have to show my ID to get a dang burrito at Moe's, then someone should have to show an ID to do something more vitally important to the continuation of this democratic republic, voting.
I think that headline should be rewritten: Pennsylvania Judge Ensures Rampant Voter Fraud.
Headline 2: Biden Says Middle Class Has Been "Buried" the Last Four Years.
Someone must have changed Joe's medication, because it's the first time he's made sense in over a decade. I don't understand why the Lightbringer's handlers are letting him say this kind of stuff, but it's good to get it out there.
If the current administration gets four more years, the middle class isn't going to be simply "buried." The vault will be sealed, the ground tamped firm, and a parking lot paved over it. You thought finding Jimmy Hoffa was hard?
"'Of course the middle class has been buried,' Paul Ryan said in Burlington, Iowa. 'They're being buried by regulations; they're being buried by taxes; they're being buried by borrowing. They're being buried by the administration's economic failures.'
A spokeswoman for the Lightbringer's campaign said the Republican response to Biden's remarks was 'another desperate and out-of-context attack.'" (WaPo, 10/2/12)
Naturally, it's only out of context when we say it. And who cares if it is? Biden's Freudian slip exposes a very real problem – the middle class will not exist if the current administration is allowed to continue its spend everything, promise everything, deliver nothing ways. The spokeswoman can be as pissy as she likes: the cat's out of the bag. And the 53% of us who have been paying the taxes and bearing the burden already know this.
Boy, I can't wait for the VP debate.
Headline 3: Slain Border Agent Identified, Drug Traffickers Suspected
No kiddin'? Wouldn't be those same drug traffickers who killed Brian Terry, would it? You remember… the Fast and Furious thing? The one that the DoJ has been dodging off and on?
"Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano issued a statement […] She vowed to bring the assailants to justice…." (abc news 10/02/12)
Has Agent Terry's killer seen justice yet? Have any of the folks along the Mexican border who've been killed by the insurgents who play fast and loose with the border as if it didn't exist, flouting US law and getting away with nothing more than a tongue-lashing – have any of them been vindicated?
(That would be "no," for those of you who have to think about that.)
Headline 4: House Committee: Security Requests Denied in Libya
Of course they were. The whole Libya thing was over a film, wasn't it? At least, that's what the Anointed One said. And the Secretary of State. And some other ambassador-type. Who needs more security over a film release? (Unless you're starring in Twilight or something. Those tweenies will rip you to shreds on that carpet without security.)
Apparently, our consulate made plea after plea for more security. They knew what was happening in Benghazi; they'd already had attack after attack on diplomats of all stripes and wanted to prevent anything tragic from happening.
"The State Department has declined to answer questions about whether extra security was sought by officials in Benghazi ahead of the September 11 attack. Clinton did, however, discuss security on September 18, when asked whether measures were appropriate.
'Let me assure you that our security in Benghazi included a unit of host government security forces, as well as a local guard force of the kind that we rely on in many places around the world,' she said." (AP, 10/02/12)
Yeah. Except that our guys didn't have any friggin ammunition. And the few guys posted were up against a highly coordinated force of insurgents. Yeah. Plenty of help, right there.
Four human beings are dead, and our ambassador was defiled and dragged through the streets while lowlifes danced around and posed for phone pics with his body. But the State Department continues floating around in dreamland and denial.
But we won't do anything about it, or change how we're operating at this point. That might be offensive to our dear, sweet Muslim allies, I'm guessing.
I've got to stop reading the headlines. Bleh. Nauseated.