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Thursday, October 10, 2013

U is for Un

The Rogue Speaks:



My friend, Rocky Mountain Woman, expected me to expostulate about the state of affairs in America today.  I decided to oblige her with this post.

Congress, in a most unprincipled way, is determined to undermine the American citizens by shutting down the government.  These selfish brats need to put on their "big boy" panties, and think about the ramifications of the unmitigated gall they are currently displaying.  Everyone in this country is being hurt by their actions.  Workers are not being paid, Head Start is closed down, and the parents are scrambling to find child care so they can continue to go to work, or to school, in order to better themselves, the national parks are all closed, and the small businesses that service visitors to the parks are hemorrhaging money.  NOAA is shut down except for its executives, and the list goes on and on.  God forbid that we should suffer some unexpected national disaster while all this crap is going on!!!  Everyone is being hurt EXCEPT Congress.  They are still being paid, and their private gym is still open, so they have nothing to lose, they think.  They are holding America hostage, and they don't give a rusty f*** about who is getting hurt.

When are the voters in America going to wake up and realize that Congress is no longer serving them?  This country had finally begun to dig itself out, turn itself around, and our future was looking brighter than it had since 2008.  Then these mean spirited, selfish bigots stepped in, determined to tear down every step we had made toward recovery.  The American people are very uneasy and unhappy with the current state of affairs, and have told Congress to get our country running again, but those words have fallen on deaf ears.

The American people wanted The Affordable Care Act, and it is now A LAW.  But Congress doesn't like it and they want it to go away.  People are flocking to the websites in droves, yet some "red states" are refusing to cooperate in helping their citizens sign up for this health care program.  Congress doesn't care what the American people want--they have their own insurance, and the rest of us be damned.  They have put an undue burden on America, and that is NOT what they were elected to do.

Here's what I think we need to do:  THROW THE B******S OUT OF OFFICE!  They are not serving their constituents--they are only serving themselves.  They have become uncontrollable!!

There was a time in this country when the only perk one received upon being elected was the honor of serving the people.  Now they have benefits and perks coming out their a**es.  They think they are invincible!!  Show them, America, unequivocally that THEY ARE NOT.

Congress, get your sorry butts back to work FOR THE PEOPLE!  Pay America's bills!  Increase the national debt limit so this country isn't embarrassed and downgraded! Stop being so underhanded, so ungodly, so  unbearably selfish, so unconscionable in your behavior!!!  Do the right thing for America, for a change!!!

This concludes my offering for Alphabe-Thursday.  I am going to hop over to Jenny's blog and read some of the other offerings.

20 comments:

Bruce Coltin said...

I think that pretty much sums it up.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I am deeply honored by this amazing post in my honor...

you rock, girl...

xxooxxoo,

RMW

Lmkazmierczak said...

Impressive use of 'un-' words♫ It's interesting that a charity ended up helping out....My U: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/up/

Gail said...

Very well said.

Judie said...

BRUCE!!!!Thanks for your comment! Where is your blog these days?????

RMW, I may still need to escape to your mountains, AND your fabulous cooking!!!

Laurie, charities are, well, charitable!! Unlike Congress. Thanks!

Gail, I love your new photo!

Bruce Coltin said...

Same place. Different look.

Pam Beers. said...

Personally, the government doesn't do anything anyway so who cares if it's shut down.

Judie said...

Pam, I think that all those Head Start parents, and the government workers who are sitting at home while their bosses are getting paid care. The people who are not going to get their disability checks care, the families of men who were killed in battle, and who will not get their benefits because of the shut-down care, and I CARE. Someone has to care, because if they don't, that makes us no better than the lowest life on earth.

Sue said...

If I had my way, every single person in Congress would be voted out so we could start fresh. I'm disgusted with every one of them.

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Karen S. said...

Amen sister! Now let's get this done! I'm so in agreement with you!

Karen S. said...

A scary thought also my son in law a Minnesota National Guard for 11 years was supposed to have drill this weekend but it was cancelled due to the shut down. So who is protecting our homeland??????

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Bravo! Get their big boy panties on indeed, 'cause they're acting like kids fighting on the playground.
Judie, you always tell it like it is when it comes to politics! Unfortunately, I'm in one of those "red states" and it makes me sick.

Judie said...

Sarah, I also live in a "red state" abut I am hoping that this horrible incident will wake some folks up to just what kind of politicians are part of the GOP.

I have been trying to change some minds, but "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." Maybe the people are thirsty enough now!!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Well said, Judie. From outside the U.S. the situation does not look good at all. Why is the Tea Party working so hard to force the decline of their own country? It just doesn't seem to make sense.

Viki said...

Darn tootin'.

Splendid Little Stars said...

hear! hear!
unconscionable!
serve?? What's that??


Thanks for identifying the passion flower! I have corrected my post, found some cool links, and given a shout out to you.

Lola said...

Well said, Judie!

Great post as always!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Nuff said ~ very expressive lady ~ great post for U ~ happy weekend to you ~ carol, xo

Gattina said...

I never understood this "Congress" thing in a government. After having read your post I thought know I have to know and now I know thanks to this :
http://www.ushistory.org/gov/6a.asp. It was created in 1789. Even if there have been amendments, times have changed. And congress or not, Bush has put the USA in this mess and poor Obama has to pull it out of this. That's what people think over here. It's hard to understand some American people who behave like kids in Kindergarten and still stick to the glorious past with blind eyes.

Jenny said...

The Government shutdown was unreal...

I think you pretty much said it all here!

Thanks for linking to the letter "U"!

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