The shootings in Arizona have taken up most of the news this week, and most of the interest, so this edition of The Claw ain’t all that big.
Okay, rhetorical question, but…is Nancy Pelosi certifiably nuts? In her final news conference as Queen of the House, she said “Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go.” Really? How does she explain the national debt rising by over FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS during her time as Speaker? Let’s flashback to four years ago, when she took the gavel as Speaker. Her first speech (courtesy of The Daily Kook) included a number of lies, such as wanting to rebuild the military, but most notable was this one: “After years of historic deficits, this new Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay as you go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”
The left wants to do ANYTHING to keep Social Insecurity and other unConstitutional entitlement programs going. Could they be looking to Hungary, Poland, and Bulgaria for inspiration? Probably.
Okay, The Crawfish admits it. I watch figure skating during the Olympics. Once upon a time, you could tell the difference between the men and the women. Not so much, anymore. Three-time U.S. Champion Johnny Weir just made some headlines when he released a book that revealed one of the most open secrets in the history of sports. The flamer is a homo. Simply put, Weir is as masculine as RuPaul or Elton John, but until now he never admitted the obvious. Did he think the rest of the world didn’t know? That’s almost like Obama admitting that he’s an America-hating, Constitution-hating, extreme left wing socialist muslim. Nothing there that the whole world didn’t already know.
Another American hero has left us. Richard Winters died on January 2nd. If the name sounds familiar, but you cannot place it, he was the main character in Stephen Ambrose’s book and the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers”. His actions at Brecourt Manor are still used as an example of small unit tactics at WestPoint. The Crawfish wished to render a final salute to a fine officer and gentleman.
Obama’s political homeland of Corruptionois has been completely ruled, not governed, by corrupt union-backed Democrats since 2003. As a result, the state budget has ballooned, and the state legislature had to do something about their huge deficit. On a party-line vote, they passed a bill to raise state income taxes by 66%. Did they even consider reducing spending, especially by cutting back on the public sector union pay and benefit increases that have been out of control over those seven years? Yeah, right. They’re Democrats, so that is strictly verbotten.
While we want all Democrats removed from public office, we want it done through legal and untainted elections. We do NOT want them removed from office by violent actions. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was seriously wounded by a gunman who fired into a crowd in Tucson. The wife of an astronaut, Giffords was not part of the 100% far left wing of the Democratic Party, as she supports strong border control, strong sanctions on employers who hire illegals, and opposed gun control plans. On the other hand, she did oppose oil companies and has a 100% rating from NARAL. Meanwhile, Federal Judge John Roll was killed in the incident. Roll, put on the federal bench by Bush the Elder (more proof that the Bush family is made up of nothing but liberals), was the judge who allowed a lawsuit by illegal aliens to proceed against an Arizona rancher who defended his property against foreign invasion. Since he was a federal judge, he could not be removed by election, but murder is still not the acceptable way of getting him out of office.
The shooter is a left wing nutjob who couldn’t get a job or a girlfriend and still lived with Mommy and Daddy, even though the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) have been trying to pin this on the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the 2nd Amendment, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Ronald Reagan since Rep. Giffords was being put into the ambulance. They claim that those who oppose their left wing extremism are to blame for their incendiary rhetoric, but there was a post on the Daily Kook that had her being declared “dead to me!” by one of their contributors. Once the shooting happened, they tried to scrub their site. Gunny G has a post up that shows some of the REAL violent rhetoric out there, and it ain’t from the side of the aisle that believes in the actual words of the Constitution.
One of the leftists in the Senate took the cake when it came to politicizing the shootings. Bernie Sanders actually used the shootings in campaign fundraising letters, of course blaming Republicans for their rhetoric. Facts and the Constitution are to be completely ignored if you are a Democrat. Okay, so Sanders calls himself a Socialist…SAME THING!
They’re trying, but will the Democrats be able to use this event as their Reichstag Fire and pass new laws and regulations to allow them to silence Conservatives and bypass the Constitution?
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
“The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
Cicero, 55 BC; Roman author, orator, and politician
The Constitution of the United States