The Tea Party and Carl Paladino Should Be Aborted.

The news promises to be a bit more exciting and eventful today (yesterday, however you look at it) and I think I’m going to be keeping with this format.  That is, run on rants with links to articles thrown in so you know what I’m talking about.

The Tea Party starts me off again today, with an enlightening little article in the news about their infighting and a poll showing how their beliefs compare to the public-at-large’s.  While I do agree that government should be smaller (in particular here in Western New York, where we have separate governments for villages and towns that don’t really need it) and that the government works for us, I think some of these Tea Party people don’t think things through.  For instance, they tend to want to believe in the most outlandish of rumors, without ever checking for facts.  They also believe that the government isn’t doing a good enough job, but they don’t really know what the job entails.

They claim that they don’t want their kids and grandkids having to “deal with the debt Obama created.”  But you forget that yourself and other adults, especially young adults (hi, yes I’m over here) have to bear the burden of debt created by 8 years of George Bush Jr and his war.  He started this spiral, and it’s going to take more than a year or two to fix it.  It’s going to take at least 8, maybe more.   Obama is “spending too much and taxing too much.”  Well let’s see, Bush’s tax cuts to deal with the surplus left over from Clinton’s administration led us to not have any extra money for this war he started and we have to try and finish.  And let’s face it, this war may as well be another Vietnam.  We’re not winning it, and I don’t think anyone can win it.  We need to remove our ass from there and let them sort it out.  With the exception of Afghanistan, which is still a ridiculously dangerous zone because we don’t know how to deal with the Taliban.  We need taxes to fund the cities and states and the country.  We can’t not have taxes and also have money.  Taxes will rise.  Get over it.

“They don’t seem to have any real idea of how to manage a budget.”  Okay, and you do?  Managing a country’s budget is much more complicated than a household one.  You need to factor in more things.  You need to decide which priorities come first and those decisions are tough.  Defense or education?  Which comes first?  On top of that, if you cut taxes, that’s like a spouse loosing a job.  Suddenly, there’s less money coming in.  But do you cut funding to education?  What about defense of the country, and the military?  Not easy choices people.  Don’t assume you know what they’re doing, because you don’t.

The state of New York is at least going to do the right thing by Carl Paladino and honor their numerous lease contracts with him.  I know you guys wanted to pull out so you didn’t get caught doing business with “the bigot” but Paladino was right.  He would have had every right to take your asses to court if you backed out on the contracts.  Those are legally binding terms.  Just because you don’t like a guy doesn’t mean you can just break the contract and have no consequences.  There is no “morality turpitude” clause in a contract.  That’s like saying you can only do business with a religious man.  There is a difference between personal and professional life, and as long as he keeps the two separate, fine.  By the way, Patterson, you are not one to talk about “moral turpitude.”  You and your administration are fucked eight ways from Sunday by the shit you’ve pulled.  Ass.

More abortion news, in the form of a bill to ban late-term abortions in Kansas. While I am not a fan of them, again it is the woman’s right to choose.  I am a fan of viability.  If the child can survive on its own, it’s too late for abortion.  Stop procrastinating.  Also, detailed reports on abortions performed after 21 weeks could actually hinder the process.  There are a few health problems common to women that prevent them able to give birth without a lot of problems. Ordinary people don’t know what they are, and to question, in detail, whether a woman really has these problems or not is kind of an invasion of privacy folks.

The biggest thing that I’m glad this veto does is stop a woman’s family from suing an abortion provider without her consent.  Sorry but the medical procedure wasn’t done on you.  Pick your fight with your wife/sister/daughter/whatever, and leave the doctor out of it.  Just because you don’t like it doesn’t give you the right to make his life hell.

Quickies:

  • I love tax reports on public figures.  Because I know some people are going to be upset: Obama is allowed to have that much money when you write more than one best-selling book.
  • Of course the “National Day of Prayer” is unconstitutional.  It pretty much says that in  the title.
  • And aside from that the Basil Automotive/Tunmore Auto Center deal is about to fuck with my work.

Ending on that note.  Go Sabers!

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~ by ladyruby07 on April 17, 2010.

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