It appears the Obamarama Tactics are now being employed by the GOP Leadership. There seems to be an embracing of chaos happening as they work to “smirk and smile” while telling us they are acting to get things done…in a back room with no transparency.
Like #FullRepeal? ….Not.
Like #DefundPP? ...Not.
Like #NoAmnesty for #IllegalImmigrants? uh, looking like a NOT.
And now Ryan flapping his soup coolers on #TaxReform?
I will believe Ryan and McConnell when I see them actually whip the votes for 1) Full Repeal of Obamacare, 2) End all funding to Planned Parenthood, and 3) Never give amnesty to illegals as the first real progress in tax reform.
Dudes, seriously. It is all about #CutCapBalance the Budget if you truly want tax reform.
It is almost like Christmas, only better because we do not really do Christmas presents for ourselves because we get presents throughout the year. So it is like Christmas every time we get a package. And oh yeah. Lots of packages this week.
My adorable Uncle Ed discovered a Sylvania CD/Radio player that he absolutely loves. He is legally blind and he can work this player with great ease. With the price being so reasonable, he has purchased several as gifts to give to people who are blind or are going blind as a true gift of love in service to others.
He also bought one for my mother (she is not blind nor going blind). The one he bought for me arrived on Tuesday and the batteries he so thoughtfully purchased for me arrived on Wednesday.
By the way, I am not blind. He just loves me so he bought me one because he loves me.
Today my Indian Clubs with DVD arrived. Man-o-man I love those things. My Honey-do picked the package up at our office suite (UPS offers fabulous service) and brought it to me when I was at Guns Out CrossFit today. Cannot express how happy that made me except for the fact that I did open the box immediately, got them out, and as soon as the area was clear I went to town swinging those babies around. #HappyHappyHappy
As I left the box I got a text, from Honey-do, and he said two more boxes had arrived. Oh yeah. I knew exactly what was in those puppies. He was back at work already. He said he would pick them up on the way home for me.
I know, a great Honey-do. #DontBeJealous
The Premium Set arrived after lunch time via UPS. Now I have every CrossRope there is to date. Next week I can begin CrossRope jumping again! Woohoo and Whoop-de-doooo!
And the last package was not one but two copies of Mike Lee’s book Written Out of History. One for me and one for…..
…..to be continued.
- Senator Mike Lee is one of my favorites for sorting through the #MainstreamMedia chaos:
2. The Blaze #ThinkTank with Glenn Beck was fantastic this evening. It is one of my favorite #NewsAnalysis shows. This analysis on Last Friday’s Worldwide Cyber Attack was excellent!
3. And thanks to Sam (@ArizonaSheepdog on Twitter) for inspiring me to wake up in the morning and go hunting:
Chocolate doesn’t ask stupid questions or make up faux news. Chocolate vanquishes chaos.
Well. I have good news and bad news so here we go…
THE BAD NEWS
When I heard the rumor of Jim DeMint being ousted from Heritage Foundation last week, I took everything with a grain of salt while keeping a close eye on the Twitter feeds of DeMint, Heritage, Heritage Action, and Mike Needham. There was nothing but silence. so I knew something was wrong. Then more information kept rolling out so I tried to analyze what was being written to not make an emotional judgment.
By Sunday I knew I would be pulling my membership donation to Heritage even if half of the debacle was true. Still, I held off until Monday in a good faith gesture to Heritage but when more information kept coming out with silence from Heritage, well, it was all over for me. My heart felt heavy for I have been a Heritage Foundation member since 2002 and a follower of Heritage since long before that therefore, my phone call to Heritage, first thing this morning, was exceptionally bittersweet.
I love Jim DeMint and I love Mike Needham. I love being a Heritage Action Sentinel. For how long is yet to be determined, especially after the rather ugly announcement by Heritage’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Thomas A. Saunders, III that was then forwarded to Heritage Action Sentinels. (Bad Form, Mr Saunders. Not a good enough intro to the forward, Mike.)
I have absolutely NO REGRETS in pulling out of donating to Heritage Foundation over this debacle and especially for their torching Jim DeMint. Ben Domenech said it best on Twitter:
THE GOOD NEWS…
The good news is I can now spread some of that Heritage donation money around to PragerU.com, Sons Of Liberty International, Hillsdale College, MercuryOne.org and maybe even Star Parker’s UrbanCure.org. And of course that means more to rid the House and Senate of Progressive Republicans by donating to Senate Conservatives Fund. (They help clean the House too!)
These two articles sent me over the edge:
Unbearable to read, let alone post, it is distressing that for days we are forced to wait to know what is real and what is overplayed in this public relations debacle.
What a waste of a weekend and now a Monday, full of more dirty laundry when the focus ought to be on Progressive Republican Leadership (#PRL).
A friend of mine suggested that we “keep our powder dry” and, allegedly, “this is not an establishment strikes back.”
Oh yeah. The powder is dry, really dry. And there is capital to purchase more.
Trying to keep up with news of the day is difficult but I hop on and off of my Twitter feed to try to keep up throughout the day as time permits. Yet often, like today, I am behind the curve on news for it was not until I got home, sitting at the desktop that I read the NY Times article:
I thought my head would explode. So calming myself I checked through my twitter feed, then reached out to a few people to learn more.
One connection sent me this link, a softer piece, from The Hill:
Jim DeMint has done an amazing job at Heritage Foundation. If he does want to step down because he had planned on being there a short while then fine. But if he is being ousted then I am not really happy therefore immediately made some calls and sent emails to Heritage connections about my thoughts.
Jim DeMint is an incredible voice of reason. He has well learned to school his feelings, to discipline himself in dignity and statesmanlike behavior. He is the reason people like me have found a voice in political discussions. He is the example we follow in temperance, patience, and in seeking goodwill for those with whom we disagree.
Like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, Jim DeMint understands how to #FrameTheDebate in moving policy ideas forward. He understands how to include We, The People, in the discussion of ideas and laying out policy so We, The People, can press forward in learning and coming to our own conclusions.
I am truly thankful for men and women of sound reasoning. Those who are not tossed about by every wind of change. Jim DeMint is one of those people. He is my hero. He is a man of great worth in this day and age when reason and decorum are sorely lacking in the current political climate.
Updated for paragraph spacing issues and tags on May 1, 2015.
The Continuing Resolution is all about extending the federal discretionary funds after April 28, 2017. Honestly, Congress has the Power of the Purse so with the threat of a Government Shutdown by the Democrats I say WHO CARES?
“They” claim Shutdown Government. Nope. No. No it is not a shutdown. It is a slowdown, a partial shutdown that keeps Congress from spending money but funds the military and other critical organizations within government. There have been slowdowns in the last several years and hey, I am all good with the slowing down of D.C. nonsense. (Read: Can the House Avoid a Government Shutdown?)
This piece by Rachel Bovard is interesting: Shunning the Shutdown. Beware the OMNIBUS spending bill! (Yes, the thought of the Omnibus bill makes me want to spit!) Remember this in 2014?
I have to put this video in from PragerU because it is important to #FrameTheDebate when it comes to budgeting and spending issues.
Now on to the #FullRepeal battle and other issues I wish my congressman, Bill Posey, would go on record with, filled with solutions like Senator Mike Lee’s video below: