Saturday, February 21, 2009
Saturday Night with Jimmy Buffett and one Crazy SOB
As usual my wild Saturday night will consist of multiple beers, chips with salsa, and a movie. Given the austerity measures we have going on here at the house to pay off some bills I will be digging into the DVD vault for any viewing pleasure beyond the free stuff on You Porn.
I must admit the news has not been the best lately with all sorts of serious shit being flung. Big bankers both scared that their precious banks will go under and that the government will nationalize them are acting like spoiled brats. Yet another financial wizard, Allen Stanford, has been charged doing "curious ritualized thievery" to again borrower a term. Jobs are dissolving at an ever increasing pace with Republicans suddenly worried over the deficit wanting again to help their rich friends and whine about the little guys and gals getting any help. As far as they are concerned we can afford billions for imperial adventures to secure oil for billionaires but can't afford health care for poor kids. Iraq is on a low simmer with none of the internal issues settled and Afghanistan is a wreck.
With all this I feeling the urge to pull out the tequila, get blitzed, and spend the night listening to Jimmy. Especially after hearing this crazy bastard Allen Keyes, and I really thought no one could be worse than Limbaugh and Coulter.
The election of Barrack Obama as president has really shaken the Republican crazy tree dropping all sorts of nuts. A certain degree of craziness is to be expected whenever politics are involved but this delusion that President Obama is not an American citizen goes beyond the pale. My worry is that the crazy crap being spouted by Keyes might insight others whose grip on reality is even less secure. The fact is that despite their worries that Obama might pull a Tom Delay and fix the census changing representational numbers in Congress to favor Democrats that genie is already out the bottle. The Republicans have screwed the pooch with Hispanic-Americans over immigration and the racists policies at the bedrock of the Repubilcan base will never allow many more than a few nuts like Keyes and tokens like Steele to vote GOP. The people that came out to elect Obama will not go away and in fact will only grow in the coming years. So I guess in the end there is a lot to drink about.