Monday, December 19, 2011

Shore-leave Cancelled Until Compromising Improves

Big Guy and Lady M did a sit-down with Barbara Walters before the Unspecified Winter Holiday trip to Hawaii:

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They both seem disappointed to hear that Babs will be retiring next year (yes, it’s true, regardless of what ABC says: she’s like what, 100 now?). Oh well, Katie and Dianne will have to step up to the plate to toss around the soft balls. Past performance would indicate they’re both ready.

Babs isn’t exactly Dr. Phil, butt Big Guy took the opportunity to share a few of his frustrations anyway:

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"But I do think that right now at least, in the Republican Party there are a couple of notions. Number one is that compromise is a dirty word. Number two, anything that Obama's for, we're against."


boehner%20mcconnellThat’s right boys, he just called you out as racists.

"If I propose a health care bill that is full of Republican ideas -- in fact, is very similar to the law that was passed by the current Republican front runner, or one of the top frontrunners ? the other guy was supportive of many of the ideas as well -- suddenly, they become against it," he said.


itsther-wordsfaultRacists! And I know what you’re doing to Ricky too!

Perhaps I’m just not in the proper holiday frame of mind because of all the orchids and palm trees around here, butt that sounds a bit – what’s the word I’m looking for? – peevish? Petulant? Whiny? Not to mention premeditated, calculated and affected?  If I were Big Guy I would add a few new political strategists, writers and public relations professionals to my unspecified Winter Holiday gift-wish list. I think our upcoming WTF rock tour could use a few new little elves.

In the mean time, we’ll all be on pins and needles, waiting to see what obstructionist measure racist John Boehner is going to throw at our 2 month going-on-vacation middle-class tax break bill. Talk about a House full of Grinches, looking to spoil everyone’s vacay. They wouldn’t know a good compromise if it bit them in the arse.

Why can’t we all get into the spirit of the season and agree to a nice, simple compromise like we did with Obamacare?

Reagan_CompromiseCompromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised. Andrew Carnegie –butt what would he know, being part of the 1% that made America what it is?

I just hope Obamacare doesn’t meet the same resistance that Lady M’s signature program, Healthy School Lunches, is running into. It seems that the very people that her program is designed to benefit the most are acting stupidly. We’re apparently experiencing a little push back on that front:

There's just one problem: Many of the meals are being rejected en masse. Participation in the school lunch program has dropped by thousands of students. Principals report massive waste, with unopened milk cartons and uneaten entrees being thrown away. Students are ditching lunch, and some say they're suffering from headaches, stomach pains and even anemia. At many campuses, an underground market for chips, candy, fast-food burgers and other taboo fare is thriving.

Ingrates. Obstructionists. All these kids do is resist, complain and hamper our good intentions. They sound like Republicans. Or racists.

…students complained about mold on noodles, undercooked meat and hard rice.
Frida Duarte, 16, said her burger was "pretty good" and her friends liked the hot chicken wings. The rest? "Like dog food," said Christian Campus, 14.

Goodness! What’s a SEIU-run kitchen to do?

Acknowledging the complaints, L.A. Unified's food services director, Dennis Barrett, announced this month that the menu would be revised. Hamburgers will be offered daily. Some of the more exotic dishes are out, including the beef jambalaya, vegetable curry, pad Thai, lentil and brown rice cutlets, and quinoa and black-eyed pea salads. And the Caribbean meatball sauce will be changed to the more familiar teriyaki flavor.

Lentil and brown rice cakes – eeeuuu! They do look like dog food.

Lady M is going to be very unhappy when she hears about this.

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And I suspect Big Guy isn’t going to be much happier if Obamacare meets a similar fate.


Don’t snap my head off: I’m just reporting the facts. If you want news, tune into the MSM.

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