Friday, April 25, 2014

A Whole Lotta Batty Going On

Again, on facebook, I found a fascinating image (more pathetic than fascinating) which I felt should get exposure on more than just facebook. The people who are supposed to represent us (We-The-People) are doing everything but serve us, the middle-class, (especially those who are identified by the “R” after their names) preferring instead, to cater to those who are misinformed, those who are intolerant, those who watch Fox News and listen to Rush Limbaugh, rallying to their call for NO GOVERNMENT. It really makes no sense because these so-called leaders work for the government (at least they should be working for the government, representing all the people). It's enough to make you feel...
A Whole Lotta BATTY Is Going On! 
PS: What Cliven Bundy is saying in his uneducated, illiterate way is EXACTLY what Paul Ryan and the rest of the Tea Party Posse Comitatus is pushing for. Just the words have been changed to protect the bigotry!

Cliven Bundy's an Old-Fashioned Racist – And He's Not Alone
By Jimmy Williams
When I hear white people talk about race, I get a little clammy. When I hear Cliven Bundy talk about race, I get really pissed off. This “tea party” favorite, an American grandfather who’s a rancher with a very loyal family, seems to have bared his soul for the press. He likes the bully pulpit that comes from being a “taker,” a freeloader, a tax evader. He’s a man who doesn’t recognize the U.S. government in any way shape fashion or form. He’s also a man who said this, as reported by the New York Times:
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
The “negro?” Picking cotton? Seriously? Who the hell is this guy? Let me tell you who Cliven Bundy is. He’s a bigot who believes in “freedom.” In case it’s lost on you, Bundy is the ultimate government subsidy. He believes in feeding his cattle for free. He doesn’t believe he owes federal taxes. He doesn’t believe in the rule of federal law. Bundy is purely and simply a common criminal who deserves to go to jail.