Disgruntledpatriot's Blog

July 6, 2010

Unemployment bill blocked, an opinion from someone that is actually effected

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 6:26 am
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Like millions of others I am directly effected by the latest vote on unemployment insurance.  If they don’t pass the extension I go on the State’s UI and that won’t last until the end of the year.  Unemployment in my county is over 10%, as is unemployment in the entire state.  I do not see a job in my near future, and have not even received an interview for any job I have applied for.  Things are grim, I am stressed and worried, and passing the latest bill would really help with that.

What I won’t abide though is being used as a prop.  All of the websites out there, and news articles, and news programs on TV are all crowing the same thing, “Republicans blocked the latest unemployment insurance extension”, or “The GOP wants to starve children.”  None of them seem to mention that the Republicans told Reid weeks ago that if a standalone UI bill was offered it would pass, but he refused to bring any before a vote because he didn’t write it.  Then with this latest vote, all the Republicans wanted was for congress to follow their recently passed ‘pay as you go’ rule.  The Republicans didn’t block UI extension, they wanted it paid for.  They offered an amendment to pay for the bill, and Reid blocked that vote.  The Republicans, supposedly the party of no, offered a reasonable compromise, and the Democrats said no.

As much as I need these benefits, I have to also think about the country my child will be an adult in, and my grandchildren, and so on.  This bill needs to be paid for, it’s only $12B that the Republicans want covered by the stimulus.  Maybe they can take back the $13B they gave Florida for a turtle tunnel under a highway, and use that to pay for it.  It’s hard to say it, but I can’t sit here and pretend I don’t want this bill passed.  I want it paid for, and I am tired of people, especially the media, lying about the circumstances of the votes.  Call your congressmen, if they are the Democrats that voted no, and tell them to compromise.  They keep saying they want to work with Republicans, but every time the Republicans offer a compromise it gets shot down.  Time for them to put up or shut up.

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January 11, 2010

Liberals Circle the Wagons Again in a Blinding Display of Racial Doublestandard

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 10:43 am
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With the internet and Hollywood abuzz with how racist Republicans are, you might expect the latest story to bring these high-handed liberals to feed one of their own to the wolves to save their image.  Well, I guess that’s because you have a common sense, and a sense of honor that most liberals just say they have.  No one ‘talks the talk’ more than liberals, or fails to ‘walk the walk’ like they do.

The AP reported late in the week on apologies from Democratic leader Harry Reid to the President, for words spoken during the 2008 campaign.  Reid said that Obama could win because the was ‘light-skinned’ and ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one’.  Of course as soon as the AP got a hold of the book that had these quotes, Reid came out and apologized, which begs the question; would he have said anything if those quotes had gone forgotten forever?  Isn’t it the sign of a true penitent if they apologize before the offended even know there is anything to apologize for?

Of course, contrary to what they would have done of it had been a Republican that said it, the Democrats circled the wagons, throwing their support behind the Democratic leader.  Even the congressional black caucus got behind it.  The President accepted the apology, sure as expected, that’s what a president does.  He leaves the punishment up to the people whose responsibility it is to punish.  Where is the censure?  Where are the hearings?  We had to listen to a whole week of rhetoric because a congressman called the President a liar, but nothing here?  Where is Nancy Pelosi to cry about the ‘dangerous rhetoric’?  Where is ‘uber left’ activist Janeane Garofalo who said about the tea-parties:

“a bunch of teabagging rednecks,” adding “this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.”

Is it only racism if you don’t agree with the person who made the statement?  The last head of the RNC was forced out, by his own party under pressure from Democrats, because he hearkened back to segregation in a speech.  Don’t get me wrong, as far as I am concerned, racism is racism, no matter where it comes from.  I will be just as disgusted next week when it comes out that a Republican said something racist and the Democrats crucify him for it.  I think just about every politician is a scumbag and a liar, but when I see non-politicians like Gerofalo, taking a stand on something, and act like they are better than everyone else because they have something to stand for, it disgusts me when they show their double standard so blatantly.

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