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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Committee of 8-Year Olds:

From The Hill:

Democrats lock Republicans out of committee room

By Susan Crabtree 10/20/09 05:47 PM ET

Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) locked Republicans out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room to keep them from meeting when Democrats aren’t present. Towns’ action came after repeated public ridicule from the leading Republican on the committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), over Towns’s failure to launch an investigation into Countrywide Mortgage’s reported sweetheart deals to VIPs.

Why the lockout?  Gosh -- could it be because Mr Towns himself received a mortgage loan from Countrywide but -- naturally -- "insists" that he was not part of the VIP program?  Right.  And waves don't turn rocks into sand.  Towns further said he purposely didn't start any investigation because he "does not want to interfere with an ongoing Justice Department probe into the matter."  

Or is it also because GOP's Darryl Issa used technology to create a video which embarrassed the Demorats?  

The truth is this: Towns has been ignoring Republican requests to subpoena records in the Countrywide case (Countrywide now owned by B of A). Last Thursday, the Oversight & Government Reform committee Republicans, led by Issa, were about to force an open vote on the subpoenas at a Committee mark-up meeting. The mark-up was canceled quickly. Only Republicans showed up, whilst Demorats failed to appear. 

Imagine that.  The Dems playing as 8-year-olds.

Issa’s spokesman said the Democrats readily acknowledged to Republicans that they changed the locks in retaliation to the videotape of the Democrats’absence from the business meeting even though committee rules allow meetings to be taped. 

And all this in the name of Mr Obama's TRANSparency.  EVERYthing must be TRANSparent.

Uh.  Except when there is a conflict.  With reality.  And truth.



Blogger Tim said...

As Richard Pryor once said "you order shit, you eat shit".
If there is childish behavior in DC it started with the GOP stomping thier feet after losing the election.

Tue Oct 20, 08:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Tim: oh come on. "Foot stomping"??

How about the Dems whining when they didn't pull the election with Bush v Gore??

Most of them are SITLL back at "Bush STOLE the election."

Yeah. Right. Like he was SMART enough to.


Tue Oct 20, 08:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

The most ethical Congress ever!

So proclaimeth Nancy Pelosi.

And the ethics are on display or, more correctly, lack thereof.

Wed Oct 21, 03:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger M. Rigmaiden said...

All of those assholes have acted improperly. But after years of complaining about the Bush administrations' lack of transparency, I must admit the conduct of the dems is disheartening. So much for change.

I am sick and tired of partisanship. McClintock has always been your boy but it is because he advocates COMMMON SENSE above all that partisan bs.

Wed Oct 21, 03:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Tim is rapidly rendering himself irrelevant in REAL political conversations.

And Tim, spell check would help, a lot.

It won't make you look like a genius, but it will help you look like you at least paid attention in school...

Wed Oct 21, 07:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tim said...

"Yeah. Right. Like he was SMART enough to."


We sure agree on that! Biggest tool ever to sit behind the desk.

They are just dusting off a page from Cheney's playbook. Do everything in secret. Iraq war, Patriot act, Energy meetings, etc.

Wed Oct 21, 07:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tim said...

Btw- I love the cat pic! Hillarious!

Wed Oct 21, 07:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Tim... Correction, 3rd biggest...

Bush 43
Bush 41

But, I know, you *burn* for Obama...

Wed Oct 21, 09:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Yeah, the cat pic IS a treasure. And I'll be one of the first to admit Bush was a spending tool. But he's little if anything compared to Our Hero.


Wed Oct 21, 09:58:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

The One will not be satisfied until he has a rubber-stamp congress. The foot stomping started in 94 with the Donks.

Wed Oct 21, 10:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Paul Champagne said...

I know plenty of 8 year olds that would be offended by this comparisson.

Wed Oct 21, 01:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Maggie M. Thornton said...

I want to hear every Republican and RINO to stand up and tell these stories - everywhere, everytime they can to a mic - whether local or in Washinton, D.C. If we are going to act like 8-year-olds, we must tell on them like 8-year-olds. Beyond the age-thingey, Congress must stop protecting their "friends across the aisle."

BZ, the masses will never know. Congress has to tell.

Love that pic.

Wed Oct 21, 01:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Paul: first, thanks for visting and thanks for taking the time to comment; please come back! And yes, you are spot on: I wholeheartedly apologize to the legion of 8-year-olds.

Maggie: you make another excellent point. One of the MAJOR "us" v "them" consists of the politicians v their constituents and the pols' desperate need for power, money and adoration.


Thu Oct 22, 08:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tim said...

Whatever Fred- You never mispelled and word?
Only people who agree with you are capable of having a "real" political conversation?
Like "the war of northern agression"? Which wasn't about slavery?

"Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery -- subordination to the superior race -- is his natural and normal condition.
This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth. This truth has been slow in the process of its development, like all other truths in the various departments of science. It has been so even amongst us. Many who hear me, perhaps, can recollect well, that this truth was not generally admitted, even within their day. The errors of the past generation still clung to many as late as twenty years ago. Those at the North, who still cling to these errors, with a zeal above knowledge, we justly denominate fanatics. All fanaticism springs from an aberration of the mind -- from a defect in reasoning."

Cornerstone speech by Alexander Stephens, VP, CSA.

Was he your great grandfather? Some of the rhetoric here sounds just like yours. I submit that any "defect in reasoning" in this respect is a failure to learn the lessons of the past and twist the facts into your preconcieved notions of the way things ought to be.

Fri Oct 23, 11:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Tim said: Whatever Fred- You never mispelled and word?
Sorry Tim, maybe it's NOT your spelling, maybe you're just a terrible typist... Maybe not...

You misspelled misspelled you MORON... The and word Tim? Is that supposed to be ANY??

LMAO @ YOU Tim... You are more fun than any libber puke BZ ever had...

Fri Oct 23, 12:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tim said...

You know BZ- I was going to zing Fred there with a bunch of insults, but I'm going to be the bigger man.

"As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire,so is a contentious man to kindle strife."

Proverbs 26:21

I'm just going to ignore him and his attacks. He is a hateful, spiteful, sore loser and a fool.

BZ-Even though we have had many disagreements on issues, there is a maturity and a civility in our discourse. A maturity that is sorely lacking in Fred.

Fri Oct 23, 07:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

TF- I know plenty about US history. You are focused on the Revolutionary war, why don't you read up on the Civil War, you ignorant tub of bullshit.
Yeah Tim, you're the BIGGER man, you lying fucking hypocrite...

Boy, you have just been had... And you did it to your self... That makes it even more sweet!

Enjoy your adventures through life Tim. You're an ignorant wretch, you spell for shit, your typing is even worse, your politics suck and you're a hypocrite... Oh, and a LIAR too... My life is SO good now... Thank you...

Fri Oct 23, 07:37:00 PM PDT  

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