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Bloviating Zeppelin: Sen Tom Coburn & Our Monday Crash

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.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Sen Tom Coburn & Our Monday Crash

"We don't have any grown-ups making any purchases for this country."

This is the reality of the debt situation, as verbally and visually displayed by Senator Tom Coburn (R - Oklahoma) in the US Senate on Saturday, July 30th. Yes, granted, it's a lengthy video but well worth watching because the devil -- because everything -- is in the details.

So please listen as he speaks about just some of the details and the duplication of government on every level to the point where one could logically ask: before you can cut government, do you even have the ability to identify and know all the myriad and convoluted arms and offices and programs of government??

Listen very, very closely to what he says -- please.



And yes, Senator Marco Rubio made a recent eloquent statement with regard to the debt ceiling debate, again with Senator John Kerry involved:



But as I wrote above, the devil is in the details. And it is in those details where the Demorats, predominantly -- and the Republicans as well -- fail.

One reason I so much enjoy and respect my district's congressman, Tom McClintock, is that not only isn't he afraid to discuss details in depth when addressing budgetary issues (and every issue is a budgetary issue at its core), but he is completely knowledgeable in those issues and well schooled in the political history of their origins and, further, how they can be resolved. Mr McClintock actually has answers and has had answers for many years -- but they fall on deaf ears.

The crash is coming, ladies and gentlemen, and we know it.

So far we're hearing nothing more than DC Mouth Music and it isn't cutting the mustard. It isn't cutting anything at all because -- in DC Speak -- not increasing a given program's budget from one year to the next is considered a "cut." Politicians have hijacked even the common sense and meaning of the American language.

Because the American public doesn't much care and certainly hasn't been paying attention. As long as they get their Free Cheese.

Because we've lost sight of the horizon, lost sight of perspective, logic, facts, common sense, rationality and proportion. We've lost sight of what made this country exceptional. "Exceptionalism" -- now -- is a Bad Word.

At this point, I'm almost of the opinion that, in order to extricate ourselves, we'll simply have to let it all fall and then attempt to rebuild from another foundation entirely.

But when we fall, everyone must understand, our neighbors will fall. Other countries and their economies will fall. The literal balance of world power will morph and change. In my opinion, Evil will flourish and grow stronger. The weak will become weaker and lack defense. It may even come to be that entire philosophies will shred and crumble.

It's past time for a Second American Revolution.

But frankly? There isn't one coming.

No one will be saved.

You are all, personally, on the chopping block.

Mind your heads -- in more ways than one.

BZ

6 Comments:

Blogger Old NFO said...

Coburn's video should be MANDATORY viewing...

Sun Jul 31, 05:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gather wood, gather food, gather energy, gather a defensible space, gather firearms, gather ammunition, gather water, gather clothing, gather various consumables. Do it now whilst the dollar will still do for an exchange involving material goods.

Yeah, I'm a tinfoil nutter. Just you wait and see. Go see another movie. Wait for your welfare check. Buy more 16G cell phones. Stream more data and entertainment that you don't or never will own. Let the government record your every movement, your every purchase, your every entry into the internet, your every breath, and then kill you when you no longer amuse them due to age and complications.

Good little prole.

BZ

Sun Jul 31, 05:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

NFO: wish I could do so, but with the nature of the internet most people only have time to do drive-bys. Me too; guilty.

Which is the nature of the problem in a nutshell:

The Hosts have a time agenda; they have to get up, work, do errands, hit the rack, and then prepare to do it all over again. They are busy with WORK and PRODUCTION.

On the other hand, Parasites have NO such restrictions.

BZ

Sun Jul 31, 05:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Brief note to my readers who may visit here, from my US list. If I don't visit you much these days, it's generally because your blog takes too long to load. It isn't personal; it's technical. Mentioning:

-Political Jungle (WAY WAY WAY too long to load!)
-Maggie's Notebook
-Always On Watch
-American & Proud (WAY too long to load)

Yours are the major points.

And up at my cabin? I won't even consider visiting your sites. Why do I mention this? Because I tried making the rounds and was rebuffed by the loading times required. Perhaps you live in a scorching internet-connected city.

Good for you.

Some of us are not.

Just saying. . .

BZ

Sun Jul 31, 06:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

AOW doesn't take a while for me, but Maggie's does and it's the only reason I don't go by more often; I'm glad you mentioned that..it's REALLY a long one.

I don't have time for both videos today but I hope I can come back...I posted Rubio at midnight last night and it didn't publish somehow...so it's up today. Didn't he do an amazing job?
I've been to 3 blogs this morning and 2 of them have that video, plus mind. If ONLY he'd run for president.

Mon Aug 01, 07:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Z: I like what Rubio says, but I think Coburn nails it even more succinctly.

I blog at my cabin (on dial-up), my wife's house in the Sacramento Valley (on DSL) and occasionally at work when I have a second (also DSL, I think). Those aforementioned blogs even take a long time to load on a "fast" connection -- whatever passes for "fast" these days. And sometimes they don't completely load.

BZ

Mon Aug 01, 03:46:00 PM PDT  

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