Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Blah blah blah says Dave

Rep. Mark Foley is in trouble. After being caught flirting with underage congressional pages, he has announced that he was molested by clergy as a child. Also, it now appears he needs rehab, instead of your vote.

Frankly, I'm pretty sick of the "elect me" mentality one day, and the "forgive me" mentality the next. The only difference between last week and this week is, he got caught.

Getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar (or a page's pants) seems to be the motivation for much apology (and rehab) these days. If you were really sorry, wouldn't you have stopped the activity a long time ago? If you really thought you had problems, wouldn't you have ALREADY checked yourself into rehab?

It's all bullshit.

And the funniest thing I've heard today is from another of the indignant, hypocritical bastards (er... I mean 'pubic servants') on capitol hill, who suggest that they should stop utilizing teen-aged congressional pages because of the possibility they might be abused.

You're kidding, right? Can't you guys just... you know, stop abusing them? Are you so unsure of yourself that you have to remove the 'temptation?'

"Family values." Sheesh. Clearly, it's time to de-politicize sexuality, morals and family values.


Overnight, gas prices went from 1.94 per gallon to 2.17. One night, 23 cents... and yet the price of a barrel of oil is at its lowest level in 7 months.

For a couple of reasons, I have personally boycotted Exxon/Mobil.

First, frankly, is because of its size.

Second, it paid CEO Lee Raymond 400 MILLION in retirement. Last year, Exxon made the biggest profit of any company ever, $36 billion. They made that profit on the backs of Americans, primarily... many of whom could barely afford to drive to work.

I simply cannot support that. The free market system is great - especially when it allows me as a consumer to make decisions such as this one.


Hey North Korea. Sit down and shut up.*


Yankees beat Detroit in game one of the playoffs - anybody shocked? Their lineup is the best 200 million per year can buy, so if the Yankees DON'T win, they should be ashamed.

Damn Yankees. Hey MLB, get a real salary cap.


That's all I got right now. I feel better though, thanks for reading.

*although there would be nothing we could do about it, since our military is currently busy. A little over two million in active duty and reserves, many based in Korea, Japan, Germany and other parts of the world. Here's an idea - double the size of our military... and do it today. We need the power to back up what our cowboy president is doing.


Anonymous said...

Gas was still $1.96 here at midday. I don't expect it will stay that low for long, though.

Kimmy said...

EXCELLENT BLOGGING, my riled-up little friend! So, my favorite part of the whole Foley escapade is what I heard on a talk station this morning...
Apparently, (according the right wing hosts) this whole incident was leaked to the press as an "october surprise" in an attempt to sway the upcoming mid-term elections, AND that the "democrats are to blame because they obviously knew about this for some time and let children be abused until it behooved them politically" to come forth with the information. I am sure both parties are guilty of this tactic, but it sure seems that every time a Republican gets nailed for something stupid, embarrassing, or illegal, the first words out of the right wingers mouths are "Yeah, but...look what the democrats did." Buck up and take responsibility.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

What a frightening notion, that we can't trust Congress to work with our children.

Affirms my belief that parents should worry about their children. Congress can stay out of it.

I'LL worry about my child's healthcare, education and diet. YOU defend the shores and deliver the mail.

Dr. Mike said...

The only way to find out the "truth" about politicians is to watch daytime television. I've heard so much back-stabbing and negativity about "the other" person running for office that i've pretty much decided they all suck.

Yes, i said, "all."

I'm waiting for Daisy Duke to run for office-- SHE's got nothing to be ashamed of... I'm just sayin!

ned Wilkinson said...

As someone who has had to research this issue... a LOT... I don't think I'll ever quite understand the sexual appeal of teenagers. I mean, people don't even start to get *interesting* until they're about 30...

Mishka said...

I think it is funny that they want to take the temptation away rather than just making the people behave...that is the same argument some use when they defend why women shouldn't be in combat. They claim that men would take advantage of them or pay too much attention to them and not do their restricting the women is the only way to keep them all "safe"...

Fantastagirl said...

Apparently we can trust congressmen/ woman to make laws, and/or make important decisions, but we are not to trust them with our teenagers.... maybe THEY should leave... I wasn't shocked, but the 'apology' - and I need help - ticks me off.

At some point in your life, you have to take some responsbility for your actions, and stop blamming everyone else.

Lee Ann said...

Hey Dave,
I am in total agreement...all of this!
Have missed you, hope you are doing all right.
Thought of you...making a big pot of homemade chili tonight.

Have a great weekend!
Lee Ann