dreaded sequester is less than three days away. (All this over 85 billion.) Republicans, of course, can't wait. If this is what it takes to make that Socialist cut some spending then so be it.
Of course O and his band of [not so] Merry Men have been all doom and gloom over this thing. The Secretary of Homeland Security is telling us that planes won't fly on time and the little brown people South of Texas might over run our borders. But nothing seems to be causing the politricksters in DC to move. The republicans are an ornery and dyspeptic bunch and they are tired of O getting the best of them with these battles.
The public is still with O on this one, though, but that could change. He is, after all, the quarterback of the team, and when the team starts losing it's the quarterback who gets the blame. Still, to stay with my football analogy for a minute, it would be nice if he had some good players. These republicans do not have pro bowl caliber talent. They were drafted by folks who could give a damn whether the team wins or loses; they just want the quarterback to be sent packing. When the specter of weaker military won't shake them you know we are in trouble.
And the beat goes on.
"Speaker Boehner said the last Republican House passed two plans to cut the debt, and now the Democratic-run Senate should step up with an alternative.
The Senate's top Democrat, Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, said his party wants to work with Republicans, but the GOP "would sacrifice 750,000 American jobs rather than ask multimillionaires to pay a penny more."
According to the White House, about 90,000 civilian Defense Department employees would be furloughed in the weeks after sequestration hits. The cutbacks would cancel the maintenance of 11 ships based in Norfolk, and defer ships throughout Virginia."
Mr. President, it might be time to take a knee.
Finally, it's been a year since a color aroused vigilante shot and killed a young African American teenager because he looked "suspicious." Since the killing the shooter has become a hero to those who want to live out their reverse Django fantasies here in America.
I feel for the parents of that child, because no matter how some people want to paint a picture of the type of young man he was, the truth is that we will never know what he could have become.