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Not as planned

I had some very specific plans for this evening. As is often the case here in the Ratlands, things went awry. I have, thankfully, not ever been much of a drinker and haven’t spent a lot of time around people who were, so I have only rarely been in a position to hold someone’s head while they puke. I can say, unequivocally, that I have never, ever held a dog’s head while they puke.

Kali got into something this evening and has been sick all night.  We’re not sure what it was, but suspect one of us dropped a pill on the floor sometime (which could be anything from a pain pill to blood pressure meds to hormones, etc.).  She has crapped all over the floor, then thrown up several times.  When she tries to walk she looks like she is drunk, and for a while her head was shaking up and down (like she was nodding “yes”) every few minutes.  Now she is laying quietly on her bed, whimpering occasionally.  The emergency vet said to watch her for an hour or two and bring her in if the symptoms continued.  So far things have gradually tapered off, so she may have thrown up most of whatever it was.

So, needless to say, I haven’t gotten to my list of things to do tonight.  But, I did see the news while I was holding the dog’s head, and I notice that things aren’t going quite like he planned for our Dear Leader.

I saw the President talking about the resistance some governors are putting up to spending money they think is pointless.  He said that we all agree on 90% of the stimulus package and we are just arguing about maybe 1, 2, maybe 3% of the items and we don’t have time for it.

First off, (leaving aside the dubious nature of the 90% claim) if our previous President had made that statement, the media and the leftist blogs would have been all over it, claiming is was proof that Bush was a complete idiot and couldn’t add 90 and something else to get 100%.  (If there are any left-leaning individuals out there, don’t bother to deny it, you know they would have.)

Second, “you bought off on 90%, so shut up and get on with it” isn’t a rational persuasive argument.  It’s more akin to a marginally genteel temper tantrum.

Third, I can’t believe that any Democrat has the balls to get up in front of the American people and bitch that Governors refusing to spend all our money that our betters in Washington have determined they want spent is obstructionist political posturing after they tried to undermine Bush at every turn for the last 8 years, claiming that dissent is the highest form of patriotism.  By their own logic, Bobby Jindal is the closest thing to Sam Adams we’ve seen in the last couple hundred years and if they want to maintain even a tiny shred of credibility, they should STFU about it.  Dissent is what we DO here in America.

Fourth, I want the President to submit to a urine test.  Then I want whatever he’s been smoking to be legalized and I want some of it.  We’re going to pay off our deficit by 2012?  Yeah.  Have another hit, Barry.  Then tell me again how you’re going to lower taxes on everyone but the “rich” (whatever that means), have nationalized healthcare, bail out every struggling financial company in the country, prop up every industry that is significantly unionized, expand entitlements and wealth transfers, expand the Federal bureaucracy,  institute ridiculously ill-conceived “green” regulations and still pay off our deficit.  In 3 years.

Oh yeah.  And where’s my pony?

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | February 25, 2009 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    Bailing out the MF’s that have boldly been ripping us off for the past eight years is enough to make any American groan. That being said, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that despite the GOP gov’s public outcries, they still took the money. THAT being said, what they had to say to the American people (yeah, the guys footing the bill for all this crap!) seems to me to be just as you noted… “obstructionist political posturing”.
    Having said that about that… I suppose I should also point out that, from where I’m sitting (Drunk on my ass… waiting for my stimulus package to arrive) the expectation that any politician could effectively “fix” what is going on in our country is absolutely ludicrous. Unless our president has some grand scheme to rescue our economy by increasing the sales stats for Paxil to the general public, I contend we, the people, are destined for a whole shitload of change. The promise of hope may survive but, that’s only because it was the only thing that didn’t escape from the GOP’s pandorically-political box of demons.
    ‘Scuse me while I try to find someone to hold my head… the admixture of a little too “Captain”… shaken and stirred with this particular brand of socio-political optomism is just too nauseating. Peace. -K

  2. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | February 25, 2009 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Sorry. What I meant to say above was that the admixture of a little too much “Captain”… shaken and stirred with this particular brand of socio-political optomism, is just too nauseating.
    While typing my comment, I was distracted by a line from the “Wooly Muffler” cut on Harvey Danger’s “Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?” albumn:

    “Yeah, I think I feel a choke-hold comin’ on!”

  3. LarryNo Gravatar | February 25, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Don’t worry fellas everything is gonna be ok…BO is here to save us..(Oprah says so)…and so do the legions of BO’s euphoric mindless supporters.

  4. Rat jr.No Gravatar | February 27, 2009 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    All during what I caught of the campaign I kept hearing the word “Change” so far I haven’t seen anything that constitutes “Change” for the better. And what’s this bs about helicopters with on-board kitchens? How is that helping anyone?

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