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Friday, June 27, 2014

SNORT BITES – JUNE 2014



SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE JOHN BOEHNER ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO SUE PRESIDENT OBAMA OVER HIS USE OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS

This doesn’t sound like the actions of a mature adult, but rather a cranky child who isn’t getting his way. Perhaps the President needs to travel to Capitol Hill and give Boehner a nice, old-fashioned bear hug like he gave to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Then maybe they’ll work together again for the good of the American people.

Ha ha! The White House and Congress working together for the good of the American people! That’s got to be the funniest punch line I’ve ever written on this blog!

Actually, bear hugs in politics aren’t fool proof. Even Christie has been slamming Obama lately. Yep, it looks like their bromance is over!

Boehner’s announcement is seen as an overture to the tea partiers in the Republican Party. No one has said this out loud, but perhaps Boehner has been spooked that his close ally Eric Cantor has lost the chance to keep his house seat in the mid-term elections. It’s as if Boehner is saying to his tea party, “There, I can be just as anti-Obama as you people!”

Whatever! The tea party may be riding high in Virginia, but their man lost to the Republican establishment in the Mississippi primary race between incumbent Thad Cochran and some tea party sore loser. A few tea partiers (i.e., Sarah Palin) are talking about the possibility of breaking away from the GOP if the party insists on “acting like Democrats”. It’s enough to make a certain tea party spokeswoman close her eyes, tap her heels together three times, and wish out loud, “There’s no place like Wasilla! There’s no place like Wasilla...” 

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSE DICK CHENEY LAUNCHES NEW GROUP, ALLIANCE FOR A STRONG AMERICA, TO OPPOSE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY

Who Let the Cheney Out? (woof woof woof woof woof)

Former Vice President Darth Chaney is on the warpath again. He’s whipping up a lot of hostile notions towards the Obama administration because the situation in Iraq is deteriorating - to no one’s surprise - into civil war between the Sunni and Shiite factions. He’s even put on his white cowboy hat to complete the image of a riled-up white guy!

Look out world! There’s nothing more dangerous than a scorned delusional hypocrite.

Even as Cheney and  his daughter drum  up (financial) support for their new found political ire group via a video and a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, the liberal media are happily replaying remarks Sheriff Dick made years ago when people were questioning the wisdom of invading Iraq full tilt boogie. The old news clips show a confident Chaney stating that the war will be over within weeks, and hinting that all feuding sides of Iraqi society will embrace American style democracy.

Now, 12 years and 4,500 American casualties later, he responds to his critics that he has a “fundamental disagreement” with those who don’t peer at the world through his rose-colored glasses. Cheney’s fundamental disagreement is both pathetic and tragic. His new movement will likely draw a lot of support from the right; hopefully the media will continue to expose his hypocrisy of his latest assault on the Obama administration.

CAT UPDATE

We’ve had our new felines for about five weeks now. Gigi is settling in nicely; she’s allowed the run of the house in the mornings and evenings. Nyla spends a lot of time on the porch during these time periods. She seems more agreeable to the notion that she is sharing her house with a younger cat – no hissing. Now Gigi is the one who seems hostile to Nyla. We’ll work on that.

Oreo is still in our basement, although she is getting braver and is actually spending a few minutes in the kitchen before she scurries back to the sanctuary of the basement. Progress is slow, but we’re confident that things will eventually work themselves out.

I’m not saying that we’re Dick Cheney confident about our cats. I’d like to think that Warrior Queen and I have a realistic optimism about our children getting along. 

(Thanks for reading.)

10 Comments:

Blogger Bob Slatten said...

Boehner and Cheney are quite the pair.
Delusional GOP goosestepping asshats.

I mean if your new cats and old cat can reach a sort of detente why can't Boehner and Cheney with Obama?

June 27, 2014 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Nadege said...

Boehmer and Darth are protecting their corporate interests, nothing else and they couldn't careless about the president.
I know the kids will all get along eventually. I have been watching "PetFlow-Pet food delivery" on Facebook. They post the sweetest videos of dogs and cats… babies and also some silly human stunts.

June 27, 2014 at 8:19 PM  
OpenID fearsomebeard said...

It is my understanding that the desire to always look like you spent the last week laying out on a beach and having cocktails is directly associated with childlike self serving behavior. White cowboy hats you ask? Well that's reserved for just plum crazy.

June 29, 2014 at 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Janey said...

There really is no place like Wasilla...

June 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger David Jeffreys said...

I really don't want to hear any more about Dick Cheney until the headline reads: "Cheney arrives in Belgium charged with war crimes."

June 29, 2014 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Hi Bob, thanks for your comparison. Actually our cats will eventually figure out that since they are under the same roof that they will have to get along. Cheney and Boehner are under no such restriction, which is ultimately bad for the country.

July 1, 2014 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Hi Nadege, I actually didn't think about the corporate interests, but they're always lurking underneath the surface. On Morning Joe today the Politico correspondent put forth the idea that all the Cheney's are doing is trying to rehabilitate Liz's political future with the party establishment. All this high-handed language about patriotism is nothing more than a shot at personal gain! Go figure!

July 1, 2014 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you fearsomebeard for your comment. The white hat could be plum crazy or borderline psychotic.

July 1, 2014 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Janey, and when were you in Wasilla? Trips taken during chemically-induced highs don't count! Hope to see you soon!

July 1, 2014 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Great to hear from you again, David! I hope you're feeling better. I like your idea, but I fear that it will never happen.

July 1, 2014 at 7:36 AM  

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