Monday, May 08, 2006

Flori-duh

FLORIDA - The Curmudgeon has been particularly cranky lately so I have gone on vacation to Flori-duh. Red state country where El Rushbo is on three different radio stations in my car. Thank god I got Sirius satellite radio in my rental car so I can listen to Howard Stern unfiltered by the federal government nannies who claim to be for smaller government. Actually they do believe in smaller government when it comes to border protection, disaster relief and health care insurance for children. Then the policy is "you're on your own."

The Sunday morning clicking through the cable channels is quite different here. Every other channel is someone praising Jesus and asking you to let the Lord into your heart and money into their wallets. The golfing is good down here. Cheap and plenty of it if you like playing in hot cloudless sunny weather. It's like playing golf on the surface of the sun and it's only early May. I have been largely unplugged from the Matrix but did catch the nomination of Gen. Michael Hayden formerly the head of NSA and number two under John Negroponte. Hayden was the head of NSA when he happily implemented (maybe suggested) the violation of FISA to spy on Americans without a warrant. Hayden is also the genius who said, "if there is any amendment at NSA that we know it's the Fourth" and of course he didn't know that the words "probable cause" do appear in it and is the standard for issuing warrants. Now the CIA is by law banned from using CIA agents to spy in the U.S. but I have a feeling some young Republican lawyer is in the basement of the White House or Justice Department, the basement, heck he's in the Office of Policy, writing some memo that says due to national security CIA can spy on Americans in America. The legal basis will be The Decider decided it.

So I've played golf (very well), had a lobster roll (very tasty) and went to the beach (very hot). The crankiness level is leveling off. I'll need to avoid cable news to keep it that way. More to come from the belly of the beast a.k.a. Gov. JEB country.

5 Comments:

Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

Be safe down there behind enemy lines. :-) I am sure the Captain will look after you.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Behind enemy lines. Sums it up nicely.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Oh, baloney - Illinois is one of the most corrupt places in the hemisphere and Democrat crooks are no better than anyone else. When is the last time an Illinois governor wasn't indicted? and how many have gone to jail in the last decades?

Admit it, the reason you're here, is that George W. Bush is here. You just can't stand to be away from him.

Now get away from my computer.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous utah desert rat said...

Things You Need To Believe To Be A Republican:

Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals, Arabs, environmentalists and Hillary Clinton.

Saddam Hussein was a good guy when Reagan gave him chemical weapons to use against Iran, but a bad guy when Bush I made war on him for invading Kuwait, a good guy again when Cheney and Rumsfeld sold military equipment to him, but a bad guy again when Bush II couldn't find Bin Laden in Afghanistan.

Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

The United States should get out of the United Nations, but our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches and wear little flags on your lapel while you re-deploy soldiers for the fourth time, slash veterans' benefits and cut combat pay.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex. So, if driver’s education is kept out of schools, teen drivers won’t have accidents.

A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle and antagonize our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism.

HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

A President lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a President lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's and Dick Cheney's military and driving records are none of our business.

Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

Supporting "Executive Privilege" is imperative for every Republican ever born, who will be born or who might be born in perpetuity, but is not applicable to Democrats, Independents or Greens.

What Bill Clinton did as a college student in the ‘60s is of vital national interest, but what George Bush did as National Guardsman in the '70s is irrelevant.

There's nothing wrong with drunken hunters who shoot their friends in the face and then blame them for looking too much like quail, but there is something very wrong with a husband who wants to honor his comatose wife’s wish to die with dignity.

11:16 AM  
Blogger rMatey said...

"Now the CIA is by law banned from using CIA agents to spy in the U.S. but I have a feeling some young Republican lawyer is in the basement of the White House or Justice Department, the basement, heck he's in the Office of Policy, writing some memo that says due to national security CIA can spy on Americans in America."
Or he can be impersonating the Attorney General, Gonzales........

2:31 PM  

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