This was an especially telling week, Dec. 13 through Dec. 20th, 2013. It was both a good week for some, bad for others, but all in all one that will stand out in an otherwise drab year, as far as I’m concerned.
Let me list some of the highlights of this week and then discuss:
1. The judge ruling in Utah (Utah!?) that the ban against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
2. Sarah Palin spouting more of her ignorance to “feed” the hungry Tea Party so she can keep her gravy train going.
3. Phil Robertson (and whoever even heard of this jerk before this past week) highlighting more of the hatred that divides this country.
4. Ed Henry over at that fictitious news network Fox attempting to inflict another jab at our President.
5. The Affordable Care Act is actually working; is actually successful.
There were other highlights to this week but these were the ones that stood out most to me, and since this is my blog those are the ones that I chose to discuss, much to the consternation of those Republicans in both my and my husband’s family. (I just can’t wait to be around my one brother-in-law during this holiday season………I think I’d rather have needles put into my eyes).
First up, Utah. That bastion of conservatism and non-intellectual thought. Did you ever think that this would be the next state to allow same-sex marriage? I thought I had heard that wrong when it was first announced. But it is a reality. Bad week for the conservatives (does anyone else consider that noun to be a dirty word these days?) when it comes to us “pesky” gays. Yep, we got that ball rolling and it’s gaining speed. We will still have those backward states, the ones that want everything to still be like it was during the Eisenhower Administration, that try to pass laws to keep such left-leaning policies from ever happening. But they will be on the wrong side of history, as they cling to their ignorance, their guns and their religion.
Second, Sarah Palin. This woman is one of the most despicable people on the planet. An ignorant, arrogant, vain-glorious, self-involved, sociopath that constantly stirs up hatred and loves to inflict pain. Oh, but don’t try to give her a dose of her own medicine. She doesn’t like it at all. How could anyone with any intellect or sense of what is right and wrong buy into anything this hag has to say? She would sell her own defecation if it meant further promotion of Sarah Palin and lots of money. If you are joining forces with the Westboro Church, and scum like Phil Robertson (see # 3) you are truly evil. She has no intellect or understanding of how our country works or what our Constitution actually says. But she doesn’t let silly facts or truths get in the way of her vitriol. It’s all about her and money. She can be explained away simply as that. Thanks John McCain and Stephen Smith for introducing our country to her. Good week and Bad week for Sarah, depending on what side of the fence you’re on.
Third, Phil Robertson. How many of us knew or even cared about something called “Duck Dynasty” before this week? I didn’t, thankfully. Good lord! Where do these sort of people come from? I didn’t get caught up in some time warp, did I? This is the 21st Century, isn’t it? And I won’t belabor the whole “freedom of speech” baloney that he, Palin and their ilk are hiding behind. Again, no intelligent understanding of our Constitution, or it’s Amendments. But if I am going to take their interpretation of our “freedom of speech” then both Robertson and Palin should not have any issue with what I have written here about both of them. You can’t have it both ways. And those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, etc. and so forth. He is another bully. And bullies don’t like being bullied. Another Christian who is anything but Christ-like. I think a bad week for him, but he’s made a name of for himself so let’s start another gravy train built on hatred. I’m sure the Tea Partiers love him.
Fourth, the man that poses as a journalist over at Fox (Faux) news, Ed Henry. He couldn’t cut it over at CNN and besides, CNN just wasn’t giving him the kind of spotlight his ego needed. He doesn’t ask questions to enlighten the public. No not Ed. His questions are to poster himself (“Look at me…… I’m really going after the President and making him uncomfortable”), and to act as another shill for the Republican party. That is what Fox news is correct? He/they don’t report real facts or real news. It’s a variety show with scripts and facts that are simply made up each day, just like any other variety show. But poor Ed just came across looking like the hack that he is. President Obama put him in his place with gentlemanly reserve. Here’s a news flash for you, Ed: You didn’t come across very well at all. But I’m sure everyone at Fox has been slapping you on the back. I’m going to say, bad week for Ed.
Fifth, The Affordable Health Care Act. It is a success. It is working. And that’s driving the Republican party, and Fox and Hannity and Rush and Michelle Bachmann and Beck and the other wing-nut cases that live on that other planet that they all inhabit, just crazy. Posture themselves all they want. The ACA (aka, Obamacare) is not going anywhere. You’re not going to repeal it. The Supreme Court has ruled. It’s the “law.” And you can thank our President. I’d say, good week for the ACA.
Happy holidays to everyone. Agree or disagree with what I have written here, it’s up to you. It’s my opinion, but I do think I speak for a lot of Americans. At least that’s the way I see it. -JAB