Well, much as it nearly gags us to do so, old pappy and I gotta spend some time on Politics. It seems those sillys in the Republicrat party, at least a seriously crazed bunch of them, want to SHUT DOWN THE POOR OLD GOVAMINT, AGAIN! This time it’s because they think they have a “smoking gun” video which they can use to “defund” one of their favorite candidates for the whipping post, Planned Parenthood. You can read all about this folly, so we won’t waste space here trying to explain the whole contrived story, except to say that these people are falling off the edge!
Well, whoopee, last week we were treated to another wild and crazy Republicrat “debate.” There was nothing particularly noteworthy about the whole three and a half hour slugfest, except that they changed the rules to include a gal, Carly Fiorina, apparently to seem more “inclusive.” Gloriosky, you would have thought they could have found a lady of somewhat less drastic views – Ms. Fiorina came across as though she were attempting to personify Darth Vader, or possibly The Wicked Witch of the West, all with a rather wry smile. Together with The Donald and the rest of the usual suspects, this young lady may have given folks pause concerning the sanity of a great many members of the Grand Old Party, as they seem to be tugging it to a position just a tad to the right of The Genghis Khan!
If an outsized ego were the only criteria for choosing our president, the whole lot of these characters would qualify with flying colors!
As we’re sure you are aware, the “debate” was held at the Ron Reagan Library. President Reagan, of course, is the hero of all of them, and they are competing mightily to claim his mantle. To old pap and myself, and considering their stated desire to reduce federal govamint spending, this common stance is rather odd since it was under “The Gipper” that our federal deficits began their tremendous ballooning. Reaganomics has not only led to almost constant deficit spending, but also to the growing imbalance in income distribution.
President Reagan’s unprecedented (except for WWII) buildup of the military was instrumental in causing the bankruptcy and demise of the Soviet Union, but we went broke as well. The only difference: we still had credit, a condition continuing to today, and it would be a real stretch to say that our now enormous foreign-held debt is a good situation.
BACK TO THE SHUT-DOWN, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, AND ABORTIONS:
Darned near the whole bloody lot of these energized Republicrat presidential aspirants are advocating “defunding” Planned Parenthood, and are trying to shutdown the whole govamint, again, in they don’t get their way. The cheerful Cruz fellow who we mentioned in Blog #38, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, even reportedly said, “Planned Parenthood is a criminal enterprise.” This young fellow has got to be part of the inspiration for that article in Bloomberg Business Week (August 30 Issue) “Dumber Are Getting Lawyers.” Oh, mercy sakes, that State of Texas is surely blessed. What is with these people? Have they all gone mad?
Obviously, except for extreme circumstances, in a perfect world there wouldn’t be abortions, but neither would there be men who completely abandon babies who they helped produce, nor poor young girls who are so desperately despondent that they believe the only thing they can ever have of their very own is a baby. Without Planned Parenthood, there would be even more abortions. The counseling, health care, and contraceptive help provided to young women by this organization has been instrumental in reducing the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions.
CLOSING ON A MORE CHEERFUL NOTE:
As you may have noticed, the Pope isn’t in Rome this week, and he’s going to address the Congress of our good old U.S. of A. tomorrow.
Hope you have a splendid beginning of the Fall season, Bus.