An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 15 August 2009
If a man cuts his finger off while slicing salami at work, he blames the restaurant.
If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die of lung cancer, your family blames the tobacco company.
If your neighbor crashes into a tree while driving home drunk, he blames the bartender.
If your grandchildren are Brats without manners, you blame television.
If your friend is shot by a deranged madman, you blame the gun manufacturer.
And if a crazed person breaks into the cockpit and tries to kill the pilot at 35,000 feet, and the passengers
kill him instead, the mother of the crazed deceased blames the airline.
I must have lived too long to understand the world as it is anymore.
So, if I die while my OLD WRINKLED ASS is parked in front of this computer, I want you to blame Bill Gates.
Shared by Sharon.
How cool. TN State Rep. Stacey Campfield interviewed the Republican candidates for governor.
Looks like at least one of the Democrat candidates has accepted his ‘invitation’ to be interviewed too. We shall see if the others will step forward as well. I sure hope so. Since I’m not a Republican or a Democrat, I’d like to base my support on the candidate, NOT the party, so I’d be interested to see what all of them have to say.
Ok, let’s be realistic here. Odds are, I won’t be supporting a Dem, but hey, you never know. Anything could happen, right? Heh.
Fake Doctor Gets Front Row Seat at Dem Town Hall Meeting – Flopping Aces
Most unbelievable quote of the day. – Right at Home
Obama Tactics – Rule Number 12 of Saul Alinksy’s “Rules for Radicals” – Bear Creek Ledger
Joker lands in Nashville – Kay Brooks
Postal carrier has driver on route because of DUI – Taxing Tennessee
The Union City Rally Aftermath – Mike Slater
playing make-believe – walls of the city
Obama’s political agenda means more to him than race relations… – Disgruntled Truck Driver!
Where I Talk About Rape – Newscoma
Weary President Wraps up Town Hall Tour – Feed Your ADHD
Woodstock- 40 Years..And A Clear-Headed Translation – Dave Foulk
As a Black Conservative, Should I Be Afraid? – Lloyd Marcus
The One On Health Care – Hear It From.Us
A Train De-Railed? – Real Debate Wisconsin
Democrat interviews? – Camp4U
Well, the Mr and I headed on over to Savannah (TN) this afternoon for one of the MANY townhall’s our Representative, Marsha Blackburn was holding. I’ve been trying to figure out why she scheduled so many in one day. Each stop only got 45 minutes, which, in the scheme of things, isn’t a whole lot of time, giving herself, basically, about 15 minutes to get to the next stop. I’m impressed! She was only a few minutes late.
So, anyway, evidently when we got there, the restaurant had told folks they’d be meeting outside. Uh huh. 91 degrees, a bit of humidity, not a lot of shade, old folks. Goes real well together, doesn’t it. It actually wasn’t too bad, thanks to the fans.
We arrived about 25 minutes early, bought something to drink (sweet tea for me, of course), and found a table outside with no problem at all.
I’m glad we showed up early cuz the crowd was growing fairly quickly, and the outdoor area isn’t that big.
About 5 minutes before Marsha was scheduled to arrive, the restaurant evidently decided it would be prudent to allow all the old folks into the air conditioning. Seems there were people standing out on the street that we weren’t able to see, because once that was announced, people came out of the woodwork. Gracious sakes!
You can’t tell from that picture, but it’s a pretty good sized place for a small town. The Mr and I estimated there were between 150 to maybe 200 folks there, with standing room only by the front door.
Before the Congresswoman arrived, a couple of ……I think they were State Troopers (?) came in and looked around. The younger one, he must have been about 12 or 13, kept eye balling at my attire. It took me a few minutes to figure out why he was looking at me like that. So, I looked down, smiled at him, and held out my t-shirt so he could read it.
He smiled back.
Finally, Rep. Blackburn arrived. She made a brief statement, thanking folks for coming out, and telling us how impressed she was at the turn out in each of the towns she had visited. The biggest, by far, seems to have been over there in Franklin, where in the hotel itself, there were about 1300 people, 900 inside, and another 400 in the hallway, plus several hundred more outside.
She spoke of the Crap and Tax bill, which would pretty much turn off Tennessee’s electricity, since the TVA uses coal, and O & Co. don’t much like coal. Or nuclear energy, for that matter, which is another way we get our lights to turn on.
Then, the biggie…..ObamaCare. I can guarantee, there were only 2 people in that room that seems to approve of this travesty. One said he was a doctor, from the county next to this one, but he sounded more like a government bureaucrat. The other was a younger fellow who appeared to approve, by his applause for things no one else in the room was too fond of.
One gentleman, who really IS a local doctor, runs a non profit clinic which caters to the TennCare, Medicare, and low income folks with no insurance. He was ADAMANTLY opposed to ObamaCare, as seems a good chunk of doctors are.
One of the issues was the cost related to Tort Reform. Did you know that in 2006, Congress passed a bi-partisan bill to do some serious reforming on all thefrivolous lawsuits that bog down the courts, and shove medical costs sky high, only to have it die a horrible death in the Senate?
I was able to ask a question, which was something to the effect of why is there so much reference to the tax code in this bill. Well, the explanation? I have NO idea. Something to do with they aren’t allowed to strike through things, so all the bills coming out of Congress refer back to something or other. What a crock. No wonder those people up there have no idea what they are voting for or against….the dadburn things make no sense.
All in all, it was a pretty good meet up. There was no screaming, no shouting down, no name calling. But then, there weren’t any ACORN, SEIU reps, and no Dem operatives were bussed in. Not to mention the fact that the Congresswoman is opposed to this bill (smart woman), and she actually LISTENED to WE, The People, and responded to the various questions and concerns.
I really appreciate her taking the time to actually come and speak to the people who pay her salary. She’s one of the few working in D.C. these days who remembers who she works for, and not the other way around.
Well, it seems my youngest granddaughter wants to be a clown when she grows up.
That’s a real good start there, Short Person. REAL good.
“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. …
And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure.”
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
Parts I & II
Parts III & IV
Parts V & VI