Potpourri Pan America: from Hillary Clinton living the “vida loca” as a super spy to super mouth Palin, from Evo Morales lecturing the U.S.A. to driving Mrs. Bush, Dynasty, and more


Bolivia's President Evo Morales is seen at the presidential residence in La Paz November 26, 2010. Morales hopes to attend the Cancun climate-change Summit in Mexico next week. Morales is healing from a surgery on his left knee.

[Photo from Reuters]

PONDER THIS: 

1.  Lecturing the U.S.A. by Evo — as has been mentioned before herein,  is anyone in the U.S. government minding-the-store in South America,… while among others, Bolivian coca leaves farmer President Evo Morales is in perpetual  motion railing against the U.S.A…

2.  Clinton has been in over her head from the beginning?     —  surely seems like it from day one…  Maybe sometime soon she will recede from public life for the public good?

3.  Shall we cry for Argentina or someone else?  —   Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is she running  the Department of State diplomatic corp or living the “vida loca” of a super sleuth international spy?

4.  Now it is confirmed, momma Bush was fronting for Jeb? — and of course papa Bush knows what the  Tea Party group is all about,  and about pushing his other son forward… 

5.  School crossing guard positions, dangerous occupation?  — only in L.A or everywhere?!  Hey,  I thought being a coal miner was supposed to be more dangerous than being a crossing guard…  Am I wrong or am I wrong…

6.  Palin speaks up about the Wikileak mess  — whether people like her or not, and whether she always makes sense or not, she is not afraid to speak up and be held accountable for her views, contrary to many (men?) in the public eye who squirm and look down when the going seems to be getting tough…  [Because of her propensity for voicing her true opinions, she will  probably not run for President ( and in several ways can be a real asset to her Party?)…]

Wikileak “this” — who in the U.S. Government “will pay” for allowing the breach to occur?


How in the name of national security was it possible, reportedly,  for anyone to have the freedom to pilfer  electronically  hundreds of thousands of sensitive communiques and forward them to Wikileaks?…  Who was minding the store ?, and though of course the low ranking enlisted fellow has to be prosecuted,  heads of higher-ups will have to roll…  This is major damage that will be felt for years in so many ways…  Henceforth, is anyone going to trust speaking with our government officials?..  Whose head(s) will roll?..

Person of the Week: Barbara Bush


George H. W. Bush, Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush — wife of 41st U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush(pretty “Blue Blood” sounding name!) — Person of the Week:  for whatever it’s worth ( or not), firing the first volley on behalf of the Republican Party old guard against the perceived head of the Tea Party Movement

When recently this Barb stated matter-of-factly something to the effect that Sarah Palin was quite pretty and that she “ought to stay in Alaska”  , she seemed to be indicating  from deep within herself and the “old Guard”,   just as Palin counter punched, that certain ol’ politicos of the Grand Old Party were not too happy with the influences of upstart Tea Partyers… How dare the hoi polloi become involved in the Republican Party democratic process?…

Mrs. Bush might also,  as others have suggested, be trying to clear the field for her other son, if Jeb might later on decide to run for president.

Additionally, it is interesting that while George  W. Bush has chosen not to critique the Democratic President, his mother is not averse to taking pot shots at  fellow Republican Palin…

As indicated on this page once or twice before, would not be surprising if in vying to keep control of the Party, some ol’  insider Republican movers and shakers  might wind up unintentionally creating a circular firing squad, with a female “Blue Blood” firing the first volley…

Stop the World! — and throw off obnoxious and pathetically self-serving Alan Simpson: a Hero-in-his-own-Mind


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Ex Wyoming U.S. Senator Alan Simpson volunteered to be a Co Chairperson of President Obama’s Debt Reduction Commission…  Now he goes on television programs, alone or with the other Co Chairperson, Erskine Bowles, and tries to sell the commission’s recommendations by making disparaging remarks about the public and crying that for being on the commission he had to dish out $25,000 of his own cash for expenses…

What a joke…   He is a Hero in his own Mind…   Although through the years this writer has not been a  fan of Mr. Bowles, if anyone is going to try to sell the recommendations it  would be best if Bowles would take the lead,  and return ex Senator Simpson back to the Wyoming pasture…   What a joke…

By the way,  in the final report, is there any mention of cancelling the hugely expensive and monstrous National Health Law?

Just sayin’…

Potpourri Pan American: From Socialist Hugo talking to Pres. Obama, to Freedom of the Press… and to the Pope and condoms; and more


 Africa welcomes popes comments on condoms

[Photo from yahoo news…  “Africa welcomes pope’s comments on condoms”.]

Ponder this:

1.  Chavez: let’s eat “socialist arepas”, together, Obama  — you, know, eating Venezuelan corn patty tortillas:  Hugo wants President Obama to “come out” as the socialist the Venezuelan strongman believes he is…

2.  Who are the Federales? Who are the Taliban?  — Is the NATO “A team” running the show in Afghanistan or the “Three Stooges”?  Help!, the troopies deserve better…

3.  No wonder Pres. Obama has begun already, campaigning for 2012  —  economy 2011 looks bleak?

4.     Muslim chutzpah or something else?   — hey, they say, gotta build the Mosque with “911 grant monies”

5.  Ignorant or anti Americans: X Pres. Carter and Sen. Rockefeller —  or both…  What about Freedom of the Press?  You previously have read aboui the senator wishing he could ban news outlets, right?

6.  Hillary Clinton: don’t frisk me , nor scan me  —  that’s what Janet Napolitano says, too ( or as Mark Steyn calls her: Janet Incompelitano).

7.  Now,… ah,…ah,  you can use condoms  —  what about those already in hell for previously   using them without permission?… Just kiddin’…

8. History repeats itself   —  wrote about it here on May 26 and June 2, 2010, and  now the North Koreans strike again…

Person of the Week: Texas Governor Rick Perry


 Haley Barbour, Rick Perry

Governor    Rick Perry…

[Photo from AP — On the right, a casually dressed Perry (not Johnny Cash), reportedly the new Chairman of the Republican Governors’ Association.]

Some of his quotes from Business Week article, November 20, 2010, during the Republican Governor’s Conference in San Diego, California:

*“They’ve got to stop all these government-knows-best programs,” he said in the interview. “Quit telling us which light bulbs to have in our house, or which cars to drive, or how much salt we can put on our processed food. Why don’t you do all the things that are constitutionally directed, like defend our border?”…

*“I saw people who were really scared for the first time in their lives that their government was so out of touch with them,…” …

*Perry said that Representative John Boehner, a fellow Republican expected to be House majority leader in the new Congress, should push the idea of sending federal Medicaid grants to states without procedural requirements. That would halve health-care costs,…

*“You have to give those people who are paying the bulk of the taxes a reason to stay in the state,” he said. “There’s going to be some difficult days for California.” …

*Perry said New Mexico’s governor-elect, Suzanna Martinez, a fellow Republican, approached him in San Diego and said, “I’m going to steal your jobs.”…  Said Perry, “She gets it.”…

*“Texans elect folks like me,” he writes in his book. “The kind of guy who goes jogging in the morning, packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights and loaded with hollow-point bullets and shoots a coyote that is threatening his daughter’s dog.”

///  PanAm — a few things to continue thinking about.

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Charlie Rangel: corrupt, but “censure” is all he will get?


[Photo from the NY Post…  Charlie doing the people’s business at his hidden hideaway office in the Caribbean]

Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel dozes on the beach at the Punta Cana Resort, where he owns and rents out a villa. He was squeezing in some vacation time before attending the Democratic convention.

Charlie Rangel from the 15th Congressional District of New York reportedly grew up in a family not known for wealth, but apparently pulled himself up by his bootstraps ( which is actually impossible to do) to become, in the not too distant past, the powerful Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives…  He was the first African-American to chair that committee and also is considered a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus… Onward from 1971 when he first took his seat,  continually he wielded ever more growing clout in the HOUSE..

In a way, all that came crashing down on him when it became apparent that for years he had been hiding income and assets and enriching himself, while supposedly only working for the public good …  But under HOUSE rules probably all he will receive in punishment is Censure, which for all intents and purposes is a slap-on-the-wrist…  Another example of why most American citizens have such disdain for their elected officials…

Of course it is not known for how long nor with how much intensity the Tea Party style fervor will be politically active in the country, but it would be a real advancement in  fairness and equality for all Americans if pressure would continue to be exerted in order to make the rules of the American Legislative Bodies more stringent — so as to make it possible to punish wayward elected officials by more  than merely telling them “no, no…”.   Having served his country well in war-time does not give Charlie a pass, nor is being embarrassed before the HOUSE, enough…

Just sayin”