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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Humor

 

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Add Ronald Reagan, James Garfield and Calvin Coolidge to Mount Rushmore?

If Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential – most unlikely to win – candidate Michele “Krazy” Bachmann could add new faces to Mount Rushmore, of all the 39 additional presidents (yes, that’s the correct number, Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms and is counted twice), who would she choose? Well, she said she’d add Ronald Reagan, James Garfield and Calvin Coolidge.

When asked who she would add to the South Dakota monument, she proposed Reagan, which is certainly someone who could be considered, but certainly not before FDR. She then mentioned James Garfield, who was president for just over seven months before being assassinated. She reportedly said she chose him because he is the only person to become president from the House of Representatives, which isn’t exactly the criteria normally used when choosing those who would have their faces enshrined as our “greatest presidents”. That’s it? He came up from Congress? Personally, having come up from the Congress should be an automatic disqualifier from any President’s mug being considered for inclusion on Rushmore.

After saying she’d put Garfield’s face on the Mount, Krazy then said her next choice would be Calvin Coolidge. Why Coolidge? Well, Bachmann says he’s an ideal choice since he “got the country’s budget back on track.”

Say what? The only reason Wacko would choose him is because he’s an icon of the Tea Party, and he was a Republican. Coolidge embodies everything the GOTP would love to go back to, basically zero government intrusion into anything. Thank the Lord she’ll never be president.

Now for something completely off topic, when asked who she’d choose to play her in a movie and what her theme song was, Bachmann answered Patricia Heaton and “Taking Care of Business.” Well, Heaton would be a good choice, we already know she’s good at situation comedy, but the theme song is clearly wrong, it would have to be a tossup between Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and “The Merry-go-Round Broke Down”.

Fortunately, the country is never going to face a Bachmann presidency, and it’s doubtful anyone will make a movie of her life; after all, ABC doesn’t do “After School Specials” anymore.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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GOTP invites business to vent about regulations?

“America’s business, is business.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

Not really surprised, but, I’m trying to see how repealing laws regulating business, like clean air, water and noise reduction are going to play anywhere outside the Republican Tea Partista’s (GOTP’s) base? Obvious answer is they’re not. These are repeals set up to repay the heavy contributions from the newly granted corporate-citizens of “Citizens United” acclaim. The case where at least one Associate Justice should have reclused himself – but more on that soon.

‎It’s been said GOTP Congressional committee chairmen are already under instructions from the Tea Partista leadership to get rid of – or modify – rules  businesses don’t like. So, in effect, these “new corporate-citizens” get to decide what is right for the rest of the 99.9% of us.

My biggest question would be, when does the GOP start having hearings where it begins to listen to other groups who don’t like those pesky government regulations. You know the ones? Can’t wait for the upcoming news story of how the GOP is holding hearings compiling info from various southern school districts which don’t like Brown v. Board of Ed?

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2011 in Economics

 

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