When Senate Majority Leader Harry "the war is lost" Reid (D-Las Vegas) realized the war was lost regarding passage of the Dems $1.2 trillion pork-filled omnibus spending bill (the Party Of No said 'NO!'), he had to pull the bill.
When Senate Majority Leader Harry "the war is lost" Reid (D-AQI) got the Food Safety Bill passed by a wide margin two weeks ago, he hailed it as a grand achievement, and Senate Democrats sent out press releases trumpeting their glorious achievement (was our food previously UNSAFE ? Who knew ?)....until members of the House Of Representatives reminded loser Reid that Article I Section 7 of the Constitution requires tax increase measures to be initiated by the House. Section 107 of the Food Safety bill raises taxes in the form of fees. Oops. The Food Safety bill might now be dead in the lame duck water. Democrats sure have problems with that Constitution thingy, don't they ? Rather odd for Senators who swear to uphold the Constitution when they are sworn into office. You'd think they might give the Constitution a peek. It's only 17 pages long.
Senator Harry "the war is lost" Reid (D-MX) and his lame ducks also lost on the DREAM Act, but loser Reid's losing streak ended yesterday, when the Democrats passed repeal of Democrat President Clinton's silly Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy, with the help of a few Republicans. Hollywood celebrities are absolutely thrilled, though I don't see it as such a big deal. After all, gays were already allowed in the military, they just had to keep quiet about their sexual predilection. I always thought it was rather dumb to kick someone out of the army because he told someone else he was gay, but on my list of political priorities, DADT was so far down the list that it barely registers a shoulder shrug. Now the gays that are already in the military won't be kicked out of the military for telling someone else they are gay. Big whoop. Gay marriage is a lot bigger civil rights issue to me.
But that's just me. As I said, Hollywood celebs are ecstatic. Here are a few examples:
Lady Gaga: "Can't hold back the tears+pride. We did it!i Our voice was heard + today the Senate REPEALED DADT. A triumph for equality after 17 YEARS."
Ellen DeGeneres: "Thank you Senators for pushing us one step closer towards full equality."
Ricky Martin: "One step closer to #equality!! #DADT is gone!Historical! #lgbt."
Cyndi Lauper: "Historic day. 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repealed. It's about time. Step by step we're headed towards full equality."
No word on when Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres, Ricky Martin, and Cyndi Lauper will join up and fight for their country. Because the celebs are all liberals, it definitely won't be until the imperialist criminal American war machine stops slaughtering innocents all over the world in pursuit of hegemonic world domination and abandons all wars for oil and other capitalist wars of choice, wars that kill children and other living things for no reason whatsoever. Peace out.
Makes one wonder why these celebs wanted gays in the military in the first place. Shouldn't they have wanted gays OUT of the military, the way it used to be before the celebs got involved ? Oh well. I guess the liberal Hollywood celebs wanted equal rights for ALL baby killers, including the gay ones....or something like that. I can't keep up.
You're probably starting to wonder when I'm going to get around to the world ending on tuesday, so here it is - after the omnibus bill was scuttled, the House Of Representative put forth another resolution that would continue to fund the federal government, but it will only fund the government until tuesday. I'm not kidding. They voted on friday to extend government funding until tuesday, four days later. That was curious, though by itself it doesn't mean the world will end on tuesday. Here's the kicker....on tuesday, the same day government funding runs out, we will have both the winter solstice AND a lunar eclipse, the first time this has happened in 456 YEARS. Coincidence ? I don't think so !!!
Yeah, baby ! How do you like me now ? This also explains why Obama agreed to extend the Bush tax cuts - because the world is going to end in some cataclysmic event and it won't matter !!!
When I found out about this, the first thing I did was to check and see if the world ended the last time the solstice and a lunar eclipse coincided, 456 years ago in 1554. I can't be sure, but it appears the world did NOT end in 1554, though the Tudors were going through some turbulent times under King Henry VIII back in the day. So many dead wives. Perhaps something wicked this way comes.
In order to find out more, I checked with an established spiritual source, the Wiccans:
The celestial eccentricity holds special significance for spiritualities that tap into the energy of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and a time that is associated with the rebirth of the sun.
"It's a ritual of transformation from darkness into light," says Nicole Cooper, a high priestess at Toronto's Wiccan Church of Canada. "It's the idea that when things seem really bleak, (it) is often our biggest opportunity for personal transformation.
"The idea that the sun and the moon are almost at their darkest at this point in time really only further goes to hammer that home."
Cooper said Wiccans also see great significance in the unique coupling of the masculine energy of the sun and the feminine energy of the moon — transformative energies that she plans to incorporate into the church's winter-solstice rituals.
Since the last time an eclipse and the winter solstice happened simultaneously was just under five centuries years ago, Cooper said she wasn't familiar with any superstitions or mythologies associated with it.
Aha ! The ritual transformation of darkness into light ! That sounds pretty ominous, though on second thought, it does happen every morning.
I'm also totally onboard with the Wiccans idea of coupling masculine and feminine energies, if you know what I mean...wink, wink. I only hope I get to do it more than once every 456 years. What am I, a monk ?
In conclusion, the world might end on tuesday...or it might not. Maybe it will snow. I can't be certain. What I wonder is, if the world does end tuesday on Obama's watch....how will he blame it on Bush, and what will be the implications for 2012 ? You better get your talking points ready, liberals. Just in case.
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