It’s a well worn refrain with Republicans these days, these days since President Obama was elected.
Why is it then that that this focus always falls on African-Americans? It is the excuse given by all of talk radio from Limbaugh on down to the morning Joes we have here in Houston. Dick Cheney took particular aim at two people in his book — the only two African-Americans in Bush’s cabinet.
Draw your own conclusions. I’ve drawn mine.
We got a little bit last night. Had I been awake when it finally came, I would have danced in it.
The garden is struggling with the utter lack of it. We’ve enjoyed two squash casseroles, finally some tomatoes and some peppers, banana, jalapeño and cayenne. I watered everything but the second bed, the garage bed and the sweet potato. I’ll water them in the morning.
There’s a slight chance for rain this weekend, but I will water everything in the front Saturday morning. The grass looks ok and the Pom has about 10 fruit on it. The poor orchid tree may not make it back from two freezes. I will try to save it.
Rick Perry’s God ignored him and brought no rain. I have no god to appeal to. Only politicians and the hope that some will see the error of their ways.
When I was a girl, I moved irrigation pipe three times a day for my grandfather — with my older sister. We would get up in the morning and move the pipe from the evening before. It was full of water from the well and my sister had to lift her end up to empty out the water so we could carry it, without stomping on cotton plants, the eight rows up to then set it down and lock it into the pipe we had just laid.
It was hard work and I did it from when I was a child strong enough to pick up a twenty foot long irrigation pipe until The Western Company poisoned my grandfather’s well water when I was a teenager.
West Texas — where my parents and grandparents are from — as am I in the end — has always depended on ground water. Here in Houston, I’ve always depended on rain. We really need some rain. Prayer is not going to do it. It may even be too late.
While so many worry over the debt that two unfunded wars and an unfunded pharma give away created, the country suffers from lack of rain or the torrential onslaught of torrential storms. And some think that a helping hand for our own people must be paid for, having voted for the certain death of so many foreigners. The most vulnerable in our country must pay for the millions given away to Dick Cheney and his friends, who worship at the feet of a man who is a simpleton, much like George W. Bush.
For all of those people who cheered Netanyahu, Cheney and Bush robbed you. And you don’t even care. Just keep following this guy and his gnat brigade:
The new Israeli-American President said today:
So if Israel simply walked out of the territories, the flow of weapons into a future Palestinian state would be unchecked. And missiles fired from it could reach virtually every home in Israel in less than a minute.
I want you to think about that, too. Imagine there’s a siren going on now, and we have less than 60 seconds to find shelter from an incoming rocket.
Would you live that way? Do you think anybody can live that way?
Well, we’re not going to live that way, either.
Our New Israeli-American President doesn’t understand what is happening in the country right now. More Americans have died in the current turbulent weather and in Iraq and Afghanistan than have Israelis from anything, what ever the source. And yet, ALL, I repeat ALL of our politicians, except for President Obama, applauded this bully. I can’t understand it. At all. I am so disappointed I can’t even express it.
More? You want more? Our new Israeli President had this to say:
So it’s therefore vital, absolutely vital, that a Palestinian state be fully demilitarized.
And it’s vital, absolutely vital, that Israel maintain a long-term military presence along the Jordan River.
Ah yes, President Bibi, you have nuclear weapons, and other nations cannot have those same nuclear weapons. NOT A SINGLE ONE. They have lived with your having the bomb and selling it to your friends — the apartheid South Africans — and outside of the regulation regimes — for many many years now.
The Palestinians must be demilitarized? Why? So you can crush them all with your bulldozers and heavy equipment and your nukes paid for with my tax dollars?
I think not.
I am with the president (Obama) on this. I don’t really care about the plight of American Jews going to Israel and calling our president a nigger.
So some company — awnings which are notorious for leaking — decided to get MB to do a teevee commercial for them. I’m sure Tom Tynan is laughing his ass off. I sure am.