And so my week of vacation is over. I know I should be saying something like "Wow! That week flew by awfully fast!" but it really didn't. I guess it's because I crammed so much into it? With all the New Orleans and the casino and the celebrating? I dunno. But it definitely feels like I got a full week's worth, that's for sure.
And now it's back to reality for two weeks. Yay.
And speaking of reality...
It will come as no surprise that I loathe politicians. Mostly because I am bitching about them all the time on this blog. Democrat, Republican, whatever... there are so very few that I actually like or respect that they might as well not exist at all. Especially scum-sucking Senators and piece of shit Congressmen who always seem more interested in getting reelected or getting their hands on special interest money than actually serving their constituents. Who gives a shit if something fucks over American citizens if you can make a buck off it, right?
Well, I give a shit. And I think voters have a right to know which dicks that candidates are sucking in order to get elected. They deserve to know where all the money is coming from, and which companies or individuals own the asses of our worthless politicians. So you can imagine just how positively thrilled I was when I saw a new petition for the White House...
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Require Congressmen & Senators to wear logos of their financial backers on their clothing, much like NASCAR drivers do.
Since most politicians' campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company's logo, or individual's name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate's clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those "sponsor's" names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4" by 8" on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.
And I am not joking around here. I could not possibly be more serious. If a politician is being paid off by a lobbyist to vote a certain way... then they should have to own up to it. Maybe if we saw a massive "BIG OIL" patch on their jacket, we'd know that their ass has been bought and paid for, and they will probably fuck over Americans by voting for huge tax breaks for oil companies... even when those companies are making record profits. And what about tobacco companies? And drug companies? And food industries? The list of lobbyist corruption goes on and on.
In all honesty, I don't think this petition is out of line. What's out of line is our politicians selling us out for a buck behind closed doors.
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Done. Although my head is not in the sand, I’m not in to politics. I learned in early adulthood that when I am (in to politics), my life becomes filled with such outrage and horror that my brain blisters and bleeds from the corrosion of all that anger. My fine-tuned justice-o-meter cannot take and does not deserve such abuse, and anyway my bloodstream would congeal with such levels of cortisol sustained. When you talk about politicians (and others involved), you have every fiber of my sympathy, and I stand in awe of the level of mental and emotional evenness (is that a word?) you must have in order to keep yourself in the loop without exploding. But this idea, this petition, is just spectacular and I love it too much to pass up. I signed up for a Whitehouse.gov account – something I never suspected I would do – just for this. I only regret that I have but one signature to give for my country. Done done done!
My dad always said that being president would suck, but he would be fun to have enough money to own the president.
2 words for Congress: term limits.
Signed, and totally agree with Father Muskrat: term limits. For EVERY level of political activity.
Signing. Not because I think it will actually happen, but maybe we can call enough attention to it that those idiots in Washington will know that we know…