Unless You Are a Female Dog, “Bitch” Is NOT a Good Thing

I don’t understand people so much anymore. Maybe it is the times, maybe it is the medium, but whatever it is, people have really changed!

Back “in the day”, one cared about what people thought of them.  One’s character and reputation was everything.  Now – well, not so much.

What brings this rant on is Social Media – i.e. facebook.  Every day, there is at least ONE post on my wall regarding being a “Bitch”.

You know the ones:

“IF BY BITCH YOU MEAN…..” ending with some explanation that makes being known as a bitch a good thing.

I am here to tell you, ladies, “BITCH” is not a good thing.  Because I love Merriam-Webster, I will share what this book has as the definition of bitch:

Definition of BITCH

1
: the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals
2
a: a lewd or immoral womanb: a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse
3
: something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant
4

If you get NOTHING ELSE from this, please get this….. you can be witty, outspoken, intelligent, strong willed and – yes – even a bit unpleasant and still NOT be a bitch. One thing separates the two – TACT!!

I’m just sayin’….

Say It Ain’t So, Rush! (By The Way, It Isn’t)

I keep seeing these ads on Facebook about sending Rush Limbaugh a ticket to Costa Rica.  The ad say that Rush said he would move there if Obamacare was passed.

Now I love Rush Limbaugh – listen to him alot, agree with him alot.  But I don’t always listen, and I don’t always agree.  This, however did NOT sound like something El Rushbo would just put out there!  Having listened to him, I find him to be meticulous in his speaking – not only eloquent, but very concise on what he means.  So I was pretty sure I could find out whether this was true or not.

As I said in the title, it isn’t.  As usual, those who want a thing, manipulate what is said (we call that twisting where I come from) to make it so – at least in their minds, if not in reality.

So, here is what Rush said:  Asked by a caller on Tuesday (I am assuming 3/09) what he would do if health care passes, Limbaugh gave this response:

“I don’t know. I’ll just tell you this, if this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.”

And here he is saying it:  (please forgive the quality – it is an “anti-Rush” production)

Statement from the American College of Surgeons Regarding Recent Comments from President Obama

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CHICAGO—The American College of Surgeons is deeply disturbed over the uninformed public comments President Obama continues to make about the high-quality care provided by surgeons in the United States. When the President makes statements that are incorrect or not based in fact, we think he does a disservice to the American people at a time when they want clear, understandable facts about health care reform. We want to set the record straight.

Whole story is HERE.

Oh, I Think There’s Been A Consensus Reached!!

“The recent attacks by Republican leaders and their ideological fellow-travelers on the effort to reform the health-care system have been so misleading, so disingenuous, that they could only spring from a cynical effort to gain partisan political advantage. By poisoning the political well, they’ve given up any pretense of being the loyal opposition. They’ve become political terrorists, willing to say or do anything to prevent the country from reaching a consensus on one of its most serious domestic problems.” — Steven Pearlstein, business columnist for the Washington Post, today, Aug. 7, 2009.

Forget Bush, Not Reagan

Words of truth from Michael Reagan – May 7, 2009 (weekly column).

If some media reports are correct — a dangerous assumption nowadays when media skepticism has given way to unquestioned Obama worship — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the GOP needs to abandon nostalgia for the Reagan era.
I’m inclined to doubt the accuracy of that report since Jeb Bush was probably the best governor Florida ever had, and one who clung ferociously to the Republican principles exemplified by my father, Ronald Reagan.
Even if he did say something silly like that, my argument with him and Mitt Romney and the other participants in the so-called listening tour is not about my dad, but about the absurdity of a listening tour designed to tutor Republican bigwigs on what the public really wants from government,
My short answer to that question is that I want the government to get the hell out of our way and let us act like the free people our founding fathers wanted us to be, and not like subjects of an all-knowing, all-powerful federal government.
The listening tour is nothing but Republican gimmickry. The reality is that had they been listening over the past four years of the Bush presidency they would have seen the disaster of 2006 coming and they would have seen the catastrophe of 2008 coming.
Instead, they turned a deaf ear to the Republican conservatives not only on Capitol Hill, but to those out across America.
They lost in 2006 and 2008 because they stopped listening to the “nostalgia” for the conservative principles which guided my dad’s administrations.
They receded backwards to the principle of losing elections, a habit that gripped the GOP until Newt Gingrich came along and showed them how to win congressional elections by standing for something, and my dad showed them how to win gubernatorial and presidential elections by championing the principles that made us the wealthiest and most-powerful nation in world history.
The lesson they taught was that you don’t win elections by saying “me too,” and trying to substitute a Republican version of big-government, wild-spending quasi-socialist agenda for a Democrat big-government, wild-spending quasi-socialist agenda.
Democrats know how to be socialists, Republicans don’t. They can only try to imitate the real thing, so you end up as Benito Mussolini, half-socialist and half-capitalist, and not as Joe Stalin, socialist all the way to the death camps of Siberia.
 
If the GOP listeners want to know what the conservative majority among voters want and are thinking about, all they need to do is listen to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and — in all modesty — Mike Reagan.
Our voices are the voice of the majority of Republican voters and open-minded independents. We don’t have tens of millions of listeners every day because we have a message that contradicts the opinion of our audience — we have such a vast army of listeners because they recognize that we are echoing their own opinions and telling them they are right in thinking as they do.
They recognize gimmicky when they see it. Watching TV this morning, I saw a pornography star who is running for the United States Senate announcing that she is on — guess what — a “listening tour,” to learn if voters want her to make the run for Capitol Hill. It seems Republicans aren’t the only ones using gimmickry these days.
If Republicans had really been listening, they’d still be in control of the House and Senate and there would be a Republican in the White House.
They didn’t listen then, and they aren’t listening now. If they start listening, what they’ll hear is a demand that the Republican Party get back to the principles and beliefs embodied by Ronald Reagan, and get back to the principles of genuine conservatism which echo Thomas Jefferson’s sage advice that a people who fear government cannot be free, but a government that fears the people is a government where the people are the masters and the state is their servant.
Finally, it isn’t nostalgia for the Reagan era we need to forget, but the big government, wild-spending of Jeb Bush’s brother George’s administration.

©2009 Mike Reagan. Mike’s column is distributed exclusively by: Cagle Cartoons, Inc., newspaper syndicate. For info contact Cari Dawson Bartley. E-mail Cari@cagle.com, (800) 696-7561.

Every Time I Think I’ll Stop Blogging On Politics…

something like THIS  comes up!! 

BOSTON (AP) — More than one out of every five dollars of the $126 million Massachusetts is receiving in earmarks from a $410 billion federal spending package is going to help preserve the legacy of the Kennedys.

Passing The Pork

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The bill includes $5.8 million for the planning and design of a building to house a new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate. The funding may also help support an endowment for the institute.

The bill also includes $22 million to expand facilities at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and $5 million more for a new gateway to the Boston Harbor Islands on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a park system in downtown Boston named after Kennedy’s mother and built on land opened up by the Big Dig highway project.

What’s a girl to do?

I’m just saying…

Mad As “You Know What” And Not Willing To Take It Anymore!!

This is the idiocy being reported on Obama’s reversal of Bush’s stem-cell research policy:

From the Omaha World Herald….

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s announcement today that he is overturning his predecessor’s policies on embryonic stem cells also will include a broad declaration that science – not political ideology – would guide his administration.

Obama plans to reverse President George W. Bush’s limits on federally funded stem cell research and direct the National Institutes of Health to put in place safeguards so science is protected from political interference. The moves would fulfill a campaign promise.

“We’ve got eight years of science to make up for,” said Dr. Curt Civin, whose research allowed scientists to isolate stem cells and who now serves as the founding director of the University of Maryland Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. “Now, the silly restrictions are lifted.”

EIGHT YEARS OF SCIENCE! The restriction Bush put on stem-cell research DID NOT stop it. It DID NOT PROHIBIT it, OR make it illegal. HELLO!! UNINFORMED AMERICANS!!! What Bush did, was stop the research from being funded by the government – read YOU, THE TAXPAYER!!

Pull your heads out of the sand. Get off your couches and get on your phones – before our country is down the tube so far we cannot grab hold to pull it back out.

You can read the rest of the idiocy here.

I’m just saying…