I'm sorry Nick, I'm finding it impossible to put on a smiley face for Friday. Not after there was an ad in the local paper today paid for by the Getworking.org coalition praising Mark Schauer for his yes vote on the cap and tax legislation.
He really thinks we are buying the "creation of jobs and reducing energy bills" he and that group are trying to sell. This is the same bunch who thanked him in the paper a couple of days ago.
Do they really think we are so naive that we can't see that for their contribution to Schauer's campaign he has made at least a partial payment by that vote? I'm not sure what the going rate is for a vote these days, but they must figure they have gotten their money's Worth by paying for a newspaper display ad 4 columns wide by 12inches and that's not cheap!
You guys are not fooling anyone. On Monday after the vote when Schauer so coyly kept saying he hadn't made up his mind, yeah, right-- On the WKHM morning call-in show there were about 30 calls from angry constituents to one who agreed with him.
He even sent a letter to a constituent who had urged a no vote which was a propaganda piece from beginning to end. She sent me a copy and was outraged!
The other thing that makes me sad rather than smiling is the news that the International Planned Parenthood Foundation pays its CEO $480,000 a year and their income is mostly derived from government grants. As upset as Obama is about the exorbitant salaries of some of the TARP recipients wouldn't it be more consistent if he put these "non-profit" money grabbers in the same category?
On top of that the Planned Parenthood gang in the U.S. is so anxious to steer 14 year olds to abortionists that they found ways around the fact that they broke the law by not reporting cases of statutory rape because the minor told the "counselor" that her boy friend was 31. There are no words to describe what we should be feeling at hearing this news.
This is certainly an example of using the blog as therapy--now that I have gotten this off my chest, perhaps I'll be able to sleep tonight.