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OK, normally I do not get up onto my soapbox around here. I love ya all, even the "Godless Liberals." ;-)

I'm not really a Republican, a NeoCon, or any of the other handy-dandy labels. (I'm much, much worse - from the perspective of those currently in vogue. I think the Federal Gov't pretty much exists to administer the Military, Insterstate Highways, International Diplomacy, and that's about it).

But one thing has really bothered me the past few days. From the moment the Times Square car bomb turned up, accusations flew. The media focused mostly on "Islamic radicals." A bit of a leap, but not that unreasonable, all things considered. Though, you have to admit, not entirely off-case: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100504/ap_on_re_us/us_times_square_car_bomb)

What bothers me? The number of people, whilst rightly mentioned that this was a rush to judgment, who turned right around and pointed fingers at Conservatives in general and the Tea Party specifically. To include Michael Bloomberg.

WTF, people? This is either a knee-jerk attempt to tar everybody who disagrees with the Liberal line with the same brush, or buying the media line hook, line, and sinker. This is a group that has no history of violence. Most of the "incidents" reported by Democratic lawmakers after the passage of the healthcare bill were either made up, exaggerations, or lone loonies. The Tea Party "rhetoric" (and that's what it is, I'll freely admint) doesn't advocate violence. It advocates getting involved with the political system again.

Look at the history of the country. It was not intended to run the way it's running. It wasn't designed for a two-party system, it was designed for a NO party system. All of the regulations about majorities and minorities and committee chairs is nothing but tradition. And the Federal Government has way overgrown the intent of its founders. It isn't supposed to be squeezing the life out of the States, it's supposed to more or less exist at their sufferance. YES, there is such a thing as State's Rights. And they don't involved unfunded mandates. Think back - when did the vernacular move from These United States to The United States. That'll tell you about when things really started to go wrong.

So stop it. Just because the Tea Party folks are displeased with the Obamessiah doesn't make them flag-drapped, fertilzer-soaked, exploding evil radicals. No, I don't go to the rallies. (I think they tend to get too distracted from Government reform by "wedge issues" and the myth of "social justice"). And, yes, it's true that there's no cause so right you can't find a fool following it. I'm sure there are some nut jobs at the rallies. But not near so many as MSNBC would like you to think. But they hardly deserve to be vilified because others are feeling insecure about all their "entitlements."
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If our Governor were any dumber, we'd have to put her in a sunny window and water her twice a week. *sigh* IN addition to adding to national economic woes within the state by single-mindedly attempting to ruin what of the state's business enviroment wasn't dead already... now this:

Michigan Meatout Day

Yes, Michigan has a collective weight problem (witness the number of Greatest Loser contestant who cal the state home).

Yes, fruits and veggies are good for you, most of the time.

But I'm pretty sure that (especially given the hard times we're in) eating meat isn't the reason. More likely, low exercise and the fact that foods with lots of empty calories tend to be a lot cheaper than healthier options contribute more.

And by all means, take a state reeling from loss of manufacturing jobs and try to club it's agricultural industry to death like a baby harp seal.

What truly astounds me was that she was surprised by the reaction. Only an arrogant, ivory tower, dingy liberal dip-weed so ensconced in Detroit politics that she doesn't realize the rest of the state even exists could even pretend that this was not a completely predictable result.

Can we tar and feather her? Please? At least sock glue and sequins?

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Ah, Congressional Motors, here we come/

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The next time somebody whinges on about the blessings of socialized medicine, consider the unavoidable, irrefutable other side of the coin:

""It's impossible for me to comment specifically about her case, but what I could say is ... driving to Mont Tremblant from the city (Montreal) is a 2 1/2-hour trip, and the closest trauma center is in the city. Our system isn't set up for traumas and doesn't match what's available in other Canadian cities, let alone in the States," said Tarek Razek, director of trauma services for the McGill University Health Centre, which represents six of Montreal's hospitals."

And the implied statement there is that even the Canadians know that they can't compete with the quality of health care available in the states. Are you really willing to tradde quality for "equality"? (Which still won't exist, even if it's the stated goal.

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