To Nancy Pelosi
I’ve seen you’re saying she didn’t know about the CIA’s techniques. Here’s my thing about this. When 911 happened, when our country was embattled, burning, scared to death, we were less concerned about HOW we got information than that we GOT IT NOW. The CIA did what it had to do. Now, do I think waterboarding works? No, but to stand up and say that the Bush administration misled you on what was happening behind those closed doors is a lie. You knew. The CIA had no reason to hide it. No one protested it. The only person who ever had a reason to claim ANY criticism of the Bush administration is Rep Barbara Lee of California who is the ONLY Democrat who opposed military action. (I don’t agree with her, but at least she wasn’t taking a poll for her convictions.) Now, I see that your party has grown angry with the war (can we still call it a war? Well, our guys are still dying so I’m going to call it like I see it) but you don’t get to point fingers. You can protest. You can say we may have gone too far. You can implement restrictions on the CIA to stop it. You CANNOT whitewash what happened. I remember. Doesn’t anyone remember how the drums were beating? How angry, frightened Americans were demanding a response, claiming that President Bush WAS TOO SLOW in his response? Remember THAT? Does everyone forget how we stood side by side to face the rest of the world and say “We will NOT stand by and let this happen”? No. I remember telling my father (Deceased 2002) that the American people would forget quickly, that the ones we call heroes, the ones we push to act, will all be shuffled aside for the expediency of politics. I am not surprised you’re one of them, Ms. Pelosi. I am surprised you won’t accept your role. You want to move on? Then stop trying to point fingers at the past and start rolling up your sleeves for the future.
To The State Of California
Unbelievable. You want me to vote more taxes to pay for teachers THAT MY TAXES SHOULD ALREADY BE PAYING FOR. For example, you want me to pay for a “Rainy Day Fund”. Then, I have to vote for a proposition to make sure the schools I’m paying for already won’t CUT MORE TEACHERS! AND, (as I understand it) you want to change the lottery that I only voted for way back when because you promised the money would go to schools so that you can PLUNDER IT FOR YOUR CRAZY ASS SPENDING! I had a little talk with my kid’s teacher. Apparently, I vote for this shit and I MAY save teacher’s jobs in the future. Not hers. She’s gone. Can you FUCKING believe that? Listen to me. The rest of us have to pay our bills. We have to cut stuff we don’t need. I pay my mortgage so I don’t get kicked out. I pay PG&E so my house doesn’t go dark. Everything else, pizza, cell phones, Starbucks coffee, going out to eat, all that gets cut when I can’t pay the basics. I don’t know if I can vote you more money. Maybe if I saw you Sacramento assholes taking a brown bag lunch to your sessions, staying in a Motel 6 and wearing shoes from Walmart I might consider it.
To California Voters
Tomorrow, we have to vote. It sucks, but we do. We can’t stand by and do nothing anymore. Regardless of whether we are voting for or against these propositions, they’re going to be spending OUR money. We have to tell them how. Because they won’t listen if we don’t speak up.
FANTASTIC Allstar race Saturday night. And Congratulations to Tony Stewart who ran a smart, exciting race. I have to say it’s always worth it to see you guys duke it out. Nice job.
To The Dirt Faced Okie Kids and The Redneck
Headphones on means “Leave me alone. I’m writing.” I swear I’m going to wear a post it note on my forehead. Grrrrrr.
To The Telemarketers who have called FIFTEEN TIMES last weekend
No, my Brother-in-law isn’t here. No, I’m not his spouse. No, I don’t have a car warranty. No, I don’t want to sign up for your mortgage reduction scam. No, I’m not waiting on the phone for your important message. Yes, I really do want you all to fuck off.