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Government doesn’t suck?

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Some  federal employees are planning a “Government Doesn’t Suck march in conjunction with comedian Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.”

If this is what this  “group of younger,  web-savvy feds” finds not merely appropriate but cool,  I’d say they’re too clueless to realize they’ll merely cement the public’s view of federal employees as under-worked and overpaid.

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October 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm

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Revolt of the bourgeois…

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You simply must read Rich Lowry’s  sparkling piece on the polite,  tidy people who attended Beck’s rally,  and the equally determined Tea Party members who could not be there.

The National Mall was a  garbage-filled mess  after His Oneness was inaugurated.   Contrast that with the  spotless remains of the Restoring Honor rally.   Or go  back to the 2009 Tea Party 9/12 rally.

Responsible people pick up after themselves and others.   The rest of you wait for the government to do it for you.   Guess which group I’d rather be in?   Yeah,  the one composed of rational adults.

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September 4, 2010 at 10:41 am

Restoring America…

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I didn’t attend Glenn Beck’s rally on Saturday,  but I know some of the people who did.   Whatever you think of Beck,  you have to applaud the funds which will go to the Special Operations  Warrior Foundation.   A conservative blogger who warned about unsafe areas of D.C.  created a firestorm.    Having lived in D.C. for a couple of years myself,   I think it was a public service.    No matter whose head count/guesstimate/estimate you use,  media bias clearly exists.   Plenty of it was  on display before the event.

Al Sharpton’s march,  titled as a  counter-rally,  didn’t have the numbers,  and most shots show a sour man bellowing at the crowd of  activists and union goons,   not the  smiling faces at the Beck event hearing messages of faith,  hope,  and charity.

PowerLine was  in attendance at the Mall.  Don’t bother reading Frank Rich’s piece;   just read Timothy Carney’s  critique of it.   Then read what  one black attendee  at the Mall had to say, which is the exact opposite of the hysterical reaction of liberals  such as Mary Mitchell  and Bob Herbert.   Let’s hope none of  them read this in the Christian science Monitor.

His Oneness,  of course,  paid  no attention to the rally,  being so far above the fray.   Hear from  some who  attended.   I think Beck  just proved that  nobody owns August 26th.

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August 30, 2010 at 8:10 am

Obama rallies the dupes…

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I’m just watching Obama’s pep rally on Capitol Hill from tape,   since I’ve been out dealing with a fence which lost an argument with some very large limbs from an old hickory tree.   The fence is pretty much dead, and I’m pretty much tired,  but I’ll have some great firewood for next winter.

His Oneness uttered lies at the rate of one about every 25 seconds.  Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor showed a handy chart of the BILLIONS of dollars in double-counting and in not-counting-at-all,   such as the doc fix,  which will put the health reform bill $59 billion in the red,  and the $10 billion to allow the IRS to hire 16,500 new goons  to harass us.

His Oneness is still pretending this health reform bill will reduce the deficit,  and now he says it’s an improvement over the status quo.  The only ones who have said we should maintain it are a small percentage of the American people.    If it weren’t for straw men,  he’d be hard pressed to say anything.   He hasn’t gotten around to blaming Bush yet,  but,  hey,  he’s still talking.

Now he’s complaining about all the phone calls  “tying up the system.”   That translates as  “all you racist Tea Partiers and ignorant constituents,  hang up and shut up!”

Hold your breath,  Mr.  President.

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March 21, 2010 at 12:12 am

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