Well, there. It seems increasingly evident that the current White House administration is, at best, completely incompetent in using power. Or — isn’t so subtle misusing it. This is the sort of thing that is birthed by Obama’s perpetual campaign mode…The Neverending Charm Offensive, if you will.
But, so far, the administration has been able to come out somewhat weakened but still on top. I don’t know about this one. And by “this one” I mean the combo of IRS and Benghazi. Benghazi is a long-leaking affair that simmers; the IRS scandal, however, has gone whacko the first couple of days. At the very least, you have to say things have gone south for the Obama administration this week. And for Obama himself. They clearly don’t have a handle on this.
The thing about the IRS, Mr. President, is that the IRS pisses everybody off, and you decide to let it oversee Obamacare…and then this breaks? Hey, Obama, “your” idol Lincoln (cough *Republican* cough) used to say — you can fool some o’ the people all o’ the time, all of them some o’ the time, but not all o’ them all o’ the time. Shame on you!
This noxious cloud you have created is the very antithesis of “transparency” in government, Mr. President, I am sorry to say. And fairness. We, the people, are not allowed to fuck with the IRS. They can seriously screw our lives over. I faithfully do not fuck with the IRS. And now, you’re telling me that I might be under closer scrutiny because I donated to the GOP presidential candidate?
That, my friend, is an “enemies list”.
Nobody likes an “enemies” list except total assholes. And frankly, I should be under less scrutiny, because, according to my political beliefs, you render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. I’ll give you my money. I will abide by the law. I don’t think I even have a speeding ticket, okay? Or parking ticket. I’m not kidding. In return, I ask that you not pry into affairs or opinions that are my own and that in no way harm anyone. Is that too much to ask? You know, the general, “I’ll be over here doing my own thing, not bothering you, if I am, just tap me on the shoulder and mention it politely” philosophy?
The one where I keep my nose clean, because, unlike you people, if I don’t — I can’t PLEAD STUPID?
My first dog, now 12 plus with diabetes, I got when I was 46. A woman who recsued dogs had about 5 in her home, in addition to the 3 that were her own.This dog, named Lucky (aka Lucksie aka Moony aka Big Girl aka Mutty aka Fadooba in adfinitum), is a part Germ. Shep and Black Lab, has big ears. We have had a love affair since she joined my home, we looked for a dog as we had moved to a home and with one child, wanted him to have companionship.It might have been a humane thing for us to do, but this dog has been up at night with me as we traversed my wife’s breast cancer 5 years ago, multiple hospitalizations of my parents, and my own health issues. So the rescue’ was more a rescue of me, rather than of Lucksie.She’s had diabetes for nearly 5 years now, getting 2 shots a day, and she was joined 7 years ago by Rory (aka little girl aka little mutty aka little moony she’s a fiesty American Eskimo) and I wish dogs lived as long as people usually do.As for cats, I LOVE them, but at age 25 or so I developed a dramatic allergy, whereas previously I house sat and took care of cats without any problem. When I met my wife she had 2 and she would only find new homes if 1) someone would take both and 2) we made a commitment and both situations developed ..so I commend you on being so involved with the animals that surround us, love us, support us, and allow us to do one of the most important human functions, to give love.My best,Barry