Monday, October 19, 2009

I May Need a Political Detox


Yes, I took a walk on the wild side and read some stories and comments over on the Daily Kos and Huffington Post. It happened quite innocently. I was over at Technorati, checking my authority (very confusing now, I'll say more about that later), when I looked at a box near the bottom of the Politics page, "Most Influential U.S. Politics Posts". I knew Technorati had a leftie-bent, so I was not surprised that almost all of the blogs listed in the box were leftist blogs.

But the post titles got my attention. "Why Joe Biden should resign" at the Huffington Post. Resign? I assumed they meant because he is either inept or can't control his mouth. No. They suggest he resign as protest because the war in Afghanistan keeps dragging on and should be stopped immediately. Biden should resign to show those generals who is boss. "And what principle could be more honorable than refusing to go along with a policy of unnecessarily risking American blood and treasure -- and America's national security? Now that would be a Whisky Tango Foxtrot moment for the McChrystal crowd-" Wow. These imbeciles really CAN'T see beyond the pacifist nose on their rose-colored-glasses-wearing faces.

The big story on the Daily Kos was "Harry Reid Abdicates His Leadership Role". The text of the story was what I expected. Frustration that Reid seems to be controlled by forces other than his constituents. Ha! You mean he's not listening to you liberal people either???? Double Ha! Hey, I've got a message for you. If you hire a whore, you need to be the richest guy in the room to get their attention. OK? Give Harry a LOT of money. THEN he will listen to you. Huh? You thought DemocRats were better than that? Think again, buddy.

The most horrifying story was again on the Huffington Post. It was a Jon Stewart clip about a gang rape at Halliburton. Turns out the 19-year-old girl signed some sort of contract that prevents her from filing a lawsuit about it. And Stewart Smalley's first piece of legislation is going to be a law to prevent these types of contracts. Some type of "Rape Escape Clause". The entire episode makes my head spin and I'm at a loss. I know I'm not getting the full story from Stewart, so what is the other side. It is hard not to come down on the side of a gang-rape victim, to be honest. Can somebody point me to a news story that explains this in a balanced manner? Until then we are stuck with Jon Stewart.
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Yeah. I need a detox. Badly. I think they got to me.

22 comments:

Red said...

Methinks the lady is in need of a break. Go take a stroll Opus! Go window shopping or something ;-)

I love being Right said...

When you figure out how to release the anxiety, please share the info with a fellow conservative mom!!

:-)

The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said...

"when you hire a whore you have to be the richest guy in the room to keep their attention"

LOVE IT.

cbullitt said...

If you're sane enough to ask if you're sane--you're sane.

Opus #6 said...

Red, window shopping leads to actual shopping. Hmm. Excellent idea!

Opus #6 said...

I Love Being Right,
Well, Red says to go window shopping and strolling. I'll get back to you on how that worked out. ;-)

Opus #6 said...

KOOK, ha ha! You have an eye for my most biting criticism. They want Reid, they GOT him. If they bothered to ask questions about the kind of guy he is, they would know that he is on the take.

Opus #6 said...

Cbull, thanks darlin. You and me both. ;-)

Teresa said...

These news stories were just a wee bit bizarre. I really liked this saying - Reid is a political whore. He's probably good at making bets too, especially being from Nevada.

I hope you can relax and recover from all this political mayhem. Maybe a good stiff drink would help you out?

The_Kid said...

Jon nailed them on this one.

Opus #6 said...

Teresa, sounds fun, but I'm a tee totaler most of the time, with so many kids to look after. I just blow off steam here on the blogosphere. You wrote a GREAT story today, btw. Love the email exchange.

Opus #6 said...

Kid, that's what I thought. It was hard to argue.

Amanda said...

Awww, don't run away so fast, try this one out too!

http://mediamatters.org/columns/200910190031

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

i am so dissapointed with you..

how you spoke about Jamie Leigh Jones is tragic..

there is no other story..

she is a victim..not a republican or a democrat..

Teresa said...

Shraddha,
I am sorry and honestly don't get how you could possibly think that OPie was playing the Republican vs. Democrat card, because she wasn't and isn't in this matter. I have been sexually assaulted twice in my life and Opie was merely saying she doesn't know all the facts in this case. I am not saying that she wasn't raped, but no person should jump to conclusions either way until the facts come out. Yes, we should support all women who have been raped etc. but knowing the facts is very important, also. PLus some women have been known to make false acuasations. Examples being in the Dukes lacrosse case and in the woman who is just trying to get money out of Ben Roethlisberger on the Steelers. OPie did not in any way, shape, or form say that the rape did not happen. So, please stop making this about Republican vs. Democrat. Alright, I've said my peace.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Am I missing a point here? Halliburton didn't rape anyone. The ass-wipes that did should be prosecuted. If a woman is raped in a federal court house, can she sue the judges? If she is raped behind the curtains of the Comedy Channel, can she sue John Stewart ?

It's the liberal way to protect us from ourselves.

Opus #6 said...

Odie, I agree. Rape should be a criminal matter. Unless Halliburton as a company is shown to be somehow culpable.

Opus #6 said...

Shraddha, sorry I did not respond earlier. Very busy today with the kids.

Could you be more specific? Exactly what part of what I said was disappointing to you? I enjoy your blogging acquaintance, and I really want to know.

One thing I would point out, though. How many other conservative blogs are even running this story? I know of no others.

Opus #6 said...

Hi AMANDA! Great to see you, hon!

Opus #6 said...

Kid, is that a pun? Wicked!

The_Kid said...

;-]

Opus #6 said...

Teresa, I meant to tell you that I love your comment. I was wiped out last night, and didn't respond, but I appreciate so much your thoughtful answer to shraddha. Well reasoned and spot on.