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Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Gloom and doom Vs Bat S** Crazy

Where does one begin to start with all the fireworks that entertained the political junkie in us all late last night?

While the President laid low in his State of The Union Speech, we can't say the same for the double dose of rebuttal viewers received from the republican party last night.

For the first time in American history we had two whimsical, capricious rebuttals from the two headed asp known as the republican party. While only one voice was backed and supported by the "official" republican party, another chose to invoke their nonsense into the fray. The plethora, or multitude of personalities that exist in the republican camp are never ending. One could associate republicans to the Sally Field character Sybil (Sally Field starred in the title role of the movie Sybil which dramatizes the life of a shy young graduate student, Sybil Dorsett (in real life, Shirley Ardell Mason), whom was suffering from dissociative identity disorder and claimed a development of at least 12 different personalities.

The "official" republican rebuttal was given by Rep (R-WI) Paul "Gloom and Doom" Ryan. Ryan chose to paint a black and bleak picture of America that would have made republican nut case Glenn Beck proud. You could assume that Ryan graduated from Beck University with his "gloom and doom' report on the countries deficit. (To see the real facts that dispute Ryan's "end of days theory" read Huffington Post story here:


Ryan's philosophy for healthcare is very convoluted and calls for the elderly to get "coupons" when shopping for healthcare, and anyone whom is under 55 is not going to receive their entitlement to Social Security. How's that make you feel readers? Does this give you a warm and fuzzy feeling about your countries future under a republican regime?

While the congressman's dark opinionated diatribe was entertaining, once one completes the lengthy fact checks, we find that his verbiage while eloquent, is just more of the same; i.e. scare tactics and fear mongering.

As if this wasn't enough, the discombobulated party exposed America to more lunacy.

Michele Bachmann, self imposed "tea bag leader of the republican caucus" felt she was entitled a rebuttal. Representative Michele Bachmann didn’t bring a “prom date” to the State of the Union address, she didn’t wear the ribbon corsage and she crashed the after party known as the official Republican response. When Ms. Bachmann addressed the nation with her own, more alarmist assessment of its state, she seemed almost like the telekinetic high school heroine of “Carrie.” The last time we saw eyes like hers, they were on a guy that had carved a swastika between them (Charles Manson). Clearly someone needs to retrofit the congresswoman with a straight jacket for the potential trip to the funny farm.

Ms. Bachmann defied Democratic and Republican leaders who had scripted a night of unity, courtesy and common purpose. Instead, Ms. Bachmann gave viewers a blast of Tea Partisan fury that served as a rebuke to both President Obama and to the milder, more conciliatory official Republican response which was delivered by Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

It wasn’t just what she said, though she used words like “explosion” and “exploded” and “Obamacare” a lot. It was the way Ms. Bachmann spoke, smiling and gesturing with an intensity that almost cracked the screen. Bachmann, poised in her normal zombie, hypnotic like state, infused her ignorance once again into mainstream media with comments like:

“Instead of a leaner, smarter government, we bought a bureaucracy that now tells us which light bulbs to buy and which may put 16,500 I.R.S. agents in charge of policing President Obama’s health care bill.”

Remember readers, this is the same congresswoman whom stated that the Presidents Asian trip would cost America $200 million a day to support.

Last night in a solidarity statement, all congressmen and women dawned a black and white ribbon, (support for Congresswoman Giffords) that is all except Rep Bachmann.

Bachmann's defiance is standard protocol for the tea bags. The republican party needs to reign in their parties most extreme and become as one. Last we where aware the country had three political parties, that being Democrat, Independent, and republican, not sure where extreme radical tea comes in.



Apparently Bachmann's elusions of grandeur doesn't stop with rebuttals to presidential State of the Union addresses. Yesterday Bachmann didn't disappoint the fodder gatherers as she has laid claim that 'slavery ended with the founding fathers".

Its never been more evident to our country that Bachmann apparently missed six grade history class. You would presume that with all of their citations of the Constitution and remembrance of the founding fathers, Tea Party candidates would understand history at least a little bit. But that's apparently not the case with Rep. Michele Bachmann.

The problem for Bachmann is that John Quincy Adams died in 1848, 15 years before slavery was abolished with the Emancipation Proclamation. Also, most of the founding fathers did own slaves, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. In fact, one of the signers, James Monroe, executed 30 of his slaves after they tried to revolt for their freedom. George Washington also had teeth implanted into his mouth that were taken out of the mouths of his slaves.

For reference George Washington died in 1799 which is 62 years prior to the civil war. Would Bachmann and fellow tea bags be suggesting that 600 thousands soldiers died for nothing?

Slavery and its ending revolves around the thirteenth amendment, and it goes like this:

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, passed by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward, in a proclamation, declared it to have been adopted. It was the first of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Recently Bachmann also contended and compared the US Census to WWII internment camps.

Prior to one becoming a congress man or woman, some prerequisites should exist:

Knowledge of the constitution
Knowledge of your countries history
An IQ test score above 20
Clearance from a reputable Dr. that your not a certifiable lunatic

The insurmountable amount of emails bombarding NFTOS with regards to Bachmann is at best viral. There is know doubt that the republican party is in complete and utter ataxia.


Whether you follow the "gloom and doom" theory of the republican party, or the "bat sh*t crazy" ideology of their extreme brother, there is know doubt in most Americans mind that the republican party has lost touch with the mother ship.