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The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

Posted on: November 5, 2008 8:31 am
 

My mean old Auntie Fillie Buster has died.  She was a crusty old lady who could stop a discussion cold with a steely stare.  She could impose her will on the family without so much as a peep of descent.  This wouldn't have been so bad if we ALL agreed with her but she tended to be a pretty far left thinker and took no pleasure in listening to other's points of view.

For those who cannot see through my prose.  I am speaking of the one great victory for America last night.  The Democrats were unable to secure the fillibuster proof majority they sought in the Senate.  This is huge otherwise there would have been no checks and balances on this Congress or Administration what so ever.  And given their somewhat radical tendencies to the left I believe this was an imperative.

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A final thought that really pissed me off as an American.  I wonder if I was the only one who picked up on it.  When it became apparent that Obama would win, the talking heads of the networks began to wonder out loud what kind of president he would be.  They began to make statements like:  Well, we don't really know where he stands on this issue or that issue and on and on. 

Wasn't that your job Media folks?  To find out by asking questions? 

The media is Dead along with Auntie Fillie Buster.

The fourth estate, guaranteed by the first amendment protecting free speech, failed to do its job through the primary season and throughout the election season. 

Most media outlets are bleeding cash, print media stock prices are one-fifth of their price a couple of years ago.  A correlation there?  I think so.

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Peace.

 

Comments

Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2008 3:19 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

I was not defending Nixon.  Nixon did some good as President, as most do.  And he rightfully resigned because of Watergate.  My comments were not meant to be partisian (although I freely admit I am), but factual.  I also call for the impeachment of Bush, even if he only has 2+ months left.  As a conservative I can take solace in the fact that in 2000, I voted against Bush in both the primary and general election.  In 2004, I did not have the luxury of a republican primary, nor a third party candidate whom I could cast a vote for.  Believe me, I would have taken advantage of the opportunity if it was there.  But alas, I think the two of us have completely taken over Smorgie's blog.



Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2008 2:51 pm
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Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2008 2:08 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

I didn't gloss over anything.  Nixon resigned before he was impeached.  Johnson was not elected.  He assumed the presidency when Lincoln was assassinated.

You are absolutely correct about Johnson..I mis-read your post..

But Nixon was given the choice of resigning knowing what the outcome of the Senate vote was going to be...come on...




Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2008 1:43 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

Clinton was the only elected president to be impeached, and Bush should have been the second

Lets just gloss over the Nixon Administration on the technicalities of quitting before the Senate vote.....and you may want to revist the history books on Andrew Johnson...


I didn't gloss over anything.  Nixon resigned before he was impeached.  Johnson was not elected.  He assumed the presidency when Lincoln was assassinated.




Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2008 12:51 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

I have a joke thread if you are interested in these times of serious debates...I still love your stuff Smorgie!




Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2008 12:45 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

Actually the emotion was nauseating.  Watching people's reactions and breakdowns was rather troubling.  It was interesting to see Jesse Jackson crying though, I thought he wanted to cut something off of Obama.  What a fraud. 

Although not a bad thing that the nation can finally say not just a minority, but a person born with practically no prospects, can rise through self achievement to the highest position this nation has to offer, it still doesn't change much.  There are really only two paths of political thought, one left of center and one right of center.  That is why there are only two major parties and why there will continue to be political battles.  Almost every time in our history that a two term president left office, the balance of power shifted.  This election is less about a change in American's and their beliefs than about a natural course of American politics.  The left has the power right now, nearly total power.  Their policies are going to be put to the test, history will decide.  In the mean time, those of us not left of center, will do all we can to to fight for what we believe is the best course of action for our country.

As a side note, Obama is not the first unlikely candidate to rise from poverty to capture the White House.  One only needs to study Lincoln.  Obama may just yet surprise me, but I am not holding my breath.




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2008 12:19 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

Also, whether you are a Republican, Democrat, White, Black or any other race or creed, you had to be at least slightly moved by the sheer emotion in Grant Park last night.  In all my years of watching coverage of elections and the aftermath, I have never witnessed such joy and emotion like I saw last night. 

No matter who you supported in this election, to see that type of emotion was moving.




Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2008 12:17 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

Historical correction for you, Lincoln achieved no victory.  He was assassinated before the Confederacy capitulated.

I am aware...but it all is in the same time frame ..you understand my point..



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2008 12:16 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

Regardless what your personal feelings are about the outcome of yesterdays Presidential election, I think that everyone should have listened and taken to heart what John McCain said in his concession speech.

And I am paraphrasing...........My admiration for Senator Obama grew after seeing the way he was able to get millions of people who had never voted before out to express their rights and vote for the candidate they wanted.  America spoke tonight and they spoke clearly.

This victory by Obama was a landslide.  It also was a true testament to how far, we, as a nation have come.  A black man with a Muslim name was elected president of the United States of America.  I never would have dreamed this would be possible even 5 years ago and today it is a reality.

McCain also stated that we needed to rally around the new Administration and put America first. 

I sincerely hope that President elect Obama can have the same uniting effect on a country that he had on his supporters during the election.  I echo Mr. McCain's sentiment that what he was able to accomplish in this election was remarkable.




Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2008 12:14 pm
 

The Death of Aunt Fillamina Buster

I want a representative who who fight for the Constitution of the United States, that is my bible, and it is worth fighting for.

Kinda sounds like Kiefer Sutherland in a FEW GOOD MEN...

: I have two books at my bedside, Lieutenant, the Marine Corps Code of Conduct and the King James Bible. The only proper authorities I am aware of are my commanding officer Colonel Nathan R. Jessup and the Lord our God.

 



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