Archive for August, 2011

If You’re Not Busy Tomorrow ….

August 31, 2011 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

… this might be fun.

Judge Sam Sparks is going to have a little party with some lawyers.

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.  Okay, maybe not if you’re Mr. Woods or Mr. Barton.

Thanks to Ken for the heads up.

Rick and Hillary Sitting in a Tree, K I S S I — No, Wait — ARGREEING

August 31, 2011 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

It seems that Rick Perry, as Texas Agriculture Commissioner in 1993, wrote a letter to Hillary Clinton saying, “I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable.”

The letter goes on to ask Hillary to  consider the unique needs of “farmers, ranchers, and agriculture workers, and other members of rural communities.”

Rick now says he was just trying to remind Hillary that rural people should be taken into account because Hillary, you know, wouldn’t know a damn thing about rural people, coming from that industrialized and rich Arkansas place.

So, Rick obviously thought the nation’s health care needed reforming.  Anybody see his plan for that?  i know it’s gotta be around here someplace.  I just can’t find it.

Thanks to David for the heads-up.

And I’m Hacked-Off at Ron Paul, Too

August 31, 2011 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Like the lamestream media, I mostly ignore Ron Paul.  His congressional district starts just down the road from me and I’ve successfully ignored him and his embarrassing adoration of Ayn Rand for many years.  I kept hoping he’d outgrow it and catch up with the emotionally mature people who got over Ayn Rand at the age on 17 or so.

He didn’t.

And now he’s hacked me off.  He wants to get rid of FEMA.

And he used the 1900 Galveston hurricane as an example of how Galveston “survived just fine” without FEMA.

Galveston after the 1900 storm

Okay, Ron Paul crossed the line.  My Grandpa lived through the 1900 Galveston storm.  He was 10 years old.  His parents, who also survived, left the island for New Orleans after searching for months for the bodies of their parents, who they never found.   Until the day he died, my Grandpa would not discuss the storm except for saying that it was something he spent a lifetime trying to forget.

My friend Hal gave Ron Paul a lesson in survival that I cannot improve upon.

The only reason my Grandpa survived was because the United States Army came with shelter and medical supplies.  You know, like FEMA does now.

FEMA did not work under George Bush because of cronyism.  Remember that when Rick Perry asks for your vote.

I disagree with Hal about letting Ron Paul do your pregnancy test.  Any grown up who still adores Ayn Rand lacks the compassion gene.  I want my doctor to have that.

Republican Crickets

August 31, 2011 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Kellybee sent me an email this morning noticing how quiet the Republicans have become since President Obama took out bin Laden and this dude —-

Has anyone noticed the Republicans’ non-response to the news that the Obama administration has just knocked off the most pivotal player in al Qaeda?

Perhaps you didn’t hear about this. On Saturday, counter-terrorism officials announced that a drone attack had wasted the group’s number two, the chief of international operations. Experts are saying that, on the significance scale, this new hit arguably ranks with the hit on Osama bin Laden ….

The President’s plan of taking out the terrorist leaders is so superior than anything Bush / Cheney ever did, that the Republican response has been …. hummm, I hear crickets.

So much for President Obama being an al Qaeda sympathizer or Democrats being weak on national security.

Crickets.  That’s all we hear from the GOP. Well, at least that beats the whine we generally hear.

Thanks to Kellybee for the heads-up.

Hey, Eric Cantor, Lookie Over Here. I’m Talking to You, You Twit.

August 31, 2011 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Juanita Jean Herownself is a tad hacked-off at Eric Cantor.  Well, that’s probably an understatement.  Actually, she’s so mad that if she didn’t sweat, she’d catch on fire.

With all Eric Cantor’s talk about not allowing the United States of Damn America to respond to citizens in disaster unless we first cut food to the poor or health care for little baby children, Juanita is fit to be tied.

“I just want Cantor to know that I heard rumors this morning that a hurricane might be scheming to direct itself right at my house over Labor Day weekend.   I have other plans Labor Day weekend that do not include being hunkered down in the bathtub with Jim Cantore in my front yard hollering, ‘Holy Crap!  There’s a damn cow flying by,'” she says.

Needs a good switching

“We’ve had a killer drought here with three year old catfish who haven’t learned to swim yet, and the temperature only drops below 110 degrees when you finally give up and climb into the refrigerator to sleep.  We haven’t been allowed to barbeque with an open fire in three months so we’re all in a foul mood to start with.  If a hurricane hits here we’ve got 100 year old oak and pecan trees that are so brittle they’ll snap like Legos and with the ground like concrete, there’s no place for the water to go, except, of course, my bathtub, where I’m hiding.”

She continues, “Now I’m not saying this is Eric Cantor’s fault.  I know it probably is, but I’m not saying that.  What I am saying is that if we have a disaster here, Eric Cantor better not be talking about not feeding little poor children so he can send somebody in a uniform to haul my bruised butt out from under Jim Cantore, my bathtub and a couple of trees.”

“I am a mean woman,” she reminds us. “I can walk to Virginia with Jim Cantore and an oak tree branch and switch Eric Cantor’s hiney until that little prissy sucker is begging to rebuild my house hisownself if need be.  And I’ll do it, too, because hypocrisy ought to be painful.”

Lookie here,” she says.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s insistence that federal disaster aid be offset elsewhere in the budget runs directly counter to his position in the past when the money went to help his Virginia district.

In the summer of 2004, after Tropical Storm Gaston slammed into Richmond, Cantor was on the front lines of efforts to secure millions of dollars in federal assistance to clean the wreckage and repair damaged infrastructure. Although the funding was not offset, Cantor cheered its arrival.

“Now, would somebody please explain to me why 2004 Virginia butt is more important than 2011 Texas butt?  Huh, would you?”

Eric Cantor’s spokesman tried —-

Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring said Tuesday that the nation’s’ fiscal environment was different in 2004, when the federal debt was just under $7.4 trillion – roughly half the figure today.

But budget hawks – as well as many Democrats – have charged Republicans with hypocrisy for focusing on deficit reduction now after years of deficit spending themselves. Democrats note that GOP leaders chose not to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or Medicare’s prescription drug benefit – all Bush-era programs that helped turn a projected budget surplus at the end of the Clinton administration into trillions of dollars of debt.

“And that’s why Eric Cantor needs me to go cut a switch right now and start walking to Virginia,” she stomps.

We’re A Little Happy in Texas Today

August 31, 2011 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

When Judge Sam Sparks slammed his boot down on top of all the Texas Lege’s work to keep women down, we started to hope that Voter ID will be overturned as well it should be, and the Justice Department will say that congressional district drawn to look like a pig riding on a monkey while wearing a fedora are not at all funny and/or legal.

This would mean that the entire Texas Legislative session accomplished diddle squat.  They took over the Lege and everything they did was unconstitutional, so they can just go shove that Founding Fathers crapola  up their big fat smelly noses.

I was in Galveston last weekend to attend a reception honoring Democratic members of the State Lege who didn’t back up or back down.  My own personal State Rep, Ron Reynolds, was honored.  Thanks to Marcey Casey’s creative and wonderful video skills, here’s some of what Ron Reynolds said.

We’re Ready, Ron!