Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cruz(in) the BS Highway Without a Cogent or Rational Thought to Offer...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth

Okay, I'll say it straight out. If this is considered intellectual thought or intellectual honesty by the republican party brass it is only a matter of time before the party is dead. Because this is pure intellectual dishonesty and political BS.


Via: Memeorandum


  1. The less influence and less seen of this man the better for the Republicans and especailly for the country.

    Whatever the problems with Obamacare, Cruz's answer to it, which contains the phrase "green eggs" is no better. Though I doubt the incredibly indolent Rep. John Conyers has the dedication to even read Ted Cruz's brief rhyme (and Conyers would probably vote "Green Eggs and Ham" into law if it were presented by a Democratic president as an important piece of legislation).

  2. Extreme times demand extreme cynicism ;-)

  3. Ted Cruz is dangerous.

    "Millions of Americans tune into 'Duck Dynasty' so I want to point out just a few words of wisdom from 'Duck Dynasty' ... Jay said Redneck rule No. 1 ... most things can be fixed with duct tape and extension cords. That’s actually very true."

    - Cruz quotes from the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty"

    Ted Cruz is dangerous

    "Sequestration sounds like an exotic wildlife disease. Nobody has any idea what the heck that is."

    - Cruz on sequestration cuts
    (Sequestration is what you do for Ebola.....I guess)

    Ted Cruz wants a job on Duck Dynasty......

    “The reason that so many Americans love 'Duck Dynasty' is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: A family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith.”

    - Cruz defends “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson

    I guess Ted is dangerous...and more than a little bit Quackers

  4. Cruz conceded that Murthy is a doctor, but he then called him a "crusader against second amendment rights."

    That crusade "against second amendment rights?" Dr. Murthy wanted pediatricians to be able to ask parents if they own guns and if those guns are safely stored so that the toddlers and children in the home cannot accidentally shoot and kill. That is Dr. Murthy's "crusade" against the 2nd Amendment.

    1. Shaw: This is related to a discussion I had with Captain Fogg. I am very opposed to restrictions on Second Amendment rights (as you might remember).... and I do not see Dr. Murthy's question as such a restriction.

      On top of that, the Constitution specifies the role of the Senate to engage in action in regards to Presidential appointments:

      "The President . . . shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law. . ."

      By blowing off the nomination hearings and vote for Dr Murthy, the Senate is refusing to step up to one of the actual specific duties demanded of it in the Constitution.

      There's no good reason, after all, that any nomination and vote over a Presidential appointee should take more than a day or two. Lengthy, or delayed proceedings have everything to do with grandstanding and playing politics and nothing to do with legislators doing their job.

  5. Off topic, perhaps suggestion for another post:

    Shows the current political establishment's hatred for privacy.

  6. CROWLEY: Do you think it would have helped … had there been a surgeon general in place to kind of calm what has become the fear of Ebola?

    CRUZ: Look – look, of course we should have a surgeon general in place. And we don’t have one because President Obama, instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti- gun activist.

    To hear the Texas Republican tell it, Dr. Vivek Murthy isn’t even a “health professional,” which is the exact opposite of reality.

    Outside of far-right politics, the facts are not in dispute.

    "Murthy is an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He’s also the founder of TrialNetworks, an Internet portal for clinical-trial operations that counts Merck and Biogen Idec as customers. Earlier, he helped start a rural community health program in Sringeri, India, and an HIV/AIDS youth education program in India and the United States. He went to Harvard for his undergraduate degree and Yale for medical and business degrees."

    In the bat-shyte crazy world of Ted Cruz, those are NOT credentials of a health professional.

    Cruz is a blight on American politics. People like him are not interested in solving problems; they care only about keeping us divided and scoring moronic political points that are patently false.

  7. Excerpt from above link from dmarks:

    Everyone is stoked that the latest versions of iOS and Android will (finally) encrypt all the information on your smartphone by default. Except, of course, the FBI: Today, its director spent an hour attacking the companies and the very idea of encryption, even suggesting that Congress should pass a law banning the practice of default encryption.

    It's of course no secret that James Comey and the FBI hate the prospect of "going dark," the idea that law enforcement simply doesn't have the technical capability to track criminals (and the average person) because of all those goddamn apps, encryption, wifi network switching, and different carriers.

    It's a problem that the FBI has been dealing with for too long (in Comey’s eyes, at least). Today, Comey went ballistic on Apple and Google's recent decision to make everything just a little more private.

    "Encryption isn’t just a technical feature; it’s a marketing pitch … it’s the equivalent of a closet that can’t be opened. A safe that can’t be cracked. And my question is, at what cost?" Comey said. "Both companies [Apple and Google] are run by good people, responding to what they perceive is a market demand. But the place they are leading us is one we shouldn’t go to without careful thought and debate."

    Yeppers, George Orwell's 1984 and Big Brother on the march.

    1. Google, MS and other 'keepers of the clouds' deny the FBI their fruitful data?
      "Both Google and Microsoft offer free ad-based email services to consumers – Gmail and (formerly Hotmail). Google’s Gmail pioneered the technique of targeting ads to users based on profiles of their interests. Google creates the profiles with the help of sophisticated software algorithms that sift through users’ past and present emails, record the things they search for on Google’s search engine, and track the web sites they visit (via the cookies placed on many sites by its DoubleClick ad-serving subsidiary)." Not sure why the
      guv & the e-industry are so fascinated by the zillions of bytes floating around..99.9999% of
      them dull, uninteresting and useless.

    2. BB Idaho, it is the possibilities and the principle. Personally, principal is the driving concern for me. Something about gate keepers and once the gates are thrown open...

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  9. Harry Reid could have brought this nomination to the floor for months now but hasn't because he knows for a fact that there are 10 - 12 Democrats who would flat-out do a Joaquin Phoenix from Galadiator and give it a huge thumbs down....Maybe the Democrats need to get there own house in order first.

    1. Correct, Will. Reid and his "political advantage over public interest" poltroons have as much to do with the dysfunction of the Senate as Cruz and his cretins do.

    2. Deflecting attention from the NRA and its destructive influence in American politics ounce again.

      Follow the money.

    3. I have no great love for the NRA. Just trying to point out that the blame needs to be spread to both parties.


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