AZ Politics

I always encourage people to look at all the candidates before making a decision. In that vein, for Arizonans interested in a gubernatorial candidate John Paul Mitchell he is holding a virtual town hall meeting July 30, 2009 at his website, John Paul Mitchell for Arizona Governor, where information on his political positions on assorted issues can also be found.

I’ll try to gather the assorted candidates websites and campaign sites for a future post on Arizona politicians for the 2010 elections so there can be a fair assessment of all involved.

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Quick Pol Picks

The Battle For Concord–Mall Just another sad example of the continuing decline of the United States and citizens more concerned with imposing their world view on others rather than accepting the diversities of opinions that exist in this nation. While I support businesses such as malls right to chose who and who can not have stores on their premises I do not like obviously politically motivated decision making. I simply do not understand why so many people think the right to free expression only applies to them and that everyone else that disagrees with them needs to be silenced by coercion of other methods of force.

Obamacare continues to be discussed in the House. I aboutdied laughing at the Representatives preening over the fact that they(allegedly)  trimmed $100 billion off the pricetag. It’s still a trillion plus change. Idiots! This is why we need to throw the lot of them out, even putting aside the whole public option no choice senicide BS included in the plan. I am pleased that people are now picking up of that deadly little bit hidden away…senicide. A vile, obscenity if there ever was one to be added to Obamacare. Keep up the pressure on Congress, my friends. Kill this bill before it kills you.

Arizona 2010 Elections

It’s way early but I’m already taking a look at the potential candidates running for assorted offices in Arizona, trying to determine which I may support.

Governor

Jan Brewer (R) Incumbent Hell no! The crazy bitch has held this state hostage, blocked the Dems from proposing ideas along with the equally batshit crazy State Gouse Republicans over a referendum to raise taxes one percent, all the while refusing to show up to negotiations. She arrogant, obnoxious, and is completely clueless.

Barry Goldwater, Jr (L) Not sure. Someone out there keeps pushing but there’s nothing on the website I can find to difinitively state he’s planning  a run for Governor.

Terry Goddard (D) Current AZ AG, former Phoenix Mayor. Not sure. He seems okay as far as supporting AZ law enforcement in crime and enforcing immigration laws. Need more information on whether he’d sell out the DNC or remain true to Arizona.

Phil Gordon (D) Current Phoenix Mayor. Hell no. Not a santuary supporter like this ass. He’d have Arizona crawling with illegals in a heartbeat and calling anyone racist whose against his pro-illegal immigrant activities.

John Paul Mitchell (I) No information at this time other than he intends to run.

U.S. Senate

John McCain (R) Incumbent. Supporting. I don’t always agree with him, but I trust him more than most politicians, which is saying a lot for me. I suspect McCain will handily be reelected regardless of his opposition at this point but you never know.

Jim Deakon Jr (R) Seems pretty straight forward conservative Republican, the un-electable kind (e.g. promotes the Christian right wing view, drilling in ANWR, etc.). I agree with some of his conservative economic ideas but he has a twisted view that government run health care will eliminate the need for unions. Makes a little bit of a wingnut in my mind. Too conservative for most Arizonans to be elected I suspect.

Chris Simcox (R) Claims to be a Constitonal conservative and is the creator of the Minutemen. Problem is he seems to be stuck in the past as he’s trying to get elected in 2010 but using the 2008 Republican Platform, which is out of date and out of touch with Arizonans fed up with Party politics destroying this country. Worse, in my view, is it shows Simcox wants to be a minion of the RNC rather than represent the will of the people of Arizona who are, whether Simcox likes it or not, politically moderate to center-right.

Rudy Garcia (D) Don’t know much about him, but I don’t like him playing the racial politics game lying about “McCain turning on Hispanics”. Unfortunately Mr Garcia has many words on his website about policies but few solutions on a number of issues. Most of his solutions are the same tripe that the major parties have been trotting out for decades but never actually implementing. At this point I have to declare him an empty suit.

Stuart Starky (D) Seems ok. Supports a lot of things I agree with: immigration reform (despite him allowing his politics to color his views of Sheriff Arpaio), gun rights, universal health care through combined state and private plans (read: no Washington DC interference in state citizens lives), modernizing energy, equal rights for all (including gays), and so on. Starky might make things interesting for McCain if his campaign gets some traction.

Joseph Huff (D) No info. A cipher in the political equation at this point.

I’ll cover Congressional District 4 another time but it’s safe to say that I feel it is time for Ed Pastor to go. He’s sold out to just about everyone so he can be the good little foot soldier for the DP, supports pork barrel waste, the failed Stimulus, and obviously never read the Health Care proposal that could put the elderly in his district in danger and yet when the average joe constituent seeks guidance or recommendations Pastor and his staff refuse to do so.

Defend Your Health Care

Defend Your Health Care

Get the other side of the health care debate not being covered by the MSM. Or read it and question your Representatives and Senators on why they are exempting themselves from partaking in the so called reform that Obama and Co wish to force upon Americans. Everyone in government to should be forced to obey the same laws as the citizenry. No separate favorable laws for the ruling elite and their minions with a seperate egregious set of laws for the masses. Such division is what prompted the launch of the Revolutionary War and every bloody  revolution in the history of mankind.

And why is it Rahm Emanuel’s brother has such a prominent position at NIH and encouraging unethical and immoral behavior from doctors in order to deny health care to the sick and elderly in order to save money? Convenient that the White House’s resident thug has someone in a position to initiate changes on who gets treatment and who doesn’t if the so called reform gets passed.

Musings

I didn’t watch Obama’s media event last night as I was enjoying BBC America’s Torchwood instead. (Love the shows, hate the channel’s political bias.)

I gather Obama’s press conference last night was a rather long winded affair in which he aside from his usual lies and sophistry he employs for his “health care” plan  essentially accused doctors of medical malpractice (e.g. apparently some greedy doctor took out Mr Obama’s tonsils without reason at some point. Just kidding. A little.) without any substantiating evidence, implied everyone in the insurance industry are otherwise unethical, immoral, et al, that everything is the Bush administration’s fault (again), called a police officer’s actions stupid while admitting to not knowing the facts of what happened to cause Obama’s friend to be arrested, and basically droned on about how the universe would implode and he’d take all his toys and go home if he didn’t get what he wanted on health care…Now!

Okay the last part might not be true. 🙂

I gather even the MSM was rather unmipressed given whatever dance show it was on FOX pulled in better ratings per individual network than Obama’s conference and that even overall numbers were down some 3 million. There certainly was a lack of the usual sickening gush of cheerleading on the local news last night or today (read: none) over it so, yeah, bad for the Prez.

Woe to the Republic 4: Just Die Already

I can honestly say that I am, for the first time, well and truly surprised at our government. Beyond surprised. Sickened. Disgusted. Furious. Our government has done many shameful things, but this? This could quite possibly be the worst yet.

What is it that has put me in this state? A section of Obama’s health care plan regarding “Advance Care Planning Consultation” (Sec 1233) which will focus on palliative care and hospices for the elderly but also includes chilling inducements to encourage the elderly to end their lives simply because of expense and deny them medical treatment based solely on their expected remaining life expectancy.

In effect it says to the elderly: Do your patriotic duty and die already. What I want to know is why there is such a pathological hatred of the elderly that would prompt this addition to health care? Because hatred or dementia is the only thing that could explain such a callous disregard for a segment of the U.S. population.

All I can say is if this remains a part of Obamacare is W! T! F! you sick bastards. Time to definitely throw out anyone who supports such a heinous act of senicide*. This country already went through the horrors of elderly abuse when it was brought to light just a couple of decades ago. Do we really want to return to a system that would return to such barbarity with government sanction?

FYI:
*Senicide def: the abandonment, death, suicide or killing of the elderly

Woe to the Republic!