Iowa Freedom Summit and Deflated Balls

This past weekend the New England Patriots had issues over deflated balls. The Iowa Freedom Summit suffered from the same malady. The census count for that issue lowered considerably when Mitt and Jeb decided to sit this one out.

The summit regurgitated the same old boring nominees and Sarah Palin. Palin’s speech was a whirling dervish demonstration of dumbed down, worthy of a Tina Fey parody.

The only person who broke from tradition was Joni Ernst. While I don’t agree with  her views, I do respect her.

She does not have a deflated ball issue, but it would appear her views on reproductive rights align with those who do. But on the other hand, maybe not.

I seriously doubt her ability to relate to women due to her shoe issue. Even grade school girls know  if you only have one good pair of shoes,  never wear them on a rainy day. You’d wear the bad ones and cover them with bread wrappers.

Where the heck did she get the bread wrappers? Don’t farmers bake their own bread? Maybe they were too busy castrating hogs to bake bread that week.

Why did they castrate hogs?

Limited research indicates it is because of boar taint and accidental breeding. It’s a process  livestock owners perform for any animal that is not specifically part of a breeding program.

Boar taint……..accidental breeding…… reproductive rights……..Ah, now we are getting somewhere.

Joni may have lost some of us on the shoe issue, but I’m wondering if she has a new slant on women’s reproductive rights.

Mary Margaret had an interesting experience regarding women last week.

Ten Reasons Why Louie Gohmert Is Scary

The Natural Resources Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee named as its chairman none other than the congressman poster child for “duh”, Louie Gohmert.

Louie’s 2012 lecture at a meeting of the House Natural Resources Committee meeting must have struck a nerve with the attendees. Louie cited the need to protect the caribou. Seems the caribou meet at the Alaska pipeline, launch Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” and proceed to do just that. Louie promoted continuing the pipeline to prevent the caribou population decline. The folks at the Bureau of Land Management had to be grateful for this insightful nugget of hillbilly wisdom.

Thanks Louie!

Thanks Louie!

Said Louie, “Other Congress members have mentioned that bureaucrats at the E.P.A., Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, and related bureaucracies are not likely going to be excited about having to be accountable and testify before me and my committee. Personally, I very much look forward to it myself.”

The Natural Resources Committee has oversight of the Department of Interior, which include these ten bureaus:

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, , Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior Business Center, National Park Service ,Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Louie won’t be determining major policy, but selecting him to chair this subcommittee, resurrects the Peter Principle of permitting Louie the opportunity to rise to his level of incompetence. Expedient for those who selected him and scary as hell for the rest of us.

Mary Margaret has a plan.

Greg Abbott’s Flip Flop

Greg Abbott has not moved into the governor’s mansion and already flip-flopped.

For those who wanted change; we got it. We are replacing governor good hair with governor two face.The bag-ban be gone-drones have the governor’s ear. He was quick to jump on their on their bandwagon about the plastic ban in DALLAS.

Abbott speaks with forked tongue when it comes to states rights. Campaigning, he bleated relentlessly about Washington’s overreach and imposing its will on states. Seems he’s comfortable with state issued edicts, like preventing women from making decisions concerning their bodies, and prohibiting marriage equality.

Days from taking the oath of office, Abbott wants the state to use its power to override municipal regulations. He trotted out the tired, tea party “C” word for overregulation…..California. It would appear overly regulated Californians are living in the eleventh level of hell, clamoring to move to Texas. Abbott has alluded to regulations that would turn Texas into a Nanny State. Not much doubt as to who he believes should be the nanny.

Abbott indicated cities are restricting freedoms by banning plastic bags and outlawing fracking and preventing tree removal. He believes junk yards for end of life vehicles should not require licensing.

I suppose he would have no objection to the governor’s mansion festooned in plastic bags, and an oil well pumping in the backyard. When things become too difficult he could light up his drinking water for entertainment. And if he got too lonesome, he could go across the street and visit the junk dealer.

He’s gone on record stating support for an open carry law so I assume he would have no problem going about his work day with gun-toting spectators in the capitol gallery.

Couldn’t be more uncomfortable than say a sonogram could it?