As you may have read on a previous posting of mine, I am awarding weekly awards for inept or socially unacceptable behavior. The main winner will be deemed the Asshole of the Week. The second most polluted social action or statement will be rewarded with the Douchebag of The Week.
This weeks winners are as follows for showing such low moral fiber and a blatant lack of class or redeeming qualities:
ASSHOLE OF THE WEEK AWARD
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and James Risch (R-ID)
This week’s award goes to 8 Republican senators for there appalling vote to block the Violence Against Women Act. This act expired at the end of 2012. Now these super geniuses have decided that the bill does not need to be renewed. I wonder which one we will see in the news first for punching their wives in the face. Nothing like the GOP to want to make it legal again to smack the old ball and chain when she doesn’t listen. Their blatant disregard for an act that was created to protect women earns all of them the award.
DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK AWARD
American Oil Companies
The runner up this week is once again shared. It goes to all the American owned oil companies that continue to gouge the hard working men and women of this country. Gas prices are at a 30 year high despite a drilling boom. However, the executives at these companies will continue to try and use the excuse of problems at refineries and transportation issues. What they fail to tell the public is that they continue to see record profits. For not caring about the economic impact of their greed, these companies barely fall short of the top honor.
Check back weekly for the latest winners. They will be announced every Monday night.
Peace….Hair Grease….& Love.
For the side of us all that likes to make fun of the most socially inept, I have decided to award weekly or bi-weekly awards for two socially inept individuals in this wonderful place we call Earth. I have decided that too often there is more than one deserving individual who shows a complete lack of class that is so socially unacceptable that they have to simply be recognized for what they are. The winner each week will be the Asshole of the Week award. The dubious runner-up will earn the Douchebag of the Week award.
For the inaugural installment of the awards I have chosen two wonderfully inept individuals. Drum roll please…
…and the winners are:
ASSHOLE OF THE WEEK AWARD
Mr. Beck had the audacity to compare dead Norwegian youths to a Hitler youth camp. This comparison was made by Beck after the shooting of over 85 children on an island just outside of Oslo, Norway last week. Beck said the Labour Party youth camp was similar to a Hitler youth camp as no political party should run a youth camp. However, Mr. Beck helped organize a youth camp sponsored by the Tea Party. For this unbelievable comparison, Mr. Glenn Beck receives the award hands down.
DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK AWARD
The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, was a dead ringer for this award. After trying to give the debt ceiling negotiations a shot, he turned his back and walked out of all negotiations. For turning his back on his responsibilities as a civil servant to this country, and for putting the United States at risk of defaulting on our debt for the first time in the history of the nation, we salute him for being the best douchebag anyone can be. But hey, he is a Republican. Just an even bigger reason to give him the award. Blame less and work harder Mr. Boehner. I have a feeling we will see you on this list again in the very near future.
So girls and boys, I hope you enjoyed the first installment of the awards. Check back every week or two to see who the recipients will be.
Peace…Hair Grease…and Love.
Another week has gone by. Another week with no resolution to the debt ceiling. It appears that there is no resolution in sight. Neither Democrats nor Republicans seem to be able to work together to solve the issue at hand. The bipartisan loyalty of members of Congress needs to end. It is high time the elected officials on Capitol Hill remember they were elected to work for the people and not for themselves.
However, it appears that the Republican party is less willing than their counterparts to work to achieve the goal of lowering the national debt. The “Gang of Six” made a somewhat valiant effort trying to reduce the deficit. However, talks with the Obama administration stalled. House Speaker John Boehner walked away from talks causing more distance between the two parties. This showed once more that the conservatives are less than willing to conduct a meaningful effort to help solve the deficit problem.
Recently Congressman Steve Scalise, while on the floor of the House of Representatives, stated, “President Obama’s irresponsible threat to veto ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ shows that he’s not willing to admit that Washington has a spending problem, and he’s not willing to make the necessary cuts to force the federal government to start living within its means.” However, President Obama made many efforts to reduce federal spending. It was only upon the request for new taxes upon the richest people in the country that the Republican party balked and walked out of talks.
This is an absurd statement if ever there were one from a Congressman. This statement of supreme stupidity comes from a man who votes to raise his own salary on a yearly basis. Perhaps we as a nation should do something to stop Congress from voting if they get a pay raise. As of now the Majority Party leader and Minority party leader of the Senate earn $193,400 dollars a year. In the House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House earns $223,500 and the Majority and Minority leaders earn the same as their Senate counterparts. Rank and file members of Congress earn $174,000. With the outrageous salaries that these members earn, it is absurd that they can vote to give themselves a pay raise. Does the administrative assistant at a corporation get to give himself a pay raise? I think not. A pay raise should be earned. Neither the Senate or House have earned a pay raise for quite some time. Therefore, I would like to see the members of Congress put their paycheck where there mouth is. Make progress or you will be voted out. Plain and simple.
Therefore, I put forth the following challenge to the Congress of the United States of America. Abandon your bipartisan loyalties. Do what is right for the country and not your pocketbook. Live up to the campaign promises that you made. How many times we heard that you got into politics to help the people of this country? I am not seeing any results. Perhaps we should lower your pay. Perhaps we should do away with the pension you are eligible for after 5 years of service. Really? Most Americans would love to be able to make the money you make for doing not much at all and still be able to receive a pension after 5 years. It is high time that the leaders of this country take accountability for their own lack of action. It is time to quit blaming the President for not working to help resolve the problems of the country. He is one man. The last time I checked, the Congress was made up of 535 men and women. So who is really to blame? Maybe those of you in that big glass house on top of the hill should not throw stones.