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Shut the Hell up, Newt

Newt Gingrich

George Bush was horrible, but I think he probably was just following his (screwed-up) heart. I actually don't think Romney is all that bad personally, but this race has warped him. Ron Paul? He's a wacko, but he's an honest, straight-shootin' wacko who says what he believes. But Newt Gingrich? He's the ONE GOP "leader" who I truly believe is just one PIG of a human being, be it in his personal life, or political life.

We’ve been in Afghanistan for 10, very long years.  It’s becoming more and more obvious that we’re no longer WANTED in Afghanistan, as attacks on Americans and other NATO troops by Afghani troops have been on the increase.   After 10 years of American troops on the ground, we are viewed more as occupiers, than as liberators from the Taliban.   Then comes the recent incident where Korans were (unintentionally) destroyed at a U.S. military base, and all hell breaks loose.

At this stage, it’s difficult to see what the end game might be in Afghanistan, or what we might have gained for the 10+ years of effort.  But whatever benefits we may have gotten from the Afghanistan war may go out the window in less than a week, given the pure outrage from Afghanis over the Koran incident.   President Obama RIGHTFULLY issued a formal apology to Hamid Karzai and the Afghani people.  It was the right move both from a practical standpoint (trying to calm the furor over the incident), and from a standpoint of showing respect to the Afghani people and their primary religion.  Not only the right thing to do, but a no-brainer.

But then along comes Newt Gingrich, NEVER one to pass up an opportunity to make a complete ass of himself.  He’s expressing “outrage” over Obama’s apology, saying that these are people who do not deserve an apology from the President of the United States, period!!!”

Just the kind of pathetic pandering CRAP that appeals to the red-neck component of the Republican conservative base.  And just the kind of completely irresponsible statement that gives you a shiver up your spine, thinking a complete buffoon like Newt Gingrich actually has some SUPPORT in this country.  Can you imagine a foreign policy under Gingrich?  It would make George Bush’s utter disregard for international opinion look tame in comparison.   Gingrich and his immense ego seems to often extend into a VERY distorted “America First” view of the world, where the rest of the world is simply present to do our bidding.

Can you imagine the outrage from Newt, or American “Christians”, if the situation were reversed?  What if we had found that Afghanis were burning Bibles?   Don’t you think there’d be just a WEE bit of outrage?  Don’t you think some kind of apology would be warranted?  

You’re an egotistical, disgusting pig of a man, Newt….on SO many fronts.  Thanks for not letting me down on this issue Newt.   I saw this morning that Obama had issued a formal apology, and I immediately thought to myself “Which GOP candidate will be the first to bash Obama for apologizing to (GASP!) Muslims?”. 

Thanks Newt, for not letting me down!  I should have KNOWN you would have been the first GOP blowhard to make an issue of the Obama apology.

Minnesota Man Destroys 3,000 bird Pelican Colony

American White Pelican

A Minnesota farmer single-handedly kills 2,500 of these beautiful birds...and he MIGHT get a $15,000 fine and/or 6 months in jail.

Well, this is about as sickening a story as you can find.  In Minnesota, a local farmer single-handedly destroyed an entire colony of American White Pelicans.  The colony had almost 1,500 nests.  The man destroyed them all.  He killed and destroyed 2,500 pelican chicks and eggs. 

What could possibly posses a man to do this?  The man  rents land next to the colony for farming.  He claims the Pelicans “ruined the soil” with their droppings, and crushed crops with their “big feet”.   All I have to say is…GMAFB!!!  One of my favorite signs of spring here is seeing the first flocks of American White Pelicans pinwheeling in the sky, beautiful loose whirlwinds of massive white birds.  There are scattered locations in eastern South Dakota where they also will breed.  Between March and October, when visiting the large lakes of eastern South Dakota, you nearly always find pelicans.  And despite the birds being such a common sight here, I have NEVER found the birds in agricultural fields.  You NEVER see the birds walking on land with their “big feet”, as this man claims.  They’re simply too clumsy on land to walk around and crush agricultural crops. 

The man first asked a Game Fish & Parks employee if there was “something that could be done” about the birds.  The birds are protected, so of course he was told no, they couldn’t be moved, killed, culled, etc.   It was right after that when GFP found the entire colon destroyed, with every egg destroyed, and only one chick found still alive.  ONE MAN…single-handedly destroys an ENTIRE COLONY of American White Pelicans…SINGLE-HANDEDLY destroys 15% of the entire state’s nests…and his punishment?  He is facing one misdemeanor count of violating the federal Migratory Bird Act.  The maximum penalty is 6 months in jail and/or a $15,000 fine. 

Is it just me?  Does that seem like an incredibly light punishment?  For such a massive act of destruction?  The lawyers for the man say he just “lost it” (duh), and think they can probably settle out of court.

Perry and "open government"

Evidently, Rick Perry deletes his office e-mails once a week, saying it avoids “fishing escapades”.

Why would anyone go on “fishing escapades”…unless there was something there worth fishing for?   What a complete BS excuse for covering up activities in his own office.