Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Hallowe'en! Enjoy the Day of the Dead!

Sorry I've been away....IRL intrudes and I must answer the call.

I try not to be a writer (or Politico) only living within those worlds; Decisions, easy and hard have been coming through in the past month. 

My apologies.

2013 is a crap year for my writing.  2014 will be better, but let's finish the year FIRST. 

Since I am a Goth, I enjoy this day.  (How did this happen? It helps when your folks elope on Halloween in 1969, thus even before I was born, I was on the pathway to the Dark Side)

And since I owe my readers a little something, enjoy a tune and a movie.

You know it, you love it: George Romero's Day of the Dead (1985).

First a tune:

Now, the Dead walk and the Government fails in The Day of the Dead!

Next post: The American Polity and the Zombie Apocalypse.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

October 2013 Tip Jar (With another Gothy Muse)

It's the beginning of the month.

I have a State Convention to get to next Saturday -- so any support on the Tip jar will be helpful.

(If the Tip Jar links don't work here, go HERE --->

This week's Gothy Muse is Mia Kirashner, a Canadian Jewish actress who has starred in The Crow: City of Angels and 30 Days of Night; both movies we Goths love.

So, please hit the Tip jar.


And now, the lovely Ms Kirashner!

The Crow: City of Angels

Her Tats during the same movie

As Vampire Lillith in 30 Days of Night

Maxim shoot

Razor Magazine Cover shot

Beautiful Gothy Muse in a Red Room

Mia, beautiful in Black and White

Currently in "Defiance" on Syfy

And you can follow her career here. This is her Twitter feed.

Once again, Please hit the Tip jar.  

Thanks for reading the Valley!!

Zombie Apocalypses and Conference Committees: How Democrats Lost the Argument

Well, the Government has shut down and there is no Lovecraftian Nightmare rising from the depths.  The Earth is still spinning and America will still wake up on Tuesday Morning.

Still not happening on Tuesday

Let's wind back the clock a bit:

When Obamacare passed, it was a pure Democratic Party Bill (H: 220 - 215 ; S: 60-39  111th Congress).  When the Bill passed, it was over 2,000 pages long with Speaker Pelosi saying "We have to pass it to see what is in it,"  

Then came the revolt of the Tea Party, fiscal based Conservatives (and regular citizens) who opposed the Bill, worked within the system to get members elected to Congress.  Those Congress members were elected to oppose the Obamacare bill and the Democratic Party hypocrisies.

Yet, Democrats view Republicans as Zombies, but Modern Democrats ARE Zombies.

How are Modern Democrats like Zombies?

 Literally, from the rise of Governor Palin (if not the years of President George W. Bush) to the Tea Party until even a few hours ago on the Hill, the Democrats bargaining position has been to act like Zombies.  They would rather attack the personal then find ground to negotiate policy.

Would you want to work with someone who harangues you for a mistake that they did (not passing budgets, passing a law that changes America by many degrees with only party line votes and  not picking up the phone to work out differences)? 

Would you want to work with someone who spends all their demonizing you ( If you can't say a good word about Speaker Boehner AND President Obama, you demonize!)?

And finally:

Could you work with someone who so demonizes your Moderates (McCain and Romney) then refuses to acknowledge others vote for their opponents that they refuse to talk to you?

At least Zombies are open about destroying you; Democrats want diversity on the outside but none of thought (Don't believe me: Ask Former Senator Lieberman who was thrown out of the party for working across the aisle).  Zombies move slow and their only goal is destruction (Speak to Governor Palin on how Obama supporter Andrew Sullivan treated her -- hence why I wait for apologies from Democrats for their rhetoric on war on women if they cannot even kick out Sullivan).  

Zombies spread by virtue of their bites; Democrats have spent time since the election mocking those state and constituents that don't vote Democrats.  Zombies at least don't care who you are, Democrats do. 

Nut up or Shut Up Senator Reid!

Senator Reid and President Obama have one thing to do to stop the shut down: 

That's it.  

And stop insulting Republicans and Tea Party members -- you'd be surprised at how fast things get done.

My question:  How will the Democrats learn to not act like Zombies and be civil with Republicans if they want things done?


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