Thursday, April 19, 2012

Another Response - McConnell Thinks HIS Opinion Is The One That Matters

Senator McConnell:

Thank you for revealing your true self and your continued disregard for those you are supposed to represent in your letter dated March 23, 2012. I appreciate that this form letter almost hints that someone in your office actually took the time to respond to the topic of one of my letters, however inappropriate the response is.

As you know, it is your job to represent Kentuckians in the US Senate that is supposed to represent the best interest of the American people. (See, I'm not fooled no matter how you try to pretend that you don't know your job.) You took an oath, in which you swore (so help you your god), to defend the Constitution against domestic terrorists and to do so without mental reservation or purpose of evasion:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
 As you and I both know, you have not upheld this oath. You have tossed sanity aside and evaded your duty to protect us from the domestic enemies in your party who are hellbent on eroding the constitution. Your attempts to lie about President Obama as though he is the one doing what you are doing is surely pathological. Since I do not have credentials to diagnose you as a pathological liar, I am ready to launch a serious campaign in which THE American People call for you to be evaluated by someone who is. We deserve that.

As you know, (I really hate that phrase but will patronize your insulting use of it by feeding it back to you) the Obama Administration did NOT cross any dangerous line and you are a disgusting opportunist to say he did in a letter that you send out to constituents. You really should know by now that we are not all as ignorant as your base so you are only inflaming anger in the majority of us when you do this.

If, make that IF you and your party even made the slightest attempt to pretend that you are following the tenants of your professed religion, I might understand (although not condone) your constant whining about the rest of us not wanting to live by those rules. But you don't. You epitomize hypocrisy. You turn people away from religion. You make a mockery of the constitution and religion.

And, seriously, as you surely must know, no one has tried in any way to take away your "freedom" to worship as you wish. You are free to worship any way you wish but you are not free to turn this country into a theocracy and insist that we all worship money, power, and ignorance the way you do, or to insist that we all worship as you pretend you might sorta maybe want to if you were truly practicing Christians. 

Your final paragraph says it all: You think that when we disagree, it is your opinion that matters. You are so very wrong.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Dear Ofkarl (formerly known as Senator McConnell):


I thought it was strange when people started saying, "Word," to indicate agreement or to show appreciation for what someone else had said.

I think Steven Colbert's The Word segments are pure brilliance.

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And in a shocking twist that might make people worry about me, I am going to compliment you for appearing to be a leader for once by being first to use the Party word of the week. Unless I missed something--which is entirely possible since I was sick this week--you were the first to use the word gimmick this week. I realize you probably received the order to use it from Boss Rove, along with all the other supposed leaders in your party but as far as I know you jumped ahead of everyone and used it first, making you look like a leader. Of course, you look like a foolish leader of a bunch of liars - and that pleases me.

It's a tradition in my family to send pictures of gifts we would have given if we believed in going into debt on gift-giving holidays so I'm sending you this for Tax Day. My first thought was rope but President Obama seems to be sending you plenty and you're using it quite well. I figured with all the holes you've been digging for yourself you could probably use this instead.

 Anxiously waiting to see how many of you follow the order to use the word gimmick,


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quick Guide to GOP's War on Women

I don't like to talk about the GOP's War on Women because I prefer to attack the disease instead of treating the symptom. The GOP's real war is on the constitution. However, no honest person could say that the GOP has not waged a war on women's issues while in the process of their bigger goal to destroy the country. Here's a link that proves Mitch McConnell is not an honest person when he tries to deny that there is a War on Women.

Monday, April 9, 2012

March 15, 2012 Response From Senator McConnell Arrives On Wrong Day

Imagine how disgusted I was to receive this letter, dated March 15, in my mailbox today, April 9, 2012 - the same day that Senator McConnell feigned ignorance of his Party's attack on women. Obviously, hearing from me means nothing to this man. He will continue to lie and misrepresent me no matter how often he hears from me. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I Don't Want to be Zimmerman or Martin

Dear Senator Ofalec (formerly known as McConnell):

I wrote a few days ago to tell you how threatened I feel due to the Stand Your Ground/License to Kill laws that your party (abetted by ALEC and NRA) brought to us, especially after seeing the way your base has defended the murder of Trayvon Martin with no proof that he did anything other than present an appearance that a disturbed Zimmerman didn't particularly like. Yesterday, it all came home for me when, once again, I was assaulted on the road by someone who didn't like the appearance of my bumper sticker.

This guy focused on an anti-war bumper sticker. And, this time, the man screaming at me was a passenger. There were three lanes of traffic, with a row of cars between us, and he was waving both arms out the window so I could see that he did not have a gun in hand. Still, because your party has filled my society with hateful, ignorant people who believe they have a "right" to assault and kill, this screaming maniac scared me. I'm pretty sure people in cars around us--especially the ones between us--were uncomfortable as well.

Here's the problem. The last time someone chased me for blocks to scream at me, I called the police. A horn and middle finger don't feel threatening. Paragraphs of hatred, pointing fingers, and clenched fists are different. I didn't dial 911 from my car since I was able to pull off the road and escape without physical harm, and I didn't press charges. But I did make a report later so it would be on record in case this was a pattern or this out-of-control man eventually hurt someone. When I expressed concern for wasting police time over this incident, I was told not to worry about that and to call from my car if it happened again, especially with the same person.

I can't decide what to do about this new case. Do I become a Zimmerman and phone the police every time a right-wing lunatic verbally assaults me on the road? If so, you might need to earmark some federal dollars to assist LMPD with extra staffing. This wasn't the same person, but the problem is the same, compounded by the confusion I told you about the other day. Whose ground were we on? I live nearby and I attended a neighborhood watch meeting where I promised to be on the alert for problems. Men who chase down disabled old women to scream at them on the street qualify as problems to me.

What if these men also live in the area and think that disabled, anti-war women and people who support President Obama are problems? Which of us has the right to kill the other? More importantly, which of us do you think will kill the other - the red-faced, screaming maniacs who include in their tirades something about the first amendment giving them  the "right" to chase down and scream at people, or the anti-war person who believes the bumper sticker is her expression? (Sadly, the fact that both men managed to mention their first amendment rights while screaming at a stranger on the road makes me believe they must be Republicans whose understanding of the second amendment is equally flawed.)

Again, I ask, does knowing that your party produces hatred and ignorance at this level make you feel good about yourself?


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stand Your Ground Questions For Ofrush (formerly known as Senator McConnell)

Dear Ofrush:

Deciding who you belong to these days is difficult for me so I can only imagine how uncomfortable it must be for you to get passed around this way. Ofkarl? OfGrover? Oftanman? Ofrush seems the best fit for the moment.

At first, I didn't think the Treyvon Martin case concerned you. To be clear, that means I doubted that you would care about the stalking and murder of an innocent kid who contributed nothing monetarily to your life but, more importantly, I thought the case should be investigated by law enforcers not law makers. As weeks go by and more information trickles down (why is it only bad news and not the wealth as you would have us believe), I understand the significance of the roles that law makers and the Republican Party--which you are being paid to lead--have played in this and how this relates to many other things I have neglected to write about these past few weeks. If my thoughts seem to jump all over the place, I promise to bring them all home in a neat little package before leaving them with you.

A number of troubling issues seemed to fall into place when the right decided to politicize the stalking and murder of a kid who was armed with Skittles and a bottle of tea. Even I was surprised when your handlers went with the transparent, typical practice of trying to deflect guilt by making another ridiculous attack on President Obama. Is it just a habit you can't break? No self control? Lack of originality? Or, do you honestly believe your base is as heartless as they are ignorant? If you hadn't dumped on President Obama, I could have gone with making George Zimmerman a victim since I do think he probably is an inbred victim of Republican Party and its incestuous relationship with the NRA.

The reason for this letter, which I will copy to all of my elected representatives, is to let you know that I consider myself at risk due to the Stand Your Ground/License to Kill laws that your Party, the NRA, and your owners have brought us, and the way your handlers have led conversations in the aftermath of this tragic event. In this world of Republican Duality, the only things we know for sure are:

  • If a Republican says it the opposite is true
  • Always, 100% of the time, without fail, positively the Republican Party is guilty of whatever they accuse others of doing

With those certainties in mind, how is this tree-hugging, peace-loving, non-violent, war-hating, militia-fearing, gun-control advocate to think these laws affect my life? Since your Party has made it absolutely clear that you think killing is justified in cases where you perceive threats that would never exist in the minds of rational people (seriously, sane people are not afraid of hoodies, Skittles, tea, kids who don't look like us, or even strangers on the sidewalk), should I assume that you will believe you have a right to kill me if you “feel” threatened by anything I do? When I tell you that I feel threatened by your lies, your dishonestly named  policies, the fact that your party has sold out to Dominionists who are hellbent on turning The HandMaid's Tale into a reality and this country into a theocracy, your cozy relationship with militias and hate groups, the carefully constructed rhetoric your party uses to incite violence, and your propagation of the idea that with a god on your side your violence is justified, will you interpret my statement of fear as a threat against your life and assume the right to kill me? And then, will your handlers find my Facebook and Twitter comments, or my Life With Mitch blog and say I deserved to die because I disagreed with you?

Do you see how dangerously confusing it is for you and your Party to lie and twist everything until it makes no sense? So there will be no confusion, I will clearly state what the Party you are paid to lead is doing that threatens my safety:

  • Pretending that you believe President Obama and/or the left and/or non-Christians have declared a war on religion when in fact you have declared a war on the constitution by trampling separation of church and state and the freedom of all Americans to believe (or not) as they want confuses your followers into believing that they are involved in a war against me and justified in killing me. (Please see Katherine Stewart's book: The Good News Club for a better understanding of how the Christian Right has incorporated war language into their rhetoric.)
  • Propagating the ridiculous notion that President Obama has tried to take away guns when in fact the opposite is true endangers my life – and his.
  • Tossing out distractions (the war on women, the war on religion, the war on gun-control, the war on the unions, the war on poor, the war on the elderly, the war on kids with Skittles, and the never-ending wars on grammar, punctuation and facts) to keep your base so confused that they won't notice what you are doing endangers my life.

I close by telling you that I will not be silenced by the warnings I have received from the thugs your Party has unleashed, and that I expect you to use your microphone to lead your Party to sanity and honesty before more people are hurt.