Where are our Congressmen?

Fri, 08/07/2009 - 3:24pm
By: inspectorudy

I have recently placed calls to our two Senators and my Fayette county Rep. Lynn Westmoreland to inquire when and where they would be holding townhall meetings this August. Much to my surprise and dismay I was informed that there would be NO meetings. As Americans, we are facing two of the most invasive issues since WWII. We have questions to ask and answers to hear before these three should be allowed to retun to DC and cast a vote for or against these issues. The complete overhaul of our healthcare and the massive energy tax bills are full of new bureacratic departments and agencies that have to raise the cost of healthcare and energy use. We deserve our face to face time with these three and we will only get it with calls, e-mails and letters. So get busy!

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Submitted by Spyglass on Wed, 09/09/2009 - 4:17pm.

and voting NO on most everything the party in power proposes.

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Submitted by G35 Dude on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 11:53am.

Jesse Ventura is quoted as saying that American politics and pro wrestling are very similar in that one side is always saying how they'll kick the other but after the cameras are turned off everyone is buddy buddy. We need a viable third party so that we can get rid of all of these career politicians from both sides of the aisle. And we as the voters have to quit drinking the kool aid that they serve by telling us that we're wasting our vote unless we vote Rep or Dem. When they see a third party coming maybe things will change.

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 2:16pm.

A third party leads to fourth, fifth, etc., quickly! Like Italy. I quit counting how many parties they have but they can not elect anyone without a cooperation between maybe 6-7 groups. It means nothing serious ever passes. Somebody with 25% of the original votes usually wins. The people have little to say about it.

The democrats are Ok generally, but we do need a replacement for the republicans! The dems will clean up their misfits soon. The repubs never will.

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Submitted by G35 Dude on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 3:58pm.

I see your point. The system that we currently have is working so well why try to change it? *sarcasm off*

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 4:52pm.

Yes it does work!
We got rid of Nixon and almost Clinton.

Then due to exorbitant neglect and greed we had to throw out Bush and even McCain, and start over to try and salvage horrible situations in nearly everything.

Anyone could have been elected except a republican!
Even in Florida!

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Submitted by Steve Brown on Thu, 09/03/2009 - 12:03pm.

Westmoreland has been mentally absent since the first day entered Congress. It is a shame the Republican Party cannot do better.

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 5:05pm.

He is doing what he was elected to do----nothing.

He also says the right things for Fayette: religion, abortion, debt, welfare, big government, guns, swift justice, and hard work---all of course defined by him.

He has no idea how to get out of our current mess nor how we got into it except maybe Clinton did it!

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 9:16pm.

They do not want to hear from us now FINE.. They will however in 2010.. I say Throw the BUMS out and start over...

"Any People who expect to be both IGNORANT and FREE, in a state of CIVILIZATION, expects what NEVER was and NEVER will be."

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 4:41pm.

They WILL BE having "town meetings."

If you are interested you can find them here:

Rotary luncheons
Chamber luncheons
Manufacturers luncheons.
PAC luncheons
Party luncheons
TV luncheons

ALL invited only! No questions.

If you want a form letter send them a letter.

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Submitted by cogitoergofay on Sat, 08/08/2009 - 6:08am.

Great post by the inspector and responses by S Lindsey and Bonkers. I must admit to a continuing appreciation and affection for Bonkies posts.

Bonkers is right. Lynn Westmoreland won't spend time with us little people. He will indeed be where the real money is. A long time ago, when Westmoreland was a State Rep. he was talking a good talk. I mailed him a $250 contribution. He called me, joked and said that the real players would put a zero on the end. I was not interested in being "a player". I was just making a nominal contribution to someone I mistakenly thought had either the integrity or the ability to make a difference. I was wrong on both counts.

Westmoreland will be one of the many of the GOP shrills clamoring for a "Revolution" in 2010. But it will not be real change--- just changing from the one party's control to the other, with the winners getting lots of goodies. Take for example Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut who got sweetheart, personal deals from AIG Insurance and Countrywide Home Loans due to his influence in the Senate. Connecticutians are befuddled as to why Dodd's staff has cancelled all summer Town Hall meetings due to the "pressures of our current crisis."

I agree with a lot of posters here (e.g., Spear Guy and Git) as to the dismal state of politics but don't agree "Vote Republican" is the answer. Frankly, we are too far gone and (repeating myself) the best that we can hope for is that we end up like Germany and not France. Local politics? Haaaahh!!! Time is better spent scrapbooking or weeding the yard. But------soldier on Cal and others !!!

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 5:32am.

You can have Westmoreland, who has done nothing. I'll keep Joe Wilson who by uttering 2 very simple and truthful words accomplished 3 things:
1. Least important, but best entertainment value - causing schoolmarm Nancy to swivel her head like a cartoon character and almost bust out of her plastic surgery stiches.
2. Most important, causing Congress to focus on the illegal alien's getting government health care and surprisingly last Friday Congress voted to exclude the illegals - because they were embarrassed into it as opposed to a desire to do the right thing. Nevertheless, results count.
3. After CNN reported (or made up) his Democratic opponent's windfall of immediate campaign cash, Wilson received almost 10 times as much from his supporters.

More proof we are a right/center country. More momentum toward November 2010. The stupid Dems don't realize that the more they push for another apology for his rudness (which was rude, although mild compared to Dems criticizing Bush) all they do is spotlight the real issue - Prezbo was trying to sneak one past us and he got caught. What fools!

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 7:20am.

New York Times said Joe Wilson was.. So I guess that makes you and I one too.

If you disagree with this President by virtue of him being "black" you are automatically tarred.. Well so be it.. They and Davids Mom can play that card all they want. It just makes it less valuable.
Instead of dealing with the substance of one’s criticism they just malign you as a bigot.

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But, under the name of “Liberalism” “they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened” Norman Thomas US Candidate for President

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Submitted by Git Real on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 7:27am.

I oppose the patterns of rampant expansion of government in my life and the encroaching intrusion it brings.

I oppose the erosion of freedom and liberty that big government has brought upon us in recent years.

I oppose spending trillions of dollars in deficit spending to bail out corrupt corruptions that should be allowed to disappear into history along with funding government programs, special interest groups such as ACORN, and the wasteful pork spending projects that congress buys votes, power and influence with every year.

I oppose the government takeover of private sector business.

I oppose excessive taxes that rob the private sector of job expansion and creation funding to satisfy pet congressional projects such as studying the hook-up patterns of college girls.

I oppose the elitist attitudes that our so-called public servants and politicians have toward us serfs.

I oppose the takeover of the finest medical system in the world.

I oppose the socialist tendencies of this president along with several socialist tendencies of our previous president.

I oppose this president for his lack of humility, his elitist attitude as to how he talks down to the American people. I oppose the way he uses the office of the Whitehouse to collect information on individuals and groups that oppose him and then stands behind the presidential seal condemning me for my opposition of programs and policies that are contrary to what made this country what it is today.

I oppose the concept and formation of czars in any way, shape or form. PERIOD!!!!


Therefore, by the very nature of opposition of these issues and this president I am a branded a racist. So be it then. I AM A RACIST AND DAMNED PROUD OF IT!

Now spin that one David's Mom. No doubt that quote will come up in future Git Real Criticisms by DM. Out of context of course..... Eye-wink

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Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 10:02am.

You are simply a Republican, (right wing).

We need a good republican party as well as a good democrat party.

The subject of color, attitude, czars, jobs, health care, etc., has nothing to do with racism!

Whatever the 535 congresspersons vote to have, we will have until it is changed, whether by a black or white President.

Keep up the good fight.

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Submitted by Git Real on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 10:09am.

Call me a Republican will ya. Why if you were here now you wouldn't be standing. You'd be lying flat on your a** scrounging around trying to find your head that just got knocked off your head.

You can call me anything you want Bonker$. But calling me a Republican is intellectually dishonest.

The subject of color, attitude, czars, jobs, health care, etc., has nothing to do with racism!

Amen!!!! Know convince David's Mom and Jeff's Dad of that. Eye-wink

Obama.... The Bernie Madoff Of Washington

Submitted by Davids mom on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 6:56am.

The fear of persons coming out to vote for representatives like Joe Wilson will have the Democrats, Republicans, and Independents swarm to the voting booth in 2010 to make sure that doesn't happen! We don't want any more fools in Congress - Westmoreland or Wilson. The reality is that most who criticize the Congress as a whole, will vote their representative back in - if he/she fixed pot holes, got the community park finished, showed up at the community dinner.

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Submitted by mudcat on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 5:59am.

What real Americans want is no more fools in the white house who are enabled by the other fools in Congress - mainly the House. The fools in the white house are Axelrod, Emanuel and countless others who dream up this stuff for Obama to read off a teleprompter.

But the real danger is Pelosi, Hoyer, Frank, Durbin, Dodd - all fools, all liberals who support every stupid liberal idea and vote like the monkeys they are.

Yes David's Mom, there will be a good turnout (probably not a swam) in November 2010, but it is not going the way you predict. Sure, we will reelect Westmoreland because he is not a wild-eyed nut like that fool in DeKalb who replaced Cynthia McKinney who started talking about the KKK yesterday. I think the context was the KKK is forming to attack the pure-as-the-driven-snow ACORN people. There's your definition of a real fool, David's Mom.

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Submitted by Evil Elvis on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 11:35am.

When this happens on a Fayette County school bus.

Do you really wonder why we leave when you arrive?

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 8:25am.

For all the talk and blah blah blah, Westmoreland has a very high ranking on any "conservative" scorecard, including a perfect 100 from the Club for Growth. The guy is very much a fiscal conservative, and there aren't that many left in Congress. No way this guy loses in his district.

After you get away from fiscal conservatism, Westmoreland loses me entirely, but all the uproar these days is about Presidents Bush and Obama and the Congress spending trillions and putting the nation into unprecedented and downright insane amounts of debt. Westmoreland isn't part of the spending brigade and that's good enough to keep him getting re-elected in his very Repub district as long as he wants to.

Submitted by Spyglass on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 9:10am.

as they come. Agreed, barring some unforseen photos of him at Ynot, he's a shoe in. (sarcasm alert) Smiling

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 9:09am.

I can't agree, NUK, with Westmoreland as a fiscal conservative. He has been just as aggressive with the pork barrel earmarks as the rest of them. Between the airport the landfill and what not, he has been about taking care of his friends.

Submitted by Spyglass on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 9:12am.

can be true to his district, and still not be a huge spender. In fact, if he did nothing for this district, folks would be howling about that. Fact is, by most people in the know, Westmoreland is considered very Fiscally Conservative. It's fairly hard to dispute. \

Submitted by Blah Blah on Sun, 08/16/2009 - 7:02am.

It is time to bring the government back to the people and not for the rich and powerful. elimante the Republicans and racism will die faster and you will see true trickle up prosperity for everyone except those that have too much. Westmoreland must go and be replaced by someone who is progressivly minded that supports us becoming a responsible country like much of the world.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 1:00pm.

earn it. If those earning it become rich and powerful, then it is by hard work, not a hand out. There is just as much racism in the Democratic Party as in the Republican. There are all kinds of racism, including the kind from people who hang that handle on anyone or anything that is not in agreement with them. Our forefathers saw to it that we had the right to freedom of speech and it is not racist to use that constitutional right to speak out against someone or something regardless of the office involved. If I am not mistaken it was the Democratic Party that started us down the road to ruin by making us a nation of entitlements. If you want to see 'trickle up" prosperity for everyone tell all the lazy, you owe me, gimme gimme people to get off their duffs and work. I think they tried what you are proposing in Russia---how'd that work for them?? What we need to get back to in this country is what we had in the past. You work for it you earn it and you get it. Why should we take from the rich and give to those who do not work for it? You do realize Robin Hood was a fictional character in a fictional story don't you? FYI---I definitely would not qualify as either rich or powerful--or republican, just someone who begrudges no one anything they have worked to have or achieve---after all that used to be the American way.

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Submitted by dawn69 on Sun, 08/16/2009 - 11:15am.

"Eliminate the Republicans and racism will die...."

You mean like the 96% of black voters voting for the black candidate as opposed to the white vote being split pretty equally between the two? I just find it hard to believe that the whole of black voters voted SOLELY on policy. 96% !!! That's pretty unbelievable.

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." - Voltaire

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Sun, 08/16/2009 - 10:34am.

"...elimante the Republicans....progressivly....."

If you eliminate the Republicans you'll apparently be left with idiots who can't even spell or put together coherent sentences.

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Submitted by dawn69 on Sun, 08/16/2009 - 11:10am.

Came across this quote today. Thought you might enjoy it:

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." - Ben Franklin

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 7:46am.

I also loved it. Makes me wonder what Ben would think if he saw the current "state of the union"....

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Sun, 08/16/2009 - 8:44pm.

loved it...

"Any People who expect to be both IGNORANT and FREE, in a state of CIVILIZATION, expects what NEVER was and NEVER will be."

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