Thursday, January 3, 2013

That Was Our Gal: Sing It High, Sing It Low!

Today she became history!
Ding, Dong, The Witch is Dead!

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch! 
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know 
The Wicked Witch is dead!

A fraud and an enormous waste of our taxpayer dollars. Playing us for stupid beyond comprehension every single day of her term. Compulsive liar. Able to make grown men lust and lose their minds. Lie and smile; smile and lie. 

Don't get Blue Sky Girl started.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A New Day!

The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
            —Emma Lazarus, 1883

[from Wikipedia...]  
John T. Cunningham wrote that "The Statue of Liberty was not conceived and sculpted as a symbol of immigration, but it quickly became so as immigrant ships passed under the statue. However, it was Lazarus's poem that permanently stamped on Miss Liberty the role of unofficial greeter of incoming immigrants". 
     [Cunningham, John T (2003), Ellis Island: Immigration's Shining Center, Arcadia Publishing, pp. 46–48]

[also from Wikipedia]
Paul Auster wrote that "Bartholdi's gigantic effigy was originally intended as a monument to the principles of international republicanism, but 'The New Colossus' reinvented the statue's purpose, turning Liberty into a welcoming mother, a symbol of hope to the outcasts and downtrodden of the world".
    [Auster, Paul (2005), "NYC = USA", Collected Prose: Autobiographical Writings, True Stories, Critical Essays, Prefaces, and Collaborations with Artists, Picador, p. 508]

a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.
b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.
c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.
d. Liberal Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political liberalism, especially in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012



VOTE for everything that is worth loving.

VOTE for peace. VOTE for the environment. VOTE for the disenfranchised. VOTE for human rights and justice.

Sometimes VOTING seems like the only power we have.

It may not be the only power, but not VOTING makes you powerless. You cannot complain if you do not VOTE.

Wisdom from Shirley Chisholm:
"The one thing you’ve got going: your one vote."

Wisdom from Frank Zappa:
"pretty soon there won't be no street
for dummies to jog on
or doggies to dog on
religious fanatics can make it be all gone
I mean it won't blow up and disappear
it will just look ugly for a thousand years"

-Dumb All Over

Just VOTE!

Monday, November 5, 2012

FORTY LIES IN 40 DAYS: #40 Buerkle Doesn't Publicly Admit to Climate Change

So far to the right on climate change, she is one of the Flat Earth Five according to the League of Conservation Voters. Blue Sky Girl thinks that Buerkle is pandering to her base of science-free Tea Drinkers.

According to the League of Conservation Voters:

...Rep. Buerkle ... has claimed that “a lot of the global warming myth has been exposed.”
“Rep. Buerkle’s extreme views put her at odds with scientists, the Pentagon and her constituents,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that humans are contributing to climate change, Rep. Buerkle has referred to “the global warming myth” and claimed that “the jury is still out” on the issue. 
In response, Central New York scientists have condemned Rep. Buerkle’s climate denial. The Syracuse Post Standard quoted Cornelius Murphy, president of the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry, as saying of Rep. Buerkle’s stance, “This has been known by scientists for decades…This demands action, not denial. Climate change is real.”
Blue Sky Girl wonders if Buerkle would like to take her pandering to the people of New Jersey and lower New York right now? To Governors Cuomo and Christie, and to Mayor Bloomberg?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

FORTY LIES IN 40 DAYS: #39 Buerkle Gives a Warm Welcome to Ursula Rozum

Setting up forums that favored Buerkle, at town hall meetings on her home turf with her claque for support, she invited Ursula Rozum and Dan Mafei to several "debates", knowing she couldn't lose. Green Party candidate Rozum got press coverage; Democrat Mafei got criticism for declining to go to a forum that could not be fair. 

Votes for Rozum can only hurt Mafei. Buerkle is cunning and cynical. Rozum looks naive.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

FORTY LIES IN 40 DAYS: #38 Annie Won't Raise Your Taxes

Actually, yes she will. Sure, she signed that tiny man Grover Norquists's "pledge". And never mind that that act in itself is unpatriotic because signing it says Buerkle promises, in the name of politics, to do something that may not be in the best interests of this country and its citizens. She gave Norquist more power to influence her decisions than the US Constitution.

But the fact is that Buerkle broke her promise to Grover and to her supporters by voting for the Cooper-LaTourette bill in Congress last March. She along with several colleagues even received an award for their bravery in endorsing a bi-partisan budget balancing bill. 

She didn't ride home on a parade horse about it, did she? When she actually made an attempt, however lame and unconsidered, to do the right thing, she kept it a secret from her Tea Party and ultra right winger voters.

Flip flopper? She knew Cooper-LaTourette wouldn't get far, and that the people back at home who mattered wouldn't notice. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

FORTY LIES IN 40 DAYS: #37 Buerkle Fights the Sex Trade

Maybe, but she will not protect the victims. She would require any woman or girl, pregnant from rape in the "sex trade", to complete the pregnancy. Compassion is not her strong suit.

Sex trade is slavery. Ann Marie Buerkle says that allowing abortion in this instance would create a "second victim". Her sick thinking disempowers, yet again, victims who are made pregnant in this sick business.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

FORTY LIES IN 40 DAYS: #36 Buerkle Stands With Rape Victims

Ann Marie "fœtus in a jar**" Buerkle
[** see bottom of page]
Todd "legitimate rape" Akin

John "the rape thing" Koster

Richard "God intended it to happen" Mourdock

Rick "rape is a gift in a very broken way" Santorum

Chuck "double ultrasound" Winder

Paul "rape is a method of conception" Ryan

Roger "some girls, they rape so easy" Rivard

Rape Hall of Shame 

Buerkle stands with all these prominent men who pontificate about rape and abortion: no abortion in the case of rape.  (Hey guys, never mind that abortion is legal. Not your Constitution? That's unpatriotic!)

PS This list is not exhaustive, not even close.

**Blue Sky Girl is still puzzled about AMB's complete and utter lack of respect for that fœtus, aborted then stolen from a clinic in another state in 1989, transported across state lines, and brought to a protest at Planned Parenthood in Syracuse, and her lack of respect for the women entering that clinic. She is a loose cannon, unethical, and cruel.  Then again, if you have ever experienced her looking you in the eye with her cold blue eyes and telling you a lie without blinking, then you know that she is capable of knocking over anything that stands in her way.