Post 406: the agenda

Today I take the boys in for their summer haircuts at the pet groomer’s.

Dougy probably will come home scalped because he didn’t cooperate with me when I brushed him, and I didn’t have good control of the many mats now in his hair. Shame on us both! Andy will do better since his hair tends not to mat so much.

smith mailer

Speaking of agendas, some time back, I posted a few photos of a political mailer Andy took a fancy to. He played on it, he guarded it with his body, he chewed on it, he chased Dougy away when Dougy tried to have fun with it, too.

After Andy chewed it up pretty thoroughly, I tossed it out. Notice my caption at the time, below the photo:

"#&%^# cat!" Andy (most likely) slipped the mailer out of the trash once again, and has been playing with it. It is a bit more worn out now. Maybe I can finally toss it one day, shredded to pieces.

“#&%^# cat!” Andy (most likely) slipped the mailer out of the trash once again, and has been playing with it. It is a bit more worn out now. Maybe I can finally toss it one day, shredded to pieces.

Then, today, I noticed something curiously familiar on the floor in the bathroom:

Someone, most likely Andy, wasn't quite ready to give up on the Smith mailer!

Someone, most likely Andy, wasn’t quite ready to give up on the Smith mailer!

Bad kitty! I will find a spot in the trash under the sink where this will disappear until I bag the trash for pick up tomorrow morning!

Congressman Adrian Smith of Nebraska's 3rd District

Congressman Adrian Smith of Nebraska’s 3rd District

Congressman Smith won the primary Tuesday, with 68% of the Republicans voting for him to run as the Republican candidate for another term. My cat Andy seems to like him as well, though his agenda is not political.

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We can work it out!

Much of my disgust with the Washington bunch of late is the whine-whine-whine negativity that could easily be tolerated if the whiners even had one thought about how to improve those things they whine about. 

Put me in the crowd that wants to replace the whole Congress with new people. Well, maybe we can keep a few old ones to guide new Congressmen in the ways of politics: COMPROMISE OR DIE! Oops! There I go again! I all ready established to my satisfaction that decapitation, hanging, impaling, tar-and-feathering, and shooting, among other tempting means are out of line in 2013.

That isn’t to say I’ve given up, though. It’s reasonably predictable that my favorite 3rd District Congressman who rarely answers e-mails and letters will run again in 2014. You know, “run every time, run for another office, or die in office”, the only way new Congressmen and Senators change in red states in the nation’s middle. 

It’s also unlikely I can vote for this fellow, this Adrian Smith guy. Or that anyone else will run or be acceptable if he/she does…!

SO, I propose a write in candidate, one I know is above special interests, bribery, small talk, sucking up to gain favors, or running with the herd. He is:

This is a baby picture of Andy so he looks young and fresh to the electorate!

This is a baby picture of Andy so he looks young and fresh to the electorate!

He isn’t affiliated with any party, but, for sake of a successful campaign, I will encourage him to run as a Republican, the party of most successful Nebraska politicians. I’ll even register as a Republican so I can vote for Andy for Congress in the primary! He’s a winner!

“Dear Adrian…”

Grrrr! I sent the following message to Adrian Smith, Nebraska 3rd district Congressman:

WHO CARES, ADRIAN? WHO CARES WHO'S TO BLAME! JUST STOP THE MADNESS!

WHO CARES, ADRIAN? WHO CARES WHO’S TO BLAME! JUST STOP THE MADNESS!

This is non-negotiable.

Yeah, yeah. I just posted a “voice of reason” post about hurtful words and hitting the other guy over the head to get one’s way. This is the hypocrisy season, and I’m celebrating. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Let me enlighten you: My history with Smith is mixed. This is the fifth time I’ve contacted his office, the first time to suggest he and his colleagues of both parties work for the good of the country, not some party ideology. (Gad! I see I am “a [sic] uncommitted” voter. Haste makes waste.)

Another time, I “signed” one of those petitions you see from time to time asking you to tell your Congressman/Senator/President to do this or that. I got an instant replay back, which, at least, gave his position.

The flag of anarchy.  It is starting to look like the new flag flying over the USA.

The flag of anarchy. It is starting to look like the new flag flying over the USA.

All other times, he hasn’t sent anything back. I took that to mean he is an arrogant twit who doesn’t think he is responsible to all of his constituents, especially ones like me, an old white guy who votes EVERY TIME, the Republican dream constituent, so I’ve been assured. Used to be, Adrian. Used to be.

I’ll keep you posted. Will Adrian respond back, or do I have to remind him he is a weak Congressman I intend to vanquish with a ballot? Remember: I vote EVERY TIME!