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The Senate: Up Close and Very Personal

A brilliant  — if sobering — look at the 100 “Princes of the Tainted Blood” of the USA in all their finery.

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Or to just take a glance at a few of this very creepy crew …

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  • azlibertarian June 21, 2022, 9:40 AM

    I’ll give this guy an “A” for effort, but with regard to Mark Kelly (**spits into the nearest corner**), Roswell is in New Mexico, not Arizona.

    • Vanderleun June 21, 2022, 9:55 AM

      It’s always something.

  • Dan Patterson June 21, 2022, 9:52 AM

    I cannot decide whether a person is morally bankrupt and emotionally polluted because they are a politician, or they are a politician because they are morally bankrupt and emotionally polluted.
    Either way the result for the represented citizen in today’s world is the same: our interests are not represented and the Constitution is not protected.

    What IS protected is the power wielded and the fortunes gathered by the elected elite — unelected bureaucrats form the front line against you and it is impenetrable. The twin-barreled justice system favors the powerful and connected; one is unloaded and pointed to the elite, the other is buck-and-ball and pointed at the stomach of the common man. The shot will not kill you right away; your pain and blood as you are dying nourishes their black souls and green hearts, Constitutionally speaking.

    And if you think voting your way out is an answer, well no. Not as long as the enemy is in charge of the rule book, referees, and money.

  • KCK June 21, 2022, 10:16 AM

    We are our own senate, now. That sounds crazy and extreme, but do you feel any representation coming your way from DC? Hell no. All the senate can do is pass new laws and spending measures. Although they could, conceivably, sunset laws. But they won’t.

    I’d be more than happy to overlook their asinine behaviors and sleezy lives, if they’d fukn legislate the right way for once. Let God take care of the planet, senators! You just make sure our army has bullets.

  • ghostsniper June 21, 2022, 10:23 AM

    What a group of degenerate misfits. They don’t represent me or anyone I know. They represent themselves, as everyone else should too. Frankly, I don’t need em and never did. They are speedbumps, real tall ones you can’t go around, on the highway of life. Do far more harm than benefit, except for themselves. How much better we’d all be in their absence. I wish all of them to the hereafter, post haste.

  • azlibertarian June 21, 2022, 10:43 AM

    OK, guys and gals, under the Honor System, without looking it up, name your mayor, someone on your city council, any of your state legislators. I’ll wait.

    The Seventeenth Amendment was a grave mistake.

    • Gordon Scott June 21, 2022, 11:14 AM

      I moved a year ago, AZ Libertarian, and I guess I should know these things, but I don’t, yet. I’m studying the candidates for this election season. I do know the mayor, council member and state legislators for my old home in Minneapolis. And had I voted in the city election, I would have voted for Jacob Frey, as he was the least worst.

      Someone once pointed out that with mayors of Minneapolis, each is worse than the previous, and it has been that way since the 1970s.

    • ghostsniper June 21, 2022, 1:00 PM

      There is no mayor here and I’m not sure how the system works. There’s only 1 town in this county and it’s not even a town, it’s called a village. Serious. About 800 people live there, I think. Real small. 15k people in the whole county. I believe there is a council of some such and from what I’ve heard it has been taken over by people from the big city and yes, they are spending money like drunken sailors on shit like “Underprivileged Pregnant Single Mothers Society”, “Undeserved Lazy Assed Diversity Based Community”, and of course the “Low Income Housing Appreciating Advocates”. It’s supposedly still red around here but fast turning to blue. Local sheen gun sales are through the moon. In politics the criminals always win.

    • azlibertarian June 21, 2022, 1:57 PM

      My point here is that the Seventeenth Amendment had us directly elect our Senators instead of allowing our various state governments to select them. Direct elections are all well-and-good, but IMO what the 17th did was to make these senators distant and unresponsive to those who put them in office. Rather than becoming the “saucer” to cool off the heated views of the Congress, the Senate has become a collection of knuckleheads. Example 1, Example 2, ad infinitum.

      On the other hand, if our state legislators selected our Senators, then the careful voter would pay attention to who those state legislators were. Just as the informed voter today will watch who the President nominates and the Senate confirms to the Supreme Court, so too would they watch who their state legislatures sent to Washington to represent their state in the Senate. I respect that there are different views on this, but IMO, we’d be better off by having our Representatives represent the people of their districts, and the Senators represent the states from which they are selected.

      • ghostsniper June 21, 2022, 2:54 PM

        As I’ve pointed out numerous times the entire system is flawed at the roots and therefore anything and everything that follows is likewise flawed. Who, what, when, how, voters vote is irrelevant as long as that flawed root exists. The condition the rotten political body is in is a natural evolution of what I said. You can’t plug a high speed blow out. You have to change it, but first you have to wrest control and remove the defected parts. In the mean time work on your immediate and specific location in all ways.

  • CML June 21, 2022, 5:53 PM

    Never forget: Mark Kelly used the near death of his wife, “Gabby” Giffords to make a grotesque and preposterous smear of Sarah Palin as the person who inspired the mass shooting, even as he knew the kid, Jared Laughner, was the son of municipal employees of City of Tucson, Arizona’s very own Frisco In The Desert

    BTW, when I look at pics of Laughner and Kelly, my first reaction is “separated at birth?”

    • Mike Austin June 22, 2022, 4:47 AM

      Kelly splashed around in the blood of his maimed wife, waved her bloody dress, and then claimed a senate seat for his heroic effort. Quite the guy, but he is little different from the rest of the senatorial dung heap.

      Ceaușescu moments beckon.

  • steveaz June 22, 2022, 6:15 AM

    Judging from its Senators, Arizona is lost. It is occupied Federal territory pretending to be a rugged, Western cowboy state. It’s conservative image is a mirage obscuring another Federal cargo-cult economy with a sucking addiction to big Gov.

    Over 80% of the state’s geography is controlled by the USDA, not private citizens. The state’s largest industries are all Federal captives: mining, big-ag, military bases with their ancillary training, barracks, hangars and depots (in fact, the entire state is under military airspace and this easement is used aggressively to train domestic and international pilots). Further, even the so-called Conservative ranching community is corralled. The checker-board layout, and the grazing leases that permit these “free” people to run cattle on Federally-owned squares, put these iconic throw-backs permanently into the Progressive’s pens.

    Of course, you can never discount the influx of all the Californians and Big Tech of late, either. From the bottom up, Arizona is just California with lower housing costs, now…with a glazing of low-fat “Conservative Gun-Shooter” bravado drizzled on top.

    Think the Santa Cruz, California city council, with gun holsters and handlebar mustaches, and you’ll get the picture.