Tag Archives: Jim Himes – dullard
Greenwich Time is out with another hard-hitting piece about our new Congressman and his attempts to help his constituents through the federal maze of bureaucracy. Fine – that was sufficient for re-election four decades ago, perhaps, but now I want to know what our elected rep is doing to cut that bureaucracy. So far as Jimbo Himes is concerned, the answer is nothing. So fire him and try someone new.
Jim Hanson, my favorite NASA climatologist and the one who promises us all certain death if we don’t stop all this nonsense right now says that the Climate Bill just passed is “worse than useless“. Now, I happen to agree with him, but I thought it would be useful to send our ace reporter Edgar Martins over to Congressman Jim Himes’ office to find out if he still was proud oh his vote for the bill.
“I sure am,” said Himes. “We’ve saved the world.”
Told that Hanson says differently, Himes took a step back. “Well look, I haven’t actually readthe thing, you understand, but our hearts were in the right place, and I’m disappointed that Hanson doesn’t give us credit for that. Okay, if it won’t do anything, so what? We’re talking about billions of dollars here, all under the control of Congress. You want to breath, in the future, you have to ask for permission, How cool is that?” He winked. “And if you think we’ll funnel billions through Washington without getting our sticky little fingers on it well, I’ve got a cottage in Ireland to sell you.”
The kooks at Myleftnutmeg.com are swooning over Chris Dodd’s transformation from flunky of the banks to a “Consumer Advocate”. Why, the desperate Senator will no longer give the financial industry lobbyists the time of day during this election cycle and the Nutmeggers are all atwitter. The Iowa campaign, the decades spent in the trousers of the bankers, all is forgiven and forgotten, because Dodd has been reborn. Could they be that stupid? Rhetorical question.
In the meantime, the same folks are outraged over Jim Hime’s refusal to toe whatever their line is and they’re screaming betrayal. In this case, they’re probably right. Himes owes his puny political presence to the nutcakes and to discard them now while trying to creep slightly to the center pisses them off and does nothing to assuage the right. Those of us nuts over on this side of the debate are after his blood and no amount of pandering will earn our support. See the difference between right wing kooks and the leftnuts? We;re not as dumb.
As reported in USA Today, most of the stimulus funds are going to localities that voted for Obama and his crowd. The imbalance is so huge that most observers think it couldn’t be guided by politics – even the One isn’t that powerful, yet. But the lesson I take from this is even scarier: we’ve reached the tipping point, where the have-nots get to vote to tax the haves and reap all the benefits. Why care about taxes when it’s someone else paying them? As non-taxpaying voters assume the majority, there will be no stopping the looting until they’ve stripped their betters bare. Then, they’ll turn on themselves, which will be even uglier. Cos Cob Congressman voted for the Stimulus bill and supports it today, God knows why.
Top lawyer and all-around-good-guy Ed Krumeich has dropped out of the Greenwich Selectmen’s race, just a few days after announcing his candidacy. Reached by For What It’s Worth’s intrepid photograher/reporter, Edgar Martins, Krumeich was happy to explain his reasons.
“I’m making big bucks here at Ivey Barnum an O’Mara”, the litigator explained, “and I couldn’t see trading that in for a chance to kiss ass in the Back Country and babies in Cos Cob. Besides, I’ve decided what I really want to be when I grow up is a Congressman like this Himes character. If I take his job, I can cut my workload to zero, my reading list below that, and spend my time boating on the Sound and going on International junkets. So look for another announcement in the coming weeks but, for now, I’m out of here.”
Good luck, Ed, with whatever you decide.
UPDATE: Krumeich’s office has just issued the followig press release:
Hi Greenwich, I appreciate speaking directly TO you, the people I serve, as your perpetual candidate.
People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved town. Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine.
I want Greenwich to grasp what can be in store for our town. We were stolen from the Siwanoys because a drunken English criminal Jhn Feakes, providentially saw in this great land, vast riches, beauty, strategic placement on the globe, and opportunity. He boldly looked “West to the Future”. But he endured such ridicule and mocking for his vision for Greenwich – remember the adversaries scoffed, calling this “Feake’s Folly”. Feakes withstood such disdain as he chose the uncomfortable, unconventional, but RIGHT path to secure Greenwich, so Greenwich could help secure the United States.
People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved Greenwich.
Greenwich’s mission – to contribute to America. We’re strategic IN the world as the air crossroads OF the world, as a gatekeeper of the continent. Bold visionaries knew this – Greenwich would be part of America’s great destiny.
Our destiny to be reached by responsibly developing our natural resources. This land, blessed with clean air, water, wildlife, minerals, AND hedge funds. It’s energy! God gave us energy. And remember, only dead fish float downstream.
Jeffrey Levi … said that “it is easy to satirize’’ the projects, but they are needed to improve America’s health.”
Oh, we’re beyond satire by now and well into tragedy. But remember, to speak against Obama is to speak against America, so button that lip. Jim Himes has, and he’s glad he did!