A Warning to Mittens and the Gang

27 Aug

Do you know what I’ve discovered?  I don’t have much to say this week because I’ve been partying with a three-year-old who could care less about what is going on in this nasty political world except how it affects his chicken nuggets, juice boxes, MeMa kisses, and his Shrek and Donkey doll needs.  In fact, I asked him yesterday where he was off to in such a hurry as he raced past my office while I was banging my head against my laptop keyboard trying to eke out a blog for this week, and his toddler worldview response to me was pretty matter-of-fact:  “I’m going anywhere!

I don’t know what in the hell that meant in my grandson’s toddler musings, but after spending all my writing time taking him to the water park, to the aquarium, and watching cartoon marathons, I had no energy left to do anything but collapse into bed each night when he did, and I finally decided that “going anywhere” simply means, I’ll let the wind take me where it will and discover what it has to offer later because my brain is fried.  In other words, this week’s blog post is going to be a quickie and when in doubt, bring Big Mama out!

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Dear Mitt (“Mittens”) and the Gang:

It’s Big Mama givin’ you a shout-out, but you probably don’t remember me because I left your party a while back when the crazies started taking over with the Pat Robertson and the Pat Buchanan types.  But I used to be one of your few black conservative peeps—not the hook, line, and sinker type, but enough to get my toes wet as a supporter of one or two of your candidates when the Dems were the Party of the “South will rise again, but this time without any Negroes” political party.   I used to wander in and out of your ranks as an independent when you still appealed to fiscal conservatives and socially kind-hearted people, and some of my good friends are
Republicans (the sane Repubs, not the nasty-ass Tea Party types).  But you’ve been really actin’ the fool lately—so much so, that I barely recognize you as the party of Abraham Lincoln that helped set my people free from slavery.

Racist Poster from 1850s||Google Image

But now the coin has flipped and y’all have just gone plum crazy!   I read that the former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and God were sending down some last-minute messages to Tampa to get your attention, and I thought maybe I’d add my two cents as well.  Your buddy Jeb is concerned that your rhetoric might be just a “tad bit” off-putting to the people of color outside your tent and Gov. Jeb thinks it is going to come back and bite you in the ass in the future.  At the printing of this post, God is barreling down on your behinds in the form of hurricane Isaac (hey, if one of your main loud mouths can prophesy that the Haiti hurricane of 2010 was a storm of their own sinfulness, then the same reasoning can be laid at your feet—I didn’t make this shit up, go after Pat Robertson).

Cartoon by Horsey||image from LA Times

Looks like both Jeb and Jesus are telling you, my wingnut brothers and sisters, that if you don’t straighten up and fly right, you’re going to have hell to pay.  Well, while I’ve got your ear, I’d like to add a few of my own warnings listed under the heading of “Oh no, you de-en’t.”



“I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born,” Romney said, naming the local hospitals where he and his wife were delivered. “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where we were born and raised.”—Mitt Romney to a Michigan audience on the campaign trail.” ||BY KRISTEN A. LEE/NY DAILY NEWS

WARNING TO MITTENS:  Seriously, Mr. Smart-ass, was that necessary?  Cause it looked to me and my peeps like you just wanted to be a hater.  That “joke” just told any Independent African-American voters that you don’t want their vote and you just told the Hispanic population that you may have lived in Mexico (are you sure you’re an American citizen, by the way?), but your heart was born in racist Jerks Ville where everything is white and rich like you.  Big mistake—huge!

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“. . . (Chuck) Colson condemned the strong support of Rand in Republican and conservative circles and urged his followers not only to stay away from the new film of Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged, but to “stay away from anyone who intends to watch the film.” Colson goes on to say Rand and her followers were precisely the types of “cranks” and “crypto-cultists” that his friend Bill Buckley had fought to purge from conservative ranks. He says the “real problem with Rand is the world view her novels and other writings sought to inculcate in her readers… it’s hard to imagine a world view more antithetical to Christianity.—Eric Sapp (The GOP Must Choose: Ayn Rand or Jesus/Huffington Post)

WARNING MITTENS: God is not mocked, boy!  Remember the name of the God in the title of the “Latter Day Saints” of your church’s title, Sugah?  Well, I have it on good authority that Jesus loved the poor, served the needy, and required that we shun the evil of the love of money if we didn’t want to lose our souls.  Ayn Rand preached that greed was good, altruism was bad, selfishness was to be celebrated, the poor were parasites, and money was to be glorified and worshipped.  Just to show you how nasty Rand’s philosophy was, one of her worshippers who is a writer in NYC once said that when a homeless person asks him for a little bit of money or food, his “Ayn Randian” response is:  “I could, but then you might live longer, so you see my dilemma.”

Rand’s “Dominance” of Alan Greenspan and Wall Street which caused our country’s financial demise||Andrew Corsello’s “The Bitch is Back” from GQ

And yet . . . and yet, Mittens, Baby, you picked a running mate, Paul Ryan, who was one of Rand’s disciples and claimed to have based his budget plan on her principles, and in a 2005 speech he stated that “I grew up reading Ayn Rand, and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are. It’s inspired me so much that it’s required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff.”  Mittens, what have you done?  Didn’t you read Alan Greenspan’s own words, about his fierce devotion to Objectivism and how he was Ayn Rand’s bitch?   Because I sure did, and it scared the shit out of me, especially when I realized Greenspan’s enslavement to Objectivism tanked our economy.  Good God, Mittens, what were you thinking when you chose a mini-me Greenspan to be your VP?



(Yes you did, Mittens—no need to deny it—and now Hurricane Todd is arriving in Tampa with Isaac
and since Akin’s pride seems to be the size of an actual hurricane—you and the
party are in real trouble, boy.)

Mittens, if you get a chance to chat with Todd Akin at the convention, tell him to go and visit the Congo and interview the nearly two million women who have been raped as an act of war (nearly one rape per minute).  Be sure and let Mr. Akin know that 5% of those women got pregnant (thousands of children have been born as a result of forcible rape in the Congo), the same percentage of women who get pregnant when having consensual sex anywhere else in the world—there is no difference.  According to the New York Times, this is a country where abortions for rape are not permitted, where the women are ostracized, and sometimes the babies themselves are raped by the attackers (if the babies haven’t starved to death) when the monsters return to recommit their atrocities.  Make the Congressman understand that his “legitimate rape vs illegitimate rape” science is a piece of shit and as a woman, a rape survivor, and a Christian, there is only one kind of rape, and I’m praying for a pox on both your houses for your stupidity in all of this!

Signed:  One Pissed Off Big Mama!

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I am discovering that the Republican Party is severely tone deaf and a dollar short and a dime late.  By the time the Party comes to its senses, purges the Rand Objectivism from its blood, drains the racism from its arteries, flushes the anti-scientific crap from its mind, and exorcises the cold-heartedness from its heart, there will only be two classes of people left:  the haves and the have-nots.  The middle class will have slipped into the permanent realm of the working poor—stripped of all safety nets and supports by the Romney/Ryan team—and the rich will be sporting I AM JOHN GALT license plates on their luxury cars as they zip by the 99% on the Lexus lanes on the highway of life telling the have-nots that “the rich have their bountiful goodies, too bad it sucks for you.”


There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”John Rogers

Stephen Colbert

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23 responses to “A Warning to Mittens and the Gang

  1. Mal

    August 27, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Well, I can see you’re enjoying the joys of grandparenthood! 😉 Cuddles for the little man who always sweeps you off your feet.. 😀

    • etomczyk

      August 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Mal. Thanks for reading and leaving the note about our “pumpkin.” He is a jewel.

  2. momshieb

    August 27, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Oh, Big Mamma, reading this post gave me just the rush I needed to get myself out the door this morning! I have been referring to Isaac as “God’s voice” for a few days now. So nice to see that you agree! And as for Ayn Rand, I read her work in college, too, and like Mr. Ryan, it showed me a lot about who I am as a person and what values I hold dear. In fact, right after I finished it, I joined the local Socialist Worker’s party (true story). It amuses me no end to see that the Rand worshippers are so carefully ignoring her deep and well articulated atheism, too.
    And as for that Grandbaby….enjoy every minute and have fun going “anywhere”!

    • etomczyk

      August 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Momshieb: That’s hysterical–Ayn Rand and her character John Galt must have turned over in their graves when you became a Socialist. Too funny. I can’t believe that Rand’s writings have become such a cause celebre when anybody with a shred of intelligence would see right through them. Even Rand couldn’t live her own philosophy: she lived out her last days on medicare and medicaid, lonely and mean-spirited. I’m appalled that this “spirit” could one day take up residence in the White House.

  3. imagesbytdashfield

    August 27, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I’m still ticked off by that idiot from my home state! It has been confirmed that he is a “legitimate” idiot. Wanted to say something else but I’m trying to cut down on the cursing this week 😉 Aren’t the grandkids wonderful and if we could bottle their energy we’d be rich!

    • etomczyk

      August 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      TD: Can you believe that Akin dude and the worst part is he is not the only one. Yikes! Sometimes just for grins and giggles, you should read the writings of the so called “Doctor” (Dr. Wilkes) where Akin gets this legitimate rape nonsense. You will go screaming into the night. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. becomingcliche

    August 27, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Missouri has its Akin, Tennessee has its Stacey Campfield. Why does politics draw idiots, and why do we continue to vote for them? The family and I will be launching to Mars before the election. The atmosphere there HAS to be at least a little more hospitable than here.

    • etomczyk

      August 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      BC: One wingnut or two does not a scary scenerio make, it is the followers who number in the thousands, who vote for them, and then send them to Washington. Where do all these scary people come from? The stupidity is just epidemic! i think Mars is beginning to sound pretty good right about now.

      Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting.

      • becomingcliche

        August 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        Campfield had people voting for him because he held the party seat, and his party would rather keep voting for him than risk losing the seat to a democrat. So, so, so, so sad.

  5. k8edid

    August 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I love and miss my grandchildren…glad you are enjoying yours.

    You post is very informative and insightful. I would point out that Jeb Bush is the former governor of Florida, we now have an equally inept idiot named Rick Scott to lead what I like to call my adopted home “the Cluster State”

    • etomczyk

      August 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      K8edid: Thank you, thank you, thank you for cathing that oversight about jeb Bush. I knew that Rick Scott was the Gov but I stayed up all night writing that blog and exhaustion and clearheadedness do not go together. And I really appreciate it now that I know you were convalescing. Get well soon and thanks again!

  6. maryisidra

    August 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Great post as always. Love the “going any where” 🙂 I am truly tired of all the C–p in politics right now. I am a proud Alabama Voter. and a scream out loud liberal Dem. Not only a pox on thier houses but some Fire ants just for fun. I too am a survivor and his s–t really really made me down right MAD/angry etc!!! I am trusting in the Lord and smart folks that vote to get us to the right place on this one. Now I am going to go be gentle in my mind and my actions.. Gotta add: Girl when you rant you do it with Style and class. Have a good day/week. Be Safe where ever you are at. Peace.

    • etomczyk

      August 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Hi Mary. Loved your comments. This entire political season is driving me nuts. In fact, I resisted writing something about Romney for a long time, but when he did the birther crack and didn’t call out the Akin guy’s stupidity, I decided, game on! May you have a safe, joyful, and peaceful week as well, my friend.

  7. Elyse

    August 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Great post, Eleanor. In fact, you inspired mine today. I had been having trouble channeling the outrage. Thanks for the assist!

    And I’m with Momshieb — have a wonderful time going “anywhere.”

  8. Kimberly

    August 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Love it! “Anywhere” has been quite lovely hasn’t it?

  9. Lindy Lee

    August 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    It worries me that whether registered voters, many of them in your city of Cleveland,
    will be allowed to vote…

    • etomczyk

      August 29, 2012 at 6:55 am

      Lindy Lee: Yep, this voter suppression thing by the Republicans is from the pit of hell. It smacks of the days of the poll tax that kept citizens from voting. Americans of both political parties should be outraged that the freedom and priviledge to vote is being tampered with. And yet, why is it that I think if this were gun control and we had banned the purchase and ownership of semi-automatic weapons, there would be riots in the street? I keep hoping that people who have the power to help get the poor, the elderly, and the disenfranchised the proper IDs, will lend a hand in thwarting this evil, evil deed. All the best, my poet friend.

  10. Lindy Lee

    August 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    …and it depresses me that in 2012, this is even something to worry about…

  11. Valentine Logar

    August 28, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Well have to thank Elyse for sending me over here, great read. Like you I wandered in and out now and again through the doors of the GOP. I thought I was the brilliant and high minded Independent, no more and I suspect never again. You have said so well what many of us have tried to say.

    • etomczyk

      August 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

      Hello “Queen of Everything”: Thanks so much for taking Elyse’s lead and stopping by my place. I truly appreciate your kind words. I had a chance to peruse your delightful blog and we have a central theme in common: we are both seeking truth.

      Come back again: I’m here all week–every week, and like you, I write about any and everything with the perspective of sharing what I’ve learned in life as a “Queen B.” Cheers! ET

      • Valentine Logar

        August 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

        I will be back, oh that sounds so ominous but I will most certainly be back to read some more.

  12. Jean

    September 2, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Love “Mittens” — brilliant Eleanor! Just brilliant….!


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