The Following Is a Letter We Received
The following is a letter being passed around by a personal friend of thegrowlingwolf when he is a REAL person (whenever that is). The writer of the letter is unknown to us, "Sylvie," but whoever this person is--and we love unidentifiable people here at The Growler--their letter is very eye-opening especially in terms of our privileged hypocritical Congresspeople. Like did you know Congressfolk are excluded from having to pay into Social Security? Anyway, it's an interesting letter if you consume it all in one gulp.
I have sent this around several times before and probably will do it again, as it is more pertinent than ever. The question is how do we get members of Congress to vote in measures that contain and curtail them? Do you think they will willingly cut off the extraordinary entitlements they have already passed for themselves such as NO contributions to SS, tax breaks for members of congress, permanent full-pay pensions, with permanent FREE prime-quality health care for themselves and their families (excluding them from the health care 'reforms' they enact on others), etc., etc., etc...
As necessary as it may be, I don't see them bringing this measure up without tremendous public pressure. They have no shame so we can't count on shaming them. I suspect that if such a bill is proposed, it will get 'lost' in committee. We have become a weak and compliant constituency. A nation of sheeple. But we MUST keep up the pressure.
Even though this "Reform Act" may have a moral imperative for there to be equality for all Americans, much of the US Congress does not comprehend the concept of 'moral,' or 'imperative.' Do we have the ethical fortitude to see this through? We must. So let's hope we do.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests”.
- Patrick Henry -
This is something to fight for. Our founding fathers (and mothers) sacrificed everything because they saw a just cause--"We the people..." were controlled by a group of elite (British) legislators who saw themselves above the law.
Men gave their lives and fortunes because they valued fairness, equality and justice above all else. They felt the English government that controlled them and wrote the laws that affected them, did not truly represent the interests of the common man. They 'revolted' (as in 'revolution') to make changes. It is time we again stand up to the new elite, our members of congress, who vote in laws that do not apply to them!
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail and mass communication.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.
I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people on their address list. and in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The
Removing the perks from members of Congress may not greatly alter the balance in the national coffers, but it will greatly alter these Congresspeople's understanding of who and what they are: the SERVANTS of the people, not some undeclared monarchy. will have the message. But will they "get" the message? I light of what transpired with the debt ceiling, I think they will. This is one idea that really should be passed around, with plenty of public pressure to be applied.....
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. No Tenure/No Pension. A Congressperson collects a salary while in office and receives no pay or pension or special consideration when out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. Those monies may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congresspeople can purchase their own retirement plan, as all Americans do.
4. Congresspeople will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congresspeople will lose their current health care system effective immediately and participate in the same health care system as other Americans.
6. Congresspeople must equally abide by any and all laws they impose on other Americans.
7. All contracts with past and present Congresspeople will be declared null and void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make this contract with Congresspeople. Congresspeople made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and get back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive this message. Maybe it's time.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.
You are one of my 20+. Please keep it going... until it sticks.
for The Daily Growler
Added Extra Salacious Fun on a Footballer's Death
Bubba Smith, 66, American football player (Baltimore Colts) and actor (Police Academy)
Here's the joke from around 1980 involving then President Carter and Bubba Smith. It seems Bubba was at a Washington, District of Corruption, dinner at which President Jimmy Carter showed up. After the speeches and awards and stuff, Jimmy approached Bubba. "Bubba, old buddy," Jimmy said, "could you maybe give me some advice...advice in a field I hear you're an expert at?" "Yes sir, Mr. President, how can I help you?" replied Bubba. "It's about my and Roslyn's sex life...I'm a little embarrassed about this, you understand?" "Mr. President, this is all off the record, so what's your problem with Mrs. Carter, who, by the way, if I may be so bold, is one fine foxy lady." "Well, thank you," replied Jimmy, "I think she's one fine lady myself." "So what's your problem? Lay it on me." "Well, it's this, Bubba. I come to bed, you know, and I'm pretty horny, you understand, and I'm ready to go, if you catch my drift, but Roslyn's already asleep, you know, sawing logs, and when I get in bed and try to pitch a little woo, she rejects me by withdrawing from my advances, you know, pushing me away and makin' out like she's, you know, dead asleep and unwakeable. So you see, Bubba, I need some good advice from a dude like you...you know, how do I wake her up so I can wake up her passions?" "I got your problem, Mr. President, and let me tell you how I handle such a situation. First of all, I go in and sweetin' myself up, you know, a good shower, followed by a good spraying on of a brave dose of Brute, you dig?" "Go ahead, I'm with you," replied Jimmy. "OK, after I've spruced myself up, I enter the lady's boudoir naked as a jaybird, you know, swinging loose, long, and gooseneck hard, like I like to put it. If she's awake, no problem, but if she's sound asleep, sawin' logs, like you said, then I walk up to the bedpost and I start wackin' my Big Bubba thang up against that damn bedpost until the lady wakes up and then her eyes go wide with welcomed surprise as I show her how I woked her up." "Thanks, Bubba," Jimmy said, "I'll give your advice a try tonight."
Jimmy gets home late from the dinner and, sure enough, Roslyn's all curled up in the fetal position snoring away. Jimmy defrocks and takes a long shower. Then after coiffing up his hair, he sprays on a fine long spray-mist of some Royal Copenhagen musk cologne, takes his member in firm hand...he's swinging loose, long, and gooseneck hard...and he walks into that bedroom and up to that bedpost and he starts wacking away at it with his presidential member. Sure enough, as he keeps on whacking away, Roslyn slowly starts unwinding out of the fetal position, then she's rubbing her eyes as she raises up, turns toward the bedpost, and says sexily low and sweetly, "Is that you, Bubba?"
Say goodbye to Bubba Smith, star pro-football player and advisor to presidents.
Here's another version of "the Bubba Smith" joke:
President Reagan, after playing a round of golf at a
Washington, D.C., country club, was taking a shower in the locker
room. Reagan looked over at the guy next to him and realized it was
Bubba Smith, the huge NFL football player. As they started to talk,
Reagan couldn't help but notice the enormous size of Bubba's member.
"Bubba, you just got to tell me the secret of how you got such a big
pecker," beseeched the president.
Bubba was a little embarrassed but told the president, "Well,
Reagan, I really haven't done all that much to get it that way, except
ever since I was a little boy, every night before I went to bed, I'd walk
over to the bedpost with it in my hand.
Then I'd give it three good raps on the bedpost."
"That's really interesting, Bubba," said Reagan, "I think I will
give it a try sometime."
That night when Reagan was about to get undressed for bed he
remembered what Bubba had said. Nancy was already asleep, so he didn't
feel too ashamed as he stepped before the bedpost with his dong in his
hand. Determined to give it a try, the president smacked his penis
against the bedpost three times.
Half awake, Nancy sat up in bed and said, "Is that you, Bubba?"