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A Voice in the Wilderness

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

NM Repub Chair Allen Weh; not the tastiest peanut in the turd

Bart n God

. . . a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

I posted this on 4 May 2005 on the Democracy for New Mexico, blog ( entitled, Senator Lopez Sheds Light on Repub Distortions in response New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Allen Weh's editorial dismissing Governor Bill Richardson's recent signing into legislation the Election reform Bill. Both Weh's and Lopez' editorials appeared in the Albuquerque Journal. Senator Lopez delivered a wonderful rebuttal but, I gave my take on just one part of the swiss-cheeze editorial Weh tried to pass of as truth. Here's my post:

Weh wrote, "But there's more tucked into this 80-page plus gem that just about nobody got a chance to read before having to vote on it"

My only response is why the hell would anyone vote either for or against a bill they hadn't read? It seems particularly unbelievable that, especially fiscally conservative Republicans who routinely engage in signing rather lengthy business contracts would do something as careless as to sign a contract that they haven't read? How convenient that the caveat emptor of, "let the buyer beware" can be so unceremoniously ignored by a Senator opposed to the Bill. So, the logic goes something like this, "I didn't know what I was voting on so I cannot be held responsible." Eureka! The Bart Simpson defense! Give me a break! Something stinks alright!

Unfortunately the, "I've been duped into either opposing or supporting the Bill" cry, wafting out of Weh's backside (he presumably speaks on behalf of the 'woe is me' Republican Senate membership) doesn't carry water - as a matter fact, it is drier than a popcorn fart! It inherently implies these dopes are either too stupid, too lazy or just plain driven to ignore proposed legislation not initiated by a Republican!

It is so time consuming for Democrats to stand-down the inane onslaught of half-truths and mistruths promulgated by partisan hacks like Weh but, failing to do so gives these persistent sycophants a foothold and one need only look at what has happened nationally to witness what ignoring the kooky Neo-con fascist zealots has gotten for America; the tail now wags the dog. My hat is off to Senator Lopez for exposing the Republican shenanigans.

We have to continually tend our garden or the weeds are going to overtake it.

My dad used to say, "En esta casa, la cola no mueve el perro" which means, "In this house, the tail does not move the dog." Thank you Senator Lopez.


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