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9163551_448x252In the town of Hope Mills, a racist dips*** decided to lie to the city about the nature of his float. Instead of “Watermelons For Sale” as stated in his application form, the float had signs saying “White History Month”.

The hateful, bigoted Donnie Spell not only lied to the parade organizers about the signage on his float, he refused to change them when they saw the signs before the parade started.

And when people saw the signs and objected to them, what did this pea-brained fool do? Why, like any cowardly jackass, he ran home and locked himself away, quivering in fear of the city, his friends, and the news media.

That, friends, is all you need to know about racists: they are lying, cheating, deceitful, cowardly little bits of scum.

And we need to call them out on it, at every opportunity.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky.

Lots of people are bleating and shrieking their displeasure over the current state of our government: mostly loons on the Far Left and Far Right. But they do make a lot of noise, and sensible people might assume that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Just to make sure they don’t do anything stupid (like believe these nutjobs), here’s the list of grievances against King George (no, not Bush. The other one.) from the Declaration of Independence.

See if they sound like they’re happening now:

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

A long read, yes, sorry. But guess what, Cranky Nation? Nary a single one of these offenses has been committed by the Obamabots. Not. One.

And if we can’t even come up with one grievance from this long list, maybe we’d best listen to these words from the second paragraph:

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;

People, calm down. Yes, we need to get up and vote a bunch of incompetent, corrupt, extremist buffoons out of office as soon as we can, but America is still beautiful, we are still free, and it’s OK to stop panicking and enjoy this national holiday.

From the Cranky Family to each and every one of you, Happy Independence Day.

Mr. Blunt andCranky

Tomorrow is July the 4th – the day on which America declared its independence from England. A little tiff back in the 1700’s, perhaps you may have heard about it. A lot of blood was shed to become a sovereign nation, and lot of money got lost because patriotic motives prevented the Brits from buying their way past our guns.

Whilst following the news sites today, Mr. B & C  encountered this little item:  (yes, he reads the FT, and the WSJ. A man’s gotta make a living): the gist is that a British sleazeball got caught sleazing and will not appear at a sleazy Limey public event, so as to avoid emphasizing his chosen candidate’s own sleazitude. But that is no huge deal, and is actually pretty common these days. Nearly yawn-worthy, in fact.

Except, the real shocker is that Mitt Romney is raising money from these foreign nationals and foreign companies for his American election campaign fund. Even more shocking: it ain’t the first time. Even more shockinger: he ain’t the only one to do so.

At what point did it become legal to have American politicos being bought off by the Brits? Bad enough that they get “legal bribes” from our own countrymen.

Especially on the day before our Independence Day, it really rankles to have Brits buying American. Or at least, buying these particular Americans.

Mr. Blunt, Shocked, Ticked-Off and Even Crankier