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1/19/2024

Let Ted Lieu Tell Us What Is Really Important

Filed under: General — JVW @ 6:27 am



[guest post by JVW]

Well, let’s see: Israel continues trying to bring Hamas under heel, Ukraine is still battling for its very existence against Russia, Pakistan and Iran are trading missile attacks, China remains a malevolent force in the world, fentanyl and other synthetic drugs are killing Americans at an increasing rate, the leading Presidential candidates from both parties are foolish, doddering, corrupt old coots, and we’re now $34 trillion in debt and have no way of turning that back around. So what is on the agenda of my (and our host’s) United States Representative, Ted Lieu (D – Publicity)? Behold:

What a waste of a Congressional seat. Rep. Lieu has now represented me for over eighteen years, first in the California Assembly, then in the California Senate, and now in the United States House of Representatives. He is a showhorse, not a workhorse, and his entire political career has been about small-bore initiatives designed to win over some important Democrat interest group so he can continue his climb up the political ladder. He’s absolutely the sort of clown who gives ingratiatingly ambitious politicians such a bad name.

– JVW

12 Responses to “Let Ted Lieu Tell Us What Is Really Important”

  1. The more I contemplate how trifling the matter of dangerous and cruel glue traps is, the more pessimistic I get about our future as a republic.

    JVW (1ad43e)

  2. Still, having had Maxine Waters as my representative, a do-nothing showhorse isn’t the worst thing.

    Kevin M (ed969f)

  3. Who knew that Heinlein’s “The Crazy Years” would be so prophetic.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  4. Well, we haven’t seen Nehemiah Scudder yet. The wannabe dictator took another form.

    Kevin M (ed969f)

  5. The rats have a friend in the House. That’s comforting. After all, rodents are people too. Well, I can see why a politician might feel that way.

    Appalled (11bbc9)

  6. After all, rodents are people too. Well, I can see why a politician might feel that way.

    Just watch: San Francisco will soon make rats a protected species and then give them the right to vote in municipal elections.

    JVW (1ad43e)

  7. I’ll tell you all something right now. This is the sort of thing that makes me rethink my thoughts about Trump supporters.

    nk (f0a753)

  8. It’s like Lieu and his team sit around desperately trying to think of new things to “help” Californians. They can’t do anything about the actual real problems making life crazy for residents, so they think of the stupid things that aren’t serious problems for the general public: Look! We’ve done something for the people!

    Dana (8e902f)

  9. It’s like Lieu and his team sit around desperately trying to think of new things to “help” Californians.

    Yep. And I would have a healthy measure of disdain if he limited his lunacy to just his home state. But Ted Lieu is such a magnificent piece of work as a legislative busybody that he intends to bring this nonsense to the entire nation.

    The only way I could fathom any of this would be if we learned that members of Congress are paid bonuses for every piece of legislation that they introduce. Actually, forget that I wrote that. I don’t want to give the California Legislature any stupid ideas for them to pursue.

    JVW (1ad43e)

  10. What does he propose instead of glue traps?

    Sammy Finkelman (1d215a)

  11. What does he propose instead of glue traps?

    Good question! I dread having to read the text of the bill he submitted, but maybe I’ll subject myself to it for legitimate journalistic reasons.

    JVW (1ad43e)

  12. Democratic establishment do I want snowflake ted lieu who appeals to animal lovers and older democratic woman voters or some young lefty firebrand who will terrify the donor class. We will take ted lieu.

    asset (2f3a6f)


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